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May 1, 2012 - Industry News

BTC Announces Percentage Pay Plan for Drivers

Builders Transportation Company, a Memphis, Tenn.-based flatbed carrier, announced a percentage-based pay program for company drivers

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Acquires Assets of E-Z Pack Manufacturing

Navistar Inc. is acquiring certain assets of E-Z Pack Manufacturing, including intellectual property. The announcement was made at Waste Expo 2012, North America's largest solid waste and recycling industry trade show. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Containerized Exports Rebound in March

Driven by a surge in furniture and auto parts shipments to the U.S., containerized imports in March rose 7.3% over 2011. This increase to 1.37 million 20-foot-equivalent units came on the heels of a 5.9% decline in February

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Qualcomm Unveils Breakout Session Lineup for Management Conference

Qualcomm released the lineup of interactive breakout session topics and speakers for its upcoming Vision 2012 Management Conference, June 4-7 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego

Tags: Events

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Announces 2012-13 Scholarship Program

The Truckload Carriers Association officially opened the application process for its annual scholarship program. Interested applicants have until 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 15, 2012, to complete the application

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Driver Posthumously Named TCA Highway Angel

Raul C. Perez Jr. was posthumously named a Highway Angel after he was killed while checking on a vehicle that had been in an accident.

The Truckload Carriers Association is honoring a professional truck driver who was killed while attempting to help an accident victim. Raul C. Perez Jr., who drove for Aquatic Trucking Co. of Lancaster, Texas, has been named TCA's latest Highway Angel

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Feb. Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 17.4% Year-Over-Year

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 17.4% higher in February 2012 than in February 2011, totaling $78.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza In Canada

Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel plaza in Ayr, Ontario, and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and motorists. The travel plaza is located at 2492 Cedar

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Bay Area Multi-Axle Vehicle Tolls to Rise July 1

Due to toll increases for multi-axle vehicles in the Bay Area, the fully indexed toll rate on the Golden Gate Bridge will be $6 times the number of axles, with a $5-per-axle rate for FasTrak customers. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

California's Bay Area Toll Authority is reminding drivers of big-rig trucks, cars, trucks hauling trailers and any other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles, that the second step in the two-phase toll increase approved in 2010 for multi-axle vehicles on Bay Area toll bridges takes effect July 1

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Northwood Offers Operations & Supply Chain Management Degree

Starting in the fall semester 2012, Northwood University will offer a new degree program in Operations & Supply Chain Management. Graduates of the program will be equipped to lead operations and supply chain management activities around the world

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Bobit Business Media Acquires Newport Business Media

Bobit Business Media, a B-to-B media company specializing in the vehicle-fleet business, announced that it has acquired Newport Business Media's publishing properties -- Heavy Duty Trucking, TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and Newport Poster Network -- making Bobit the largest fleet media company in the world, according to Bobit

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation Increases Temperature Control Driver Pay

Maverick is implementing a .02 cents/mile across-the-board increase for drivers in its temperature control division.

Citing customer growth and continued company expansion, Maverick Transportation LLC announced a pay raise for its temperature control drivers, effective April 29

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Saia, ABF Freight Report Contrasting 1Q Results

Two different LTL carriers, Saia Inc. and ABF Freight, reported opposite 1Q financial results. While Saia reported huge increases from 1Q 2011 to 1Q 2012, ABF Freight reported huge losses

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Drops for Third Straight Week, Oil Falls Due to Europe Concerns

Gasoline and diesel fuel prices dropped again this week, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Oil prices fell because of continuing concerns over Europe's economy. The average U.S. diesel price fallen for the third

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Dossier Users Group Sets Annual Meeting for New Orleans

The Dossier User Group, Arsenault Associates' software producer, will hold its annual Summit this year in New Orleans, Oct. 23-25. The conference will be preceded by an optional Day of Service to help rebuild the city, which is still being restored after Hurricane Katrina

Tags: Events

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Mexican Drivers Protest Double-Trailers

Independent truckers in Mexico are calling for clearer, better rules on vehicle weights and dimensions, reports the Associated Press

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Private Fleet Executives Honored

The National Private Truck Council and Heavy Duty Trucking honored six private fleet executives and one allied member with the 2012 NPTC Leadership Awards during the association's annual convention in Cincinnati, Ohio

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

TransEdge Truck Center Named Mack Distributor of the Year

Mack Trucks named TransEdge Truck Center of Pittsburgh its 2011 North American Distributor of the Year

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Oklahoma Creates Fund for New Ports of Entry

The first of the nine new Oklahoma weigh stations opened last week on Interstate 35 in Kay County near the Kansas border.

Last week, by a vote of 65-17, the Oklahoma House passed legislation that will fund nine new Port of Entry weigh and inspection stations in the state, reports The Oklahoman. The measure creates a fund handled by

Tags: Highways

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

Arpin International Opens Office in Arizona

Arpin International Group has opened a new branch office in Phoenix, the company's first in Arizona, to accommodate its growing operation in the Southwest. The office is at 11225 N. 28th Drive

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

Drivers Get to Show Off in Driving Skills Safety Challenge

The Mack Driving Skills Safety Challenge will take place May 1-2 at Waste Expo 2012 in Las Vegas. Competitors will test their skills in a Mack TerraPro model.

The Mack Driving Skills Safety Challenge, scheduled for May 1-2 at Waste Expo 2012 in Las Vegas, allows drivers to show off how to safely operating refuse and recycling routes while competing for prizes

Tags: Events

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

Watch for Highway Restrictions During Chicago NATO Summit

The Illinois DOT says during the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20-21, it's best to avoid the city, especially downtown and South Loop, during that week. It's also placing certain restrictions (with no permit loads) on oversize and overweight loads

Tags: Highways

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

More Fleets Report Positive 1Q Financials

(UPDATED) Most carriers are reporting positive first quarter financial results, and some are setting records with their numbers. P.A.M, UPS, Old Dominion, Ryder, Celadon, Knight, Landstar and Universal Truckload all reported increased revenues for the first quarter of 2012.

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Sales Help Daimler Post Profit for First Quarter

The Daimler Trucks division, which includes the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star and Fuso brands, posted a 21% jump in sales in the quarter.

Boosted by booming sales for Daimler Trucks and Mercedes-Benz cars, Daimler reported positive numbers for 1Q 2012 despite higher spending.

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Congressmen Call for Suspension in Toll Hikes

Tolls are going up on New York-New Jersey crossings like the George Washington Bridge.

Several New Jersey Congressmen asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to delay a second round of toll hikes scheduled for December until the agency can prove it has its finances in order,

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