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November 13, 2012 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth Expands into North Carolina

Murphy-Hoffman Company, the largest privately owned heavy and medium duty truck dealership group in North America, announced it has acquired 10 dealership and 11 leasing locations in North Carolin

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

FreightWatch Notes an Increase in Theft of Meat

According to a special report from FreightWatch, the price of beef, pork and chicken (meats) in the United States has increased substantially since the second quarter of 2010, driving up thefts of meat products in FreightWatch's Food/Drinks category

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Imports to Increase 5.9% in November, Despite Sandy



Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 5.9% in November, despite the temporary closure of some ports by superstorm Sandy

Tags: Intermodal

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor to Consolidate Remanufacturing Operations

Meritor Inc. announced that it plans to consolidate its North American remanufacturing operations and create a "center of excellence" in Plainfield, Ind

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, Remanufacturing

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA New Initiative to Validate Driver Medical Cards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it and its state partners will be conducting random verifications of driver Medical Examiner's Certificates during enforcement activities.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Economy, Trucking to Get Boost from Sandy

Debris and clean-up operations continue in Long Beach, New York. (FEMA photo)

The economic recovery is progressing at a normal pace, and rebuilding from "superstorm" Sandy will be a boon for some sectors of the economy, including flatbed truckers, according to trucking economist Noel Perry

Tags: Economy, Sandy

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Millions of Gallons of Emergency Diesel Reserves to be Released

The U.S. Energy Department recently stated that 4.2 million gallons of diesel would be released to help fuel shortages in Connecticut in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. As part of the government-wide response and recovery effort for the storm, the Energy Department is providing the Department of Defense with additional ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.

Tags: Sandy

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Moving Inventory to Make Trucks Available for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. announced that it has consolidated a significant portion of its medium-duty truck inventory at its port facilities in Baltimore, where they can be delivered immediately to its dealers across the affected states to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Tags: Sandy

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Tenneco to Supply Euro 6 Diesel Aftertreatment Systems to Scania

Tenneco Inc., a manufacturing company that makes emission controls, recently announced that it will supply Scania Group with advanced diesel aftertreatment systems for its European on-road heavy-duty trucks ahead of the 2013 deadline for Euro 6 implementation.

Tags: Euro 6

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Announces Revised Business Segments

Meritor Inc. announced that it has revised its reporting structure to drive efficiencies across the corporation. Going forward, the company expects to report future results under two segments: Commercial Truck and Industrial and Aftermarket and Trailer

Tags: Meritor

November 12, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Expands Mexican Footprint and Service Offerings

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., announced that it will significantly expand its presence and range of U.S./Mexican cross-border services through two key deals.

Tags: Mexico

November 9, 2012 - Industry News

NY Thruway Toll Increases for Trucks Still Undecided

Questions about whether or not trucks would see an increase in toll costs on the New York State Thruway still remain unanswered. The New York State Thruway Authority postponed a meeting, originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, until the following Tuesday. The authority gave no reasons for why the meeting was delayed

Tags: Tolls

November 9, 2012 - Industry News

Program to Stop Human Trafficking in Colorado Kicks Off

The Colorado Motor Carriers Association, Colorado Truckstop Conference, local elected and law enforcement officials will be kicking off an education and awareness campaign focused on combatting the human trafficking of underage children who are being forced to engage in prostitution.

Tags: Events, TAT

November 9, 2012 - Industry News

NADA Offers Vehicle Owners Post-Hurricane Advice on Water-Damaged Vehicles

Heavy vehicle components that are submerged in contaminated floodwater as a result of the recent hurricanes may have sustained damage that includes, but is not limited to, rust and corrosion. The National Automobile Dealers Association is urging vehicle owners to take caution before trying to start or move a rain-soaked or flooded vehicle following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy

Tags: Sandy

November 9, 2012 - Industry News

XRS Promotes Christian Schenk to SVP, Product Strategy & Market Growth

XRS Corp. promotes Christian Schenk to SVP, Product Strategy & Market Growth

XRS Corp. (formerly Xata Corporation) announced that the company's board of directors has promoted and appointed Christian Schenk to senior vice president, product strategy & market growth

Tags: XRS

November 9, 2012 - Industry News

Aegis Mobility Acquires ZoomSafer

Aegis Mobility announced the acquisition of ZoomSafer Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

November 8, 2012 - Industry News

Internet Truckstop Launches Platform for RFP Process

Internet Truckstop, a Web-based freight matching service, has launched a new request for proposal suite of services that was previously not available to brokers or third-party logistic companies

November 8, 2012 - Industry News

Sandy Recovery Efforts Continue as Latest Storm Moves On

 A truckload of donated pet supplies arrives at the Federal Emergency Management Agency commodities center at Charleston, W.V., Yeager Field.

Despite the arrival of another storm last night, recovery efforts from the hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy continue throughout the Northeast, while fuel problems have a domino effect in the Southeast

Tags: Sandy, FMCSA, AASHTO, FHWA, Diesel

November 8, 2012 - Industry News

Massachusetts Voters Say Yes to Right to Repair for All Vehicles

UPDATED -- When the Massachusetts state Legislature passed the nation's first right to repair law earlier this year, it excluded vehicles over 10,000 pounds. Tuesday, state voters overwhelmingly approved a different version of the law, which includes all motor vehicles sold in the state

November 8, 2012 - Industry News

CKCVR Annual Fleet Study Indicates Increased Order Volume for Class 8 Vehicles in 2013

A large majority of fleets plan to place orders next year for Class 8 trucks, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Researchs Annual Fleet Study for 2012, and average equipment age is coming down

November 8, 2012 - Industry News

TA Sees 3Q Income Drop on Lower Fuel Sales

TravelCenters of America saw its profits fall by nearly $2 million in the third quarter over last year, thanks largely to lower fuel sales

Tags: Diesel, Truckstops

November 7, 2012 - Industry News

Vote Clears Path for New Border Bridge in Detroit

A rendering of the new bridge.

Michigan residents Tuesday voted down an effort to prevent construction of a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, that will offer an alternative to the privately owned Ambassador Bridge

Tags: Canada, border

November 7, 2012 - Industry News

Registration Open for Green Truck Summit 2013

Registration is now open for the educational forum on clean vehicle technologies, the Green Truck Summit. The Green Truck Summit kicks off the extensive educational conference at The Work Truck Show 2013 on March 5.

Tags: Events, NTEA, CALSTART

November 7, 2012 - Industry News

OOIDA to partner with Truckers Against Trafficking

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking in TAT's efforts to educate, equip and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking

Tags: OOIDA, TAT, Human trafficking

November 7, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Recognizes Three Aftermarket Parts Centers

This display by Colton Truck Supply in Montrose, Colo. was recognized by Meritor for its creativity.

Three aftermarket customers of Meritor have been recognized in a national "Drive to 100 Store Decor" contest to improve retail store showroom decor.

Tags: Meritor

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