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February 16, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Safety Award Returns in 2012

For the fourth year in a row, Volvo Trucks will recognize two North American fleets with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award for their commitment to safety

February 16, 2012 - Industry News

Central Freight Lines To Test Peterbilt CNG Tractors

Central Freight Lines, a less-than-truckload for-hire common carrier, will test 15 new compressed natural gas tractors under a grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 16, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens in Seguin, Texas

Love's opened a new travel stop in Seguin, Texas, off I-10, Exit 604.

Love's Travel Stops opened its first new travel stop of 2012 in Seguin, Texas, at Interstate 10, Exit 604

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

Goodyear Wins Award for Retread Innovation

Goodyear was awarded "Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year" by Tire Technology International for its Retread Multi-Piece Cushion technology, designed to extend the life of truck tire retread cushion

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic to Increase in First Half of 2012

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be down 6.8% in February from a year ago, but it should show year-over-year increases through most of the remaining first half of 2012

Tags: Intermodal

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

Short-Haul Truckers Return to Work at Port of Seattle

About 400 truckers decided to end their walkout and return to work after two weeks of protesting unfair treatment from trucking firms, reports The Seattle Times

Tags: Intermodal

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

Truckstops Fight Amendment in Highway Bill

(UPDATED) Truckstop and convenience store interests are opposed to a provision of the House transportation bill that would allow states to privatize interstate rest areas

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Record 4Q and Year-End 2011 Results

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, reported record annual revenues and the highest quarterly pre-tax income in the company's history

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Bills Face Uphill Climb in Congress

Aside from the challenges each bill faces in its own chamber, there is an enormous distance between the structure of the measures.

The Senate and House are taking their highway bills to the floor this week in the face of daunting odds. Passage of this key infrastructure legislation, which sets policy and funding levels, is going to be a near thing at best, given the politics of the bills and considering the March 31 deadline.

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Names Vice President and Treasurer

Meritor has appointed Carl Anderson to vice president and treasurer

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

Nearly 70 Transportation Associations Sign Letter Opposing Tolls

Sixty-eight transportation associations signed a letter to the Senate opposing the use of tolls on the U.S. Interstate Highway System in the Senate's version of the Surface Transportation Bill (S. 1813)

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky to Adopt PrePass Technology

Kentucky will adopt PrePass truck technology, which allows participating transponder-equipped commercial vehicles to bypass designated weigh stations, port-of-entry facilities and agricultural interdiction facilities

Tags: Highways

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

Fikes Ups Contractor Compensation

The Fikes Family of Companies will increase compensation for owner-operators who bring their own trucks, trailers and tags to a contract

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

December Shippers Conditions Index Improves Month-Over-Month

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for December edged up roughly 1.5 points from November to a reading of -4.6, which still reflects a somewhat adverse environment for shippers

Tags: Economy

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Announces Two Senior-Level Promotions

Ryder promoted Robert E. Sanchez (left) to president and chief operating officer and Dennis C. Cooke to president of global fleet management solutions.

Ryder System Inc. announced the promotions of Robert E. Sanchez to the position of president and chief operating officer and Dennis C. Cooke to president of global fleet management solutions

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

Xata Announces Additions to Executive Team

Xata Corp. promoted Scott Meyer from senior vice president, marketing, to chief marketing and strategy officer. The company also hired Steve Chamberlain as executive vice president, field operations

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

New Survey Gauges Industry Reaction to Cellphone Restrictions

The number of commercial fleet operators adopting written policies for employee cellphone use has increased 31% in the past nine months, according to a new survey of 570 fleet managers conducted by ZoomSafer

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Suing to Overturn Hours of Service Rule

American Trucking Associations is suing to overturn the new hours of service rule. ATA is asking the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to set aside the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule as arbitrary and capricious

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

Comdata Installs 500th Point-Of-Sale System

Comdata Corp. installed its 500th Smart Solutions point-of-sale system at a QuikTrip location in Adairsville, Ga

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 14, 2012 - Industry News

TRIB Continues "Spot The Retreads" Competition at TMC Annual Meeting

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau will again hold its "Spot The Retreads" competition at the Technology and Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting and Exhibition Feb. 20-23 in Tampa, Fla

Tags: Events

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Spike 9 Cents, Oil Prices Highest in 5 Weeks

U.S. diesel prices are up by almost 9 cents per gallon this week, to $3.943 from $3.856. This is the biggest weekly increase since mid-November, according to numbers from the Energy Information Administration's gas and diesel fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

Seattle Port Truckers Continue to Fight Poor Working Conditions

About 300 truckers, unionists and supporters protested at the Port of Seattle Monday morning at a rally along the Duwamish Waterway in Seattle. The rally was part of an effort among Seattle port drivers to call attention to poor working conditions and wages as well as safety violation

Tags: Intermodal

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

ACT Research Confident About Class 8 Demand

ACT Research Co. remains bullish on Class 8 in the medium to longer term, according to the February issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, published by ACT Research

Tags: Economy

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

Panther Expedited Services Offers up to $15,000 Sign-On Bonus

Panther Expedited Services will offer a new owner operator sign-on bonus of up to $15,000 for tractor teams and straight truck teams

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

TransCore Index Shows Strength in Freight Volume and Rates

TransCore's North American Freight index marked a record high for the month of January, up 5% compared to January 2011. Month-over-month, January's spot market freight volume slipped 8% compared to December

Tags: Economy

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