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April 1, 2013 - Industry News

Dan King Leaves Yokohama After 20-plus Years

Dan King Leaves Yokohama After 20-plus Years

For more than 20 years, Dan King has been helping develop and implement consumer and commercial tire sales strategies for Yokohama Tire Corp.. That will end on April 6 when he joins Tire’s Warehouse Inc., a large tire wholesaler based in Corona, Calif.

Tags: Leadership, Yokohama Tire Corp., YRC

April 1, 2013 - Industry News

Ryder Exceeds Veteran Recruiting Goal

Ryder System Inc. has surpassed its goal to hire 1,000 military veterans by the end of 2013. The company beat its goal by the end of February, a full 10 months ahead of schedule.

Tags: Ryder System, Hiring our Heroes

April 1, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens New Casual Dining Experience

Professional driver Ken Szorosy sits down to enjoy a home-style platter with hearty meatloaf and a hot cup of coffee at the newly opened Pilot Travel Center in St. Marys, Ga., on March 21.

Pilot Flying J is launching a new casual dining concept at select travel centers and travel plazas nationwide, the first of which opened in March at the new Pilot Travel Center in St. Marys, Ga.

March 29, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Corp. Names Robert Denious as President and CEO

Polar Corporation has appointed Robert D. Denious, its board chairman, as president and chief executive officer of the company.

Tags: Leadership, Polar

March 29, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Driver Input Wanted for Survey about CSA Impacts

The American Transportation Research Institute, a non-profit trucking research organization, has launched its third annual commercial driver survey to identify impacts on trucking operations, as well as driver perceptions and attitudes toward the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety and Accountability program.

Tags: CSA, ATRI, Drivers

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

NATSO Names Tom Heinz 2013 Chairman

NATSO, the national trade association representing major truckstops and travel plazas, has named Tom Heinz, president of Heinz and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores, as its 2013 chairman of the board.

Tags: NATSO, Truckstops, Leadership

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

PSI and Capacity Launch Medium-Duty Truck Collaboration at MATS

LOUISVILLE -- Power Solutions International and Capacity of Texas announced a collaboration to bring the attractive economics of natural gas engines to the medium-duty truck market.

Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award Goes to Odyne Systems

Organizers of The Work Truck Show, held earlier this month, announced this week Odyne Systems, of Waukesha, Wis., has won The Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award for an advanced hybrid commercial vehicle it developed with ComEd in Chicago.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Odyne, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

Only One Lane Open Westbound In St. Louis Along I-70 Bridge Fri. Night/Sat Morning

Only one lane will be open for traffic on westbound Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Missouri River Bridge in St. Louis, mile marker 230, from 11 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday due to pavement repair.

Tags: Missouri, I-70, Highways

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

Trucks Moving More Freight Between U.S. and NAFTA Neighbors

A new report shows the value of U.S. trade with neighboring Canada and Mexico increased in January 3.5% from the same time a year ago with truck movements dominating freight transportation.

Tags: NAFTA, Canada, Mexico, Exports, Imports, Surface Trade

March 27, 2013 - Industry News

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Proposal Goes to White House

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is getting closer to proposing a rule that would create a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Alcohol, OMB

March 27, 2013 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo Collaborating with Shell for Global LNG Project

Natural gas-powered Mack TerraPro.

Mack Trucks and sister company Volvo Trucks announced a collaboration with Shell to coordinate efforts and support activities that encourage the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for commercial vehicles.

Tags: Natural Gas, Volvo Trucks, Shell, Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas

March 27, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Shows Fleet Use of E-logs, CSA Compliance Methods and Costs along with Expansion Plans

Newly released results from a survey of fleets show more are adopting e-logs to monitor driver compliance with hours-of-service regulations. The survey also reveals what they are doing and how much it costs to comply with the CSA program, as well as plans for adding capacity that include more plan to add independent contractor drivers.

Tags: EOBR, Owner-Operators, Capacity, CSA, Hours of Service, Transport Capital Partners, Drivers

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Heavy-Truck Orders Move Higher, Used Truck Market Stabilizes, Caution Over Trailers

Three separate new reports paint a picture of healthy new heavy truck sales and an improving used-truck market, but a market for trailers that is still relatively weak.

Tags: Trailers, Truck Sales, ACT Research

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Volume Falls In February, Rates Mixed

The freight-matching service provider DAT TransCore new North American Freight Index shows a return to post-recession freight volumes during February, following a record-setting January.

Tags: Freight, rates, DAT Transcore, Spot Freight

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Jury Awards $58.5 Million in Fatal Truck Crash Lawsuit

A jury in a Santa Fe, N.M. district court has awarded what’s believed to be one of the largest judgments in state history in a lawsuit stemming from a March 2010 crash involving a tractor-trailer that left one four-wheeler dead.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Lawsuits, Fatal Accidents, New Mexico

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest to Be Held With Tractor Pull

A former Shell SuperRigs winner.

Shell has announced the date of its 31st annual Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest, which this year is being held in conjunction with a tractor pull event.

Tags: Wisconsin, Shell Rotella, Events, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

XRS Customers Get Exclusive Discount with Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass

LOUISVILLE -- The fleet management and compliance software provider XRS Corp. has entered into a co-marketing agreement with the weigh station bypass service company Drivewyze, allowing its customers to use its service at what both are calling an “exclusive discount.”

Tags: Drivewyze, XRS, Mid-America Trucking Show, Weigh Stations

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Hits Bulk DEF Milestone

LOUISVILLE -- The parent company of the truckstops chains TA and Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, announced at last week’s Mid America Trucking Show it has completed the installation of its 1,000th bulk on-island diesel exhaust fluid dispenser.

Tags: DEF, TravelCenters of America LLC, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Named Highway Angel for Helping Crash Victim

Truck driver Robert Woolf of Leland, N.C., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association. Woolf, who drives for Con-way Truckload of Joplin, Mo., is being recognized for helping a man who had suffered possible spinal injuries.

Tags: TCA, Highway Angel, Con-way Truckload

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride EDI Solutions

HDT Truck Pride is working on the second phase of its EDI solutions program, focusing on vendor partners.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDA Truck Pride, EDI

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Several Bright Spots in Latest U.S. Economic Numbers

Shipments and orders of manufactured durable goods, increased in February according to numbers released today from the U.S. Commerce Department, while home sales slid and consumer confidence fell in March.

Tags: Economy, Housing, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Consumer Confidence

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Eases CDL Process for States

The agency agreed that it is too burdensome to require states to conduct background checks on all test examiners. Now the checks are required only when the examiner is hired.

In response to petitions from states and the industry, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is changing provisions of its commercial driver’s license rule.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL rule, CDL testing, Drivers

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel and Gasoline Continues Falling with Crude Still Moving Higher

The average cost of diesel in the United State has fallen for the fourth straight week. A new U.S. Energy Department report shows it dropped 4.1 cents over the past week to $4.006 per gallon.

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

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Rand McNally Selling TND 760 EOBR at Truckstops

Rand McNally's TND760 device

Rand McNally has begun selling its TND 760 EOBR/fleet management solution at retail locations, with Travel Centers of American and Petro truckstops the first retailers to carry it.

Tags: Rand McNally, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, EOBRs

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