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December 4, 2012 - Industry News

Transplace Acquires Torus Freight Systems

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced it has acquired Torus Freight Systems, a Canadian-based logistics services company focused on Canadian cross-border and intra-Canada freight.

Tags: Transplace, Aquisistion

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

Fleets Gearing up for Wreaths Across America

At least 50 trucking companies, ranging from single-truck owner-operators to some of the largest and best-known fleets in the country, have volunteered to donate transportation for Wreaths Across America on Saturday, Dec. 15

Tags: Events, Wreaths Across America

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

New Volvo Trucks Chief Plans to Take on Vocational Market

Expect Volvo Trucks in North America to work on making inroads into the vocational market as well as enhancing ways to benefit customers as long as they own the truck, under Goran Nyberg, the company's new president of North American Sales & Marketing. After a whirlwind first two months on the job traveling across the country to meet customers and dealers (and finding some time to get behind the wheel of a truck), Nyberg spoke to HDT about Volvo and the North American market

Tags: Volvo, Vocational

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Implements CSA Improvements

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro during today's press conference.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a number of improvements to its CSA safety enforcement program, including dropping the Cargo-Related BASIC and adding a new Hazardous Materials BASIC that is expected to put more scrutiny on carriers hauling hazmat

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel prices see slight decrease

Diesel prices dropped in most regions this past week. The national average price for a gallon of diesel slipped 0.7 cents to $4.03, which is still almost about a dime more than last year's prices at this time

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Minnesota's Lafayette Bridge Closed to Truck Traffic in 2013

Tractor-trailer combinations measuring longer than 35 feet will be restricted from driving on Minnesota's U.S. 52's Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul as construction on their northbound section of the roadway continues

Tags: Highways, Minnesota

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Advisory Panel Takes on Driver Training

Federal regulators have been trying for more than 20 years to set training standards for entry-level truck drivers - without success. Now, under pressure from Congress and the courts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is trying to reinvigorate the regulatory process by asking its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee for suggestions on how to get the job done

Tags: Drivers, Training, FMCSA

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Affinia Group Spins Off Brake Business

Affinia Group Inc. announced that it has spun off its brake businesses. The new organization will be led by the management team from Affinia Group's former Global Brake group, with oversight provided by a separate board of directors.

Tags: Brakes

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Names Highway Angel of the Year

For the fifth year, the Truckload Carriers Association has selected a Highway Angel of the Year who best embodies the spirit of the organization's Highway Angel program. This year's recipient is Kenny Cass, a driver development instructor for FedEx Freight of Portland, Ore.

Tags: Events, TCA, Highway Angel

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Opens 39th Location

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced its newest location in Sayre, Okla. Located adjacent to the Flying J Travel Plaza, this Boss Shop will be part of the Uni-Maxx Truck Care network

Tags: Tires, Truckstops

December 2, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders Truck Driver to Stop Operating

A truck driver who admitted to losing consciousness before hitting and killing an Illinois state trooper has been ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stop driving immediately because he failed to disclose a disqualifying medical condition during his DOT physical

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Health

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Colorado Attempts new Metering System on I-70

In an attempt to alleviate traffic jams on the mountain road of I-70 at the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels, the Colorado Department of Transportation is going to take try out a metering method found in large cities

Tags: Highways, Colorado, I-70

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Cox Petrol Expands in Dallas

The newest brand of independent fuel in Texas, Dallas-based Cox Petrol, continues its North Texas expansion with its sixth location and first trucksto

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Truckstops

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Distribution Panel Participants Announced for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

Organizers have announced the participants of the Heavy Duty Distribution Panel, one of three Industry Expert Discussion Panels at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference, to be held Jan. 21 immediately preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013

Tags: Events, HDAD, HDMA, HDAW

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Wabash Supports Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast , Wabash Corp. immediately reached out to numerous agencies to extend a helping hand with its new DuraPlate portable structures

Tags: Wabash, Sandy

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Spokesperson Lindsay Lawler to Perform at Capitol Tree Lighting

TCA Highway Angel Spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will perform at the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

The Truckload Carriers Association's official Highway Angel spokesperson, country music singer Lindsay Lawler, will perform Dec. 4 at the lighting ceremony of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.

Tags: Events, TCA, Highway Angel

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Horton Expands QuickShip Warehouse Program to Indiana

Horton has added a warehouse location in Indianapolis, Ind., to its QuickShip warehouse program. The addition in Indianapolis is intended to better serve the Midwest market.

Tags: Horton, Indiana

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Phoenix Truck and Bus is New Vipar Stockholder

Vipar Heavy Duty announced that Phoenix Truck and Bus LLC in Indianapolis, Ind., is the newest stockholder to join its network of distributors.

Tags: Vipar

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Covering Trucking for 90 years: Part 2 - The 1970s through the 1980s

In the 1970s HDT reported on the battle over mandatory antilock brakes.

We continue our reflection back on the past 90 years of HDT's history. We start Part Two of the series in the 1970s

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Strike Slows Intermodal Traffic at LA-Area Ports

A strike by clerical workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has already diverted several container ships to other ports, and the National Retail Federation has asked President Obama to take action. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit has established pickets outside terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler Celebrates 100,000th Cascadia From Plant in Mexico

Daimler Trucks North America is celebrating the production anniversary of its plant in Saltillo, Mexico, with the 100,000th Freightliner Cascadia to roll off the floor

Tags: Events, Freightliner, Mexico

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Smith Electric to Open Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

The Newton is one of the all-electric commercial vehicles produced by Smith.

Smith Electric Vehicles announced that it will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a voucher system created to accelerate the conversion from diesel to all-electric commercial vehicles

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Illinois

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Launches Online Certificate Program

The Truckload Carriers Association's latest Truckload Academy offering is an online certificate program for fleet and driver managers

Tags: TCA, Training

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Spence Appointed NationaLease VP-National Accounts

M. Jeffrey Spence Appointed NationaLease VP-National Accounts

M. Jeffrey Spence has been named vice president of national accounts for NationaLease, a North American full-service truck leasing organization

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Fontaine Reopens Modification Center in Springfield, Ohio

Fontaine Modification is reopening its truck modification center in Springfield, Ohio, to provide post-production modifications on Navistar on-highway and vocational trucks for dealers and fleets

Tags: Navistar, Fontaine

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