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June 29, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Pump Price Up 15 Cents Since February

The average U.S. DEF pump price increased by 7 cents, to $2.88 per gallon, in June. The price has risen by 15 cents to $2.88 per gallon between February and June, 2012, in response to raw material costs.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 29, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Announces 6.9% Rate Increase

Roadrunner Transportation Systems announced it will implement a 6.9% rate increase, effective July 16. This follows announcements by several other LTL carriers about similar rate increases

June 29, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton and Dana Marketing Partnership Ends

Eaton and Dana will support their product lines independently beginning July 1, 2012

June 29, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Approves Rebate Funding for Hybrid and Zero-Emission Vehicles

The California Air Resources Board has approved $27 million for its Air Quality Improvement Program, a statewide effort to provide incentives for the purchase of advanced-technology passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks.

June 29, 2012 - Industry News

Talbert Names New Director of Business Development

Rothwell brings more than 22 years of inside/outside sales and dealer development experience to Talbert.

Talbert Manufacturing appointed industry veteran Gerald (Jerry) Rothwell as director of business development. This position is designed to create and expand markets for the Talbert trailer lines throughout North America

June 29, 2012 - Industry News

Fras-Le Announces New VP and General Manager

This position at Fras-le is new, and Meirelles will serve as the company's first vice president and general manager, and will report directly to CEO and director of investor relations, Daniel Randon.

Fras-le has appointed Rodrigo Meirelles as vice president and general manager for its North American and European operations. Meirelles will oversee the growth of Fras-le's business in both markets, effective immediately.

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

Agreement Sets New Course for Highway Program

Congress finally reached a compromise on the highway bill, a two-year agreement instead of the usual six.

It turns out that Congress can compromise after all. At the last moment, House and Senate negotiators wheeled and dealed their way to a highway agreement in which no one gets everything and everyone gets something

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

Natural-Gas Testing on Agenda for Major National Laboratory

Expanding the number of natural gas vehicles on the roads could provide a number of benefits, including cheaper fuel prices, fewer emissions and domestic production, and some trucks and buses are already on board.

The Energy Department national laboratory that developed the battery technology for the Chevrolet Volt and other hybrid-electric vehicles has set its sights on another potential player in the alternative-fuel market: natural gas.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA to Conduct Fireworks Roadside Inspections

FMCSA inspectors, in partnership with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and state law enforcement, will examine the driver, vehicle and hazardous materials loads.

From June 28 through July 8, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is conducting a nationwide roadside inspection sweep targeting commercial trucks transporting fireworks categorized as Class 1 Explosives

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

Texas Offers $5.7 million in Grants for Alt-Fuel, Hybrid Vehicles

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is offering $5.7 million in grants to eligible individuals, businesses, governmental entities and school districts to replace older diesel vehicles with new alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

JX Peterbilt- Green Bay Names New General Manager

Shoemaker was most recently service director for all 15 JXE dealership locations. Other previous positions with the company include service technician, service advisor and service manager.

Dan Shoemaker was appointed general manager of JX Peterbilt - Green Bay, located in DePere, Wis. Shoemaker is a 24-year veteran with JX Enterprises, the company that owns and operates the full-service Peterbilt commercial vehicle dealership

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

ACS Advertising Announces Promotions

Erin Young (left) was promoted to vice president, account management and Lori Furnell was promoted to vice president, business development.

ACS Advertising, A Xerox company, announced the promotion of eight team members as the agency develops its client service team

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

Truckstop Electrification Installed at Four New Sites

Shorepower Technologies now operates about 20 plug-in sites. Fifty sites will be added under the STEP program by the end of 2012.

Truckstop electrification continues to expand, with four more sites in the Mid-South and central U.S. now added to the growing national network of places at which drivers can plug in to reduce idling and save money

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Study: No Correlation Between CSA BASIC Data and Crash Performance

A new study says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety data under its new Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program does not accurately predict crashes

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Congress Signals Agreement on Highway Bill

The details of the highway compromise have not been made public, but reports indicate a deal has been reached for a two-year program.(Photo courtesy of MNDOT)

CORRECTED -- Congress appears close to agreement on reauthorization of the federal highway program. Reports from various sources last evening indicated congressional leaders had a tentative agreement on a two-year bill. It appears that the bill will not include a controversial provision requiring approval of the Keystone XL pipeline

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Texas Inspects 8,000 Trucks and Buses During Roadcheck

The Texas Department of Public Safety inspected more than 8,000 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort earlier this month as part of Roadcheck 2012

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Tentative Agreement Reached on Highway Bill

Two controversial provisions have been dropped from the highway reauthorization bill as lawmakers reached a tentative agreement on a two-year measure, according to published reports

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Bay Area Toll Hike to Take Effect Sunday

The increase by the Bay Area Toll Authority affects the following bridges: Bay, Benicia-Martinez (above), Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo, Carquinez, Dumbarton and Antioch.

Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area will be paying more for tolls starting Sunday, July 1. Tolls are increasing on all seven state-owned oll bridges in the area for big trucks, recreational vehicles and cars towing trailers, reports the Mercury News

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Michigan 3PL Adds Illinois Warehouse

3PL Evans Distribution Systems has expanded with a new operation in Itasca, Ill., to support automotive suppliers

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

RWI Transportation Expands Logistics Operations with New Facility

RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company providing regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, is expanding with the lease of a second facility for its logistics unit located in Wilder, Ky.

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Safety Conference Scheduled for September

The National Private Truck Council will hold its National Safety Conference Sept. 13-14 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va

Tags: Events

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Promotes Moore to Senior Vice President

Moore joined NPTC on a full-time basis in 2007 and has a 30-year history with the private truck industry.

Tom Moore has been promoted to senior vice president of the National Private Truck Council.

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

EPA-Compliant Engines Drive Problems for 2012 Customer Satisfaction

EPA-2010 engines are once again taking a toll on heavy-duty truck quality and customer satisfaction, as customers are reporting more problems with their truck engines, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Carriers Reluctant to Add Capacity as Shippers Seek Longer Term Options

Carriers are still reluctant to add capacity, according to results from Transport Capital Partners' Second Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey. Seventy-one percent of carriers expect to add little or no capacity, a slight increase from last quarter's 65%

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Evaluates Future Energy Scenarios

Looking at the period of 2010 through 2035, the U.S. Department of Energy believes the rate of growth in U.S. energy use will slow, domestic crude oil production will increase, reliance on imported energy will drop, the country will become a net exporter or natural gas rather than a net importer, and carbon dioxide emissions will remain below their 2005 level

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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