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July 13, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth Plant Earns Environmental Honor

The Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash., was recently honored with a 2011 Gold Award presented by the King County (Wash.) Industrial Waste Program

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down Chameleon Carrier

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down Alabama-based trucking company MTI Transportation LLC based on evidence that it was a chameleon operation for two unsafe carriers previously shut down by the agency

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

June Spot Freight Volume Increases Year-over-Year, Dips Slightly from May

June spot freight numbers dropped from May, according to TransCore, despite setting a same-month record

Tags: Economy

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

Border Bridge Opponents Submit Signatures to Put it to a Popular Vote

Opponents to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's recent deal with Canada to build a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, have submitted nearly twice as many signatures as needed to get the issue on the November ballot

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Offers Instructor-Led Training Courses

Meritor is offering several new in-depth, hands-on, instructor-led training courses

Tags: Events

July 12, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts EOBR FAQ, Says it is Revisiting Cost-Benefit Analysis

Newer devices such as Qualcomm's MCP 50 could lower the FMCSA's estimated cost of a mandatory electronic onboard recorder rule.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicates it will re-examine the costs-vs-benefits of mandatory electronic onboard recorders in a new list of frequently asked questions it posted this week on its website

July 12, 2012 - Industry News

Bomb Threat Shuts Down Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

Around 12:30 p.m., employees who work for the tunnel received an anonymous call from someone saying there was a bomb in the tunnel.

UPDATED: A bomb threat closed the tunnel between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit for several hours Thursday, causing traffic backups as drivers on both sides of the border were rerouted,

Tags: Highways

July 12, 2012 - Industry News

Cascade Sierra Solutions Reaches Idle Reduction Milestone with Webtech Wireless

Cascade Sierra Solutions has achieved a significant milestone in its drive to reduce emissions and idling as part of the Port of LA and the Port of Long Beach Clean Air Initiative

July 12, 2012 - Industry News

Fras-Le Purchases $1.5 Million Brake Dynamometer

The new dynamometer, for light- and medium-duty vehicle testing, is designed to reproduce actual vehicle road conditions and will test for durability, wear, performance and NVH

To expand its testing capabilities, friction material manufacturer Fras-le North America Inc. has purchased a new brake NVH dynamometer from Link Engineering Company for $1.5 million

July 12, 2012 - Industry News

Skinner Diesel Services Celebrates 30 Years

Skinner Diesel Services of Columbus, Ohio is celebrating 30 years in business. The company began as a general truck repair facility in 1982. Thirty years later, it has expanded and adapted with additional business segments

July 12, 2012 - Industry News

Freight Volumes Fall Flat as Economy Stalls

North American freight volumes continues to follow the path of general malaise that the economy is experiencing, according to the Cass Freight Index, which measures overall North American freight volumes and expenditures

Tags: Economy

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Concerns about CSA Aired at House Hearing

Opponents of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA enforcement program took their case to Congress yesterday, charging in a hearing that the program is being misused and harms small carriers

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Zero-Emission Trucks Could be Part of I-710 Zero-Emission Corridor

One zero-emission truck being tested at LA_area ports is this hydrogen-fuel-cell Tyrano, made by Vision Motor Corp. of El Segundo, Calif.

Zero-emission trucks, such as hybrid-electric trucks receiving power along major roadways (similar to light-rail trains and buses in some cities), could be in demonstration in the next few years and eventually be part of a zero-emission corridor along the busy I-710 Freeway leaving the Ports of Los Angeles, according to a recent study.

Tags: Highways

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

'Uncle Darrell' Hicks, Longtime Coolant Expert and Industry Volunteer, Dies of Lung Disease

The late Darrell Hicks, left, was active in groups such as Trucker Buddy International.

Darrell Hicks, Tulare, Calif., passed away Tuesday following a battle with pulmonary fibrosis, a progressively debilitating lung disease

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

GATR Named Volvo Dealer of the Year

From left: Kelly Sheehan, chair, Volvo's Dealer Advisory Council; Bob Neitzke, GATR dealer principal; Ron Huibers, president, Volvo Trucks North American sales & marketing; Terry Billings, Volvo Trucks vice president, sales – U.S.

Volvo Trucks named GATR of Sauk Rapids, Minn., its 2011 U.S. Dealer of the Year.

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress Set for Oct. 2-3

SAE International's 2012 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, " Total Vehicle Integration: Engineering the Next Vehicle Revolution," will be Oct. 2-3 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill

Tags: Events

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Spending $49 Million to Upgrade Showers

Drivers using Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas will benefit from a $49 million investment to remodel and upgrade more than 4,400 showers, with 75% of its network of showers to be rebuilt during the next 18 months

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Freight Shipment Index Unchanged in May from April

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry was unchanged in May from April, after a one-month rise, according to the Freight Transportation Services Index from the DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

T. Boone Pickens to be Keynote Speaker at ATA Natural Gas Summit

Energy executive T. Boone Pickens has confirmed his participation as a keynote speaker at American Trucking Associations' Natural Gas in Trucking Summit Nov. 28-30

Tags: Events

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Service Center Near Duluth, Minn.

Old Dominion Freight Line opened its newest service center in Superior Wis., near Duluth, Minn., to serve the Great Lakes shipping area in northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

TCP: Carriers Expect Small Increases in Driver Wages

Carriers anticipate driver wages to increase in the next 12 months, but only incrementally, according to results from Transport Capital Partners' Second Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey.

Tags: Economy

July 10, 2012 - Industry News

EIA Lowers Price Forecasts for Diesel, Gasoline, Crude Oil

In its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration lowered its forecasted prices for gasoline and diesel fuel as well as West Texas Intermediate crude oil. With crude oil prices falling over the last month, EIA expects that on-highway diesel fuel retail prices, which averaged $3.84 per gallon in 2011, will average $3.79 per gallon in 2012

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 10, 2012 - Industry News

Wood Creek, Bowman, Milestone Acquire GE Trailers

A fleet of approximately 27,000 over-the-road trailers previously owned by GE's Trailer Fleet Services (formerly Transport International Pool) was acquired by Wood Creek Capital Management, Bowman Sales and Equipment and Milestone Trailer Leasing

July 10, 2012 - Industry News

Mack Will Again Provide Pinnacle for Capitol Christmas Tree Project

Mack Trucks is again providing a custom-decorated Mack Pinnacle model to deliver the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree from Meeker, Colo., to the nation's capital.

Mack Trucks is providing a custom-decorated Mack Pinnacle model to deliver the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree from Meeker, Colo., to the U.S. Capitol

Tags: Events

July 10, 2012 - Industry News

Technicolor Expands Third Party Logistics Services

Technicolor is expanding its third party logistics service offering and rebranding the organization as Technicolor Global Logistics.

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