March 13, 2012 - Industry News
Evans Distribution Systems established a new division, Government Support Services Inc. The new division will help support government agencies and sub-contractors with logistics and supply chain management
Ancra International promoted Brian Larocque to managing director of Ancra Canada
A high-fat diet might not be good for humans, but it could be great for trucks, trains, planes and cars.
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March 12, 2012 - Industry News
Dart Transit launched a small fleet of CNG-powered tractors dedicated to Andersen Window Corp.
The national average price for diesel is up yet again this week by almost 3 cents, from $4.094 to $4.123 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. This is the seventh week in a row that prices have risen.
Jose Maria Alapont will retire as the president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp. on March 31.
ACT Research has shifted its long-term forecast for the commercial vehicle industry. The cycle peak in 2013 has been adjusted, with stronger demand now stretching through 2014
The White House released a one-year American energy progress report showing that the U.S. has reduced dependence on foreign oil by more than 2 million barrels per day.
FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for January remained basically unchanged from the previous month with a reading of negative 4.8
The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council named U.S. Xpress Enterprises its Truckload Carrier of the Year
March 11, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week reversed course on a long-planned correction in its CSA safety enforcement system.
The agency was close to proposing a way for carriers to get an assessment of fault in the crashes used to determine their safety rating, but on Thursday Anne Ferro told industry representatives that the agency will not go ahead after all
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed both lanes of Interstate 75 South in Campbell County in northeast Tennessee on the Kentucky border, due the collapse of a section of embankment
Contrary to what the scientific community expected, the exhaust fumes from gasoline vehicles are a bigger polluter than diesel exhaust when it comes to a specific type of pollution, according to a new study
March 9, 2012 - Industry News
Bridgestone Corp. has plans for a research project in the U.S. to develop the Guayule plant as a commercially viable, renewable source of high-quality natural rubber
FTR Associates says the outlook for the 2012 trucking industry is fair. In FTR's "State of Freight" webinar late last week, analysts addressed the overall economy as well as specifics about trucking and oil, a particularly hot topic because of climbing prices
March 8, 2012 - Industry News
A report released yesterday by The National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers questions the Environmental Protection Agency's cost analysis of 2004-2010 emissions control mandates. Data collected by ATD shows EPA's cost estimates were off by a factor of between two and five
The 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., is almost upon us, with concerts, seminars and a "listening session" on electronic onboard recorders in addition to the extensive exhibit halls
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) yesterday gave the clearest indication yet that Congress will go with a short-term highway bill like the one the Senate is close to passing.
"The current plan is to see what the Senate can produc
Great Dane promoted three members of its Savannah, Ga., engineering management team, Charlie Fetz, Adam Hill and Alan Whiten
Love's Travel Stops will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross, Louisville, Ky., regional chapter to help communities in the Southern Indiana and Kentucky areas struck by tornadoes on March 2
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is considering converting to a cashless, all-electronic toll collection system due to advantages such as enhanced safety, a cleaner environment, reduced travel time and reduced operating costs
March 7, 2012 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association has a new chairman: Robert Low, president and founder of Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo. Low, who will serve for the 2012-2013 term, was sworn in during TCA's Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., this week
PeopleNet is getting ready to offer a fuel-theft detection solution with the help of sister company, data analytics provider Vusion
President Barack Obama toured Daimler Trucks North America's Mount Holly, N.C., manufacturing plant Wednesday and spoke on alternative fuel technologies while praising DTNA's commitment to natural gas
Frank Livas, president of Brake & Clutch, Salem, Mass., was installed as the 48th president of the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry
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