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June 8, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders WTSA US Express to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Wisconsin-based WTSA US Express to immediately cease all transportation services, based on serious safety violations in drivers' hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications and drug testing requirements

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Part of Missouri's U.S. 54 to Close for Eight Weeks

Trucks with a gross weight less than 40,000 pounds can use US 61, Route B and MO 79 around the closure. Heavier trucks cannot use this route because a bridge on Mo 79 is limited to vehicles of 20 tons or less. (Photo courtesy of MoDOT)

U.S. Highway 54 between Louisiana, Mo., and Bowling Green, Mo., will close on June 18 for a two-month project as two bridges on the route are replaced.

Tags: Highways

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Freight to Increase Rates

FedEx Freight will increase rates on non-contract less-than-truckload shipments by 6.9% effective July 9.

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt Dealer to Hold South Carolina Natural Gas Truck Forum

The Pete Store LLC announced plans to hold a Natural Gas Truck Forum in Greenville, S.C., on July 24

Tags: Events

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

May Sees Big Uptick in DEF Pump Prices

The average U.S. DEF pump price rose seven cents to $2.81 per gallon between April and May, according to DEF Tracker.

The average U.S. DEF pump price rose 7 cents to $2.81 per gallon between April and May, according to DEF Tracker. This is the biggest price movement since October 2011

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Moves Upward

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for April moved significantly higher from the previous month, climbing 2.7 points to a favorable reading of 9.1

Tags: Economy

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Equipment Assets from Hiner Transport

Celadon Trucking Services, Indianapolis, has agreed to purchase a portion of the operating equipment of Hiner Transport LLC, Huntington, Ind

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Reports Worse-Than-Expected Results, Makes Management Changes

Navistar's stock plummeted yesterday after it announced a $172 million loss for the second quarter and that it was making management changes, calling its first-half results "unacceptable.

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Louisiana Bill Would Require Natural-Gas Vehicles for State Agencies

In an effort to promote Louisiana's natural gas resources, state lawmakers have proposed a bill would require state agencies to purchase natural gas and/or bi-fuel vehicles

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Teamsters to Open Early Negotiations with UPS

Teamster leaders voted unanimously to start early negotiations Sept. 27 for the national UPS and UPS Freight contracts covering about 250,000 union members nationwide

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Judge Rules Against Speed Limiters

An Ontario trial judge recently tossed out a ticket under the province's speed limiter legislation, ruling that speed limiters are unsafe and violate a truck driver's right to personal safety. However, advocates for the devices say the ruling does not affect Ontario's speed limiter law

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Names Senior VP, Corporate Communications

Gary Foster has joined Clean Energy Fuels Corp. as senior vice president, corporate communications

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle Appoints Director of Fleet Maintenance

A. Duie Pyle, a Northeast transportation and logistics provider, has appointed Dan Carrano as director of fleet maintenance at the company's headquarters in West Chester, Pa

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Michelin, TIA Release CSA Tire Inspection Training Video

In conjunction with Tire Safety Week, Michelin North America and the Tire Industry Association have partnered on a free training video for the tire and transportation industries. "CSA Tire Inspection" covers the guidelines for inspecting truck tires under the new Compliance, Safety, Accountability progra

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Shell, TA Team up to Offer LNG

The proposed plans include constructing more than 200 LNG fuel lanes at about 100 TA and Petro locations throughout the country.

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced that starting in 2013, they plan to sell liquefied natural gas to on-highway customers through the existing network of full-service TA and Petro fueling centers. (LNG is viewed as a more suitable alternative fuel for long-haul operations because it has more range than compressed natural gas, or CNG.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Makes Management Changes After Worse-Than-Expected Second Quarter Results

At the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, the introduction of the International LoadStar was one highlight of Navistar's huge booth.

After "unacceptable performance" in its first-half results, Navistar today announced management changes along with a $172 million loss for the second quarter

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Bridgestone's Ecopia Road Show in Full Swing

Bridgestone plans 24 stops for its Ecopia Roadshow Tour.

Belle Tire in Allen Park, Mich., hosted the fifth stop on Bridgestone's Ecopia Road Show tour, yesterday. The event brought customers and sales people together to discover the benefits of Ecopia low-rolling-resistance tires

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Economist Offers Mixed News at Vision Conference

Infrastructure spending could help the economy, but such a measure is not likely to make it through the current Congress, Gin said.

The economy is growing, albeit not enough to put a major dent in unemployment, says one economist, who also believes international events may have more influence on the U.S. economy than President Obama

Tags: Economy

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Biodiesel Curriculum Earns Certification

The National Automotive Technician Education Foundation officially awarded the Automotive Service Excellence accreditation to the National Biodiesel Board's Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians curriculum

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Maryland I-895 Summer Bridge Work to Cause Major Delays

Motorists should anticipate major delays, especially during morning and evening rush hours and weekend peak-travel periods MAT and use I-95 and I-695 (Francis Scott Key Bridge) as alternate routes to I-895.

The Maryland Transportation authority is warning drivers that a repair project on the I-895 "K-truss" bridge over CSX Transportation, between Exit 8 and Exit 7, south of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll plaza, will cause major delays this summer

Tags: Highways

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Western Nevada Kenworth Opens Dealership in Reno-Sparks Area

Western Nevada Kenworth opened a 20,000-square-foot, full-service dealership in Sparks, Nev

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends 10-Year Driving Record, Use of Safety Technology Following Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board called for states to provide a 10-year driving history on prospective employees of motor carriers, along with onboard safety monitoring and speed limiting systems in commercial vehicles, as part of its report on a 2011 bus crash in New York, N.Y

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Oak Grove, Mo. Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Tomorrow

The Oak Grove 70 Petro, located at I-70 Exit 28 in Oak Grove, Mo., will hold its 14th Annual Truckers Jamboree June 8-9, rain or shine

Tags: Events

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

Qualcomm Hours of Service Used by More Than 500 Fleets

SAN DIEGO - More than 500 fleets encompassing more than 140,000 users now use Qualcomm's Hours of Service application, QHOS, the company announced at its Vision 2012 User's Conference this week

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Trucks Still in Demand

When it comes to aerodynamic versus traditionally-styled sleeper tractors, owner-operator trucks are still commanding a premium in the used-truck market despite the importance of fuel economy, according toa blog post by the National Automobile Dealer Association

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