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August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Performance Kenworth Opens New Parts and Service Facility in Rosenberg, Texas

Performance Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Rosenberg offering truck fleets and operators easy access from U.S. 59

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

American La France Forms Commercial Arm to Expand Sales of Condor LCFs

American LaFrance, an old-line maker of fire apparatus, has formed a Commercial Truck Division to spur growth of its Condor heavy low-cab-forward series and develop new products

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

'Hot' Trucks May Be A Chronic Problem

State troopers in Indiana have developed innovative law enforcement solutions to take bad food loads off the road, before they make it to market. Yesterday, Truckinginfo reported that Indiana State Police have been citing a high number

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens Location in Rhome, Texas

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores held a ribbon-cutting event at a new travel stop in Rhome, Texas, located at Highway 287 and Highway 114

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Remains in Modestly Positive Territory

FTR's June Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the August Trucking Update, rose slightly to a reading of 7.7 from 7.3 in May

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

CSX To Build New $15 Million Intermodal Terminal In Louisville

CSX announced that a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal will be constructed in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Intermodal

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Officially Closes Chatham Manufacturing Facility

Navistar International announced Tuesday that it would close its Chatham, Ontario, truck manufacturing operations

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana State Police Citing High Number of 'Hot' Reefer Trucks this Summer

Indiana State Police have cited a high number of small reefer trucks transporting food at unsafe and illegal temperatures, according to a report by Channel 13 in Indianapolis, an NBC affiliate

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Says Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 15.7% YoY in May

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico was 15.7% higher in May 2011 than in May 2010, totaling $77.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

FreightWatch: Cargo Thefts Declined Slightly in 2011's First Half

FreightWatch recorded 433 cargo theft incidents in the first half of 2011, a 6.8% decline from the same time period in 2010

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Getloaded Freight Matching Service Launches a Spanish-Language Load Board

Getloaded, a web-based logistics service provider, launched what it claims is the first comprehensive freight matching service in Spanis

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Completes Purchase of Vehicle Sensor Business From Iteris

One week after signing a definitive agreement, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced it has finalized its purchase of certain assets, including SafetyDirect and the AutoVue Lane Departure Warning System, from Iteris

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

DuPont Named Master of Quality by Daimler Trucks North America


DuPont Performance Coatings received Daimler Trucks North America's Master of Quality award, DTNA has announced

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Announces Acquisition of The James Brooks Co.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems acquired all of the outstanding stock of The James Brooks Co., a provider of intermodal transportation and related services to the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Oakland

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Says FMCSA Strategic Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's draft Five-Year Strategic Plan does not do enough to address crashes, says the American Trucking Associations in comments filed July 29

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Better Stopping Performance Now Built Into Highway Tractors as New Rules Take Effect

Emerging from truck factories in the U.S. right now are road tractors that can stop in substantially shorter distances than those built last week. That's because new government stopping-distance requirements took effect August 1st

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens New TA in Indiana

TravelCenters of America has finished renovating and rebranding the newest TA full-service travel center at Exit 230 off I-65, 11166 West State Rd., DeMotte, Ind

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Launches New 3PL Provider, Vault Logistics

Old Dominion Freight Line is expanding its service offerings with the introduction of Vault Logistics, a neutral third-party provider of supply chain solutions

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

NTDAW Website Provides Event Information to Drivers, Companies Asked to Register

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week will be held September 11-17. Companies are asked to register their events online

Tags: Events

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

Nelson Global Products Acquires Morton Industries and BSI

Nelson Global Products has acquired Morton Industries LLC and Bradley Services Inc., both of Morton, Ill

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Asks Trucking Industry to Rate 2011 Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute, a non-profit research organization for the trucking industry, launched the 2011 Top Industry Issues Survey

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down; Crude Drops Amid Fears of Slowdown

The national average for on-highway diesel fuel fell 1.2 cents to $3.937 last week after several weeks of steady climbing

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 31, 2011 - Industry News

Cat Recalling Engines EPA Says Didn't Meet Emissions Standards; Will Pay $2.55 Million Fine

CORRECTED -- Caterpillar is not recalling 590,000 on-highway and off-road diesel engines, as stated in the original version of this article. In fact, the number of engines actually recalled is just 925. The company will, however, pay a $2.55 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations for shipping some 590,000 engines without the correct emissions controls

July 31, 2011 - Industry News

Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation Names Sanderson Chairman

The Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation selected Tom Sanderson, president & CEO of Transplace, as its chairman

July 31, 2011 - Industry News

President Announces 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standard


President Barack Obama delivers remarks on fuel efficiency standards for 2017-2025 model year cars and light-duty trucks during an event at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

President Obama announced an agreement with 12 major auto makers to pursue the next phase in the administration's national vehicle program, increasing fuel economy to 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025 -- but one group says the move will mean billions in lost revenue for transportation infrastructure funding

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