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December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Speed Reduction, Driver Training, Progressive Shifting Give Best Fuel Efficiency Payback

Reducing speed and driver training were two of the fuel-saving strategies fleets said were most effective.

A survey of fuel efficiency initiatives found that the best payback came from cutting highway speed, training drivers and progressive shifting. Not surprisingly, these actions, along with recording engine data for greater driver feedback, also were the most commonly implemented among the carriers surveyed

Tags: Fuel and Oil, SmartWay, EPA, Transplace

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Honeywell Buying Intermec

Honeywell International is buying Intermec, known in trucking for its handheld barcode readers, RFID products and rugged mobile devices, for approximately $600 million

Tags: Intermec

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Imports to Increase 3.9% in December Despite Port Strike

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.9% in December despite a strike that closed the nation's largest port complex for the first few days of the month.

Tags: Intermodal

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Prices Fall at the Pump, Crude Hits One-month Low

Diesel and gasoline prices have once again seen a price decrease this past week. Gasoline prices fell 4.5 cents while the price of a gallon of diesel decreased 3.6 cents

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Praises Detroit Investment as Daimler Announces American Production of Automated Transmission

President Barack Obama speaks to employees at the Detroit Diesel plant outside Detroit, where the new Detroit automated manual transmission will be built.

President Barack Obama visited Detroit Diesel Corp. in Redford, Mich., on Monday to recognize Daimler Trucks North America's decision to invest $120 million in facilities to build the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and the new Detroit DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbocharger in the United States

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Michigan, Transmissions, Barack Obama, Detroit DT12, Automated Manual Transmissions, Fuel Economy

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Co. Green Lights Owner Operator Settlement Cycle

Interstate Distributor Co. announced that effective Dec. 1, they will now be accelerating the Owner Operator settlement cycle

Tags: Owner-Operators

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Cummins Builds Two-Millionth Ram Diesel For Chrysler Group

Cummins Inc. has produced its 2-millionth diesel engine for Ram Trucks

Tags: Cummins, Chrysler, Ram Truck

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Mack Supports Disaster Relief in New York City

Mack recently presented a check for $25,000 to New York City Commisioner of Sanitation John Doherty to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Mack Trucks presented a $25,000 check to New York City Commissioner of Sanitation John J. Doherty to support relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

Tags: Events, Sandy, Mack Trucks

December 9, 2012 - Industry News

President to Visit Detroit Diesel Plant

President Obama is scheduled to travel today to Redford Township, Mich., for an event on the economy at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant

Tags: Michigan, Detroit Diesel, Barack Obama

December 7, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders Two Companies to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered LEX Express Inc. (DBA Lincolnland Express) of Champaign, Ill., and Ben Gordon Enterprises LLC (DBA Gordon's Tree Service) of Slidell, La., to immediately cease all transportation services

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. DOT

December 7, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Opens Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection began accepting applications Dec. 1 for its Natural Gas Vehicle Grant program, which will provide up to $20 million over the next three years to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles

Tags: Natural Gas, Pennsylvania

December 7, 2012 - Industry News

Dupre Expands Presence in Houston Area with Channelview Terminal

Members of the Dupre team gather for the ribbon cutting. Front Row: Reggie Dupre, Coty Dupre and Tom Voelkel.

Dupre Logistics, Lafayette, La., announced the expansion of its Houston area operations with the addition of a new full-service facility located in Channelview, Texas

Tags: Texas, Dupre Logistics

December 7, 2012 - Industry News

Paul Will Replaces Steve Russel as Celadon CEO

Steve Russell, left, will be chairman of the board, and Paul Will, right, becomes CEO at Celadon.

Celadon Group Inc. announced changes to the roles of members of its executive team. The changes are effective immediately

Tags: Celadon

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Interests Prepare for New Committee Lineups on the Hill

The election did not change the balance of power in Washington, but committee leadership in Congress is in flux and trucking lobbyists are alert for what that might mean. They also are watching for a possible change at the Department of Transportation

Tags: Congress, Infrastructure

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

ATA White Paper Outlines Flaws in CSA Data

In a new white paper, the American Trucking Associations demonstrates how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety monitoring and measurement system, Compliance Safety Accountability, lacks sufficient data on the majority of the industry to render meaningful scores for most motor carriers

Tags: CSA, Compliance

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Arnold Transportation Services to Merge with LinkAmerica Corp.

U.S. Xpress announced a merger of the companys Arnold Transportation Services with LinkAmerica Corp., a Ft. Worth-based truckload and logistics carrier serving the Southeast and Southwest

Tags: U.S. Xpress

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Household Goods Movers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going after two California carriers for holding household goods hostage, using the new authority granted to it under the highway bill passed earlier this year

Tags: FMCSA, California

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Predicts Growth in U.S. Energy Production to Outpace Consumption Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration projects that under current policies, crude oil production in the U.S. will rise sharply over the next decade, while gasoline and petroleum-based diesel use will fall

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Oil, Diesel, Gasoline

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Completes First Stage of Natural Gas Fueling Network

With the completion of its LNG truck fueling station in Matthews, Mo., this month, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. concludes the first stage of what it's calling America's Natural Gas Highway

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas, Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute Recognized as ASE-Certified CASE Training Provider

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute has received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence for the companys training programs

Tags: Natural Gas, Training

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

Penray Names New Product Manager

Wheeling, Ill.-based Penray, a supplier of cooling system treatments, fuel treatments, and shop chemicals, named Gilbert Riley product manager

Tags: People, Penray

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

House Bill Would Require Pilot Program for DOT Hair Testing for Drugs

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a pilot program to evaluate the use of hair samples to test commercial drivers for illicit drug use

Tags: Drivers, Compliance

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

Mack Delivers Christmas to the U.S. Capitol

The 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree was illuminated in an official lighting ceremony Dec. 4 on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, following a 5,300-mile multi-week journey powered by a Mack Pinnacle truck

Tags: Mack Trucks

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

CSA Advisory Committee Takes on Daunting Analysis

The advisory committee that is preparing recommendations on the CSA enforcement program for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a dense thicket to chop through. The complexities and contradictions of CSA were on full display yesterday as a subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee took in testimony from the analysts who designed the program and researchers who have enumerated its flaws

Tags: CSA, Congress

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

November Truck Orders Slow

November truck orders dropped from October's unexpectedly high level, and are expected to be around 20,000 units for Class 8 when final numbers come in

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

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