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December 17, 2012 - Industry News

NRF Urges President Obama to Intervene in Port Negotiations

Container traffic at East and Gulf Coast ports like the Port of Savannah would be affected by a strike. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

The National Retail Federation sent a letter to President Obama to express the retail industry's growing concern about the possibility of a contract agreement not being reached between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.

Tags: Intermodal, NRF, Ports, ILA, Barack Obama

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Vanguard Opens Mack, Isuzu Dealership in St. Louis

Vanguard Truck Centers recently announced the opening of its newest Mack and Isuzu dealership in St. Louis, Mo.

Tags: Dealers, Vanguard, Isuzu, Mack, Missouri

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Announces CEO Succession Plan

Ryder System Inc. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory T. Swienton will retire at the time of the company's annual meeting of shareholders on May 3

Tags: Ryder, People

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders Two Dayes Trucking, Two Dayes Transport to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport, based in Murfreesboro, N.C., to immediately cease all transportation service

Tags: DOT, FMCSA

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky, Ohio Agree to Build New Ohio River bridge

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an agreement that describes in broad terms how their two states will cooperatively build a new bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington

Tags: Highways, Ohio, Kentucky, I-75

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA Opens Submissions For 2013 Fleet Excellence Awards

NAFA Fleet Management Association announced seven new fleet industry awards designed to recognize the best and brightest in the field. Winners will be announced during NAFA's First Annual Fleet Excellence Awards Night on April 2

Tags: Events, NAFA

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Transports Record Number of Wreaths to Veterans' Cemeteries

Last week, 65 trucking companies hauled 126 loads of fresh remembrance wreaths (about 610,000 in all) to be laid on graves at more than 800 veterans' cemeteries across the nation

Tags: Events, Wreaths Across America

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

Hot Line Freight System Opens Quad City Terminal

Hot Line Freight System, a regional trucking company based in West Salem, Wis., opened a new terminal in Davenport, Iowa.

Tags: Iowa

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

More than One in Four Americans to Take a Road Trip This Holiday Season

AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6% over the 91.8 million people who traveled last year.

Tags: AAA, Highways

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

SpeedGauge Partners with International Telematics

SpeedGauge announced a new partnership with International Telematics which extends SpeedGauge technology more deeply into Australia and New Zealand, while SpeedGauge enhances International Telematics' presence in the North American market

Tags: SpeedGauge, Analytics, telematics

December 14, 2012 - Industry News

Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Hours of Service Case

Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the hours of service rule will be held March 15 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. It typically takes the court two to three months to rule following arguments, which means it should hand down its decision before the new HOS rule is scheduled to take effect in July

Tags: Hours of Service, FMCSA, ATA

December 14, 2012 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Administrator Hill to Head Up Indiana Homeland Security

Indiana Gov.-elect Mike Pence has named former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator John Hill executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Tags: Indiana, People

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Ohio Governor Decides Not to Privatize Turnpike

Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced plans to generate $3 billion for state road projects -- without leasing it or selling it to a private outside concern

Tags: Highways, Tolls, Ohio

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri's I-49 Designation Makes History

With the designation of former U.S. Route 71 to become part of Interstate 49, this week, the plan for an uninterrupted I-49 is beginning to take shape

Tags: Highways

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Hankook Tire America Names New President

Hankook Tire has appointed Byeong Jin Lee as its new President of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1.

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

ContiLifeCycle Expands into Pennsylvania with Bergey's Tire

Long-time Continental and General truck tire dealer Bergey's Tire, headquartered in Souderton, Pa., announced the expansion of its product offering with a retreading solution from Continental Tire's Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit

Tags: Continental, Tires, Retreads

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

New Love's Locations Open in Iowa and Idaho

Sunrise at the new Love's Travel Stops in Davenport, Iowa.

Love's Travel Stops opened two new locations recently in Davenport, Iowa, at Interstate 80, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, at Interstate 15

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Love's, Iowa, Idaho

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Announces Marketing Appointments

Truck-Lite recently announced two significant changes to its marketing team. Bob Ives has assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Business Development, and Beth W. English joined the organization as Vice President of Marketing

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

PacLease Network Adds Eight New Franchises

Paccar Leasing recently added eight new franchise locations in six states and one Canadian province

Tags: PACCAR, Leasing, PacLease

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Plans Surveys on EOBR Harassment

Federal safety regulators are preparing surveys to learn whether or not electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The surveys of drivers and carriers are part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's preparation for a proposed new EOBR rule, due next July

Tags: EOBRs, FMCSA, Drivers

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

TCP Survey: Carriers Not Pleased with Election Results

A vast majority of carriers are not happy with the outcome of the presidential election, according to Transport Capital Partners Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey

Tags: Truck Orders

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Index Shows October Freight Shipments Dropped

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.9% in October from September, declining after a one-month increase

Tags: Economy, Sandy, BTS, TSI

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Names Icahn Exec to Board of Directors

Navistar International announced Samuel J. Merksamer, managing director at Icahn Capital LP, has been appointed to the company's board of directors

Tags: Navistar

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Carriers Report Trouble with eManifest

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has informed Canada Customs and Border Agency that member carriers are still experiencing difficulties and delays with the ACI eManifest program since the beginning of the informed compliance period, which took effect on Nov. 1

Tags: Canada, border

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Begins Expected Climb

FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index started to rise significantly in September as expected. It recorded a 65% increase over the August index numbers to a level of 9.6, before giving back some of that gain in October, easing to a reading of 7.9

Tags: Economy, FTR, Drivers

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