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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.

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Hendrickson Specialty Auxiliary Axle Systems wins Pace Award

The Pace award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance

Hendrickson Specialty Auxiliary Axle Systems was named a 2012 Automotive News Pace (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award winner for its Compliant Tie Rod and Dampening System with PerfecTrak Technology

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Industry Leaders: Companies Need to Evolve to Survive

Transportation companies need to migrate and evolve as a matter of survival, said Derek Leathers, President and COO of Werner Enterprises, during his keynote address at the 8th annual ALK Transportation Technology Summit this month

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Ohio Troopers Seek Driver Help in Stopping Crime

With the the Ohio State Highway Patrol's newly launched Truck Shield program, truck drivers can assist patrol by acting as extra sets of eyes and ears on the road

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

California I-5 Projects to Cause Northbound Freeway Closure Tonight

Caltrans is investing close to $1.6 billion dollars in a five-year project to improve northern segments along the I-5 between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and the Kern County line.

Improvements to California's I-5 corridor will cause closures, including the full closure of northbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road tonight beginning at 11:59 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. tomorrow, says the California Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Taxing Natural Gas Trucks Will Pose a Challenge

As interstate trucking operations have been expressing increasing interest in using liquefied natural gas in their trucks, the American Trucking Associations' state law experts say widespread adoption of LNG will pose a large challenge to fuel tax administrators

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Housing, Manufacturing Numbers Good News for Trucking

Two key economic indicators that affect trucking freight, housing starts and industrial production, exceeded expectations in April

Tags: Economy

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Natural Gas Future Has Potential, Report Says

Today, approximately 1,000 CNG stations in the U.S. compete with approximately 120,000 retail gasoline locations. That is a Ratio of one CNG station for every 120 retail gasoline stations.

A recently released natural gas analysis from TIAX LLC predicts the opportunity for the compressed-natural-gas fueling market will grow steadily over the next few years

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Texas DOT Planning for Freight Boom From Panama Canal expansion

Saying the state is in a "unique position" to take advantage of the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal, the Texas Department of Transportation is taking steps to make sure the Lone Star State is well-positioned to capitalize on this economic opportunity

Tags: Intermodal

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Makes Engineering Personnel Changes

Fontaine Modification, provider of custom truck modification services, has made several personnel changes

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Alcoa Wheels Cradle-to-Cradle Certified at Silver Level

The evaluation of Alcoa wheels was conducted by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, a global sustainability consulting and product certification firm that developed the Cradle to Cradle concept in 1995.

Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products announced that its global line of wheel products are now Cradle to Cradle Certified at the Silver level, resulting from material choices and production processes that are environmentally safe and healthy and aluminum that is infinitely recyclable

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Toledo Spring Marks 80 Years

Toledo Spring of Toledo, Ohio, is celebrating 80 years in business. Founded in 1932 by Gunnard Rubini, Toledo Spring is a third generation, family-owned business

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

PeopleNet Announces Executive Promotions

Mark Botticelli has joined PeopleNet as executive vice president and head of technology, and several company veterans have been promoted to executive-level positions

May 23, 2012 - Industry News

In the End, Truckers' Costs are Shippers' Costs, Too

When carriers try to explain their challenges to their customers, the response often is, "That's your problem." But that attitude serves neither the carrier nor the shipper very well, says Michael Regan, president of TranzAct Technologies

May 23, 2012 - Industry News

I-70 Bridge to Detour Drivers During Summer and Next Year

The Blanchette Bridge on I-70 near St. Louis will be under construction during several summer weekends and for 12 months starting in November. MODOT suggests commercial vehicle drivers take a detour that will add five miles but cut down travel time.

For 12 months starting in November and for several weekends this summer, construction on Interstate 70's Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River, between St. Louis and St. Charles, Mo., at mile marker 230, will detour westbound I-70 traffic.

Tags: Highways

May 23, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Names President of Holland Subsidiary

YRC Worldwide named Scott D. Ware president of its Holland subsidiary, a provider of next-day regional less-than-truckload services

May 23, 2012 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces 2011 Dealers of the Year

Montreal Mitsubishi Fuso won the Mitsubishi Fuso North American Dealer of the Year award. Left to right: Pierre Martin, dealer principal; Nathalie Roy, sales manager; Todd Bloom, president & CEO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Logan Township, N.J., announced its 2011 North American Dealer of the Year awards. Each year, MFTA recognizes its most outstanding dealers in the U.S. and Canada for overall performance sales, parts sales and service performance

May 23, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Offers Consumers Moving Company Checklist

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the launch of a new "Consumer Checklist" to assist consumers in choosing a responsible interstate moving company and protecting themselves from fraudulent or dishonest household goods movers

May 23, 2012 - Industry News

Associations Lobby Highway Bill Conferees to Address Trucking's Needs

Leaders of American Trucking Associations asked members of the conference committee currently negotiating on the highway bill to address several critical issues for the trucking industry -- one of them calling for electronic onboard recorders, which the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and a coalition of other groups are lobbying against.

May 23, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA to Offer Webinar on Fuel Costs

NAFA Fleet Management Association will offer a webinar, Getting Control of Fuel Costs, Wednesday, May 30, from 1-2 p.m. Eastern

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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