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January 12, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Accuses FMCSA of Manipulating Fatigue Numbers in HOS Proposal

The American Trucking Associations has accused the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of manipulating its own crash numbers to make driver fatigue seem like a more significant cause of truck crashes so its new hours of service proposal could pass the required cost/benefit analysis

January 12, 2011 - Industry News

Survey Finds Fortune 500 Companies Prohibiting Employees from Using Cell Phones While Driving

One out of five Fortune 500 companies that responded to a recent National Safety Council survey has a total ban on cell phone use while driving that covers all employees

January 12, 2011 - Industry News

Karl Rove Now Featured at HD Dialogue '11

Due to circumstances beyond her control, Liz Cheney, the previously announced featured speaker for Heavy Duty Dialogue 2011, is unable to appear. She has asked her friend Karl Rove, former President Bush's Deputy Chief of Staff Senior to fill-in for her

January 11, 2011 - Industry News

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Market Beginning Upcycle

Pent-up demand will make for rising truck sales, says ACT Research. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

The fundamentals that support heavy-duty commercial vehicle demand are all signaling the start of an upcycle for the market, according to ACT Research Co.

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2011 - Industry News

DOE's Short-Term Energy Outlook Sees Diesel at $3.40 Diesel for 2011

Rising crude oil prices are the primary reason for higher retail prices, along with higher refining margins for gasoline and distillate.

The U.S. Department of Energy's short-term energy outlook, released Tuesday, has once again boosted its energy price forecast. Diesel fuel, DOE say, will average $3.40 per gallon for 2011, and $3.52 for 2012

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 11, 2011 - Industry News

Year-End Surge Reported in Latest Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index surged 2.4 percent in December and pushed the PCI above its previous 2010 peak established in May. This performance, combined with November's 0.4 percent increase, was enough to offset three previous consecutive months of decline

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2011 - Industry News

Esco to Distribute Ochoa Roadrunner Tire Service Products

ESCO has joined forces with Ochoa Roadrunner Products to increase their already extensive line of tire service equipment in the 2011 year

January 11, 2011 - Industry News

CalHEAT Forum to Host Dialog on Getting to Zero Emissions

Calstart, the California Energy Commission, and California Hybrid and Efficient Advanced Truck Research Center (Calheat) stakeholders are hosting a one-day interactive forum to exchange ideas on the policies driving zero emissions in Southern California and the nation

January 11, 2011 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Suspensions' New Ownership Forms Reyco Granning LLC

Reyco Granning Suspensions has been purchased from Tuthill Corporation in a management buyout backed by the private investment group, MAT Capital, an affiliate of MAT Holdings, Inc

January 11, 2011 - Industry News

Utility Announces a New Dealership in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mark Gazan, president of Hudsonville Trailer (left) with John Dressel, owner of Great Lakes Utility Trailer.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has announced that Hudsonville Trailer Company is Utility's newest authorized dealership

January 11, 2011 - Industry News

America's Road Team Captains Selected

A months-long screening process concluded yesterday in Alexandria, Va., with the selection of 18 truck drivers to don the blue blazer of an America's Road Team Captain

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Rises for 6th Straight Week to $3.333

Diesel prices in most areas of the country were up again this week, the Department of Energy reported on Monday. The U.S. national average price hit $3.333 per gallon, on the sixth straight week of price increases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

NC/VA Reciprocity Agreement Cancelled

The American Trucking Associations State Laws Newsletter is reporting that effective January 21, 2011, a permitting reciprocity agreement between North Carolina and Virginia will be cancelled

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

CN to Launch EcoRide Container Chassis

The EcoRide chassis is expected to reduce fuel consumption trucking containers to and from its intermodal terminals by eight to 10 percent.

CN will launch EcoRide in April, the first environmentally friendly container chassis in the North American intermodal industry

Tags: Intermodal

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

AXN Heavy Duty Selects Gorilla Brake & Components as Master Distributor

AXN Heavy Duty, announces that it has established Gorilla Brakes & Components of Brantford, ON, as a master distributor, representing both OEM and aftermarket product lines

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

CSA Materials Available at Truckstops

Beginning January 12, brochures and pocket cards about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new CSA enforcement program will be available for commercial motor vehicle drivers at hundreds of travel centers across the country

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

TA Opens New Five-Bay Service Center in Pioneer, Tenn.

TravelCenters of America has opened its newest Truck Service Center, located at Exit 141 on I-75 in Pioneer, Tenn

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Florida Extends Ease on Trucking Regs Through Jan 14

To give growers more time to haul their crops to packing facilities, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is extending an executive order relaxing trucking restrictions through Jan. 14

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Museum Seeks Help Relocating USAir 1549 Wreckage from New Jersey to Charlotte

The museum has made a deal with the owner of the salvage, and is now trying to get the airliner to Charlotte from New Jersey.

If any heavy haulers have a few days and a truck to spare, here's a chance to haul into the history books

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Trade Rep Says Cross-Border Trucking Could Happen in 6 Months

A Mexican cross-border truck program could be up and running in four to six months, according to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Proposed Accounting Changes Would Affect Truck Leasing

Reforms put in motion after the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom and others nearly a decade ago will likely soon have an effect on fleets that lease their trucks rather than buying

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Werner Launches Werner Cares Website

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., launched a new website, Wernercares.com, to promote safety-related and wellness issues to the general public as well as truck drivers both inside and outside the company

January 9, 2011 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Partners with Art/Design College to Create Truck of Tomorrow

Scholarship winner Kelly Stieler posted some of her interior designs on her blog.

A partnership between ArvinMeritor and an art/design university yielded some creative approaches to designing the fuel-efficient truck of tomorrow. Their concepts will be displayed at a major trucking show this spring

January 9, 2011 - Industry News

Timpte Picks MTIS for Tire Inflation

Timpte Inc. has selected the Meritor Tire Inflation System by Pressure Systems International as its preferred automatic tire-inflation system

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

December Class 8 Net Orders Top 25,000

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's at 25,247 units, only a slight 3% drop from the strong November activity

Tags: Economy

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