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May 16, 2012 - Industry News

Freightliner, Westport Schedule Cross-Country Trips to Prove Viability of CNG

Freightliner Trucks and Westport Innovations have scheduled cross-country trips in compressed natural gas-powered trucks to prove the availability of the fuel out on the road.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 16, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Honors Driver for Humanitarian Efforts

The National Private Truck Council awarded Kevin Weaver, a driver with the Upstate Niagara Cooperative who operates out of Buffalo, N.Y., with its Humanitarian Award during the group's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition recently in Cincinnati

May 16, 2012 - Industry News

Court Papers: EPA Penalties Keep Navistar in Class 8 Business

Navistar cannot meet heavy-duty emission standards and is surviving in the Class 8 business because the Environmental Protection Agency is permitting it to pay nonconformance penalties, according to court documents filed by the company and the agency. Competing engine manufacturers have petitioned for review of EPA's action, arguing that the agency should not allow Navistar to pay the penalties without going through a formal comment process.

May 16, 2012 - Industry News

Nussbaum Announces Driver Pay Increase

Nussbaum Transportation, Normal, Ill., announced a 1-cent-per-mile pay increase for company drivers, effective June 3

May 16, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders BM&L Trucking to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Alabama-based BM&L Trucking, affiliated company IDM Transportation Inc. and its owners to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety

May 16, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposes Stability Control Mandate

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a first-ever federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks and buses

May 16, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA Unveils Proposed Stability Control Mandate

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today proposed a first-ever federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks and buses

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

Alternative Fuels Mean Energy Independence, Say ACT Expo Speakers

Suppliers of alternative fuels and the equipment that burns them must cooperate to move America toward energy self-sufficiency and economic growth, says retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers into Hall of Fame

Four truck drivers, who have together logged more than 14 million miles of safe driving in more than 140 years of service, were honored by the National Private Truck Council and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Driver Hall of Fam

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Stars in Fox Sports Network's "Motorhead Garage"

Sam Memmolo (left) and Dave Bowman host Motorhead Garage, which will feature Inland Truck Parts in an upcoming episode.

Inland Truck Parts' Kansas City store will be featured on Fox Sports Network's "Motorhead Garage" TV series in an upcoming "Big Rig" episode

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Freight Announces Driver Hiring Initiative

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, plans to hire 200 over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S.

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

Central Freight Denies Age Discrimination Following Lawsuit Settlement

After agreeing to pay $400,000 to eight former dockworkers to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Central Freight Lines Inc. released a statement denying discrimination and saying the settlement was only to avoid the costs of further litigation

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

The core of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's strategic plan for the next five years is to press ahead with rules and reforms it already has under way

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

ND DOT Adopts Federal Guidelines for Former Military Drivers

The North Dakota Department of Transportation is now allowing members of the military to apply commercial driving experience obtained while in the military to acquire a North Dakota CDL

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Named Healthy Trucking Fleet

The first-ever Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, a collaboration between FusionHealth and Navistar, was presented to Celadon Group at their headquarters in Indianapolis

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Names VP to Head Imperial Group

Accuride Corp. named Greg Kern the new vice president of the company's Imperial Group business unit

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

FTR: Trucking Industry Seeing Relatively Good Recovery

The trucking industry, at least for the short term, is experiencing good recovery, according to FTR Associates Senior Consultant Noel Perry. The recovery has maybe a year and a half or two years to go, he said during FTR's "State of Freight" webinar

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Keep Falling, Greek Economy Affects Oil Prices

Diesel and gasoline prices dropped for the fifth straight week, but oil prices continue to fall due to concerns over Europe, particularly Greece's economy. Diesel fuel prices dropped by by an average of 5.3 cents to $4.004 a gallon, according the the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel upsate. This is the lowest the average price of diesel has been since late February.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia DMV "Troops to Trucks" Program Puts Veterans to Work

Through the new Troops to Trucks program, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is joining forces with the military and transportation-related businesses to put former servicemen and women and National Guard and Reserves members to work in the transportation industry

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Horton Adds Two QuickShip Warehouse Locations

Horton has added warehouse locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Grand Prairie, Texas, to its QuickShip warehouse program. Including the two new locations, the program now integrates eight warehouses for one- or two-day delivery throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Boston Announces Daytime Hazmat Ban

The City of Boston announced a ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials through the city between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The mayor's office is also considering a recommendation for an evening ban.

The Massachusetts transportation department announced a ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials through Boston between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., a move that trucking interests say could worsen safety, not improve it

Tags: Highways

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Conditions Index Steadies in March

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for March did not show much change from the previous month. The index currently stands at -5.3, representing a moderately unfavorable condition for shippers that is expected to persist until the onset of the busy fall shipping season

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

TruckingOffice Acquires HammerLane Software

TruckingOffice will acquire HammerLane Software, a longtime provider of desktop applications for owner-operators, leased fleets and full fleets in the trucking industry

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Bill Conferees Face Daunting Schedule

House and Senate conferees last week began work on the highway bill under considerable pressure of time and necessity. Counting today, the conferees have 19 working days left before the current extension expires June 30. Their staffs, who do much of the detail work in the conference process, probably will be working close to 24-7

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Forbes Lists Old Dominion, Marten Among Most Trustworthy Companies

Old Dominion Freight Line and Marten Transport have been named two of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine

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