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August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America, TCA Join Forces to Honor Fallen Heroes

Wreaths Across American and the Truckload Carriers Association announced a new partnership that will further the success of the program, which places thousands of remembrance wreaths at military cemeteries

Tags: Events

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Weak in July

July is seasonally the weakest order month for the trailer industry, and the 14,500 new orders booked for the month confirmed that pattern

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Chinese Government Approves Navistar, JAC Joint Venture

Navistar International Corp. and Chinese truck maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. announced that the two companies have received formal approval from the Chinese government to move forward with their commercial engine joint venture

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

Republican National Convention To Bring Traffic Gridlock In Tampa

Next week's Republican National Convention is expected to bring approximately 50,000 visitors to Tampa and drive delay times higher on the city's major roads by 18%, according to traffic intelligence company Inrix

Tags: Highways

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

South Carolina Ports Authority Teams Up with Norfolk Southern for Inland Port

The South Carolina Ports Authority is proceeding with plans to develop an inland port in Greer, S.C., to improve the efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston, the South Carolina Upstate region and neighboring states

Tags: Intermodal

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Still Weak in July

The Class 8 market continued to experience weak orders and falling backlogs through the month of July, as build rates again exceeded the pace of incoming orders

Tags: Economy

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

DOT: States to Get $17.5 Million to Fight Distracted Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a new grant program that will provide approximately $17.5 million to states that have laws banning distracted driving in fiscal year 2013

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

Pete Allen Joins Cadec Global as CEO

Pete Allen joins Cadec as CEO.

Cadec Global announced that transportation industry veteran Pete Allen has joined the company as CEO. Allen was previously Senior Vice President Global Sales at telematics company Inthinc

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

60 Trucks in DOT Test of 'Connected Vehicle' Crash Avoidance Technology

The Department of Transportation yesterday launched a year-long pilot project to test technology that lets cars, trucks and buses "talk" to each other and to infrastructure. The idea behind these Wi-Fi-like devices is to avoid crashes and improve traffic flow. If tests and other research go well, it could lead to regulations in the future

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, UMTRI

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Adds Wellness to Driver Appreciation Week

Jeff Barker is one truck driver who's already on the fitness bandwagon.

The Truckload Carriers Association is adding a new element to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, an event that's been held annually since 1998: wellness

Tags: Events

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Unchanged in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1% in June

Tags: Economy

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

Heger Takes Over Truck Tire Technologies at Continental

Libor Heger (left) will be replacing Roger Sansbie as Director of Truck Tire Technologies for the Americas. Alex Chmiel (right) will be taking on the role of CVT Brand and Communications Manager.

Roger Stansbie, director of truck tire technologies for the Americas for Continental's Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit, is retiring

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

Dairy Queen Opens at Kenly 95 Petro

Kenly 95 Petro, in Kenly, N.C., added a Dairy Queen

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

I-75 South Reopens Early in Tennessee Following Landslide Repairs

The Tennessee Department of Transportation officially reopened all lanes on I-75 South in Campbell County

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Legal Claims, Counterclaims Continue from 2011 Amtrak-Truck Crash

The trucking company involved in a June 2011 crash of an Amtrak train east of Reno, Nev., filed new court documents taking issue with a Union Pacific Railroad video of the rail crossing gates, according to the Reno Gazette Journal

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Still on the Rise

Truckers are continuing to dig a little deeper into their wallets as diesel prices continue to climb, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. According to the Energy Information Administration's weekly report, the national average for a gallon of diesel fuel jumped 6 cents this week, which is a 22-cent increase over last year's prices.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Diesel Buys Truck Supplies Inc.

Republic Diesel Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., purchased the assets and equipment of neighboring Truck Supplies Inc. of Lexington, Ky

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Minnesota Uses New Bridge-Building Tech to Slash Road-Closure Time

This Self-Propelled Modular Transporter was used to replace a bridge over I-35E in St. Paul with fewer road closures.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation used a giant automated machine called a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter to move a finished bridge into position over the weekend, and reduced the overall road closure time by two months

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

T. Boone Pickens to Speak at NationaLease Annual Meeting

T. Boone Pickens is the keynote speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, Sept. 16-17, in Baltimore.

Oil and gas entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens is the keynote speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, Sept. 16-17, in Baltimore, Md

Tags: Events

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Great Lakes Truck & Trailer

FleetPride acquired the assets of Great Lakes Truck & Trailer, originally founded in 1979 by Dan Cable

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Helps Fellow Driver Survive a Heart Attack

Steven Huett of Orion, Ill., a professional truck driver for Tennant Truck Lines Inc., recently was recognized for helping a fellow truck driver survive a heart attack.

The Truckload Carriers Association added a new name to its roster of Highway Angels. Steven Huett of Orion, Ill., a professional truck driver for Tennant Truck Lines of Colona, Ill., is being recognized for helping a fellow truck driver survive a medical emergency

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

New Front-Discharge Mixer Design Highlights Terex Anniversary

Terex engineers are redesigning their current front-discharge mixer trucks for greater efficiency and ease of servicing. The new trucks might or might not look different to casual eyes.

It's been 40 years since a group of Midwestern ready mix concrete producers banded together to manufacture a new front-discharge ready mix truck that they called Advance

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Facebook Page

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FMCSA

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Price Drops Dramatically at the Pump

After rising from a spike in agricultural demand for urea, diesel-exhaust fluid prices at the pump saw a sharp drop in July, according to DEF Tracker. The average U.S. DEF pump price dropped dramatically between June and July, to $2.70 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Tolls to Rise Nov. 1

Tolls will go up on the Maine Turnpike starting Nov. 1. Last week, the Maine Turnpike Authority Board unanimously approved a plan to raise an additional $21.14 million in toll revenue to continue a 30-year plan to maintain and rehabilitate the Turnpike's network of bridges, interchanges and pavement and well as pay off existing debt

Tags: Highways

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