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April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Crossings into the U.S. Increased Last Year

The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico totaled 10.7 million in 2012, 3.6% more than in 2011, according to a new figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Case for Refusing to Drive, Another Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

A trucker who refused to drive a truck he believed was unsafe is getting his job back in addition to lost pay, while another has been order to pay money back and has been sentenced to jail in a workers compensation fraud case.

Tags: Workers' Compensation, Fraud, Drivers

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Some Utah Speed Limits Likely to Move Higher

Speed limits along some Utah interstates could move higher for both trucks and four-wheelers as soon as later this spring due to legislation signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert. It expands the area along I-15 where 80 mph is permitted.

Tags: Utah, Speed Limits, I-80, I-84

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Overall Job Growth Slows in March, Trucking Jobs Fall

Job growth in the United State stumbled in March, according to a report released Friday morning. Employers added a total of only 88,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Labor Department, about half the number many analysts were expecting.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Developers of Fuel-Saving I-See System in Europe

In Europe, Volvo now offers its I-See system, which reduces fuel consumption for long-distance transport by up to 5%. The four individuals responsible for developing the solution are set to receive the Volvo Technology Award for 2013.

Tags: Volvo, Fuel Economy, Global

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Tire Sales Expected to be Flat This Year

Even though an increase in demand for commercial trucks and trailers in 2012 boosted commercial OE tire shipments, the Rubber Manufacturers Association is expecting shipments of both OE and replacement truck tires to remain largely flat in 2013 from 2012.

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

NTTC, J.J. Keller Partner for Compliance Guide

The National Tank Truck Carriers formed a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates to produce the enhanced 2013 NTTC Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide.

Tags: J.J. Keller, U.S. DOT, Safety & Compliance, NTTC, National Tank Truck Carriers, Trailers, Tankers

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins, UTI Expand Diesel Technician Program

Universal Technical Institute is now offering a Cummins engine program at its Exton campus. To celebrate the new program, UTI-Exton will hold a grand opening on Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tags: Cummins, Aftermarket, UTI, Engines, Technicians, Training

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Babine Truck & Equipment Service Technicians Take First Vista World Championship Semifinals.

(from left) Tyler Kronebusch, Dan Orser, Clarence Oosterhoff and Matthew Giesbrecht from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA World Championshp semifinals.

Service technicians from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American Vista World Championship semifinals.

Tags: Volvo, Aftermarket

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Yoshinori Noguchi Appointed President of Hino Trucks U.S.A.

Yoshinori Noguchi has been appointed president of Hino Motors Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Effective April 1, Yoshinori Noguchi has been appointed president of Hino Motors Sales U.S.A. Inc., which operates under the DBA of Hino Trucks.

Tags: Hino, Leadership

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Wabash National Featured on 'World's Greatest!' Television Series

How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!...”, recently selected Wabash National Corp. to be a part of the series.

Tags: Wabash National, Trailers

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

I-20 Detour Begins Monday in Alabama

Trucking through a section in the Heart of Dixie will be more complicated starting Monday, April 8 That’s when the first phase of major reconstruction project begins along Interstate 20 in Alabama.

Tags: Alabama, Highways, Road Construction, I-20

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Bill To Remove West Virginia Turnpike Tolls Clears First Hurdle

Legislation to remove tolls along the West Virginia Turnpike has passed its first test, with state House members voting to advance it to the Senate.

Tags: Tolls, West Virginia, Highways, Legislation

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Two Mexican Carriers Fail Getting into Cross-Border Pilot Program

Two carriers based in Mexico have had their applications dismissed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to participate in the long-haul cross-border trucking program between the U.S. and its neighbor to the south.

Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Fleets Report Mixed Experiences With 2010 Engines

Results from a new poll show mixed feedback from carriers when it comes to fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines.

Tags: Transport Capital Partners, Engines, Emissions, EPA

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

March Class 8 Orders Not as Weak as First Glance May Appear

Preliminary numbers for March show Class 8 truck orders dropped slightly from February, but analysts are not concerned by when they see as a temporary dip.

Tags: ACT Research, FTR, Truck Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 8

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Makes Changes to Des Moines and Salinas Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line opened a new service center in Salinas, California, to accommodate increased demand in California’s Central Coast region as well as relocated its Des Moines, Iowa Service Center to a facility more than twice the size of its previous service center.

Tags: Expansion, Old Dominion

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Randolph Boswell Named Trucker Buddy Ambassador of the Year

Randolph Boswell (left) and Randy Schwartzenburg at the Red Eye Radio Party.

Randolph Boswell, a driver for Southern Refrigerated Transport, Texarkana, Ark., was selected as the Darrell Hicks Memorial Ambassador of the Year for the year 2013 by Trucker Buddy International.

Tags: Trucker Buddy

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth to Unveil Larger, Greener Facility in Topeka

MHC Kenworth officially opened its new dealership in Topeka, Kan.. after undergoing construction to create a new building designed with green technology.

Tags: Expansion, Truck Dealers, Kansas, Dealers

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

John Lilley Recognized as Highway Angel

John Lilley of Kelowna, British Columbia, a professional truck driver for Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel.

John Lilley of Kelowna, British Columbia, a professional truck driver for Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel. He is being recognized for volunteering to help at the scene of a bad accident and for making a valiant effort to save the life of one of the victims.

Tags: TCA, TCA Highway Angel

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Canada Announces Border Improvements To Speed Up Traffic

The Canadian government has announced $80 million (CAN) worth of improvements to three border crossings.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Highways

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Continental Express Expands in Texas with Acquisition

Texas-based refrigerated carrier Continental Express has purchased the assets of Ohio company Ranger Refrigerated Express for an undisclosed amount.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Texas

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Much More Iowa Fuel Contains Biodiesel

A new report from the Iowa state Department of Revenue says biodiesel made from plant oil or animal fat is blended with more than 42% of all diesel sold in the Hawkeye State.

Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Iowa, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Cargo Thefts Decrease In U.S., Mexico Announces Plan To Combat Highway Crime

Logistics security services provider FreightWatch International issued two new reports, one showing cargo theft fell in the United State from December 2012 through last February and another about a plan in Mexico to combat crime along its highways, including cargo thefts.

Tags: Security, Mexico, Mexican Trucking, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Bill Signed Expanding Heavier Truck Use In Idaho

Legislation allowing heavier trucks on more non-Interstate routes in Idaho has been signed by Gov. Butch Otter.

Tags: Idaho, Truck Weights

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