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September 21, 2012 - Industry News

Atlanta's I-285 to See Variable Speed Limit Signs

Atlanta's I-285, a perimeter route legendary for its congestion, will soon be seeing a new technology meant to help move traffic along.

Tags: Highways

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

TrailerTail Available in Europe, Pending Exemption, ATDynamics Says

HANOVER, Germany -- ATDynamics says it's introducing its TrailerTail and a shorter Eco50 product in Europe, pending a change in the European Union's length limits which currently preclude their use

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Remains Soft in August

Weakness at the front end of the demand cycle for heavy duty commercial vehicles persisted into August, although underlying fundamentals are healthy, according to ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Medium-Duty Fuel Efficiency Improves, But Doesn't Impact Satisfaction

Although reported fuel economy and quality improved for medium-duty trucks, the impact on satisfaction with new engines meeting the 2010 EPA emission regulations is negligible, according a report by J.D. Power and Associates

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler to Push More Vertical Integration with Engine-Transmission 'Modules' Next Year

HANOVER, Germany - (CORRECTED) Daimler Trucks intends to push for vertically integrated components in its American Freightliner and Western Star models, and next year will begin offering engine-transmission "modules" that promise greater efficiency for customers

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Inspector General: SmartWay Works Well But Needs Data Verification

SmartWay, the voluntary truck fuel economy and sustainability program run by the Environmental Protection Agency, is working well but needs to ensure that carrier data remains valid, says the agency's Inspector General Arthur Elkins

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

East Coast/Gulf Coast Port Strike Averted

A looming strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports has been averted for the time being

Tags: Intermodal

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx, Nissan Expand Testing of Electric Nissan e-NV200

HANOVER, Germany - Nissan unveiled the all-new 100% electric Panel Van version e-NV200 Concept, decorated with Nissan and FedEx graphics and logos, at the 64th IAA Commercial Vehicle International Motor Show in Hanover

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Increases Biodiesel Production Requirements to 1.28 Billion Gallons

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it will require 1.28 billion gallons of bio-based diesel production in 2013, finalizing a standard it proposed more than a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Utility Expands Refrigerated Trailer Plant in Virginia

Construction at Utility's reefer manufacturing plant located in Marion, Virginia is underway.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing announced the expansion of its refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Marion, Va.

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

ATRI Looking for Comment on Truck Parking

The American Transportation Research Institute recently launched a survey on truck parking information needs and system requirements

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down Kansas Trucking Company for Extreme Hours of Service Violations

Drivers for HP Distribution LLP were found to have egregious logbook violations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Kansas-based commercial truck company HP Distribution LLP and an affiliated company, HP Distribution LLC, to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious hours-of-service and other safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Website, Appreciation Week Events Aim to Help Truckers Stay Healthy

EGears, which offers online and video-based education for truck drivers, is also launching a website and resource: TheHealthyTrucker.net.

Tags: Events

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions Names CFO

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions named Christopher L. Franklin chief financial officer. Franklin brings more than 20 years of finance and public accounting experience in both the public and private sector to AHS.

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

FreightWatch Figures Show Cargo Theft Drop from Second Quarter

The summer months saw a drop in cargo thefts compared to the second quarter, but there was a slight increase in the theft of electronics, auto/parts and pharmaceuticals, according to numbers compiled by FreightWatch International

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Announces Dallas Headquarters

Con-way Multimodal, a freight brokerage division of Con-way Inc.'s operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, named Dallas as the location for its business headquarters

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Debuts New Energy-Efficient Warehouse

Old Dominion Freight Line, based in Thomasville, N.C., is debuting a 160,000-square-foot rooftop solar panel system its warehouse. This is the third largest of its kind in North Carolina

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

I-44 to Close in Springfield, Mo., for Bridge Demolition this Weekend

Interstate 44 at West Bypass (Route 160) in Springfield, Mo., will be closed starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 and will remain closed until as late as 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 to allow contractor crews to remove half of the West Bypass bridge over I-44

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

NTTC to Launch Tank Truck Driver Recognition Program

National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. announced that its Safety Committee will develop a new tank truck driver recognition program for board consideration at its next membership meeting

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

HELP to Test New Communications System

HELP Inc. is gearing up a three-state pilot project to test a communications system that will add driver and credentialing information to its portfolio of wireless roadside services. HELP, best known for its PrePass weigh station clearance system, will use a 5.9 GHz communications protocol to collect a wider range of data than just the PrePass truck weight and identification information

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Recognizes Truck Drivers with Week of Appreciation

American Trucking Associations is taking this week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, to honor the 3.1 million professional truck drivers that deliver America's freight safely and securely every day

Tags: Events

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Kevin Beaty Joins Calstart as Vice President

Kevin Beaty is joining Calstart as a vice president and director of its high-efficiency truck program

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Global Reach Aids Design, Manufacture of Trucks and Buses, Daimler Head Says

 One of nine trucks that rolled through the audience at the Daimler event during Andreas Renschler's presentation. This is the BharatBenz, built in India. Bharat means "India" in the local language. (Photo by Sven-Erik Lindstrand, European correspondent.)

HANOVER, GERMANY -- Global reach is the key to Daimler Trucks' strategy for success in markets around the world, and the large company's economies of scale in manufacturing and distribution will generate profits that can be poured into research and development that will save customers fuel and money

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel prices rise only slightly

Once again this week, the price of diesel per gallon has gone up only marginally over last week. Prices rose only 0.3 cents per gallon on average to $4.14, which is an increase of approximately 30 cents over prices last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

House Passes Continuing Resolution without MAP-21 Spending Levels

The House passed a six-month continuing resolution Thursday evening to fund the government until early 2013 -- without incorporating the transportation funding levels enacted in the new transportation bill, MAP-21

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