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April 6, 2012 - Industry News

New Rule for Medical Examiners Nearing Publication

A final rule to establish a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is close to publication. The rule was cleared last week by the White House Office of Management and Budget, the last stage before publication in the Federal Register

April 5, 2012 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Up Nearly 30%

Since the trough of the heavy-duty aftermarket in December 2009, U.S. parts sales have increased by 29.4%.

April 5, 2012 - Industry News

Diamond International Breaks Ground for Springfield, Mo., Dealership

 Left to right: Geoffrey Butler, Rich Kramer, Jim O'Neal, Richard Sweebe, Steve Cook and Rob Dixon break ground for the new location in Springfield, Mo.

Diamond International of Springfield, Mo., a local International Truck dealership, held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 4 at 2635 East Diamond Street, the future home of the new facility

April 5, 2012 - Industry News

Jacobs Names Director of New Technology

Jacobs Vehicle Systems appointed Thomas Howell as director of new technology.

Jacobs Vehicle Systems appointed Thomas Howell director of new technology

April 5, 2012 - Industry News

Higher Rates on Spot Market Affect Broker Use

In light of small rate increases and the challenge of renegotiating accessorials, more carriers are moving to brokers to find higher rates on the spot market.

Carriers are continuing to move away from the use of brokers, although not as much as in 2011, according to Transport Capital Partners

Tags: Economy

April 5, 2012 - Industry News

Survey Suggests 'Connected Fleet' is Becoming the Norm

GreenRoad's Fleet Leaders Survey shows that 57% of fleet leaders have "connected fleets" using Web-based fleet-management solutions. Twenty-eight percent of fleet leaders are actively using smartphones for fleet management today, and 8% are using iPads or tablet computers, the survey found

April 5, 2012 - Industry News

Wabash National Helps with Indiana Tornado Relief

Wabash loaned a semi-trailer to transport supplies for American Red Cross tornado relief efforts in southern Indiana.

Wabash National Corp. loaned a semi-trailer to transport supplies for American Red Cross tornado relief efforts in southern Indiana after tornados devastated the area last month

April 5, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider Plans to Hire 650 Military Members in 2012

During a ceremony celebrating the 20th anniversary of Schnieder National's military recruitment program, the company announced plans to hire 650 current and former military members across the country in 2012

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Breaks Ground on Engineering Technology Center

Great Dane's new technology center will serve as a hub for the company's engineering and design initiatives and as an educational experience for customers and employees.

Expanding on the existing corporate office facility located at 602 E. Lathrop Ave. in Savannah, Ga., Great Dane has officially broken ground on the site of a brand new research and development campus

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Service Centers Opens Location in Killdeer, N.D.

Polar Service Centers has opened a location in Killdeer, N.D., to Serve Tank Carriers in the Bakken Oilfields.

Polar Service Centers has opened a location in Killdeer, N.D., the heart of the Bakken Shale oilfields and one of the fastest-growing oil-producing areas in the country

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Jefferies: Mild Weather Offsets Mild Freight Volumes, Driver Shortage Ups Pay in 1Q

Strong productivity from an unseasonably warm winter should generally offset moderating year-over-year volume growth, the transportation analysts at Jefferies and Company say in their 1Q preview

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

FTR: Preliminary Class 8 Orders for March 11% Below February

March Class 8 truck orders were 11% below February, according to FTR Associates' preliminary data, and below the trucking forecasting firm's expectations. One explanation could be higher fuel prices

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Opens Statesboro, Ga., Manufacturing Plant

Great Dane's Statesboro, Ga., manufacturing plant opened this week after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Little more than a year after breaking ground on its new refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Statesboro, Ga., the Great Dane facility opened for production this week

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Penske Names Senior Vice President of Marketing

Penske Truck Leasing has named Sherry Sanger as senior vice president of marketing

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Power Freight Systems Becomes Javelin Logistics

Power Freight Systems, Newark, Calif., unveiled a new global corporate identity: Javelin Logistics

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Allows Use of UVA-Blocking Window Film

The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now allows the use of compliant window films on big rigs to block UVA rays, which have been linked to skin cancer

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

41% of Australian Truck Drivers Have Sleep Apnea, Study Says

A new sleep study found that 41% of Australian truck drivers have obstructive sleep apnea

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Tornados Damage Schneider National Dallas Site

Tornados that barreled through the Dallas-Ft. Worth area yesterday caused severe damage to equipment at Schneider National's Dallas operating center at 34511 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Drivers Asked to Weigh in on CSA

The American Transportation Research Institute launched its second annual truck driver survey to identify CSA impacts on trucking operations, as well as driver perceptions and attitudes toward the maturing regulatory program

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

China Heavy Truck Demand Down in Q4; Medium Duty Demand Up

Heavy truck demand in China fell in the fourth quarter due to continuing construction market weakness, and growth in consumer spending supported increased road freight transportation

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Epes Transport Announces Northeast Pay Increase

Epes Transport System, a North Carolina-based truckload carrier, announced an enhancement to its existing pay package

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

ACT Research: Class 8 Preliminary Net Orders Soft in March

The final numbers for March net orders, which will be released mid-April, will approach 20,000 units for heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and 13,500 for medium-duty Classes 5-7 vehicles, reports ACT Research

Tags: Economy

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

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