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May 31, 2012 - Industry News

Rolling Strong and StayHealthy to Provide Driver Health Kiosks

Rolling Strong is partnering with Stayhealthy, maker of health monitoring devices, to provide professional drivers access to kiosks known as HealthCenters, which will be placed in convenient locations for drivers

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Releases New Emergency Response Guidebook

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released the 2012 version of its Emergency Response Guidebook today, providing first responders with an newly revised go-to manual to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

NY Thruway Association Proposes 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

The New York State Thruway Authority wants to propose toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles.

The New York State Thruway Authority is eyeing toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles, and the hike could be implemented as soon as September 30, reports the Associated Press. NYSTA is currently seeking public input on the increase

Tags: Highways

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

Roadcheck Scheduled for June 5-7

The Commercia Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck is scheduled for next week, Tuesday-Thursday, June 5-7. Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Connecting Vehicles to Cut Congestion, Improve Safety

The iCone is equipped with radar and cellular and satellite communications to send information about work-zone traffic to message boards upstream from the zone. All the road crew has to do is put it in place and turn it on.

Congress is not going to vote for reinvestment in highway infrastructure any time soon, so the next best thing is to get more out of what already is there, says Xerox chairman and CEO Ursula Burns

Tags: Highways

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Cargotec Supports Special Olympics Kansas with $20,000 Donation

Ken McGovern, left, Sheriff of Douglas County, Kans., passed the Special Olympics Kansas Torch to Jeff Curry, Sheriff of Franklin County, Kan., during the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run that passed through Ottawa, Kan., on Tuesday May 29.

Cargotec Solutions LLC., manufacturer of Ottawa Terminal Tractors, presented two checks for $10,000 to the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises money and awareness for Special Olympics Kansas

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

TRALA Names College Scholarship Recipients

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association announced the two winners of its scholarship for children of member-company employees for outstanding scholastic and personal achievements. Akhil Patel of Westerville, Ohio, and Yuxin Guo of Columbus, Ind., have each been awarded $5,000 scholarship

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Acquires Brazilian Transportation and Logistics Company

FedEx Corp. will acquire the Brazilian transportation and logistics company Rapidao Cometa Logistica e Transportes S.A., the latest step in FedEx's strategy for growth in Latin America

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

CTA, OSA Canada Launch Sleep Apnea Screening and Treatment Pilot

Since 2010, CTA has been working with various partners, including its group benefits provider, Group Health, to put a Canadian sleep apnea program together in anticipation of a possible regulatory requirement in the Unites States.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance, in partnership with OSA Canada Inc., is launching a pilot in Canada to deliver a full-service sleep apnea program to commercial truck drivers

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner to Open Two Northeast LTL Outbound Terminals

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced the opening of two new less-than-truckload outbound terminals serving the Northeast region of the U.S

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Ranking Shows Continued Global Reductions in Diesel Sulfur Limits

The International Fuel Quality Center has ranked the top 100 countries based on sulfur limits in on-road diesel and found that 44 countries can now boast that their on-road diesel fuel is the cleanest in the world

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

March Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Exceeds $85 Billion for First Time

Surface trade between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 6.2% higher in March 2012 than in March 2011, totaling $85.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

New Vehicle Registrations Up 26% from 1Q 2011

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for the first quarter of 2012 were up 26.6% to 129,755 units from the 102,521 units registered during the first quarter of 2011

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Prices at the Pump Keep Dropping; Oil Falls Due to Weakening Spanish Economy

Diesel and gasoline prices have declined for the sixth straight week, according the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Oil prices fell due to concerns over Spain's weakening economy and large debt

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Adds Second Concert

James Wesley, who has opened for country stars Ronnie Dunn and Taylor Swift, will perform at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree July 13 at 7 p.m.

A second free concert, artist James Wesley, has been added to the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, an event that celebrates America's truck drivers. The 33rd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, will be held July 12-13, 2012 at Iowa 80 Truckstop

Tags: Events

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Horton Holding Inc. Receives Paw of Approval Award

Horton Holding Inc. was given the Paw of Approval Award for extraordinary accomplishments in CO2 reductions. Given annually to a local business, the 2012 award was presented by Polar Bears International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to polar bear conservation, and by the Como Zoo and its partner Como Friends.

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Government Legislates End to Canadian Pacific Strike

CP yards, like Regina Sask., could begin emptying out as early as the weekend, but resumption of full service could take several weeks. Photo by Jim Park

As the labor dispute at Canadian Pacific Railway enters its eighth day, Canadian federal labor minister, Lisa Raitt has tabled back-to-work legislation that could force striking workers back to their jobs as early as Thursday

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Adds Three Field Representatives

Joining Phillips as Territory Sales Managers are (from left) Nick Chelman in the Southeast, Kent Crymes in the Southern region and Thomas Lewis in the South Atlantic region.

Phillips Industries has added three new Territory Sales Managers in its effort to put more people in the field representing the company with sales and technical support

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Open Seven New Locations

Pilot Flying J announced plans to open seven new travel centers and travel plazas in June and July

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders Demco Express to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and Demco Trans Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Diesel Opens Louisville, Ky., Location

Republic Diesel Inc. has opened a new parts distribution facility in Louisville, Ky., at 4670 Jennings Lane

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Used Truck Volumes Down, Pricing Up in April

Used truck prices are staying high thanks to sharp increases in the cost of new trucks. Photo by Jim Park

April saw a turnaround in the trend of the prior two months in the used Class 8 truck market as volumes sank and pricing rose, according to State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Time for Comments on Proposed Safety Measurement System

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a 60-day extension of the time that motor carriers have to comment on proposed improvements to the agency's proposed Safety Measurement System. The comment period now runs through July 30

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Pays Tribute to Military Heroes During Memorial Day Ride for Freedom

Volvo Trucks will rode to the nation's capital during Memorial Day weekend as part of the Rolling Thunder - Ride for Freedom rally.

Volvo Trucks rode to the nation's capital during Memorial Day weekend as part of the Rolling Thunder - Ride for Freedom rally

Tags: Events

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Wabash National Begins Production of Carbon Steel Vacuum Tankers

Weighing in at 16,750 lbs., vacuum tankers built by Wabash National are primarily used by customers in the oil and gas industry for fracking operations.

Wabash National Corp. announced production of its first carbon steel vacuum tanker, designed to transport bulk non-hazardous liquids primarily for the oil and gas industry. The new product offering will add up to 60 additional jobs for Wabash National in Lafayette, Ind.

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