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July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Public Speaks Out Against Privatizing Ohio Turnpike at Hearing

The Ohio Turnpike stretches 241 miles across Ohio from Indiana to Pennsylvania.

The first public hearing on privatizing the 241-mile Ohio Turnpike displayed the public's disapproval of the plan, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Highways

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

CVSN to Honor Eight 'Century Club' Members

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network is introducing a new recognition program at its 2012 Summit to honor member companies that have been in business for 100 years or more

Tags: Events

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

NY Group Calls for Delay in Toll Increases

Unshackle Upstate, a taxpayer advocacy organization, wants the New York State Thruway Authority to conduct an audit before it goes through with a proposed 45% increase for trucks with three or more axles

Tags: Highways

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

American Truck Group Builds "Green" Mississippi Dealership

American Truck Group and its CEO, Louis "Louie" J. Normand Jr., have built a new "green" truck dealership in Gulfport, Miss

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Maryland Helps Truckers Go Paperless, Offers E-Hauling Permits

The Maryland State Highway Administration is now providing truckers a way to carry paperless permits, allowing drivers to display them in electronic format during inspections, replacing traditional paper-issued permits and attachments

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix White Paper Offers In-Depth Look at RSD Mandate

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC has released a white paper titled "The Federal Reduced Stopping Distance Mandate: Impact and Solutions." The paper examines the evolution of the mandate, while outlining how the ruling fits within the broader context of industry braking trends

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA to Hold Hearing on Electronic Stability Control Proposal

Mack demonstrates how a mixer can start to tip over without stability control.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will host a public hearing in Washington, D.C., next week to get reaction to its proposed mandate for electronic stability control systems on heavy-duty trucks and buses

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Canada, U.S. Launch Technology to Reduce Border Wait Times

New technology has been installed at the Peace and Lewiston-Queenston Bridges to help motorists cross the U.S.-Canadian border faster.

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Truck OEMs Prepare for World's Largest Truck Show

From left: Moderator Sacha Hingst; Akhat Urmanov, VP of Kamaz Trucks; Heinz-Jurgen Loew, president of Renault Trucks; Georg Pachta-Reyhofen, CEO of MAN; Andreas Renschler, head of Daimler Commercial Vehicles, and Norbert Holzer, senior VP of Iveco.

Germany traditionally has been an important hub of automobile industry. It's also the location of the most comprehensive international motor show. The 64th IAA Commercial vehicles Show will take place in Hanover Sept. 20-27 at the Hanover fairgrounds and will be a showcase of cutting-edge technologies in trucking

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

New Fontaine Modification Business Segment Dedicated to Auto Transport Industry

Fontaine Modification is launching a new business segment, Fontaine Auto Transport Modification Services, dedicated to supporting the auto transport industry. The business segment and its new modification center will be located in Gainesville, Ga., to be near Cottrell Inc., an auto transport trailer manufacturer

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Caribou Coffee Opens at Joplin 44

The new Caribou Coffee is a full-service specialty coffee shop featuring a variety of made-to-order coffee drinks, iced coffee, cappuccino, blended cooler and smoothie drinks as well as teas.

Joplin 44 Truckstop, Joplin, Mo., has added a Caribou Coffee to its list of offerings. The new Caribou Coffee opened Tuesday and is a full-service specialty coffee shop featuring a variety of made-to-order coffee drinks, iced coffee, cappuccino, blended cooler and smoothie drinks as well as teas

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Chassis Shortage Hurting NY-NJ Container Terminals, Drivers

The Port of New York and New Jersey has been hit with a shortage of chassis for draying containers traveling to and from the terminals, reports the Journal of Commerce

Tags: Intermodal

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Duane Reade To Partner With Mission Electric On Green Transportation Initiative

Based on the campaign results, the two leading stores will be going electric, with five more pre-selected stores to follow in later months.

In an effort to reduce vehicle air pollution, Duane Reade, in partnership with Mission Electric, is turning to New Yorkers to determine which of its stores should be served solely by electric trucks

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Report: Hybrid Truck Viability Hurt by Low Fuel Prices

President Obama has supported tax incentives for hybrid vehicles.

A report from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs finds challenges to the economic viability of medium-sized diesel-electric hybrid trucks. These hybrids have a significantly higher sticker price than conventional diesel-powered trucks. With volatile fuel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Launches $6,000 Tuition Reimbursement Program

Schneider National is making it easier for students to turn a dream into reality by offering $6,000 for tuition reimbursement to qualified driving school graduates. The program will cover the full cost of many truck-driving schools to give drivers a leg up as they enter the industry

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Dana's Aftermarket Business Boosts Digital Strategy

Dana Holding Corp. has further developed its digital strategy to help customers - both dealers and consumers - more easily locate and purchase Dana products

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

JX Truck Center Breaks Ground on New Dealership

Members of JXT, JX Enterprises, the Village of Kronenwetter and members of Ghidorzi Companies (architects and construction firm for the new dealership) break ground for the new facility.

JX Truck Center broke ground on a new 28,000 square-foot facility in Kronenwetter, Wis., during a ceremony with village officials and company management. The new site is located approximately six miles south of the commercial truck dealership's current location in Wausau, Wis

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

OOIDA Sues FMCSA over Pre-Employment Screening Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's pre-employment screening program violates drivers' rights, claims the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in a lawsuit. OOIDA told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that under the program, drivers can be in effect found guilty of safety violations before they get due process in court.

July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline, Oil Prices Spike This Week

The average U.S. price of both diesel and gasoline rose this week, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. Also, oil prices climbed for a fourth day this week.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Real Estate Development and Consultancy Companies Partner for 1,000 CNG Stations

Real estate development company DeBartolo Development and real estate consultancy Keystone Consulting Group announced the creation of the CNG Infrastructure Expansion Project, with the goal of significantly increasing the number of compressed natural gas fueling stations in the U.S

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 16, 2012 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reports Increase in Earnings Year over Year

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark., announced second quarter 2012 net earnings of $80.5 million, or diluted earnings per share of 67 cents compared to second quarter 2011 net earnings of $65.7 million, or 53 cents per diluted share

July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Global Commercial Registrations Drop 7% from 1Q 2011 Levels

The global commercial vehicle market declined 7% during the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, according to a recent analysis by Polk, which provides data-driven solutions for the commercial vehicle industry

July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Rescues Badly Injured Motorist

Larry Druckamiller of Warsaw, Ind. drives for Ruan Transportation Management Systems of Des Moines, Iowa, and is credited for saving a man's life on a very cold night.

The Truckload Carriers Association's latest Highway Angel is Larry Druckamiller of Warsaw, Ind. Druckamiller drives for Ruan Transportation Management Systems of Des Moines, Iowa, and is credited for saving a man's life on a very cold night

July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Bridgestone Rubber Tree Research Pays Off

Bridgestone Corp. says it has successfully decoded the main genome sequence for the latex-producing rubber tree. The genome sequence is the "blueprint" of living organisms containing the genetic information needed in maintenance and reproduction

July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Bergstrom Names Director of Test and Development

As a result of ongoing growth, Bergstrom named Alan Leupold director of test and development

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