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November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Horton Marks 6 Million Fan Drives Produced at Britton, S.D., Plant

Horton's Britton, S.D., plant celebrated the production of its six millionth fan drive on Nov. 15. The fan drive was manufactured for longtime Horton customer FleetPride, Inc. of The Woodlands, Texas

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

NATSO and WPMA Tap the Power of Partnership

Two conventions, two locations, one registration fee: NATSO Members and WPMA Marketer Members who register for one trade show will also be registered to attend the neighboring show at no additional cost

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Research Reveals Motor Carrier CSA Perspectives

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a report detailing impact CSA has had on the daily operations of trucking companies

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Hits Six-Month High in October: ACT

Class 8 new and net orders rose to six month highs in October, to 29,824 and 28,026 units, respectively

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Small Business Administration Proposes Size Standards Increase for Truck Renting and Leasing Industry

The Small Business Administration has issued a proposed rule to increase small business size standards for several industries under the North American Industry Classification System, including the truck renting and leasing industry

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Ups Rates by 4.9% for 2012

UPS has new published rates for 2012, including a net increase of 4.9% for UPS Ground packages and a net increase of 4.9% on all UPS Air services and U.S.-origin international shipments

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Hornish Finishes 1st at Phoenix, 7th at Homestead, but Alliance Feels Its NASCAR Sponsorship is a Consistent Winner

Penske Racing's Number 12 Dodge, driven by Sam Hornish Jr., who won at Phoenix last week but finished seventh at Homestead Miami Raceway yesterday.

Alliance Truck Parts hopes its NASCAR marketing involvement will help propel its growth, and believes it's starting to see results, said John O'Leary, a senior vice president at Daimler Trucks North America who manages the builder's aftermarket arm

November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Hoffa Easily Wins Another Term as Teamsters Head

Hoffa

James P. Hoffa easily won a fourth five-year term a president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week, winning 60% of the 230,000-plus votes

November 18, 2011 - Industry News

Drivers: Hang on to Those Medical Certificates

Truck drivers must continue to keep a copy of their medical certificate with them for another year, while states gear up to implement an electronic system for tracking the certificates

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Research Reveals Motor Carrier CSA Perspectives

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a report detailing impact CSA has impacted the daily operations of trucking companies

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Asks OMB to Consider if 'Legitimate' Reasons Exist for Hours Change

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves, has written to Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, asking whether any "legitimate reason" exists to change the current HOS rules

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Chief to Head 2012 MEMA Board

Joseph J. (Joe) McAleese, president and CEO, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, has been elected as 2012 chairman of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Board of Directors

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Total Truck Parts enhances Senior Executive Management Team

Total Truck Parts, Inc. has added two of its key managers to its Senior Executive Management Team

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop moves to No. 7 on Forbes' List

Love's Travel Stops has been named No. 7 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies.Love's made the biggest move on the list of 212 companies, jumping 11 spots from last year's ranking of No. 18

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco Honored by Wabash National

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems recently received the 2011 Platinum Supplier Award from Wabash National Corp. It is the only supplier to receive this award for four consecutive years

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Containerized Exports Climb for 8th Consecutive Quarter

Westbound trans-Pacific volumes represented 56% of total U.S. containerized exports.

Strong demand for agricultural products in Asia drove U.S. containerized exports up by 6.7% in the third quarter. Total U.S. containerized export volume is up 8.3% through the first nine months of 2011

Tags: Intermodal

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Cambridge Security Seals Launches U.S. Production

Cambridge Security Seals has completed its first month of shipping orders produced at its automated manufacturing facility in Pomona, New York

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Aerofficient to Open Canadian Subsidiary

Aerofficient will open a Canadian subsidiary, Aerofficient Canada, Inc., to better serve the high demand from Canadian trucking companies. The facility will be headquartered in Windsor, Ont.

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

House Links Highway Funding to New Oil and Gas Revenues

Boehner said drilling offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, as well as expanded oil shale development, would provide a new revenue stream to the Highway Trust Fund

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, yesterday made it official that the House will link funding for transportation reauthorization to the extraction of oil and natural gas from areas now closed to drilling

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Safety Improvements Show HOS Rule Does Not Need Revision, ATA Says

The continuing improvement in truck safety shows that the current hours of service rules do not need to be revised, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said in a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Tops $100 for First Time Since July

Oil prices hit $100 per barrel for the first time in nearly four months Wednesday as U.S. supplies dropped, and a pipeline deal promised to cut them further

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Trucking Company Declared Imminent Hazard to the Public, Shut Down -- Again

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Maryland-based Gunthers Transport, LLC shut down after a lengthy investigation found it to be an imminent hazard to public safety. Company owner, Mark David Gunther, was convicted on similar charges in 1995

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week Results Show Improvement in Brake Adjustment Rates, Increased Overall OOS Rates

2,605 or 8.4% of vehicles were placed OOS for brake adjustment during Brake Safety Week in September. Photo by Jim Park.

Enforcement data gathered from across the continent during Operation Air Brake's Brake Safety Week reveals the number of out-of-service defects for both brake adjustment and brake components are down slightly, while the overall OOS rate for brakes rose

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Freight Sustainability Summit Kicks Off Today in Washington

The U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit: Growing the Economy, Protecting the Environment and Improving Energy Efficiency" begins today and continues Friday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Accuride Establishes Aluminum Wheel Capacity in Mexico

Accuride Corporation has completed its initial expansion of aluminum wheel production capacity in Mexico

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