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February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Hits Highest Level Since August 2008 for Second Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of diesel rose only 0.2 cents this week from the week before, but it was enough to send it to its highest price since August of 2008 for the second consecutive week. It's also up for the sixth straight week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Report Claims Ontario, Canada, has Quotas for Truck Inspections

A story from north of the border claims what some in trucking have long thought was true: That truck inspectors in some parts have quotas.

Tags: Canada, Inspections

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Billings Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. increased its presence in Billings, Mont., moving to a larger facility.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Expansion

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Schneider Offers Owner-Operators Business Consulting Services

Making the transition from professional truck driver to successful business owner is often very difficult. From longtime drivers who have dreamed of becoming their own boss to established owner-operators looking to improve their business performance, back office business support is an often-overlooked key to success.

Tags: Schneider

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Connecticut May Bring Back Tolls

Northbound I-95 in Stamford, CT. Some lawmakers want to return tolls to I-95.

More than 25 years after Connecticut got rid of tolls along its highways, plans are under consideration to bring them back.

Tags: Tolls, Connecticut, I-95, I-84

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Confidence Up In Equipment Lease Finance Market

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the February 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry recently.

Tags: Equipment Leasing

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Another Winter Storm Blasts Across Plains States

Big delays are expected in several Midwest and Great Plains states as a result of Winter Storm Rocky, just days after another storm pounded the region.

Tags: Winter, Weather, Rocky, Highways

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Virginia Assembly Clears Transport Revenue Package

The Virginia General Assembly passed a landmark transportation package that replaces the per-gallon fuel tax with a wholesale tax, plus other revenue raisers, and addressed the controversial issue of adding tolls to I-95.

Tags: Infrastructure, Tolls, Virginia, MAP-21

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces New Dealer for the Western Region

Great Dane is adding Rocky Mountain Great Dane (also known as S&P Brake Supply) to its full-service dealer network. The company is headquartered in Billings, Mont.

Tags: Great Dane, Expansion

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Louisiana Opens Six Lanes on I-10

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently opened six lanes of traffic on I-10 between the I-10/I-12 split and Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge.

Tags: Louisiana, Highways, Road Construction

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Opens Service Center in Houston

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, announced the opening of a second service center in Houston, Texas in response to growing business in the region.

Tags: Southeastern Freight Lines, Expansion

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Trailer Orders Decline in January

The decline in January tractor-trailer orders continued the monthly saw-tooth order pattern that started in October. Despite that month-over-month decline, orders were still strong enough to generate a small gain in January backlog.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Rand McNally Integrates with Bolt Dispatch Software

Rand McNally announced that Bolt Dispatch Software is the latest technology to be integrated with its TND 760 and TPC 7600 mobile fleet management solutions. Bolt provides an Internet-based dispatch and fleet management solution.

Tags: Information Technology, Rand McNally

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

TMC Accepting Technician Scholarship Applications

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations is accepting applications for its 2013 scholarship programs available for diesel technician studies. The scholarships are for studies at WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio, and Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College.

Tags: TMC

February 23, 2013 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Expands to Scottsbluff Location

Inland Truck Parts has now moved to a brand new, 37,000-square-foot facility in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Tags: Inland Truck Parts, Aftermarket, Distributors, Nebraska

February 22, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Approves Tenth Carrier For Mexican Pilot Program

More than a year after the first Mexican truck rolled into the United States under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-haul, cross-border pilot program, the agency has approved the tenth carrier.

Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, OOIDA, Teamsters, Public Citizen, Mexico, Global

February 22, 2013 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Posts Larger Yearly Profit, P.A.M. Transportation Back In The Black

Bulk chemical hauler, Quality Distribution, has released numbers showing it increased profit in 2012 compared to the year before, while the dry van truckload carrier, P.A.M. Transportation, posted a profit last year compared to a loss in 2011.

Tags: financials, Quality Distribution

February 22, 2013 - Industry News

Growing Gap of Drivers Will Cost Canada's Economy

Tens of thousands of truck drivers are approaching retirement age, but very few young people and immigrants are entering the industry. A new Conference Board of Canada report concludes that the gap between the supply of drivers and the demand for them - estimated at 25,000 by 2020 - could be costly to the Canadian economy.

Tags: Canada

February 22, 2013 - Industry News

Dana Posts Record Yearly Profit, Goodyear Profit Shrinks

Supplier to the trucking business and other sectors, Dana Holding Corp. has released financials showing record income last year, despite sales slipping, while the tire maker, Goodyear, reported lower numbers for the same periods.

Tags: Goodyear, Dana Holding Corp., financials

February 22, 2013 - Industry News

Strike Threat At California Ports Over, New Concerns For East And Gulf Coasts

Concerns about a strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach can finally be put to rest but there are new ones when it comes to talks involving ports on the other side of the country.

Tags: Intermodal, ILA

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Bernhard to Head Daimler Trucks, Renschler Moves to Mercedes Benz Cars, Vans

Daimler AG's Supervisory Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Dieter Zetsche as chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and as head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Tags: Leadership, Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Achieves Market Share, Fuel Efficiency Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America wants to expand its export business, such as this Australian Argosy.

Daimler Trucks North America outlined a number of milestones and achievements it accomplished over the past year, including being the market leader in Class 6 and 7 for the first time ever, completing Phase One of the SuperTruck program, and announcing a new international export goal. This announcement was made during an event for North American trade press this week in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico.

Tags: Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vocational, Global, Daimler Trucks North America

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

New Century Transportation Names Mark Olszewski President

New Century Transportation announced that Mark Olszewski has been named president of the New Jersey-based transportation company. As president, Olszewski will oversee the organization's management and operations, in addition to the design and implementation of revenue growth strategies.

Tags: Leadership

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Universal Lubricants Expands in Dallas

Universal Lubricants announced the opening of a new 52,000-square-foot oil warehouse and distribution center in leased space in Dallas. When fully staffed, the center will create over two dozen new jobs and house more than 35 employees.

Tags: Universal Lubricants, Expansion

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Awarded $23 Million Order for Armored Cabs

Navistar Defense LLC, already a key supplier to the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police, has received an urgent delivery order from the U.S. Army to retrofit 205 armored cabs onto Navistar Medium Tactical Vehicles currently designated for service with the Afghan National Security Forces.

Tags: Navistar

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