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January 11, 2013 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Extended

The 2013 Walcott Truckers Jamboree will have a third day added this year and will be held Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

January 11, 2013 - Industry News

Nearly 1 Million Natural Gas Trucks and Buses Will Be Sold from 2012 to 2019

Because trucks and buses use significant amounts of fuel and tend to emit high levels of greenhouse gases, natural gas vehicles are increasingly attractive options in these commercial markets. At the same time, the rebounding construction industry is pushing growth in the overall truck market while cities and municipalities look to expand their public transit systems

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 11, 2013 - Industry News

Shur-Co Announces Acquisition of Donovan Enterprises

Shur-Co LLC announced the acquisition of Donovan Enterprises Inc. effective Nov. 30, 2012

Tags: Aquisistion

January 11, 2013 - Industry News

MnDOT Testing Technology to Notify Truckers of Parking Availability

Travelers who stop at the Elm Creek rest area off of Interstate 94 two miles northwest of the intersection of I-94 and I-494 may notice cameras in the parking lot. The cameras are part of a research project conducted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Expands Customer Support Capabilities in Texas

Volvo Trucks' dealer network is now even bigger in Texas. Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32% at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas.

Tags: Volvo, Dealers, Texas

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Candidates for 30th Highway Hero Award

Nominations for Goodyear's 30th North America Highway Hero Award, which recognizes professional truck drivers for acts of heroism, will be accepted until Jan. 31. Nominations will be accepted at www.goodyeartrucktires.com.

Tags: Events, Goodyear

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Study Examines Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels to 2050

On Feb. 4, leaders from the National Petroleum Councils study on Future Transportation Fuels will provide an overview of the study's findings and present publicly, for the first time, an in-depth review of the findings on the future of the heavy-duty industry.

Tags: Events, NATSO

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Nominations Open for Annual Influential Women In Trucking Award

The Women in Trucking Association is now seeking candidates and accepting nominations for the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award

Tags: Events, TCA, WIT

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

The Jordan Company Acquires American Fast Freight

The Resolute Fund II L.P., an affiliate of the Jordan Co., announced that it has acquired American Fast Freight.

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Driven Fleet Solutions Adds to Management Team

Driven Fleet Solutions, a fleet maintenance company, announced the appointment of Randall E. West as a managing partner and head of business development for the company

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Initiative Launched to Speed Cargo Moves at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Trucks entering the terminal gates at the Port of Los Angeles. Photo Curtesy of the Port of Los Angeles.

PierPass Inc. announced an initiative to reduce the number of transaction problems when trucks pick up or deliver containers at the marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These problems, exceptions from normal processes that result in the issuance of "trouble tickets," lead to substantial delays in container movement through the terminals

Tags: Intermodal, Ports

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Strengthens Dealer Support Capacity in Southeast

Nacarato Volvo's new facility outside of Nashville.

Investments by Volvo Trucks dealers throughout the Southeastern U.S. have resulted in a nearly 21% increase in work capacity in that region since January 2010

Tags: Dealers, Volvo, Tennessee, Georgia

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

GAO Suggests Mileage Fees for Trucks

Congress might want to consider a mileage fee for trucks and electric vehicles when it looks for ways to strengthen highway funding, says the Government Accountability Office. GAO said that while privacy concerns and other issues limit the usefulness of such fees for automobiles, Congress should consider a pilot program to test them for trucks and electric cars

Tags: Infrastructure, Congress, VMT, taxes

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Crude Oil, Diesel Prices Projected to Fall

In its Short-Term Energy Outlook report, the Energy Information Administration projects that Brent crude along with diesel prices will see a slight decrease in 2013 and 2014. EIA projects that the Brent crude oil spot price, which averaged $112 per barrel in 2012, will fall to an average of $105 per barrel in 2013 and $99 per barrel in 2014.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, crude oil

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Opens New Dealership Facility

TEC Equipment Inc. announced that it has acquired the Volvo Trucks North America franchise for the western Washington market, including Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound area, as well as capital assets associated with the previous VTNA franchise holder

Tags: dealerships, TEC Equipment, Volvo

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Safety & Compliance Seminars for Fleet Professionals Offered in 24 Cities

Idealease Inc., in partnership with the National Private Truck Council will present safety and compliance seminars in 24 cities in the U.S. and Canada from February through March

Tags: Events, Compliance, NPTC, IdeaLease

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Rise in November

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.7% in November from October, rising after a one-month decline. This information is according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index. The November 2012 index level (108.9) was 15.5% above the April 2009 low during the recession

Tags: BTS, Freight

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Top Truck Drivers Named to New America's Road Team

The American Trucking Associations announced the captains of the 2013-2014 America's Road Team. The premier group of professional truck drivers, all with millions of accident-free miles, will spend the next two years representing the trucking industr

Tags: ATA, America's Road Team

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Quality Trailer Products, Century Wheel & Rim Change Name To Rockwell American

Polar Corp. announced that its Quality Trailer Products and Century Wheel & Rim operations are officially doing business as Rockwell American effective Jan. 2

Tags: Polar

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Volkswagen Seeking Control of MAN

Volkswagen is seeking full control over German truck maker MAN through a "domination and profit and loss transfer agreement," a type of German contract similar to a parent company and subsidiary

Tags: Volkswagen, Germany, MAN, Scania

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Transplace Promotes Frank McGuigan to Executive Vice President, Operations

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced the promotion of Frank McGuigan to executive vice president, operations.

Tags: Transplace, People, 3PL

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Styslinger and Pacheco Named Green Truck Summit Keynote Speakers

The 2013 Green Truck Summit will include keynote addresses from Lee J. Styslinger, III, chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc., and Michael Pacheco, associate laboratory director for deployment and market transformation at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Tags: Events, NTEA, Work Truck Show, CALSTART

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Continues to Rise into Strong Positive Territory

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for November rose almost two full points to a reading of 9.7. The gain was expected by FTR as conditions impacting trucking will continue to improve in anticipation of a tightened market in 2013

Tags: FTR, TCI, Economy, Sandy

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Ram Releases Towing and Weight Ratings for 2013 Lineup

Ram officially released towing and weight ratings for its 2013 line of Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks

Tags: Ram, light trucks

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Great Dane Sales Management Team Realigned

Great Dane has announced a range of promotions and additions to its sales management team to better align with the company's strategic sales and customer service goals

Tags: People, Great Dane

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