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October 24, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton Reports Per-Share Earnings Increase 37 Percent on 15 Percent Revenue Growth

Eaton Corporation posted record net income per share of $1.07 for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 37 percent over the $0.78 earned in the third quarter of 2010

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Diesel PM Filter Retrofit Deadline Looms; Some Fleets Still Have Compliance Options

The deadline for meeting California's Truck and Bus regulation diesel particulate filter retrofit requirement is January 1, 2012, but fleets can still apply for staggered implementation schedule or flexible phase-in option

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

Morgan Olson Walk-in Vans Selected for the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships and North American Inspectors Championship

The walk-in vans used during the driver safety and skills competition were provided Morgan Olson. Considered the "Super Bowl of Safety," the competition is open to step van drivers in any industry

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Awarded for Facility Expansion

Job growth at the Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC wheel-end production facility in Bowling Green, Ky., earned the company a 2011 Business Expansion Award from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

TCA's Best Fleets to Drive For Nomination Period Closes October 31

Company drivers and owner operators may nominate their trucking companies as one of the Truckload Carriers Association's (TCA) Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual evaluation of the best employers in the trucking industry

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Renews Contract of President Bill Graves

American Trucking Associations President and CEO, Bill Graves

American Trucking Associations has reached an agreement on a new three-year contract with association President and CEO Bill Graves

October 21, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Committee Plans Vote on Highway Bill

The Cooper River Bridge project in South Carolina is an example of a project supported by the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation program, for which the bill would boost funding.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee plans to debate and vote on its two-year surface transportation bill Nov. 9. The committee's strategy is to produce a two-year measure funded at current levels, plus inflation. This will require about $12 billion more than will be available from the Highway Trust Fund, a difference that Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., a member of EPW and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has said he believes can be found

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Senate Scuttles Plans for New Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Plans for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., hit a dead end after the Michigan Senate rejected a $5.3 billion funding bill needed get construction started

Tags: Highways

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Trucks and Dry Van Trailers from FFE

Frozen Food Express Industries will sell nearly all of the rolling stock from of its former dry van business to Celadon Trucking Services

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

DTNA Adds Second Shift, 350 New Positions at Portland Plant

Daimler Trucks North America has added a second shift and plans to ramp up production at its Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant in Portland, Ore., creating approximately 350 new jobs at the facility by the end of 2012

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Wendover's R Place Truckstop Goes Electric

R Place's 32 power hook up deliver Shorepower pedestals provide 120 VAC, 208 VAC or 240 VAC power at a rate of $1 per hour.

Shorepower electrified parking spaces have come to the R Place Truckstop on I-80 in Wendover Utah. Truckers using the facility can look forward to cleaner air, less noise, reduced fuel consumption and a sound night's sleep

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Open New Travel Stop in Perrysburg, Ohio

Love's Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Perrysburg, Ohio. To celebrate the opening, professional drivers will receive double "I Love Rewards" loyalty points on purchases at the new location through Nov. 20

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Beverage Container Recycler, UBCR, Converts Entire Fleet to Natural Gas Vehicles with Ryder

Ryder System, Inc. has been selected by UBCR, LLC as its fleet partner in a Michigan natural gas project that includes 16 heavy-duty natural gas vehicles, upgrades to two maintenance facilities, and the construction of two natural gas fueling stations

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood Asks Ayotte Not to Move Against Hours of Service Rule

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is urging Sen. Kelly Ayotte not to proceed with her amendment to block the rewrite of the hours of service rule. In a letter yesterday, LaHood defended the work of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in drafting the revised rule

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Ford to Move Medium-Duty Production to U.S.

UAW members will begin building the European-style full-size Transit van, like this one in the UK, in Kansas City, Mo., in 2013.

Ford says it will move production of its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks from Mexico to the U.S. following strong ratification of a new contract by members of the United Auto Workers union.

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

OOIDA, Teamsters, Rep. DeFazio Decry Start of Mexican Truck Program

Two U.S. trucker groups and several lawmakers stood in bipartisan opposition to cross-border trucking with Mexico at a news conference at Otay Mesa, California's busiest border crossing

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Contractor Numbers Holding Steady, Fleets Less Likely to Include Them in Expansion Plans

The recent Third Quarter 2011 Transport Capital Partners Business Expectations Survey finds that carriers' contractor fleets have remained steady over the last three quarters. However, the ability for fleets to expand using contractors has been trending down for the last five quarters

Tags: Economy

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

CV Demand Stays Strong in September

In the face of a sluggish economy and in what is typically the weakest new order period of the year, commercial vehicle order activity strengthened in September

Tags: Economy

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Polar Corp. Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Polar Corp., which grew from a small welding shop in Opole, Minn., into North America's largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers, is celebrating its 65th anniversary

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Polar Corp. Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Polar Corp., which grew from a small welding shop in Opole, Minn., into North America's largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers, is celebrating its 65th anniversary

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Marten Transport Increases Contractor Rates Again

Marten Transport instituted its third compensation increase for independent contractors so far this year. The increase takes effect on October 26

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Right to Repair Question Makes it to 2012 Mass. Ballot

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition has collected 106,658 voter signatures after just 19 days of effort, easily exceeding the 68,911 required for the pro-consumer initiative to appear on the 2012 ballot

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Toll Booth-, Transponder-free Tolling now Possible

Toll booths and even transponder-based billing could become obsolete if GPS-based tolling catches on. Photo by Jim Park.

TransCore has introduced ROVR, a GPS device with GSM communications that allows infrastructure-less tolling and includes an optional driver safety monitoring feature shown to dramatically reduce accidents, improve fuel economy, and decrease Greenhouse gases

Tags: Highways

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Colorado I-70 Speed Harmonization Test Considered Successful

Results from the second Rolling Speed Harmonization effort continues to demonstrate that it can be used to improve road safety, reduce crashes and ultimately improve traffic flow on Interstate 70 during heavier travel periods

Tags: Highways

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Dealer of Year Shares Success with Business Students

From left, Indiana University Kelley School of Business faculty member Johannes G. Denekamp appears with Associate Dean Munirpallam Venkataramanan, Dealer of the Year Dick Ryan and IU faculty member Greg Kitzmiller

Truck dealer Dick Ryan of South Carolina recently visited Indiana University's Kelley School of Business as a guest lecturer, an annual honor bestowed on the winner of the Truck Dealer of the Year presented by ATD and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

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