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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

November 1, 2012 - Industry News

CVSN Installs Two New Directors

At the recent Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network Aftermarket Distribution Summit held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, CVSN installed the following two new directors

November 1, 2012 - Industry News

Help Inc. Names Rasmussen President and CEO

Help Inc., the provider of PrePass and other commercial vehicle safety services, has selected Karen Rasmussen to serve as the organization's president and CEO effective Nov. 15

November 1, 2012 - Industry News

Losses to Trucking from Sandy Will Be Recouped in Future

President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talk with citizens who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy, while surveying storm damage in Brigantine, N.J. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Hurricane Sandy hit a region that's both densely populated and important economically. According to IHS Global Insight, the initial estimate of economic losses are in the $30-$50 billion range. However, some trucking companies may see a boost in both the near term and longer term

Tags: Economy

November 1, 2012 - Industry News

Timken Names Thomas Tecklenburg Director of Commercial Vehicle

The Timken Co. announced the appointment of Thomas W. Tecklenburg to the position of director for commercial vehicle original equipment and automotive aftermarket for the company's mobile industries business

November 1, 2012 - Industry News

Cummins to Cut Workforce as it Reports 3Q Revenue, Income Down

Cummins' third-quarter revenue fell 11% from last year, as revenues from international markets dropped 21%, and net income dropped from $352 billion from last year's $452 million. Third-quarter revenue was $4.1 billion. Revenues in North America grew 2%. Based on the current forecast, Cummins expects full year revenues to be $17 billion

October 31, 2012 - Industry News

Three Drivers, Five Companies Named in Nebraska Crash Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit has been filed by the parents of a couple killed in a chain-reaction crash in September in western Nebraska

October 31, 2012 - Industry News

Bill Burns Receives Northwood University Honor

Northwood University honored HDA Truck Pride COO, Bill Burns, during its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Awards

October 31, 2012 - Industry News

Registration Opens for TMC's 2013 Annual Meeting

Early-bird registration is now open for TMC's 2013 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, March 11-14, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Conference Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: Events

October 31, 2012 - Industry News

ATRI Needs Carrier Feedback on 34-hour Restart Changes

The American Transportation Research Institute is gathering carrier opinions on the potential impacts of changes to the 34-hour restart rule.

October 31, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Names Road Team Finalists

The American Trucking Associations named 32 professional truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become captains on the 2013-2014 America's Road Team.

October 31, 2012 - Industry News

Washington State Chain Law Now in Effect

Beginning Nov. 1, Washington state law requires commercial vehicles and combinations of vehicles heavier than 10,000 pounds GVWR to carry sufficient tire chains

October 31, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Tracker: DEF Pump Prices are Up

The average price of U.S. diesel exhaust fluid rose 4 cents from September and October, to an average of $2.80 per gallon, reports DEF Tracker. This is the second highest average pump price in the last 12 months, behind June at $2.88 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 31, 2012 - Industry News

MoDOT Starting Major Bridge Project on I-70 in St. Louis Area

The Missouri DOT is urging truckers to use I-270 and Mo. 370 as an alternate route to the Interstate 70 bridge over the Missouri River between St. Louis and St. Charles

Tags: Highways

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Releases $13 Million for Hurricane Sandy Damage

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he is making $13 million in quick release emergency relief funds immediately available to New York and Rhode Island to help begin repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, while assessments continue throughout the Northeast to determine the full extent of the damage

Tags: Highways

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

AMP Electric Vehicles to Focus on Fleets

AMP Electric Vehicle CEO Stephen Burns said the company will be focusing in on the U.S. commercial truck fleet market, backing off its electric passenger car efforts.

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

More Truckstops Add Shore Power

White's Travel Center in Raphine, Virginia, is the 29th of 50 truckstops nationwide scheduled to be outfitted with power pedestals through the STEP project.

Shorepower Technologies announced 17 more truckstops have added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar To Close Garland Truck Plant

Navistar last month said it was moving its new International TerraStar production from the Garland plant.

Navistar International Corp. announced it intends to close its Garland, Texas, truck manufacturing operation as part of its cost-cutting efforts. Navistar intends to cease operations at the Garland facility by the first half of 2013

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

CVSN Summit Offered Educational Opportunities

More than 160 top-level executives and managers from the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network member companies and their supplier partners recently attended the CVSN Summit in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Tags: Events

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Furthers Technician Training Focus through Competition, Education

Through a partnership with WyoTech, Volvo is also working to train the next generation of Volvo technicians.

Volvo Trucks recently kicked off the 2012-2013 VISTA program in the U.S. and Canada. Vista is the world's largest competition for aftermarket personnel

Tags: Events

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Lucidity Enterprises Aquires Optronics

Optronics International, a manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty vehicle lighting, has been acquired by Lucidity Enterprise Co.

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