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February 13, 2012 - Industry News

Obama's 2013 Budget Calls for Major Transportation Funding

resident Obama talks about his 2013 budget at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va., on Monday. (White House photo)

The White House budget for the fiscal 2013 includes a $476 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill to invest in highway, bridge and mass transit projects through 2018

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Plans a Third Proposal to Answer EOBR Questions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration decided to take a step back from its pending electronic onboard recorder rules and begin a supplemental process to resolve legal and technical problems

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Announces '12 Top 20 Products

Heavy Duty Trucking's 2012 Top 20 product awards will be given out this week at the Technology and Maintenance Council's Transportation Technology Exhibition in Tampa, Fla

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

New Life announces New VP of Distributor and Intermodal Sales

Joe Melinsky is New Life Transport Parts Center's new vice president, distributor and intermodal sales.

New Life Transport Parts Center promoted Joe Melinsky to vice president, distributor and intermodal sales

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

Panama Canal Expansion Will Likely First Affect New York-to-Ohio-Valley Intermodal

The Port of Baltimore may see increased container traffic from Asia after the Panama Canal starts accepting larger vessels. (Photo by Fatlouie/Wikimedia Commons)

Increased intermodal traffic from the New York/Baltimore area ports to the Ohio River Valley region will likely be the first effect when the Panama Canal opens its new, larger locks in late 2014, according to Scudder Smith, a consultant who has advised the U.S. Maritime Administration and the Panama Canal Authority

Tags: Intermodal

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

Wheaton Van Lines acquires Bekins Van Lines

Wheaton Van Lines Inc. will acquire Hillside, Ill.-based Bekins Van Lines. This agreement, expected to be complete by mid-March, will make the operation the fourth largest household goods carrier in the U.S

February 12, 2012 - Industry News

LinkAmerica Moving Headquarters

LinkAmerica, an 850-truck fleet, is relocating its headquarters from Tulsa, Okla, to Fort Worth, Texas

February 12, 2012 - Industry News

January Truck Sales up Year over Year

Daimler Trucks North America led the market-share race in Class 6 through Class 8 sales in January.

January U.S. Class 8 retail truck sales of 14,119 were up by more than 50% from last year's 9,236, according to figures from Ward's Communications. Class 7 sales weren't up quite as dramatically, up 14% to 3,568 compared to 3,124 a year ago, and Class 6 sales rose 19% from 2,524 to 3,004

February 10, 2012 - Industry News

New York DMV to Waive Road Tests for Veterans Applying for CDLs

As part of his "Experience Counts" campaign to help returning veterans get jobs in New York State, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo implemented two initiatives, one of which waives commercial driver's license road tests for veterans with qualifying driving experience

February 10, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Opens LNG Fueling Station in Seville, Ohio

Clean Energy built a new LNG fueling station in Seville, Ohio. Above, one of Clean Energy's LNG stations in Baytown, Texas.

A new liquefied natural gas fueling station built, owned and operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has opened in Seville, Ohio. The station will support the expanding fleet of LNG trucks deployed by Dillon Transport serving Owens Corning and is also available for public access

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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

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