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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

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Cuts Class 8 Forecast

FTR Associates this week released a reduced Class 8 production forecast beginning in the second half of 2012.

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Mass. Auto Dealers Association and Right to Repair Reach Compromise

The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association and the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition announced an agreement on compromise "right to repair" legislation that, if passed, would avoid the November ballot question fight

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

2013 HDAW Organizers Set Theme

"Formula for Success - Focus on the Future" is the theme for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013, to be held Jan 21-24, 2013, at the Mirage in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

West Memphis Port to Benefit From $11 Million DOT Grant

West Memphis, Ark., has been awarded a $10.9 million grant to expand the West Memphis Intermodal project, which will increase the industrial and bulk shipping capabilities of the area,

Tags: Intermodal

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Tolls to Be Part of Two Major Bridge Projects

Working together, Kentucky and Indiana will build a new I-65 bridge over the Ohio River, reconstruct the I-64/I-65/I-71 Kennedy Interchange and build a new SR-265 East End facility.

The Federal Highway Administration yesterday announced decisions that allow two major bridge projects to move forward, one on I-95 between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the other on I-65 between Kentucky and Indiana -- and both projects involved tolls

Tags: Highways

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth Helps Students with Real-World Engineering Projects

In front of the new Kenworth T680, from left, Reid Nabarrete, Kenworth assistant general manager for operations, and Jean Jacoby, associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Seattle University.

Seattle University recently recognized Kenworth and Paccar for their support of the Project Center in the university's College of Science and Engineering

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Holland Hiring 450 Drivers to Meet Growing Demand

Holland plans to hire an additional 450 qualified over-the-road and local city drivers throughout the Midwest in the next few months

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

New EPA Emission Proposal Seen Having Little Impact on Trucking

Jefferson County, Ala., home to Birmingham, is one of the areas the EPA projects will fail to meet the proposed standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new standard for fine particle pollution is not likely to have much impact on highway trucking, although it could lead to retrofit requirements and anti-idling regulations in a few places

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Infographic Sheds Light on U.S. Infrastructure

With the current highway bill set to expire on June 30, time is running out for Congress to extend federal funding for U.S. transportation infrastructure. Through a new infographic and progress report, the Council on Foreign Relations is reminding the public exactly where the U.S stands in regard to infrastructure

Tags: Highways

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Oregon DOT: 242 is Not a Truck Route

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants to remind commercial drivers that Oregon 242 is not a truck route

Tags: Highways

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Florida Adding Toll Lanes to Highways

Expect more tolls on Florida highways

Tags: Highways

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Tonnage Down 0.7% Month Over Month, Up 4.1% Year Over Year

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 0.7% in May after falling 1.1% in April.

Tags: Economy

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Washington State Says Weigh Station Innovations Saving Truckers Time

The new Spokane port of entry has a customized weight enforcement and commercial vehicle inspection solution from International Road Dynamics that integrates vehicle identification, credential screening and data collection.

Technology allowed more than 1.1 million commercial vehicles to bypass weigh stations in Washington State last year, according to the Gray Notebook, the Washington State Department of Transportation's quarterly performance report

Tags: Highways

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Dedicated Names Senior VP-Sales

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., hired Paul Bowman as the senior vice president of sales for its dedicated services business. This is a new position

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Ground, Freight Segments Drive FedEx Quarterly Earnings

FedEx Ground revenue beat analysts' expectations, with record operating margins of 20 percent.

FedEx reported higher quarterly earnings, with year-over-year drops for its FedEx Express segment more than made up for by better performance in its FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight segments, with record operating income for FedEx Ground

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

IdleAir Announces More Locations

IdleAir, which offers drivers and fleets an alternative to idling overnight, is now owned by Convoy Solutions LLC.

IdleAir, which provides HVAC, electricity, TV and Internet services at truckstops, announced the opening of more locations this summer

June 18, 2012 - Industry News

HDAW 2013 Conference Leadership Announced

Organizers of the eighth annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week announced its new leadership team for the conference, to be held January 21-24, 2013, at The Mirage in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

June 18, 2012 - Industry News

Truckable Economic Activity Up in 1Q 2012

Truckable Economic Activity, a trucking-specific economic indicator developed by MacKay & Company, posted another advance in the first quarter of 2012, paced by gains in four of its five components.

Tags: Economy

June 18, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Five More Cents, Oil Prices Fall to Nearly $83

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to drop for the 10th straight week, and European economy concerns are still affecting oil prices

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 18, 2012 - Industry News

HOS Court Battle Starts Next Month

The court battle over the hours-of-service rule gets under way in July, according to a schedule posted last week by the appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has consolidated lawsuits by a number of trucking groups that believe the rule is too restrictive, and by several safety advocacy groups that believe the rule is too liberal

June 18, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens 300th Restaurant

Pilot Flying J celebrated its 300th company-owned-and-operated restaurant with the opening of a Huddle House in its new Pilot Travel Center location in Anna, Texas, on June 11

June 18, 2012 - Industry News

A&S Services Acquires Kinard Trucking

Based in York, Pa., Kinard is a provider of short-haul trucking and warehousing services.

A&S Services Group LLC has acquired all of the assets of Kinard Trucking Inc. and its affiliates. The terms of the asset purchase were not disclosed

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