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January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Opens New Global Innovation Center

The new Eaton global innovation center in Prague will be located at the Roztoky Science & Technology Center.

Eaton, along with its partners at Czech Invest and the Czech Technical University, announced the opening of its new global innovation center in Prague

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Proposal

President Obama announced that his administration is rejecting the controversial proposal for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, which would have transported 700,000 barrels of oil daily from Canada, Montana and the Dakotas to U.S. refineries in Houston

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Hyundai Translead Announces New CEO

Kenny Lee is the new president and CEO of Hyundai Translead.

Hyundai Translead announced that Kenny Lee is the company's new president and CEO. Lee joins Hyundai with 30 years of experience in international business and Hyundai Motors global operation

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Introduces iPad App

Con-way Freight announced the launch of its Con-way Freight Tools iPad app. The app will let customers create a personalized rate quote for shipments within the U.S. and Canada

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Pushing I-70 Toll Road Plan

Interstate 70, which runs east and west through the state of Missouri, is in desperate need of improvements. The big question is how the state will afford those improvements. The state Department of Transportation is pushing a plan that would turn I-70 into a toll road

Tags: Highways

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

C.R. England Announces Changes in Leadership

Zach England (left) will be C.R. England's new vice president of dedicated, and Coby Bullard will be the new vice president of intermodal. (Photos courtesy of C.R. England)

C.R. England announced two important changes in its leadership: Zach England will be the new vice president of dedicated, and Coby Bullard will be the new vice president of intermodal

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Booz Allen: America Needs to 'Reimagine' Infrastructure

As the nation prepares for Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm, outlined items it says should be included in any discussion about the country's aging infrastructure

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Tramec, Heavy Duty Suspension Suppliers Corp. Announce Joint Venture

Tramec LLC and the Heavy Duty Suspension Suppliers Corp. Grupo Suspension in Mexico announced they will be entering into a joint venture

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Measure Would Allow Truckers to Go 75 mph in Idaho

A senator in northern Idaho wants to allow truckers to drive 75 mph in the state. The current speed limit for semis in Idaho is 65 mph while cars are allowed to drive 75 mph

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Driver Pay Needs to be North of $60K

A survey of fleets shows that even though the number of unseated trucks is down slightly, more carriers are thinking that driver pay needs to be more than $60,000

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas See Slight Gains, Crude Prices Rise 2%

Truckers in most regions of the country saw slightly higher diesel prices this week, except for the Rocky Mountain region. (Photo by Jim Park)

U.S. diesel prices are up slightly from last week at less than 3 cents more per gallon, to $3.854

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

Xata to Hold National User Event

Xata, a fleet optimization software company, will hold a national event for fleet managers, owner-operators, drivers and others in the trucking industry to learn about the latest fleet management tools and share tips and advice

Tags: Events

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

2012 IANA Operations & Maintenance Seminar Slated for May 2-3

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced that its 2012 Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Seminar will take place May 2-3 at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Hotel in Oak Brook, Ill

Tags: Events

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

CSA BASIC Fact Sheets Available on the Web

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability(CSA) program released a new Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) fact sheet series on its website

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Online Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute has updated the list of idling regulations, both state and local, on its website, atri-online.org

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

I-5 Through California, Oregon and Washington To Become Shorepower Corridor

Shorepower pedestals provide access to 120 VAC, 208 VAC or 240 VAC power sources, sold at a rate of $1 per hour, and to cable TV at most locations, with wireless Internet available for an additional charge.  (Photo courtesy of Shorepower Technologies)

This year, Interstate 5 through California, Oregon and Washington, will become the first Shorepower corridor, with six additional locations offering the anti-idling technology

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 16, 2012 - Industry News

Plans for Southern California Truck-Only Freeway In the Works

A flood of freight predicted to clog freeways in Southern California has spurred regional transportation officials to plan a truck-only east-west freeway between two major interstates, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise

Tags: Highways

January 16, 2012 - Industry News

APRA Installs New Secretary

Omar Cueto

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association installed Omar Cueto as its new secretary during the International Big R Show in Las Vegas recently

January 16, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Flat in January, Expected to Resume in Spring

Now that the holiday shopping season is over, import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be nearly flat in January compared to January 2011

Tags: Intermodal

January 16, 2012 - Industry News

Reman Summit to Address 'Green' Marketing, Lean Manufacturing and More

Gary McCoy, director of public relations for The Marx Group, will present "Green Manufacturing for Heavy Duty Remanufacturers" at APRA's 6th annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG) Summit

Tags: Events

January 16, 2012 - Industry News

Aurora Names Vice President of National Accounts

Aurora Parts & Accessories LLC announced that Kurt Freitag will be its new vice president of national accounts

January 15, 2012 - Industry News

NC Opens More Roads to Doubles

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will now allow the operation of double-trailer combinations on several freeway routes in the eastern part of the state plus the Triangle area

January 15, 2012 - Industry News

National Association for Minority Truckers to Host Trucker Recognition Events

The National Association for Minority Truckers has declared 2012 as The Year of The Trucker and will host trucker appreciation rallies, convoys and cookouts in various cities

January 15, 2012 - Industry News

Mercer Embezzler Gets Maximum Sentence

A woman who embezzled more than $1 million from Kentucky-based Mercer Transportation was sentenced to 13 years in prison

January 13, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Unveils Backbone Network for Natural Gas Highway

Above is a route map showing the initial phase of America's Natural Gas Highway, a network of LNG fueling stations along main trucking corridors being built by Clean Energy. (Photo courtesy of Clean Energy)

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. unveiled the route plan for the first phase of 150 new LNG fueling stations along what it's calling "America's Natural Gas Highway.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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