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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

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Administration Frees up Unspent Earmark Funds for Infrastructure Projects

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

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Noregon Adds Director of National Fleet Accounts

Noregon Systems added Brent Hamil as director of National Fleet Account

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Crete Carrier Launches Patriot Fleet

This month, Crete Carrier Corp. welcomed five special trucks into its newly launched Patriot Fleet.

August 16, 2012 - Industry News

HireRight Settles Claim of Inaccurate Background Reports on Truck Drivers

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

August 16, 2012 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo to Build Transmissions in U.S.

The Mack mDrive and Volvo I-Shift transmissions are now being assembled in Hagerstown, Md

August 16, 2012 - Industry News

Three Love's Locations to Open This Month

Love's Travel Stops will open three new locations in three different states in the next three weeks

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 16, 2012 - Industry News

Companies Announce Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition

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

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Puts Clock on New Entrant Applications

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

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar's Troy Clarke to Give Keynote Address at 2013 ATD Convention

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.

Tags: Events

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