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October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Ag Groups Praise Legislation Clarifying Agricultural HOS Exemption

A group of agricultural associations has come out in support of legislation that clarifies the applicability of the agricultural hours of service exemption

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Kenworth Opens New Parts and Service Facility to Serve Oil and Gas Industry

Kenworth Sales Company celebrated the opening of its newest location near Vernal, Utah with a grand opening that drew more than 300 people

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Releases 2012 NASCAR Hauler Calendar

Freightliner Trucks' 2012 Official NASCAR Hauler calendar features many of the NASCAR teams and their fleets, shown in bright vibrant colors

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Website Offers Environmental Compliance Resources

American Trucking Associations and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences announced a new online compliance resource that provides information on environmental regulations affecting fleets

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Introduces New Driver Training Video Series

Detroit Diesel launched the first of its new, four-part driver training video series developed to help drivers enhance their engine's performance

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Peterbilt Dealer Pumps $1M into Tornado-Ravaged Facility

Five months after a destructive F4 tornado struck Ringgold, Georgia, The Peterbilt Store announced plans for a one million dollar renovation of their location

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Opens Travel Stop in Ottawa, Kansas

Love's Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Ottawa, Kansas, located at exit 183 off of Interstate 35

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Customers Value Engine Reliability, Rank Hino, Cummins High in J.D. Power Survey

Quality and reliability are the most important aspect of overall customer satisfaction, and Hino and Cummins scored first and second, respectively, in J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 U.S. Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study released this week

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Microturbine Series Hybrids Under Test by Kenworth, Peterbilt

A California turbine manufacturer is working on Class 7 and 8 turbine-electric series-hybrid trucks with Kenworth and Peterbilt. One concept truck is running and the other is being assembled

October 26, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Centers Crowns New Tech-Challenge Champion

After two rounds of fierce competition, the "2nd Annual TCI Tech Challenge" competition yielded a new champion: James Krikie, of TCI-Mt. Vernon, Ill

October 26, 2011 - Industry News

Q3 Cargo Thefts Up; Averages 87.6 Incidents per Month

FreightWatch recorded 263 cargo theft incidents from July to September, showing a marked increase in cargo theft activity over the previous quarters this year

October 26, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Honors Four Groups with Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Trucking Image Award

The American Trucking Associations announced the recipients of the fifth-annual Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Trucking Image Award at its annual Management Conference & Exhibition held earlier this month in Grapevine, Texas

October 26, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton UltraShift Plus Now Available in Western Star Trucks

Eaton's UltraShift Plus automated transmission is now available for all Detroit Diesel DD13-equipped Western Star 4900 day-cab configuration truck models

October 26, 2011 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks' 2012 Calendar Now Available

The 2012 Freightliner Trucks calendar showcases a variety of on-highway and vocational Freightliner models from unique angles, bringing a different truck to life each month

October 26, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Moves Closer to Final Unified Registration System; Would Help Address "Chameleon" Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to change its approach to putting together a Unified Registration System, but intends to stick with the key components it already has proposed in this sweeping overhaul of the way it keeps track of the entities it regulates

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Arizona Throws Hat in the Ring for Tolling Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation is looking at tolling the segment of Interstate 15 that cuts across the northwestern corner of the state

Tags: Highways

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Utilimaster, Isuzu Begin Production of Lightweight, Aerodynamic Reach Walk-In Van

Production has begun on the Reach lightweight, aerodynamic walk-in van, said the two companies involved. Utilimaster Corp. is assembling the vehicle and Isuzu Commercial Truck of America provides the chassis.

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 1.6% in September

American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% in September after falling a revised 0.5% in August 2011, the group's economists announced

Tags: Economy

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins' Strong Sales, Earnings, Head for 'Best Year Ever'

Cummins reported strong third quarter sales growth and earnings, and is headed for "its best year ever," said Tim Solso, chairman and CEO. Sales were $4.6 billion, up 36% from the same period last year

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Paccar Reports Record Quarterly Revenue, Doubles Net Income

Paccar reported the highest quarterly revenues in its history and doubled its net income in the third quarter of 2011.

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Auctions Lead Used Truck Sales Recovery in September

Auction action and healthy wholesale activity pushed sales volumes of used Class 3-8 commercial trucks in September after an extended summer slump, reported ACT Research. Retail markets fell, however

Tags: Economy

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

TCP Survey: 'Trend of Caution" Among Smaller Carriers

Given all the uncertainly regarding the economy, volumes, rates, drivers, and regulation, more carriers, especially small ones, are thinking about leaving the industry or liquidating in the next six months, according to Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter Business Expectations Survey

Tags: Economy

October 24, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel up 2.4 Cents to $3.825; Oil Gains 4.4%

Diesel and crude oil made gains over the past week while gasoline prices dipped slightly, according to the Department of Energy's weekly on-highway retail price survey

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 24, 2011 - Industry News

TEC Equipment, Inc. Moves Las Vegas Dealership

TEC Equipment, Inc. has acquired real estate, renovated and moved it's TEC Las Vegas heavy-duty truck dealership from it's previous leased facility

October 24, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Net Orders Improved in September

Trailer order activity posted solid improvement in September after lackluster performance in previous months. Net orders were up almost 31% month-over month and 22% year-over-year

Tags: Economy

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