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June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Debby Closes Part of I-10 in Florida

The Florida Highway Patrol closed parts of Interstate 10 in north Florida this morning due to flooding as Tropical Storm Debby continues to drench the state with rain

Tags: Highways

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Trends Help Private Fleets Increase Productivity

Private fleets are taking advantage of new trends and new technology to increase productivity and prepare for the future, says Gary Petty, president and CEO of the National Private Truck Council.

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Falls for 11th Week in a Row

U.S. diesel and gasoline prices fell for the 11th straight week, falling to 21 cents and 13.7 cents, respectively, below fuel prices from one year ago, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Bosselman opens 37th Boss Shop in Waynesville, N.C.

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops opened a new location in Waynesville, N.C., at I-40 and NC 209 at 3710 Crabtree Road

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Oregon Launches $4 Million Electric Truck Incentive Program

The Commercial Electric Truck Incentive Program will be offered in the form of $20,000 vouchers per eligible, all-electric vehicle over 10,000 pounds, regardless of manufacturer. (Photo courtesy of ODOT)

The Oregon Department of Transportation is launching a $4 million new electric truck buyer incentive program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Fall in May

Trailer industry orders softened in May, reports ACT Research Co. Given that orders in May have fallen below April volumes in 10 of the past 12 years, the decline was anticipated

Tags: Economy

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Targets Drug and Alcohol Violations in Two-Week Sweep

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep, held April 30 to May 11, resulted in 287 commercial bus and truck drivers being removed from the roads. More than 128 companies face enforcement actions as a result of the two-week sweep

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Partners with Truckers to Triathletes

Pilot Flying J is teaming up with Truckers to Triathletes to help professional drivers maintain healthy lifestyles

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa Waives CDL Drive Skills Test for Military Personnel

A new law in Iowa makes it easier for former military personnel to make the switch to a commercial driving career

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Freight to Raise Rates 6.9%

YRC Freight will raise base rates an average of 6.9%, following the announcement of rate increases by competitors.

YRC Freight will raise base rates an average of 6.9%, adding to a trend of similar LTL rate hikes.

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Debby Causes Florida Flooding, Road Closures

After drenching much of Florida, creating flooding and road closures, it doesn't look like Tropical Storm Debby is going anywhere soon. The slow-moving storm is expected to sit in the Gulf of Mexico for the next few days before making landfall in the Florida panhandle,

June 23, 2012 - Industry News

Ambassador Bridge Owner Promotes Opposition to Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Opposition is already ramping up to the second border-crossing bridge planned to link Detroit, Mich., with Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Tags: Highways

June 23, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Announces TIGER Grants

The Department of Transportation announced that 47 transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia will receive a total of almost $500 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2012 program

Tags: Highways

June 22, 2012 - Industry News

NTTC, FMCSA Schedule Cargo Tank Test and Inspection Workshops

Four cargo tank test and inspections workshops offered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Tank Truck Carriers association are open for registration

Tags: Events

June 22, 2012 - Industry News

West Virginia Establishes Natural Gas Task Force

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed an executive order establishing a Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force to investigate transitioning the state's vehicle fleet to natural gas fuel and developing an infrastructure to support compressed-natural-gas vehicles

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 22, 2012 - Industry News

Hino to Expand West Virginia Plant

Hino Motors will invest nearly $6 million in its Williamstown, W.Va., plant, $2.9 million of which is for machinery, equipment and plant improvements

June 22, 2012 - Industry News

Reman Group Schedules Heavy-Duty Brake Clinic

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association is hosting its Heavy-Duty Brake Clinic July 26-28 in Chicago.

Tags: Events

June 22, 2012 - Industry News

HELP Developing New Truck Screening System for Weigh Stations

The 360SmartView system uses LPR and DOT cameras, overview cameras, weigh in motion and laser detection - which also allows for vehicle dimensioning.

Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate, best known for its PrePass weigh-in-motion service, is developing a program inspectors can use to screen all trucks as they pull into weigh stations

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Increases Efficiency for Remanufacturing

Meritor introduced two pass-through ovens to its brake shoe remanufacturing process to make the cleaning process easier.

Meritor has increased the efficiency of its remanufacturing business to meet growing demand for remanufactured parts, which the company says promotes job creation, fleet efficiency and green efforts

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

SAE Symposium to Ask: What's the Impact of Shale Gas on Vehicle Development?

What impact does all the explosion of interest in natural gas from shale gas exploration and development have on the development of new vehicles? A new SAE International symposium will explore that topic

Tags: Events

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

DOT, Veterans Affairs Offering Help for Veterans Who Want Transportation Jobs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki today unveiled a new portal on their departments' websites designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Announces Rate Increase

The effect of the rate increase will vary for individual customers and shipments based on characteristics such as geography, lane, product classification, weight and dimensions.

Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload carrier of Con-way Inc., will institute a general rate increase averaging 6.9% applicable to non-contractual business effective July 9

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

New Seattle Arena Could be Job Killer for Seattle Port

The arena, which would be located south of downtown Seattle, would likely significantly increase traffic near the Port of Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Port of Seattle, Don Wilson)

Talk of building a new sports arena to house Seattle NBA and NHL franchises has business and labor groups worried about jobs at the Port of Seattle. The arena, which would be located south of downtown Seattle, would likely significantly increase traffic in the area

Tags: Intermodal

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Tank Trailer Names New Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement

Polar Tank Trailer named Mike McCall director of quality and continuous improvement. He is responsible for the development and execution of quality-management activities at all three of the company's manufacturing plants

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

Low Confidence Causes Weak Orders, Says ACT Research

In an environment that should support healthy demand, ACT Research says a lack of confidence by the credit-buyer side of the market is at the root of the three-month downturn experienced in the Class 8 market

Tags: Economy

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