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October 7, 2011 - Industry News

I-29 in Southwest Iowa to Reopen Saturday

The Iowa Department of Transportation plans to reopen Interstate 29 at 10 a.m. tomorrow, from the Missouri state line to U.S. 34 (exit 32) near Pacific Junction. Interstate 29 in southwest Iowa has been closed since June 15

Tags: Highways

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Survey Reveals Logistics Leaders More Optimistic about Long-Term Growth

Growth projections are most optimistic in Asia, with companies expecting 15.8% growth in 2012. Photo credit: Maersk Lines

The recently released 18th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers revealed logistics companies experienced improved economic conditions in 2010. Nearly 90 percent of companies surveyed in North America met or exceeded revenue projections compared with only 50 percent in 2009

Tags: Economy

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Two Key Speakers Named for HDAW 2012

Organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week have announced the names of two key presenters for this year's conference

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Omnitek Engineering Aligns with Natural Gas Fueling Station Company

Omnitek Engineering has signed a letter of intent with San Clemente, Calif.-based Go Natural Gas to form a strategic alliance to facilitate diesel-to-natural gas truck engine conversions through turnkey programs and services

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Detroit Windsor Bridge Plans Could Move Ahead Soon

There are high hope in Michigan that the proposal to build a new international bridge will take a step forward sometime this month

Tags: Highways

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Frozen Food Express Restructures Dry Freight Services

Frozen Food Express Industries will no longer provide dry freight services via a dedicated fleet of dry van trailers, but will maintain limited service via the company's temperature-controlled trailers

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Menlo Worldwide Logistics Launches Menlo Transportation Services

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced the roll out of Menlo Transportation Services, its next-generation transportation management portfolio

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Teletrac Wins FMCSA Contract for Cross-Border Long-Haul Trucking Program

The Department of Transportation has selected Teletrac to provide fleet tracking and Hours of Service software to FMCSA for its United States - Mexico cross-border, long-haul trucking pilot program

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Planning a Five Dollar Environmental Fee on Retreaded Tires.

Citing the need to rid the state's highways of tire debris, Michigan State Representative Douglas Geiss would like to see a fee of five dollars tacked on to all retreaded tires to cover the cost

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Intervenes in U.S. Rail Dispute, Forestalling a Friday Strike

Had the White House not intervened, a walkout could have begun on Friday. Photo credit: Norfolk Southern.

President Obama has intervened in stalled contract negotiations with locomotive engineers from several freight railroads in order to head off a potential strike.

Tags: Intermodal

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Shorepower Comes to Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J has signed an agreement with Shorepower Technologies to install anti-idling technology at five California truck stops one in Texas

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop opens in DeMotte, Indiana

Love's Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in DeMotte, Ind. Featuring an Arby's restaurant.

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Thomas Built Buses Honors 2011 Top Dealers

Thomas Built Buses recognized its top dealers of the year at its annual dealer meeting in Greensboro, N.C. on October 4, 2011, naming Whayne Power Systems, of Whayne Supply Company in Louisville, Ky. the top dealer

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

2011 Per-truck Revenue Climbs by 10%

TransCore's second annual Carrier Benchmark Survey shows that to date in 2011, carriers' monthly revenue was on average $1,607, or 10%, higher per truck than in 2010

Tags: Economy

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

TEC Builds New Dealership in Southern California

TEC of California, Inc. has opened a new premium, purpose-built heavy-duty trucks dealership facility in La Mirada, California

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Nominations for 2012 Highway Hero Program

Do you know a truck driver who has performed a heroic deed? Don't miss the deadline to recognize drivers who put themselves in harm's way to save someone else.

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

China's Commercial Vehicle Market Shows Mixed Results in Q2

Performance was mixed in China's commercial vehicle market during Q2'11. Sales of medium-duty trucks was strong, while the heavy-duty sector languished

Tags: Economy

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA to Study Individual Driver Differences, Performance Capabilities, Risk Factors

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration intends to investigate the differences among characteristics of individual commercial drivers that may or may not factor into crash propensity

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Boehner, Cantor Call on DOT to Halt HOS Rewrite

Changing the current HOS rules would produce a billion-dollar regulatory burden. Photo by Jim Park.

The top Republican leaders of the House have joined the chorus calling on the Department of Transportation to withdraw the pending hours of service rewrite and stick with the current rule

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Tank Carriers Seek Relief from Pending Rules

Proposed wetlines rules have twice been rejected by regulators on grounds that costs exceeded benefits. Photo by Jim Park.

Tank carriers are asking the Department of Transportation to drop a pair of rules-in-progress on grounds that they are unnecessary and ineffective. John Conley, president of the National Tank Truck Carriers, the industry's national association, asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to consider withdrawing two proposals that fit President Obama's description as putting "an unnecessary burden on businesses."

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Electronics & Mechatronics Clinic Set for BIG R Show

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association's Electronics & Mechatronics Division International BIG R Show Clinic is scheduled for Monday, October 31st from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

EFS and TCH Create Joint Venture; Plan to Merge Businesses

First Data Corp. and Transportation Clearing House have announced plans to create a joint venture company. Both companies provide unique services that, when combined, will be a leading payment card provider to the transportation industry, according to the announcement

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Shipper Group Launches Video Campaign for Heavier Trucks

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity has launched a digital video campaign to rally support for federal truck weight reform legislation known as the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act (SETA), S. 747, H.R. 763

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Donates $1.1 Million to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Love's Travel Stops raised a record $1.1 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country during its annual five-week fundraising campaign. More than 270 Love's locations sold paper donation hearts in the amounts of $1, $5, and $20

October 5, 2011 - Industry News

New Pilot Flying J Opens in Missouri

Pilot Flying J has opened a newly acquired travel center located at Highway 13 South and U.S. 54 in Collins, Mo. It is currently being remodeled to include full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public

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