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January 26, 2012 - Industry News

December Used Truck Volumes Better than November, but Lag Year-over-Year

Reported volumes of used Classes 3-8 truck sales improved in December. Volumes were consistent among channels on a sequential basis

Tags: Economy

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Industry Strong in 2011; Good Forecast for 2012

The commercial trailer sector finished 2011 on solid footing and is well-situated for the third year of growth in the current cyclical recovery

Tags: Economy

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

ASF Intermodal Exceeds 100 Trucks On the Road

ASF Intermodal, Mobile, Ala., has exceeded 100 trucks on the road, which it calls a major milestone in the intermodal drayage industry

Tags: Intermodal

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor and Fras-le Renew North American Supply Agreement

Meritor Inc. and Fras-le S.A. renewed a five-year commercial supply agreement for brake lining for the U.S. and Canadian commercial vehicle markets

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

House Readies Highway Bill

During his 2012 State of the Union address, Obama spoke about the importance of infrastructure, noting that in the past, "Democratic and Republican administrations invested in great projects that benefited everybody."

House Republicans will introduce a highway bill next week, said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Mica's announcement followed President Obama's call in his State of the Union address for funding the highway program with money not spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

Knight, Celadon, Swift Announce Strong Fourth Quarters

Three major truckload carriers, Knight Transportation, Celadon Group and Swift Transportation, each announced profitable fourth quarter results

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Clarifies Push-to-Talk Guidance

FMCSA released updated FAQs on its new handheld mobile telephone ban to clarify that the use of the push-to-talk function on mobile phones is permitted, under certain limited conditions

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

Yancey Truck Centers to Acquire International Truck Dealership

Yancey Bros. Co. announced they will acquire the operating assets of Mays International Trucks in Augusta, Ga., effective Jan. 31

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

JX Enterprises Appoints Lead For Two New Dealerships

Dan Ryan is the new general manager for JX Peterbilt - Fort Wayne and JX Peterbilt - Indianapolis.

JX Enterprises appointed industry veteran Dan Ryan to head the company's two newest dealerships, JX Peterbilt - Fort Wayne and JX Peterbilt - Indianapolis

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Installs GPS on all RoadSquadTrucks

Travel Centers of America installed GPS tracking technology on its RoadSquad fleet of more than 400 emergency road service vehicles

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

Carriers Responding to New Health Care Costs

More than 80% of carriers report that recent health care changes will adversely affect them, according to the recent fourth quarter national Business Expectations Survey by Transport Capital Partners

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

DMS Moving Systems Named 2011 Top Van Line Agency

DMS Moving Systems of Canton, Mich., will receive the 2011 Moving and Storage Agent of the Year Service Excellence Award from the American Moving and Storage Association

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Restructures, Announces Major Investments in NAFTA Capacity and Capability

Accuride says it will invest $110 million in its Accuride Wheels and Gunite business units during 2011-2012

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

California Trucking Association Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

The California Trucking Association announced that members of the association will join forces with Truckers Against Trafficking to combat domestic human trafficking

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

NATSO Urges Missouri Lawmakers Not to Toll I-70

After news broke that Missouri might toll I-70, which runs east and west through the middle of the state, to fund repairs, the truckstop association NATSO urged Missouri lawmakers to oppose the proposal

Tags: Highways

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

CVSN, HDDA to Join Forces

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and the Heavy Duty Distribution Association announced a collaborative agreement designed to strengthen the independent heavy-duty distributor aftermarket

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

HyperSolar to Make Zero Carbon Renewable Hydrogen Gas

HyperSolar Inc. announced that its proprietary process can produce zero carbon, renewable hydrogen gas using the power of the sun and wastewater

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

Bosch Acquires SPX Service Solutions

The Bosch Automotive Aftermarket division will acquire the Service Solutions business of SPX Corp. for $1.15 billion

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

Timken Enhances Heavy Truck Training Website

The Timken Company has added to its online training and information about wheel-ends for heavy-duty trucks

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Posts Largest Annual Gain in 13 Years

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 5.9% over the previous year, the largest annual increase since 1998

Tags: Economy

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

Court Plans Hearing for $6.5 Million YRC Worldwide Class Action Settlement

On March 6, A U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas will decide whether to approve a $6.5 million settlement to a class action lawsuit against YRC Worldwide

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide to Sell 61 Truck Terminals

YRC Worldwide is selling 61 terminals in a sealed-bid auction with a deadline of March 15. The "buy one, some or all" auction is part of YRC's plan to speed freight flow by eliminating unnecessary handling in its remaining network of about 300 terminals

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Projects Reduced Reliance on Foreign Oil

In an annual outlook, the U.S. Department of Energy says increased oil, natural gas and renewable energy production and energy efficiency improvements will reduce U.S. reliance on imported oil and other energy sources

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

D&W Expands Corporate Production and Distribution Center

D&W Diesel is building an expansion for its Auburn, N.Y., facility.

D&W Diesel is building a 55,000-square-foot addition to its production and distribution center. The expansion, expected to complete in spring 2012, is the fourth expansion for the company's corporate headquarters in Auburn, N.Y

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas Prices Drop For First Time in Three Weeks

For the first time in three weeks, average U.S. diesel and gas prices dropped, but only by less than a tenth of a cent for each. The current averages for diesel and gas are $3.848 and $3.389, respectively, down from last week's $3.854 and $3.391

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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