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July 27, 2012 - Industry News

Some Drought-Stricken States Lift Trucking Regs for Relief

Governors in some Midwestern states are easing trucking regulations for trucks providing relief to farmers hard-hit by the continuing drought

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Million-Mile Engine Teardown Tests EcoPower Re-Refined Oil

A bearing from one of the million-mile engines, left, compared to a brand-new bearing.

Safety-Kleen Systems this week showcased a million-mile teardown of two Cummins ISX engines that have been running its Eco-Power re-refined engine oil since 2008. You're probably familiar with the name Safety-Kleen as a longtime maker of parts washers. You may even know that they provide used oil disposal. You may not know that it turns some of that used oil into re-refined engine oils

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Services to Acquire LINC Logistics Company

Universal Truckload Services, Warren, Mich., will acquire LINC Logistics Company, an asset- third-party logistics profider, in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $335 million

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders, Shipments Up, but Plane Orders Skew Numbers

Durable goods orders rose more than expected last month, by 1.6%, but it was largely due to a surge in aircraft orders. These long-lasting manufactured products, such as washers and dryers, toasters and aircraft, make up a major source of trucking freight

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion's 78-Year History Showcased in Corporate Biography

The 78-year history of Old Dominion Freight Line, a major less-than-truckload and logistics provider based in Thomasville, N.C., is chronicled in a new book

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Record Parts and Service Revenues

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, reported $17.4 million in net income for the second quarter, up from $12.5 million the same quarter a year ago

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

'Historic Highway Convoy' Slated for Sept. 6-15

The American Truck Historical Society's first Historic Highway Convoy is scheduled for September 6-15 on Route 66 from Illinois to Californi

Tags: Events

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

ATD: Mixed New-Truck Climate Not Affecting Used-Truck Pricing

Used-truck pricing stayed high in June, even as new-truck orders fell, according to Chris Visser, senior analyst for American Truck Dealers Official Commercial Truck Guide

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt Dealer Group Opens New Location in Delaware

The Pete Store, one of the largest truck dealers in the United States, opened The Peterbilt Store - Delaware, a full-service truck dealership in Seaford, Del

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Industry Sets New Biodiesel Standards

Standards-testing authority ASTM has a new voluntary standard for biodiesel, designed to meet the needs of customers using ultra-low-sulfur diesel and new diesel engine and after-treatment technology

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Jumped 1.2% in June

The American Trucking Associations' June tonnage index had its largest month-to-month gain so far this year, thanks to a larger-than-estimated loss the previous month. Tonnage is still up year over year

Tags: Economy

July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Gunite Corp. to Consolidate North American Operations

Accuride Corp., supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry, announced that its Gunite business unit is consolidating North American production into the Rockford, Ill., facility where the unit is based

July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Groups Warn Against N.Y. Thruway Toll Hike

Trucking and shipping interests are weighing in against a plan by the New York State Thruway Authority to hike truck tolls by 45%. In a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, American Trucking Associations and other trade groups said the proposed rate hike must be stopped

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo 'Big Rig' Partners with N.C. Children's Museum

The interactive Volvo VNL 670 exhibit allows children to get behind the wheel and explore all aspects of the truck and its sleeper cab as they learn the importance of trucks in society.

Volvo Trucks has partnered with the Greensboro, N.C., Children's Museum to open a new permanent exhibit featuring a Volvo VNL 670. The interactive display allows children to get behind the wheel and explore all aspects of the truck and its sleeper ca

July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth of Buffalo - Syracuse Relocates To Larger Facility

Kenworth of Buffalo has relocated its Syracuse, N.Y., dealership to a larger facility located at Interstate 90 (New York Thruway) Exit 35, also accessible to I-81, State Routes 11 and 481, and the Syracuse airport

July 25, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Fires Opening Salvo in Hours of Service Suit

American Trucking Associations and its allies have asked a federal appeals court to strike four provisions of the hours-of-service rule that is scheduled to take effect next July. The trucking interests told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration erred when it limited the 34-hour restart to once a week and required each restart to include two rest periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Expedite Expo This Weekend

The 2012 Expedite Expo will take place this weekend, July 27-28, at the Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington, Ohio

Tags: Events

July 25, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens 100th DEF Pump Location

TravelCenters of America LLC has completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid dispensers at 100 of its TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations. These 100 locations offer DEF fueling at more than 400 fuel island lanes

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Declares Energy Emergency

Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday declared a state of energy emergency in Michigan due to the limited availability and temporary shortages of gasoline and diesel fuel in areas of the Upper Peninsula caused by a shutdown of the West Shore Pipeline in Wisconsin.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Positive Second Quarter Financials

Paccar reported increased revenues and net income for the second quarter of 2012, but warned that truck orders could be weaker in the second half

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Cold Train to Expand Refrigerated Container Fleet and Destinations

Cold Train is expanding its Washington-state-based refrigerated container fleet to 300 53-foot containers (all built by Hyundai), and will also be adding several new destinations this year

Tags: Intermodal

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Pa. Turnpike Commission OKs 2013 Toll Increase

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission this week announced a 10% toll increase for cash-paying customers and a 2% toll increase for E-ZPass users.

Tags: Highways

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

DHL Express Launches 100 Propane Autogas Vans for Pickup and Delivery Fleet

DHL Express plans to use existing public refueling infrastructure in addition to adding refueling capability at its service center facilities.

DHL Express has added 100 pickup and delivery vans fueled by propane autogas to its fleet. The new Ford E-250 cargo vans, each equipped with a Roush CleanTech dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel system, will be on the road by late Augus

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Groups Campaign Against I-95 Toll Proposal

Trucking groups are partnering to petition against a Virginia Department of Transportation proposal to build a new tolling facility on I-95 between mile markers 20 and 24 in Sussex County.

Tags: Highways

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA's Stability Control Proposal Gets First Public Airing

Trucking interests, including manufacturers and carriers, support the idea of a federal mandate for stability control systems in new tractors, but have concerns about details in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's proposed rule

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