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July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Allies File Amicus Brief on HOS

The National Retail Federation says any change in supply chain policy should be based solely on science and fact. Photo by Jim Park.

The National Retail Federation joined a coalition of manufacturers, shippers and transportation providers to file an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals opposing new hours-of-service rules

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Goes Cardless

Love's Travel Stops has completed its first live RFID customer fuel transaction

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Used Truck Industry Sends Mixed Signals

June used truck sales grew 8% over May, but lagged June 2011 and the first six months of 2011, while pricing appears to be slowing a little more rapidly than was previously expected

Tags: Economy

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Carb to Focus on Compliance in August

The California Air Resources Board has designated August as "Gear Up for Clean Truck Month."

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Makes Third Appearance on Inbound Logistics' G75 List

For the third time, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was named to the Inbound Logistics' annual list of green supply chain partners

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade Rises in May

Imports in May rose 62.5% since May 2002, while exports were up 85.9%.

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico totaled $83.8 billion in May, unadjusted for inflation

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Makes Second Indiana Acquisition

FleetPride has acquired the assets of Midwest Brake & Wheel, Inc. and Gille Company, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana. This acquisition marks FleetPride's second entrance into the Indiana market

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Landstar Reports Record 2Q Earnings

Landstar System reported record second quarter revenue and earnings per share

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Kansas Adds Online IFTA Filing

Submitting International Fuel Tax Agreement Quarterly Tax Returns just got easier for Kansas-based motor carriers, thanks to the Kansas Department of Revenue's Kansas IFTA Quarterly Filings application.

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

HDMA Names New Director of Membership Development

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association named Beth Barkovich as the director of membership development

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

McLeod Software Announces User Conference

McLeod Software's 2012 Users' Conference will take place September 16‐18 in the Sheraton Birmingham Convention Center in Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Events

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Safety Groups Challenge Hours Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration erred when it preserved the 34-hour restart and 11-hour driving limit in driver work rules, truck safety advocates told a federal appeals court

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops open 38th Location

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops' newest location is in Bellemont, Ariz., at I-40 Exit 185

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Midwest Brake & Wheel

Truck and trailer parts giant FleetPride has acquired the assets of Midwest Brake & Wheel and Gille Company

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Indiana Police Targeting 'Hot Trucks'

A new law has helped Indiana State Police target trucks that aren't keeping food at proper temperatures.

Indiana State Police have stepped up enforcement of what are being called "hot trucks" -- refrigerated trucks found to be delivering food that's not being kept at the proper temperature. On July 1, a new state law went into effect that gave the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Indiana State Police the authority to stop suspected "hot" trucks

July 27, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Says Potential Diesel Shortage Averted in Northeast

The U.S. Department of Energy now says an expected shortage of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel and gasoline in the Northeast will not be as bad as initially feared

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 27, 2012 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Numbers Show Downward Trend in Metal Heists

The value of cargo thefts in the second quarter dropped, according to FreightWatch International, with a drop in the number of metal thefts

July 27, 2012 - Industry News

Some Drought-Stricken States Lift Trucking Regs for Relief

Governors in some Midwestern states are easing trucking regulations for trucks providing relief to farmers hard-hit by the continuing drought

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Million-Mile Engine Teardown Tests EcoPower Re-Refined Oil

A bearing from one of the million-mile engines, left, compared to a brand-new bearing.

Safety-Kleen Systems this week showcased a million-mile teardown of two Cummins ISX engines that have been running its Eco-Power re-refined engine oil since 2008. You're probably familiar with the name Safety-Kleen as a longtime maker of parts washers. You may even know that they provide used oil disposal. You may not know that it turns some of that used oil into re-refined engine oils

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Services to Acquire LINC Logistics Company

Universal Truckload Services, Warren, Mich., will acquire LINC Logistics Company, an asset- third-party logistics profider, in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $335 million

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders, Shipments Up, but Plane Orders Skew Numbers

Durable goods orders rose more than expected last month, by 1.6%, but it was largely due to a surge in aircraft orders. These long-lasting manufactured products, such as washers and dryers, toasters and aircraft, make up a major source of trucking freight

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion's 78-Year History Showcased in Corporate Biography

The 78-year history of Old Dominion Freight Line, a major less-than-truckload and logistics provider based in Thomasville, N.C., is chronicled in a new book

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Record Parts and Service Revenues

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, reported $17.4 million in net income for the second quarter, up from $12.5 million the same quarter a year ago

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

'Historic Highway Convoy' Slated for Sept. 6-15

The American Truck Historical Society's first Historic Highway Convoy is scheduled for September 6-15 on Route 66 from Illinois to Californi

Tags: Events

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

ATD: Mixed New-Truck Climate Not Affecting Used-Truck Pricing

Used-truck pricing stayed high in June, even as new-truck orders fell, according to Chris Visser, senior analyst for American Truck Dealers Official Commercial Truck Guide

Tags: Economy

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