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August 20, 2012 - Industry News

New Front-Discharge Mixer Design Highlights Terex Anniversary

Terex engineers are redesigning their current front-discharge mixer trucks for greater efficiency and ease of servicing. The new trucks might or might not look different to casual eyes.

It's been 40 years since a group of Midwestern ready mix concrete producers banded together to manufacture a new front-discharge ready mix truck that they called Advance

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Facebook Page

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FMCSA

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Price Drops Dramatically at the Pump

After rising from a spike in agricultural demand for urea, diesel-exhaust fluid prices at the pump saw a sharp drop in July, according to DEF Tracker. The average U.S. DEF pump price dropped dramatically between June and July, to $2.70 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Tolls to Rise Nov. 1

Tolls will go up on the Maine Turnpike starting Nov. 1. Last week, the Maine Turnpike Authority Board unanimously approved a plan to raise an additional $21.14 million in toll revenue to continue a 30-year plan to maintain and rehabilitate the Turnpike's network of bridges, interchanges and pavement and well as pay off existing debt

Tags: Highways

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Administration Frees up Unspent Earmark Funds for Infrastructure Projects

The Obama administration announced that it won't allow infrastructure funds to sit idle as a result of stalled earmark projects. It's making more than $470 million in unspent earmarks immediately available to states for projects that will create jobs and help improve transportation

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Noregon Adds Director of National Fleet Accounts

Noregon Systems added Brent Hamil as director of National Fleet Account

August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Crete Carrier Launches Patriot Fleet

This month, Crete Carrier Corp. welcomed five special trucks into its newly launched Patriot Fleet.

August 16, 2012 - Industry News

HireRight Settles Claim of Inaccurate Background Reports on Truck Drivers

HireRight, which the trucking industry knows for its DAC driver screening services, has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle charges that it did not take adequate steps to verify the accuracy of criminal background checks as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act

August 16, 2012 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo to Build Transmissions in U.S.

The Mack mDrive and Volvo I-Shift transmissions are now being assembled in Hagerstown, Md

August 16, 2012 - Industry News

Three Love's Locations to Open This Month

Love's Travel Stops will open three new locations in three different states in the next three weeks

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 16, 2012 - Industry News

Companies Announce Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition

A group of 15 companies announced the creation of The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, advocating financial incentives similar to those in Texas and nearly a dozen other states to help with the purchase of natural gas vehicles

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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

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