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September 11, 2013 - Industry News

GAO Report Balks at Tanker Wetline Regulations

In 2011 PHMSA proposed new rules over requiring that these loading and unloading lines on tankers be absent of any flammable liquids. Photo: Evan Lockridge

A new Government Accountability Office report throws cold water on Congressionally mandated plans to further regulate tanker wetlines, to the delight of the nation’s tanker carriers.

Tags: Government Accountability Office, U.S. DOT, Safety & Compliance, Tankers

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Boulder Electric Vehicle Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Across the Nation

Boulder Electric Vehicle has successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Grid all-electric trucks in three separate locations including Michigan, Colorado and California.

Tags: Boulder EV, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EVs

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Collaboration Venturing into CV

The chief executives of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG say their companies' partnership is advancing quickly, and the scope of the collaboration is increasingly global.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Daimler, Collaboration, Global

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo FH Gets Truck of the Year Award in Europe

At the Comtrans Truck Show in Moscow, Russia, this week, the Volvo FH was awarded the Truck of the Year award by European trucking journalists.

Tags: Volvo, Global

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Makers to Give Update on Green Vehicles at Green Fleet Conference

A panel of heavy-duty truck maker representatives will discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more at the Green Fleet Conference Oct. 2 in Phoenix.

Tags: Natural Gas, Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Outlook Calls for Slightly Lower Diesel Prices, Gasoline to Drop More

Credit: DOE/EIA

A new government forecast is calling for diesel prices to average just below the same level this year as it was in 2012 and ease a little further next year.

Tags: Economy, Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

New Rules for Trip Permits in Oregon

An Oregon DOT motor carrier enforcement officer weighs a truck as a it passes through a Port of Entry.

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently began limiting the number of temporary passes/trip permits a motor carrier can purchase in a 12-month period – a move that one association representative calls “a money grab” that will affect small-business motor carriers located outside the state.

Tags: Drivers, Oregon, Safety & Compliance, Owner-Operators

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Rates Rise as Freight Level Drops

Credit: DAT

Rates on the spot market have increased over the past week as the level of freight has declined, according to DAT.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Safety Advisory Committee Airs Driver Medical Issues

Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari visited a safety advisory panel meeting Tuesday and trucking leaders there took the opportunity to raise some industry concerns.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, OOIDA, MCSAC

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week Is On: Here are Some Tips

Today's Trucking---30,000 brakes will be inspected on trucks across North America this week, and not all will pass. The annual Brake Safety Week held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will see inspectors taking a closer look at brake systems on your trucks.

Tags: Drivers, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Safety & Compliance, CVSA, Enforcement

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Construction to Cause Major Delays in East St. Louis

An area of East St. Louis is likely to see major delays for drivers this week on I-64 and I-55/70 due to the level of road construction, according to the Mid-West Truckers Association.

Tags: Road Construction, St. Louis, Missouri, I-64, I-70, I-55, Highways

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Anthony Spero Awarded July Trucker Buddy of the Month

ABF Freight Systems driver and America’s Road Team Captain Anthony Spero has been named July Trucker Buddy of the Month.

ABF Freight Systems driver and America’s Road Team Captain Anthony Spero has been named July Trucker Buddy of the Month following his nomination by Sara Dixon and Emily Schimelman, teachers at Hamden Hal County Day School, in Hamden, Conn.

Tags: Trucker Buddy, ABF, Drivers, Image

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

TCG and TMW Sign Agreement to Streamline Customer Purchases

Transportation Costing Group will start bundling TMW Systems TMS interfaces with their solutions, making the purchase of TCG solutions more convenient for TMW customers.

Tags: Information Technology, TMW

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Ford Tops U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Share in Q2

Experian Automotive announced that Ford Motor Co. ranked highest in market share for all commercial vehicles at nearly 21% in Q2 2013, followed closely by International (17.5%) and Freightliner (15.6%).

Tags: International, Navistar, Freightliner, Caterpillar, Ford

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

MHC Opens New Store in Texas

MHC Kenworth officially opened a new dealership in Tye, Tex., on Sept. 3. The 8,750-square-foot Tye location is conveniently located just off Interstate 20, and includes six service bays, offers new and used truck sales, parts and service for all makes and models, and has an extensive inventory of parts at its disposal.

Tags: Dealers, Expansion, Truck Dealers

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Rock Band Kansas Headlines at OOIDA Trucking Show

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and Lucas Oil will play hosts to rock band Kansas as part of a series of free concerts and music scheduled during the Heart of America Trucking Show.

Tags: OOIDA, Events, Heart of America Trucking Show

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

TMC Officials Report Record Attendance, Healthy Membership, as Fall Meeting Starts

PITTSBURGH -- TMC is on a roll. Attendance at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s gathering this week set a record for an annual fall meeting, while council membership is likewise up and will continue to climb, officials reported.

Tags: TMC

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea CPAP Battery Test Now Underway at Major Fleet, TMC Says

PITTSBURGH -- A field test of battery-powered CPAP devices to combat sleep apnea among drivers is now underway with the help of three suppliers and a major truckload fleet, according to a report at a task force meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: Drivers, TMC, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

NYC Passes Law Requiring Use of Biodiesel Blend Fuel in City Fleet Vehicles

New York City has passed a new law requires the City fleet to use a B5 biodiesel blend in its vehicles beginning July 1, 2014 and a B20 blend starting July 1, 2016, from April to November each year, according to the Renewable Energy Group. This new law will affect approximately 6,000 vehicles, according to REG.

Tags: biodiesel, New York City, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Nissan e-NV200 Zero Emission Van in Final Development Phase

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.This vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van.

Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Prime Hosts Fittest of the Fleet Competition

Eleven professional truck drivers competed for the title “Fittest of the Fleet” during Prime Inc.’s annual company picnic on Aug. 31.

The Fittest of the Fleet competition started at Prime and is now challenging other carriers to host their own event using the same format in order to bring together the champions of each fleet into a national competition.

Tags: Prime, Driver Fitness

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Steady as Crude Increases

Credit: DOE

Despite a recent run-up in the price of oil, the average cost of diesel over the past week is unchanged, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Wyoming Home to Newest Bosselman Boss Shop

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has opened its newest location in Rawlins, Wyoming at Interstate 80, Exit 209. Located adjacent to the Pilot/Flying J Travel Plaza at 1A Johnson Road in Rawlins.

Tags: Bosselman, Expansion

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Jackson Group Peterbilt Opens Salt Lake City Facility

Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to the newest Peterbilt dealership.

Salt Lake City is home to the newest Peterbilt dealership in the company’s 270-plus dealer network with the relocation of Jackson Group Peterbilt’s store to a 128,000 square-foot facility.

Tags: Peterbilt, Dealership

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Ready for UPS Supplemental Revote

Balloting is set to begin soon for Teamsters Union members at UPS to revote on seven supplemental agreements that were turned back when a national master agreement was approved earlier this summer.

Tags: UPS, Teamsters

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