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February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Shipments and Orders of Durable Goods Shrink in January

Shipments of manufactured durable goods fell in January, according to a new advance report released by the U.S. Commerce Department. The 1.2% decline from the month before is the first drop in four months.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Nevada Mulls Higher Speed Limits

Legislation introduced this week in Nevada could result in speed limits of as much as 85 mph on some Interstate roadways.

Tags: Nevada, Highways, Speed Limits

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Minnesota Eyes New Trucking Tax, Truckers Cry Foul

Trucking interests in Minnesota are hoping to melt plans by the governor to implement a new tax on trucking, saying it will freeze them out.

Tags: Minnesota, Taxes

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Shale Gas Boom Impacts North America's Companies and the Economy

On the heels of record-low natural gas prices, RBC Capital Markets and the Economist Intelligence Unit published a report focusing on the U.S. shale gas boom and its implications for North American economies and businesses.

Tags: Natural Gas

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Work Truck Event Returns to Indianapolis Next Week

More than 10,000 work truck industry professionals are set to descend on Indianapolis next week for North America's largest work truck event. The Work Truck Show 2013 runs March 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center and features 500,000 square feet of the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Event

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Mutsumi Miwa Rejoins Mitsubishi Fuso Truck as CFO

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced that Mutsumi Miwa is returning to its U.S. headquarters as chief financial officer.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Leadership

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Women in Trucking to Announce 2013 Influential Woman of the Year

Women in the trucking industry are becoming more visible and more welcome as leaders. For the third consecutive year, the Women In Trucking association, with the support of Navistar Inc., will highlight the achievements of female role models and pioneers in the trucking industry with the Influential Woman In Trucking award.

Tags: TCA, WIT

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies ATA Request To Delay HOS Start

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rejected a request by the American Trucking Associations to delay the start of updated hours-of-service regulations.

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

New Reports Show Bright Spots In The Economy

While trucking and the rest of the nation are nervous about the increasing likelihood of federal budget sequestration and its effect on the economy, some of the first numbers out show the year has started off better than expected.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Housing

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Winter Storm Heads East

The winter storm that’s pummeled the nation’s mid-section and the Plains, that the National Weather Service is calling a “crippling, historic blizzard,” continues in the Midwest and is moving toward the Great Lakes Northeast while bringing dangerous rain storms to the Southeast.

Tags: Winter, Highways, Weather, Rocky

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Canada to Follow U.S. Greenhouse Gas Regulations For Trucks

Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent Monday announced final regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for trucks and buses in the country, which will mirror those set to go into effect starting next year in the United States.

Tags: Emissions, Canada

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Hits Highest Level Since August 2008 for Second Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of diesel rose only 0.2 cents this week from the week before, but it was enough to send it to its highest price since August of 2008 for the second consecutive week. It's also up for the sixth straight week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Report Claims Ontario, Canada, has Quotas for Truck Inspections

A story from north of the border claims what some in trucking have long thought was true: That truck inspectors in some parts have quotas.

Tags: Canada, Inspections

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Billings Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. increased its presence in Billings, Mont., moving to a larger facility.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Expansion

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Schneider Offers Owner-Operators Business Consulting Services

Making the transition from professional truck driver to successful business owner is often very difficult. From longtime drivers who have dreamed of becoming their own boss to established owner-operators looking to improve their business performance, back office business support is an often-overlooked key to success.

Tags: Schneider

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Connecticut May Bring Back Tolls

Northbound I-95 in Stamford, CT. Some lawmakers want to return tolls to I-95.

More than 25 years after Connecticut got rid of tolls along its highways, plans are under consideration to bring them back.

Tags: Tolls, Connecticut, I-95, I-84

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Confidence Up In Equipment Lease Finance Market

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the February 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry recently.

Tags: Equipment Leasing

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Another Winter Storm Blasts Across Plains States

Big delays are expected in several Midwest and Great Plains states as a result of Winter Storm Rocky, just days after another storm pounded the region.

Tags: Winter, Weather, Rocky, Highways

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Virginia Assembly Clears Transport Revenue Package

The Virginia General Assembly passed a landmark transportation package that replaces the per-gallon fuel tax with a wholesale tax, plus other revenue raisers, and addressed the controversial issue of adding tolls to I-95.

Tags: Infrastructure, Tolls, Virginia, MAP-21

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces New Dealer for the Western Region

Great Dane is adding Rocky Mountain Great Dane (also known as S&P Brake Supply) to its full-service dealer network. The company is headquartered in Billings, Mont.

Tags: Great Dane, Expansion

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Louisiana Opens Six Lanes on I-10

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently opened six lanes of traffic on I-10 between the I-10/I-12 split and Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge.

Tags: Louisiana, Highways, Road Construction

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Opens Service Center in Houston

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, announced the opening of a second service center in Houston, Texas in response to growing business in the region.

Tags: Southeastern Freight Lines, Expansion

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Trailer Orders Decline in January

The decline in January tractor-trailer orders continued the monthly saw-tooth order pattern that started in October. Despite that month-over-month decline, orders were still strong enough to generate a small gain in January backlog.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Rand McNally Integrates with Bolt Dispatch Software

Rand McNally announced that Bolt Dispatch Software is the latest technology to be integrated with its TND 760 and TPC 7600 mobile fleet management solutions. Bolt provides an Internet-based dispatch and fleet management solution.

Tags: Information Technology, Rand McNally

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

TMC Accepting Technician Scholarship Applications

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations is accepting applications for its 2013 scholarship programs available for diesel technician studies. The scholarships are for studies at WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio, and Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College.

Tags: TMC

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