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September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up, Crude Down

Diesel prices were up nearly 5 cents a gallon this week, to $3.868 per gallon nationwide, according to the Energy Department's weekly figures

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

EMA Becomes Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association

The Engine Manufacturers Association, which includes the Truck Manufacturers Association, is now using the name Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association for the trade group

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Kenan Advantage Group Grows Gas Business with JBK Acquisition

Kenan Advantage Group, a large tank truck transporter and logistics provider based in North Canton, Ohio, has completed its acquisition of Jack B. Kelley Inc., which it says is the largest independent transporter of industrial gases in the United States

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Chinese Company Launches Truck for U.S. and European Markets

Beiqi Foton Motor Co Ltd has launched a heavy-duty truck for the U.S. and European markets, the first Chinese model built for high-end overseas markets, according to China Daily.

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Asks Obama Administration to Reconsider HOS Rules

In a letter to Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, American Trucking Associations urged the Obama administration to live up to its promise to relieve the burden of unnecessary regulations as it considers changes to the hours-of-service rules

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

August Truck Order Numbers Improve

Commercial truck orders improved during August, according to preliminary data from two trucking industry analysis firms

Tags: Economy

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider Ramping up New Oil Field Service

Schneider National is hiring 500 new drivers as part of its new service to support hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," companies

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

SoCalGas, Oberon Fuels to Produce DME

Southern California Gas Co. and Oberon Fuels, a San Diego based low-emission alternative fuels company, will team up to design and build the first commercial facility in the United States to produce Dimethyl Ether from natural gas for use as a transportation fuel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 5, 2011 - Industry News

Teamsters, Public Citizen File Suit to Stop Cross-Border Pilot Program

The Teamsters and Public Citizen filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday seeking to block cross-border trucking with Mexico. Several Mexican carriers have applied to participate in the program, which could start within weeks

September 2, 2011 - Industry News

Pa. Turnpike Launches Hands-Free Traveler Alert App

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission launched a new iPhone and Droid application that reads audio alerts to travelers when there's a closure or delay in their way

Tags: Highways

September 2, 2011 - Industry News

Happy Labor Day!

No news will be posted Monday, September 5, in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. News will resume on Truckinginfo.com on September 6

September 2, 2011 - Industry News

Free iZup Lite GPS-Based Text Blocking Solution

Illume Software announced iZup Lite, a free GPS-based text blocking solution with auto-reply that is available immediately in the Android Marketplace for all major carriers

September 2, 2011 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer Opens Paint and Reconditioning Division

Kentucky Trailer opened its new Paint & Reconditioning division

September 2, 2011 - Industry News

TA Announces Recipe Challenge Winners

TravelCenters of America announced the winners of its UltraChef Million Point Recipe Challenge

September 2, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Sued for Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Old Dominion Freight Line, alleging the carrier violated federal law by discriminating against at least one truck driver because of self-reported alcohol abuse

September 2, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Rules Port Sticker Not Preempted

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ruled that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey can continue to ask motor carriers to put stickers on trucks entering its facilities indicating that they are in the Drayage Truck Registry

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Heavy-Duty Engine Quality Has Improved from 2010

Navistar's International MaxxForce engines ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the survey.

Heavy-duty truck engine quality has improved from 2010, after technology changes related to emissions standards revisions caused a spike in engine-related problems during recent years, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

TRIP Details Danger of Deteriorating Rural Roads

A report by TRIP, a national non-profit transportations research group, found rural roads to be America's worst and most dangerous

Tags: Highways

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Now Offers At-the-Pump DEF at 135 Locations

Pilot Flying J now offers Diesel Exhaust Fluid at the pump at more than 600 fueling lanes at 135 nationwide locations

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

Marangoni Expands North American Operations

Marangoni Tread North America has expanded its retread plant in Madison, Tenn.

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

President of Navistar Truck to Give Keynote at Commercial Vehicle Innovation Summit

Dee Kapur, president of Navistar Truck, will deliver the keynote presentation at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Innovation Summit in Washington D.C., Sept. 26 to 28

Tags: Events

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

I-680 in Iowa Severely Damaged by Floodwaters; Repairs to Take Months

As floodwaters recede from highways in Iowa, epic damage has been revealed along some stretches of roadway. "I've never seen anything like it," said John Haas, director of Statewide Emergency Operations with the Iowa Department of Transportation. "I don't think any of engineers have either.

Tags: Highways

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Association Forms Scholarship Foundation

The Women In Trucking Association has formed a foundation to provide scholarships for members looking to advance their careers in the trucking industry

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

MinStar Transport Introduces Double-Deck Trailer System

MinStar Transport, a dry van carrier based in Eagan, Minn.,, launched its new Double Deck Trailer System. MinStar's can help companies double the amount of freight carried on a single truck while reducing shipping costs

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

EOBR Details Complex and Messy

Just showing your EOBRs to enforcement officials this way is probably not in the cards.

It turns out that a rule requiring electronic onboard recorders to track hours of service is not a simple thing. Take the question of how the inspecting officer will read the driver's log information off of the machine

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