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October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Bosch Reorganizes U.S. Aftermarket Resources

Robert Bosch LLC announced a reorganization of several of its Independent aftermarket resources in the United States, affecting light and medium duty commercial vehicles as well as passenger vehicles

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Third Quarter Fleet Financials Released

Many fleets released their third quarter revenues and earnings recently. Some companies experienced gains, while others reported losses

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Westport Signs Development Agreement with Tata Motors

Westport Innovations Inc., a developer of natural gas engines, announced an agreement with Tata Motors to develop an engine for light- and medium-duty trucks and buses.

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Superstorm Sandy Continues to Wreak Havoc on Highways

This is how Sandy looked at 1:45 p.m. EDT Sunday, heading toward the New Jersey coast.

As Post-tropical Storm Cyclone Sandy moves further inland, highway officials in some states are re-opening some routes. However, many highways and bridges in the affected region remained closed this morning, while the storm dumps snow, closing more highways further inland

Tags: Highways

October 29, 2012 - Industry News

Two More Carriers Get Cross-Border Approval

Two more motor carriers from Mexico have received operating authority to participate in the cross-border pilot program

October 29, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gasoline Prices Continue Decline

Once again this week, the price of diesel and gasoline at the pump saw a decrease over last week's prices. Nationally, the average price for a gallon of diesel fell 8.6 cents to rest at $4.03

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 29, 2012 - Industry News

Gabriel Announces Pending Change in Ownership

Ride Control LLC, which supplies Gabriel brand light vehicle and heavy-duty OE and aftermarket shocks and struts, is being sold by OpenGate Capital to MAT Holdings Inc

October 28, 2012 - Industry News

ARI Activates Emergency Fleet Hotline in Anticipation of Hurricane Sandy

ARI, a fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced that it has activated its emergency hotline - 1-866-FLEET59 (1-866-353-3859) - in advance of Hurricane Sand

October 28, 2012 - Industry News

Hurricane Sandy Battering East Coast

UPDATED 2 p.m. EDT: Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, is hitting heavily populated areas such as New York City and Washington, D.C., this evening. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a regional emergency, allowing for exception from some regulations for motor carriers providing emergency materials

Tags: Highways

October 28, 2012 - Industry News

Used Truck Market Suffers Weak Performance in September

September's weak performance all but wiped out the gains that had been made in the used truck market the prior three months

Tags: Economy

October 26, 2012 - Industry News

Stuart Goldberg Named Trucker Buddy of the Month

Averitt Express driver Stuart Goldberg, of Arlington, Texas, has been named the August Trucker Buddy of the Month by Jocelyn Murphy-Stout, social studies chair for Egg Harbor City Community School in Egg Harbor, N.J

October 26, 2012 - Industry News

Average Value of Cargo Thefts Rises in 3Q

In the third quarter of 2012, FreightWatch recorded a total of 225 thefts in the United States, with an average loss value per incident of $172,403, a 23% increase from the previous three months of the year. There were 78 thefts in July, 71 in August and 76 in September

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Third Quarter Earnings Down Over Last Year

Paccar's third-quarter earnings dropped 17% compared to a year ago, with lower industry truck orders in North America and Europe due to the uneven global economy

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Wright Express Corp. Changes Name to WEX Inc.

Wright Express Corp.n announced that it will change its name to WEX Inc

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

One Company's Tale of Moving A Super Load

When a manufacturing plant in Ohio sold three generating turbines weighing 409,944 pounds each and measuring over 59 feet long by 15 1/2 feet wide and with a height of nearly 15 feet to an international

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Canadian Gateway with New Detroit Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is expanding its service into Canada with the relocation and expansion of its Detroit Service Center

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Brake-Related OOS Rates Increase to 15.3%

Commercial vehicle inspectors participating in the recent Brake Safety Week found at least one in seven vehicles chosen for inspection had brake-related out-of-service violations, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Brake Safety Week, which was held

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Defends Hours Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration defended its hours-of-service rule in a court filing, arguing that limits on the 34-hour restart are reasonable. The agency also told a federal appeals court that the risks of the 11-hour limit on driving are outweighed by the productivity savings, and the 30-minute rest break improves safety

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Getloaded Helps Raise More than $20,000 for Special Olympics Virginia

Getloaded, a logistics freight matching website, recently joined forces with Special Olympics Virginia, the Virginia State Police, and more than 50 commercial truck drivers to participate in the 2nd annual segment of the World's Largest Truck Convoy

Tags: Events

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar to Sell More Than 10 Million Shares

Navistar International Corp. announced a public offering of approximately 10.7 million shares of its common stock, which could net it up to $218 million

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Reports Profits up 50%

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, reported its first fiscal quarter profit was up more than 50% compared to the same period last year

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Gain Strength in September

Net orders for trailers jumped 11% month-over-month in September, rising to 16,990 units. That is a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 224,800 units

Tags: Economy

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Drivers, Carriers Asked to Weigh in on Navigation Systems

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a new survey that explores the use of navigation systems by commercial drivers. This brief online survey, which seeks both commercial driver and motor carrier input, will capture information on the attitudes of both groups toward navigation systems including perceived benefits and risks.

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Hosts Safe Driving Event

Local high school students and community members gathered in Harrison, Ark., recently to make a pledge to safe driving

Tags: Events

October 23, 2012 - Industry News

ICT Holdings Opening Branch Offices

ICT Holdings announced plans to open satellite offices in strategic locations across the country, with the first one opening in Fayetteville, Ark.

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