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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

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

Carriers Backing Away from New Truck Buying Plans

The recent Third Quarter 2011 Transport Capital Partners (TCP) Business Expectations Survey found that only 5% of carriers are planning to add 16% or more capacity in the next year, down from 29% that had such plans six months ago

Tags: Economy

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

Arrow Now Accepting Nominations for "Back On The Road" 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, Arrow Truck Sales' Back On The Road program will put a deserving trucker back on the road. This year, Mack Trucks will be the presenting sponsor

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Net Orders Better Than Expected in September

Preliminary net orders for North America heavy and medium commercial vehicles, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC, continue to show month-over-month improvement in Septembe

Tags: Economy

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Reorganizes Truck Operations

Denny Slagle will head up the new Group Trucks Sales and Marketing Americas.

The Volvo Group is reorganizing its various truck-making companies into regional sales and marketing units and two central product development and production units, rather than organizing them via the four brand companies (Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks and UD Trucks)

October 4, 2011 - Industry News

CVSN Appoints New Officers, Directors

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network appointed new officers and three new directors at the recent CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit in Washington, D.C

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Watchdog Agency Offers Course Correction on CSA

The CSA truck safety enforcement program is missing pieces and is behind schedule, so it's too soon to tell how effective it will be, but data gathered so far suggests that it will be an improvement over the old enforcement system, says the Government Accountability Office

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Iowa DOT to Reopen I-29 in Southwest Iowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation plans to reopen Interstate 29 later this week from the Missouri state line to U.S. 34 (exit 32) near Pacific Junction. Portions of this section of the interstate have been closed since June 15

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down Again; Crude Oil At One-Year Low

National on-highway diesel prices fell by 3.7 cents last week to average $3.749 per gallon. The pace of falling prices decelerated from the previous week's 4.7-cent drop

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana, Kentucky Announce Plans For Sherman Minton Bridge Repairs

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said the two states have agreed on a solution to repair the Sherman Minton Bridge following three weeks of inspection, testing and analysis

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

IANA To Offer Roadside Inspection Webinar on Oct. 12

The Intermodal Association of North America will offer the first of a three-part webinar series on roadability compliance on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. EDT

Tags: Events

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Fleet Group Pushes for Cell Phone Ban for Commercial Drivers

NAFA Fleet Management Association is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to move quickly to ban the use of mobile devices by commercial drivers except in emergencies

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

TMC Announces Technician Scholarship Winners

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has awarded five truck technician scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year in partnership with WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio and Lincoln Technical Institute

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