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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposes New Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

As required by the bipartisan Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing that hybrid and electric vehicles meet minimum sound standards in order to help make all pedestrians more aware of the approaching vehicles

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

TCP Survey: Carriers Willing to Support Younger Drivers

Results from Transport Capital Partners' Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations found that over 80% of carriers surveyed are willing to support allowing younger, properly trained drivers to enter the driving pool. With an increase in driver turnover to over 100% in the third quarter of 2012, carriers are looking for new ways to attract quality, long-term drivers

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

TMC's Far Horizon Future Truck Survey Under Way

The Technology & Maintenance Council's Future Truck Committee is updating its Far Horizons Position Paper, which explores equipment user needs for 10 years and beyond

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Balqon Gets Electric Truck Grant for Port Drayage Applications

Balqon Corp., a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced $925,000 in funds earmarked for Balqon Corp. by the Department of Energy to develop three on-road electric trucks, Model MX-30 for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, California, Ports

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Michael Cummingham Named Trucker Buddy of the Month of November 2012

Michael Cummingham with the classroom's Trucking Buddy mascot, named Hayes.

Michael Cummingham, a driver for Wal-Mart, has been named November 2012 Trucker Buddy of the Month. He was nominated by his wife, Sharon Cunningham, a teacher at Hayes Grade Center in Ada, Okla

Tags: Events, Trucker Buddy

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Freight Appoints Darren Hawkins Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that Darren Hawkins has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing, effective Jan. 14.

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

First Advantage Hires Jeff Tankersley as Vice President of Fleet Services

First Advantage, a provider of driver qualification and fleet legalization services, announced it has hired Jeff Tankersley as vice president of fleet services

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Celebrates Safety Accomplishments, Commits to Further Action

There has been substantive progress on more than half of 20 critical steps necessary to further reduce highway crashes, according to a new progress report released by American Trucking Associations on its progressive safety agenda. The report comes four years after ATA released its list of safety priorities and called on policymakers to do more to make trucks and their workplace, America's roadways, safer

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

CMA Appoints New Western Regional Sales Manager for Double Coin Tires

Double Coin Tires and CMA announced the addition of Pete Salvan as Double Coin's new Southwest Regional Sales Manager

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Covering trucking for 90 years: Part 3: The 1990s Through Today

In 1998, the U.S. say the last gasp of the Class 8 cabover when Freightliner introduced the Argosy.

We continue our reflection back on the past 90 years of HDT's history. We start Part Three of the series in the 1990s

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Illinois Cell Phone Ban for Truckers Now in Effect

Three important pieces of legislation supported by the Illinois Department of Transportation aimed at reducing cell phone use while driving and clearing lanes of traffic immediately following crashes are now in effect as of Jan. 1

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel prices fall again

The price for a gallon of diesel continued to fall this week. Nationwide, prices fell an average of 0.7 cents per gallon this past week to rest at $3.91, according to the U.S. DOE's Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Rock Leasing and Kelly Logistics

Celadon Trucking Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Celadon Group Inc., announced that it has agreed to acquire Rock Leasing Inc., based in Warren, Ind., and Kelly Logistics Inc., based in Wadley, Ala. The terms and conditions of the transactions were not disclosed. With these acquisitions, Celadon will further expand its breadth of servic

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January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Drivers Asked to Weigh in on 34-hour Restart Changes

The American Transportation Research Institute released a second survey to collect data on the impacts that may accrue from changes to the 34-hour restart rule. This survey seeks the input of commercial drivers on potential operational impacts from the changes

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January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Acquire Two Patriot Truck Care/HSV Service Centers

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced the acquisition of two Patriot Truck Care/HSV locations.

Tags: Bosselman, Virginia, Maryland, Truckstops

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Update: The latest models and trends

"Uncertainty" is the word people at most truck builders used to describe this year's business mood. Sales started strong, then slacked off in the summer as many buyers seemed to be waiting to see what would happen in the general economy and the presidential election

January 5, 2013 - Industry News

SC&RA To Host Specialized Transportation Symposium Feb. 27-March 1

SC&RA's Specialized Transportation Symposium is set to be held Feb. 27 through March 1 in Orlando, Fla

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January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders for December Slightly Higher than November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck net orders at 20,836 units, just 6% higher than November. This is a 30% drop from the same month a year ago. While orders were low historically for December, those received in the last three months of 2012 were well above the prior six months. Preliminary order numbers are for all major North American OEMs

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January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Holman Automotive and ARI Donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, together with its parent company Holman Automotive Group, donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support the on-going efforts to support those who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

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January 4, 2013 - Industry News

October 2012 Surface Transportation Trade with Canada and Mexico Totaled $85.3 Billion

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 7.9% in October 2012 compared to October 2011. Trade totaled $85.3 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, the October 2012 total was $61.7 billion in 2004 dollars, up 7.6% from October 2011

Tags: Economy, NAFTA, Surface Trade, BTS

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Morgan Corp. Opens New Oregon Facility

Morgan Corp. announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon, expanding the company's number of manufacturing, parts and service centers to 12 nationwide

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Covanta Energy and Clean Energy Partner to Build CNG Stations

Covanta Energy Corp. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an agreement to co-develop compressed natural gas stations at select Covanta facilities throughout the U.S. Covanta Energy operates over 40 facilities that convert everyday trash into clean, renewable energy. The company also operates an additional 13 solid waste transfer stations

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Energy

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Organizational Changes at Ancra International's Cargo Division

Ancra International is pleased to announce that Mark Daugherty has been promoted to vice president general manager of the Cargo Systems Division. In this role, Daugherty is responsible for all functions for Ancra International's Cargo Division

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Tank Trailer Names Jeff Behrens Director of Purchasing

Polar Tank Trailer, a producer of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers, has named Jeff Behrens director of purchasing

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January 3, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Classes 5-8 Orders for December In Line with November

North America heavy-duty Classes 5-8 preliminary net orders for December represent an improvement from where orders were through most of 2012.

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