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January 9, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Up for the First Time in Seven Weeks, Oil Fades

The price of diesel fuel is up this week for the first time in nearly a month, rising 4.5 cents from last week to $3.828. New York crude continued its three-day slide, losing 25 cents a barrel on Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Fills Eastern Regional Sales Manager Position

Rick Barlow, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries has hired Rick Barlow as Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Barlow brings more than twenty years of selling and leadership experience to his new position at Phillips

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Welcomes New Dealer for Southwest

Great Dane's newest distributor, Border International, of El Paso, Texas

Border International of El Paso, Texas has joined Great Dane's North American distribution network

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.6 billion in Funding for U.S. Roads and Bridges

Ray Lahood, U.S. Transportation Secretary, announced Monday that almost $1.6 billion in funding will go toward the repair of U.S. roads and bridges that were damaged by natural disasters

Tags: Highways

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Announces Changes in Regional Leadership

George Brooks (left) was named president of UPS's east region and Stan Deans (right) was named president of the company's central region.

On Monday, UPS announced a shift in the leadership of two of its three U.S. regions following the retirement of its east region's president

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Announces Two Senior-level Promotions

On Monday, FleetPride announced the promotions of two senior-level employees

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

FleetNet Names New Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

On Friday, FleetNet America announced its hire of John Wood to the position of executive vice president of finance and administration

January 8, 2012 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Rate Increases Hold Despite Lack of Imminent Capacity Threat

Motor carriers and railroads were successful in passing along rate increases in 2011. For the most part, the rate hikes stuck, but carriers didn't gain any ground, they just kept pace with increasing costs

Tags: Economy

January 8, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Funding Climbing Legislative Ladder, More States Eyeing Tax Hikes

The declining state of roads and bridges, and burgeoning congestion is becoming more difficult to ignore, and several state legislatures are now openly discussing the likelihood of hiking fuel taxes

Tags: Highways

January 8, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Looks to Operational Changes to Gain Efficiency, Seeks Cooperation of Teamsters Union

YRC President Jeff Rogers says the nation's third-largest LTL company needs to improve efficiency in its freight handling operations, and will seek discussions with the Teamsters Union on a redesign of its terminal network

January 8, 2012 - Industry News

Bulldog Hiway Express Founder, R.D. Moseley, Passes Away

Rodolph Davis "R.D." Moseley, retired founder of Bulldog Hiway Express, died Friday. He was 84

January 8, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Reminds Carriers to Update VMT, Power Unit Data

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reminding commercial motor carriers they they need to update their Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) and Power Unit (PU) data on their Motor Carrier Registration form, known as the MCS-150

January 6, 2012 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade up 12% Year Over Year

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and trading partners Canada and Mexico was 12% higher in October 2011 than in October 2010, totaling $79 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation

January 6, 2012 - Industry News

JX Peterbilt-Grand Rapids Extends Hours

JX Peterbilt's Grand Rapids, Mich., location is extending its hours.

JX Peterbilt's Grand Rapids, Mich., location announced its parts and service departments will extend their hours

January 6, 2012 - Industry News

SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium Set For March

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association will host the 25th anniversary of its Specialized Transportation Symposium March 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo

January 6, 2012 - Industry News

Continental Tires Announces Multimillion Dollar Investment and Expansion

Continental tires recieved a multimillion dollar investment and plans to expand its ContiLifeCycle facility in central Mexico. (Photo by Continental Tire the Americas, LLC)

Continental Tire the Americas announced multimillion dollar investment in its ContiLifeCycle tread rubber plant in central Mexico.

January 6, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Accelerates Fueling Station Completions in 2011

An LNG truck fueling station in Baytown, Texas. (Photo by Clean Energy)

Clean Energy significantly increased its fueling station project completions during 2011 to help support the growing demand for natural gas vehicle fueling

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

YRC to Sell Roadway Headquarters in Akron

YRC Worldwide Inc. is selling its former Akron, Ohio headquarters. The building that once housed truckload giant, Roadway, will be sold to Stuart Lichter, the developer behind the Goodyear headquarters in Akron

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

Regional Fleet Upgrade Aims to Solve Recruiting, Retention Challenge

LinkAmerica, Tulsa, Okla., will buy 575 new trucks and trailers in a bid to improve service and enhance recruiting and retention efforts

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike in Danger of Becoming Insolvent

Pennsylvania Auditor General, Jack Wagner, says the State General Assembly must amend or appeal a rule requiring the Turnpike Commission to provide $450 million a year in infrastructure funding to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

In State of the State, Cuomo Reveals Plans to Better NY Roads and Bridges

In his state of the state address, Cuomo talked about the creation of the NY Works Fund and Task Force. (Photo by Brett Weinstein, via Wikimedia Commons)

In Gov. Cuomo's state of the state address yesterday, he introduced a plan for the New York Works Fund and Task Force, an entity that would make all the funding decisions for roads, bridges, parks, flood control and municipal water systems

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

NTTC Announces New Manager of Member Relations

Monica Mastracco, Manager of Member Relations for NTTC. (Photo by NTTC)

National Tank Truck Carriers announced the addition of Monica Mastracco, the organization's new manager of member relations.

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Seven Bosselman Travel Centers

On Thursday, Pilot Flying J announced its completed purchase of seven Bosselman travel centers in the Midwest

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

December's Class 8 Orders Higher Than Expected

Net orders for Class 8 trucks rose slightly in December. (Photo by Jim Park)

December saw a slight rise in the number of net orders for Class 8 trucks in North America

Tags: Economy

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

Betts Spring Promotes Sixth-generation Leader Bill Betts

Bill Betts, Vice President of Betts Spring. (Photo by Betts Spring)

Betts Spring, a six-generation family-owned and operated company, has promoted William Michael "Bill" Betts to vice president

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