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October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic to be Up 2.6% in October

The Global Port Tracker report predicts October will be the busiest shipping month for 2011.

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.6% in October over the same month last year and should reach its highest level of the year as retailers stock up for the holiday season

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Roll-Tite Tarping Systems Acquired by Capital Partners

Capital Partners, a private investment firm located in Greenwich, Conn. has added Roll-Tite LLC to its portfolio of innovative small to mid-sized manufacturing companies with unique technologies

Tags: Tarping

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

JX Enterprises Adds Two New Dealer Locations in Indiana

JX Enterprises has added two new full-service dealerships in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis - expanding the JXE network to 15 locations

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

CN Acquires More Energy-Efficient Intermodal Equipment

CN has purchased 200 efficient EcoTherm containers to increase customer efficiency and help reduce energy consumption in its temperature-sensitive intermodal markets

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Moving Industry's Annual Safety Conference Coming to Baltimore

Sessions exploring solutions to the top safety challenges currently facing the professional moving industry highlight the 2011 National Safety & Operations Conference Nov. 9-10 in Baltimore, Md., the annual event sponsored by the American Moving & Storage Association

Tags: Events

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Kenworth's 2012 Calendar now Available

The new 2012 Kenworth Calendar is now available in wall and appointment formats, and features images of six of "The World's Best Trucks.

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

ATA, TCA Unite in Call for Increased Truck Productivity

The American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association came together at the conclusion of ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in Dallas this week to call on policy makers to allow for increased truck productivity

October 17, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Market Volumes, Rates Increase in September

TransCore's September North American Freight Index rose 3.2% compared to August and 45% compared to September 2010. September marked the highest same-month spot-market freight availability since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Tags: Economy

October 17, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Up 8 Cents from Last Week, Oil Drops on Euro Debt Concerns

The average price for diesel fuel at pumps across the country leapt 8 cents this week, putting the brakes on a five-week slide. Meanwhile, fears of a slowdown in the global economy and renewed uncertainty over European debt drove oil prices 42 cents lower on Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 17, 2011 - Industry News

Dan England Named 67th Chairman of American Trucking Associations

Dan England

Dan England, chairman of C.R. England Inc., Salt Lake City, has been chosen to become the American Trucking Associations' 67th chairman

October 17, 2011 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo to Sponsor Key Outreach and Image Programs

Mack Trucks, Inc. will once again sponsor the Share the Road highway safety outreach program in 2012, while Volvo will continue its sponsorship of America's Road Team

October 17, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Roehl, Stagecoach for Safety Focus

Safety-centric company cultures and outstanding performance records earned Roehl Transport and Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution the 2011 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

October 17, 2011 - Industry News

ATA's Graves: Inviting Road Ahead, but Industry Support Needed for Advocacy Efforts

Bill Graves

While the road for trucking ahead is "long and inviting," the American Trucking Associations needs more buy-in from the trucking industry to help it improve its chances of winning the legislative and regulatory battles it's fighting, ATA President Bill Graves told members during the opening session of the group's annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Dallas yesterday

October 17, 2011 - Industry News

"All Eyes on the Economy" Panel Offers Insights into Trucking, Energy, Growth

A panel of economic experts said while economic growth will still be too slow to make a dent in unemployment numbers, they don't see the United States sliding into a double-dip recession - and trucking can outperform the macro economy, especially if manufacturing continues to grow as it has been

Tags: Economy

October 17, 2011 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco Forms Strategic Alliance with Takata

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems and Takata Corp.'s U.S. subsidiary, TK Holdings, Inc., have signed a letter of intent to establish a strategic alliance in which the companies will work together to develop new active safety systems products for North American commercial vehicles

October 17, 2011 - Industry News

Dunbar Armored Selects Freightliner Hybrids

Dunbar Armored has taken delivery of the first-ever hybrid-electric armored truck -- a Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid. The company's new hybrid truck will see service in California.

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Truck Tire Care Joins Michelin Commercial Service Network

Love's Truck Tire Care will now offer industry-leading service to trucking fleets as part of the Michelin Commercial Service Network. Love's is also offering select Michelin Retread Technologies tread designs at its more than 100 U.S. tire care centers this month

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Investor Carl Icahn Buys Stake in Navistar Following Recent Grab of Oshkosh Stock

Wallstreeters are wondering if billionaire investor, Carl Icahn, has set his sights on an amalgamation between Navistar and Oshkosh. Icahn, has a history of buying positions in companies he considers to be underperforming and then pushing for change

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Up 0.4% in August: BTS

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4% in August from July, reaching the highest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index, released late last week

Tags: Economy

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Renamed Detroit; to Include All Powertrain Components

The new Detroit brand will retains the familiar circular logo with swirling arrows.

Daimler Trucks North America is dropping "Diesel" from the venerable Detroit Diesel name, leaving the brand free to include other powertrain components and perhaps other types of engines.

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Titan Trailers to Open New Sub-assembly Facility

Titan's new 60,000 sq. ft. facility is ideally suited as a sub-assembly operation and will facilitate production.

Titan Trailers is expanding its manufacturing capacity with a new sub-assembly facility dedicated to running gear production. The new facility will be located in Tillsonburg, Ontario

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Opens New Tacoma Location

TEC Equipment, Inc. has opened a new commercial truck leasing and rental facility in Tacoma-Fife, Wash. This location is an authorized Volvo Truck Leasing Systems and Mack Leasing Systems franchise and a NationaLease member

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Expect Major Delays through Snoqualmie Pass All This Week

Drivers will face delays of two hours or more on Snoqualmie Pass all this week. Crews will be closing one lane of eastbound Interstate 90 for six days straight as they prepare to open a brand new section of highway

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Unveils Issues Update Site

The Truckload Carriers Association conducted several business meetings in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, over the weekend. One of the most popular items on the agenda was a live demonstration of TCA's newest member benefit, "Issues Update."

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Vipar HD Teams up with Meritor to Offer 3PL Services to Suppliers

Vipar Heavy Duty announced a new program with Meritor Aftermarket Services to offer third-party logistics services to the Vipar Heavy Duty supplier community

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