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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Promotes Moore to Senior Vice President

Moore joined NPTC on a full-time basis in 2007 and has a 30-year history with the private truck industry.

Tom Moore has been promoted to senior vice president of the National Private Truck Council.

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

EPA-Compliant Engines Drive Problems for 2012 Customer Satisfaction

EPA-2010 engines are once again taking a toll on heavy-duty truck quality and customer satisfaction, as customers are reporting more problems with their truck engines, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Carriers Reluctant to Add Capacity as Shippers Seek Longer Term Options

Carriers are still reluctant to add capacity, according to results from Transport Capital Partners' Second Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey. Seventy-one percent of carriers expect to add little or no capacity, a slight increase from last quarter's 65%

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Evaluates Future Energy Scenarios

Looking at the period of 2010 through 2035, the U.S. Department of Energy believes the rate of growth in U.S. energy use will slow, domestic crude oil production will increase, reliance on imported energy will drop, the country will become a net exporter or natural gas rather than a net importer, and carbon dioxide emissions will remain below their 2005 level

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Rep. Issa Challenges EPA on Heavy Truck Fuel Economy Standard

Truck and engine makers are already rolling out GHG-2014-compliant models. The Cascadia Evolution achieved 9.31 mpg on a 2,400-mile cross country trip

The House Oversight Committee is claiming that the California Air Resources Board was too influential in the drafting of federal truck fuel efficiency standards. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency that CARB appears to have been "heavily invested and highly involved" in development of the standards for heavy-duty trucks

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Ontario Harmonizes Wheelbase Rules with Rest of Canada

As of July 1, Ontario will allow longer wheelbase tractors for single, tandem and tridem semi-trailer configurations

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Used Truck Prices Should Continue to Appreciate in 2012

The average retail selling price for a used Class 8 truck dropped to $48,643 in May, down 6% month over month but 3% above the average price in May 2011. On a year-to-date basis, prices remained 13% above last year's pace, according to ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

April Surface Trade with Canada, Mexico Up 8.2% Year over Year

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 8.2% higher in April 2012 than in April 2011, totaling $79.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Swift Announces Ranked Driver Quarterly Pay Bonus

Swift Transportation will soon start awarding ranked company drivers a new Quarterly Performance Pay bonus of up to 6 cents per mile.

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider Offers $99 Deal for Used Truck Buyers

Commercial Fleet Financing Inc. and Schneider National are working together to provide a low-cost financing program for used truck buyers

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Accepting Nominations for 2013-2014 America's Road Team

American Trucking Associations is accepting nominations for truck drivers to serve on the 2013-2014 America's Road Team as Road Team captains

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Dana Makes Enhancements As Eaton Partnership Ends

Dana Holding Corp. is working to strengthen its North American field sales and service organization, a result of ending its partnership with Eaton Corp. as of July 1

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

ATA to Host First National Trucking Natural Gas Summit

ATA will host what it says is the first-ever national summit on the growing use of natural gas as a fuel for moving freight across the country

Tags: Events

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Yara Opens DEF Storage Terminal in Bayonne, N.J.

Diesel exhaust fluid provider Yara North America will open a new storage terminal in Bayonne, N.J., to give fleets and retail outlets throughout the East Coast with increased access to Air1 DE

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Debby Closes Part of I-10 in Florida

The Florida Highway Patrol closed parts of Interstate 10 in north Florida this morning due to flooding as Tropical Storm Debby continues to drench the state with rain

Tags: Highways

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Trends Help Private Fleets Increase Productivity

Private fleets are taking advantage of new trends and new technology to increase productivity and prepare for the future, says Gary Petty, president and CEO of the National Private Truck Council.

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Falls for 11th Week in a Row

U.S. diesel and gasoline prices fell for the 11th straight week, falling to 21 cents and 13.7 cents, respectively, below fuel prices from one year ago, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Bosselman opens 37th Boss Shop in Waynesville, N.C.

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops opened a new location in Waynesville, N.C., at I-40 and NC 209 at 3710 Crabtree Road

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Oregon Launches $4 Million Electric Truck Incentive Program

The Commercial Electric Truck Incentive Program will be offered in the form of $20,000 vouchers per eligible, all-electric vehicle over 10,000 pounds, regardless of manufacturer. (Photo courtesy of ODOT)

The Oregon Department of Transportation is launching a $4 million new electric truck buyer incentive program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Fall in May

Trailer industry orders softened in May, reports ACT Research Co. Given that orders in May have fallen below April volumes in 10 of the past 12 years, the decline was anticipated

Tags: Economy

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Targets Drug and Alcohol Violations in Two-Week Sweep

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep, held April 30 to May 11, resulted in 287 commercial bus and truck drivers being removed from the roads. More than 128 companies face enforcement actions as a result of the two-week sweep

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Partners with Truckers to Triathletes

Pilot Flying J is teaming up with Truckers to Triathletes to help professional drivers maintain healthy lifestyles

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa Waives CDL Drive Skills Test for Military Personnel

A new law in Iowa makes it easier for former military personnel to make the switch to a commercial driving career

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Freight to Raise Rates 6.9%

YRC Freight will raise base rates an average of 6.9%, following the announcement of rate increases by competitors.

YRC Freight will raise base rates an average of 6.9%, adding to a trend of similar LTL rate hikes.

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Debby Causes Florida Flooding, Road Closures

After drenching much of Florida, creating flooding and road closures, it doesn't look like Tropical Storm Debby is going anywhere soon. The slow-moving storm is expected to sit in the Gulf of Mexico for the next few days before making landfall in the Florida panhandle,

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