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September 11, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Adding "Wellness" to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

During National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week, the Truckload Carriers Association and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" designed to get drivers exercising, eating better, and taking charge of their bodies

Tags: Events

September 11, 2012 - Industry News

Alliance for Driver Safety & Security Expands Agenda Beyond EOBRs

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, a Washington, D.C. coalition of transportation companies that promoted recent federal legislation to require electronic on-board recording devices (EOBRs) in all commercial trucks, has named Callie Hoyt its manager of governmental affairs and is expanding its focus to other trucking safety issues

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

HDT's Anniversary: Covering Trucking for 90 Years (Part One)

In late 1922, a magazine called Western Drayman & Warehouseman changed its name to Western Truck Owner. A subscription was $2.50 a year and a single issue cost 25 cents

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

Hikes in Diesel, Gasoline Ease

The recent trend at the pump has seen the continual upward climb of both gasoline and diesel prices at a steady rate, but this week the trend seemed to be slowing

Tags: Economy

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

Audit Finds Familiar Shortcoming in Cross-Border Trucking Program

It is hard to measure the safety performance of cross-border Mexican trucks because too few of them participate in the trade, says the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation. This is one of several findings in the most recent review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration border program

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

E-ZPass coming to Indiana's Toll Road

The Indiana Toll Road is currently in the midst of exchanging "i-Zoom" for "E-ZPass.

Tags: Highways

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports to Increase 8.5% in September;
 Strong Holiday Numbers Expected

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 8.5% in September compared with the same month last yea

Tags: Economy

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

One Lane to be Closed Each Direction of I-70 at Missouri River for Three Weeks

The Interstate 70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge westbound closure and detouring will start in less than two months, but significant effects will be seen during rush hour starting next Monday

Tags: Highways

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Names Kristi Webb President and CEO

Kristi Webb

GE Capital Fleet Services announced the appointment of Kristi Webb as president and chief executive officer

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

New President of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing Named

Nyberg, new president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.

Goran Nyberg, who's been heading up Volvo operations in the UK, has been appointed president of North American Sales & Marketing, stepping into the shoes filled for less than a year by Ron Huibers

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky's I-69 Project Advances with Opening of Ramp to I-24

The development of an Interstate-69 corridor in western Kentucky took another step forward with the opening of an extended and widened ramp connecting I-69 southbound lanes to I-24 westbound lanes in Lyon County

Tags: Highways

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Governors Safety Group Calls for Ban on Handheld Cell Phones

During its recent annual meeting, the Governors Highway Safety Association strengthened its policy positions regarding distracted driving and drugged driving, including calling for a ban on handheld cell phones for all drivers

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Texas Moves Ahead With 85 mph; ATA Announces Opposition

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved the highest speed limit anywhere in the United States, but the American Trucking Associations is urging the commission to reconsider in the name of safety

Tags: Highways

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Electric Trucks to Roll out of the Bronx

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. will begin assembling electric trucks at a new facility in Bronx, N.Y., by the end of the year, according to a recent article by Crain's New York Business

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Werner Co. Acquires Knaack LLC

Werner Co. announced that it has acquired 100% of the ownership of Knaack LLC, a unit of Emerson's Commercial & Residential Solutions business

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

VT Hackney Ramps Up Production Capacity with Plant in Kansas

VT Hackney Inc., a company of VT Systems Inc., will increase the production of its Kidron insulated and refrigerated truck bodies by more than 50% annually with its recently opened production facility in Kansas

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Billionaire Investor Wants Navistar Board to Give Seats to Shareholders

Navistar will roll out EPA-2010-compliant Cummins engines with SCR aftertreatment starting with the ProStar+ in January, but it's not enough for activist investor Icahn.

UPDATED: Activist investor Carl Icahn is not satisfied with the recent changes at Navistar International Corp., especially since they were made without input from him and three other major investors. In an open letter to the Navistar board of directors, he urged them to offer four seats to shareholders immediately, and threatened a fight if they don't

September 7, 2012 - Industry News

New Detroit-Windsor Bridge to go to Voters

A rendering of the proposed bridge crossing.

A $4 billion second bridge linking Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Mich., will now have to be approved by a public referendum in November, following a Michigan Supreme Court ruling

September 7, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Driver Frees Severely Injured Children from Crashed Minivan

Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., came upon this accident and volunteered his medical knowledge. He was recently named a Highway Angel for his efforts.

Truck driver Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for freeing children trapped in a minivan after a severe crash

September 7, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia Scales Back I-95 Toll Plans

The Virginia Department of Transportation has reduced the number of toll points requested in its application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to toll I-95. Originally, the application named two separate toll locations along I-95, but the VDOT decreased the scope of the tolling project to simply one

September 7, 2012 - Industry News

Skarka Named COO of YRC Freight

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that Maynard Skarka will assume the newly created position of chief operations officer effective Sept. 10

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General to Audit Cross-Border Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking program with Mexico is up for a scheduled review by the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

ABF Continues Legal Proceedings Against Teamsters, YRC

ABF Freight System is continuing on in its nearly two-year legal battle with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and several YRC subsidiaries

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Receives 2012 Global Remanufacturer of the Year Award

ReMaTecNews, an international news magazine and website for remanufacturing based in Amsterdam, has named Meritor the 2012 Remanufacturer of the Year

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Rebound in August

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing August Class 8 truck net orders at 15,935 units, up 27% from July

Tags: Economy

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