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September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Aftermarket Groups Say Adding Heavy-Duty Could Have Derailed Mass. Right to Repair

Just because the new Massachusetts Right to Repair law only covers light-duty vehicles (up to 10,000 pounds) doesn't mean that independent heavy-duty repair interests aren't continuing the fight to extend accessibility of repair information to the heavier vehicles

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Howard County Rest Area along I-95 in Maryland to Expand

The parking lots designated for trucks at Maryland's Welcome Center located off of Interstate 95 South are filled to overflowing, according to an article in the Baltimore Sun, but relief is on the way

Tags: Highways

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

MACS Technician Training for (HFO) R-1234yf Refrigerant

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide says it's the first Section 609 certification provider to certify a new technician-training program to SAE J2845 under the SAE J2911 program that covers the new (HFO) R-1234yf refrigerant

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Historic Highway Convoy Kicks off Sept. 6 on Route 66

The American Truck Historical Society will sponsor its first Historic Highway Convoy beginning Thursday, Sept. 6, in Morris, Ill. The convoy will follow Route 66, the famous "Mother Road," from Illinois to California

Tags: Events

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

I-5 South to See Full Freeway Closures Sept. 11-14

The California DOT is conducting a series of brief, intermittent, full freeway closures in the early morning hours on northbound and southbound Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road through Friday, Sept. 14, from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m

Tags: Highways

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Mack Partners with WyoTech to Offer Diesel Technician Training

WyoTech has partnered with Mack to train diesel technicians specifically on Mack trucks.

Mack Trucks is partnering with WyoTech to offer advanced technician training programs

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Texas DOT Releases List of 100 Most Congested Roadways

Topping this year's list of the most congested highways in Texas is a section of I-35W in Ft. Worth that caused Texas motorists to spend more than 2 million more hours traveling on a section of road that is only 3.7 miles long

Tags: Highways

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Jeff Conner is New Director of Sales for Fontaine Heavy-Haul

Jeff Conner

Fontaine Heavy-Haul has hired Jeff Conner as director of sales. He will report directly to Dan Rosen, vice-president of sales and marketing

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Opens Nominations for Best Fleets to Drive For

Now through Oct. 31, the Truckload Carriers Association will accept nominations for the fifth annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest and survey

Tags: Events

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Army, Con-way Truckload Partner in Recruiting Program

A new agreement between the Army and Con-way Truckload gives priority hiring status to soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success program

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Fifth Annual Georgia Logistics Summit to be Held March 19-20

On March 19-20, 2013, Georgia will hold its 5th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics.

Tags: Events

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Scheduled for Oct. 2-3

The 2012 Green Fleet Conference, a resource for fleet professionals to learn more about eco-friendly equipment and ideas, will be held Oct. 2-3 in Schaumburg, Ill

Tags: Events

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Tank Adds Service Location in Portland, Ore.

Polar Service Centers, St. Cloud, Minn., has opened a second, larger location in Portland, Ore., specializing in parts, service and major repairs for all makes of bulk tank trailers and tank bodies

September 3, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders Shutdown of Reincarnated Tennessee Carrier

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Tennessee-based trucking company Terri's Farm to immediately cease all interstate transportation services, based on evidence that it was a chameleon operation for an unsafe company previously shut down by the agency

September 3, 2012 - Industry News

Chain Laws in Effect in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding commercial vehicle drivers that as of Sept. 1, commercial vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds and traveling Interstate 70 between Dotsero (mile 133) and Morrison (mile 259) must carry sufficient chains along this segment until May 31, 2013

Tags: Highways

September 2, 2012 - Industry News

Happy Labor Day

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com today due to the Labor Day Holiday

Tags: Events

August 31, 2012 - Industry News

Wisconsin Kenworth Opens Parts and Service Location on Northern Peninsula

Wisconsin Kenworth has opened a parts and service Kenworth dealership in Escanaba, Mich., providing easy access to the combined U.S. Highways 2 and 41.

Wisconsin Kenworth has opened a parts and service Kenworth dealership in Escanaba, Mich., providing access to the combined U.S. Highways 2 and 41

August 31, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Statesboro Plant Delivers First Customer Trailer to Rowland Transportation

Great Dane's Statesboro manufacturing plant celebrates with Rowland Transportation the completion of the facility's first customer trailer produced to order.

Great Dane's new refrigerated trailer plant in Statesboro, Ga., recently built its first customer trailer produced to order and celebrated with the trailer's new owner, Rowland Transportation of Dade City, Fla

August 31, 2012 - Industry News

Containerized Imports Up 9.7% in July

U.S. containerized imports surged 9.7 percent in July from a year earlier, to 1,562,235 twenty-foot-equivalent units, on strong growth in auto parts and furniture, according to PIERS.

U.S. containerized imports surged 9.7% in July from a year earlier, to 1.56 million twenty-foot-equivalent units, on strong growth in auto parts and furniture, according to import-export data traker PIERS

Tags: Intermodal

August 31, 2012 - Industry News

Infrastructure on the Campaign Trail

Last week brought some indications of the presidential candidates' thoughts on infrastructure, as the Republicans finalized their platform during their national convention in Tampa, Fla., and President Obama gave some hint of what we might we out of the Democratic platform with an interview in Time magazine

Tags: Highways

August 31, 2012 - Industry News

Utility Chile Dealership Now a Full-Service Location

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced that Utility Trailer Chile LTDA has become a full-service dealership

August 31, 2012 - Industry News

Sapphire Energy's Commercial Demonstration Algae-to-Energy Facility Now Operational

This is an arial view of the Green Crude Farm, also known as an Integrated Algal Bio-Refinery, in Columbus, New Mexico.

Sapphire Energy announced that the first phase of its Green Crude Farm, which it says is the world's first commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility, is now operational

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 30, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Gets to Pay Penalties for Emissions Noncompliance, EPA Rules

Navistar's MaxxForce engines used Advanced Exhaust Gas Recirculation, or A-EGR, to meet EPA 2010 regulations, but were unable to produce low enough NOx levels to meet the standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency will allow Navistar International to pay penalties on engines that do not meet clean air standards. The rule, which has not yet been published, sets a maximum penalty of about $3,800 per engine, the agency said last night

August 30, 2012 - Industry News

Averitt Makes Changes to Broaden Hiring Pool

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has dropped the minimum age for drivers and kicked off a student driver training program

August 30, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Financial Ups Dealer Inventory Funding

Navistar Financial Corp. signed agreements to renew and increase its largest dealer inventory funding facility to $750 million, effective immediately

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