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April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Service Centers Opens Location in Killdeer, N.D.

Polar Service Centers has opened a location in Killdeer, N.D., to Serve Tank Carriers in the Bakken Oilfields.

Polar Service Centers has opened a location in Killdeer, N.D., the heart of the Bakken Shale oilfields and one of the fastest-growing oil-producing areas in the country

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Jefferies: Mild Weather Offsets Mild Freight Volumes, Driver Shortage Ups Pay in 1Q

Strong productivity from an unseasonably warm winter should generally offset moderating year-over-year volume growth, the transportation analysts at Jefferies and Company say in their 1Q preview

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

FTR: Preliminary Class 8 Orders for March 11% Below February

March Class 8 truck orders were 11% below February, according to FTR Associates' preliminary data, and below the trucking forecasting firm's expectations. One explanation could be higher fuel prices

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Opens Statesboro, Ga., Manufacturing Plant

Great Dane's Statesboro, Ga., manufacturing plant opened this week after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Little more than a year after breaking ground on its new refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Statesboro, Ga., the Great Dane facility opened for production this week

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Penske Names Senior Vice President of Marketing

Penske Truck Leasing has named Sherry Sanger as senior vice president of marketing

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Power Freight Systems Becomes Javelin Logistics

Power Freight Systems, Newark, Calif., unveiled a new global corporate identity: Javelin Logistics

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Allows Use of UVA-Blocking Window Film

The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now allows the use of compliant window films on big rigs to block UVA rays, which have been linked to skin cancer

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

41% of Australian Truck Drivers Have Sleep Apnea, Study Says

A new sleep study found that 41% of Australian truck drivers have obstructive sleep apnea

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Tornados Damage Schneider National Dallas Site

Tornados that barreled through the Dallas-Ft. Worth area yesterday caused severe damage to equipment at Schneider National's Dallas operating center at 34511 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Drivers Asked to Weigh in on CSA

The American Transportation Research Institute launched its second annual truck driver survey to identify CSA impacts on trucking operations, as well as driver perceptions and attitudes toward the maturing regulatory program

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

China Heavy Truck Demand Down in Q4; Medium Duty Demand Up

Heavy truck demand in China fell in the fourth quarter due to continuing construction market weakness, and growth in consumer spending supported increased road freight transportation

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Epes Transport Announces Northeast Pay Increase

Epes Transport System, a North Carolina-based truckload carrier, announced an enhancement to its existing pay package

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

ACT Research: Class 8 Preliminary Net Orders Soft in March

The final numbers for March net orders, which will be released mid-April, will approach 20,000 units for heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and 13,500 for medium-duty Classes 5-7 vehicles, reports ACT Research

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Acquires Trojan Vacuum Services

Quality Distribution's wholly owned subsidiary, Quality Carriers, has purchased the operating assets of Trojan Vacuum Services from Wiley Lease Co. for $8.7 million in cash

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Used Trucks: Medium Duty Prices Stable, Heavy-Duty Buyers Wait for Natural Gas Options

For the past several months, the used medium-duty truck segment has been very stable, not moving much in either direction, says Ricky Beggs, managing editor at Black Book, which provides vehicle pricing information for the automotive industry

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Rail Logistics-Cold Train and Interstate Distributor Co. Partner for Dedicated Drayage Fleet

Rail Logistics-Cold Train and Interstate Distributor Co. announced a new partnership in which Cold Train will use a dedicated fleet of trucks from Interstate Distributor for short-haul drayage service to and from the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal in Washington State

Tags: Intermodal

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Pump Price Continues Downward Trend

The average U.S. diesel exhaust fluid pump price fell by 1 cent to $2.74 per gallon between February and March 2012. This continued a marginal downward trend, which has seen the price drop 2 cents since December 2011

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Three Oregon Ports of Entry to Switch to Phone-based Services

The Oregon Motor Carrier Transportation Division is closing its registration offices at three ports of entry and replacing over-the-counter services with phones and fax machines truck drivers can use for registration and over-dimension permit services

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

$62 Million Allocated for Repairs to Damaged U.S. Roads and Bridges

Kentucky will receive $9 million to restore service following the closing of the Eggners Ferry Bridge after a cargo vessel struck it in January. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The U.S. Department of Transportation will pay nearly $62 million for seven states to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters and catastrophic events

Tags: Highways

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

GreenRoad: Safety Improves by 24%

GreenRoad's new Worldwide Fleet Driver Performance Benchmark Report shows that in 2011, the GreenRoad worldwide average safety score dropped to 22 versus 29, a 24% drop

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Bar's Products Names National Sales Manager

Max Douglas brings 40 years of automotive aftermarket industry sales and marketing experience to his new position as national sales manager for Bar's Products,

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Azure Dynamics, Maker of Transit Connect Electric, Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Beset by slow sales and serious financial hardship, Azure Dynamics, a maker of electric and hybrid trucks, has declared bankruptcy and shut down most of its operations

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Illinois Plans Nation's Largest Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network

Illinois is planning 280 electric charging stations in the state, including stations at Tollway Oases.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and representatives from the Illinois Tollway, 350Green LLC and 7-Eleven Inc. announced plans to create the nation's largest network of fast-charging electric vehicle stations

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

EPA to Allow 15% Ethanol Fuel in Gasoline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in making gasoline that contains up to 15% ethanol - known as E15

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Elects New Officers, Board Members

The executive committee and board of directors of Trucker Buddy International have named new officers and members

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