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February 10, 2013 - Industry News

Nissan to Build All-New Version of Titan Full-Size Pickup Truck

Nissan is planning to build an all-new version of its Titan full-size pickup truck, though the automaker hasn't yet announced a timeline for this new vehicle. The automaker said it wants this new vehicle to appeal to fleet and skilled-trade customers in addition to retail buyers.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV200, Nissan Titan, Pickup Trucks, Large Pickups

February 8, 2013 - Industry News

Keynote Speaker Announced for HDMA's 23rd Annual Breakfast & Briefing

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced that Troy Clarke of Navistar, will serve as keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Breakfast & Briefing, to be held on Friday, March 22.

February 8, 2013 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster 2014 Shows in Chicago

The new 2014 Ram ProMaster is Ram Commercial's latest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup. ProMaster takes its place in the expanding, purpose-built, full-size van segment with a number of best-in-class features focused on the commercial customer.

February 8, 2013 - Industry News

Toyota Unveils 2014 Redesigned Tundra Full-Size Pickup Truck

The 2014 Tundra is offered in three cab styles, two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab and four-door CrewMax, all available in 4x2 and 4x4.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. unveiled the redesigned 2014 Tundra full-size pickup truck at a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The 2014 Tundra will be redesigned, inside and out, representing the first major change since the launch of the current generation for the 2007 model year.

Tags: Toyota, Pickup Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks

February 8, 2013 - Industry News

Blizzard Set To Hit Northeast, Paralyzing Traffic

What some meteorologists are already calling the storm of the century is set to move into the Northeast.

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way, ODFL, Roadrunner Report Financial Results

Three more carriers released their earnings reports. Con-way's fourth quarter profit took a big decline but was up for the year, while Roadrunner Transportation broke through the $1 billion revenue barrier in 2012 and Old Dominion Freight Line posted record numbers.

Tags: Fleet Financials, Old Dominion Freight Line, Roadrunner Transportation, financials, Con-Way

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Some Truck OEs Offer Cautious Tone In Earnings Reports, but Wabash Predicts Possible Record Year

Several equipment makers released their latest financials this week, with some showing signs of slowing sales and concerns about the future and others at the opposite end of the spectrum. That was the sentiment coming from Cummins, Wabash National, Daimler and Volvo.

Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Wabash, Daimler, financials, Global, Daimler Trucks North America

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Trucking Conditions Index Remains at Normal Recovery Level

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for December came in with a reading of 8.38, which the transportation forecasting group says is reflective of the current good environment for truckers.

Tags: Economy, Hours of Service, FTR, rates, Trucking Conditions Index

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Renews Call for FMCSA to Implement Crash Accountability

The American Trucking Associations reiterated its call for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to immediately establish a process to remove from motor carriers’ records crashes where it was plainly evident that the carrier was not to blame.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Plan Would Get Oil Companies to Help Foot Infrastructure Bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett this week introduced a plan to week that would rely on a tax of oil companies to inject billions of dollars into the state’s transportation system while cutting taxes at the gas pump.

Tags: Infrastructure, Fuel Prices, Pennsylvania, Virginia

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Record Intermodal Container Volume Seen in 2012

While the U.S. economy sputtered along last year, intermodal container volume hit a record high with 13.1 million moves.

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

States Looking At Higher Speed Limits

Following a bold move by Texas last year authorizing speed limits as high as 85 mph along certain roads, more states are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to puttin’ the hammer down.

Tags: Speed limit, Mississippi, Maryland, Wyoming, Utah, Highways

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

20 Fleets Named 'Best Fleets to Drive For'

The Yanke Group of Companies, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,is the only company to be named a "Best Fleet" for all five years since the program was launched.

Twenty trucking companies from across North America have been named the 2013 Best Fleets to Drive Forby the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

Tags: TCA, Drivers, Recruiting, retention

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Courier Offering Customers Long-Haul Freight Services

Atlanta-based A-1 Express, a nationwide same-day courier and transportation service provider, is getting into the long-distance freight business.

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Installing Truck-Lite LED headlights

The new Truck-Lite LED headlamps Penske is adding to its rental fleet trucks were initially developed for military use.

Penske Truck Leasing is retrofitting 5,000 of its 2012 and 2013 model semi tractors in its commercial truck rental fleet with new LED headlights from Truck-Lite.

Tags: Penske, Truck-Lite, LED Lighting

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar's Clarke to Speak at HDMA Breakfast in March

Troy Clarke will speak at HDMA's annual "Breakfast Briefing" at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Troy Clarke, president and chief operating officer of Navistar, will be the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association Breakfast & Briefing during the Mid-America Trucking show in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Navistar, HDMA, Mid-America Trucking Show

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

UPS Deploys 100 Zero-Emission Delivery Vehicles

UPS recently deployed 100 fully electric commercial delivery vehicles throughout California. This event recognizes one of the world's largest deployments of zero-emission commercial trucks.

Tags: CARB, EVI, Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Adds New Trailers to Fleet in 2013

XTRA Lease, a provider of semi-trailer rentals and leases, has ordered more than 2,000 new trailers for 2013, including a mix of dry vans, reefers, flatbeds, chassis, and liftgated van trailers.

Tags: Leasing, Xtra Lease

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

ATD and HDT's National Truck Dealer of the Year to be Announced

Medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers will meet in Orlando this weekend for the 50th annual American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo this upcoming weekend. As part of the convention, ATD and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine will be announcing the National Truck Dealer of the Year.

Tags: ATD, Dealer of the Year, HDT, Commercial Truck of the Year

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations in Wake of 2011 Truck-Train Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board wants the FMCSA to make sweeping employment history changes in the wake of its investigation of a fatal 2011 truck-train crash in Nevada.

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

DEF Tote Prices Drop

Tote refill deliveries made in January 2013 recorded a 5-cent drop on the previous month across the 10 U.S. pricing hubs monitored by DEF Tracker.

Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Truckstops

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Profits Soars, USA Still In The Red

Recent financials from two different fleets show very different results, but both mentioned their success in adding drivers and cutting down on unseated trucks.

Tags: Fleet Financials, USA Truck, Patriot Transportation

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Arizona Trucking Association Names Tony Bradley New President and CEO

The board of directors for the Arizona Trucking Association announced the appointment of Tony Bradley as the new president and CEO. Bradley will also serve as the executive director for the Arizona Transportation Education Foundation.

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

IdleAir Opens New Location at Flying J in Carlisle, Pa.

IdleAir, a truck stop electrification service provider, has opened a new location at the Flying J in Carlisle, Pa. IdleAir will host a grand opening driver appreciation event at the Carlisle, Pa. location on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, IdleAir

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Congestion Cost Trucking $27 billion in 2011

Congestion has a price, and for the trucking industry, It's billions of dollars lost. The total financial cost of congestion in 2011 was $121 billion, up one billion dollars from the year before and translating to $818 per U.S. commuter. Of that total, about $27 billion worth was wasted time and diesel fuel from trucks moving goods on the system.

Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Infrastructure, Highways

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