August 21, 2012 - Industry News
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
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1% in June
Roger Stansbie, director of truck tire technologies for the Americas for Continental's Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit, is retiring
Kenly 95 Petro, in Kenly, N.C., added a Dairy Queen
The Tennessee Department of Transportation officially reopened all lanes on I-75 South in Campbell County
August 20, 2012 - Industry News
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
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.
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Republic Diesel Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., purchased the assets and equipment of neighboring Truck Supplies Inc. of Lexington, Ky
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
Oil and gas entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens is the keynote speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, Sept. 16-17, in Baltimore, Md
FleetPride acquired the assets of Great Lakes Truck & Trailer, originally founded in 1979 by Dan Cable
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
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
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FMCSA
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
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
The Obama administration announced that it won't allow infrastructure funds to sit idle as a result of stalled earmark projects. It's making more than $470 million in unspent earmarks immediately available to states for projects that will create jobs and help improve transportation
Noregon Systems added Brent Hamil as director of National Fleet Account
This month, Crete Carrier Corp. welcomed five special trucks into its newly launched Patriot Fleet.
August 16, 2012 - Industry News
HireRight, which the trucking industry knows for its DAC driver screening services, has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle charges that it did not take adequate steps to verify the accuracy of criminal background checks as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Mack mDrive and Volvo I-Shift transmissions are now being assembled in Hagerstown, Md
Love's Travel Stops will open three new locations in three different states in the next three weeks
A group of 15 companies announced the creation of The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, advocating financial incentives similar to those in Texas and nearly a dozen other states to help with the purchase of natural gas vehicles
August 15, 2012 - Industry News
New entrants to trucking will face a shorter deadline for correcting problems in their applications, under a new policy by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The American Truck Dealers announced that Troy A. Clarke, president of truck and engine operations for Navistar, Inc., will provide keynote remarks at the 2013 ATD Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., next February.
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