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August 25, 2011 - Industry News

DOT to Revise Dozens of Regulations

The Department of Transportation is eliminating or revising dozens of rules in response to President Obama's call for a review of burdensome regulations

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

Robert Heath Trucking to Install Fleet-Wide TrailerTails

Robert Heath Trucking of Lubbock, Texas, will install fuel-saving aerodynamic TrailerTails from ATDynamics, also known as boat tails, across its entire fleet of trailers

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Urges Governors to Reject N.Y., N.J. Toll Hike

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves called on Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York to reconsider what he called an "ill-conceived and unprecedented" toll hike recently approved by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Trailer Order Backlogs Ease in Response to Fewer Orders, Continuing Production Strength

Net orders for commercial trailers declined 2% in July from June levels, the fourth straight monthly decline this year, says ACT Research Co. (ACT).

Tags: Economy

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Hurricane Prompting North Carolina Ports to Close Gates Early Friday

The North Carolina Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington will be closing their gates to commercial traffic at noon on Friday, August 26 in preparation for the threat of Hurricane Irene

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Texas Simplifies Vehicle Registration Fee Structure

A new system that standardizes and simplifies registration fees for nearly every vehicle owner in Texas begins September 1

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Higher Durable Goods Orders Temper Economic Gloom

Durable goods orders jumped 4% in July, according to the Commerce Department. Demand for autos and airplanes surged, more than erasing June's 1.3% drop and doubling economists' expectations

Tags: Economy

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

California DMV Employee Charged with Taking Bribes to Falsify CDL Records

An employee of the California Department of Motor Vehicles has been charged with taking bribes to alter driver's license records and issue commercial licenses to individuals who had not passed the required written and driving tests

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Zappos' Robert Richman to Keynote HDAW Opening Session

Robert Richman, product manager of Zappos Insights, the Zappos Family company, will be the keynote speaker at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Tags: Events

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Report Exposes High Mexican Truck Defects. Or does it?

Just a few months before the U.S. is scheduled to reopen its border to Mexican long-haul truckers, a report has surfaced that indicates a large majority of trucks heading northbound into El Paso from Mexico have reportable defects

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Buying Prime Logistics Corp.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Prime Logistics Corp. for approximately $97.5 million

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Oregon Breaks Ground on Second Solar Highway Project

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined the Oregon Department of Transportation and representatives from public and private partner organizations to break ground this week on Oregon's second solar highway project

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Ford, Toyota to Collaborate on Light-Truck Hybrids

Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. say they'll collaborate on a hybrid drive system for their respective light trucks and SUVs

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

AASHTO President Asks Congress to Act on Highway Funding

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials warned Congress that a failure to extend federal highway funding will result in thousands of job losses

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2011 - Industry News

International Launches 'Turn-In-Three' Lease Program

Navistar's International Trucks launched the Turn-In-Three program, which offers customers a fixed monthly payment over six years, full warranty coverage and a new truck after three years into the program

August 23, 2011 - Industry News

Suppliers Gearing up for HDAW 2012

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week organizers report strong supplier response, with an increase of over 23% of the HDAW 2012 Product Expo exhibit spaces reserved by over 97 HDAW exhibiting suppliers during the same registration period for the 2011 conference

Tags: Events

August 23, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.3% in July

CORRECTED -- The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 1.3% in July after rising a revised 2.6% in June 2011. June's increase was slightly less than the 2.8% ATA reported on July 26. The latest pullback put the SA index at 114 (2000=100) in July, down from the June level of 115.5

August 23, 2011 - Industry News

Truckstop Chains Upping Fitness Options

Members of the new Snap Fitness Rolling Strong fitness centers at Pilot Flying J will also be able to use other Snap Fitness facilities free of charge.

TravelCenters of America is expanding its StayFit program by adding new sites, and Flying J will be adding fitness centers through a partnership between Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong

August 23, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Announces Rate Increase

Old Dominion Freight Line will increase its base rates by about 4.9% effective Sept. 6

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Honeywell Completes Acquisition of EMS Technologies

Honeywell has completed its acquisition of EMS Technologies for approximately $491 million

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

New Illinois Law to Improve Oversize/Overweight Permits

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation allowing the state Department of Transportation to issue permits for loads that previously exceeded size and weight restrictions for travel on state highways if specific conditions are met

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Prime Driver Chosen for USA Triathlon Team

Endurance Films, USA Triathlon's official film production supplier, selected 11 members for its inaugural sponsored triathlon racing team, including Prime Inc. driver Siphiwe Baleka

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Cascade Sierra Solutions to Manage New Clean Ports Programs

Cascade Sierra Solutions opened two new locations where they will help administer clean truck programs at the ports of Charleston, S.C. and Tacoma, Wash

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Redefines Hazardous Materials Threshold

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration changed criteria for the Hazardous Materials intervention threshold. In the August 3 Safety Measurement System release, FMCSA refined the criteria that determines which motor carriers are subject to the more stringent Hazardous Materials intervention threshold.

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Again; U.S. Crude Up While European Crude Falls

On-highway diesel prices fell for the fourth week in a row last week, dropping 2.5 cents nationally to $3.810, according to the Department of Energy. All regions dipped below $4 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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