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January 31, 2012 - Industry News

November Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 12.7% Year-over-year

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico was 12.7% higher in November 2011 than in November 2010, totaling $76.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Worldwide Equipment New East Trailer Dealer

Worldwide Equipment was named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Arsenault Names New CEO, Charles Arsenault Retires

Jack Boetefuer will take over for Charles Arsenault as CEO of Arsenault Associates.

Arsenault Associates announced that Jack Boetefuer is the company's new CEO. Boetefuer will replace previous CEO Charles Arsenault

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Dana Opens Distribution Center in Hungary

Dana Holding Corp. opened a new distribution center in Gyor, Hungary, marking the first step in the company's plans to establish a global aftermarket distribution network

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Adds 10 Asian Ports to Pacific Promise Service

Old Dominion Freight Line expanded its Pacific Promise less-than-container load service to 10 additional ports in eight countries in Asia. This follows a 40% increase in shipments from the continent in 2011

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Rock Slide Closes Westbound I-40 For Weeks In North Carolina

A rock slide near Exit 451 on I-40 West closed the road near US 276, Exit 20, West of Asheville, N.C., in Haywood County near the Tennessee state line

Tags: Highways

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Partners with TMSA to Promote Diversity in Marketing

The Women In Trucking Association is partnering with the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association to recognize best practices in reflecting diversity in transportation marketing

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Reports Record 4Q Results

UPS announced fourth quarter 2011 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.28, a 21% improvement from 2010's fourth quarter

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Sets Penalties for Emissions Non-Compliance

Navistar Inc. may have to pay penalties of up to $1,900 per engine if it cannot meet heavy diesel emission standards, according to a new Environmental Protection Agency rule

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Options Media to Acquire Illume Software

Options Media Group Holdings will acquire 100% of the stock of Illume Software Inc., a Boston-based mobile software company that created iZup software, a solution to cellphone-related distracted driving

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas prices Rise, Oil Falls

This week, U.S. diesel prices increased by less than a tenth of a cent to $3.850 from $3.848. However, the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and West Coast regions all saw very slight price decreases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

TransAxle Named Remanufacturer of the Year

During its annual summit in Las Vegas, the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association awarded TransAxle LLC its Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year award

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Announces Law Department Moves

American Trucking Associations announced two personnel moves: the promotion of Prasad Sharma to senior vice president and general counsel and the hiring of Richard Pianka as the association's new vice president and deputy chief counsel

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Cool Cargoes Track at TPM Conference to Highlight Range of Refrigerated Transport Issues

The first ever Cool Cargoes track at the 2012 TPM conference March 5-6 in Long Beach, Calif., will focus on the growth and capacity issues of the global cold chain

Tags: Intermodal

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Announces Division Winners of 2011 National Fleet Safety Awards

The Truckload Carriers Association announced the division winners of its 36th annual National Fleet Safety Awards

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics to Hire 3,500 Associates in 2012

Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics plan to hire approximately 3,300 U.S. positions and 200 positions in Canada during 2012

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

2012 Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show Will Stress Truck Safety Issues

The 50th Anniversary Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show will stress the importance of safety in the industry

Tags: Events

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Tennessee Highway Patrol Teams Up with CargoNet

CargoNet announced a new alliance with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to combat stolen goods in transit in Tennessee and surrounding states

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Names Vice President and General Manager of Charging

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced Mark McCollough is the new vice president and general manager for the charging business

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Odyne Systems Delivers Seven Hybrid System Work Trucks Throughout Wisconsin

Hybrid system maker Odyne Systems LLC has delivered seven trucks featuring the Odyne advanced plug-in hybrid propulsion system to utilities and municipalities in Wisconsin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 29, 2012 - Industry News

Hours of Service: Did FMCSA Find a Sweet Spot?

Almost no one is happy about the new hours of service rule. Maybe that means the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made the moves that will lead to stability, at long last. Or maybe not

January 27, 2012 - Industry News

Fourth Quarter Real GDP Increase Best Since 2Q 2010

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that real gross domestic product, the output of goods and services produced in the United States, increased at an annual rate of 2.8% in the fourth quarter of 2011

Tags: Economy

January 27, 2012 - Industry News

Biodiesel Production Breaks 1 Billion Gallon Mark in 2011

The U.S. biodiesel industry produced more than 1 billion gallons of fuel in 2011, a key milestone

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 27, 2012 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Reports Profits in Fourth Quarter, Full Year

Arkansas Best Corp. announced fourth quarter 2011 earnings of $0.05 per share, compared to a fourth quarter 2010 loss of $0.12 per share. For the entire year, Arkansas Best's earnings were $0.23 per share versus a loss of $1.30 per share in 2010

January 27, 2012 - Industry News

BTS Releases Interactive State Transportation Facts and Figures

The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics released State Transportation Facts and Figures, an interactive web transportation mapping application that allows customers to find and download state-by-state transportation data, comparisons and rankings

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