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22
Jan

Accuride Says it’s Nearly Done Fixing; Ready to Grow

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LAS VEGAS — When Rick Dauch arrived as the president and CEO of a struggling Accuride in February 2011, the latest in a string of top executives, he was able to convince the board that they needed to make serious investments in fixing problems before they could embark on a global growth strategy. Two years later, most of the fixing in the “Fix and Grow” strategy has been completed.

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22
Jan

Electronics Remanufacturing Company Named Remanufacturer of the Year

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LAS VEGAS — The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association named Electronics Remanufacturing Company of Walled Lake, Mich., the 2013 Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year.

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22
Jan

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index Begins Expected Decline

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FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index for November fell marginally from October to a reading of -5.3, the precursor to what is expected to be a more challenging environment for shippers — meaning more leverage for truckers — in 2013.

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22
Jan

Polar Names Rick Jech Controller, Polar Service Centers

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Polar Service Centers, the national network of tank trailer parts and service locations, has hired Rick Jech as division controller. He reports to Mike Evans, president of Polar Service Centers.

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22
Jan

The Peterbilt Store – Blue Ridge relocates to larger facility

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The Peterbilt Store Blue Ridge, one of nine dealerships privately-owned by The Pete Store LLC, has relocated to a new 12,800-square-foot facility in Raphine, Va.

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22
Jan

Fontaine Modification Joins Alliance AutoGas Network

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Fontaine Modification has joined the Alliance AutoGas network, with all eight of its modification centers nationwide certified as Alliance AutoGas conversion centers.

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22
Jan

TCA Announces Winners of Second Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown

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The weigh-ins are complete, pounds have been shed, and the results have been tallied for the Truckload Carriers Association’s second Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown.

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18
Jan

Rocky Mountain Parts Specialists broadens Utah reach

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After Rocky Mountain Parts Specialists acquired Truman Parts Company out of Brigham City, Utah, in November, they decided to relocate the business to Lindon, Utah, south of Salt Lake City. In the process, they also expanded into a 20,000-square-foot facility with an enhanced inventory over $600,000.

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18
Jan

Advancements in Clean Fuel Technology to Further Reduce Carbon Emissions

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Advancements in clean diesel technology will continue to deliver major reductions in black carbon emissions in both the U.S. and worldwide, said Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

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18
Jan

Maximizing Filter Performance To Reduce Maintenance Costs

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In the heavy-duty trucking business, fleet managers must be ready to expect the unexpected as seemingly minor unexpected maintenance can ultimately lead to a major system failure.

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18
Jan

Truck Dealers Expect Caution in Truck-Buying This Year

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When it comes to truck buying, uncertainty and caution are the watchwords for 2013, according to some of the nation’s top truck dealers, but a tax break passed as part of the recent “fiscal cliff” deal should lend a helping hand.

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18
Jan

DAT Freight Index Reports Record Numbers for December

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Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of December, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 5% in December compared to December 2011.

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18
Jan

East Coast Brake Rebuilders Adds High-Tech Paint System

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East Coast Brake Rebuilders in Virginia Beach, Va., has added a new paint system for brake shoes it says is one of the first in the industry.

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18
Jan

Stemco Names New Director of Aftermarket Sales

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Salvatore Miscio has joined the Stemco team as director of aftermarket sales. He will be responsible for aftermarket sales in the U.S. as well as in Canada.

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18
Jan

Ervin Equipment Responds to Oil Boom With More Bottom Dump Trailers

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Ervin Equipment is expanding its supply services to the aggregates, asphalt, roadbuilding and oilfield industries by providing an expanded line of new and used Bottom Dump Trailers.

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18
Jan

PHH Arval Appoints Jim Halliday as Senior VP

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PHH Arval announced it appointed Jim Halliday to the position of senior vice president and chief business development officer for North America.

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18
Jan

Port of L.A. Break Ground on $137.7 million Project

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Port of Los Angeles officials broke ground on a new intermodal storage railyard that will improve a vital link in the national freight network. The new yard will function as a critical link between the Port of Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor, providing staging and storage for trains using the corridor.

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18
Jan

Meritor Makes Executive Changes as Part of Reorganization

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Meritor announced a series of organizational changes it says are designed to more closely align its overall structure with its recent business segment consolidation.

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18
Jan

CN to Build Intermodal Ramp in Illinois

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Canadian National Railway Co. announced a plan to construct an intermodal ramp at its freight yard in Joliet, Ill., to offer import/export customers key access to numerous Chicagoland distribution centers.

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18
Jan

Engineers Warn About the Economic Impact of Not Investing in Infrastructure

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A lack of funding in infrastructure will mean more to the people of the United States than a few more potholes in the road.

According to the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Failure to Act report, “The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future,” the U.S. government and its people will be feeling the lack of infrastructure funding in their wallets.

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15
Jan

What’s the next big threat to truckload carriers?

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Unionized drayage drivers. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters just inked its first contract with a drayage company working near the ports of L.A. and Long Beach. Drivers’ wages will immediately jump from $12.72 to $19 per hour. And that’s just the beginning.

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15
Jan

Brett Petersen Joins Cure Leasing & Maintenance As COO

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Cure Leasing & Maintenance, a provider of financing and maintenance services to companies using independent contractors as part of their transportation programs, announced the appointment of Brett Petersen as its chief operating officer.

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15
Jan

Webb Wheel OEM Business Unit Adds to Sales Organization

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Webb Wheel Products has expanded their sales organization with the addition of two industry veterans.

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15
Jan

Kriete Group Honored for 60 Years as a Mack Dealer

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Mack Trucks honored the service of one of its long-standing dealers, the Kriete Group Inc.

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15
Jan

Trailer Bridge Appoints Chris J. Dombalis as CEO

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Trailer Bridge Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Chris J. Dombalis as a board member and chief executive officer of the company, effective Jan. 16.

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15
Jan

Car Drivers Issued Warnings, Citations at More than Twice the Rate of CMV Drivers

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Law enforcement officials who pulled over nearly 35,000 commercial and passenger vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliances Operation Safe Driver 2012 campaign in October found that passenger car drivers continue to speed at alarming rates around commercial vehicles.

Data collected during this years weeklong event indicates that the top three reasons warnings and citations were issued to both commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers were comparable to last year

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15
Jan

European Regulator Scotch UPS/TNT Deal

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It looks like United Parcel Service’s proposed deal to buy European package giant TNT Express will not go through, after the European Commission informed the two companies that it is working on a decision to prohibit the proposed acquisition.

UPS announced last March plans to acquire Dutch package company TNT Express for 5.16 billion euros or $6.8 billion. It would have been UPS’ biggest purchase to date.

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15
Jan

APRA Joins in Friend of Court Brief to Oppose Post-sale Restrictions on the Use and Repair of Patented Products

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The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association has joined two other trade associations in filing a friend of the court brief in the United States Supreme Court opposing the right of a patent holder to impose post-sale restrictions on the use of its patented products.

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15
Jan

East/Gulf Coast Port Negotiations Resume

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Negotiations are set to resume today regarding the potential East/Gulf Coast port strike on Feb. 6 between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association.

The talks are scheduled to last for three days and are the first meetings between the two groups since the December decision to extend the deadline.

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15
Jan

Diesel falls 1.7 cents

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Consumers experienced another decrease in prices for diesel this week as prices fell an average of 1.7 cents per gallon across the nation to rest at $3.89.

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15
Jan

Kevin Peters Named CEO of FleetPride

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FleetPride Inc. announced that Kevin A. Peters has been appointed CEO of FleetPride, effective Jan. 14. Peters succeeds Woody McGee, who will remain on the board of directors.

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14
Jan

Nearly 1 Million Natural Gas Trucks and Buses Will Be Sold from 2012 to 2019

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Because trucks and buses use significant amounts of fuel and tend to emit high levels of greenhouse gases, natural gas vehicles are increasingly attractive options in these commercial markets.

At the same time, the rebounding construction industry is pushing growth in the overall truck market while cities and municipalities look to expand their public transit systems.

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14
Jan

Cummins Announces Two Key Engine Business Appointments

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Cummins Inc. appointed two long-time Cummins Engine Business leaders to run key business operations within the Engine Business.

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14
Jan

Retail Imports to Increase 2.3% in January as Port Strike Threat Continues

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Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.3% in January over the same month last year as retailers continue to urge labor and management to avoid a strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast docks.

This report is according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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14
Jan

DOE Asks for HOS Break Rules Exemption

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The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting an exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service regulations.

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14
Jan

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge of LA Ports’ Clean Trucks Program

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the American Trucking Associations’ suit against the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Program, with a ruling expected by July.

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14
Jan

Volvo Trucks Expands Customer Support Capabilities in Texas

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Volvo Trucks’ dealer network is now even bigger in Texas. Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32% at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas.

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14
Jan

Shur-Co Announces Acquisition of Donovan Enterprises

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Shur-Co LLC announced the acquisition of Donovan Enterprises Inc. effective Nov. 30, 2012.

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14
Jan

MnDOT Testing Technology to Notify Truckers of Parking Availability

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Travelers who stop at the Elm Creek rest area off of Interstate 94 two miles northwest of the intersection of I-94 and I-494 may notice cameras in the parking lot. The cameras are part of a research project conducted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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14
Jan

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Extended

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The 2013 Walcott Truckers Jamboree will have a third day added this year and will be held Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

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