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November 14, 2011 - Industry News

October Class 8 Truck Sales Double Over Previous Year

U.S. retail sales of 17,424 Class 8 trucks in October were up from the 15,937 sold in September and double the number sold a year ago, when only 8,714 Class 8 trucks were sold in October 2010

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Truckstop Product Sales Index up 10%

Total merchandise purchases by truckstops nationwide served by McLane Corp. increased 10% during the 2011 third quarter compared with a year earlier, led largely by growth in automotive product and hot dispensed beverage sales, according to the McLane-NATSO Index

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Cyclist Tragedy Sparks Side Guard Debate in Canada

Olivia Chow thinks all trucks need side guards on their trailers and she is introducing a bill in Canada's Parliament to try to make it a reality

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Express Orders 'Reach' Aero, Lightweight Walk-In Vans from Utilimaster, Isuzu

FedEx Express has placed a "large" order for the Reach commercial van put into production last month by Utilimaster Corporation and Isuzu Commercial Truck. The vehicles, which claim 35% better fuel economy than standard walk-in vans, are to be delivered to FedEx by the end of this year

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Shortages Hit Nebraska, Surrounding States

Look for continued diesel shortages in Nebraska, western Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and the Dakotas over the next several more weeks

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Delays Keystone Pipeline

The Obama Administration last week announced that it wants a more environmentally friendly route for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, which will delay approval for as much as a year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Freightliner Awards Top 50 Dealers Elite Status

Freightliner Trucks has awarded its top 50 dealer sales professionals "Elite" status through its annual Leland James Sales Achievement program

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Cass Truckload Index Shows Better Linehaul Rates

Truckload carriers continue to command prices that are well above those from a year ago, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index

Tags: Economy

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Groeneveld Expands U.S. Dealer Network

Groeneveld is based in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, but is growing its dealer network for automatic greasing systems in the U.S.

Groeneveld Group, a global supplier of automatic greasing systems and OilMaster oil management devices, is expanding its dealer network in the United States

November 11, 2011 - Industry News

Western Star Unveils Calendar

Western Star's movie-themed 2012 calendar is now available

November 11, 2011 - Industry News

ACT: Forecasts for Commercial Vehicles Basically Unchanged

ACT Research says its forecasts for medium- and heavy-duty truck production remain essentially unchanged, forecasting 295,000 Class 8 truck production for 2012

Tags: Economy

November 11, 2011 - Industry News

CRST Launches Transcontinental Temperature Controlled Team Service

CRST International saw the temperature controlled team service as an opportunity to further extend its breadth of services.

CRST International, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is offering a a new expedited Transcontinental Temperature Controlled Team Service

November 10, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Country Moves to Larger Cedar Rapids Location

Truck Country, one of the largest Freightliner dealers in the country, is moving to a new 40,000-square-foot facility on I-380 just north of the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids

November 10, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Offers iPhone App

Pilot Flying J has launched My Pilot, a new iPhone application designed to assist professional drivers and motorists as they plan trips and stop to refuel and refresh while on the road

November 10, 2011 - Industry News

Missouri Moving Ahead on I-70 Tolling Plans

The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to try to convince the state General Assembly to authorize tolls for Interstate 70

Tags: Highways

November 10, 2011 - Industry News

Smith Electric Vehicles to Go Public

Smith Electric Vehicles has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, which according to some published reports could raise $125 million

November 10, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Up 39% Over Last Year

TransCore's Freight Index was up 39% in October compared to the same month in 2010. This measurement of spot market freight volume was the highest for the month of October since 2005, when pent-up demand boosted load volumes to record levels following Hurricane Katrina

Tags: Economy

November 10, 2011 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Quarles Adding Natural Gas Fueling

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has partnered with Quarles Petroleum, a Mid-Atlantic fleet fuel station operator, to add natural gas fueling services at selected Quarles station locations

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Washington State Has New Tool to Check for HOS Violations

The Washington State Patrol's Commercial Vehicle Division is using automated license plate readers to help it find drivers violating hours of service rules

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Committee First Out of Chute with Highway Bill

Last week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously reported out a bill that would reauthorize the federal highway program for two years. One move does not make a chess game, but it's a welcome developmen

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Suit Filed Over New Truck Fuel Economy Standards

A legal firm representing a group of small trucking and construction business owners in California has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the federal government's new fuel-economy standards for heavy duty and medium duty vehicles

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Sets Goals to Increase Operating Margin

Olof Persson

Growth potential in Volvo Group's existing business, combined with higher cost efficiency, give the company the potential to increase its operating margin by at least 3 percentage points, according to President and CEO Olof Persson

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

BTS: Freight Shipments Rose 0.9% in September from August

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.9% in September from August, reaching the highest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Investment Firm Buys TruckPro, Plans Expansion

Harvest Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of TruckPro Inc. from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management and plans to turn it into a nationwide concern

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Rises 1.1%

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index rose 1.1% in October after three consecutive months of negative numbers, offsetting the 1% decline in September

Tags: Economy

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