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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

December 26, 2011 - Industry News

North Carolina DOT Completes I-40 Widening Project

Raleigh area drivers are enjoying a faster commute and smoother drive thanks to the completion of a $49 million highway widening project recently completed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation -- on time and on budget

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2011 - Industry News

Western Star to Host Second Annual 'Serious Trucks Challenge'

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. will offer customers an opportunity test drive its all-new 4700 truck model and compare it to leading competitor models at World of Concrete 2012

December 26, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Announces Additional Emergency Truck Parking During Winter Storms

MDOT has announced a new mobile app that gives truckers an easy way to navigate to six new lots and to existing truck parking.

MDOT has released a list of park and ride lots truckers can use during snow storms of six inches or more instead of parking along highway ramps and shoulders

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2011 - Industry News

Top 11 Trucking Stories of 2011

As we near the end of 2011, it's time to take a look back at some of the top stories of the year. To do so, we looked at the most-visited stories on our website, Truckinginfo.com, and combined it with what HDT's editors saw as the most important stories of the year

December 22, 2011 - Industry News

Happy Holidays

There will be no news on Truckinginfo.com Monday, Dec. 26, due to the Christmas holiday

Tags: Events

December 22, 2011 - Industry News

Happy Holidays!

Other than Oliver Patton's analysis of the new hours of service rule, there will be no news on Truckinginfo today due to the Christmas holiday

Tags: Events

December 22, 2011 - Industry News

New Hours Rule Likely Headed Back to Court

There's a good chance the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new hours of service rule is going back to court. Just hours after the new rule was released, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety indicated that it may resume its challenge of the 11-hour limit on driving

December 22, 2011 - Industry News

Final HOS Rule Retains 11-Hour Driving Limit

The long-awaited final rule on revised hours of service has been released, keeping the current 11-hour daily driving limit but cutting by 12 hours the maximum number of hours a truck driver can work within a week

December 22, 2011 - Industry News

Fresh Healthy Cafe Open at California TA

TravelCenters of America has opened a Fresh Healthy Cafe at TA Livingston, located at SR 99, Exit 203 - Winton Parkway, in Livingston, Calif

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Clean Ports Bill Introduced in Senate

A bill that would give ports more authority over drayage operations has been introduced in the Senate. Among other things, the bill would clear the way for ports to ban owner-operators and require all drivers to be employees of companies.

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Adds High-Tech Laundry Facilities

TravelCenters of America is replacing all the washers and dryers in its 190 laundry rooms at company-owned locations by the end of March 2012

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

California Reminds Truck Owners of Jan. 1 Clean Air Deadline

The California Air Resources Board is reminding owners of heavier diesel trucks and buses that new emission reducing regulations go into effect Jan. 1, 2012, and many businesses may need to report compliance online

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Small Georgia Fleet Owner Indicted for Violating OOS, Chameleon Carrier Charge

A man who apparently reincarnated an out-of-service trucking company -- and allegedly kept operating after the chameleon company also was put out of service -- has been indicted on federal charges

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Lexis-Nexis Report Highlights Potential Problem Areas in Driver Safety and Screening

A new study finds commercial driver applications with incomplete or inaccurate information increased 20% in 2011, pointing to an area fleets can target to improve safety and compliance

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Kenworth of Buffalo Opens Full-Service Facility in Albany Area

Kenworth of Buffalo has opened a full-service facility for the Albany area in Colonie, N.Y., that is easily accessible from the U.S. Interstate 87 and 90 interchange

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Holiday Season Prime Time for Cargo Theft

Cargo thieves don't take time off during the holidays -- in fact, they may turn to more aggressive methods, say freight security experts

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Containerized Exports Drop

U.S. containerized exports dropped 3% year-over-year in October after a strong third quarter, an abrupt brake that included the first decline in motor vehicle exports in more than a year, reported The Journal of Commerce/PIERS

Tags: Intermodal

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers $1,000 Rebate To OOIDA Members

Kenworth is extending its $1,000 rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association through 2012

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Edged 0.3% Higher in November

Truck tonnage rose 0.3% in November after rising a revised 0.4% in October, according to the American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index

Tags: Economy

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