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June 5, 2012 - Industry News

PHH FirstFleet Hires Vice President of Sales

PHH Arval hired Mike Quimby as vice president of sales for PHH FirstFleet, the truck and equipment division of PHH Arval

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

University of the Aftermarket Recruiting for Leadership Class

The University of the Aftermarket is recruiting for its next Leadership 2.0 class, an intensive post-graduate style leadership and business skills education experience designed to promote the development of the next generation of aftermarket leaders

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Power Plants Switching Fast to Gas, Reports Say

Generation of electricity by natural gas grew dramatically last year, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Pushes for FMCSA Response on Crash Accountability

The American Trucking Associations continues to prod the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change its approach to measuring crash accountability in its CSA safety enforcement program. Yesterday, the association challenged the agency to release a study it has done on the feasibility of using police reports to gauge crash accountability

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue Downward Trend; Oil Ends Higher

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to fall this week, with both fuels dropping about 30 cents since April, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Oil prices, which have fallen sharply in the past few months, ended higher on Monday after the euro rose against the dollar

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Retrofit Sales Down in 2011

DPF retrofits were not as popular in 2011 as some had expected.

Diesel retrofit sales were down in 2011 from the previous year, except in California, and even there sales were not as high as many expected.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Catco Parts & Service

FleetPride Inc., retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of Clutch and Transmission Service Inc., which operates as Catco Parts & Service. This acquisition includes 18 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Potomac River's Woodrow Wilson Bridge Maintenance to Cause Lane Closures

Crews will periodically close one traffic lane during off-peak hours Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As part of the regularly scheduled review and maintenance cycle, crews will inspect the I-95/I-495 Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River beginning this week and continuing through fall. Crews will periodically close one traffic lane during off-peak hours Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tags: Highways

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

MD 295 Construction Will Cause Nighttime Closures

Crews will work during nighttime hours only between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Multiple lane closures will not occur until 10 p.m.

The nighttime resurfacing of MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) north of I-695 and the Baltimore City line will continue through mid-June, causing some delays and lane closures, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. MSHA says drivers should consider using I-95 US 1 or MD

Tags: Highways

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

GE Opens Innovation Center for Alternative Fuel Technologies

GE Capital Fleet Services officially opened its Vehicle Innovation Center, a facility that provides businesses, industry groups and researchers with a first-hand experience with alternative-fuel vehicles

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Opens Location in Anthony, Texas

Love's invested approximately $7.5 million in the new travel stop, which includes 100 new truck parking spaces, two on-site restaurants and a truck tire care center.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Anthony, Texas, at Interstate 10, Exit 0

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Nuss Truck & Equipment Appoints New VPs

Nuss Truck Group, which operates seven heavy‐duty truck and construction equipment dealerships in the upper Midwest, announced the promotions of Brian Nuss to vice president, truck sales and leasing; Phil Watkins to vice president, customer support

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Milwaukee Adds CNG Refuse Trucks, Public CNG Stations

The City of Milwaukee passed a resolution approving the conversion of 20 refuse trucks to CNG, as well as a resolution that would allow the city to sell CNG fuel to the public, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 3, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Technologies Receives Expanded EPA Verification for Emission Control System

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc., a cleantech emissions control company, has received an expanded verification from the Environmental Protection Agency for its ECS-branded Purifilter Plus diesel particulate filter emission reduction system.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes HOS Guidance for Oilfield Haulers

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revisit its hours-of-service guidance for carriers that serve the oil and gas drilling business.

Oil and gas drilling is booming these days, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revisit its hours-of-service guidance for carriers that serve the business

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

O&S Trucking Files For Bankruptcy, Partners with Prime Inc.

O&S Trucking of Springfield, Mo., has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Springfield News Leader, and the company plans to reorganize and partner with Prime Inc., also based in Springfield.

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Adds 7,300 Jobs in May, National Job Growth Stalls

The trucking industry added 7,300 for-hire trucking jobs in May, an increase from 1.3 million jobs in April and a 3.4% increase from a year ago

Tags: Economy

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

Verizon to Acquire Hughes Telematics

Verizon Communications Inc. announced it will acquire Hughes Telematics Inc., parent company of Networkfleet, for $12 per share in cash, or a total of $612 million

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth T680 Enters Production at Chillicothe, Ohio Plant

The first production model of the new, aerodynamic Kenworth T680 rolls off the Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The new aerodynamic Kenworth T680 has begun production at the Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Safety Crackdown Closes 26 Bus Operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down 26 bus operations running passenger service on I-95 between New York City and Florida, the latest in a series of enforcement crackdowns on truck and bus companies

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Tells Congress Security Efforts Must Be Risk Based

While testifying on the Transportation Security Administration's Surface Transportation Inspection Program, Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, Charleston, S.C., and vice chairman of American Trucking Associations, told the congressional subcommittee that efforts to secure the nation's transportation system should be deployed based on specific and credible intelligence

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan: Navistar Will Recover in Long Term

Despite challenges Navistar has faced, there are long-term growth opportunities for the company in the future, according to Sandeep Kar, Frost & Sullivan's global director of commercial vehicle research

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

Rolling Strong and StayHealthy to Provide Driver Health Kiosks

Rolling Strong is partnering with Stayhealthy, maker of health monitoring devices, to provide professional drivers access to kiosks known as HealthCenters, which will be placed in convenient locations for drivers

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Releases New Emergency Response Guidebook

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released the 2012 version of its Emergency Response Guidebook today, providing first responders with an newly revised go-to manual to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

NY Thruway Association Proposes 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

The New York State Thruway Authority wants to propose toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles.

The New York State Thruway Authority is eyeing toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles, and the hike could be implemented as soon as September 30, reports the Associated Press. NYSTA is currently seeking public input on the increase

Tags: Highways

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