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December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Hankook Tire America Names New President

Hankook Tire has appointed Byeong Jin Lee as its new President of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1.

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

ContiLifeCycle Expands into Pennsylvania with Bergey's Tire

Long-time Continental and General truck tire dealer Bergey's Tire, headquartered in Souderton, Pa., announced the expansion of its product offering with a retreading solution from Continental Tire's Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit

Tags: Continental, Tires, Retreads

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

New Love's Locations Open in Iowa and Idaho

Sunrise at the new Love's Travel Stops in Davenport, Iowa.

Love's Travel Stops opened two new locations recently in Davenport, Iowa, at Interstate 80, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, at Interstate 15

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Love's, Iowa, Idaho

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Announces Marketing Appointments

Truck-Lite recently announced two significant changes to its marketing team. Bob Ives has assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Business Development, and Beth W. English joined the organization as Vice President of Marketing

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

PacLease Network Adds Eight New Franchises

Paccar Leasing recently added eight new franchise locations in six states and one Canadian province

Tags: Paccar, Leasing, PacLease

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Plans Surveys on EOBR Harassment

Federal safety regulators are preparing surveys to learn whether or not electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The surveys of drivers and carriers are part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's preparation for a proposed new EOBR rule, due next July

Tags: EOBRs, FMCSA, Drivers

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

TCP Survey: Carriers Not Pleased with Election Results

A vast majority of carriers are not happy with the outcome of the presidential election, according to Transport Capital Partners Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey

Tags: Truck Orders

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Index Shows October Freight Shipments Dropped

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.9% in October from September, declining after a one-month increase

Tags: Economy, Sandy, BTS, TSI

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Names Icahn Exec to Board of Directors

Navistar International announced Samuel J. Merksamer, managing director at Icahn Capital LP, has been appointed to the company's board of directors

Tags: Navistar

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Carriers Report Trouble with eManifest

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has informed Canada Customs and Border Agency that member carriers are still experiencing difficulties and delays with the ACI eManifest program since the beginning of the informed compliance period, which took effect on Nov. 1

Tags: Canada, border

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Begins Expected Climb

FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index started to rise significantly in September as expected. It recorded a 65% increase over the August index numbers to a level of 9.6, before giving back some of that gain in October, easing to a reading of 7.9

Tags: Economy, FTR, Drivers

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Jason Swann Wins Top Heavy-duty Tech at Rush Rodeo

Jason Swann of Rush Truck Centers in Dallas was named the All Around Winner.

For the third time in his career, Jason Swann of Rush Truck Centers in Dallas was named the All Around Winner in the Heavy-Duty Division in the Rush Truck Centers Skills Rodeo

Tags: Technicians, Rush, Maintenance, Dealers

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Expands Master Warehouse Program

HDA Truck Pride has expanded its Master Warehouse to a new, larger facility in the metropolitan St Louis area

Tags: HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

NTSB Says Driver Inattention, Bad Brakes Led to Amtrak-Truck Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board blamed bad brakes, driver inattention for deadly train-truck crash.

An inattentive driver and poorly maintained brakes, including antilock brakes that had been rendered inoperable, were the probable cause of a commercial truck hitting an Amtrak passenger train in the Nevada desert last summer, killing six and injuring 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday

Tags: Brakes, ABS

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Energy Department Predicts Oil, Fuel Prices for 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that domestic crude oil production next year will reach its highest annual average rate of production since 1992 and diesel prices will average less than $4 per gallon in 2013

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Natural Gas, Oil

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Driver Turnover at Truckload Carriers Remains High in Q3

The annualized linehaul driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets remained over 100% for the second straight month, and the churn at smaller truckload carriers rose to a five-year high, according to American Trucking Associations Trucking Activity Report

Tags: Drivers, Driver Turnover

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Access America to Add 550 Jobs in Tennessee

Access America Transport will expand its Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn., facilities and create 550 jobs during a five year period - 450 additional jobs at the Chattanooga facility and 100 additional jobs at the Knoxville facility

Tags: Tennessee, Access America, 3PL

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

2011 Highway Deaths Down, but Truck Occupant Deaths up 20%

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new analysis showing that highway deaths fell to 32,367 in 2011, marking the lowest level since 1949 and a 1.9% decrease from the previous year. Large-truck fatalities, however, rose, with the number of large-truck occupants killed jumping by 20%

Tags: NHTSA

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Sandy Helps Drive Van, Reefer Spot Freight up in November

Spot freight rose 3.6% in the U.S. and Canada November over October, according to the DAT North American Freight Index -- the first time November freight volumes outpaced October levels since the DAT Freight Index was established in 1996

Tags: Economy, Freight

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Honors Tom Horne

Tom Horne of Pennsylvania-based Hunter Peterbilt was posthumously awarded the Marvin F Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award at this years 2012 Used Truck Association Convention

Tags: Peterbilt, Pennsylvania, Dealers

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Speed Reduction, Driver Training, Progressive Shifting Give Best Fuel Efficiency Payback

Reducing speed and driver training were two of the fuel-saving strategies fleets said were most effective.

A survey of fuel efficiency initiatives found that the best payback came from cutting highway speed, training drivers and progressive shifting. Not surprisingly, these actions, along with recording engine data for greater driver feedback, also were the most commonly implemented among the carriers surveyed

Tags: Fuel and Oil, SmartWay, EPA, Transplace

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Honeywell Buying Intermec

Honeywell International is buying Intermec, known in trucking for its handheld barcode readers, RFID products and rugged mobile devices, for approximately $600 million

Tags: Intermec

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Imports to Increase 3.9% in December Despite Port Strike

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.9% in December despite a strike that closed the nation's largest port complex for the first few days of the month.

Tags: Intermodal

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Prices Fall at the Pump, Crude Hits One-month Low

Diesel and gasoline prices have once again seen a price decrease this past week. Gasoline prices fell 4.5 cents while the price of a gallon of diesel decreased 3.6 cents

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Praises Detroit Investment as Daimler Announces American Production of Automated Transmission

President Barack Obama speaks to employees at the Detroit Diesel plant outside Detroit, where the new Detroit automated manual transmission will be built.

President Barack Obama visited Detroit Diesel Corp. in Redford, Mich., on Monday to recognize Daimler Trucks North America's decision to invest $120 million in facilities to build the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and the new Detroit DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbocharger in the United States

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Michigan, Transmissions, Barack Obama, Detroit DT12, Automated Manual Transmissions, Fuel Economy

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