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November 22, 2011 - Industry News

TCI Tire Centers Opens Two Locations

TCi Tire Centers has opened a new commercial service center in Irvine, Calif. while relocating and expanding its Tulsa, Ok. outlet

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Unveil New Tow Plow

The tow plow costs between $99,000 and $106,000 based on equipment. Photo by MoDOT.

Motorists using the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate highways this winter will be in for a bit of a surprise. In addition to traditional plows, snow removal crews will also be using a 30-foot-long, tow-behind snowplows

Tags: Highways, Winter Driving

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Climbs North of $4 as Oil Slips on Recurring Economic Worries

For the first time since May, the national average price of a gallon of diesel has topped the four-dollar mark

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

FreightWatch Warns of Increased Incidents of Cargo Theft over Thanksgiving Weekend

Last year, FreightWatch reported that cargo crime increases by 28% over holiday periods and that Thanksgiving weekend recorded the most cargo theft activity of all holiday periods in the United States

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Transportation Authority Warns of Increased Traffic as Intercounty Connector Opens

The Maryland Transportation Authority and State Highway Administration are warning of increased traffic in the area of the Intercounty Connector/MD 200 as the highway's second segment opens today

Tags: Highways

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

National Motorists Association Throws Down the Gauntlet on Red Light Cameras

The National Motorists Association (NMA) is challenging cities to do away with ticket-producing red-light cameras and replace them with traffic engineering solutions to combat red-light running. They're putting $10,000 on the table that says safety can be improved without tickets

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations Hit Record Levels

Used commercial vehicle registrations for Classes 3-8 in the U.S. during the first three quarters of 2011 reached record levels at 649,900 units, surpassing the previous record for the first nine months of a calendar year by 23.9%

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

DriveCam Accelerates Growth with New Funding and Strategic Acquisition

To continue funding rapid growth and market expansion, DriveCam, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to raise $85 million in investment capital from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XI, L.P

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Horton Marks 6 Million Fan Drives Produced at Britton, S.D., Plant

Horton's Britton, S.D., plant celebrated the production of its six millionth fan drive on Nov. 15. The fan drive was manufactured for longtime Horton customer FleetPride, Inc. of The Woodlands, Texas

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

NATSO and WPMA Tap the Power of Partnership

Two conventions, two locations, one registration fee: NATSO Members and WPMA Marketer Members who register for one trade show will also be registered to attend the neighboring show at no additional cost

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Research Reveals Motor Carrier CSA Perspectives

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a report detailing impact CSA has had on the daily operations of trucking companies

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Hits Six-Month High in October: ACT

Class 8 new and net orders rose to six month highs in October, to 29,824 and 28,026 units, respectively

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Small Business Administration Proposes Size Standards Increase for Truck Renting and Leasing Industry

The Small Business Administration has issued a proposed rule to increase small business size standards for several industries under the North American Industry Classification System, including the truck renting and leasing industry

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Ups Rates by 4.9% for 2012

UPS has new published rates for 2012, including a net increase of 4.9% for UPS Ground packages and a net increase of 4.9% on all UPS Air services and U.S.-origin international shipments

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Hornish Finishes 1st at Phoenix, 7th at Homestead, but Alliance Feels Its NASCAR Sponsorship is a Consistent Winner

Penske Racing's Number 12 Dodge, driven by Sam Hornish Jr., who won at Phoenix last week but finished seventh at Homestead Miami Raceway yesterday.

Alliance Truck Parts hopes its NASCAR marketing involvement will help propel its growth, and believes it's starting to see results, said John O'Leary, a senior vice president at Daimler Trucks North America who manages the builder's aftermarket arm

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Hoffa Easily Wins Another Term as Teamsters Head

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James P. Hoffa easily won a fourth five-year term a president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week, winning 60% of the 230,000-plus votes

November 18, 2011 - Industry News

Drivers: Hang on to Those Medical Certificates

Truck drivers must continue to keep a copy of their medical certificate with them for another year, while states gear up to implement an electronic system for tracking the certificates

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Research Reveals Motor Carrier CSA Perspectives

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a report detailing impact CSA has impacted the daily operations of trucking companies

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Asks OMB to Consider if 'Legitimate' Reasons Exist for Hours Change

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves, has written to Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, asking whether any "legitimate reason" exists to change the current HOS rules

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Chief to Head 2012 MEMA Board

Joseph J. (Joe) McAleese, president and CEO, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, has been elected as 2012 chairman of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Board of Directors

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Total Truck Parts enhances Senior Executive Management Team

Total Truck Parts, Inc. has added two of its key managers to its Senior Executive Management Team

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop moves to No. 7 on Forbes' List

Love's Travel Stops has been named No. 7 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies.Love's made the biggest move on the list of 212 companies, jumping 11 spots from last year's ranking of No. 18

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco Honored by Wabash National

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems recently received the 2011 Platinum Supplier Award from Wabash National Corp. It is the only supplier to receive this award for four consecutive years

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Containerized Exports Climb for 8th Consecutive Quarter

Westbound trans-Pacific volumes represented 56% of total U.S. containerized exports.

Strong demand for agricultural products in Asia drove U.S. containerized exports up by 6.7% in the third quarter. Total U.S. containerized export volume is up 8.3% through the first nine months of 2011

Tags: Intermodal

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Cambridge Security Seals Launches U.S. Production

Cambridge Security Seals has completed its first month of shipping orders produced at its automated manufacturing facility in Pomona, New York

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