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January 22, 2013 - Industry News

California Trucking Groups Continue Legal Battle Against CARB, EPA

The California Construction Trucking Association has filed a Notice of Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its nearly two-year-long legal case against the California Air Resources Board's heavy-duty, on-road truck and bus regulation

Tags: CARB, EPA

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Economy is in Expansion, but New Normal Dampens Enthusiasm

LAS VEGAS -- Although business investment has slowed due to uncertainty over fiscal negotiations in Washington, the economy is not in any imminent danger of sliding into a recession, said economist Bob Dieli during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Monday the day before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Tags: Economy, HDAW, HDMA

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Accuride Says it's Nearly Done Fixing; Ready to Grow

Accuride has not only increased its capacity to make aluminum wheels, but also wide-base aluminum wheels.

LAS VEGAS -- When Rick Dauch arrived as the president and CEO of a struggling Accuride in February 2011, the latest in a string of top executives, he was able to convince the board that they needed to make serious investments in fixing problems before they could embark on a global growth strategy. Two years later, most of the fixing in the "Fix and Grow" strategy has been completed

Tags: Accuride, Wheels, Aftermarket

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Electronics Remanufacturing Company Named Remanufacturer of the Year

LAS VEGAS -- The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association named Electronics Remanufacturing Company of Walled Lake, Mich., the 2013 Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

Tags: Remanufacturing, HDRG

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

FTR's Shippers Conditions Index Begins Expected Decline

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index for November fell marginally from October to a reading of -5.3, the precursor to what is expected to be a more challenging environment for shippers -- meaning more leverage for truckers -- in 2013

Tags: Economy, FTR, Shippers

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

The Peterbilt Store - Blue Ridge relocates to larger facility

The Peterbilt Store Blue Ridge, one of nine dealerships privately-owned by The Pete Store LLC, has relocated to a new 12,800-square-foot facility in Raphine, Va

Tags: Dealers, Peterbilt, Virginia

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Joins Alliance AutoGas Network

Fontaine Modification has joined the Alliance AutoGas network, with all eight of its modification centers nationwide certified as Alliance AutoGas conversion centers

Tags: Propane Autogas, Fontaine, Alternative Fuels

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Slight Drop in 2011 Transportation Fatalities

Transportation fatalities in the United States declined in 2011 by approximately 2%, according to preliminary figures released by the National Transportation Safety Board. The data indicates that overall transportation fatalities decreased from 35,043 in 2010 to 34,434 in 2011

Tags: U.S. DOT, NTSB

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Announces Winners of Second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

The weigh-ins are complete, pounds have been shed, and the results have been tallied for the Truckload Carriers Association's second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown.

Tags: Events, TCA, Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Issues First Fine Under 2004 TRU Regs

The San Bernardino County Superior Court has fined Foster Enterprises, an Ontario-based refrigerated transportation and cold storage business, $300,000 after a California Air Resources Board investigation revealed that the company failed to upgrade older diesel engines in its refrigerated trailer fleet as required to meet current emissions standards

Tags: CARB, Emissions

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Names Rick Jech Controller, Polar Service Centers

Polar Service Centers, the national network of tank trailer parts and service locations, has hired Rick Jech as division controller. He reports to Mike Evans, president of Polar Service Centers

January 18, 2013 - Industry News

Split Sleep Schedule Found Better than Daytime Sleep

A new study indicates that a split sleep schedule is a better alternative than consolidated sleep during the day. The study compared two 5-hour sleep periods, from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., to consolidated sleep periods at night and during the day

Tags: HOS, FMCSA

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

East Coast Brake Rebuilders Adds High-Tech Paint System

East Coast Brake Rebuilders in Virginia Beach, Va., has added a new paint system for brake shoes it says is one of the first in the industry

Tags: Aftermarket, HDA Truck Pride, Brakes, Distributors

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Rocky Mountain Parts Specialists broadens Utah reach

After Rocky Mountain Parts Specialists acquired Truman Parts Company out of Brigham City, Utah, in November, they decided to relocate the business to Lindon, Utah, south of Salt Lake City. In the process, they also expanded into a 20,000-square-foot facility with an enhanced inventory over $600,000

Tags: Aftermarket, Utah, HDA Truck Pride

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Stemco Names New Director of Aftermarket Sales

Salvatore Miscio has joined the Stemco team as director of aftermarket sales. He will be responsible for aftermarket sales in the U.S. as well as in Canada

Tags: Aftermarket, People, Stemco

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Engineers Warn About the Economic Impact of Not Investing in Infrastructure

A lack of funding in infrastructure will mean more to the people of the United States than a few more potholes in the road. According to the American Society of Civil Engineer's Failure to Act report, "The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America's Economic Future," the U.S. government and its people will be feeling the lack of infrastructure funding in their wallets

Tags: Infrastructure, Economy

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

CN to Build Intermodal Ramp in Illinois

Canadian National Railway Co. announced a plan to construct an intermodal ramp at its freight yard in Joliet, Ill., to offer import/export customers key access to numerous Chicagoland distribution centers

Tags: Intermodal

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor Makes Executive Changes as Part of Reorganization

Meritor announced a series of organizational changes it says are designed to more closely align its overall structure with its recent business segment consolidation

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, People

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Port of L.A. Breaks Ground on $137.7 million Project

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Port of Los Angeles officials broke ground on a new intermodal storage railyard that will improve a vital link in the national freight network. The new yard will function as a critical link between the Port of Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor, providing staging and storage for trains using the corridor.

Tags: Intermodal

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

PHH Arval Appoints Jim Halliday as Senior VP

PHH Arval announced it appointed Jim Halliday to the position of senior vice president and chief business development officer for North America.

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Ervin Equipment Responds to Oil Boom With More Bottom Dump Trailers

Ervin Equipment is expanding its supply services to the aggregates, asphalt, roadbuilding and oilfield industries by providing an expanded line of new and used Bottom Dump Trailers.

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

DAT Freight Index Reports Record Numbers for December

Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of December, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 5% in December compared to December 2011.

Tags: DAT

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

Ram 1500 Declared Truck of the Year, Ford Drops F-150 'Atlas' Concept into Limelight

Ram 1500's fuel-saving and ride-enhancing improvements helped it win journalists' 2013 Truck of the Year award.

Pickup trucks took early spotlights at the Detroit auto show this week as auto writers proclaimed the Ram 1500 as North American Truck of the Yea

Tags: Events

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

University of the Aftermarket Announces Next Heavy Duty Leadership Class

Leadership development and business succession planning are two major concerns for the commercial vehicle industry. To address these challenges, Heavy Duty Leadership, the University of the Aftermarket's comprehensive leadership development program, will be offered again in 2013.

Tags: Events

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

PalFleet Truck Equipment Appoints Ed Gerken as President

PalFleet Truck Equipment announced that Ed Gerken has been appointed president of PalFleet Truck Equipment, effective Jan. 1

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