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April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Acquires Trojan Vacuum Services

Quality Distribution's wholly owned subsidiary, Quality Carriers, has purchased the operating assets of Trojan Vacuum Services from Wiley Lease Co. for $8.7 million in cash

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Used Trucks: Medium Duty Prices Stable, Heavy-Duty Buyers Wait for Natural Gas Options

For the past several months, the used medium-duty truck segment has been very stable, not moving much in either direction, says Ricky Beggs, managing editor at Black Book, which provides vehicle pricing information for the automotive industry

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Rail Logistics-Cold Train and Interstate Distributor Co. Partner for Dedicated Drayage Fleet

Rail Logistics-Cold Train and Interstate Distributor Co. announced a new partnership in which Cold Train will use a dedicated fleet of trucks from Interstate Distributor for short-haul drayage service to and from the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal in Washington State

Tags: Intermodal

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Pump Price Continues Downward Trend

The average U.S. diesel exhaust fluid pump price fell by 1 cent to $2.74 per gallon between February and March 2012. This continued a marginal downward trend, which has seen the price drop 2 cents since December 2011

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Three Oregon Ports of Entry to Switch to Phone-based Services

The Oregon Motor Carrier Transportation Division is closing its registration offices at three ports of entry and replacing over-the-counter services with phones and fax machines truck drivers can use for registration and over-dimension permit services

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

$62 Million Allocated for Repairs to Damaged U.S. Roads and Bridges

Kentucky will receive $9 million to restore service following the closing of the Eggners Ferry Bridge after a cargo vessel struck it in January. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The U.S. Department of Transportation will pay nearly $62 million for seven states to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters and catastrophic events

Tags: Highways

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

GreenRoad: Safety Improves by 24%

GreenRoad's new Worldwide Fleet Driver Performance Benchmark Report shows that in 2011, the GreenRoad worldwide average safety score dropped to 22 versus 29, a 24% drop

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Bar's Products Names National Sales Manager

Max Douglas brings 40 years of automotive aftermarket industry sales and marketing experience to his new position as national sales manager for Bar's Products,

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Azure Dynamics, Maker of Transit Connect Electric, Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Beset by slow sales and serious financial hardship, Azure Dynamics, a maker of electric and hybrid trucks, has declared bankruptcy and shut down most of its operations

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Illinois Plans Nation's Largest Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network

Illinois is planning 280 electric charging stations in the state, including stations at Tollway Oases.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and representatives from the Illinois Tollway, 350Green LLC and 7-Eleven Inc. announced plans to create the nation's largest network of fast-charging electric vehicle stations

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

EPA to Allow 15% Ethanol Fuel in Gasoline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in making gasoline that contains up to 15% ethanol - known as E15

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Elects New Officers, Board Members

The executive committee and board of directors of Trucker Buddy International have named new officers and members

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Rising Oil Prices Spark Talk of Opening SPR

The price of oil has prompted discussion about releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The average price of diesel dropped by half a cent this week to $4.142 per gallon, ending a nine-week trend of price increases. Despite the decline, the price of diesel is still an average of 16.6 cents higher than this time last year, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Holds Steady in February

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for February eased very slightly to a reading of 5.9. FTR forecasts the February reading to be the low point for 201

Tags: Economy

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Names Lee Stockseth President and COO

FleetPride promoted Lee Stockseth to president and COO. He will continue to report to W. M. McGee, chairman and CEO

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Melton Logistics Changes Name to Conexus LLC

Melton Logistics, Tulsa, Okla., a non-asset based third-party logistics company, will now be known as Conexus

April 1, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Buddies of the Month Honored at MATS

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Twelve Trucker Buddies were honored at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March. The drivers were selected based on nominations from their classes and teachers highlighting their dedication to excellence of the Trucker Buddy program.

April 1, 2012 - Industry News

Connecticut DOT Studies I-95 Tools, Looking at Congestion Pricing

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will look into the possibility of adding a "value priced" toll to I-95 between Greenwich and New Haven in a effort to relieve congestion on the highway

Tags: Highways

April 1, 2012 - Industry News

FET Repeal Bill Introduced in U.S. House

Legislation to repeal the 12% federal excise tax on truck and trailer purchases and replace it with an increase in the diesel fuel tax has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

Tags: Highways

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Atlas Launches New Shuttle Fleet

Atlas has launched its new Shuttle Fleet and plans to fill more than 100 driving jobs by June 2012 within the new fleet and its Commercial Truckload Division

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

LMTA Initiates Program to Cultivate Trucking Leadership in Louisiana

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association has established a leadership training program that helps develop state leadership to meet future challenges and growth in the transportation industry

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Shutters Utah-based Reliable Transportation Services

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Utah-based Reliable Transportation Services, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the trucking company and its principal, Jay Zachary Barber, an imminent hazard to public safety

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Swift Offers Driving Academy Scholarships for Veterans

Swift Transportation Co has committed to providing career opportunities to armed forces personnel by providing 1,000 full scholarships to Veterans to attend a Swift Academy of their choice

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Alaska, Producers Reach Agreement on Point Thomson Natural Gas

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and a group of gas producers have reached an agreement to begin commercializing North Slope natural gas resources within the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Makes Key Personnel Changes in Aftermarket Division

Meritor, Inc. has appointed Craig Cartmill to the position of vice president, Aftermarket Americas, and Doug Wolma, general manager, Global Aftermarket Operations

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