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March 6, 2012 - Industry News

EIA: Crude Price to Average $11 Higher Than Last Year

In its Short-Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says it expects the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to average about $106 per barrel in 2012, $5 per barrel higher than in its previous outlook and $11 per barrel higher than the average price last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Work Starts on I-69 Upgrades to Former Western Kentucky Parkway

New signage is being installed on I-69 along the former Western Kentucky Parkway between Eddyville and the Pennyrile Parkway interchange near Madisonville. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet started installing new Interstate 69 signage along the former Western Kentucky Parkway between Eddyville, Ky., and the Pennyrile Parkway interchange near Madisonville, Ky

Tags: Highways

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Motor Carrier Service, Paramount Freight Named 2012 Best Fleets to Drive For

Motor Carrier Service, Northwood, Ohio, and Paramount Freight Systems, Ft. Myers, Fla., are the overall winners of the fourth annual "Best Fleets to Drive For" survey and contest

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Chairman Stepping Down; Company Names VP/CFO

William M. Lasky, chairman of Accuride Corp.'s board of directors, has decided not to stand for re-election at the company's annual meeting of stockholders on April 24, 2012

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

ATA's Bill Graves to Address Technology Challenges at Pegasus TransTech User Conference

Former Kansas governor and current ATA president will be the keynote speaker at the Pegasus TransTech Users Conference April 18-19 in Clearwater, Fla.

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves will address recent accomplishments in transportation technology by the ATA and the American Transportation Research Institute in his keynote at the Pegasus TransTech Users Conference in Clearwater, Fla., on April 18

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Obama to Visit North Carolina Daimler Trucks Plant

President Obama will visit a Daimler Trucks North America plant in North Carolina today, where he's expected to tout the economy, job growth and fuel-efficiency standards

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza in Northfield, Minn.

Pilot Flying J acquired a travel plaza in Northfield, Minn., located at 8051 Bagley Ave. off Interstate 35 at Exit 69. It will remain open during remodeling, which is expected to be complete in May.

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Prices Increase for Bulk Deliveries

Diesel exhaust fluid prices for tote refills and other bulk deliveries increased between January and February 2011, as suppliers reacted to increasing raw material costs, reports DEF Tracker

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Baseball Executive Billy Beane to Headline Qualcomm Conference

Major League Baseball executive Billy Beane, the subject of Michael Lewis' bestselling book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" and the Oscar-award-winning film "Moneyball," will headline Qualcomm's Vision 2012 Management Conference, June 4-7 in San Diego.

Tags: Events

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Outgoing TCA Chairman Urges Industry to Roll up its Sleeves

ORLANDO, FL -- Gary Salisbury spoke his mind during his last speech as Truckload Carriers Association chairman Monday morning, exhorting the trucking industry to knock off the pettiness and roll up its sleeves and do something to improve trucking's image

Tags: Events, Truckload Carriers Association, Fikes Truck Line

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Ervin Equipment Joins Wabash, Transcraft Dealer Networks

Ervin Equipment joined the dealer network for both Wabash National and its subsidiary, Transcraft

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Ancra Promotes Jim Calico to Executive VP

Ancra International promoted Jim Calico to executive vice president of sales and marketing

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Diesel at Highest Price in More Than a Year

Diesel is up again this week with a 4-cent increase to $4.094 per gallon from $4.051 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration's gas and diesel fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Vanguard Truck Centers Opens Georgia Volvo Location

The new Vanguard Truck Center in Adairsville, Ga., is located at 180 Princeton Blvd., just off I-75.

Vanguard Truck Centers opened its newest full-service Volvo Truck location in Adairsville, Ga

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Expected to Climb in 2012

In spite of a reading of 6.1 for January's Trucking Conditions Index, FTR Associates forecasts a slow climb to strongly positive territory for trucking throughout 2012, with volumes and profits sufficient for investment for growth by year's end

Tags: Economy

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Penske Opens Collision Repair Center in Maryland

Penske Truck Leasing has opened its 17th truck collision repair center, in Annapolis Junction, Md

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Adds to Executive Team

Eddie Wilkinson is the new president of Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake.

Eddie Wilkinson was appointed president of Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, a joint venture of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products

March 4, 2012 - Industry News

Task Force to Tackle Driver Diabetes

Many drivers may not even be aware they have diabetes.

Diabetes in truck drivers is under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated, says a leading trucking physician, and a new medical task force hopes to bring more attention to the issue along with more consistent oversight of drivers with the condition

March 4, 2012 - Industry News

Heavy Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer Death in Miners

In a study of non-metal miners in the United States, federal government scientists found that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increased risk of death from lung cancer. Researchers say the findings suggest other workers exposed to diesel exhaust could also be at risk, but an organization representing the diesel engine industry responded to the study noting that the exhaust coming from today's on-highway engines is vastly cleaner than in the past

March 2, 2012 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Orders Still Healthy in February

Two companies that track commercial vehicle sales say truck orders were down in February, but they're still continuing at a relatively healthy level

Tags: Economy

March 2, 2012 - Industry News

Superior Distributors Marks 50 Years of Business

Superior Distributors Inc. in Elmwood Park, N.J., is celebrating its 50th year in business

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

Movement but Not Much Progress on Highway Bill

As the Senate lumbers through debate on its highway bill, and the House considers changes to its approach, the outcome may be a short-term surface transportation program that preserves funding near current levels.

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt of Council Bluffs to Hold First Truck Show

The first annual Peterbilt of Council Bluffs Truck Show will take place Saturday, May 5 at the dealership in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Tags: Events

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Honors Perdue Farms for Innovative Partnership

Navistar awarded Perdue Farms its Strategic Partnership Award for collaboration to create an ultra lightweight tractor specification and tractor-trailer electronics integration.

Navistar and Barr International Trucks of Salisbury, Md., awarded Perdue Farms a Strategic Partnership Award for collaborating on truck fleet innovations, including an ultra-lightweight tractor specification and fully integrated tractor-trailer electronic controls

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA Announces Beyond Fleet Campaign for Fleet Managers

NAFA Fleet Management Association's new Beyond Fleet campaign seeks to gain executive level recognition for fleet managers, educate fleet managers on their value and worth to their employers and equip fleet managers with the tools they need to sell and promote themselves to their employers

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