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April 24, 2012 - Industry News

TWT Refrigerated Service Boosts Owner-Operator Pay to $1/Mile

TWT Refrigerated Service is increasing its owner-operator (solo, team and multi-fleet owners) pay package to $1 per mile effective May 1

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Inches up in March

Don't expect the rate of growth this year to mirror the last couple of years, said American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist Bob Costello, referring to the 5.8% growth in both 2010 and 2011

Tags: Economy

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Continues Global Growth Efforts At Beijing Auto Show

At the 2012 Auto Show in Beijing, Navistar displayed its AeroStar, TranStar (above) and ProStar heavy-duty truck models.

This week at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Navistar continued to demonstrate its global growth capabilities with new product opportunities for the Chinese market

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Reports High Revenues for 1Q 2012

Paccar reported excellent revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2012, earning $327.3 million (91 cents per diluted share) for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $193.3 million (53 cents per diluted share) in the first quarter last year

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Reports Record Net Income, Expects Record Year

Eaton reported net income per share of 91 cents for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 10% over the first quarter of 2011, with its Truck segment reporting sales up by 10%

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Metal Load Theft Up 254% in First Quarter; Deceptive Pickups Continue

The theft of metals in the U.S. has increased by 254%, from 13 thefts in 4Q 2011 to 46 incidents in 1Q 2012, with criminals now stealing loads of metal at a rate of 15.3 thefts per month, according to FreightWatch International

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

$20 Million Available for Clean Diesel Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of up to $20 million in FY 2012 grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at improving air quality and Americans' health

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gas Prices Drop; Concerns About Europe Drive Oil Prices Lower

Drivers some some relief at the pumps this week as prices fell.

Gasoline and diesel fuel prices fell again this week after modest decreases last week, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Concerns over Europe's economy drove oil prices down this week after reports that government debts keep rising

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri's I-70 Toll Proposal Stalls

The controversial plan to turn part of Missouri's Interstate 70 into a toll road has stalled for the session in the Missouri Legislature, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The bill, Senate Bill 752, introduced by State Sen.

Tags: Highways

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Hits Five-Year Mark

One of the accomplishments of Women in Trucking in its five years includes the annual Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel gathering.

The Women In Trucking association is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The organization was formed in March of 2007 during its inaugural board meeting at the Truckload Carriers Association Conference in Las Vegas

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Three Midwest Truckstops Join Idle-Reduction Plug-In Power Network

David Shoemaker, co-owner of Shoemaker's Travel Center, sees offering shore power as a way to incorporate an alternative energy distribution method into his company's locations, which in turn offers customers a way to save money.

Truckers traveling through Nebraska and Iowa now have three more locations at which they can plug in to grid power instead of idling their engines to run in-cab comfort and convenience appliances

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Waste Management Dedicates Illinois' Largest CNG Fueling Facility

Waste Management's new commercial compressed natural gas fueling facility in Stickney, Ill., has 55 slow-fuel stations.

Waste Management of Illinois has dedicated the state's largest commercial compressed natural gas fueling facility in Stickney, Ill

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

NS, KCS Partner for US-Mexico Container Program

Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway have partnered to offer a 53-foot, rail-controlled container program between the U.S. and Mexico. (Photo courtesy of KCS)

Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway have partnered to offer TMX, a new 53-foot rail-controlled container program between the U.S. and Mexico

Tags: Intermodal

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Co. Names New CEO/President

Marc Rogers has been named president and CEO of Interstate Distributor Co. Rogers joined the company from Schneider National, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Launches Trucking Mentors Program

Trucker Buddy International is launching a new program called Trucking Mentors, directed at teaching high school students to drive safely around big rig trucks. Trucking Mentors matches professional drivers with a high school located either locally or along the route of the driver. The driver then visits the high school once or twice a year to talk about safe highway driving and help build a positive image of the trucking industry among teenage drivers

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Buys D&E Transport

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, an asset-light transportation and logistics services provider, has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of D&E Transport, an asset-light flatbed carrier focused primarily on food and agricultural products

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Appoints Director of Sales for DriveForce Canada

Meritor named Barry Eckel director of OEM Sales & Canada, as a member of the Meritor DriveForce team. Eckel is responsible for leading the Meritor DriveForce sales and service organization for truck and trailer in Canada

April 22, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Withdraws Sleep Apnea Proposal

FMCSA apparently jumped the gun with its Friday announcement that it proposed to adopt the recommendations of two advisory panels for tougher sleep apnea guidelines

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Atlas Van Lines Releases App for Inventory Process

Atlas Van Lines has launched a moving-industry-focused inventory app, AtlasNet Inventory

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Partners With University of Illinois

Navistar is the newest corporate affiliate of The Hoeft Technology & Management program at the University of Illinois, the university's undergraduate minor degree bridging the College of Business with the College of Engineering

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Rhode Island DOT Lifts Weight Limit on I-95 in Pawtucket

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation opened the first span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge to traffic on I-95 North. The opening of this structure will allow RIDOT to lift the northbound 18-ton weight limi

Tags: Highways

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Makers Report Choppy Order Volume in First Quarter

Mack says it has not had to cut production as some truck makers have.

Demand for Class 8 trucks "has hit a soft patch," but at least one industry analyst expects that to be temporary. March Class 8 new and net orders of 22,038 and 20,025 units, respectively, were the lowest order volume since last July, reports ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth-Kansas City is First Kenworth Paccar MX Dealer of Year

MHC Kenworth - Kansas City is the first recipient of the new Kenworth Paccar MX Dealer of the Year award.

MHC Kenworth-Kansas City was named the first recipient of the Kenworth Paccar MX Dealer of the Year award for the U.S. and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

Tags: Events

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

ATA CEO Speaks on Industry Challenges, Natural Gas

Bill Graves, who spoke at the 14th Annual Pegasus TransTech User Conference, said he expects the increased use of natural gas will bring major changes to the trucking industry.

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves is optimistic about the future of trucking and expects that the increased use of natural gas as truck fuel will bring major changes to the industry. However, the former two-term Kansas governor expressed concern over the apparent inability of Congress to agree on a transportation bill as well as about the higher Interstate speed limits being posted in some states

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

2013 ATD Convention Moves to Orlando, Fla.

The American Truck Dealers is moving its 2013 Convention and Expo to Orlando, Fla., in response to survey results of attendees from the past convention. The 2013 ATD convention was originally scheduled for Tampa next April

Tags: Events

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