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February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Mexico Cargo Theft Increased 13% Year-Over-Year, Lower Than Normal

Above, a map of Mexico cargo theft incidents in 2011.

Total cargo thefts in Mexico rose 13% for the year, according to the FreightWatch International 2011 Mexico Cargo Theft Report

Tags: Economy

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Casper, Wyo.
 Inland Truck Parts Provides Reman Shop

The new Inland Truck Parts location in Evansville, Wyo., near Casper, now provides a fully staffed remanufacturing shop with component remanufacturing and rebuilding services

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

RedStone Logistics Acquires Headhaul.com

RedStone Logistics has bought Headhaul.com, which provides transactional shipment management services to clients with multi-modal, dry van/truckload, refrigerated, flatbed, less-than-truckload and over-dimensional shipment requirements

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Freight Index Shows Largest Monthly Hike in 17 Years

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 3.9% in December from November, the largest monthly rise in 17 years, bringing the level of freight shipments to an all-time high, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

Senate Committee Clears Highway Funding Measure

The Senate Finance Committee flirted briefly with the idea of indexing fuel taxes to inflation.

The Senate Finance Committee Tuesday evening passed a bill to provide funding for a two-year highway program. The measure is a $9.6 billion bundle of transfers and revenue offsets that no one on the committee particularly liked as a solution to the highway funding shortfall but a majority accepted because failure to act would doom the highway bill

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

IdleAir Opens 25th Location

IdleAir, which offers drivers an alternative to idling engines while stopped, opened a new location in Albert Lea, Minn. on I-35, Exit 11 at I-90

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Names New Director of Business Development

Mark Iasiello is Vipar Heavy Duty's new director of business development, national accounts.

Vipar Heavy Duty appointed Mark Iasiello as director of business development, national accounts

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Requiring Agility Testing

A step test measures the ability to perform sustained work activities such as loading and unloading and repetitive clutching.

Con-way Truckload is one of a growing list of carriers that are requiring pre-employment agility testing for drivers

February 8, 2012 - Industry News

Florida's Capital Begins Construction for Natural Gas Fueling Station Project

Construction kicked off in Florida's capital city on the first of a network of natural gas fueling stations

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Old World Industries Sells Chemical Business to Indorama Ventures PCL

Old World Industries is selling its chemical business, including the ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol manufacturing facility in Clear Lake, Texas, to Indorama Ventures PCL of Bangkok, Thailand

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Seven Feathers Truck & Travel Center Opens 87-Space Truck Parking Lot

Seven Feathers Truck & Travel Center in southern Oregon opened a new 87-space parking area designed for long-haul commercial carriers on the I-5 corridor

Tags: Highways

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Regional Distribution Center in Bolingbrook, Ill.

FleetPride Inc. opened a 122,000-square-foot regional distribution center in Bolingbrook, Ill

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Honored at National Biodiesel Conference

Hino Trucks was recognized by the National Biodiesel Board with the 2012 "Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award" during a ceremony at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Closes Down Indiana Trucking Company as Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered U&D Service Inc. of Indianapolis to immediately cease all transportation services in or affecting interstate commerce, declaring the commercial truck company an "imminent hazard" to public safety

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. DEF pump price drops

The average pump price for diesel exhaust fluid in the U.S. fell by a penny to $2.75 a gallon from December to January, discoverdef.com reported

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Predicts 2012 Will See Highest Oil Prices Since '08

The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to average about $100 per barrel in 2012, almost $6 per barrel higher than the average price last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation to Increase Driver Pay

Maverick Transportation announced a pay raise for current and potential drivers, effective April 1

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Maersk to Sell Direct ChassisLink

Maersk Inc. announced an agreement to sell its subsidiary Maersk Equipment Services Company, doing business as Direct ChassisLink Inc., to Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm

Tags: Intermodal

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Truck Stop

Pilot Flying J acquired the Olsons Truck Stop in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and will remodel the travel center with full amenities

Tags: Highways

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Promotes Ray Harlin to President

U.S. Xpress named Ray Harlin president following the recent death of co-founder Pat Quinn.

U.S. Xpress Enterprises promoted Ray Harlin to president of the company. Harlin succeeds Patrick Quinn, the company's co-founder, who passed away in December

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Adds DEF Dispensers at More Than 60 Locations

TravelCenters of America completed the installation of bulk diesel exhaust fluid dispensers at 62 of its TA and Petro Stopping Center locations

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Contracts with Green Energy Oilfield Services to Build LNG Station for Texas Tanker Fleet

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. signed a 10-year agreement with Texas transport provider Green Energy Oilfield Services to build, supply and maintain a new liquefied natural gas fueling station at Green Energy headquarters in Fairfield, Texas.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Recalls Trucks with Problematic Bendix Air-Brake Valve

Paccar Inc., one of several manufacturers whose trucks are affected by problems with a Bendix air-brake valve, has issued a recall that includes 21 Kenworth and Peterbilt models

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas Prices Continue to Creep Up, Oil Prices fall

U.S. diesel prices are up again this week by less than a tenth of a cent to $3.856, while the nation's gas prices are up by a little more than 4 cents to $3.482, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's weekly report

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

ATD Chairman: 'Change Will Come With or Without Us'

In his last speech as chairman of the American Truck Dealers, Utah commercial truck dealer Kyle Treadway urged dealers to embrace the many changes affecting heavy- and medium-duty truck retailing, including the introduction of new federal regulations, technological advances and the entrance of a younger generation of future dealers

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