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June 4, 2012 - Industry News

MD 295 Construction Will Cause Nighttime Closures

Crews will work during nighttime hours only between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Multiple lane closures will not occur until 10 p.m.

The nighttime resurfacing of MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) north of I-695 and the Baltimore City line will continue through mid-June, causing some delays and lane closures, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. MSHA says drivers should consider using I-95 US 1 or MD

Tags: Highways

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

GE Opens Innovation Center for Alternative Fuel Technologies

GE Capital Fleet Services officially opened its Vehicle Innovation Center, a facility that provides businesses, industry groups and researchers with a first-hand experience with alternative-fuel vehicles

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Opens Location in Anthony, Texas

Love's invested approximately $7.5 million in the new travel stop, which includes 100 new truck parking spaces, two on-site restaurants and a truck tire care center.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Anthony, Texas, at Interstate 10, Exit 0

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Nuss Truck & Equipment Appoints New VPs

Nuss Truck Group, which operates seven heavy‐duty truck and construction equipment dealerships in the upper Midwest, announced the promotions of Brian Nuss to vice president, truck sales and leasing; Phil Watkins to vice president, customer support

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Milwaukee Adds CNG Refuse Trucks, Public CNG Stations

The City of Milwaukee passed a resolution approving the conversion of 20 refuse trucks to CNG, as well as a resolution that would allow the city to sell CNG fuel to the public, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 3, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Technologies Receives Expanded EPA Verification for Emission Control System

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc., a cleantech emissions control company, has received an expanded verification from the Environmental Protection Agency for its ECS-branded Purifilter Plus diesel particulate filter emission reduction system.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes HOS Guidance for Oilfield Haulers

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revisit its hours-of-service guidance for carriers that serve the oil and gas drilling business.

Oil and gas drilling is booming these days, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revisit its hours-of-service guidance for carriers that serve the business

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

O&S Trucking Files For Bankruptcy, Partners with Prime Inc.

O&S Trucking of Springfield, Mo., has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Springfield News Leader, and the company plans to reorganize and partner with Prime Inc., also based in Springfield.

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Adds 7,300 Jobs in May, National Job Growth Stalls

The trucking industry added 7,300 for-hire trucking jobs in May, an increase from 1.3 million jobs in April and a 3.4% increase from a year ago

Tags: Economy

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

Verizon to Acquire Hughes Telematics

Verizon Communications Inc. announced it will acquire Hughes Telematics Inc., parent company of Networkfleet, for $12 per share in cash, or a total of $612 million

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth T680 Enters Production at Chillicothe, Ohio Plant

The first production model of the new, aerodynamic Kenworth T680 rolls off the Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The new aerodynamic Kenworth T680 has begun production at the Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Safety Crackdown Closes 26 Bus Operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down 26 bus operations running passenger service on I-95 between New York City and Florida, the latest in a series of enforcement crackdowns on truck and bus companies

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Tells Congress Security Efforts Must Be Risk Based

While testifying on the Transportation Security Administration's Surface Transportation Inspection Program, Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, Charleston, S.C., and vice chairman of American Trucking Associations, told the congressional subcommittee that efforts to secure the nation's transportation system should be deployed based on specific and credible intelligence

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan: Navistar Will Recover in Long Term

Despite challenges Navistar has faced, there are long-term growth opportunities for the company in the future, according to Sandeep Kar, Frost & Sullivan's global director of commercial vehicle research

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

Rolling Strong and StayHealthy to Provide Driver Health Kiosks

Rolling Strong is partnering with Stayhealthy, maker of health monitoring devices, to provide professional drivers access to kiosks known as HealthCenters, which will be placed in convenient locations for drivers

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Releases New Emergency Response Guidebook

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released the 2012 version of its Emergency Response Guidebook today, providing first responders with an newly revised go-to manual to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

NY Thruway Association Proposes 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

The New York State Thruway Authority wants to propose toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles.

The New York State Thruway Authority is eyeing toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles, and the hike could be implemented as soon as September 30, reports the Associated Press. NYSTA is currently seeking public input on the increase

Tags: Highways

May 31, 2012 - Industry News

Roadcheck Scheduled for June 5-7

The Commercia Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck is scheduled for next week, Tuesday-Thursday, June 5-7. Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Connecting Vehicles to Cut Congestion, Improve Safety

The iCone is equipped with radar and cellular and satellite communications to send information about work-zone traffic to message boards upstream from the zone. All the road crew has to do is put it in place and turn it on.

Congress is not going to vote for reinvestment in highway infrastructure any time soon, so the next best thing is to get more out of what already is there, says Xerox chairman and CEO Ursula Burns

Tags: Highways

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Cargotec Supports Special Olympics Kansas with $20,000 Donation

Ken McGovern, left, Sheriff of Douglas County, Kans., passed the Special Olympics Kansas Torch to Jeff Curry, Sheriff of Franklin County, Kan., during the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run that passed through Ottawa, Kan., on Tuesday May 29.

Cargotec Solutions LLC., manufacturer of Ottawa Terminal Tractors, presented two checks for $10,000 to the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises money and awareness for Special Olympics Kansas

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

TRALA Names College Scholarship Recipients

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association announced the two winners of its scholarship for children of member-company employees for outstanding scholastic and personal achievements. Akhil Patel of Westerville, Ohio, and Yuxin Guo of Columbus, Ind., have each been awarded $5,000 scholarship

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Acquires Brazilian Transportation and Logistics Company

FedEx Corp. will acquire the Brazilian transportation and logistics company Rapidao Cometa Logistica e Transportes S.A., the latest step in FedEx's strategy for growth in Latin America

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

CTA, OSA Canada Launch Sleep Apnea Screening and Treatment Pilot

Since 2010, CTA has been working with various partners, including its group benefits provider, Group Health, to put a Canadian sleep apnea program together in anticipation of a possible regulatory requirement in the Unites States.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance, in partnership with OSA Canada Inc., is launching a pilot in Canada to deliver a full-service sleep apnea program to commercial truck drivers

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner to Open Two Northeast LTL Outbound Terminals

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced the opening of two new less-than-truckload outbound terminals serving the Northeast region of the U.S

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Ranking Shows Continued Global Reductions in Diesel Sulfur Limits

The International Fuel Quality Center has ranked the top 100 countries based on sulfur limits in on-road diesel and found that 44 countries can now boast that their on-road diesel fuel is the cleanest in the world

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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