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November 27, 2011 - Industry News

Used Truck Volumes Slip in October

Reported volumes of used Classes 3-8 truck sales slipped back into negative territory in October, after enjoying a recovery in September. Scarce inventory and sustained demand may be the cause

Tags: Economy

November 27, 2011 - Industry News

New Mercedes Actros Named European Truck of the Year 2012

Mercedes' new Actros model last week was named the International Truck of the Year 2012 at the Trailer 2011 exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium

November 23, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins to Expand Test Center in North Carolina

Cummins says it will invest $24 million over three years to expand the research and development capabilities at its technical center in North Charleston, S.C.

November 23, 2011 - Industry News

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Tags: Events

November 23, 2011 - Industry News

Final Rule Posted Banning Handheld Cell Phone Use by Truck Drivers

Interstate truck and bus drivers will soon be prohibited from using handheld cell phones while operating their vehicles, under a final joint rule announced today from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

Below-Trend Recovery Continues, Hindered by Policy Uncertainty

The National Association for Business Economics expects moderate economic growth through 2012, with little likelihood of another recession or an outbreak of inflation

Tags: Economy

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

OSHA Issues Order, Damages Against Heartland Transportation Inc.

An Andersonville, Tenn.-based contract mail carrier has been ordered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to reinstate a former employee and pay $62,090 in compensatory and punitive damages plus more than two years of back wages, interest, benefits and attorney's fees

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

Brokers Paying More Than Shippers in Fewer Lanes in Q3

Trucking companies received the highest rates from freight brokers and intermediaries in 13% of lanes in the third quarter, compared to 24 percent in Q2

Tags: Economy

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

Purolator Launches HD Filter Product Website

Purolator Filters' new website is directed specifically to all those involved in servicing, and supplying filters for, heavy-duty vehicles

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Shows Economy is Not Sliding into Recession

October's tonnage reading was just 4.4% below the index's all-time high in January 2005.

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.5% in October after rising a revised 1.5% in September 2011

Tags: Economy

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

TCI Tire Centers Opens Two Locations

TCi Tire Centers has opened a new commercial service center in Irvine, Calif. while relocating and expanding its Tulsa, Ok. outlet

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Unveil New Tow Plow

The tow plow costs between $99,000 and $106,000 based on equipment. Photo by MoDOT.

Motorists using the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate highways this winter will be in for a bit of a surprise. In addition to traditional plows, snow removal crews will also be using a 30-foot-long, tow-behind snowplows

Tags: Highways, Winter Driving

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Climbs North of $4 as Oil Slips on Recurring Economic Worries

For the first time since May, the national average price of a gallon of diesel has topped the four-dollar mark

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

FreightWatch Warns of Increased Incidents of Cargo Theft over Thanksgiving Weekend

Last year, FreightWatch reported that cargo crime increases by 28% over holiday periods and that Thanksgiving weekend recorded the most cargo theft activity of all holiday periods in the United States

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Transportation Authority Warns of Increased Traffic as Intercounty Connector Opens

The Maryland Transportation Authority and State Highway Administration are warning of increased traffic in the area of the Intercounty Connector/MD 200 as the highway's second segment opens today

Tags: Highways

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

National Motorists Association Throws Down the Gauntlet on Red Light Cameras

The National Motorists Association (NMA) is challenging cities to do away with ticket-producing red-light cameras and replace them with traffic engineering solutions to combat red-light running. They're putting $10,000 on the table that says safety can be improved without tickets

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations Hit Record Levels

Used commercial vehicle registrations for Classes 3-8 in the U.S. during the first three quarters of 2011 reached record levels at 649,900 units, surpassing the previous record for the first nine months of a calendar year by 23.9%

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

DriveCam Accelerates Growth with New Funding and Strategic Acquisition

To continue funding rapid growth and market expansion, DriveCam, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to raise $85 million in investment capital from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XI, L.P

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Horton Marks 6 Million Fan Drives Produced at Britton, S.D., Plant

Horton's Britton, S.D., plant celebrated the production of its six millionth fan drive on Nov. 15. The fan drive was manufactured for longtime Horton customer FleetPride, Inc. of The Woodlands, Texas

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

NATSO and WPMA Tap the Power of Partnership

Two conventions, two locations, one registration fee: NATSO Members and WPMA Marketer Members who register for one trade show will also be registered to attend the neighboring show at no additional cost

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Research Reveals Motor Carrier CSA Perspectives

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a report detailing impact CSA has had on the daily operations of trucking companies

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Hits Six-Month High in October: ACT

Class 8 new and net orders rose to six month highs in October, to 29,824 and 28,026 units, respectively

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Small Business Administration Proposes Size Standards Increase for Truck Renting and Leasing Industry

The Small Business Administration has issued a proposed rule to increase small business size standards for several industries under the North American Industry Classification System, including the truck renting and leasing industry

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Ups Rates by 4.9% for 2012

UPS has new published rates for 2012, including a net increase of 4.9% for UPS Ground packages and a net increase of 4.9% on all UPS Air services and U.S.-origin international shipments

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Hornish Finishes 1st at Phoenix, 7th at Homestead, but Alliance Feels Its NASCAR Sponsorship is a Consistent Winner

Penske Racing's Number 12 Dodge, driven by Sam Hornish Jr., who won at Phoenix last week but finished seventh at Homestead Miami Raceway yesterday.

Alliance Truck Parts hopes its NASCAR marketing involvement will help propel its growth, and believes it's starting to see results, said John O'Leary, a senior vice president at Daimler Trucks North America who manages the builder's aftermarket arm

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