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June 12, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Shuts Down More Bus Companies

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has shut down three more bus companies for unsafe operations

June 10, 2011 - Industry News

DOE Predicts $102/Barrel Oil, $3.87/Gallon Diesel for 2011

Although crude oil prices dropped in early may, the U.S. Department of Energy still expects oil markets to tighten through 2012 and predicts that WTI spot prices, which averaged $79 per barrel in 2010, will average $102 per barrel in 2011 and $107 per barrel in 2012

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 10, 2011 - Industry News

Exports Help Drive Intermodal Gains in May

Intermodal traffic in May was up from a year ago, thanks to growing international trade and other factors

Tags: Intermodal

June 10, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Freight Index Falls Slightly in April

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1 percent in April from March, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Freight Transportation Services Index. The April decrease followed a rise in March

Tags: Economy

June 10, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Call on NHTSA to Examine Truck Crashworthiness Standards

American Trucking Associations and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association together called on the federal government to begin researching standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks

June 9, 2011 - Industry News

Federal HOS Research Studies Flawed, ATA, NIT League Charge

Research into driver fatigue that federal authorities recently added to the hours of service docket is faulty and should not be used to make policy changes to the hours rule, the American Trucking Associations charged

June 9, 2011 - Industry News

Daimler to Expand Production and Hire an Additional 1,400 Employees at 3 Plants

Rising customer demand for new Freightliners and Western Stars is causing Daimler Trucks North America to plan sharply increased production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, N.C., and Portland, Ore., truck manufacturing plants during the last half of 2011.

June 8, 2011 - Industry News

Jeremy Heiderscheit Captures Best in Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs Judging

Jeremy Heiderscheit of Peosta, Iowa , winner of Best of Show at the 2011 SuperRigs competition, called the win one of the best monents of his life.

Amid high spirits and bright sunshine, Jeremy Heiderscheit of Peosta, Iowa, hauled in Best in Show honors with his blue and white 2003 Peterbilt 379 at the 29th Shell Rotella SuperRigs held at the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C

June 8, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois Attempts to Improve Truck Routing Information

Truck drivers who plot their routes with consumer GPS devices may be setting themselves up for a problem. Those systems are great for showing car drivers which way to turn, but they don't necessarily identify critical truck information, such as the height of a bridge or the weight limit on a county road

June 8, 2011 - Industry News

Toronto Traffic Fowled by Four-truck Pile Up

Commuters in the Toronto area had to endure a four-hour, mid-day closure of the westbound Queen Elizabeth Highway after an SUV driver made a panic stop in the center lane of the roadway to avoid hitting a duck

Tags: Highways

June 8, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Dropping Inspection Reports on Defect-Free Container Chassis

Drayage drivers would not have to fill out and file a vehicle inspection report for container chassis that have no apparent defects, according to a rules change proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 8, 2011 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Expands Use of Mitchell 1 On-Line Repair Programs

Inland Truck Parts has begun using Mitchell 1 on-line repair information programs at its two newest locations, in Olathe and Wichita, Kans

June 8, 2011 - Industry News

Transit Connect Electric Receives GSA Authorization for Government Orders

Azure Dynamics Corp. announced today that its Transit Connect Electric has received a GSA contract award allowing U.S. government agencies, affiliated companies and military installations to purchase the electric-drive compact van over the next four years.

June 7, 2011 - Industry News

Wingfoot Celebrates 10 Years of Tire Service and Support

On Saturday, June 4, Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems celebrated 10 years of providing tires and tire services at more than 180 commercial tire sales, service and retread facilities across the United States

June 7, 2011 - Industry News

Harassment by Men Discussed at White House Meeting by Women In Trucking Officers

Women In Trucking President/CEO Ellen Voie and Board Director, Jan Hamblin of J. J. Keller & Associates, recently visited the White House to discuss the problem of harassment in the male-dominated trucking industry

June 7, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Travel Center in West Virginia

Pilot will soon open a new travel center with full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public in Morgantown, W. Va., off Interstate 79 at exit 146

June 7, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens New Container Drayage Facility in Alabama

Old Dominion Freight Line opened a new container drayage site to serve all ports and container yards in the Mobile, Alabama, area

June 7, 2011 - Industry News

GSC Logistics Acquires Seattle-Based Best Way Trucking

GSC Logistics, a third-party logistics provider, has expanded its presence into the Pacific Northwest by acquiring Best Way Trucking of Seattle, Wash

June 7, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Sliding; Crude Dips Below $100

The pump price of on-highway diesel continued to slide last week, dropping 8 cents nationally to $3.940 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 7, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Assumes Exclusive Support of Brake Products As Roadranger Agreement Expires

Bendix Foundation Brakes are now exclusively supported by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems sales and service teams, following expiration of an agreement with the Roadranger organization

June 6, 2011 - Industry News

Net Orders for Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles Remain Strong in May

A preliminary reading of net orders for heavy duty Class 8 commercial vehicles in North America fell from April's high water mark, but remained strong, according to ACT Research

June 6, 2011 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Fell in April

The April Trucking Conditions Index from industry forecaster FTR fell to a reading of 7.57 from a March reading of 13.30

June 6, 2011 - Industry News

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Opens New Truck Care Center

Wingfoot Commercial Tire has continued its on-highway expansion by opening a truck care center in Matthews, Mo

June 6, 2011 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Birmingham Re-opens Following Tornado Damage

XTRA Lease said it re-opened its Birmingham, Ala., location on Monday, June 6, nearly six weeks after a tornado causes considerable damage and loss of life in the state.

June 5, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down Sky Express, Inc.

An investigation following a fatal bus crash on May 31 has revealed that Sky Express, Inc. was operating and selling tickets under several different company names, including 108 Tours and 108 Bus.

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