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March 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Sees Slight Increase, Oil Ends Modestly Higher

Average diesel prices went up just a hair this week, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. The half-cent increase took the average price to $4.147 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 26, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Urged to Step Up Effort Against Reincarnated Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration could step up its effort to catch reincarnated carriers by making better use of the data it has, according to the Government Accountability Office

March 26, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar's Sobic Talks Trends at MATS Breakfast Briefing

Trucking is looking up, despite challenges such as federal regulation and rising fuel prices, said Dan Sobic, executive vice president at Paccar, during the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association annual Breakfast Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show last Friday

Tags: Events

March 26, 2012 - Industry News

Green Truck Association Announces Three Technology Councils

The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association, has formed three technology councils to better represent specific segments within the green truck industry

March 25, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Officials Get Input on EOBRs at Mid-America Trucking Show

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro kicks off the EOBR listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Officials with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got an earful Friday about a number of issues relating to hours of service, electronic onboard recorders, and how trucking companies use EOBRs and other in-cab technologies to harass drivers

March 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Hybrid Truck, Mean Green, to Attempt World Speed Record

Mean Green high-speed hybrid makes its debut at MATS. (Photo by Jim Park)

Mean Green, said to be the world's fastest hybrid truck, will attempt to reach speeds in excess of 165 mph (260 km/h) April 27 at Wendover Airfield in Utah to best its own world speed records

Tags: Events

March 23, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Second California Container Drayage Facility

Following a 35% increase in container drayage shipments nationwide during the first quarter of 2012, Old Dominion Freight Line opened its second container drayage facility in California

Tags: Intermodal

March 23, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Location in Cincinnati

FleetPride opened a new location in Cincinnati, located at 2514 Commerce Blvd

March 22, 2012 - Industry News

TWNA Presents Rolf Lockwood With Lifetime Achievement Award

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Rolf Lockwood, vice president of editorial at Newcom Business Media and the founding editor of its flagship publication, Today's Trucking, last night received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North Americ

Tags: Events

March 22, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Who Rescued Woman From Gunman is 2011 Goodyear Highway Hero

Mike Schiotis saved a woman from a gun-weilding assailant. Photo by Paul Hartley, Add Media.

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The 2011 North America Highway Hero is a Tennessee-based truck driver who rescued a woman from a gun-wielding attacker. Chosen from among four finalists, Mike Schiotis of Spring Hill, Tenn., last night accepted the 29th annual award from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the sponsor

Tags: Events

March 22, 2012 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Names James McGuire Director of Business Development

Vipar Heavy Duty named James McGuire director of business development with responsibility for stockholder development in the Central U.S

March 22, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Highway Angel Helps Man Having Heart Attack

The Truckload Carriers Association's latest Highway Angel is Jonathan "AZ" Atzenhofer, a professional truck driver for FTC Transportation Inc. of Oklahoma City

March 22, 2012 - Industry News

Atlas Van Lines Rewards Professional Van Operators During Annual Event

Atlas Van Lines announced its annual driver appreciation event, known as Bravo (Boosting Recognition of Atlas Van Operators), is scheduled for April 16-20

Tags: Events

March 22, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Lubricants Launches Initiative to Convert Fleets to Re-refined Engine Oils

Universal Lubricants announced an initiative to educate fleets about the benefits of re-refined engine oils

March 22, 2012 - Industry News

Secretary LaHood Heads List of Inaugural NAFA Safety Leadership Award Winners

NAFA Fleet Management Association's Safety Advisory Council announced the winners of its inaugural Safety Leadership Awards, which will be presented at NAFA's 2012 Institute & Expo in St. Louis on April 22

March 22, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza in Alexandria, Minn.

Pilot Flying J acquired a travel plaza in Alexandria, Minn., at 3181 Evergreen Lane off Interstate 94 at Exit 100. It will remain open during remodeling, which is expected to be complete in July 2012.

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

Cummins to Have 2014-compliant Engines in Service by 2013

Cummins current lineup, including the ISX15, ISX12 and the new ISX12 G will meet 2014 fuel efficiency standards by 2013, Cummins says.

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Cummins Inc. says it will be ready to ship its full line-up 2014-compliant heavy-duty diesel and natural gas engines a full year ahead of deadline, and they'll feature improved reliability and fuel economy

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

'2020 Super Truck' Wins Freightliner Design Contest on Facebook

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Swoopy styling and interior innovations by a young art student won Freightliner Trucks' Future of Pride & Profit design contest, conducted over the last four months strictly on Facebook

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

Speedco Announces "All Roads Lead to Joplin" Event

Speedco will hold "All Roads Lead to Joplin," a community event benefitting the city of Joplin, Mo

Tags: Events

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

House Will Push Highway Extension

The House still wants to link energy revenues with highway funding, such as drilling in previously protected areas of the Arctic.

The House, unable to resolve internal differences regarding its five-year, $260 billion highway bill and opposed to the Senate's two-year, $109 billion measure, is going to push for a three-month extension of the current program

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

L&M Transportation Raises Money for Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

Fourteen LMTS employees shaved their heads in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.

On St. Patrick's Day, L&M Transportation Services raised $6,500 for childhood cancer research with the St. Baldrick's Foundation at an event in Clayton, N.C

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

January-February Biodiesel Volume Slips from Late 2011 Growth

Last year, the biodiesel industry produced a record of nearly 1.1 billion gallons, supporting more than 39,000 U.S. jobs.

The U.S. biodiesel industry produced 135 million gallons of fuel in the first two months of 2012, according to new numbers released by the EPA Wednesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 14.3% in 2011

Surface transportation trade between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, in 2011 is valued at $904 billion, a 14.3% increase compared to 2010

Tags: Economy

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

Ferro Discusses CSA Changes at MATS

Anne Ferro speaks at the MATS Fleet Forum. (photo by Justin Miller)

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is getting ready to roll out some revisions to the SMS database it uses in its CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) program, including dropping the Cargo Securement BASIC and adding a Hazmat BASIC, Administrator Anne Ferro announced during the Mid-America Trucking Show Fleet Forum Wednesday

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

Marten Transport Increases Detention Pay

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based carrier, instituted an increase to its automatic driver detention pay, in addition to maintenance pay, to offset any negative effects of downtime

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