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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

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Chicago to Offer Incentives to Convert Fleets to Electric Power

The City of Chicago will launch an incentive program to encourage private and public fleets to convert their diesel trucks to electric operations. The Chicago program will be the first program in the nation based on the size of the battery being placed in the vehicle, according to city officials

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Illinois, Chicago

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Historic Lincoln Tunnel Undergoes Rehab

Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey side approach and the Helix, circa 1955.

Work is currently under way to repair the aging Lincoln Tunnel "Helix," including overnight closures on this critical link between New York and New Jersey that will last for about a year

Tags: Highways

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Emergency Plan Helped Keep AT&T Fleet Running Post-Sandy

When major storms and other natural disasters strike, many companies have to spring into action to restore service to their customers. AT&T is no different, and the company's fleet was able to overcome a range of obstacles in the wake of super storm Sandy in the Northeast earlier this month

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Officials Cracking Down on Overweight Trucks

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the commonwealth's Department of Environmental Protection are intensifying efforts to stop trucks from bringing overweight loads to Pennsylvania landfills

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri Nears Official Completion of I-49

Missouri is about to officially get a new Interstate designation, I-49

Tags: Highways, Missouri, I-49

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Inch Back up Over $4

The price for a gallon of diesel once again rose above $4, with an average 5.8-cent increase at the pump for a national average retail price of $4.03, according to the weekly fuel update from the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Gasoline, Oil

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

'Carriers Have No Sense of Their Pricing Power.' A Q&A With Noel Perry

If, as many economists are predicting, we start to see decent economic growth in the second half of 2013, trucking will have an almost unprecedented advantage in the marketplace to adjust rates upward and turn operating ratios on their ear

Tags: Economy, rates

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Natural Gas Summit This Week

The American Trucking Associations' sold-out Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking will be held this week, Nov. 28-30, featuring natural gas heavyweights such as T. Boone Pickens

Tags: Events, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Petro on the Way in Gary, Ind.

TravelCenters of America is spending $20 million to build a new full-service Petro Stopping Center in Gary, Ind., on the 28-acre site of the old Steel City Truck Stop.

Tags: Highways

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

Wallwork Kenworth Adds Parts and Service Location in North Dakota

Kenworth opened a new parts and service facility in Dickinson, N.D., to serve oilfield and local agricultural businesses.

Wallwork Kenworth opened a new parts and service facility in Dickinson, N.D., to serve oilfield and local agricultural businesses

Tags: Kenworth, North Dakota, Parts

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Donates to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

The Volvo Group will contribute $100,000 in support of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts by the American Red Cross, the City of New York, and the City of Allentown, Pa

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

Truck, Trailer Orders Rebound in October

Both medium-duty and heavy-duty truck orders rebounded in October in the North American commercial vehicle market, while new trailer orders rose by nearly a third from September, reports ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo by Iain Buchanan

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please feel free to browse our in-depth sections, blogs and other content

Tags: Events

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Truckers Continue to Dig Out After Sandy

Utility trucks work to get power back up in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy.

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with President Obama to tour the devastation wrought on his state in the days following Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Motor Truck Association Executive Director Gail Toth overcame power and Internet outages to make sure she was able to stay in touch with the state's trucking firms and help them any way she could

Tags: Sandy, New Jersey

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

Washington State Working on System to Help Truckers Bypass Flooded I-5

In 2007, flooding closed I-5 for four days, stranding truckers and other traffic.

Washington State will soon offer a new "passport" system for truckers to make it easier to skirt Interstate 5 in the Chehalis-Centralia region when Interstate 5 is flooded

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Truckers Urged to Prepare for New Traffic Patterns on Capital Beltway

The Virginia Department of Transportation is encouraging truckers driving through Northern Virginia to prepare for the major traffic changes on the Capital Beltway due to the opening of the 495 Express Lanes

Tags: Highways, Virginia

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