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January 22, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Medium Duty Orders Best Since Q1 2008

Medium duty demand ended 2012 on a strong note.

Tags: ACT Research, Medium-Duty Trucks

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern's New Pennsylvania Rail-Truck Terminal Opens

Norfolk Southern opened its third Crescent Corridor intermodal facility, a new $97 million terminal in South Central Pennsylvania that advances the company's multi-state rail infrastructure initiative connecting the Southeast and the Northeast

Tags: Intermodal, Norfolk Southern

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

2012 Freight Thefts Remain Near 2011's Record High

Meat was one of the hot items targeted for theft.

A new report from logistics security services provider FreightWatch International shows the total number of cargo thefts in the United States last year was close to the record level set in 2011 -- and one type of theft did set a record

Tags: Cargo Theft, Security, FreightWatch

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

C.R. England Announces Mike Bunnell's Retirement

From left to right: Michael Bunnell, Chief Sales Officer, David Kramer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Sales & Marketing, and Mary Palmer, Vice President of Corporate Sales.

C.R. England has announced the retirement of Michael Bunnell, chief sales officer, effective March 29.

Tags: C.R. England

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Saddle Creek Opens Facility in Birmingham, Ala.

Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced that the company is expanding its nationwide network with a new facility in Birmingham, Ala.

Tags: Saddle Creek

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.8% in December

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.8% in December after surging 3.9% in November. The 3.9% gain in November was revised from a 3.7% increase ATA reported on Dec. 18

Tags: Economy, ATA, Truck Tonnage

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

TRC Expands Regional Footprint

Transmission Remanufacturing Co. announced the addition of three regional distribution centers.

Tags: Expansion, TRC

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

California Trucking Groups Continue Legal Battle Against CARB, EPA

The California Construction Trucking Association has filed a Notice of Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its nearly two-year-long legal case against the California Air Resources Board's heavy-duty, on-road truck and bus regulation

Tags: CARB, EPA

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Economy is in Expansion, but New Normal Dampens Enthusiasm

LAS VEGAS -- Although business investment has slowed due to uncertainty over fiscal negotiations in Washington, the economy is not in any imminent danger of sliding into a recession, said economist Bob Dieli during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Monday the day before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Tags: Economy, HDAW, HDMA

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Accuride Says it's Nearly Done Fixing; Ready to Grow

Accuride has not only increased its capacity to make aluminum wheels, but also wide-base aluminum wheels.

LAS VEGAS -- When Rick Dauch arrived as the president and CEO of a struggling Accuride in February 2011, the latest in a string of top executives, he was able to convince the board that they needed to make serious investments in fixing problems before they could embark on a global growth strategy. Two years later, most of the fixing in the "Fix and Grow" strategy has been completed

Tags: Accuride, Wheels, Aftermarket

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Electronics Remanufacturing Company Named Remanufacturer of the Year

LAS VEGAS -- The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association named Electronics Remanufacturing Company of Walled Lake, Mich., the 2013 Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

Tags: Remanufacturing, HDRG

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

FTR's Shippers Conditions Index Begins Expected Decline

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index for November fell marginally from October to a reading of -5.3, the precursor to what is expected to be a more challenging environment for shippers -- meaning more leverage for truckers -- in 2013

Tags: Economy, FTR, Shippers

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

The Peterbilt Store - Blue Ridge relocates to larger facility

The Peterbilt Store Blue Ridge, one of nine dealerships privately-owned by The Pete Store LLC, has relocated to a new 12,800-square-foot facility in Raphine, Va

Tags: Dealers, Peterbilt, Virginia

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Joins Alliance AutoGas Network

Fontaine Modification has joined the Alliance AutoGas network, with all eight of its modification centers nationwide certified as Alliance AutoGas conversion centers

Tags: Propane Autogas, Fontaine, Alternative Fuels

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Slight Drop in 2011 Transportation Fatalities

Transportation fatalities in the United States declined in 2011 by approximately 2%, according to preliminary figures released by the National Transportation Safety Board. The data indicates that overall transportation fatalities decreased from 35,043 in 2010 to 34,434 in 2011

Tags: U.S. DOT, NTSB

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Announces Winners of Second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

The weigh-ins are complete, pounds have been shed, and the results have been tallied for the Truckload Carriers Association's second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown.

Tags: Events, TCA, Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Issues First Fine Under 2004 TRU Regs

The San Bernardino County Superior Court has fined Foster Enterprises, an Ontario-based refrigerated transportation and cold storage business, $300,000 after a California Air Resources Board investigation revealed that the company failed to upgrade older diesel engines in its refrigerated trailer fleet as required to meet current emissions standards

Tags: CARB, Emissions

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Names Rick Jech Controller, Polar Service Centers

Polar Service Centers, the national network of tank trailer parts and service locations, has hired Rick Jech as division controller. He reports to Mike Evans, president of Polar Service Centers

January 18, 2013 - Industry News

Split Sleep Schedule Found Better than Daytime Sleep

A new study indicates that a split sleep schedule is a better alternative than consolidated sleep during the day. The study compared two 5-hour sleep periods, from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., to consolidated sleep periods at night and during the day

Tags: HOS, FMCSA

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

East Coast Brake Rebuilders Adds High-Tech Paint System

East Coast Brake Rebuilders in Virginia Beach, Va., has added a new paint system for brake shoes it says is one of the first in the industry

Tags: Aftermarket, HDA Truck Pride, Brakes, Distributors

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Rocky Mountain Parts Specialists broadens Utah reach

After Rocky Mountain Parts Specialists acquired Truman Parts Company out of Brigham City, Utah, in November, they decided to relocate the business to Lindon, Utah, south of Salt Lake City. In the process, they also expanded into a 20,000-square-foot facility with an enhanced inventory over $600,000

Tags: Aftermarket, Utah, HDA Truck Pride

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Stemco Names New Director of Aftermarket Sales

Salvatore Miscio has joined the Stemco team as director of aftermarket sales. He will be responsible for aftermarket sales in the U.S. as well as in Canada

Tags: Aftermarket, People, Stemco

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Engineers Warn About the Economic Impact of Not Investing in Infrastructure

A lack of funding in infrastructure will mean more to the people of the United States than a few more potholes in the road. According to the American Society of Civil Engineer's Failure to Act report, "The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America's Economic Future," the U.S. government and its people will be feeling the lack of infrastructure funding in their wallets

Tags: Infrastructure, Economy

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

CN to Build Intermodal Ramp in Illinois

Canadian National Railway Co. announced a plan to construct an intermodal ramp at its freight yard in Joliet, Ill., to offer import/export customers key access to numerous Chicagoland distribution centers

Tags: Intermodal

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor Makes Executive Changes as Part of Reorganization

Meritor announced a series of organizational changes it says are designed to more closely align its overall structure with its recent business segment consolidation

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, People

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