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April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Co. Names New CEO/President

Marc Rogers has been named president and CEO of Interstate Distributor Co. Rogers joined the company from Schneider National, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Launches Trucking Mentors Program

Trucker Buddy International is launching a new program called Trucking Mentors, directed at teaching high school students to drive safely around big rig trucks. Trucking Mentors matches professional drivers with a high school located either locally or along the route of the driver. The driver then visits the high school once or twice a year to talk about safe highway driving and help build a positive image of the trucking industry among teenage drivers

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Buys D&E Transport

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, an asset-light transportation and logistics services provider, has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of D&E Transport, an asset-light flatbed carrier focused primarily on food and agricultural products

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Appoints Director of Sales for DriveForce Canada

Meritor named Barry Eckel director of OEM Sales & Canada, as a member of the Meritor DriveForce team. Eckel is responsible for leading the Meritor DriveForce sales and service organization for truck and trailer in Canada

April 22, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Withdraws Sleep Apnea Proposal

FMCSA apparently jumped the gun with its Friday announcement that it proposed to adopt the recommendations of two advisory panels for tougher sleep apnea guidelines

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Atlas Van Lines Releases App for Inventory Process

Atlas Van Lines has launched a moving-industry-focused inventory app, AtlasNet Inventory

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Partners With University of Illinois

Navistar is the newest corporate affiliate of The Hoeft Technology & Management program at the University of Illinois, the university's undergraduate minor degree bridging the College of Business with the College of Engineering

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Rhode Island DOT Lifts Weight Limit on I-95 in Pawtucket

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation opened the first span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge to traffic on I-95 North. The opening of this structure will allow RIDOT to lift the northbound 18-ton weight limi

Tags: Highways

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Makers Report Choppy Order Volume in First Quarter

Mack says it has not had to cut production as some truck makers have.

Demand for Class 8 trucks "has hit a soft patch," but at least one industry analyst expects that to be temporary. March Class 8 new and net orders of 22,038 and 20,025 units, respectively, were the lowest order volume since last July, reports ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth-Kansas City is First Kenworth Paccar MX Dealer of Year

MHC Kenworth - Kansas City is the first recipient of the new Kenworth Paccar MX Dealer of the Year award.

MHC Kenworth-Kansas City was named the first recipient of the Kenworth Paccar MX Dealer of the Year award for the U.S. and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

Tags: Events

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

ATA CEO Speaks on Industry Challenges, Natural Gas

Bill Graves, who spoke at the 14th Annual Pegasus TransTech User Conference, said he expects the increased use of natural gas will bring major changes to the trucking industry.

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves is optimistic about the future of trucking and expects that the increased use of natural gas as truck fuel will bring major changes to the industry. However, the former two-term Kansas governor expressed concern over the apparent inability of Congress to agree on a transportation bill as well as about the higher Interstate speed limits being posted in some states

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

2013 ATD Convention Moves to Orlando, Fla.

The American Truck Dealers is moving its 2013 Convention and Expo to Orlando, Fla., in response to survey results of attendees from the past convention. The 2013 ATD convention was originally scheduled for Tampa next April

Tags: Events

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Long Island Truck Parts Celebrates 40 Years

Long Island Truck Parts will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Markel Acquires Havco

Markel Ventures, a Markel Corp. subsidiary, has acquired a majority interest in Havco WP LLC, a privately held company headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Mo

April 20, 2012 - Industry News

Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection Announce New Leadership

From left, Crawford, Stone and Shelton

Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection have new leadership. Roger Crawford has been promoted to president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel - North America OEM. Todd Shelton joins Fontaine Parts Connection as president, joined by Larry Stone as vice president of business development

April 19, 2012 - Industry News

Three More Companies Settle in 'Hot Fuel' Suits

Lawsuits in recent years have charged oil companies and fuel providers with failing to adjust prices for temperature changes.

Three companies, Walmart (and its Sam's Club subsidiary), Valero Energy Corp. and Casey's General Stores have joined the ranks of businesses settling "hot fuel" lawsuits, reports the Kansas City Star

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 19, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Guidance for Sleep Apnea

Proposed recommendations will provide guidance to DOT examiners on sleep apnea, but the panels see this as an interim step toward a comprehensive rule.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing tougher standards for sleep apnea evaluation. The agency is adopting the recommendations of two advisory panels, one from the medical community and one representing industry, enforcement, labor and safety advocacy interests, for how medical examiners should evaluate the condition

April 19, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler Opens Chennai, India, Production Plant for BharatBenz Trucks

Daimler's new Indian production plant, an investment of 44 billion Indian rupees (more than $900 million), is almost 400-acres.

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles completed its new Oragadam-Chennai production plant in India. The facility will produce the BharatBenz product range for the Indian volume market

April 19, 2012 - Industry News

No Clear Answers on Highway Bill

The House extension contains a provision authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which the Obama administration opposes until the project gets State Department clearance. (Photo courtesy of BP)

House passage of another 90-day extension of the highway program sets the stage for another nail-biter. Including today, there are 31 working days left before the current extension expires. The extension the House passed on Wednesday would give the House and Senate until the end of the fiscal year in September to negotiate the details of a highway bill that lasts longer than 90 days

April 19, 2012 - Industry News

Employee Misclassification Report No Good, Says New York State Motor Truck Association

A new report published by the Drum Major Institute claims to illustrate widespread abuse through the misclassification of employees in the truck transportation industry. The New York Motor Truck Association, however, says this report is just a tool the Teamsters Union is usin

April 19, 2012 - Industry News

Most Fleets Report Positive 1Q Numbers

J.B. Hunt, Swift Transportation, Marten Transport, Werner Enterprises, and Heartland Express reported strong results for the first quarter of 2011, despite increased fuel prices and a sluggish economy. USA Trucks, however, experienced a 1Q loss due to an increase in unmanned tractors

April 18, 2012 - Industry News

Package Delivery Fleets Obtain Hydraulic Hybrids for Evaluations

The first hydraulic hybrid package delivery vans produced for regular service are now in the hands of three major fleets for evaluations, according to the Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Truck Users Forum (HTUF)

April 18, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth Honors Rihm as Medium-Duty Dealer of Year

From left: Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president; Kari Rihm, president and CEO of award winner Rihm Kenworth; and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager, marketing and sales.

Rihm Kenworth received the 2011 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

April 18, 2012 - Industry News

House Passes Another Highway Bill Extension, Heads to Conference Committee

Once again, the U.S. House of Representatives has kicked the can down the road on highway funding. Despite a presidential veto threat, the Republican legislation extended transportation funding through September -- the 10th such extension -- and mandates construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline

April 18, 2012 - Industry News

Containerized Exports Jumped 9.6% in February

After 1.9% growth in January, U.S. containerized exports surged in February, rising 9.6% year-over-year and 4% from the previous month. The total February volume - measured in 20-foot equivalent container units - was 1,014,176 TEU

Tags: Intermodal


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