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June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Teamsters to Open Early Negotiations with UPS

Teamster leaders voted unanimously to start early negotiations Sept. 27 for the national UPS and UPS Freight contracts covering about 250,000 union members nationwide

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Judge Rules Against Speed Limiters

An Ontario trial judge recently tossed out a ticket under the province's speed limiter legislation, ruling that speed limiters are unsafe and violate a truck driver's right to personal safety. However, advocates for the devices say the ruling does not affect Ontario's speed limiter law

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Names Senior VP, Corporate Communications

Gary Foster has joined Clean Energy Fuels Corp. as senior vice president, corporate communications

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle Appoints Director of Fleet Maintenance

A. Duie Pyle, a Northeast transportation and logistics provider, has appointed Dan Carrano as director of fleet maintenance at the company's headquarters in West Chester, Pa

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Michelin, TIA Release CSA Tire Inspection Training Video

In conjunction with Tire Safety Week, Michelin North America and the Tire Industry Association have partnered on a free training video for the tire and transportation industries. "CSA Tire Inspection" covers the guidelines for inspecting truck tires under the new Compliance, Safety, Accountability progra

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Shell, TA Team up to Offer LNG

The proposed plans include constructing more than 200 LNG fuel lanes at about 100 TA and Petro locations throughout the country.

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced that starting in 2013, they plan to sell liquefied natural gas to on-highway customers through the existing network of full-service TA and Petro fueling centers. (LNG is viewed as a more suitable alternative fuel for long-haul operations because it has more range than compressed natural gas, or CNG.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Makes Management Changes After Worse-Than-Expected Second Quarter Results

At the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, the introduction of the International LoadStar was one highlight of Navistar's huge booth.

After "unacceptable performance" in its first-half results, Navistar today announced management changes along with a $172 million loss for the second quarter

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Bridgestone's Ecopia Road Show in Full Swing

Bridgestone plans 24 stops for its Ecopia Roadshow Tour.

Belle Tire in Allen Park, Mich., hosted the fifth stop on Bridgestone's Ecopia Road Show tour, yesterday. The event brought customers and sales people together to discover the benefits of Ecopia low-rolling-resistance tires

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Economist Offers Mixed News at Vision Conference

Infrastructure spending could help the economy, but such a measure is not likely to make it through the current Congress, Gin said.

The economy is growing, albeit not enough to put a major dent in unemployment, says one economist, who also believes international events may have more influence on the U.S. economy than President Obama

Tags: Economy

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Biodiesel Curriculum Earns Certification

The National Automotive Technician Education Foundation officially awarded the Automotive Service Excellence accreditation to the National Biodiesel Board's Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians curriculum

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Maryland I-895 Summer Bridge Work to Cause Major Delays

Motorists should anticipate major delays, especially during morning and evening rush hours and weekend peak-travel periods MAT and use I-95 and I-695 (Francis Scott Key Bridge) as alternate routes to I-895.

The Maryland Transportation authority is warning drivers that a repair project on the I-895 "K-truss" bridge over CSX Transportation, between Exit 8 and Exit 7, south of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll plaza, will cause major delays this summer

Tags: Highways

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Western Nevada Kenworth Opens Dealership in Reno-Sparks Area

Western Nevada Kenworth opened a 20,000-square-foot, full-service dealership in Sparks, Nev

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends 10-Year Driving Record, Use of Safety Technology Following Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board called for states to provide a 10-year driving history on prospective employees of motor carriers, along with onboard safety monitoring and speed limiting systems in commercial vehicles, as part of its report on a 2011 bus crash in New York, N.Y

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Oak Grove, Mo. Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Tomorrow

The Oak Grove 70 Petro, located at I-70 Exit 28 in Oak Grove, Mo., will hold its 14th Annual Truckers Jamboree June 8-9, rain or shine

Tags: Events

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

Qualcomm Hours of Service Used by More Than 500 Fleets

SAN DIEGO - More than 500 fleets encompassing more than 140,000 users now use Qualcomm's Hours of Service application, QHOS, the company announced at its Vision 2012 User's Conference this week

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Trucks Still in Demand

When it comes to aerodynamic versus traditionally-styled sleeper tractors, owner-operator trucks are still commanding a premium in the used-truck market despite the importance of fuel economy, according toa blog post by the National Automobile Dealer Association

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

Massachusetts Right to Repair Surpasses Ballot Petition Goal

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition achieved its final goal of attaining 20,000 voter signatures in its ballot campaign, well above the 11,000 required. The final batch of certified signatures will be delivered to the state Secretary of State's office ahead of the early-July deadline

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period for SMS Preview

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is giving carriers more time to comment on the proposed changes to its Safety Measurement System.

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

DOT: Trucks Hauling Sand, Water for Fracking Not Exempt from HOS Rules

Drivers of tankers delivering to fracking sites are not eligible for the oil-field hours of service exemption.

Truck drivers hauling water and sand to U.S. oil and natural gas shale drilling sites don't qualify for a special oil-field service equipment exemption to extend their daily driving hours.

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Orders up Moderately in May

After four months of decline, North American Class 8 truck orders took a modest upturn in May. Order activity is not where many hoped it would be at this point in the recovery, but analysts say the industry is still relatively healthy

Tags: Economy

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

PHH FirstFleet Hires Vice President of Sales

PHH Arval hired Mike Quimby as vice president of sales for PHH FirstFleet, the truck and equipment division of PHH Arval

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

University of the Aftermarket Recruiting for Leadership Class

The University of the Aftermarket is recruiting for its next Leadership 2.0 class, an intensive post-graduate style leadership and business skills education experience designed to promote the development of the next generation of aftermarket leaders

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Power Plants Switching Fast to Gas, Reports Say

Generation of electricity by natural gas grew dramatically last year, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Pushes for FMCSA Response on Crash Accountability

The American Trucking Associations continues to prod the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change its approach to measuring crash accountability in its CSA safety enforcement program. Yesterday, the association challenged the agency to release a study it has done on the feasibility of using police reports to gauge crash accountability

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue Downward Trend; Oil Ends Higher

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to fall this week, with both fuels dropping about 30 cents since April, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Oil prices, which have fallen sharply in the past few months, ended higher on Monday after the euro rose against the dollar

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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