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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

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Jason Swann Wins Top Heavy-duty Tech at Rush Rodeo

Jason Swann of Rush Truck Centers in Dallas was named the All Around Winner.

For the third time in his career, Jason Swann of Rush Truck Centers in Dallas was named the All Around Winner in the Heavy-Duty Division in the Rush Truck Centers Skills Rodeo

Tags: Technicians, Rush, Maintenance, Dealers

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Expands Master Warehouse Program

HDA Truck Pride has expanded its Master Warehouse to a new, larger facility in the metropolitan St Louis area

Tags: HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

NTSB Says Driver Inattention, Bad Brakes Led to Amtrak-Truck Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board blamed bad brakes, driver inattention for deadly train-truck crash.

An inattentive driver and poorly maintained brakes, including antilock brakes that had been rendered inoperable, were the probable cause of a commercial truck hitting an Amtrak passenger train in the Nevada desert last summer, killing six and injuring 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday

Tags: Brakes, ABS

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Energy Department Predicts Oil, Fuel Prices for 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that domestic crude oil production next year will reach its highest annual average rate of production since 1992 and diesel prices will average less than $4 per gallon in 2013

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Natural Gas, Oil

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Driver Turnover at Truckload Carriers Remains High in Q3

The annualized linehaul driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets remained over 100% for the second straight month, and the churn at smaller truckload carriers rose to a five-year high, according to American Trucking Associations Trucking Activity Report

Tags: Drivers, Driver Turnover

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Access America to Add 550 Jobs in Tennessee

Access America Transport will expand its Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn., facilities and create 550 jobs during a five year period - 450 additional jobs at the Chattanooga facility and 100 additional jobs at the Knoxville facility

Tags: Tennessee, Access America, 3PL

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