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February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Cure Names VP of Maintenance and Call Center Operations

Cure Leasing & Maintenance announced Ken Hall is its new vice president of maintenance and call center operations

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

Natural Gas Gets Big Boost in Deal by Navistar, Clean Fuels and T. Boone Pickens

International WorkStar with MaxxForce DT gas engine and behind-cab fuel bottles will be part of a program by Navistar and Clean Fuels. Photo by Tom Berg,

Natural gas will become a more popular fuel for commercial trucks if Navistar International and Clean Fuels Corp. can help it, and they intend to. T. Boone Pickens, the oilman-turned-gas promoter whose BP Capital owns Clean Fuels, joined Navistar executives to announce a deal yesterday morning at the truck builder's new headquarters in Lisle, Ill

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Becomes YRC Freight

YRC Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, is rebranding itself as YRC Freight.

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Reports Record Quarterly Revenues

Paccar reported its 73rd year in a row of net profit, with its 4.85 billion in quarterly revenues marking the highest in company history

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

Calstart to Again Manage California Electric/Hybrid Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board selected Calstart for the third year in a row to manage the state's incentive program for electric and hybrid trucks and buses

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

House Highway Bill Challenges Hours of Service Restart Provision

In the House highway bill unveiled yesterday, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., finally revealed what he meant when he said he will challenge the new hours of service rule. The bill could force the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to rewrite the 34-hour restart provision of the rule, which limits the restart to once a week with two sleep periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Brace for a Slowdown in 2012

Truck production in 2012 could be lower than predicted because of downward revisions in GDP forecasts.

While fears of a double-dip recession are easing, GDP and industrial production numbers suggest 2012 will not be as robust as 2011. As recently as June, economists were predicting growth of 3 to 3.5 percent for 2012, but new consensus forecasts are calling for growth of just 2 to 2.5 percent. That one percentage point drop means we may need about 20,000 fewer new trucks this year

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Customers Wouldn't Pay Extra for Any Non-Compliance Penalties Imposed on Navistar, Hebe Says

Customers would not see an upcharge if Navistar International has to pay government penalties for producing engines whose emissions exceed the absolute federal limit for nitrogen oxide (NOx), said Jim Hebe, senior vice president of North American sales

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Orientation Tips Part of Recruiting/Retention Conference

About 40% of drivers make a decision in their first 72 hours whether they're going to be a short timer or stay with a company a long time, according to one speaker at a recruiting and retention conference this week in Nashville. Taking a close look at your orientation processes could be a big step in making sure newly recruited drivers and owner-operators stay beyond a few weeks or months

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Editors Finalists for Prestigious Journalism Awards

Two Heavy Duty Trucking editors are finalists in a prestigious business-to-business journalism competition for their how-to stories

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

House Highway Bill Would Allow Heavier Trucks

The House of Representatives yesterday unveiled its version of a new highway program that would spend $260 billion over five years. The bill trims the Department of Transportation by consolidating or eliminating programs, gives states a greater say in how they spend federal money and speeds up the project approval process

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Tank Trailer Names Painter President

 Jim Painter is the new president of Polar Tank Trailer.

Polar Corp. appointed Jim Painter president of Polar Tank Trailer

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

November Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 12.7% Year-over-year

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico was 12.7% higher in November 2011 than in November 2010, totaling $76.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Worldwide Equipment New East Trailer Dealer

Worldwide Equipment was named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Arsenault Names New CEO, Charles Arsenault Retires

Jack Boetefuer will take over for Charles Arsenault as CEO of Arsenault Associates.

Arsenault Associates announced that Jack Boetefuer is the company's new CEO. Boetefuer will replace previous CEO Charles Arsenault

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Dana Opens Distribution Center in Hungary

Dana Holding Corp. opened a new distribution center in Gyor, Hungary, marking the first step in the company's plans to establish a global aftermarket distribution network

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Adds 10 Asian Ports to Pacific Promise Service

Old Dominion Freight Line expanded its Pacific Promise less-than-container load service to 10 additional ports in eight countries in Asia. This follows a 40% increase in shipments from the continent in 2011

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Rock Slide Closes Westbound I-40 For Weeks In North Carolina

A rock slide near Exit 451 on I-40 West closed the road near US 276, Exit 20, West of Asheville, N.C., in Haywood County near the Tennessee state line

Tags: Highways

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Partners with TMSA to Promote Diversity in Marketing

The Women In Trucking Association is partnering with the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association to recognize best practices in reflecting diversity in transportation marketing

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Reports Record 4Q Results

UPS announced fourth quarter 2011 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.28, a 21% improvement from 2010's fourth quarter

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Sets Penalties for Emissions Non-Compliance

Navistar Inc. may have to pay penalties of up to $1,900 per engine if it cannot meet heavy diesel emission standards, according to a new Environmental Protection Agency rule

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Options Media to Acquire Illume Software

Options Media Group Holdings will acquire 100% of the stock of Illume Software Inc., a Boston-based mobile software company that created iZup software, a solution to cellphone-related distracted driving

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas prices Rise, Oil Falls

This week, U.S. diesel prices increased by less than a tenth of a cent to $3.850 from $3.848. However, the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and West Coast regions all saw very slight price decreases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

TransAxle Named Remanufacturer of the Year

During its annual summit in Las Vegas, the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association awarded TransAxle LLC its Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year award

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Announces Law Department Moves

American Trucking Associations announced two personnel moves: the promotion of Prasad Sharma to senior vice president and general counsel and the hiring of Richard Pianka as the association's new vice president and deputy chief counsel

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