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January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Rise in November

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.7% in November from October, rising after a one-month decline. This information is according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index. The November 2012 index level (108.9) was 15.5% above the April 2009 low during the recession

Tags: Industry, BTS, FTSI, Freight

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Top Truck Drivers Named to New America's Road Team

The American Trucking Associations announced the captains of the 2013-2014 America's Road Team. The premier group of professional truck drivers, all with millions of accident-free miles, will spend the next two years representing the trucking industr

Tags: Industry, ATA, America's Road Team

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Quality Trailer Products, Century Wheel & Rim Change Name To Rockwell American

Polar Corp. announced that its Quality Trailer Products and Century Wheel & Rim operations are officially doing business as Rockwell American effective Jan. 2

Tags: Industry, Polar

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Transplace Promotes Frank McGuigan to Executive Vice President, Operations

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced the promotion of Frank McGuigan to executive vice president, operations.

Tags: Industry, Transplace, 3PL, People

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Continues to Rise into Strong Positive Territory

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for November rose almost two full points to a reading of 9.7. The gain was expected by FTR as conditions impacting trucking will continue to improve in anticipation of a tightened market in 2013

Tags: Industry, FTR, TCI, Sandy, Economy

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Ram Releases Towing and Weight Ratings for 2013 Lineup

Ram officially released towing and weight ratings for its 2013 line of Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks

Tags: Industry, Ram, light trucks

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Great Dane Sales Management Team Realigned

Great Dane has announced a range of promotions and additions to its sales management team to better align with the company's strategic sales and customer service goals

Tags: Industry, People, Great Dane

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

TMC's Far Horizon Future Truck Survey Under Way

The Technology & Maintenance Council's Future Truck Committee is updating its Far Horizons Position Paper, which explores equipment user needs for 10 years and beyond

Tags: Industry, TMC

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Balqon Gets Electric Truck Grant for Port Drayage Applications

Balqon Corp., a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced $925,000 in funds earmarked for Balqon Corp. by the Department of Energy to develop three on-road electric trucks, Model MX-30 for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Industry, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, California, Ports

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

First Advantage Hires Jeff Tankersley as Vice President of Fleet Services

First Advantage, a provider of driver qualification and fleet legalization services, announced it has hired Jeff Tankersley as vice president of fleet services

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

CMA Appoints New Western Regional Sales Manager for Double Coin Tires

Double Coin Tires and CMA announced the addition of Pete Salvan as Double Coin's new Southwest Regional Sales Manager

Tags: Industry, CMA, Double Coin

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Rock Leasing and Kelly Logistics

Celadon Trucking Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Celadon Group Inc., announced that it has agreed to acquire Rock Leasing Inc., based in Warren, Ind., and Kelly Logistics Inc., based in Wadley, Ala. The terms and conditions of the transactions were not disclosed. With these acquisitions, Celadon will further expand its breadth of servic

Tags: Industry, Aquisistion

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Drivers Asked to Weigh in on 34-hour Restart Changes

The American Transportation Research Institute released a second survey to collect data on the impacts that may accrue from changes to the 34-hour restart rule. This survey seeks the input of commercial drivers on potential operational impacts from the changes

Tags: Industry, ATRI

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Acquire Two Patriot Truck Care/HSV Service Centers

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced the acquisition of two Patriot Truck Care/HSV locations.

Tags: Industry, Bosselman, Virginia, Maryland, Truckstops

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Update: The latest models and trends

"Uncertainty" is the word people at most truck builders used to describe this year's business mood. Sales started strong, then slacked off in the summer as many buyers seemed to be waiting to see what would happen in the general economy and the presidential election

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January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders for December Slightly Higher than November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck net orders at 20,836 units, just 6% higher than November. This is a 30% drop from the same month a year ago. While orders were low historically for December, those received in the last three months of 2012 were well above the prior six months. Preliminary order numbers are for all major North American OEMs

Tags: Industry, FTR

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Morgan Corp. Opens New Oregon Facility

Morgan Corp. announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon, expanding the company's number of manufacturing, parts and service centers to 12 nationwide

Tags: Industry

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Organizational Changes at Ancra International's Cargo Division

Ancra International is pleased to announce that Mark Daugherty has been promoted to vice president general manager of the Cargo Systems Division. In this role, Daugherty is responsible for all functions for Ancra International's Cargo Division

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January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Tank Trailer Names Jeff Behrens Director of Purchasing

Polar Tank Trailer, a producer of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers, has named Jeff Behrens director of purchasing

Tags: Industry, Polar

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Classes 5-8 Orders for December In Line with November

North America heavy-duty Classes 5-8 preliminary net orders for December represent an improvement from where orders were through most of 2012.

Tags: Industry, ACT Research

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Landstar, OOIDA Settle 'Truth-in-Leasing' Litigation

Landstar System and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the end of their decade-long litigation over federal truth-in-leasing regulations, with the Florida-based carrier saying its leases were proven valid and the association saying the lawsuit helped further clarify the regulations

Tags: Industry, Landstar, OOIDA, Owner-Operators

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Promotes Chris Reynolds to Director of Safety & Security

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, announced that Chris Reynolds has advanced from the North Atlanta service center manager into the position of director of safety & security

Tags: Industry

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

APG Appoints Steve Majkowski Vice President of Sales and Marketing

American Power Group Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, American Power Group Inc., has appointed Steve Majkowski vice president of sales and marketing reporting directly to Lyle Jensen, CEO

Tags: Industry, APG

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Midwest Wheel Announces Employee Changes

Midwest Wheel recently announced a number of employee changes, including appointing Andy Barkley to branch manager, Sioux City; appointing Todd Scheitler to territory manager; and the retirement of Dave Reiff from his position as branch manager, Sioux City

Tags: Industry, People, Aftermarket

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Trimble Acquires ALK Technologies

Trimble continues its move into the world of trucking information technology, announcing it has acquired privately-held ALK Technologies Inc. of Princeton, N.J., which provides routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies

Tags: Industry, ALK Technologies, Trimble, TMW

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