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September 10, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports to Increase 8.5% in September;
 Strong Holiday Numbers Expected

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 8.5% in September compared with the same month last yea

Tags: Economy

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

One Lane to be Closed Each Direction of I-70 at Missouri River for Three Weeks

The Interstate 70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge westbound closure and detouring will start in less than two months, but significant effects will be seen during rush hour starting next Monday

Tags: Highways

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Names Kristi Webb President and CEO

Kristi Webb

GE Capital Fleet Services announced the appointment of Kristi Webb as president and chief executive officer

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

New President of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing Named

Nyberg, new president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.

Goran Nyberg, who's been heading up Volvo operations in the UK, has been appointed president of North American Sales & Marketing, stepping into the shoes filled for less than a year by Ron Huibers

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky's I-69 Project Advances with Opening of Ramp to I-24

The development of an Interstate-69 corridor in western Kentucky took another step forward with the opening of an extended and widened ramp connecting I-69 southbound lanes to I-24 westbound lanes in Lyon County

Tags: Highways

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Governors Safety Group Calls for Ban on Handheld Cell Phones

During its recent annual meeting, the Governors Highway Safety Association strengthened its policy positions regarding distracted driving and drugged driving, including calling for a ban on handheld cell phones for all drivers

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Texas Moves Ahead With 85 mph; ATA Announces Opposition

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved the highest speed limit anywhere in the United States, but the American Trucking Associations is urging the commission to reconsider in the name of safety

Tags: Highways

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Electric Trucks to Roll out of the Bronx

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. will begin assembling electric trucks at a new facility in Bronx, N.Y., by the end of the year, according to a recent article by Crain's New York Business

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Werner Co. Acquires Knaack LLC

Werner Co. announced that it has acquired 100% of the ownership of Knaack LLC, a unit of Emerson's Commercial & Residential Solutions business

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

VT Hackney Ramps Up Production Capacity with Plant in Kansas

VT Hackney Inc., a company of VT Systems Inc., will increase the production of its Kidron insulated and refrigerated truck bodies by more than 50% annually with its recently opened production facility in Kansas

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Billionaire Investor Wants Navistar Board to Give Seats to Shareholders

Navistar will roll out EPA-2010-compliant Cummins engines with SCR aftertreatment starting with the ProStar+ in January, but it's not enough for activist investor Icahn.

UPDATED: Activist investor Carl Icahn is not satisfied with the recent changes at Navistar International Corp., especially since they were made without input from him and three other major investors. In an open letter to the Navistar board of directors, he urged them to offer four seats to shareholders immediately, and threatened a fight if they don't

September 7, 2012 - Industry News

New Detroit-Windsor Bridge to go to Voters

A rendering of the proposed bridge crossing.

A $4 billion second bridge linking Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Mich., will now have to be approved by a public referendum in November, following a Michigan Supreme Court ruling

September 7, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Driver Frees Severely Injured Children from Crashed Minivan

Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., came upon this accident and volunteered his medical knowledge. He was recently named a Highway Angel for his efforts.

Truck driver Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for freeing children trapped in a minivan after a severe crash

September 7, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia Scales Back I-95 Toll Plans

The Virginia Department of Transportation has reduced the number of toll points requested in its application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to toll I-95. Originally, the application named two separate toll locations along I-95, but the VDOT decreased the scope of the tolling project to simply one

September 7, 2012 - Industry News

Skarka Named COO of YRC Freight

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that Maynard Skarka will assume the newly created position of chief operations officer effective Sept. 10

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General to Audit Cross-Border Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking program with Mexico is up for a scheduled review by the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

ABF Continues Legal Proceedings Against Teamsters, YRC

ABF Freight System is continuing on in its nearly two-year legal battle with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and several YRC subsidiaries

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Receives 2012 Global Remanufacturer of the Year Award

ReMaTecNews, an international news magazine and website for remanufacturing based in Amsterdam, has named Meritor the 2012 Remanufacturer of the Year

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Rebound in August

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing August Class 8 truck net orders at 15,935 units, up 27% from July

Tags: Economy

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

CVSA Brake Safety Week Kicks Off Sunday

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Brake Safety Week is set to take place Sept. 9-15. Aimed at reducing the number of highway crashes caused by improperly maintained or faulty braking systems, the Brake Safety Week campaign - also known as Operation Air Brake - uses teams of CVSA-certified inspectors to conduct roadside checks of commercial vehicles and their drivers

Tags: Events

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

Utah's Second LNG Station Completes 700-Mile Corridor

Utah's second liquefied natural gas fueling station celebrated its grand opening in Beaver, Utah, Aug. 30, after opening Aug. 3

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Reports Third-Quarter Results, Accelerates Cost Cutting

Navistar International Corp. reported third-quarter net income of $84 million, down significantly from the $1.4 billion it reported a year ago, and helped by an income tax benefit of $196 million. The company said it's accelerating its cost-reduction actions

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

I-95 Maryland House Rest Area Closing for Reconstruction

The Maryland Transportation Authority is closing the Maryland House rest area along I-95 in Harford County beginning at midnight, Sept. 15 to begin reconstructing the facility

Tags: Highways

September 6, 2012 - Industry News

Small Brokers Take Issue with New $75,000 Bond Requirement

The ink on the new highway bill is hardly dry, yet one transportation group already is pushing for an amendment. The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents is lobbying to repeal the $75,000 bond requirement for brokers and freight forwarders that's in the law Congress passed in June

Tags: AIPBA, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, American Trucking Associations, FMCSA, OOIDA, Legislation

September 5, 2012 - Industry News

Wright Express to Buy Fleet One

Wright Express has agreed to buy Fleet One from private equity firms for $369 million in cash, in a move that will extend its reach into the heavy-truck fueling market

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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