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August 12, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Protesters Block Maine Lobster Shipments

Protesters at New Brunswick lobster processing plants last week refused to allow truckers from Maine to offload their lobsters

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Industry Research Favors Roll Stability over Electronic Stability Controls

New research by the trucking industry finds that for some carriers, roll stability control technology may be more effective than electronic stability control

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Co. Launches Owner-Operator Program, Adds KC Location

Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Wash., announced a new owner operator-program out of its Lebanon, Tenn., terminal, and opened a new regional operating center in Kansas City, Mo

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Defies Economic News

TransCore's DAT Freight Index, which monitors the spot freight market, continues this year's trend of record same-month freight volumes and a double-digit increase on a year-over-year basis. July marked the fifth instance of a same-month record in 2012 and the DAT Index outpaced July 2011 levels by 12%, but lagged June 2012 by 20%, says TransCore.

Tags: Economy

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia Tech Studying Electronic Logs

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is studying the safety records of drivers and fleets that have been using electronic onboard recorders to comply with federal hours of service requirements to see if they improve safety and compliance

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Internet Radio Show Extends Reach of TCA's Highway Angel Program

The Truckload Carriers Association's 15-year-old Highway Angels program is getting a boost from the Internet-based radio show hosted by country music singer and official Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Expect Nighttime Lane Closures on I-44 in Joplin, Mo.

Reconstruction of the interchange at Interstate 44 and Range Line Road in Joplin, Mo. (Mile Marker 8) begins this week and will result in some nighttime lane closures

Tags: Highways

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Rolls Out More Electric Delivery Trucks in California

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. commends Frito-Lay on the growth of their fleet of all-electric vehicles last week in Torrance, Calif.

California is now home to the largest fleet of Frito-Lay electric delivery trucks

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Top Commercial Vehicle Inspectors Honored

More than 50 commercial vehicle inspectors showed off their skills last week in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's North American Inspectors Championship

August 9, 2012 - Industry News

Massachusetts Right to Repair Bill Excludes Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick recently signed the state's Right to Repair legislation. The Right to Repair Coalition says it is the first-of-its-kind in the country, and will serve as a model for other states. However, the new law exempts vehicles over 10,000 pounds

August 9, 2012 - Industry News

EPA's Navistar Proposal Up for Final Review

The Environmental Protection Agency is close to releasing a revised proposal on whether or not Navistar International can pay penalties on engines that don't meet clean air standards. The proposed rule, which still is under wraps, is awaiting final review at the White House Office of Management and Budget

August 9, 2012 - Industry News

GreenMan Technologies Announces Name Change to American Power Group Corporation

GreenMan Technologies Inc. has changed its name to American Power Group Corp

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

DTNA Expects 2012 Growth in Vocational, Natural Gas, Exports

Freightliner recently ran a trip from LA to DC on compressed natural gas to showcase the new Cascadia 113 day cab tractor and ISX 12 G combination.

While 2012 may look a little sluggish compared to 2011, Mark Lampert, senior vice president-sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America, sees plenty of growth opportunity ahead this year

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Launches Online Drivers' Resource Center

Freightliner Trucks has opened a new online community for drivers, owner-operators and fleet managers offering a wealth of industry resources in a single location

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Ford Will Have Stake in China Truck Maker

China's Jiangling Motors Corp., which is 30%-owned by Ford Motor Co., will acquire Taiyuan Changan Heavy Truck Co., marking the U.S. car maker's first entry into the world's largest heavy-truck market

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Ferro Says Bar Raised on Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has "raised the bar on safety," said Administrator Anne Ferro, and those fleets "that don't want to be in compliance are the ones we want to take off the road.

Tags: Events

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress, Maritime-Ontario Announce Shipping Partnership

A new deal between Chattanooga, Tenn.-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises and Canada's Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited allows shippers to use one vendor to cover all North American freight, border crossing needs

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Timken Appoints Two Execs to New Leadership Positions

The Timken Company named Christopher A. Coughlin and Richard G. Kyle to the newly created positions of group presidents

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

CSA Changes Draw Strong Commentary

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asked for comments on changes in its CSA safety enforcement program, it got an earful. Almost everyone supports the concept of the overall CSA program, but the details do not get much love

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Adding Two Stores This Month

Pilot Flying J recently announced plans to open two new travel centers in August

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Federal Freight Numbers Drop Slightly in June

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.1% in June from May, following no change in the index from April to May, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Continues Downward in June

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for June continued its downward trend, falling a half point from May to a reading of 4.5, weaker than initial expectations, according to the transportation forecasting firm

Tags: Economy

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Founder Honored by White House

Ellen Voie, founder of Women in Trucking

The founder, president and CEO of the Women in Trucking association was honored by the White House

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

KOI Auto Parts Joins Vipar Heavy Duty

KOI Auto Parts in Cincinnati, Ohio, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Bridgestone will Build Guayule farm in Arizona

Bridgestone Corp. announced that locations for a guayule research farm and associated process research center have been selected as part of a process to find alternatives to natural rubber for making tires

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