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February 10, 2012 - Industry News

Great Lakes Truck Driving School Adds Oil and Gas Industry Training

Great Lakes Truck Driving School added an oil field safety certification course

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Cass Index: Linehaul Rates Highest since 2005

The rise in linehaul rates leveled off a bit during January, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, but nevertheless hit their highest point since the January 2005 date where the Cass Index data begins

Tags: Economy

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking Bankruptcy Comes to an End

More than two years after Tulsa, Okla.-based Arrow Trucking closed down and left drivers stranded right before Christmas, the tale of the fleet's bankruptcy has come to a close

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Introduces Two New Driver Programs

Con-way Truckload, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., unveiled two new driver programs, Destination Ownership and Guaranteed Team Pay, for drivers seeking greater independence and more steady compensation

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

TCA to Host New Member Reception at Annual Convention

The Truckload Carriers Association is replacing its traditional New Member Breakfast with an evening cocktail reception, to be held Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., prior to the start of the convention at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Fla

Tags: Events

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

MIT Study Finds Electric Trucks Can Save Businesses Money

MIT study says electric trucks, like this one from Navistar, have the potential to save businesses money.

Using electric trucks can considerably reduce costs for fleets, say researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT News reported that the study, conducted at MIT's Center for Transportation and Logistics, found that electric vehicles can cost 9% to 12% less to operate than diesel-powered trucks when used to make deliveries on a daily basis in large cities

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Baylor Trucking Announces Driver Pay Increase

Baylor Trucking Inc., a 300-truck dry van based in Milan, Ind., announced a pay raise for company drivers allowing them to make up to 44 cents per mile

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Mexico Cargo Theft Increased 13% Year-Over-Year, Lower Than Normal

Above, a map of Mexico cargo theft incidents in 2011.

Total cargo thefts in Mexico rose 13% for the year, according to the FreightWatch International 2011 Mexico Cargo Theft Report

Tags: Economy

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Casper, Wyo.
 Inland Truck Parts Provides Reman Shop

The new Inland Truck Parts location in Evansville, Wyo., near Casper, now provides a fully staffed remanufacturing shop with component remanufacturing and rebuilding services

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

RedStone Logistics Acquires Headhaul.com

RedStone Logistics has bought Headhaul.com, which provides transactional shipment management services to clients with multi-modal, dry van/truckload, refrigerated, flatbed, less-than-truckload and over-dimensional shipment requirements

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Freight Index Shows Largest Monthly Hike in 17 Years

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 3.9% in December from November, the largest monthly rise in 17 years, bringing the level of freight shipments to an all-time high, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

Senate Committee Clears Highway Funding Measure

The Senate Finance Committee flirted briefly with the idea of indexing fuel taxes to inflation.

The Senate Finance Committee Tuesday evening passed a bill to provide funding for a two-year highway program. The measure is a $9.6 billion bundle of transfers and revenue offsets that no one on the committee particularly liked as a solution to the highway funding shortfall but a majority accepted because failure to act would doom the highway bill

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

IdleAir Opens 25th Location

IdleAir, which offers drivers an alternative to idling engines while stopped, opened a new location in Albert Lea, Minn. on I-35, Exit 11 at I-90

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Names New Director of Business Development

Mark Iasiello is Vipar Heavy Duty's new director of business development, national accounts.

Vipar Heavy Duty appointed Mark Iasiello as director of business development, national accounts

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Requiring Agility Testing

A step test measures the ability to perform sustained work activities such as loading and unloading and repetitive clutching.

Con-way Truckload is one of a growing list of carriers that are requiring pre-employment agility testing for drivers

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

Florida's Capital Begins Construction for Natural Gas Fueling Station Project

Construction kicked off in Florida's capital city on the first of a network of natural gas fueling stations

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Old World Industries Sells Chemical Business to Indorama Ventures PCL

Old World Industries is selling its chemical business, including the ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol manufacturing facility in Clear Lake, Texas, to Indorama Ventures PCL of Bangkok, Thailand

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Seven Feathers Truck & Travel Center Opens 87-Space Truck Parking Lot

Seven Feathers Truck & Travel Center in southern Oregon opened a new 87-space parking area designed for long-haul commercial carriers on the I-5 corridor

Tags: Highways

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Regional Distribution Center in Bolingbrook, Ill.

FleetPride Inc. opened a 122,000-square-foot regional distribution center in Bolingbrook, Ill

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Honored at National Biodiesel Conference

Hino Trucks was recognized by the National Biodiesel Board with the 2012 "Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award" during a ceremony at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Closes Down Indiana Trucking Company as Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered U&D Service Inc. of Indianapolis to immediately cease all transportation services in or affecting interstate commerce, declaring the commercial truck company an "imminent hazard" to public safety

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. DEF pump price drops

The average pump price for diesel exhaust fluid in the U.S. fell by a penny to $2.75 a gallon from December to January, discoverdef.com reported

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Predicts 2012 Will See Highest Oil Prices Since '08

The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to average about $100 per barrel in 2012, almost $6 per barrel higher than the average price last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation to Increase Driver Pay

Maverick Transportation announced a pay raise for current and potential drivers, effective April 1

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Maersk to Sell Direct ChassisLink

Maersk Inc. announced an agreement to sell its subsidiary Maersk Equipment Services Company, doing business as Direct ChassisLink Inc., to Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm

Tags: Intermodal

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