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August 15, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Puts Clock on New Entrant Applications

New entrants to trucking will face a shorter deadline for correcting problems in their applications, under a new policy by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar's Troy Clarke to Give Keynote Address at 2013 ATD Convention

The American Truck Dealers announced that Troy A. Clarke, president of truck and engine operations for Navistar, Inc., will provide keynote remarks at the 2013 ATD Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., next February.

Tags: Events

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Reports Shippers Conditions Index Remains at Near Neutral

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for June was basically unchanged from the previous month and remains in near neutral territory at a reading of -1.8

Tags: Economy

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

Chrysler Truck Sales Strong, 'Ram' to Replace 'Dodge' in Registrations

CORRECTED -- Chrysler's Ram truck brand is doing very well, showing that splitting it off from Dodge about two years ago was a wise move, say company executives. And starting with 2013 models, Rams will gain official registration status at state motor vehicle departments

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Raising Money for St. Christopher Fund

TravelCenters of America, which operates TA and Petro Stopping Centers, launched its third annual campaign in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund

Tags: Events

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Takes Actions to Cut Down on Trucker Toll Fraud

Ohio Turnpike officials have set up a system to stop a longtime scam that truckers have used to short the roadway's automated payment machines $50,000 or more on a yearly basis

Tags: Highways

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Buys Equipment Assets from USA Dry Van

Celadon Trucking Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Celadon Group, has agreed to purchase a portion of the operating equipment of USA Dry Van Logistics LLC

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Shifts Gears on Oilfield Hauler HOS Guidance

Reacting to strong protests against its proposed new hours of service guidance for oilfield haulers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the deadline for comments and scheduled several public listening sessions

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Buys Expedited Freight Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Expedited Freight Systems Inc., a Midwest regional overnight less-than-truckload provide

August 15, 2012 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2012 Finds Driver and Vehicle OOS Rates Near Historic Lows

A Roadcheck inspection in Minnesota.

Out-of-service rates during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck inspection blitz in June were the second lowest in 25 years, according to the organization

August 14, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Spells Out Policy on Applications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spelled out its policy on evaluating applications for authority, listing a half-dozen performance factors that it evaluates

August 14, 2012 - Industry News

A Bid to Have Obama, Romney Debate Infrastructure Investment

President Obama just signed a new highway law, but the program runs for only two years, so either Obama or Mitt Romney is going to have to sign another one. What should that law accomplish? A trio of political leaders is asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to make infrastructure one of the six topics covered in the Obama-Romney debate in Denver on October 3

August 14, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces New Sales and Branch Operations Structure

Great Dane welcomes Jon Jeffries (left) as vice president and general sales manager, while Dave Durand (right) is in an expanding aftermarket role.

Great Dane announced a new general sales manager and is realigning its branch system to better serve the growing needs of the aftermarket

August 14, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Turns up the Speed on Driver Pay

Interstate Distributor Co. announced that effective August 16 it will accelerate driver pay, cutting seven full days off its driver pay cycle

August 13, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Wins Azbee Editorial Honors

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine won two regional and one national award in the American Society of Business Publication Editors' annual Azbee Awards of Excellence

August 13, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports Expected to Increase 6.3% in August

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 6.3% in August compared with the same month last year, and 2012 should show an increase of 4.8% over last year

Tags: Intermodal

August 13, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Spike

Diesel fuel topped $4 a gallon in three regions and hovered near it in others.

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel spiked 11.5 cents this week, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report, while gasoline prices rose a more modest 3.72 cents per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 12, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Driving Champs Announced

Don Logan, a FedEx Freight professional truck driver from Topeka, Kan., was named the 2012 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion this weekend in Minneapolis

Tags: Events

August 12, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Protesters Block Maine Lobster Shipments

Protesters at New Brunswick lobster processing plants last week refused to allow truckers from Maine to offload their lobsters

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Industry Research Favors Roll Stability over Electronic Stability Controls

New research by the trucking industry finds that for some carriers, roll stability control technology may be more effective than electronic stability control

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Co. Launches Owner-Operator Program, Adds KC Location

Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Wash., announced a new owner operator-program out of its Lebanon, Tenn., terminal, and opened a new regional operating center in Kansas City, Mo

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Defies Economic News

TransCore's DAT Freight Index, which monitors the spot freight market, continues this year's trend of record same-month freight volumes and a double-digit increase on a year-over-year basis. July marked the fifth instance of a same-month record in 2012 and the DAT Index outpaced July 2011 levels by 12%, but lagged June 2012 by 20%, says TransCore.

Tags: Economy

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia Tech Studying Electronic Logs

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is studying the safety records of drivers and fleets that have been using electronic onboard recorders to comply with federal hours of service requirements to see if they improve safety and compliance

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Internet Radio Show Extends Reach of TCA's Highway Angel Program

The Truckload Carriers Association's 15-year-old Highway Angels program is getting a boost from the Internet-based radio show hosted by country music singer and official Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler

August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Expect Nighttime Lane Closures on I-44 in Joplin, Mo.

Reconstruction of the interchange at Interstate 44 and Range Line Road in Joplin, Mo. (Mile Marker 8) begins this week and will result in some nighttime lane closures

Tags: Highways

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