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March 14, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Trane's Diesel Service

FleetPride acquired the assets of Trane's Diesel Service in Idaho Falls, Idaho

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Increased 0.7% in February

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index rose 0.7% in February, but it was not enough to offset the 1.7% decline in the previous month

Tags: Economy

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC and Idealease Hosting 25 Safety Seminars

The National Private Truck Council and Idealease are hosting 25 "Truck Safety Evolution" seminars in the U.S. and Canada March through May

Tags: Events

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Dealer Plans to Participate in New Wisconsin Job-Training Program

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 450, popularly known as Wisconsin Wins, at the JX Peterbilt - Milwaukee dealership in Oak Creek, Wis.

Peterbilt dealer JX Enterprises hosted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as he signed Assembly Bill 450, popularly known as Wisconsin Wins, into law this week

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Trends and What They Mean for Trucking

Changes in the retail supply chain could spell benefits for some kinds of trucking, according to experts at the 2012 Stifel Nicolaus Consumer Conference last week in New York

Tags: Economy

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

Senate Close to Passing Highway Bill

The Senate is close to passing a two-year, $109 billion highway bill that could become a model for what the House will do with its transportation legislation. The bill, called Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), would streamline the federal transportation program, accelerate project delivery, eliminate earmarks, increase financing resources and fund improvements in freight distribution

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

Evans Distribution Launches Government Support Services Division

Evans Distribution Systems established a new division, Government Support Services Inc. The new division will help support government agencies and sub-contractors with logistics and supply chain management

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

Ancra Promotes Larocque to Managing Director, Ancra Canada

Ancra International promoted Brian Larocque to managing director of Ancra Canada

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

Louisiana Plant Turns Animal Fat Into Fuel

Dynamic Fuels' Louisiana plant uses scraps from Tyson Foods' meat processing plant to create renewable diesel fuel.

A high-fat diet might not be good for humans, but it could be great for trucks, trains, planes and cars.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

Dart Launches CNG Dedicated Service

Dart launched a small fleet of CNG-powered tractors for Anderson Window Corp. A CNG fueling station was installed near Anderson's facility in Menomonie, Wis.

Dart Transit launched a small fleet of CNG-powered tractors dedicated to Andersen Window Corp.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Rise Yet Again, Oil Prices Fall

The national average price for diesel is up yet again this week by almost 3 cents, from $4.094 to $4.123 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. This is the seventh week in a row that prices have risen.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

Alapont to Retire as Federal-Mogul President and CEO

Jose Maria Alapont is retiring as the president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp. Rainer Jueckstock, currently senior vice president of the company''s powertrain energy business unit, will take Alapont's place.

Jose Maria Alapont will retire as the president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp. on March 31.

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

ACT: Truck Buying Cycle Peak Moved to 2014

ACT Research has shifted its long-term forecast for the commercial vehicle industry. The cycle peak in 2013 has been adjusted, with stronger demand now stretching through 2014

Tags: Economy

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

White House Report Shows Drop in Oil Imports

The White House released a one-year American energy progress report showing that the U.S. has reduced dependence on foreign oil by more than 2 million barrels per day.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Conditions Index Relatively Flat Month-Over-Month

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for January remained basically unchanged from the previous month with a reading of negative 4.8

Tags: Economy

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

Shippers Group Honors U.S. Xpress

The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council named U.S. Xpress Enterprises its Truckload Carrier of the Year

March 11, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Stops Plan to Determine Accountability in CSA Crash Data

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week reversed course on a long-planned correction in its CSA safety enforcement system. The agency was close to proposing a way for carriers to get an assessment of fault in the crashes used to determine their safety rating, but on Thursday Anne Ferro told industry representatives that the agency will not go ahead after all

March 11, 2012 - Industry News

I-75 South Closed in NE Tennessee for About Two Weeks

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed both lanes of Interstate 75 South in Campbell County in northeast Tennessee on the Kentucky border, due the collapse of a section of embankment

Tags: Highways

March 11, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Exhaust Found to be 'Negligible' Contributor to One Type of Pollution

Contrary to what the scientific community expected, the exhaust fumes from gasoline vehicles are a bigger polluter than diesel exhaust when it comes to a specific type of pollution, according to a new study

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 9, 2012 - Industry News

Bridgestone Launches Project to Develop Sustainable Source of Natural Rubber

Guayule (pronounced Why-u-lee) is a perennial shrub native to the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. It produces natural rubber in its bark and roots.

Bridgestone Corp. has plans for a research project in the U.S. to develop the Guayule plant as a commercially viable, renewable source of high-quality natural rubber

March 9, 2012 - Industry News

FTR: Trucking Industry to Fare Adequately in 2012, Oil Prices Will Fall

FTR Associates says the outlook for the 2012 trucking industry is fair. In FTR's "State of Freight" webinar late last week, analysts addressed the overall economy as well as specifics about trucking and oil, a particularly hot topic because of climbing prices

Tags: Economy

March 8, 2012 - Industry News

ATD Study: EPA Grossly Underestimated Emissions Systems Costs

EPA's projected total 2004-2010 heavy-duty compliance costs compared to actual total surcharges for three OEMs.

A report released yesterday by The National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers questions the Environmental Protection Agency's cost analysis of 2004-2010 emissions control mandates. Data collected by ATD shows EPA's cost estimates were off by a factor of between two and five

March 8, 2012 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Drawing Near

There are plenty of events for attendees to enjoy at the Mid-America Trucking Show from seminars to live concerts.

The 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., is almost upon us, with concerts, seminars and a "listening session" on electronic onboard recorders in addition to the extensive exhibit halls

Tags: Events

March 8, 2012 - Industry News

House May Default to Senate's Highway Bill

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) yesterday gave the clearest indication yet that Congress will go with a short-term highway bill like the one the Senate is close to passing. "The current plan is to see what the Senate can produc

March 8, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Promotes Three Engineers

From the top: Charlie Fetz, new vice president of design and development; Adam Hill, new vice president of product and sales engineering; Alan Whiten, new director of manufacturing engineering

Great Dane promoted three members of its Savannah, Ga., engineering management team, Charlie Fetz, Adam Hill and Alan Whiten

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