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December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens in Kankakee, Ill.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Kankakee, Ill., at Interstate 57, Exit 308

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Eleven Carriers Named for Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected this year's Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown roster

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB to Review 2010 Multi-vehicle Crash in Missouri

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a Board meeting to determine the probable cause, and consider proposed safety recommendations on the August 5, 2010, multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Missouri

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Small Package Volumes Projected to Spike Today

FedEx Corp. forecasters expect FedEx will move approximately 17 million shipments -- almost double its daily average volume -- through its global networks today.

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Two New Pennsylvania Locations

Pilot Flying J has acquired new Pilot Travel Center locations in Duncannon and Frystown, Penn

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens in Lexington, Virginia

TravelCenters of America LLC has opened of its newest TA travel center at 2516 N. Lee Highway (Route 11), I-81/I-64, exit 195, in Lexington, VA

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

Highway Fatalities Drop, Truck-related Deaths Rise

Preliminary 2010 fatality and injury data shows that highway deaths fell to 32,885 for the year, the lowest level since 1949. The data also revealed that truck-related fatalities increased by nearly nine percent to 3,675

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Say Canada-US Border Agreement Helps Create 21st Century Border

The Canada-US Border Perimeter Security Agreement thins the border without sacrificing security.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance is hailing the Canada-US border agreement announced recently by President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Green Lights I-5 Columbia River Crossing Project

In a Record of Decision signed Dec. 7 by The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, the two agencies have approved a new river crossing over the Columbia River, and a series of improvements to the I-5 corridor

Tags: Highways

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

North Dakota Refinery to Increase Diesel Production

Tesoro Corp. says it will increase diesel production at its Mandan North Dakota refinery to 22,000 barrels a day

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

TSA Recalls Improperly Encoded TWIC Cards

The integrated circuit chips on approximately 26,000 previously issued Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) issued prior to April 5, 2011 were improperly encoded and may not work with TWIC card readers

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

FTR: Recovery 'Normal,' Trucking Even Better

Early signs of a modest housing recovery are one reason for trucking optimism, says FTR's Perry.

This slow economic recovery is not as unusual as many people think, and trucking continues to outperform it, said trucking economy expert Noel Perry Thursday - and there are signs it will continue to do so, including signs we may be nearing the end of the housing slump

Tags: Economy

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

TOFC still going strong

Don't expect trailer-on-flatcar to go away anytime soon, but expect it to increasingly be via 53-foot trailers

Tags: Intermodal

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

New TCP National Survey: Carrier View 2012 showing Opportunities for Volumes and Rates

The Transport Capital Partners 4th Quarter 2011 Business Expectations Survey found carriers optimistic for the year ahead with 61% of carriers expecting volumes to increase in 2012, and only 7% expecting volumes to decrease

Tags: Economy

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook says Diesel Steady Through 2012

Diesel fuel should hold pretty close to $3.85 per gallon for 2011 and 2012, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

Montana DOT Begins Using Salt Brine, Limits Use of Magnesium Chloride

Officials say salt brine is a less expensive and less corrosive alternative to magnesium chloride, and it's more effective than pure rock salt. It's already in use in the Kalispell and Whitefish areas as well as Missoula, Helena, and Butte

Tags: Highways

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

ARI Opens Houston Call Center

ARI has opened the doors at its new Houston, Texas Call Center. This is ARI's sixth North American Call Center. Others include Maple Shade, NJ; Grapevine, Texas; Mississauga, Ont.; Montreal, Que.; and Mexico City, Mex

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

A Rare Glimpse of Bipartisanship on Highway Bill

In an unusual display of bipartisanship, a large group of House members from both parties pledged to work with President Obama on a six-year highway reauthorization bill. Sixty-two Democrats and 49 Republicans signed a letter asking Obama to support a six-year, fully funded bill

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

Advisory Panels Urge Tougher Screening for Sleep Apnea

Trucking moved a small step closer to a sleep apnea regulation yesterday, when advisors to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recommended that the agency toughen up its approach to the disorder. Two advisory panels, one from the medical community and one representing industry, enforcement, labor and safety advocacy interests, said the agency should tell medical examiners that drivers with a body mass index of 35 or more must be evaluated for sleep apnea

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

Correction: All Modes Not Responsible in SC Johnson Kickback Case

On Nov. 28, Truckinginfo.com, in the article "Jury Awards SC Johnson $157 Million in Freight Fraud Case," inadvertently reported outdated and incorrect information regarding All Modes Inc., David Eggleston and Bay Darnell

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Carl Icahn: Navistar and Oshkosh Should Merge

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told CNBC yesterday that he sees synergy in a merger between the two heavy truck makers

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

6th Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Division of APRA will host their 6th Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit on January 23, 2012 at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Live Webcast Today: Medical Review Board Meeting on OSA

Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will live webcast a meeting held by the agency's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board to discuss obstructive sleep apnea. Proceedings can be viewed live at www.fmcsa.dot.gov between 8AM and 5PM

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Chooses TerraCair DEF

The Iowa 80 TA Truckstop has signed a distribution agreement with Terra Environmental Technologies to supply all its Diesel Exhaust Fluid

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Dana, Eaton Ending Joint Commercial Vehicle Marketing Relationship

Dana Holding Corporation and Eaton Corporation jointly announced today that the marketing relationship between the two companies will end by the middle of 2012

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