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September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Kevin Beaty Joins Calstart as Vice President

Kevin Beaty is joining Calstart as a vice president and director of its high-efficiency truck program

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Global Reach Aids Design, Manufacture of Trucks and Buses, Daimler Head Says

 One of nine trucks that rolled through the audience at the Daimler event during Andreas Renschler's presentation. This is the BharatBenz, built in India. Bharat means "India" in the local language. (Photo by Sven-Erik Lindstrand, European correspondent.)

HANOVER, GERMANY -- Global reach is the key to Daimler Trucks' strategy for success in markets around the world, and the large company's economies of scale in manufacturing and distribution will generate profits that can be poured into research and development that will save customers fuel and money

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel prices rise only slightly

Once again this week, the price of diesel per gallon has gone up only marginally over last week. Prices rose only 0.3 cents per gallon on average to $4.14, which is an increase of approximately 30 cents over prices last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

House Passes Continuing Resolution without MAP-21 Spending Levels

The House passed a six-month continuing resolution Thursday evening to fund the government until early 2013 -- without incorporating the transportation funding levels enacted in the new transportation bill, MAP-21

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Safety Management Council Announces 2012 Award Recipients

ATA's Safety Management Council announced its 2012 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Kansas City, Mo

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Illinois' Arsenal Road Ramp to Open off of I-55

A new exit for Arsenal Road off of I-55 in Illinois is scheduled to open the week of Sept. 24

Tags: Highways

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop to Add More Truck Parking

Iowa 80 Truckstop is in the process of adding 110 more truck parking spaces.

Tags: Highways

September 16, 2012 - Industry News

Goodyear Accepting Nominations for 30th Highway Hero Award

Goodyear is now accepting nominations for its 2012 North America Highway Hero Award through Jan. 31, 2013 at www.goodyeartrucktires.com.

Tags: Events

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

ABF Withdraws from National Master Freight Agreement

ABF Freight System will be negotiating its future labor contract with the Teamsters union directly, and will no longer be part of the National Master Freight Agreement

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Operational Costs Continue to Rise

The average marginal cost per mile for 2011 was $1.71, the highest rate since 2008. This data comes from the American Transportation Research Institute's findings in its 2012 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

Truckload Turnover Surges in Second Quarter

The annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes surged in the second quarter, with turnover at large fleets breaking the 100% barrier for the first time in more than four years, according to American Trucking Associations' quarterly Trucking Activity Report

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Reports Shippers Conditions Index Starts Expected Decline in July

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for July fell to a reading of -4.5, starting the expected steady decline as shippers and carriers feel the impact of increased regulatory drag heading into 2013

Tags: Economy

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

New Volvo COE Unveiled in Sweden

During an extravaganza gala event in Gothenburg, Sweden, the new Volvo FH was introduced, featuring the Volvo Independent Front Suspension system with rack and pinion steering.

Recently the world premiere and official launch of the new Volvo FH Series was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, with parallel events in Madrid, Birmingham, Paris, Rotterdam and Brussels. In addition, the Vegas-style gala event could be followed live on the Internet

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Fewer Carriers Expect Volume Growth

Results from Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey show that much like 2011, the optimism expressed in the first quarter was tempered by the reality that the economy was likely to remain questionable for the year ahead

Tags: Economy

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA Lends Support to Drive Safely Work Week

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety sponsors Drive Safely Work Week each year during the first week of October. NAFA Fleet Management Association is promoting the annual safety campaign, which takes place this year Oct. 1-5

September 13, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens New Location in Wilmer, Texas

FleetPride Inc. opened a 15,000-square-foot facility in Wilmer, Texas, located at 605 N I-45. With this greenfield expansion, FleetPride will now have 20 locations in Texas

September 13, 2012 - Industry News

PepsiCo President Joins Pilot Flying J as CEO

Pilot Flying J, one of the largest privately held companies in the nation, announced that John Compton, president of PepsiCo, will assume the role of chief executive officer of the company

September 13, 2012 - Industry News

Annual Trucking Expo in Memphis Oct. 13

The Memphis 3rd Annual Trucking Expo, presented by The National Association For Minority Truckers, will showcase products in trucking and shed light on various services

Tags: Events

September 13, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Names VP/General Manager, Brake Controls and Electronics Technology

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed Claus Beyer as vice president and general manager, Brake Controls and Electronics Technology

September 13, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop opens in South Hill, Va.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15

September 13, 2012 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Opens New Service Centers

Southeastern Freight Lines is opening new service centers in Lafayette, La., and Jonesboro, Ark., in response to growing business in the regions and to improve service to current customers

September 13, 2012 - Industry News

July Freight Shipments up 0.1% Month-over-Month

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1% in July from June, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

September 13, 2012 - Industry News

House Committee Hears CSA Complaints

A congressional hearing yesterday on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA safety enforcement program gave critics a chance to vent, but the committee appears content for the time being to let the agency and its constituents work things out

Tags: CSA, FMSCA, BASIC

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Technician Chris Barnett Wins SuperTech Championship

Christopher Barnett, a technician at Ryder System's shop in Hebron, Ky., who comes from a family of mechanics, bested scores of competitors in the annual SuperTech competition that ended Wednesday during a major industry meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa

Tags: Events

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

DAT Freight Index for August up Over Last Year

DAT Freight Index

TransCore's DAT Freight Index for August outpaced year-ago levels by 8.4%. This is the sixth time in 2012 volume has exceeded prior year levels

Tags: Economy

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