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June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Second Bridge Planned for Detroit-Canada Link

The owner of the Ambassador Bridge has spent a lot of money fighting the second bridge.

It's looking like officials are closer to building a second bridge to link Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, lightening traffic at one of the most congested U.S.-Canadian border crossings. The new span would be downriver from the 83-year-old Ambassador Bridge

Tags: Highways

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

TransCore DAT: May Surpasses April's Record Freight Volume

In May, TransCore's DAT North American Freight Index again achieved record freight volume in a single month, surpassing the record set in April by 1.7%. On a year-over-year basis, volume increased 25%

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Demands FMCSA Release Study Used to Develop CSA Scoring System

American Trucking Associations is calling on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to release a study of the links between violations and crash risk used to develop its methodology for assigning carriers' scores in its monitoring and measurement system: Compliance, Safety, Accountability

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports Expected to Increase 4.8% in June

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 4.8% in June compared with the same month last year, and year-over-year increases are expected to continue into the holiday season shipping cycle

Tags: Intermodal

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

EIA Lowers Forecasts for 2012 Diesel, Gasoline Prices

For 2012, the Energy Information Administration has lowered its forecasted price for diesel and gasoline, and it expects West Texas Intermediate crude oil to average about $95 per barrel over the second half of 2012

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

World Health Organization Says Diesel Exhaust Causes Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans based on evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. But a diesel industry group says it's a different story for modern engines in the U.S

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Court Throws Out EPA Rule Allowing Navistar to Keep Making Engines

Navistar is still trying to get EPA 2010 certification for its MaxxForce engines.

A federal appeals court has ruled that Navistar's business plight was not a good enough reason for the Environmental Protection Agency to allow Navistar continue selling engines that don't meet EPA's 2010 emissions rules simply by paying fines

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

ACT Lowers 2012 Class 8 Build Forecast

ACT Research lowered its Class 8 build expectations for the second half of the year due to continuing softness in demand. Expectations for medium-duty build were unchanged

Tags: Economy

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

California Construction Trucking Association Expands with Interstate Conference

The California Construction Trucking Association has added Joe Rajkovacz, former OOIDA director of regulatory affairs, to its staff. Rajkovacz will lead the expansion of the association to include owner-operators and motor carriers operating in interstate commerce

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

CNG Vehicle Converter BAF Acquires ServoTech

BAF Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., will acquire Belleville, Mich.-based ServoTech Engineering Inc., an auto emissions solutions provider

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Transportation Services Becomes Calhoun Truck Lines

Calhoun Truck Lines is the new name of the Midwest-based intermodal trucking company formerly known as Universal Transportation Services

Tags: Intermodal

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking

Iowa 80 Truckstop has joined forces with Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking among professional drivers and expand its employee training program

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

85-mph Speed Limits Possibility in Texas

Texas could be the first U.S. road to post an 85-mph speed limit

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Volkswagen Could Purchase Stake in Navistar

Volkswagon is considering whether to purchase stake in Navistar, media outlets report

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Colorado Initiative Will Put Real-Time Highway Video in Truckstops

Video monitors will allow travelers to view real-time conditions on the state's highways. (Photo courtesy of CDOT)

Many truckstops in Colorado will soon be equipped with a tool offering real-time information relating to roadway, weather and traffic conditions on key highways in the state. The program is a cooperative effort involving Walmart, local truckstops, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and the Colorado Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Allied Systems Holdings Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Allied Systems Holdings Inc. and 18 of its subsidiaries, including Allied Automotive Group Inc., Axis Group Inc., and Allied's Canadian units, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 10

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Named Finalist for Business Journalism Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is a finalist for both national and regional awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for its 2012 Azbee Awards

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Trincon Offers Webinar Series to Address Recruitment, Retention, Costs

Trincon Group, a transportation industry advisory firm, released a series of five educational webinars to address the most pervasive issues affecting the trucking industry today-driver recruitment, retention and increasing costs

Tags: Events

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Trimble Acquires GEOTrac to Extend PeopleNet's Transportation Solutions

Trimble has acquired privately-held GeoTrac Systems Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, a provider of wireless fleet management and worker safety solutions for the oil and gas industry. The addition of GeoTrac is expected to extend Trimble company PeopleNet's transportation solution

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Drops to Lowest Price of 2012

Diesel and gasoline prices fell for the ninth straight week, bringing diesel prices to their lowest so far for 2012 and gasoline prices to their lowest since February. Oil prices fell again this week due to skepticism about Europe's debt crisis

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 9, 2012 - Industry News

Nine New Task Forces to Meet at TMC Meeting

The American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council has created nine new task forces that will meet for the first time at TMC's 2012 Fall Meeting, Sept. 10-13 in Pittsburgh, covering topics such as tires, corrosion, CSA and visibility

Tags: Events

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Today's Trucking Named Canada's Best Trade Magazine

Today's Trucking has been named the Best Trade Magazine in Canada by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Polk: First Quarter Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations Fall

Used Class 3-8 commercial vehicle registrations fell 26.7% from the same period last year, to 164,024 units, according to a recent Polk report

Tags: Economy

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Importers Keeping Inventory Lean, Containerized Shipments Down 2%

U.S. containerized imports dropped 2% in April year over year to 1.27 million twenty-foot-equivalent units, or TRUs, as retailers responded to a slowing economy by keeping inventories lean

Tags: Intermodal

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders WTSA US Express to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Wisconsin-based WTSA US Express to immediately cease all transportation services, based on serious safety violations in drivers' hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications and drug testing requirements

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