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May 21, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Expands Delivery Coverage for Early Morning Service

In a second expansion in nine months, UPS has enhanced its coverage area for early morning deliveries

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

L.W.'s Pilot in Perry, Utah, Adds Shorepower

The Perry, Utah location is one of 50 truckstops on major freight corridors that are receiving plug-in-power installations through the federally funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project.

Plug-in power to help truckers reduce idling is now available at L.W.'s Pilot Travel Plaza at Exit 362 on I-84/15 in Perry, Utah

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

John O'Keefe Captures Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

John O'Keefe won Best in Show with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy at the 30th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition.

John O'Keefe captured Best of Show honors with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy at the 30th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition May 17-19 at the Joplin, Mo., Speedco.

Tags: Events

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gasoline Prices Drop Again; Oil Prices Rise

Diesel and gasoline prices continue their decline for the sixth straight week. After weeks of decline, however, oil prices rose due to encouraging signs regarding the U.S. and Chinese economies

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

City of Thomasville, Ga., to Build CNG Fueling Station

The city of Thomasville, Ga., recently approved construction of a compressed natural gas time-fill fueling station. The City said this new station is part of its plan to convert its fleet vehicles to run on CNG where appropriate

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

New Rubber Source: Russian Dandelions?

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations recently conducted research on the Russian Dandelion as a commercially viable, renewable source of high-quality, tire-grade rubber

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

Mass. Right to Repair Bill Jumps First Hurdle

A little more than a month after consumers and neighborhood repairers packed a Massachusetts State House hearing room to urge passage of the Right to Repair legislation, the State Senate late Thursday evening strongly approved the measure

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

New York Testing High-Tech Truck Inspection System

New York's commercial truck inspection program is getting a lot smarter because of a high-tech, real-time clearance system developed by Kapsch TrafficCom North America

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

Old World Industries Names VP of Marketing

Old World Industries hired Bryan Emrich as vice president of marketing

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Invests in Chinese Reefer Truck Maker

Signing ceremony in China finalizing the Ice Bear investment. Pictured left ro right: Dean Engelage, Great Dane executive VP; Ji Baozhi, Ice Bear Shanghai plant GM; and Brett Tucker, partner, Baird Capital Partners Asia.

China's Henan Bingxiong Refrigerated Truck Co. (Ice Bear) has raised a new round of financing from Baird Capital Partners Asia, CCI, and CCI company Great Dane. The capital will support the expansion of Ice Bear's manufacturing facilities in Henan and Shanghai

May 21, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Americans Value Infrastructure in Upcoming Election

Two-thirds of Americans who intend to vote during this year's presidential election feel that a candidate's standing on American transportation infrastructure will influence their decision, according to the America Thinks national highway survey from HNTB Corp., an infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors

Tags: Highways

May 20, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Readying 13-liter Natural-Gas/Diesel Engine, Exploring DME as Alternative Fuel

Volvo says its European tests of DME as an alternative fuel have been promising and will explore its possibilities in North America.

Volvo Trucks will have a 13-liter natural gas-fueled engine ready for market by sometime in 2014 as part of its newly named "Blue Power" strategy, which also includes Cummins NG products in current and future trucks, company executives announced Friday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 18, 2012 - Industry News

Freightliner Presents Ride of Pride Trucks to Schneider and Cargo Transporters

The Detroit DD15-equipped trucks feature custom graphics that show support for active duty personnel, veterans, POWs and their families.

Freightliner Trucks marked its 10th year of participation in the Rolling Thunder Ride of Pride program by presenting Schneider National and Cargo Transporters with new Freightliner Cascadia Ride of Pride trucks

May 18, 2012 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Sets Record in April

In April, the TransCore DAT North American Freight Index achieved the highest volume in a single month since the Index was established in 1996. On a year-over-year basis, volume increased 17% and rose 3.5% compared to March volume

Tags: Economy

May 18, 2012 - Industry News

Three more Mexican carriers in line for cross-border service

Three additional Mexican carriers have cleared a pre-authorization safety audit for long-distance service across the border and are waiting for authority to join the three carriers already operating

May 17, 2012 - Industry News

NATO Event Likely to Cause Traffic Delays in Chicago This Weekend

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is hosting its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, which will mean road closures and parking restrictions downtown as well as traffic delays and temporary road closures on major streets and Interstate highways

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2012 - Industry News

Berard Transportation, Emmert International Win SC&RA Hauling Awards

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association awarded the Hauling Job of the Year Awards to Berard Transportation, Loreauville, La., for a moving job and Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore., for both the Hauling over 160,000 Pounds category and the Hauling under 160,000 Pounds category.

May 17, 2012 - Industry News

Remy Signs Supply Agreement with Quantum

Remy International has agreed to supply its HVH250 motors to Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

May 17, 2012 - Industry News

Shell CEO Expects Natural Gas Prices to Rise

Shell's chief executive told The Financial Times the company expects natural gas prices in the U.S., which are currently at 10-year lows, to double by 2015. In an interview, chief executive Peter Voser said Shell is using a price of $4 to $6 per million Btu for 2014-2015, up from the current $2.55

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 17, 2012 - Industry News

Raw Materials, Volatile Demand Hurt Supplier Outlook

The cost of raw materials, weak sales and increasing international competition are among the major concerns of heavy-duty suppliers, according to a quarterly "Supplier Barometer" survey conducted by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association

Tags: Economy

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

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