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January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Drivers Asked to Weigh in on 34-hour Restart Changes

The American Transportation Research Institute released a second survey to collect data on the impacts that may accrue from changes to the 34-hour restart rule. This survey seeks the input of commercial drivers on potential operational impacts from the changes

Tags: ATRI

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Acquire Two Patriot Truck Care/HSV Service Centers

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced the acquisition of two Patriot Truck Care/HSV locations.

Tags: Bosselman, Virginia, Maryland, Truckstops

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Update: The latest models and trends

"Uncertainty" is the word people at most truck builders used to describe this year's business mood. Sales started strong, then slacked off in the summer as many buyers seemed to be waiting to see what would happen in the general economy and the presidential election

January 5, 2013 - Industry News

SC&RA To Host Specialized Transportation Symposium Feb. 27-March 1

SC&RA's Specialized Transportation Symposium is set to be held Feb. 27 through March 1 in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders for December Slightly Higher than November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck net orders at 20,836 units, just 6% higher than November. This is a 30% drop from the same month a year ago. While orders were low historically for December, those received in the last three months of 2012 were well above the prior six months. Preliminary order numbers are for all major North American OEMs

Tags: FTR

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Holman Automotive and ARI Donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, together with its parent company Holman Automotive Group, donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support the on-going efforts to support those who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Tags: Events, Sandy

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

October 2012 Surface Transportation Trade with Canada and Mexico Totaled $85.3 Billion

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 7.9% in October 2012 compared to October 2011. Trade totaled $85.3 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, the October 2012 total was $61.7 billion in 2004 dollars, up 7.6% from October 2011

Tags: Economy, NAFTA, Surface Trade, BTS

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Morgan Corp. Opens New Oregon Facility

Morgan Corp. announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon, expanding the company's number of manufacturing, parts and service centers to 12 nationwide

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Covanta Energy and Clean Energy Partner to Build CNG Stations

Covanta Energy Corp. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an agreement to co-develop compressed natural gas stations at select Covanta facilities throughout the U.S. Covanta Energy operates over 40 facilities that convert everyday trash into clean, renewable energy. The company also operates an additional 13 solid waste transfer stations

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Energy

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Organizational Changes at Ancra International's Cargo Division

Ancra International is pleased to announce that Mark Daugherty has been promoted to vice president general manager of the Cargo Systems Division. In this role, Daugherty is responsible for all functions for Ancra International's Cargo Division

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Tank Trailer Names Jeff Behrens Director of Purchasing

Polar Tank Trailer, a producer of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers, has named Jeff Behrens director of purchasing

Tags: Polar

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Classes 5-8 Orders for December In Line with November

North America heavy-duty Classes 5-8 preliminary net orders for December represent an improvement from where orders were through most of 2012.

Tags: ACT Research

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Drivewyze Provides Mobile Inspection Site Bypass in Nevada

Drivewyze Inc. announced that Nevada has become the 15th state to adopt the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, which uses tablets, smartphones and select Electronic On-Board Recorders to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.

Tags: Highways, Drivewyze

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Landstar, OOIDA Settle 'Truth-in-Leasing' Litigation

Landstar System and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the end of their decade-long litigation over federal truth-in-leasing regulations, with the Florida-based carrier saying its leases were proven valid and the association saying the lawsuit helped further clarify the regulations

Tags: Landstar, OOIDA, Owner-Operators

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Promotes Chris Reynolds to Director of Safety & Security

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, announced that Chris Reynolds has advanced from the North Atlanta service center manager into the position of director of safety & security

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

APG Appoints Steve Majkowski Vice President of Sales and Marketing

American Power Group Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, American Power Group Inc., has appointed Steve Majkowski vice president of sales and marketing reporting directly to Lyle Jensen, CEO

Tags: APG

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Midwest Wheel Announces Employee Changes

Midwest Wheel recently announced a number of employee changes, including appointing Andy Barkley to branch manager, Sioux City; appointing Todd Scheitler to territory manager; and the retirement of Dave Reiff from his position as branch manager, Sioux City

Tags: Aftermarket, People

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Trimble Acquires ALK Technologies

Trimble continues its move into the world of trucking information technology, announcing it has acquired privately-held ALK Technologies Inc. of Princeton, N.J., which provides routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies

Tags: ALK Technologies, Trimble, TMW

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Lockridge Report Comes to End on Sirius XM; Host to Write for HDT

Lockridge on air at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

After nearly five years of hosting "The Lockridge Report" on Sirius XM's Road Dog Trucking channel, Evan Lockridge has left the show to pursue a wider range of journalism activities, including writing and photography for Heavy Duty Trucking and Truckinginfo.com

Tags: SiriusXM

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Assets of Dealership Group in Ohio

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of MVI Group, which operates commercial truck and bus dealerships in Ohi

Tags: Aquisistion

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Congress Votes to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive

The U.S. House Tuesday reinstated the biodiesel tax incentive for 2012 and 2013 as part of a year-end fiscal package that avoided the so-called "fiscal cliff." President Obama is expected to quickly sign the bill into law.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Biodiesel

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Lynden International Expands North American Network

Lynden International, a freight forwarding and logistics company, opened a new service center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Jan. 1.

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

DEF Tracker: Truck Stops Offering Bulk DEF to Reach 1,000-mark

At the current growth rate the number of truck stops offering bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid at the pump will reach the 1,000-location mark by mid-February 2013, reports DEF Tracker.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, DEF

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Eaton Names Dave Karnes Director, Roadranger Field Sales and Marketing North American Truck

Eaton named Dave Karnes as director - Roadranger Field Sales and Marketing North American Truck.

Eaton announced that Dave Karnes has been named director - Roadranger Field Sales and Marketing North American Truck. He will be reporting to Tim Sinden, president - North America Truck Operations, effective as of Jan. 1

Tags: Eaton, People

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Texas I-35E Project Moves Foward

Traffic relief is on the way for North Texas travelers who rely on Interstate 35E between Dallas and Denton. Recently, the Texas Transportation Commission chose Archer Western/Granite/LANE Constructors as the developer for much-needed improvements to the 28-mile corridor

Tags: Highways, Construction Industry

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