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November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Chicago to Offer Incentives to Convert Fleets to Electric Power

The City of Chicago will launch an incentive program to encourage private and public fleets to convert their diesel trucks to electric operations. The Chicago program will be the first program in the nation based on the size of the battery being placed in the vehicle, according to city officials

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Illinois, Chicago

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Historic Lincoln Tunnel Undergoes Rehab

Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey side approach and the Helix, circa 1955.

Work is currently under way to repair the aging Lincoln Tunnel "Helix," including overnight closures on this critical link between New York and New Jersey that will last for about a year

Tags: Highways

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Emergency Plan Helped Keep AT&T Fleet Running Post-Sandy

When major storms and other natural disasters strike, many companies have to spring into action to restore service to their customers. AT&T is no different, and the company's fleet was able to overcome a range of obstacles in the wake of super storm Sandy in the Northeast earlier this month

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Officials Cracking Down on Overweight Trucks

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the commonwealth's Department of Environmental Protection are intensifying efforts to stop trucks from bringing overweight loads to Pennsylvania landfills

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri Nears Official Completion of I-49

Missouri is about to officially get a new Interstate designation, I-49

Tags: Highways, Missouri, I-49

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Inch Back up Over $4

The price for a gallon of diesel once again rose above $4, with an average 5.8-cent increase at the pump for a national average retail price of $4.03, according to the weekly fuel update from the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Gasoline, Oil

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

'Carriers Have No Sense of Their Pricing Power.' A Q&A With Noel Perry

If, as many economists are predicting, we start to see decent economic growth in the second half of 2013, trucking will have an almost unprecedented advantage in the marketplace to adjust rates upward and turn operating ratios on their ear

Tags: Economy, rates

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Natural Gas Summit This Week

The American Trucking Associations' sold-out Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking will be held this week, Nov. 28-30, featuring natural gas heavyweights such as T. Boone Pickens

Tags: Events, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Petro on the Way in Gary, Ind.

TravelCenters of America is spending $20 million to build a new full-service Petro Stopping Center in Gary, Ind., on the 28-acre site of the old Steel City Truck Stop.

Tags: Highways

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

Wallwork Kenworth Adds Parts and Service Location in North Dakota

Kenworth opened a new parts and service facility in Dickinson, N.D., to serve oilfield and local agricultural businesses.

Wallwork Kenworth opened a new parts and service facility in Dickinson, N.D., to serve oilfield and local agricultural businesses

Tags: Kenworth, North Dakota, Parts

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Donates to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

The Volvo Group will contribute $100,000 in support of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts by the American Red Cross, the City of New York, and the City of Allentown, Pa

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

Truck, Trailer Orders Rebound in October

Both medium-duty and heavy-duty truck orders rebounded in October in the North American commercial vehicle market, while new trailer orders rose by nearly a third from September, reports ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo by Iain Buchanan

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please feel free to browse our in-depth sections, blogs and other content

Tags: Events

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Truckers Continue to Dig Out After Sandy

Utility trucks work to get power back up in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy.

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with President Obama to tour the devastation wrought on his state in the days following Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Motor Truck Association Executive Director Gail Toth overcame power and Internet outages to make sure she was able to stay in touch with the state's trucking firms and help them any way she could

Tags: Sandy, New Jersey

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

Washington State Working on System to Help Truckers Bypass Flooded I-5

In 2007, flooding closed I-5 for four days, stranding truckers and other traffic.

Washington State will soon offer a new "passport" system for truckers to make it easier to skirt Interstate 5 in the Chehalis-Centralia region when Interstate 5 is flooded

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Truckers Urged to Prepare for New Traffic Patterns on Capital Beltway

The Virginia Department of Transportation is encouraging truckers driving through Northern Virginia to prepare for the major traffic changes on the Capital Beltway due to the opening of the 495 Express Lanes

Tags: Highways, Virginia

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Pine Bluff Truck and Trailer Celebrates 50 Years

Pine Bluff Truck and Trailer in Pine Bluff, Ark., marked its 50th anniversary with a customer appreciation banquet honoring customers and employees.

Tags: Events

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan Webinar to Discuss Global/Modular Platforms

Frost & Sullivan will host a complimentary webinar discussing how nearly one in three heavy-duty trucks will feature platform-based lineage by 2018

Tags: Events

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Sandy Affects October Truck Tonnage Figures

Superstorm Sandy helped drive tonnage figures down in October, resulting in the lowest level for the American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index since May 2011

Tags: Economy, ATA, Sandy, Truck Tonnage

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth of Buffalo Acquires Dealership in Boston Area

Kenworth of Buffalo has acquired a Kenworth dealership in the Boston area and changed the name of its expanded, five-dealer organization to the Kenworth Northeast Group

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider Launches Used Fleet Truck Sales

Schneider National recently expanded its tractor purchase offerings for owner-operators, fleets and wholesalers

Tags: Schneider

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

AASHTO Names Former FHWA Official Executive Director

Bud Wright will be the seventh executive director to lead AASHTO.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Board of Directors voted to approve Frederick G. "Bud" Wright to be the seventh executive director to lead the nearly 100-year-old organization

Tags: AASHTO, FHWA

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico to Announce Pre-Border Inspections for Mexican Trucks

Some Mexican cargo may soon be pre-cleared before it reaches the border. (Photo courtesy Mexico Trucker Online)

Cargo on some Mexican trucks headed to the U.S. may soon be inspected by American officials before trucks get to the border, allowing the trucks to skip long lines at ports of entry

Tags: Mexico, NAFTA

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Fall of Diesel Prices Slows

While nationwide diesel prices at the pump saw a decrease this week, it was a small one. The average price for a gallon of diesel fell only four-tenths of a cents to $3.967, according to the weekly U.S. Energy Information Administration's Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Oil

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Introduces Navisphere Technology Platform

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. introduces Navisphere, the next version of the company's single global technology platform

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