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January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Gas, Oil Prices Start 2012 on an Upswing

Diesel prices are down as far as the national average, but are up in some regions of the country, and gasoline and crude oil prices both rose Tuesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Equity Firm Buys Keen Transport

Los-Angeles based Platinum Equity has acquired Keen Transport Co., Carlisle, Pa., which includes Keen Transport Inc. and Cressler Trucking Inc

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Otter Tail Corp. Sells North Dakota-based Trucking Business to Texas Holding Company

On Dec. 29, Otter Tail Corp. announced it had sold its North Dakota-based trucking business, E.W. Wylie,

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Ferro to Address MTA Convention & Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro will address the opening session of the 50th Anniversary Mid-West Truckers Association Convention and Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show Feb. 3 in Peoria, Ill

Tags: Events

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

California Gasoline Consumption Down 2.0% in Q3, Diesel Up 6.6%

In California, gasoline consumption decreased 2.0 percent in the third quarter and declined 2.1 percent in September. Diesel fuel consumption increased 6.6 percent in the third quarter and rose 7.0 percent in September compared to last year

Tags: Economy

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Gas, Diesel, Jet Fuel are Top U.S. Exports

America is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel than any other single export, according to U.S. Census data going back to 1990. A decade ago, fuel wasn't even among the top 25 exports

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Supervisor Jailed for Accepting Bribes

A DOT official in New York State was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to felony bribe-taking

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Industry Expects Strong Start to 2012

A late-year surge in trailer orders kick starts 2012.

Commercial trailer net orders surged in November, with 28,393 trailers added to the order board

Tags: Economy

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Hikes Truck Tolls January 1

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Sunday Jan. 1, 2012, new toll rates and other changes take effect at Maryland's toll facilities

Tags: Highways

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Tolling Begins Today on Seattle's Highway 520 Bridge

Tolling on one of the state's busiest bridges is set to begin Thursday, but state transportation officials are expecting traffic on the route to be much lighter than usual

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Secretary of Energy to Deliver Keynote Address at Green Truck Summit

United States Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will give the keynote address at the 2012 Green Truck Summit on Monday, March 5 at The Work Truck Show 2012

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Containerized Exports up 5.8%, Asian Imports Almost Flat

The 3.7% gain in overall U.S. international ocean container volume follows an 11.8% year-over-year increase in 2010. Photo by Maersk Lines.

U.S. international containerized trade grew about 3.7% in 2011, a sharp slowdown from double-digit gains from the year before, according to preliminary figures from PIERS

Tags: Intermodal

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Wins Grand Prize in TCI's "12 Days of Christmas" Promotion

Ron Phares of Springfield, Ill wins TCI's "12 Days of Christmas" promotion.

Ron Phares of Springfield, IL, was drawn as the grand-prize winner of Illinois-based Truck Centers, Inc.'s "12 Days of Christmas" promotion

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Trailer Industry Expects Strong Start to 2012

Commercial trailer net orders surged in November, with 28,393 trailers added to the order board

Tags: Economy

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Poll Finds Tolls More Popular Than Higher Fuel Taxes

In a Reason-Rupe poll of 1,200 adults, 58% of respondents said they would rather pay tolls if and when they use a particular lane or highway, rather than paying higher fuel taxes

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Study: Early Cellphone Safety Studies Likely Overestimated Crash Risk

A Wayne State University study published in the January 2012 issue of the journal Epidemiology points out that two influential early studies of cellphone use and crash risk may have overestimated the relative risk of conversation on cellphones while driving

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Drops 4 Cents a Gallon, Gasoline and Crude Oil each Gain

In its fifth straight weekly decline, diesel prices dropped 3.7 cents this week in the Department of Energy's weekly price survey

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Motorcoach Drivers May be Next to Get New HOS Rules

First, airline pilots were handed a new set of HOS rules. Then trucking got new marching orders from FMCSA. Bus drivers may be next. FMCSA has published a public listening session notice for motorcoach HOS

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Frustrated Montreal-area Truckers Apply Congestion Surcharges

Truckers in Montreal, Que. have begun charging customers traffic surcharges to compensate for increased operating costs

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

New HOS Rule Will Cause Delays for Manufacturers and Cost the Economy

National Association of Manufacturers has come out against trucking's new hours-of-service rule, saying the rule will have a negative impact on manufacturers' supply chains, distribution operations and productivity

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Study: Refinery Closures Will Drive Fuel Prices Up

A study released on Friday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration suggests gasoline prices could spike and ultra-low sulfur diesel supplies could be compromised by the potential closure of three Delaware Valley refineries

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Another Chameleon Carrier Owner Indicted

The owner of a suspected chameleon carrier, DDL Transport, LLC, was indicted in Columbus, Ga. on several counts stemming from non-disclosure of information and operating with under an out-of-service order.

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Used Truck Volumes Continue Slide in November

Older units with more miles may require more refurbishing work, and so will talke longer to make it to market. Photo by Jim Park.

Reported volumes of used Classe 3-8 truck sales continued their slide into negative territory in November

Tags: Economy

December 26, 2011 - Industry News

Second Fatal Wheel-off Raises Questions About Truck Safety in Ontario

The wheel suspected to be involved in Thursday's fatal wheel-off incident, showing elongated stud holes, indicating loose wheel nuts. Photo from CBC.

A woman driving a Honda Civic was killed by a flying truck wheel near Hamilton, Ont. on Thursday. It was the province's second fatal wheel-off incident in as many weeks

December 26, 2011 - Industry News

PETA Urging Memorials for Animals Killed in Highway Crashes

The animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to erect highway memorials to the victims" of highway crashes involving animals

Tags: Highways

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