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September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Another Service Center in Pennsylvania

Old Dominion Freight Line opened a new service center in Altoona, Pa., in response to significant growth in the region

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

EIA Projects World Energy Use to Increase by 53% by 2035; China and India Lead

Worldwide energy consumption will grow by 53% between 2008 and 2035, according to a report by the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

TMW Brings D2Link to Android

TMW Systems' mobile communications software for smartphones, D2Link, is now available for the Android platform on a group of certified devices

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Qualcomm Announces HOS Integration, DVIR Application at TMW

Qualcomm's Hours of Service electronic driver logs application now integrates with TMW Systems' Innovative IES Enterprise Transportation Software. It also released its electronic vehicle inspection application, which can interface with TMW's maintenance software

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Down

Diesel prices fell for a second straight week, dropping 2.9 cents to $3.833 a gallon average nationwide, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Business as Usual for Schneider National Freight Crossing Mexican Border

Following the cross-border agreement announced this summer between the United States and Mexico, Schneider National, one of the largest United States-Mexico cross-border carriers, says it's "business as usual" as the carrier moves customer freight across the two countries' border

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Downturn in Retail Container Traffic Ending as Retailers Prepare for Holidays

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is beginning to see cautious increases over last year again, ending a summer-long downturn as retailers prepare for the holiday season,

Tags: Intermodal

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Virginia Gets Preliminary Approval to Toll I-95

The Federal Highway Administration has granted the Virginia Department of Transportation preliminary approval for Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan to toll I-95 under the Interstate Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program

Tags: Highways

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Polar Expands Jarco Propane Tank Upfit Service

Polar Service Centers is now installing Jarco propane bobtails at its locations in Sacramento, Houston, and Spartanburg, S.C

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

TMW Exec Looks to Future in Giving Fleets Insights into Operations

As TMW Systems continues to expand the depth and breadth of its fleet software offerings, helping fleets improve their operations by better management of information, President and CEO Dave Wangler envisions building something "as cool for trucking" as the ability to "pinch and zoom" on a touchscreen

Tags: Events

September 18, 2011 - Industry News

Russian Truck Show Highlights Fast-Growing Market

Paccar subsidiary DAF, shown here at COMTRANS, is establishing itself on the Russian market with a new office in Moscow, just opened.

During five days in September, the commercial vehicle show COMTRANS in Russian capital Moscow displayed all possible offerings in this rapidly emerging market from Russian, Western, Japanese and even Chinese manufacturers

September 18, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Completes Restructuring

Shareholders of YRC Wordwide Friday voted overwhelmingly in favor of its restructuring

September 18, 2011 - Industry News

Truckers Hit by Rocks on 401 in Ontario

On Friday, three truck drivers were pelted with rocks while driving along the 401 near Woodstock, Ontario

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

Peterbilt Model 386 First Smartway-Designated Alternative Fuel Vehicle

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Peterbilt's Model 386 liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck as its first SmartWay-designated alternative fuel vehicle, according to the company

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

Georgia Inspections to be Done by State Officials

Georgia is ending a program that has allowed local police departments to inspect commercial vehicles for safety violations, reports an Atlanta TV station

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

PTDI Recertifies Five Driver Training Courses

Five truck driver training programs that recently received course recertification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) expect the driver shortage and increased regulations will benefit their programs and the driving public

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

Daimler's New Actros for Europe: Will We See Any Tech Here?

The Gigaspace cab of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is almost a full 4 meters tall (13 feet). The inside headroom is 2.3 meters (6.5 ft).

Daimler's new Actros heavy-duty truck, the result of a $1.4 billion investment, was launched in Europe with a huge press event that echoed Daimler exec Andreas Renschler's Mid-America Trucking Show comment, "Size matters.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Global, Daimler Trucks North America

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

New Petro Stopping Center in Indiana

TravelCenters of America completed the renovations and rebranding of the newest Petro full-service travel center at Exit 23 off I-70, 1035 West State Road 42, Brazil, Ind

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

Congress Clears Highway Program Extension

The Senate yesterday approved, 92 to 6, a measure that will extend the current highway program through next March, clearing the way for final passage

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Fleets Will Power Global Natural Gas Vehicle Market Through 2016

Worldwide sales of natural gas vehicles are expected to grow rapidly over the next five years, to 3.2 million units annually by 2016 from 1.9 million in 2010, according to a recent report from Pike Research

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens in Bennett, Colo.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new truckstop in Bennett, Colo., located at I-70, Exit 304

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle to Celebrate Allentown, Penn., Expansion

A. Duie Pyle is planning a celebration of its expanding capabilities in Pennsylvania with the recent opening of the company's newest Service Center in Allentown. A special event for local customers and dignitaries will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

Paccar Earns #1 Technology Ranking in InformationWeek Magazine

Paccar has earned the top technology ranking in InformationWeek magazine's 2011 Top 500 company listing for its in-dash SmartNav and NavPlus navigation/infotainment units and its new TruckerLink application that builds upon the Paccar Connected Truck program

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

UPS To Offer Customer-Controlled Package Delivery Service

UPS announced the launch of UPS My Choice, a new service that places greater control over home delivery in the hands of the consumer

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

Worldwide Equipment Relocates and Expands Charleston, W.Va., Parts & Service

Worldwide Equipment has relocated and expanded its parts facility in the Charleston area to a new location that includes 12 service bays and room for additional parts inventory

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