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January 2, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters Opens First S.C. Petro Stopping Center

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Florence, S.C., to the Petro Stopping Centers brand

Tags: Highways, TA, Petro

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Gasoline goes up, diesel prices drop

On the last day of 2012, prices for gasoline rose across the nation while the price of diesel saw a slight decrease

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

TWIC Reader Proposal Is Still Pending

The Coast Guard is poised to propose standards for the devices that will read Transportation Worker Identification Credentials. The proposal, six years in the making, is in line for clearance at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Once it is cleared by OMB and published, probably in January, the Coast Guard will take comments and draft the final rule, a process that likely will take most of 2013

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

CDOT Closes I-70 Rest Area In Glenwood Springs

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently closed a rest area in west Glenwood Springs off of I-70 in a move to cut costs

Tags: Highways

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

East and Gulf Coast Port Strike Averted

The Port of Baltimore is one of 15 ports where a strike would have halted most intermodal container handling.

Dockworkers and their employers agreed to extend contract negotiations for an additional 30 days after coming to an agreement on container royalties, avoiding a strike that would have shut down 15 East Coast and Southeast ports from Maine to Texas when the contract expired at midnight on Dec. 30

Tags: Intermodal, strike, Ports

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

Globe Energy Acquires Paul Musselwhite Trucking

Texas-based Globe Energy Services, LLC announced the acquisition of Paul Musselwhite Trucking Co. and its affiliated entities

Tags: Aquisistion

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Veteran Hal Booth Passes Away

Hal Booth, a visionary leader in the transportation industry with vast experience in the trucking and truck leasing sector, died Saturday, Dec. 22.

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

North Carolina's Quick Pass and E-ZPass Function as One

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 3, drivers with an E-ZPass or NC Quick Pass hardcase transponder can travel in all E-ZPass states and North Carolina using their prepaid electronic toll collection account

Tags: Highways, E-ZPass

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

Gladstone Capital Invests $14 Million in Ag Trucking

Gladstone Capital Corp. announced that on Dec. 24 it invested $14 million through a combination of debt and equity in Ag Trucking Inc. The investment in Ag Trucking was sponsored by 3.5.7.11 Investments. Ag Trucking, led by CEO Tim Boehlke, is a regional food-grade liquid and dry bulk carrier based in Goshen, Ind. The company was founded in 1978.

Tags: Aquisistion

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

New Lawyers Join Hanson & Feary Law Firm

Allyson E. Feary, John-Thomas Young and Ryan W. Wright recently began their practices as associates in the Chicago and Indianapolis offices of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

2013 HDRG Remanufacturing Summit Scheduled

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group will host its annual HDRG Summit at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on Jan. 21

Tags: Events, HDRG, APRA, HDAW, Aftermarket

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

Epes Transport System Purchases Cargo Logistics

Epes Transport System Inc. a North Carolina-based truckload carrier, announced the purchase of Cargo Logistics located in Charlotte, N.C. Cargo Logistics is an asset-based trucking company with 25 power units and approximately 40 drivers

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Administrator Jackson to Leave Post

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, who was at the helm of the agency for its first-every greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations for commercial trucks, is stepping down

Tags: EPA, People

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 4

As we begin 2013, it's a good time to look back on 2012 at some of the biggest trucking stories and trends. Here are our picks for the top two stories of the year

Tags: Infrastructure, CSA

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 3

Today, the third installment of our look back at the top trucking stories from 2012, as determined by HDT's editors

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 2

Last week, we brought you the first three of our (reverse order) picks for the top trucking-related stories and trends of the past year. Today, the next three on our list of 2012's biggest news

Tags: Navistar, Natural Gas, Trends

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories & Trends from 2012, Part 1

Fuel shortages following Hurricane Sandy kept mobile fueling trucks busy following the storm. (FEMA photo)

As 2012 draws to a close, we bring you our picks for the top stories and trends of the past year, in Letterman-style reverse Top 10 order

Tags: YRC, Sandy, FMCSA

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

ACOFAS Schedules Vibration Clinic, Frame Diagnostics Repeat

ACOFAS, the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists, will hold a technician training clinic on "Chassis Vibration: Diagnostics and Repair" in Dallas April 22-23

Tags: Events, ACOFAS, Aftermarket

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Eight Truckstops Join Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops

Tags: Highways, Truckstops, EVs, Alternative Fuels, Shore Power

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

TA Opens New Country Pride Restaurant in Edinburg, Texas

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the opening of its newest Country Pride 24-hour full-service restaurant located at the TA travel center at 8301 North Hwy. 281, in Edinburg, Texas

Tags: TA

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Now Carrying Michelin Duals, X One

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, announced that it is offering both Michelin duals and X One tires at participating TA and Petro locations

Tags: TA, Petro, Michelin

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Appoints New Executives

Universal Truckload Services Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed H.E. "Scott" Wolfe as chief executive officer and David Crittenden as chief financial officer. Don Cochran, Universal's previous CEO, has been selected as vice chairman

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Robert Dieli to Present at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

Dr. Bob Dieli of RDLB Inc. will give aftermarket attendees an economic outlook for 2013 when he speaks Jan. 21 at the first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference

Tags: Events, HDAD, HDMA, HDAW

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Stu MacKay to Present at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and MacKay & Co. have announced the title and description of the presentation to be given by Stuart MacKay, president of MacKay & CO. as part of the First Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference

Tags: Events, HDAD, HDAW, HDMA

December 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Gasoline Rises

As the holiday week opened, diesel prices continued their recent downward trend, while gasoline prices crept back upward. The Department of Energy's Information Administration reported a nationwide drop of 2.2 cents in the price of a gallon diesel earlier this week. The average price was $3.92 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Gasoline, crude oil

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