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November 7, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Recognizes Three Aftermarket Parts Centers

This display by Colton Truck Supply in Montrose, Colo. was recognized by Meritor for its creativity.

Three aftermarket customers of Meritor have been recognized in a national "Drive to 100 Store Decor" contest to improve retail store showroom decor.

Tags: Meritor

November 7, 2012 - Industry News

Link Discovered Between Driver Obesity and Crash Risk

A study has confirmed what many in trucking already believed -- that there's a direct connection between a truck driver's crash risk and his or her body mass index. Obese truckers, during their first two years on the road, are 43% to 55% more likely to be involved in a crash when compared against those truckers with a normal BMI

Tags: Sleep Apnea

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Atlas Van Lines Announced Industry Awards

Atlas Van Lines, a moving company, recently announced the 2012 winners of the Milton M. Hill Quality Award, the World Class Commitment Award, and the Specialized Transportation Group Quality Award

Tags: Events

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Honored for Veteran Hiring Efforts

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its National Chamber Foundation announced that Ryder is a finalist for the Hiring Our Heroes Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award.

Tags: Hiring our Heroes, Ryder, Veterans

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue Downward Trend

Despite minor price increases in areas on the East Coast, the average price nationwide for diesel fuel fell this week

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Sandy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Services Invests $25 million in CNG Trucks

Republic Services, a recycling and waste company that serves more than 200,000 households and 27,000 businesses in the St. Louis region, is investing nearly $25 million to enhance its fleet with 72 compressed natural gas collection vehicles.

Tags: Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Releases 2nd Edition of Road To Natural Gas

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. released the second edition of "The Road to Natural Gas," an update of truck companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities and other organizations which are making the switch to natural gas with transportation fue

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Truckstops, Natural Gas

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Report Predicts Oil, Diesel Price Average to Stay Nearly the Same

The U.S. Department of Energy has lowered its projections for crude oil prices for the fourth quarter and expects diesel fuel to average $4 per gallon during the quarter. The agency is predicting crude oil to remain about the same in 2013, and diesel prices to be slightly lower

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Oil, Diesel, Gasoline

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Bison Transport Trucks to Fuel With LNG from Shell Canada

Bison Transport, one of Canada's largest trucking companies, has signed an agreement with Shell Canada Products to run 15 liquefied natural gas tractors in Alberta. Bison's five-year fuels supply agreement marks the first step in launching Shell's LNG refueling infrastructure in the province.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Liquefied Natural Gas, Canada, Natural Gas, Shell

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Names Staci Kroon President Automotive, North America Division

Staci L. Kroon has been named president, Automotive, North America Division at Eaton..

Eaton Corp. named Staci L. Kroon president of Automotive, North America Division, reporting to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group, effective Jan. 1

Tags: Eaton

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA to Lead Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to Speed Hurricane Response

Mobile fueling tankers deliver emergency fuel in New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday that it is leading an Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to ensure the fastest and most efficient movement of fuel to the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Tags: Hurricane, Sandy, FMCSA

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

Fleet Survey Indicates Increase in Planned Order Activity

Fleets surveyed by CK Commercial Vehicle Research were increasing their planned order activity for power units in the coming three months, while planned trailer orders slowed. Freight demand, while slipping somewhat, is still solid at most fleets, according to the Q4 Fleet Sentiment Report, but it's still solid at most fleets

Tags: Economy, Navistar, Truck Orders

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Releases Driver Shortage Analysis Paper

American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector of the industry; but that long-term trends could cause the shortage to explode in the next decade

Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Approved For Voucher Incentive Project

Hino Trucks' 2013MY Class 5 195h diesel electric cabover has been approved by the California Air Resources Board and is eligible for the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Hino, CARB, HVIP

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

August Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 2.6%

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 2.6% higher in August 2012 than in August 2011.

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

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Acquires Central Cal Transportation

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Central Cal Transportatio

Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, Intermodal, California

November 4, 2012 - Industry News

Superstorm Sandy Affects Fuel Availability in Region

Fuel and oil terminals and refineries are slowly returning to operation following last week's "superstorm" Sandy, as the government takes steps to try to get oil and fuel to the stricken region. A shortage of fuel, especially gasoline for vehicles and generators, has led to long lines and short tempers across much of the Northeast. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that it is likely to continue for at least several more days

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 4, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Look Stronger for October

Preliminary data shows October Class 8 truck orders around 23,000 units - the highest since January. FTR Associates, Nashville, Ind., puts the number at at 22,760, 50% higher than the previous month and much improved over third quarter averages, while ACT Research, Columbus, Inc., projects orders will approach 23,200 units for Class 8 trucks and 18,500 for medium duty Class 5-7 vehicles

Tags: Economy

November 4, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Testing LNG Tractors in Dallas

Two LNG tractors will test the new Cummins Westport ISX 12 G in FedEx Freight's Dallas operations.

FedEx Freight has begun beta testing two new tractors powered by Cummins Westport ISX 12 G liquefied natural gas-only engines.

November 4, 2012 - Industry News

CVSN Installs Scheer as Director

At the recent CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network installed Dave Scheer, president/CEO of Inland Truck Parts and chairman of HDDA, as a new director

November 4, 2012 - Industry News

I-69 Extension to Open Nov. 19

On Nov. 19, the first three sections of newly constructed I-69 will officially open in Indiana

Tags: Highways

November 4, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Honored for Helping Motorist with Medical Emergency

Pavel Kolacek of Thunder LLC, High Ridge, Mo. was recently named a TCA Highway Angel.

The Truckload Carriers Association named its latest Highway Angel: Pavel Kolacek of Thunder LLC, High Ridge, Mo. Kolacek, who is leased to Artur Express of St. Louis, Mo., is being recognized for helping a motorist who had a medical emergency

November 1, 2012 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Transportation Founder Dies

Dempsey Boyd, founder of Boyd Bros. Transportation, Clayton, Ala., died Monday after an extended illness. He was 85

November 1, 2012 - Industry News

$12 million DOT Emergency Relief Funds Released for Hurricane Sandy Damage

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he is making $12 million in quick release emergency relief funds immediately available to New Jersey and Connecticut to help begin repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, while assessments continue throughout the Northeast to determine the full extent of the damage.

November 1, 2012 - Industry News

Professional Truck Driver Finds Toddler Wandering in Road at 4 a.m.

Rodney L. Smith of Plant City, Fla., has been named TCA's latest Highway Angel.

The Truckload Carriers Association announced that Rodney L. Smith of Plant City, Fla., has been named its latest Highway Angel. Smith, who drives for FFE Transportation Services Inc., of Lancaster, Texas, is being recognized for helping a toddler in trouble

Tags: Events

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