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October 8, 2014 - Industry News

Highway Angel Pulls Passenger From Wreck

The Truckload Carriers Association have named Jose Nunez of Homosassa, Fla., a Highway Angel for his actions in pulling a trapped passenger from a car wreck.

Tags: Florida, TCA, Highway Angel

October 3, 2014 - Industry News

Rudy Giuliani Speaking At Vipar Conference

Former N.Y. City mayor, Rudy Giuliani.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the keynote speaker at Vipar Heavy Duty’s Annual Business Conference in Marco Island, Fla.

Tags: Florida, Mayor, Keynote Speech, Vipar Heavy Duty, Annual Conference

September 23, 2014 - Industry News

TruckPro Buys Florida Parts and Service Distributor

Photo via TruckPro.

TruckPro completed the purchase of Palm Beach Spring Company, an independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products and repair services.

Tags: Florida, Distributors, Mergers & Acquisitions, TruckPro, Parts and Service

September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Rush Moves Orlando Truck Center

Rush Enterprises announced that its Orlando Light and Medium Duty Truck Center has been moved to a new location.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Florida, Parts, Aftermarket

September 4, 2014 - Industry News

Florida Woman Indicted Over Trucking Tax Fraud Charges

The owner of a company that provided assistance to truck owners in filing their paperwork and paying taxes has been indicted on several charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.

Tags: Florida, Crime & Fraud, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

August 29, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Adds Two More Travel Stops

Photo via Love's.

Love’s Travel Shops announced the opening of two new locations in Mossy Head, Florida, and Fort Stockton, Texas.

Tags: Florida, Texas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, I-10

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens Two New Travel Stops

Photo via Love's.

Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations in Fort Myers, Fla. and Shelby, Iowa.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, I-75, I-80, Florida, Iowa, Truckstops

August 4, 2014 - Industry News

Tunnel Opens For Trucks at PortMiami

After four years of construction, including a delay from this past May, the PortMiami Tunnel has opened, giving trucks easier access to nearby highways.

Tags: Florida, Ports, Port Trucking

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Energy Doubling Capacity at Florida Facility, Opens Two New Locations

Clean Energy Fuels plans to double the compressed natural gas station capacity at Saddle Creek Transportation's natural gas station in Lakeland, Fla., and has opened two new locations in separate states.

Tags: Florida, Natural Gas, Texas, Clean Energy Fuels, Kentucky, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

June 19, 2014 - Industry News

Attorney Warns Change in Florida Law Places CDLs at Greater Risk

A Florida attorney is warning truck driver commercial licenses have been placed at further risk due to a change in Florida law.

Tags: Florida, Truck Drivers, Commercial Driver's License, Litigation

May 21, 2014 - Industry News

Port of Miami Tunnel Completed, Easing Truck Movements Soon

After decades of planning and four years of construction, the PortMiami Tunnel will open in a few days for travel in an effort to speed up truck and other vehicle movements in and out of the South Florida facility, following a dedication ceremony on Monday.

Tags: Florida, Intermodal, Port Trucking

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Another Sentence in Long-Running Moving Scheme Investigation

An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.

Tags: FMCSA, Florida, California, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Household Goods Movers

April 8, 2014 - Industry News

Truckers Can Now Use Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass at 20 Florida Sites

Drivewyze announced that Florida has become the 21st state to offer the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service. Drivewyze PreClear uses electronic on-board devices, including Electronic Logging Devices, tablets and smartphones, to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.

Tags: Florida, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

New Intermodal Terminal Opens in Florida

Evansville Western Railway, an affiliate of CSX, has started operations at a new intermodal terminal located in Winter Haven, Fla.

Tags: Florida, Intermodal, CSX

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Expands Cold Weather Emergency Declarations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has expanded emergency declarations it issued earlier this month, waiving enforcement of some federal regulations for certain movements of propane and other home heating fuels due to shortages

Tags: FMCSA, Florida, Drivers, Hours of Service, North Dakota, Safety & Compliance, South Dakota, Propane Transport

January 16, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Energy Opens First LNG Station in Florida

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the opening of the first liquefied natural gas fueling station in Florida, as well as the opening of the company’s America’s Natural Gas Highway stations in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Fontana, Calif., to fuel heavy-duty natural gas trucks.

Tags: Florida, Clean Energy Fuels, LNG

October 1, 2013 - Industry News

Florida Approves $150 Million in Seaport Improvements

Port of Miami via Wikimedia Commons

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program

Tags: Florida, Freight, Ports

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Nopetro Reports CNG Usage at its Leon Facility 300% More Than Expected

Nopetro anticipated dispensing 100,000 gallons during the initial year. Instead the facility provided an estimated 400,000 gallons of CNG fuel to serve the needs of its growing clientele.

Rapid adoption of compressed natural gas usage by various organizations has led to an exponential increase in use at Nopetro’s Leon County-based fueling facility, announced company CEO Jorge Herrera.

Tags: Florida, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Nopetro

June 11, 2013 - Industry News

Florida to Increase Time Duration of Yellow Lights

The Florida Department of Transportation recently announced that it will be re-calculating the current timing on all yellow lights in all of the state's intersections.

Tags: Florida, Traffic light

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth of South Florida Opens New Parts and Service Location

Kenworth of South Florida has opened a new parts and service location near U.S. Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Fla., about 3 miles east of Interstate 95.

Tags: Florida, Kenworth, Dealers, I-95

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Florida Works to Ease Burden on Trucks

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that in order to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal and to strengthen Florida’s position as a leader in international trade, the Florida Department of Transportation implemented administrative rule changes to reduce the regulatory burden on trucks, while protecting the integrity of Florida’s infrastructure.

Tags: Florida, Intermodal

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

Florida-Based Beer Distributor Replaces Fleet with Green Tractors

Beer distributor J.J. Taylor Companies Inc. announced it will replace its Tampa-based fleet with compressed natural gas tractors as part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Florida, Alternative Fuels, Freightliner

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Miami-Dade County Orders More Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Miami-Dade County in south Florida has placed a follow-on order for 29 Autocar E3 refuse trucks featuring Parker Hannifin's fuel-saving RunWise hydraulic hybrid technology

Tags: Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Parker Hannifin, Autocar, Florida

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