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August 29, 2012 - Industry News

Hermann Services Celebrates 85th Anniversary

From local watermelon deliveries with a Model T in 1927 to the storage and cross-country transportation of hazmat materials via Volvo tractors in 2012, New Jersey-based Hermann Services has been in the logistics business for the long haul

August 29, 2012 - Industry News

Simi Valley Moving Company Using Biodiesel

Acclaimed Movers & Storage of Simi Valley, Calif., runs its moving trucks on biodiesel fuel as part of its efforts to leave a smaller mark on the environment

August 29, 2012 - Industry News

Vocational Energy, Ohio Dairy Launch Public-Access CNG Station

A new public-access compressed natural gas fueling station, constructed for Smith Dairy Products Co., announced its grand opening.

Vocational Energy announced the grand opening of its first public access compressed natural gas fueling station, constructed for Smith Dairy Products Co. about 20 miles west of Canton, Ohio

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 29, 2012 - Industry News

C.R. England Names 13 to New Leadership Roles

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, announced 13 corporate executive promotions

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Used Truck Comparisons Up Month-Over-Month in July

In what may be an unprecedented event, all the month-over-month comparisons - volume, price, miles, and age - for all weight groups of used trucks improved in July

Tags: Economy

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Groups Speak Out Against I-95 Tolls in Virginia

The American Trucking Associations is among dozens of organizations and municipalities urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to reject an application by Virginia to toll I-95, a critical freight corridor

Tags: Highways

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Computerworld Honors Maverick Transportation for Business Intelligence

These are the members of Maverick Transportation's IT team that helped the company in the commitment they made across the organization to the concept of aggregating all of the data they had to help support their corporate objectives.

IDG's Computerworld magazine has named Maverick Transportation a Best of Business Intelligence (BI) Editor's Choice Awards honoree

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth Opens Full-Service Facility in Augusta, Ga.

Augusta's 4,500-square-foot parts department includes a 1,500-square-foot display area and 3,000-square-foot parts warehouse offering extensive parts inventory.

MHC Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Augusta, Ga., off of Interstate 20

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Huibers Leaving Volvo Trucks for Marine Sibling

Ron Huibers, president of Sales & Marketing North America within Volvo Trucks Americas, is leaving to take over as president of Volvo Penta Americas, which makes marine engines

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Utility Names Roland Director of Marketing

Utility Trailer appointed Larry Roland director of marketing.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company named Larry Roland as the new director of marketing

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Drivers Dreams Program to Honor Truckers by Granting Wishes

Truckload freight brokerage firm Total Quality Logistics is saying thank you to truck drivers with its new Drivers Dreams program

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

June Surface Trade with Canada, Mexico Up 6.6% Over 2011

Trade between the U.S. and NAFTA Countries, June 2007-June 2012 (Unadjusted and adjusted for inflation and exchange rate fluctuations)

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 6.6% higher in June 2012 than in June 2011, totaling $82.6 billio

Tags: Economy

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

California Reaches $100 million Milestone in Loan Assistance to Truckers

The California Air Resources Board and the California Pollution Control Financing Authority, part of the State Treasurer's Office, hit the $100 million mark in financial assistance to small-business truckers so they can buy cleaner-burning vehicles

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Electrification Coalition, FleetAnswers to Provide Electrification Resources

The Electrification Coalition and FleetAnswers have teamed up to provide online resources on plug-in electric vehicle deployment

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton to Develop Predictive Battery Management Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

Eaton is working on a way to reduce the size of batteries used in hybrid vehicles ranging from passenger cars to commercial vehicles, without compromising battery life or vehicle performance in hybrid vehicles

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

New Highway Law a Big Work Order for FMCSA

The new highway law sets an ambitious agenda for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the next couple of years. Most of the requirements in MAP-21 came from the agency's strategic plan, said administrator Anne Ferro as she introduced a presentation Monday on the agency's plans to implement the law.

Tags: FMCSA, MAP-21

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

New Advisory Panel Broadens Access to CSA Planning

The trucking industry and other interest groups are getting more say in how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shapes its signature CSA safety enforcement program. At the first meeting of a new CSA advisory panel yesterday, the agency spelled out the help it needs, calling for ideas and suggestions on how to solve such long-standing issues as public access to data, improvements in the data correction system and whether or not carriers should get credit for safety technology

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Leadership Changes at Accuride

Kenneth Sparks (left) is retiring from Accuride, and Scott Hazlett (right) will be leading Accuride Wheels and Gunite business units.

Accuride Corp. named Scott D. Hazlett senior vice president and general manager, Accuride Wheels and Gunite

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Announces Participants in 2nd Weight Loss Showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association announced the participants in the follow-up to its successful Weight Loss Showdown

Tags: Events

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gasoline Prices Continue to Increase

Diesel prices continued to climb this week, according to the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Labor and Management Asked to Resume Port Contract Talks

Union members protest the loss of handling military cargo at the Port of Charleston, S.C. A lack of a contract could drive shippers away from East and Gulf Coast ports, warn retailers.


The National Retail Federation urged labor and management to return to the table in negotiations for a new East Coast and Gulf Coast longshoremen's contract, saying retailers heading into the crucial holiday season will be forced to divert cargo elsewhere in a matter of days

Tags: Intermodal

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Worldwide Equipment Opening KW Dealership in Charleston

South Carolina's Kenworth dealer is expanding to the Charleston area. Worldwide Equipment will open a third full-service dealership in South Carolina next month

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Trimble to Acquire TMW Systems

Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has agreed to buy privately held TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio, for $335 million cash. TMW will be part of Trimble's Transportation & Logistics unit, which also includes PeopleNet and other providers

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Names New Chairman, Interim CEO After Ustian Announces Retirement

Navistar International Corp. announced today it has named Lewis B. Campbell, former chairman, president, and CEO of Textron Inc., as executive chairman of Navistar's board of directors and interim Chief Executive Officer. Dan Ustian is retiring as chairman, president, and CEO effective immediately and is leaving the board of directors

August 26, 2012 - Industry News

Dale 'Truckin' Bozo' Sommers, Trucking Radio Personality, Dead at 68

Dale "The Truckin' Bozo" Sommers, a longtime trucking radio personality, died Friday morning in a Florida hospice. He was 68

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