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May 22, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum Says U.S. Is a Leader in Clean Diesel Technology Exports

The Diesel Technology Forum's Allen Schaeffer, executive director for the organization, highlighted the importance of diesel engines, fuels and equipment in global commerce and international trade during World Trade Week.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Diesel Technology Forum, Diesel Fuel

May 22, 2013 - Industry News

Rep. Delaney Proposes $50 Billion Infrastructure Finance Bill

There’s a new entrant in the field of ideas for how to pay for infrastructure investment. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) is proposing a bill to provide $50 billion in loans and loan guarantees, financed by the sale of infrastructure bonds.

Tags: Proposed Legislation, Infrastructure Funding

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Food City Orders Utility’s 50,000th Dry Van

Utility Trailer and Food City officials.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company produced its 50,000th dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Va., manufacturing plant for K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., the parent company of supermarket retailer Food City.

Tags: Dry Vans, Utility Trailer, Trailers

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

April Class 8 Orders Up 36% Year-Over-Year

ACT Research said Class 8 vehicle orders in April stayed above 20,000 units for a seventh consecutive month. This total is the second highest volume of orders in 16 months, ACT stated.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Log Mandate Could Push Late Adopters of Technology

Adding low-cost services to single-purpose electronic logs will give small carriers the edge they need to remain competitive.

The pending mandate for electronic logging could pave the way for more mobile productivity systems in smaller fleets, said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing for Qualcomm’s Omnitracs.

Tags: Qualcomm, ALK Technologies, EOBR, Information Technology, Hours of Service

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Ordered Off the Road as Hazard to the Public

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared New Mexico-licensed truck driver Bobby C. Cleveland to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Cleveland was served the federal orders May 4.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Enforcement

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Improves in May

The index reports that overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.7, an increase from the April index of 54.0. The Foundation said this increase reflects increasing optimism about the U.S. economy.

Tags: Leasing, Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Waives Some Rules for Disaster Relief Efforts in Oklahoma

A tornado bears down on southern Oklahoma City. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a declaration of a regional emergency allowing exemptions to certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations following a series of major tornadoes that hit the Oklahoma City area.

Tags: FMCSA, Disaster, Oklahoma

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Falls in April, Better Compared to a Year Earlier

The amount of freight moved by for-hire trucking operations fell in April, but the news was not surprising considering economic reports leading up to it.

Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Founder W. Marvin Rush Retires as Chairman

W. Marvin Rush

Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that W. Marvin Rush is retiring from his position as chairman of the board of the company. He will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors of the company and have the honorary title of chairman emeritus.

Tags: Leadership, Rush Enterprises, Dealers

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Truck Rental, Leasing and Maintenance Facility in Phoenix

Penske Truck Leasing held a grand opening event in Phoenix to introduce a new facility. The $6 million building provides full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract truck fleet maintenance services.

Tags: Penske, Expansion

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Convoy of Hope on the Ground in Oklahoma Following Tornado Disaster

The international humanitarian relief organization Convoy of Hope is responding to the needs of residents of Moore, Okla., following massive tornado damage.

Tags: Oklahoma, Charity, Disaster

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Announces Major Expansion in Fond du Lac

Con-way Freight announced a major investment in the Fond du Lac, Wis. community with plans to build a new 96-door, 47,000-square-foot freight service center in the city.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Expansion

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Teamster Local Leaders Approve ABF Contract, ABF Raising Rates

Leaders from about 160 Teamster locals that represent ABF members have unanimously endorsed a tentative master agreement and supplements covering 7,500 workers at the carrier ABF.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF, Freight Rates

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Polk Forecasts New Commercial Van Models Will Drive Market Segment Growth

New analysis from R.L. Polk says the commercial van segment in the U.S. is growing as it splits into two categories, full-size and compact, where once only the full-size category existed. The company said this is due to the arrival of a number of new models in the marketplace.

Tags: Vans, R. L. Polk & Co., New Vehicle Sales, Compact Vans, Light & Medium

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

PrePass-CargoNet Alliance to Combat Cargo Theft

Help Inc. will bolster its support of cargo theft recovery efforts by delivering CargoNet theft alerts through the PrePass system to roadside enforcement officers at nearly 300 truck inspection facilities in more than 30 states.

Tags: Cargo Theft, Help Inc., PrePass, CargoNet

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Travel Plaza Brings PJ Fresh Marketplace to Cotulla, Texas

Pilot Flying J recently opened a Flying J Travel Plaza in Cotulla, Texas, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the second location of PJ Fresh Marketplace, the company’s new, fast casual dining concept.

Tags: Pilot Flying J Truck Travel Centers

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel up for Second Straight Week, Oil Rises as Well

The average cost of diesel has posted its second straight weekly increase.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Registration Open for ITLC/NAFC 2013 Annual Conference

Registration is open now for American Trucking Associations’ Information Technology and Logistics Council and National Accounting and Finance Council Annual Conference.

Tags: ATA, Events

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Mack Recalling Some 5,200 Trucks

Mack Trucks, is recalling 5,203 model year 2013-2014 CHU, CXU, GU, MRU, and LEU trucks manufactured July 16, 2012, through March 18 of this year that are equipped with drum brakes.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Recalls

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

PacLease, Kenworth Sales Co., and Blu LNG To Offer Rental Program for LNG-Fueled Trucks

A new rental program available from PacLease, its local franchise -- Kenworth Sales Co., and Blu LNG will feature LNG-fueled Kenworth T800s in four configurations equipped with one 120-gallon LNG fuel tank, a 15-liter Westport high-pressure direct injection engine and manual transmission in various specifications.

Fleets operating along the I-84 and I-15 corridors from Las Vegas, Nev., through Utah, Idaho, and eastern Oregon can rent Kenworth trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas through a new rental program available from PacLease, its local franchise – Kenworth Sales Company, and Blu LNG.

Tags: PacLease, Kenworth, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces 2012 Dealer Awards

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced its 2012 North American Dealer of the Year awards. Each year, MFTA recognizes its dealers in the U.S. and Canada for overall performance, for sales, for parts sales, and for service performance. In addition, the company honors the dealer salesperson of the year.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Hires Bill Kozek as President of North America Truck and Parts Business

Navistar International Corp. announced it has appointed Bill Kozek as president of the company's North America Truck and Parts business. He succeeds Jack Allen, who was promoted to chief operating officer last month.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Joins Fight to End Human Trafficking

The Truckload Carriers Association has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit organization that educates, equips, empowers, and mobilizes members of the trucking and truck plaza industries to combat domestic sex trafficking.

Tags: TAT, Human trafficking, TCA

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Thomas Lansing Named TCA's 2013 Safety Professional of the Year

Each year, the Truckload Carriers Association presents its prestigious Clare C. Casey Award to a safety professional whose actions and achievements have had a profound and positive impact on safety on our highways. The 2013 recipient is Thomas Lansing, vice president of safety and driver services for Hogan Transports, Inc., of Bridgeton, Missouri.

Tags: TCA

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