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November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Colorado Attempts new Metering System on I-70

In an attempt to alleviate traffic jams on the mountain road of I-70 at the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels, the Colorado Department of Transportation is going to take try out a metering method found in large cities

Tags: Highways, Colorado, I-70

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Cox Petrol Expands in Dallas

The newest brand of independent fuel in Texas, Dallas-based Cox Petrol, continues its North Texas expansion with its sixth location and first trucksto

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Truckstops

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Distribution Panel Participants Announced for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

Organizers have announced the participants of the Heavy Duty Distribution Panel, one of three Industry Expert Discussion Panels at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference, to be held Jan. 21 immediately preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013

Tags: Events, HDAD, HDMA, HDAW

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Wabash Supports Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast , Wabash Corp. immediately reached out to numerous agencies to extend a helping hand with its new DuraPlate portable structures

Tags: Wabash, Sandy

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Spokesperson Lindsay Lawler to Perform at Capitol Tree Lighting

TCA Highway Angel Spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will perform at the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

The Truckload Carriers Association's official Highway Angel spokesperson, country music singer Lindsay Lawler, will perform Dec. 4 at the lighting ceremony of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.

Tags: Events, TCA, Highway Angel

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Horton Expands QuickShip Warehouse Program to Indiana

Horton has added a warehouse location in Indianapolis, Ind., to its QuickShip warehouse program. The addition in Indianapolis is intended to better serve the Midwest market.

Tags: Horton, Indiana

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Phoenix Truck and Bus is New Vipar Stockholder

Vipar Heavy Duty announced that Phoenix Truck and Bus LLC in Indianapolis, Ind., is the newest stockholder to join its network of distributors.

Tags: Vipar

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Covering Trucking for 90 years: Part 2 - The 1970s through the 1980s

In the 1970s HDT reported on the battle over mandatory antilock brakes.

We continue our reflection back on the past 90 years of HDT's history. We start Part Two of the series in the 1970s

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Strike Slows Intermodal Traffic at LA-Area Ports

A strike by clerical workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has already diverted several container ships to other ports, and the National Retail Federation has asked President Obama to take action. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit has established pickets outside terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler Celebrates 100,000th Cascadia From Plant in Mexico

Daimler Trucks North America is celebrating the production anniversary of its plant in Saltillo, Mexico, with the 100,000th Freightliner Cascadia to roll off the floor

Tags: Events, Freightliner, Mexico

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Smith Electric to Open Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

The Newton is one of the all-electric commercial vehicles produced by Smith.

Smith Electric Vehicles announced that it will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a voucher system created to accelerate the conversion from diesel to all-electric commercial vehicles

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Illinois

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Launches Online Certificate Program

The Truckload Carriers Association's latest Truckload Academy offering is an online certificate program for fleet and driver managers

Tags: TCA, Training

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Spence Appointed NationaLease VP-National Accounts

M. Jeffrey Spence Appointed NationaLease VP-National Accounts

M. Jeffrey Spence has been named vice president of national accounts for NationaLease, a North American full-service truck leasing organization

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Fontaine Reopens Modification Center in Springfield, Ohio

Fontaine Modification is reopening its truck modification center in Springfield, Ohio, to provide post-production modifications on Navistar on-highway and vocational trucks for dealers and fleets

Tags: Navistar, Fontaine

November 28, 2012 - Industry News

2013 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show Set for Feb. 1-2

The 2013 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show will be held Feb. 1-2 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill.

Tags: Events, Illinois

November 28, 2012 - Industry News

Rep. Bill Shuster Will Take Reins of Key House Transportation Committee

Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., will replace Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., as chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. T&I is the key truck-related panel in the House, with oversight over the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is the committee that will draft the next major highway bill, due in 2014

Tags: Infrastructure, Congress

November 28, 2012 - Industry News

Used Truck Market Back on Track in October

After a brief hiatus in September, the used truck market appears to moving in the right direction, as Class 8 unit sales improved 6% month-over-month

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Used Trucks

November 28, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA Raises Over $8,000 For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

The NAFA fleet association raised more than $8,000 for victims of Hurricane Sandy

Tags: NAFA, Sandy

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

TBEI Hires Marketing Manager

Nicole Kyle was recently named Marketing Manager or Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc.

Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc. announced the addition of Nicole Kyle as marketing manager

Tags: People

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Miami-Dade County Orders More Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Miami-Dade County in south Florida has placed a follow-on order for 29 Autocar E3 refuse trucks featuring Parker Hannifin's fuel-saving RunWise hydraulic hybrid technology

Tags: Parker Hannifin, Autocar, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Florida

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Petroleum Industry Files Suit Challenging Biodiesel Mandate

UPDATED -- The American Petroleum Institute, which represents the petroleum industry, is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, challenging its mandate for the use of 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2013, a 28% increase from the 2012 requirement.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, API, EPA

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Offers Breakfast and Hot Soup Bars

Breakfast bar ready for customers at Flying J Travel Plaza at Watt Road in Knoxville, Tenn.

Pilot Flying J is offering a new dining experience for its customers with dedicated breakfast and hot soup bars. The new breakfast bar features home-style choices such as biscuits and sausage gravy and southwest egg scramble

Tags: Highways, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

September Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Nearly Same as Last Year's

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 0.1% lower in September 2012 than in September 2011.

Tags: Mexico, NAFTA, Surface Trade, Canada, Economy, BTS

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Shuts Down C&D Transportation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared Illinois-based C&D Transportation Inc. an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the interstate motor carrier to immediately shut down its operations, after numerous violations involving drivers without CDLs, drivers who couldn't speak English, hours of service and other serious incidents

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Illinois

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Reason Foundation Says Costs for Fuel Tax, Toll Collection are 'Myths'

All-electronic tolling could be as cheap to operate as collecting fuel tax, says The Reason Foundation. Cash lanes, however, are more expensive to operate. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Reason Foundation, an American libertarian research organization, released a study saying it costs more to collect fuel taxes than is generally believed, and that thanks to new electronic tolling systems, collecting tolls costs less than is thought.

Tags: Highways, Tolls, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure

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