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December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Shippers Conditions Index Improves, But Only Temporarily

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for October improved month-over-month by nearly two points to a reading of -5.0, but FTR analysts predict the pendulum will soon swing back toward the carriers' side of the equation

Tags: Economy, FTR, SCI

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum

The National Biodiesel Board, which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute renewable biodiesel fuel, is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Biodiesel, Diesel

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Names Jim Bach Director of Materials

Polar Tank Trailer, a producer of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers, has hired Jim Bach as director of materials.

Tags: Polar, People

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Reports $2.8 billion Fourth Quarter Loss

The first ProStar equipped with the Cummins ISX15 with selective catalytic reduction rolled off the production line last month.

Navistar International reported a worse fourth-quarter loss than expected, thanks in part to a spike in warranty costs along with the weakened truck demand affecting all truck makers. The Lisle, Ill.-based truck and engine maker reported a fourth quarter 2012 net loss of $2.8 billion, or $40.13 per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2011 net income of $255 million, or $3.48 per diluted share.

Tags: Navistar, Earnings

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Slower Growth Predicted for OE Truck Tires in 2013

The Rubber Manufacturers Association forecasts that original equipment truck tire numbers will end 2012 up by more than 5%, but growth will be slower for 2013. Replacement truck tires, on the other hand, are predicted to fall this year but rise in 2013. Increased demand for commercial trucks and trailers will boost OE medium/wide-base/heavy on-highway commercial truck tire shipments by more than 5% for 2012,

Tags: Tires

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Rebounds in November

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.7% in November. The first gain since July, it erased October's 3.7% drop

Tags: Economy, ATA, Truck Tonnage

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Names Beering to Head Up Transmission Business

John Beering has been named Eaton's senior vice president and general manager, commercial vehicle transmission business.

Eaton Corp. named John Beering senior vice president and general manager, commercial vehicle transmission business, effective Jan. 1

Tags: Eaton, People

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Sleepsafe Drivers Adds SleepWorks Labs To Network

Sleepsafe Drivers, a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs for the transportation industry, has added SleepWorks to its Sleep Provider Network, effective immediately

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Health

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Drivewyze Bypass Now Available in New Mexico

New Mexico officially became the 14th state to adopt Drivewyze PreClear as its new bypass service

Tags: Highways, New Mexico, Drivewyze

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

SelecTrucks Enhances Buyer's Assurance and Limited Warranty Coverages for Used Trucks

SelecTrucks announces the addition of enhancements to its 60-Day buyer's assurance and select limited warranty for used Freightliner and Western Star trucks

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Drake Supply Company

FleetPride Inc., the nation's largest retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of Drake Supply Co

Tags: Aftermarket, FleetPride

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Mahindra To Purchase Navistar's Stake In India Joint Ventures

Earlier this year, Mahindra Navistar rolled out of its 5,000th truck from its plant at Chakan in Maharashtra.

Mahindra & Mahindra announced it will buy Navistar Group's stake in their joint venture companies for approximately $33 million.

Tags: India, Navistar

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

NY Thruway Backs Down from 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

The New York State Thruway Authority, after many weeks of silence, announced that it will not be hiking toll rates as proposed by 45% on commercial vehicles with more than three axles

Tags: New York, Tolls

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Bill Would Set up VMT Pilot Project

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would fund a Vehicle Miles Traveled pilot program to examine a new source of funding that would help make up for the Highway Trust Fund deficit

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, Oregon, VMT

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

TruckPro Acquires Carolina Rim and Wheel Co.

TruckPro LLC has completed the purchase of Carolina Rim and Wheel Co. The acquisition includes the five CRW store operations across the Carolinas and Georgia

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

JX Truck Center Opens New Dealership

JX Truck Center is open for business at its new facility in Kronenwetter, Wis., approximately six miles south of its previous location.

Tags: Wisconsin, Dealers

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again

Gasoline and diesel prices fell again this week, marking the third straight week in December the prices at the pump have gone down

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Gasoline, crude oil

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth Employees Donate Nearly 7,500 Pounds of Food To Northwest Harvest

Kenworth employees at the company's headquarters in Kirkland, Wash., recently conducted a food drive that resulted in a donation of nearly 7,500 pounds of food to Northwest Harvest

Tags: Events, Kenworth

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Educational Sessions to Kick Off The Work Truck Show 2013

The Work Truck Show 2013 exhibit floor opens Wednesday, March 6, but attendees have the opportunity to take part in educational sessions the day before

Tags: Events, Work Truck Show

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

NRF Urges President Obama to Intervene in Port Negotiations

Container traffic at East and Gulf Coast ports like the Port of Savannah would be affected by a strike. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

The National Retail Federation sent a letter to President Obama to express the retail industry's growing concern about the possibility of a contract agreement not being reached between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.

Tags: Intermodal, NRF, Ports, ILA, Barack Obama

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Vanguard Opens Mack, Isuzu Dealership in St. Louis

Vanguard Truck Centers recently announced the opening of its newest Mack and Isuzu dealership in St. Louis, Mo.

Tags: Dealers, Vanguard, Isuzu, Mack, Missouri

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Announces CEO Succession Plan

Ryder System Inc. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory T. Swienton will retire at the time of the company's annual meeting of shareholders on May 3

Tags: Ryder, People

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders Two Dayes Trucking, Two Dayes Transport to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport, based in Murfreesboro, N.C., to immediately cease all transportation service

Tags: DOT, FMCSA

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky, Ohio Agree to Build New Ohio River bridge

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an agreement that describes in broad terms how their two states will cooperatively build a new bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington

Tags: Highways, Ohio, Kentucky, I-75

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA Opens Submissions For 2013 Fleet Excellence Awards

NAFA Fleet Management Association announced seven new fleet industry awards designed to recognize the best and brightest in the field. Winners will be announced during NAFA's First Annual Fleet Excellence Awards Night on April 2

Tags: Events, NAFA

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