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October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Tank Carriers Seek Relief from Pending Rules

Proposed wetlines rules have twice been rejected by regulators on grounds that costs exceeded benefits. Photo by Jim Park.

Tank carriers are asking the Department of Transportation to drop a pair of rules-in-progress on grounds that they are unnecessary and ineffective. John Conley, president of the National Tank Truck Carriers, the industry's national association, asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to consider withdrawing two proposals that fit President Obama's description as putting "an unnecessary burden on businesses."

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Electronics & Mechatronics Clinic Set for BIG R Show

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association's Electronics & Mechatronics Division International BIG R Show Clinic is scheduled for Monday, October 31st from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

EFS and TCH Create Joint Venture; Plan to Merge Businesses

First Data Corp. and Transportation Clearing House have announced plans to create a joint venture company. Both companies provide unique services that, when combined, will be a leading payment card provider to the transportation industry, according to the announcement

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Shipper Group Launches Video Campaign for Heavier Trucks

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity has launched a digital video campaign to rally support for federal truck weight reform legislation known as the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act (SETA), S. 747, H.R. 763

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Donates $1.1 Million to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Love's Travel Stops raised a record $1.1 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country during its annual five-week fundraising campaign. More than 270 Love's locations sold paper donation hearts in the amounts of $1, $5, and $20

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

New Pilot Flying J Opens in Missouri

Pilot Flying J has opened a newly acquired travel center located at Highway 13 South and U.S. 54 in Collins, Mo. It is currently being remodeled to include full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

Carriers Backing Away from New Truck Buying Plans

The recent Third Quarter 2011 Transport Capital Partners (TCP) Business Expectations Survey found that only 5% of carriers are planning to add 16% or more capacity in the next year, down from 29% that had such plans six months ago

Tags: Economy

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

Arrow Now Accepting Nominations for "Back On The Road" 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, Arrow Truck Sales' Back On The Road program will put a deserving trucker back on the road. This year, Mack Trucks will be the presenting sponsor

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Net Orders Better Than Expected in September

Preliminary net orders for North America heavy and medium commercial vehicles, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC, continue to show month-over-month improvement in Septembe

Tags: Economy

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Reorganizes Truck Operations

Denny Slagle will head up the new Group Trucks Sales and Marketing Americas.

The Volvo Group is reorganizing its various truck-making companies into regional sales and marketing units and two central product development and production units, rather than organizing them via the four brand companies (Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks and UD Trucks)

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

CVSN Appoints New Officers, Directors

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network appointed new officers and three new directors at the recent CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit in Washington, D.C

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Watchdog Agency Offers Course Correction on CSA

The CSA truck safety enforcement program is missing pieces and is behind schedule, so it's too soon to tell how effective it will be, but data gathered so far suggests that it will be an improvement over the old enforcement system, says the Government Accountability Office

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Iowa DOT to Reopen I-29 in Southwest Iowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation plans to reopen Interstate 29 later this week from the Missouri state line to U.S. 34 (exit 32) near Pacific Junction. Portions of this section of the interstate have been closed since June 15

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down Again; Crude Oil At One-Year Low

National on-highway diesel prices fell by 3.7 cents last week to average $3.749 per gallon. The pace of falling prices decelerated from the previous week's 4.7-cent drop

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana, Kentucky Announce Plans For Sherman Minton Bridge Repairs

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said the two states have agreed on a solution to repair the Sherman Minton Bridge following three weeks of inspection, testing and analysis

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

IANA To Offer Roadside Inspection Webinar on Oct. 12

The Intermodal Association of North America will offer the first of a three-part webinar series on roadability compliance on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. EDT

Tags: Events

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Fleet Group Pushes for Cell Phone Ban for Commercial Drivers

NAFA Fleet Management Association is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to move quickly to ban the use of mobile devices by commercial drivers except in emergencies

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

TMC Announces Technician Scholarship Winners

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has awarded five truck technician scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year in partnership with WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio and Lincoln Technical Institute

October 2, 2011 - Industry News

NC2 Joint Venture Becomes a Navistar Subsidiary; Cat Vocational COE for Overseas Being Developed

Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International will restructure aspects of their NC2 joint venture, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar. The companies meanwhile are developing a cab-over-engine vocational truck to be sold overseas.

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth, Kansas City, Named 2010 KW Parts and Service Dealer of Year

MHC Kenworth of Kansas City, Mo., was named 2010 Kenworth Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Parts and Service Meeting held recently in Orlando, Fla

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies Announces Restructuring in Sales Organization

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies announced the restructuring of its sales organization and expansion of geographical coverage by its regional sales managers

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

Horton Expands QuickShip Warehouse Program to Speed Customer Orders

Horton added a QuickShip warehouse in Edison, N.J., to support growth in the Northeast region and to provide faster response to customer orders

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

Promising New Biofuel Produced From Engineered Microbes

Researchers with the U.S Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified a new potential biofuel made by engineering microbes

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

J.D. Power Study Finds Medium-Duty Trucks Have Better Quality But More Serious Engine Problems

Medium-duty trucks have improved in overall quality, but have more serious problems with their engines, according to a study by J.D. Power and Associates

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

NTTC Offers Free Tank Truck Rollover Prevention Video 
with Spanish Subtitles

National Tank Truck Carriers released the Cargo Tank Rollover Prevention video with Spanish subtitles, available for free online

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