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February 29, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Highlights Innovations in Clean Diesel Technology

Diesel industry and California Air Resources Board officials held a press conference to highlight the key policies and events that led to the transformation of clean diesel technology over the past two-plus decades

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Cooper Teams up with Company to Find New Polymers for Tires

Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) , is a flowering shrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Yulex Corp. have signed an agreement to jointly work on developing guayule polymers and resins for tire applications

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Poll Explores Transportation Workers' Sleep Habits

Nearly half of truck drivers in a recently survey say they rarely or never get a good night's sleep, but that's not much worse than non-transportation workers and better than train operators and pilots

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs to be Held in Joplin, Mo.

Speedco will host this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs at its Joplin, Mo., store off Route I-44 at Exit 11.

The 30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs will take place May 17-19 at the Speedco in Joplin, Mo

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Survey Says Driver Safety a Top Concern for Light-Vehicle Fleet Managers

Fleet driver safety, reducing fuel consumption and lowering maintenance costs are the top priorities for fleet managers in the next 12-18 months, according to a recent PHH Arval survey

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Boyd Unveils 'Groundbreaking' Flatbed Intermodal Innovation

Boyd Intermodal this week unveiled a new intermodal innovation allowing double-stacking of flatbed freight on the rails

Tags: Intermodal, Alabama, Flatbed

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Seven Franchises in Midwest and Pacific Northwest

Paccar Leasing will open seven new locations in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest as it continues to expand its franchise network in the United States

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Files Brief in Support of FMCSA on EOBR Challenge

American Trucking Associations filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief on Feb. 24 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's defense of electronic logging devices

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Lee Long, Southeastern Freight Lines, Named TMC General Chairman

Lee Long, director of maintenance for Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C., was installed as the 2012-2013 general chairman and treasurer of the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Jeff Glatus Joins Noregon Systems as Brand Manager

Noregon Systems, a North Carolina-based software provider to the transportation industry, named Jeff Glatus brand manager

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Study Says Last Mile Visibility a Growing Focus in Intermodal

Carriers and 3PLs are increasingly working together to use technology to eliminate blind spots in the movement of containers in the last mile - the final customer destination. So says a new report, Intermodal Optimization - Enhancing Last Mile Visibility and Execution, just published by the Aberdeen Group

Tags: Intermodal

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Retreats 4% in January

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4% in January after surging 6.4% in December 2011. The latest contraction put the index at 119.4 (2000=100), down from December's record level of 124.4.

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

December Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 11.6% Year Over Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11.6% higher in December 2011 than in December 2010, totaling $74.2 billion

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Reports $86 Million Net Loss for 4Q 2011

YRC Worldwide Inc. reported a net loss of $86 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. This compares to net income of $15 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, which included an $87 million income tax benefit primarily due to a favorable IRS settlement

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Compli Names David Childers CEO

Dave Childers is Compli's new CEO.

David Childers is the new chief executive officer at Compli, a provider of HR, safety and compliance management software

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

ACOFAS to Host Shop Safety Clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists is conducting a two-day Shop Safety Clinic covering Department of Labor postings, Environmental Protection Agency requirements and Occupational Safety and Hazard Agency regulations that affect truck repair shops

Tags: Events

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Spikes to More Than $4, Crude Prices Moderate

More truckers are seeing this as diesel is again at $4 a gallon. (Photo by Jim Park)

The average U.S. diesel price is up to $4.051 after a spike of 9 cents, and gas prices increased an average of 13 cents, reports the Energy Information Administration in its weekly Gas and Fuel Update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts New HOS Examples

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a new document on its website illustrating 20 logbook examples under the new hours of service rule

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

First Guard Insurance Announces Fleet Safety Award Winners

Truck insurer First Guard Insurance announced the four winners of its 2011 fleet safety awards

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Used Truck Prices Up in January as Volumes Slip

Used Class 8 truck price appreciation was prevalent in January sales in the retail and wholesale channels, according to ACT Research

Tags: Economy

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Travel Plaza in St. George, S.C.

Pilot Flying J opened a new travel plaza in St. George, S.C., located at 113 Motel Drive at Exit 77 off Interstate 95 along U.S. Highway 78. The 13,350-square-foot travel center features six gasoline islands, eight diesel

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Work Truck Show in Indianapolis Next Week

Work Truck Show attendees visit with more than 550 exhibitors covering 500,000 square feet of show floor at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The Work Truck Show returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 6-8. Booth space at the show is sold out, with a record 563 exhibitors displaying Class 1-8 truck chassis, bodies, equipment and components

Tags: Events

February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking to Host Third Annual "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel"

Above, participants from the 2011 WIT event.

The Women In Trucking Association will host its third annual "Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel" at the Mid-America Trucking Show on Sat., March 24. Any woman with a commercial driver's license is encouraged to attend, including WIT members and non-members

Tags: Events

February 26, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Study Proves ROI on Tire Inflation and Pressure Monitoring Systems

Steer and trailer tires in the test and control fleets were not that different, but researchers saw a large difference in the drive tire wear between the control and test fleets.

A research project recently completed by the U.S. DOT proves that tire inflation systems and tire pressure monitoring systems can help reduce fuel consumption and improve tread life while lowering tire maintenance costs

February 26, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Looking for More Participation in Cross-Border Program

Department of Transportation officials are urging more Mexican companies to apply for the cross-border pilot program that went into effect last fall

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