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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

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Two New Idleair Locations

Pilot Flying J and IdleAir have expanded their network partnership and will provide service to two more Pilot locations

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Wingfoot Adds Two Truck Care Centers

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems has opened two new Wingfoot Truck Care Centers located in Joplin, Mo., and Greenwood, La

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Expedite Group Rebrands, Refocuses

TEANA, originally formed in 2003 as The Expedite Alliance of North America, is repranding itself with a new name under the same acronym. It's now knows as The Expedite Association of North America

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Fleetco Joins Wabash National Dealer Network

Wabash National recently announced the addition of Fleetco, Inc. to its dealer network. Fleetco is now authorized to sell Wabash National dry and refrigerated vans in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Expands Coast-to-Coast Reefer Team Service

U.S. Xpress Enterprises has recently expanded its coast-to-coast temperature-controlled expedited team service to 100 trucks. The company expects to expand the fleet to 250 by the end of 2012

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

'Green for Free' Financing Program from FCCC, Enova Will Make Electric Vans Easier to Buy

FCCC and Enova introduced their E-Cell electric van last year at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum meeting in Dearborn, Mich. (Photo by Tom Berg)

A "Green for Free" program from FCCC and Enova Systems allows fleets to purchase electric-drive walk-in vans for the cost of diesel-powered versions, then pay the electric's extra cost with savings in fuel and maintenance

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Researchers Identify Nation's Most Congested Corridors

The 2011 Congested Corridors Report is the first nationwide effort to identify reliability problems at specific stretches of highway responsible for significant traffic congestion at different times and different days

Tags: Highways

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Meritor Reports Increased Q4 Profits

Meritor Inc. released its fourth quarter report on Tuesday announcing a surge in profit for the quarter, driven mainly by continued strong commercial truck sales in all regions. Shares dropped 13 percent on the announcement signaling investors weren't overly impressed with the results

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Marcus Beam Named 2011 Highway Angel of the Year

Marcus Beam, professional truck driver for Epes Transport System, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C.

The 2011 recipient of Highway Angel of the Year is Marcus Beam, a professional truck driver for Epes Transport System, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C. Beam was chosen as the Highway Angel who best embodies the spirit of the program

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Grand Forks, N.D. Travel Center

Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel center in Grand Forks, N.D., and will remodel the Pilot Travel Center to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Huge Demand for TIGER Grants Highlights Need for More Transportation Investments

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says overwhelming demand for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants has once again far surpassed the available funding

Tags: Highways

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