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December 28, 2012 - Industry News

Epes Transport System Purchases Cargo Logistics

Epes Transport System Inc. a North Carolina-based truckload carrier, announced the purchase of Cargo Logistics located in Charlotte, N.C. Cargo Logistics is an asset-based trucking company with 25 power units and approximately 40 drivers

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Administrator Jackson to Leave Post

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, who was at the helm of the agency for its first-every greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations for commercial trucks, is stepping down

Tags: EPA, People

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 4

As we begin 2013, it's a good time to look back on 2012 at some of the biggest trucking stories and trends. Here are our picks for the top two stories of the year

Tags: Infrastructure, CSA

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 3

Today, the third installment of our look back at the top trucking stories from 2012, as determined by HDT's editors

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 2

Last week, we brought you the first three of our (reverse order) picks for the top trucking-related stories and trends of the past year. Today, the next three on our list of 2012's biggest news

Tags: Navistar, Natural Gas, Trends

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories & Trends from 2012, Part 1

Fuel shortages following Hurricane Sandy kept mobile fueling trucks busy following the storm. (FEMA photo)

As 2012 draws to a close, we bring you our picks for the top stories and trends of the past year, in Letterman-style reverse Top 10 order

Tags: YRC, Sandy, FMCSA

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

ACOFAS Schedules Vibration Clinic, Frame Diagnostics Repeat

ACOFAS, the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists, will hold a technician training clinic on "Chassis Vibration: Diagnostics and Repair" in Dallas April 22-23

Tags: Events, ACOFAS, Aftermarket

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Eight Truckstops Join Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops

Tags: Highways, Truckstops, EVs, Alternative Fuels, Shore Power

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

TA Opens New Country Pride Restaurant in Edinburg, Texas

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the opening of its newest Country Pride 24-hour full-service restaurant located at the TA travel center at 8301 North Hwy. 281, in Edinburg, Texas

Tags: TA

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Now Carrying Michelin Duals, X One

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, announced that it is offering both Michelin duals and X One tires at participating TA and Petro locations

Tags: TA, Petro, Michelin

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Appoints New Executives

Universal Truckload Services Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed H.E. "Scott" Wolfe as chief executive officer and David Crittenden as chief financial officer. Don Cochran, Universal's previous CEO, has been selected as vice chairman

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Robert Dieli to Present at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

Dr. Bob Dieli of RDLB Inc. will give aftermarket attendees an economic outlook for 2013 when he speaks Jan. 21 at the first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference

Tags: Events, HDAD, HDMA, HDAW

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Stu MacKay to Present at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and MacKay & Co. have announced the title and description of the presentation to be given by Stuart MacKay, president of MacKay & CO. as part of the First Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference

Tags: Events, HDAD, HDAW, HDMA

December 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Gasoline Rises

As the holiday week opened, diesel prices continued their recent downward trend, while gasoline prices crept back upward. The Department of Energy's Information Administration reported a nationwide drop of 2.2 cents in the price of a gallon diesel earlier this week. The average price was $3.92 per gallon

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

December 26, 2012 - Industry News

China Truck Sales Continue Downward in Q3'12

China's GDP decelerated to 7.4% in Q3, the slowest pace 2009, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China's State Information Center. The report includes an overview of the China's economy and a review and forecast of the country's heavy- and medium-duty truck and bus markets, as well as analysis of OEM market shares within China

Tags: ACT Research

December 26, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Donates $100,000 to Wreaths Across America

This holiday season, hundreds of thousands of wreaths were placed on the tombstones and memorials of the nation's fallen heroes thanks to Wreaths Across America. With the help of professional drivers and customers across the nation, Pilot Flying J was proud to contribute $100,00

Tags: Events, Pilot Flying J, Wreaths Across America

December 26, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa Parking Area Closing for Winter

The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing the temporary closure of the undeveloped rest area at mile post 51 on southbound Interstate 35 in Warren County, Iowa, beginning Jan. 2

Tags: Highways

December 21, 2012 - Industry News

Recommendations Published on Container Yard Equipment Safety

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, TT Club and ICHCA International have jointly published recommended minimum safety features for container yard equipment, identifying features and functional requirements to improve the safety of people, equipment and cargo

Tags: Intermodal, Containers

December 21, 2012 - Industry News

2013: 6 Key Issues Fleets Face

Trucking will be dealing with familiar tough issues next year, as well as some that may have a new twist, whether it's in the boardroom, in the cab or in Congress. On the business side, issues fleets will need to stay on top of in 2013 include the economy, fuel prices and the driver shortage. On Capitol Hill, hours of service, electronic logs and CSA are at the front of the lin

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

December 21, 2012 - Industry News

Millard Refrigerated Services Locating New Facility in S.C.

Millard Refrigerated Services announced plans to develop and operate a new cold storage distribution facility in Charleston County, S.C. "The facility will give us access to the world-class port in Charleston and provide an efficient hub for our customers along the East Coast and throughout the Southeast," said Lance Larsen, president and CEO of Millard Refrigerated Services.

Tags: Intermodal, South Carolina, Ports

December 21, 2012 - Industry News

Ted Pilecki Named Chief Operating Officer at M & K

M & K Quality Truck Sales announced the promotion of Ted Pilecki to the position of chief operating officer for the company.

December 21, 2012 - Industry News

Jeff Liaw Named Chief Financial Officer Of FleetPride

FleetPride Inc.has appointed Jeff Liaw as chief financial officer. Liaw will report to Chairman and CEO W.M. McGee

Tags: FleetPride

December 21, 2012 - Industry News

TMC Names Theme for 2013 Annual Meeting, Exhibition

"Leveraging Technology for Quality Maintenance" is the theme of American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council's 2013 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition

Tags: Events, TMC

December 20, 2012 - Industry News

Retailers, Intermodal Trucking Worry About Potential Port Strike

A coalition of more than 100 local, state and national trade associations sent a letter to President Obama yesterday urging action to prevent an East and Gulf Coast port strike next week over intermodal container handling

Tags: Intermodal, Ports

December 20, 2012 - Industry News

ACT: New and Used Truck Sales, Trailer Orders Slide

MD & HD Orders Better Than Average, but below October November Class 5 through Class 8 truck orders in North America were better than 2012's average, but fell below Octobers promising level of activity, according to ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Truck Orders

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