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November 14, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Making it Easier for Sandy-Stricken Customers

Navistar International has set up a disaster relief program to help in Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts to get International Truck customers on the East Coast back in business as soon as possible

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

10.4 million Trucks Entered U.S. Last Year

In 2011, 10.4 million trucks entered the United States from Canada and Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

ATD, Heavy Duty Trucking Announce Nominees for Truck Dealer of the Year

Six commercial truck dealers were nominated for the 2013 Truck Dealer of the Year, a national award presented by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

Tags: Dealers

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

NTSB'S Most Wanted List Includes Mandatory Collision Avoidance, Aims at Distracted Driving

The National Transportation Safety Board released its 2013 Most Wanted List, with six of the 10 issues focusing on highway travel. Particular priorities of interest to the trucking industry include mandating vehicle collision avoidance technology, preserving the transportation infrastructure, and eliminating distracted and impaired driving

Tags: NTSB

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

XRS Corp. Announces 2nd Annual XRS User Event

XRS Corp. (formerly Xata) announced its second XRS User Event will be held Aug. 18-20, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapoli

Tags: Events, XRS

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Recycling Efforts Drive 92% Waste Diversion

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has achieved a 92% waste diversion rate through its ongoing company-wide emphasis on recycling and remanufacturing.

Tags: Bendix

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter Results, Projections for 2013

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, Meritor posted sales of $986 million, down 19% from the same period last year due to lower sales volumes in global markets as well as weaker currency translation

Tags: Meritor

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Tough Sanctions for Carriers That Repeatedly Disregard Safety Rules

Safety regulators want to impose the ultimate penalty, loss of registration, on truck and bus operations that show egregious disregard for the rules. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says that every year a small number of carriers try to avoid compliance or disguise non-compliance. These carriers often submit new applications under a different name after they have been placed out of service, the agency said

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

Descartes Acquires Exentra

Descartes Systems Group acquired Exentra Transport Solutions Limited, a UK-based provider of software-as-a-service driver compliance solutions for the European Union

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

EcoDual, Freightliner of Arizona Announce Distribution Agreement

EcoDual LLC, a provider of diesel-to-natural-gas dual fuel conversion systems for heavy-duty diesel trucks, and Freightliner of Arizona announced a distribution and servicing agreement to deliver and support the EcoDual product line.

Tags: Freightliner, EcoDual, Natural Gas

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

NY Truck Toll Increases Still in Limbo

The New York Thruway Authority canceled a second meeting regarding a proposal to raise truck toll rates 45% for trucks with three or more axles, and may be looking at alternatives to the controversial plan

Tags: Highways, Tolls, New York

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel prices fall below $4 mark

Diesel and gasoline prices continued their nationwide decline this week, with the price for a gallon of diesel falling 3 cents on average to drop below the $4 mark

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

GE, Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand 'Natural Gas Highway'

Clean Energy will use GE's MicroLNG technology to offer liquified natural gas at truckstops.

GE and Clean Energy Fuels announced a collaboration to expand the infrastructure for natural gas transportation in the United States. The agreement supports Clean Energy's efforts in developing America's Natural Gas Highway, a fueling network that will enable trucks to operate on liquefied natural gas coast to coast and border to border

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth Expands into North Carolina

Murphy-Hoffman Company, the largest privately owned heavy and medium duty truck dealership group in North America, announced it has acquired 10 dealership and 11 leasing locations in North Carolin

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

FreightWatch Notes an Increase in Theft of Meat

According to a special report from FreightWatch, the price of beef, pork and chicken (meats) in the United States has increased substantially since the second quarter of 2010, driving up thefts of meat products in FreightWatch's Food/Drinks category

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Imports to Increase 5.9% in November, Despite Sandy



Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 5.9% in November, despite the temporary closure of some ports by superstorm Sandy

Tags: Intermodal

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor to Consolidate Remanufacturing Operations

Meritor Inc. announced that it plans to consolidate its North American remanufacturing operations and create a "center of excellence" in Plainfield, Ind

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, Remanufacturing

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA New Initiative to Validate Driver Medical Cards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it and its state partners will be conducting random verifications of driver Medical Examiner's Certificates during enforcement activities.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Economy, Trucking to Get Boost from Sandy

Debris and clean-up operations continue in Long Beach, New York. (FEMA photo)

The economic recovery is progressing at a normal pace, and rebuilding from "superstorm" Sandy will be a boon for some sectors of the economy, including flatbed truckers, according to trucking economist Noel Perry

Tags: Economy, Sandy

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Millions of Gallons of Emergency Diesel Reserves to be Released

The U.S. Energy Department recently stated that 4.2 million gallons of diesel would be released to help fuel shortages in Connecticut in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. As part of the government-wide response and recovery effort for the storm, the Energy Department is providing the Department of Defense with additional ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.

Tags: Sandy

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Moving Inventory to Make Trucks Available for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. announced that it has consolidated a significant portion of its medium-duty truck inventory at its port facilities in Baltimore, where they can be delivered immediately to its dealers across the affected states to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Tags: Sandy

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Tenneco to Supply Euro 6 Diesel Aftertreatment Systems to Scania

Tenneco Inc., a manufacturing company that makes emission controls, recently announced that it will supply Scania Group with advanced diesel aftertreatment systems for its European on-road heavy-duty trucks ahead of the 2013 deadline for Euro 6 implementation.

Tags: Euro 6

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Announces Revised Business Segments

Meritor Inc. announced that it has revised its reporting structure to drive efficiencies across the corporation. Going forward, the company expects to report future results under two segments: Commercial Truck and Industrial and Aftermarket and Trailer

Tags: Meritor

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Expands Mexican Footprint and Service Offerings

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., announced that it will significantly expand its presence and range of U.S./Mexican cross-border services through two key deals.

Tags: Mexico

November 9, 2012 - Industry News

NY Thruway Toll Increases for Trucks Still Undecided

Questions about whether or not trucks would see an increase in toll costs on the New York State Thruway still remain unanswered. The New York State Thruway Authority postponed a meeting, originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, until the following Tuesday. The authority gave no reasons for why the meeting was delayed

Tags: Tolls

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