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February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Travel Plaza in St. George, S.C.

Pilot Flying J opened a new travel plaza in St. George, S.C., located at 113 Motel Drive at Exit 77 off Interstate 95 along U.S. Highway 78. The 13,350-square-foot travel center features six gasoline islands, eight diesel

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Work Truck Show in Indianapolis Next Week

Work Truck Show attendees visit with more than 550 exhibitors covering 500,000 square feet of show floor at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The Work Truck Show returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 6-8. Booth space at the show is sold out, with a record 563 exhibitors displaying Class 1-8 truck chassis, bodies, equipment and components

Tags: Events

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking to Host Third Annual "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel"

Above, participants from the 2011 WIT event.

The Women In Trucking Association will host its third annual "Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel" at the Mid-America Trucking Show on Sat., March 24. Any woman with a commercial driver's license is encouraged to attend, including WIT members and non-members

Tags: Events

February 26, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Study Proves ROI on Tire Inflation and Pressure Monitoring Systems

Steer and trailer tires in the test and control fleets were not that different, but researchers saw a large difference in the drive tire wear between the control and test fleets.

A research project recently completed by the U.S. DOT proves that tire inflation systems and tire pressure monitoring systems can help reduce fuel consumption and improve tread life while lowering tire maintenance costs

February 26, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Looking for More Participation in Cross-Border Program

Department of Transportation officials are urging more Mexican companies to apply for the cross-border pilot program that went into effect last fall

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

More Recalls Announced for Problematic Bendix Valve

More recalls were announced last week of trucks with Bendix ATR-6 traction relay valves

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

Health and Wellness to be Key Topic at TCA's Annual Convention

The Truckload Carriers Associationwill offer numerous activities related to health and wellness at its Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Fla., March 4-7

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February 24, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Acquires Capital Transportation Logistics

Roadrunner Transportation Systems acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Capital Transportation Logistics, located in Nashua, N.H. The purchase price of $6.25 million was financed with borrowings under Roadrunner's credit facility

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

Fleet Forum to Offer In-Depth Information at Mid-America

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro will join a lineup of industry experts next month as two of the trucking industry's publications, Fleet Owner and Heavy Duty Trucking, team up with the Mid-America Trucking Show to provide an in-depth look at the future of equipment and trucking in the 2012 Fleet Forum

Tags: Events

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

ACT Research: Trailer Orders Strong in January

January trailer net orders dropped from December to 26,000 units, but they were the strongest orders for the first month of the year since 2006, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Economy

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

Safety Groups Go to Court Over New HOS Rule

The federal rule for truck driver hours of service still fails to make needed improvements regarding tired trucker

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

YRC to Cut 121 Ohio Jobs

YRC Worldwide will cut 121 jobs from a terminal in Columbus, Ohio, reports The Columbus Dispatch.

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

New York Motor Truck Says 'Fair Play Act' Anything But

Legislation has been introduced in both the New York State Senate and the Assembly to address the "misclassification" of truck drivers as independent contractors. However, the legislation would be so far-reaching, it would "effectively eliminate the owner-operator business model the trucking industry has been using for over 70 years," according to the New York State Motor Truck Association

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

Reliable Transportation Owner Ronald Lhotak Dies

Ronald Lhotak, owner and CEO of Reliable Transportation Specialists Inc., passed away at the age of 68.

Ronald Lhotak, owner and CEO of Reliable Transportation Specialists Inc., passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, at the age of 68

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Announces 2012 Truck Fleet Innovators

Newport Business Media announced its 2012 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators. Since 2006, each year the editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have honored a group of select industry leaders for their innovation in various areas

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February 23, 2012 - Industry News

NFI Promotes Barron to Executive Vice President

Rob Barron was promoted to executive vice president from senior vice president and general counsel for NFI.

NFI appointed Rob Barron to executive vice president from senior vice president and general counsel

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Services 4Q Profit up Nearly 12%

Universal Truckload Services, Warren, Mich., saw its fourth-quarter 2011 revenues rise 11.8% to $174.6 million from $156.1 million in 2010. The company's operating ratio improved 20 basis points to 96.5% for the quarter from 96.7% for the same quarter in 2010

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Change in New Tank Vehicle Definition

American Trucking Associations says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new definition of a "tank vehicle" is too expansive and needs to be changed

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Daimler's Vehicle Lineup as GHG14 Compliant

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified Daimler Trucks North America's complete portfolio of model year 2013 on-highway, vocational and medium-duty vehicles as fully compliant with the new greenhouse gas 2014 regulations.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Appoints Director Of Government Affairs

Fred Anderky is Bendix's new director of government affairs.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed Fred Andersky as director of government affairs

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

Temperature-Controlled Transportation Study Explores Shipper Challenges

RWI Transportation's 2012 Temperature-Controlled Transportation Report delves into the challenges of temperature-controlled transportation and the strategies shippers use to overcome these challenges.

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo XE13 Powertrain Wins Truck Writers' Technical Achievement Award

The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) have recognized the Volvo XE13 powertrain package as the top technical achievement for 2011. The award presentation took place yesterday at the Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Tampa, Fla

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

TMC Honors Five with Silver Spark Plug Award

The Technology & Maintenance Council bestowed its Silver Spark Plug Award on five active members during the group's annual meeting in Tampa, Fla., this week

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

New Definition of Tank Vehicle Will Affect CDL Endorsement Requirement

A change in the official definition of a "tank vehicle" has led to confusion about who needs a tank truck endorsement on a commercial driver's license

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

EOBR Listening Session Set for Mid-America Trucking Show

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show on how electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The session, scheduled for 10 a.m. March 23 at the show site in Louisville, Ky., is part of the agency's revised approach to writing a new EOBR rule

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