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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

November 7, 2012 - Industry News

Link Discovered Between Driver Obesity and Crash Risk

A study has confirmed what many in trucking already believed -- that there's a direct connection between a truck driver's crash risk and his or her body mass index. Obese truckers, during their first two years on the road, are 43% to 55% more likely to be involved in a crash when compared against those truckers with a normal BMI

Tags: Sleep Apnea

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Atlas Van Lines Announced Industry Awards

Atlas Van Lines, a moving company, recently announced the 2012 winners of the Milton M. Hill Quality Award, the World Class Commitment Award, and the Specialized Transportation Group Quality Award

Tags: Events

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Honored for Veteran Hiring Efforts

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its National Chamber Foundation announced that Ryder is a finalist for the Hiring Our Heroes Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award.

Tags: Hiring our Heroes, Ryder System, Veterans

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue Downward Trend

Despite minor price increases in areas on the East Coast, the average price nationwide for diesel fuel fell this week

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Sandy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Services Invests $25 million in CNG Trucks

Republic Services, a recycling and waste company that serves more than 200,000 households and 27,000 businesses in the St. Louis region, is investing nearly $25 million to enhance its fleet with 72 compressed natural gas collection vehicles.

Tags: Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Releases 2nd Edition of Road To Natural Gas

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. released the second edition of "The Road to Natural Gas," an update of truck companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities and other organizations which are making the switch to natural gas with transportation fue

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Truckstops, Natural Gas

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Report Predicts Oil, Diesel Price Average to Stay Nearly the Same

The U.S. Department of Energy has lowered its projections for crude oil prices for the fourth quarter and expects diesel fuel to average $4 per gallon during the quarter. The agency is predicting crude oil to remain about the same in 2013, and diesel prices to be slightly lower

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Oil, Diesel, Gasoline

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Bison Transport Trucks to Fuel With LNG from Shell Canada

Bison Transport, one of Canada's largest trucking companies, has signed an agreement with Shell Canada Products to run 15 liquefied natural gas tractors in Alberta. Bison's five-year fuels supply agreement marks the first step in launching Shell's LNG refueling infrastructure in the province.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Liquefied Natural Gas, Canada, Natural Gas, Shell

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Names Staci Kroon President Automotive, North America Division

Staci L. Kroon has been named president, Automotive, North America Division at Eaton..

Eaton Corp. named Staci L. Kroon president of Automotive, North America Division, reporting to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group, effective Jan. 1

Tags: Eaton

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