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February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Florida Works to Ease Burden on Trucks

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that in order to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal and to strengthen Florida’s position as a leader in international trade, the Florida Department of Transportation implemented administrative rule changes to reduce the regulatory burden on trucks, while protecting the integrity of Florida’s infrastructure.

Tags: Florida, Intermodal

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Management Changes at Dart Transit

Dart Transit Co. announced the addition of Bob Klein to its executive management team.

Dart Transit Co. announced the addition of Bob Klein to its executive management team. Klein joined Dart Transit's sales staff on Jan. 2 as executive vice president for sales and marketing. He is replacing Joyce Jordan, who announced that she would retire in February after 26 years with the company.

Tags: Leadership, Dart

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Posts Best January in Five Years

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9% in January after jumping 2.4% in December.

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9% in January after jumping 2.4% in December.

Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Winners Named in TCA’s 2012 National Fleet Safety Awards

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected 18 companies as division winners in its 37th annual National Fleet Safety Awards.

Tags: TCA

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Unified Registration System Nearing Publication

The Unified Registration System, which will reform the way the federal government keeps track of motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders, is in the final stage of the rulemaking process.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. DOT

February 19, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Increases For Fifth Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of diesel has increased for the fifth straight week and is at its highest level since mid-August of 2008.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, DOE

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Orders California Driver to Cease Operating

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered a California-based truck driver to cease operating after he was cited for numerous egregious violations of federal regulations, the most recent involving being arrested for intoxicated driving.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. DOT, Alcohol

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces New CEO

USA Truck lost $17.5 million in 2012.

USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., named a new president and CEO following this month's financial reports of a $17.5 million net loss for 2012.

Tags: People, USA Truck

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

Panther Expedited Names New CEO, COO

Panther Expedited Services has names a new president/CEO and a new chief operating officer following the retirement of President and CEO Andrew Clarke.

Tags: Arkansas, People, Panther

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

Christenson, Florida East Coast Railway Team up for Intermodal Service in Southeast

Christenson Transportation and the Florida East Coast Railway have teamed up for an intermodal arrangement that provides more reliable shipping between the Tennessee-Kentucky border and Florida.

Tags: Intermodal, TTS

February 15, 2013 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Better than Expectations, Industrial Production up Year over Year

Consumer confidence rose in February, according to the latest Thompson Reuters/University of Michigan survey, blowing past what a poll of economists were forecasting, but January industrial production numbers were not so stellar.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Industrial Production

February 15, 2013 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop opens in Natalia, Texas

Love's new location in Natalia, Texas, was built from the ground up.

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Natalia, Texas, built from the ground up to provide a new travel stop for professional drivers and motorists.

Tags: Texas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

February 15, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Shows Unusual Strength in January

This is the first time DAT's Spot Freight Index has shown an increase in freight availability from December to January.

Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of January, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 42% last month compared to January 2012. Freight volume was unusually robust for the season, exceeding December levels by 24%

Tags: Economy, Freight, DAT, Spot Freight, Brokers

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Group Invests in DriveCam

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary to the Volvo Group, has made a strategic investment in DriveCam, a global driver risk management company.

Tags: Volvo, DriveCam, Active Safety Systems

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

CIT Kenworth Chicago Opens Full-Service Facility in Mokena

CIT Kenworth Chicago has opened its full-service dealership in a new state-of-the-art facility on property facing U.S. Interstate 80 in Mokena, Ill.

CIT Kenworth Chicago has opened a full-service dealership in a new state-of-the-art facility in Mokena, Ill.

Tags: Kenworth, Illinois, Dealers

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth Celebrates 90th Anniversary in 2013

Kenworth Truck Company is celebrating its milestone 90th anniversary during 2013.

Tags: Kenworth, History

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Names New Business Development, Fleet Sales Execs

Phillips Industries has promoted David Phillips to vice president of new business development and added Dennis Damman as national fleet sales manager.

Tags: Phillips Industries, People

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Retail Sales Barely Move Higher In January

Retail sales for the country started off in low gear during January, hitting their slowest pace in three months, with some analysts blaming the expiration of Social Security payroll tax cuts for the drop.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Moving Ahead with MAP-21 Freight Initiatives

The new National Freight Strategic Plan will look at different transportation modes.

The Department of Transportation is asking for nominations for a committee that will establish the National Freight Strategic Plan that's called for in last year's highway bill, and has proposed a process for desgnating a national freight network.

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, U.S. DOT, National Freight Strategic Plan, MAP-21, National Freight Network

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Infrastructure Featured in State of Union, House Hearing

Infrastructure had its moment in the spotlight this week as President Obama called for most-needed repairs funded in part by private investment, and the lead transportation committee in the House kicked off what will be a two-year effort to reauthorize the federal highway program.

Tags: Congress, Infrastructure

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Laclede, Siemens Partner to Introduce Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions

The Laclede Group is teaming with the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry Inc. to launch Spire natural gas fueling solutions.

Tags: Siemens, Natural Gas Vehicles, Laclede

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2013 to Precede TMC in Nashville

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2013, jointly presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Transport Topics, will precede the annual TMC event in Nashville, Tenn., at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center on March 11.

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Relocates Las Vegas Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its Las Vegas Service Center to a newly constructed, larger facility to keep up with increased freight in the region.

Tags: Relocation, Old Dominion

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Jack Kennedy Appointed President Qualcomm Enterprise Services

Qualcomm has appointed Jack Kennedy to take the helm as president of its Qualcomm Enterprise Services division effective immediately. Outgoing president and CEO Rich Sulpizio will transition into an advisory role within the company.

Tags: Qualcomm, Leadership

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

FTR: Tight Truck Transportation Capacity in December

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for December came in with a reading of -4.9 reflecting tightening capacity, which is expected to get significantly worse by mid-2013.

Tags: FTR, SCI

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