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June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Transportation Services Becomes Calhoun Truck Lines

Calhoun Truck Lines is the new name of the Midwest-based intermodal trucking company formerly known as Universal Transportation Services

Tags: Intermodal

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking

Iowa 80 Truckstop has joined forces with Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking among professional drivers and expand its employee training program

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

85-mph Speed Limits Possibility in Texas

Texas could be the first U.S. road to post an 85-mph speed limit

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Volkswagen Could Purchase Stake in Navistar

Volkswagon is considering whether to purchase stake in Navistar, media outlets report

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Colorado Initiative Will Put Real-Time Highway Video in Truckstops

Video monitors will allow travelers to view real-time conditions on the state's highways. (Photo courtesy of CDOT)

Many truckstops in Colorado will soon be equipped with a tool offering real-time information relating to roadway, weather and traffic conditions on key highways in the state. The program is a cooperative effort involving Walmart, local truckstops, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and the Colorado Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Allied Systems Holdings Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Allied Systems Holdings Inc. and 18 of its subsidiaries, including Allied Automotive Group Inc., Axis Group Inc., and Allied's Canadian units, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 10

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Named Finalist for Business Journalism Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is a finalist for both national and regional awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for its 2012 Azbee Awards

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Trincon Offers Webinar Series to Address Recruitment, Retention, Costs

Trincon Group, a transportation industry advisory firm, released a series of five educational webinars to address the most pervasive issues affecting the trucking industry today-driver recruitment, retention and increasing costs

Tags: Events

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Trimble Acquires GEOTrac to Extend PeopleNet's Transportation Solutions

Trimble has acquired privately-held GeoTrac Systems Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, a provider of wireless fleet management and worker safety solutions for the oil and gas industry. The addition of GeoTrac is expected to extend Trimble company PeopleNet's transportation solution

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Drops to Lowest Price of 2012

Diesel and gasoline prices fell for the ninth straight week, bringing diesel prices to their lowest so far for 2012 and gasoline prices to their lowest since February. Oil prices fell again this week due to skepticism about Europe's debt crisis

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 9, 2012 - Industry News

Nine New Task Forces to Meet at TMC Meeting

The American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council has created nine new task forces that will meet for the first time at TMC's 2012 Fall Meeting, Sept. 10-13 in Pittsburgh, covering topics such as tires, corrosion, CSA and visibility

Tags: Events

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Today's Trucking Named Canada's Best Trade Magazine

Today's Trucking has been named the Best Trade Magazine in Canada by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Polk: First Quarter Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations Fall

Used Class 3-8 commercial vehicle registrations fell 26.7% from the same period last year, to 164,024 units, according to a recent Polk report

Tags: Economy

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Importers Keeping Inventory Lean, Containerized Shipments Down 2%

U.S. containerized imports dropped 2% in April year over year to 1.27 million twenty-foot-equivalent units, or TRUs, as retailers responded to a slowing economy by keeping inventories lean

Tags: Intermodal

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders WTSA US Express to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Wisconsin-based WTSA US Express to immediately cease all transportation services, based on serious safety violations in drivers' hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications and drug testing requirements

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Part of Missouri's U.S. 54 to Close for Eight Weeks

Trucks with a gross weight less than 40,000 pounds can use US 61, Route B and MO 79 around the closure. Heavier trucks cannot use this route because a bridge on Mo 79 is limited to vehicles of 20 tons or less. (Photo courtesy of MoDOT)

U.S. Highway 54 between Louisiana, Mo., and Bowling Green, Mo., will close on June 18 for a two-month project as two bridges on the route are replaced.

Tags: Highways

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Freight to Increase Rates

FedEx Freight will increase rates on non-contract less-than-truckload shipments by 6.9% effective July 9.

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt Dealer to Hold South Carolina Natural Gas Truck Forum

The Pete Store LLC announced plans to hold a Natural Gas Truck Forum in Greenville, S.C., on July 24

Tags: Events

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

May Sees Big Uptick in DEF Pump Prices

The average U.S. DEF pump price rose seven cents to $2.81 per gallon between April and May, according to DEF Tracker.

The average U.S. DEF pump price rose 7 cents to $2.81 per gallon between April and May, according to DEF Tracker. This is the biggest price movement since October 2011

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Moves Upward

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for April moved significantly higher from the previous month, climbing 2.7 points to a favorable reading of 9.1

Tags: Economy

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Equipment Assets from Hiner Transport

Celadon Trucking Services, Indianapolis, has agreed to purchase a portion of the operating equipment of Hiner Transport LLC, Huntington, Ind

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Reports Worse-Than-Expected Results, Makes Management Changes

Navistar's stock plummeted yesterday after it announced a $172 million loss for the second quarter and that it was making management changes, calling its first-half results "unacceptable.

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Louisiana Bill Would Require Natural-Gas Vehicles for State Agencies

In an effort to promote Louisiana's natural gas resources, state lawmakers have proposed a bill would require state agencies to purchase natural gas and/or bi-fuel vehicles

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Teamsters to Open Early Negotiations with UPS

Teamster leaders voted unanimously to start early negotiations Sept. 27 for the national UPS and UPS Freight contracts covering about 250,000 union members nationwide

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Judge Rules Against Speed Limiters

An Ontario trial judge recently tossed out a ticket under the province's speed limiter legislation, ruling that speed limiters are unsafe and violate a truck driver's right to personal safety. However, advocates for the devices say the ruling does not affect Ontario's speed limiter law

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