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March 1, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA Announces Beyond Fleet Campaign for Fleet Managers

NAFA Fleet Management Association's new Beyond Fleet campaign seeks to gain executive level recognition for fleet managers, educate fleet managers on their value and worth to their employers and equip fleet managers with the tools they need to sell and promote themselves to their employers

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

CV Parts Aftermarket Leading Indicator Increases in January

A new industry index that tracks aftermarket parts rose slightly in January. Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting's new CV Aftermarket Parts Leading Indicator increased 0.03% in January to 104.70 (January 2001=100) following a 0.01% decrease in December (104.67) and a 0.61% increase in November (104.68)

Tags: Economy

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Bill Would Make Owner-Operators Employees

A proposed New Jersey bill, A1578/S1450, dubbed the "Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act," seeks to define drayage and parcel delivery owner-operators as employees of the companies they provide services for, rather than independent contractors

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Buys Teton Transportation Assets

Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services purchased a significant portion of the operating equipment of Teton Transportation, based in Knoxville, Tenn. The deal includes the purchase of approximately 180 tractors and 280 trailers for an undisclosed figure

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Names Jim Arthurs President

Jim Arthurs, former vice president, Westport Cryogenic Systems, is the new president of Cummins Westport

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Westport Reports Higher Revenues, Net Loss

Westport Innovations reported a net loss of $14.5 million ($0.30 loss per share) for the quarter and a net loss of $60.1 million for the first nine months of its fiscal year (a $1.26 loss per share)

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Refinery Closures Could Affect Northeast Diesel Supplies, Prices

Sunoco says its Philadelphia Refinery is the oldest continuously operating petroleum facility in the world.

Supplies of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel in the Northeast could be greatly impacted if Sunoco Inc. follows through with plans to shut down its Philidelphia refinery in July if no buyer is found

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Highlights Innovations in Clean Diesel Technology

Diesel industry and California Air Resources Board officials held a press conference to highlight the key policies and events that led to the transformation of clean diesel technology over the past two-plus decades

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Cooper Teams up with Company to Find New Polymers for Tires

Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) , is a flowering shrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Yulex Corp. have signed an agreement to jointly work on developing guayule polymers and resins for tire applications

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Poll Explores Transportation Workers' Sleep Habits

Nearly half of truck drivers in a recently survey say they rarely or never get a good night's sleep, but that's not much worse than non-transportation workers and better than train operators and pilots

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs to be Held in Joplin, Mo.

Speedco will host this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs at its Joplin, Mo., store off Route I-44 at Exit 11.

The 30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs will take place May 17-19 at the Speedco in Joplin, Mo

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Survey Says Driver Safety a Top Concern for Light-Vehicle Fleet Managers

Fleet driver safety, reducing fuel consumption and lowering maintenance costs are the top priorities for fleet managers in the next 12-18 months, according to a recent PHH Arval survey

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Boyd Unveils 'Groundbreaking' Flatbed Intermodal Innovation

Boyd Intermodal this week unveiled a new intermodal innovation allowing double-stacking of flatbed freight on the rails

Tags: Intermodal, Alabama, Flatbed

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Seven Franchises in Midwest and Pacific Northwest

Paccar Leasing will open seven new locations in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest as it continues to expand its franchise network in the United States

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Files Brief in Support of FMCSA on EOBR Challenge

American Trucking Associations filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief on Feb. 24 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's defense of electronic logging devices

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Lee Long, Southeastern Freight Lines, Named TMC General Chairman

Lee Long, director of maintenance for Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C., was installed as the 2012-2013 general chairman and treasurer of the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Jeff Glatus Joins Noregon Systems as Brand Manager

Noregon Systems, a North Carolina-based software provider to the transportation industry, named Jeff Glatus brand manager

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Study Says Last Mile Visibility a Growing Focus in Intermodal

Carriers and 3PLs are increasingly working together to use technology to eliminate blind spots in the movement of containers in the last mile - the final customer destination. So says a new report, Intermodal Optimization - Enhancing Last Mile Visibility and Execution, just published by the Aberdeen Group

Tags: Intermodal

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Retreats 4% in January

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4% in January after surging 6.4% in December 2011. The latest contraction put the index at 119.4 (2000=100), down from December's record level of 124.4.

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

December Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 11.6% Year Over Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11.6% higher in December 2011 than in December 2010, totaling $74.2 billion

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Reports $86 Million Net Loss for 4Q 2011

YRC Worldwide Inc. reported a net loss of $86 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. This compares to net income of $15 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, which included an $87 million income tax benefit primarily due to a favorable IRS settlement

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Compli Names David Childers CEO

Dave Childers is Compli's new CEO.

David Childers is the new chief executive officer at Compli, a provider of HR, safety and compliance management software

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

ACOFAS to Host Shop Safety Clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists is conducting a two-day Shop Safety Clinic covering Department of Labor postings, Environmental Protection Agency requirements and Occupational Safety and Hazard Agency regulations that affect truck repair shops

Tags: Events

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Spikes to More Than $4, Crude Prices Moderate

More truckers are seeing this as diesel is again at $4 a gallon. (Photo by Jim Park)

The average U.S. diesel price is up to $4.051 after a spike of 9 cents, and gas prices increased an average of 13 cents, reports the Energy Information Administration in its weekly Gas and Fuel Update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts New HOS Examples

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a new document on its website illustrating 20 logbook examples under the new hours of service rule

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