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19
Jul

CVSN to Honor Eight ‘Century Club’ Members

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The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network is introducing a new recognition program at its 2012 Summit to honor member companies that have been in business for 100 years or more.

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19
Jul

Marten Transport Enhances Driver Compensation Package

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Marten Transport has enhanced its driver compensation package, transitioning from quarterly performance and safety bonuses to monthly bonuses

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19
Jul

Telogis Acquires Navtrak Acquisition

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Telogis, Inc. has acquired Navtrak, provider of mobile resource and fleet management solutions.

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19
Jul

American Truck Group Builds "Green" Mississippi Dealership

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American Truck Group and its CEO, Louis “Louie” J. Normand Jr., have built a new “green” truck dealership in Gulfport, Miss.

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18
Jul

Chassis Shortage Hurting NY-NJ Container Terminals, Drivers

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The Port of New York and New Jersey has been hit with a shortage of chassis for draying containers traveling to and from the terminals, reports the Journal of Commerce.

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18
Jul

Truck OEMs Prepare for World’s Largest Truck Show

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Germany traditionally has been an important hub of automobile industry. It’s also the location of the most comprehensive international motor show. The 64th IAA Commercial vehicles Show will take place in Hanover Sept. 20-27 at the Hanover fairgrounds and will be a showcase of cutting-edge technologies in trucking.

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18
Jul

New Fontaine Modification Business Segment Dedicated to Auto Transport Industry

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Fontaine Modification is launching a new business segment, Fontaine Auto Transport Modification Services, dedicated to supporting the auto transport industry. The business segment and its new modification center will be located in Gainesville, Ga., to be near Cottrell Inc., an auto transport trailer manufacturer.

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18
Jul

OOIDA Sues FMCSA over Pre-Employment Screening Program

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s pre-employment screening program violates drivers’ rights, claims the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in a lawsuit. OOIDA told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that under the program, drivers can be in effect found guilty of safety violations before they get due process in court.

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18
Jul

Duane Reade To Partner With Mission Electric On Green Transportation Initiative

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In an effort to reduce vehicle air pollution, Duane Reade, in partnership with Mission Electric, is turning to New Yorkers to determine which of its stores should be served solely by electric trucks.

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18
Jul

Caribou Coffee Opens at Joplin 44

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Joplin 44 Truckstop, Joplin, Mo., has added a Caribou Coffee to its list of offerings. The new Caribou Coffee opened Tuesday and is a full-service specialty coffee shop featuring a variety of made-to-order coffee drinks, iced coffee, cappuccino, blended cooler and smoothie drinks as well as teas.

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18
Jul

JX Truck Center Breaks Ground on New Dealership

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JX Truck Center broke ground on a new 28,000 square-foot facility in Kronenwetter, Wis., during a ceremony with village officials and company management. The new site is located approximately six miles south of the commercial truck dealership’s current location in Wausau, Wis.

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18
Jul

Dana’s Aftermarket Business Boosts Digital Strategy

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Dana Holding Corp. has further developed its digital strategy to help customers – both dealers and consumers – more easily locate and purchase Dana products.

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18
Jul

Schneider National Launches $6,000 Tuition Reimbursement Program

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Schneider National is making it easier for students to turn a dream into reality by offering $6,000 for tuition reimbursement to qualified driving school graduates. The program will cover the full cost of many truck-driving schools to give drivers a leg up as they enter the industry.

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17
Jul

Real Estate Development and Consultancy Companies Partner for 1,000 CNG Stations

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Real estate development company DeBartolo Development and real estate consultancy Keystone Consulting Group announced the creation of the CNG Infrastructure Expansion Project, with the goal of significantly increasing the number of compressed natural gas fueling stations in the U.S.

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17
Jul

Safety and Driver Engagement

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The recession made surviving companies smarter about several things. BR (Before Recession) companies would measure job satisfaction – the premise being: If you make drivers happy, they won’t quit.

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17
Jul

Diesel, Gasoline, Oil Prices Spike This Week

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The average U.S. price of both diesel and gasoline rose this week, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. Also, oil prices climbed for a fourth day this week.

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17
Jul

Bergstrom Names Director of Test and Development

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As a result of ongoing growth, Bergstrom named Alan Leupold director of test and development.

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17
Jul

Global Commercial Registrations Drop 7% from 1Q 2011 Levels

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The global commercial vehicle market declined 7% during the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, according to a recent analysis by Polk, which provides data-driven solutions for the commercial vehicle industry.

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17
Jul

Highway Angel Rescues Badly Injured Motorist

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The Truckload Carriers Association’s latest Highway Angel is Larry Druckamiller of Warsaw, Ind. Druckamiller drives for Ruan Transportation Management Systems of Des Moines, Iowa, and is credited for saving a man’s life on a very cold night.

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17
Jul

J.B. Hunt Reports Increase in Earnings Year over Year

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J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark., announced second quarter 2012 net earnings of $80.5 million, or diluted earnings per share of 67 cents compared to second quarter 2011 net earnings of $65.7 million, or 53 cents per diluted share.

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17
Jul

Bridgestone Rubber Tree Research Pays Off

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Bridgestone Corp. says it has successfully decoded the main genome sequence for the latex-producing rubber tree. The genome sequence is the “blueprint” of living organisms containing the genetic information needed in maintenance and reproduction.

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13
Jul

The Latest in Trailer Advances

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Over the years, advances in trailer materials and design have added life, cut maintenance and operating costs and even improved safety. Based on our observations at trade shows, new product announcements and conversations with manufacturers and fleets, we came up with the following list of significant trends.

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13
Jul

FMCSA Posts EOBR FAQ, Says it is Revisiting Cost-Benefit Analysis

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicates it will re-examine the costs-vs-benefits of mandatory electronic onboard recorders in a new list of frequently asked questions it posted this week on its website.

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13
Jul

Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress Set for Oct. 2-3

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SAE International’s 2012 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, ” Total Vehicle Integration: Engineering the Next Vehicle Revolution,” will be Oct. 2-3 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

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13
Jul

Old Dominion Opens Service Center Near Duluth, Minn.

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Old Dominion Freight Line opened its newest service center in Superior Wis., near Duluth, Minn., to serve the Great Lakes shipping area in northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

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13
Jul

Skinner Diesel Services Celebrates 30 Years

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Skinner Diesel Services of Columbus, Ohio is celebrating 30 years in business. The company began as a general truck repair facility in 1982. Thirty years later, it has expanded and adapted with additional business segments.

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13
Jul

Fras-Le Purchases $1.5 Million Brake Dynamometer

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To expand its testing capabilities, friction material manufacturer Fras-le North America Inc. has purchased a new brake NVH dynamometer from Link Engineering Company for $1.5 million.

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13
Jul

Bomb Threat Shuts Down Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

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A bomb threat closed the tunnel between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit on Thursday, causing traffic backups as drivers on both sides of the border were rerouted,

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13
Jul

Cascade Sierra Solutions Reaches Idle Reduction Milestone with Webtech Wireless

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Cascade Sierra Solutions has achieved a significant milestone in its drive to reduce emissions and idling as part of the Port of LA and the Port of Long Beach Clean Air Initiative.

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13
Jul

Freight Volumes Fall Flat as Economy Stalls

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North American freight volumes continues to follow the path of general malaise that the economy is experiencing, according to the Cass Freight Index, which measures overall North American freight volumes and expenditures.

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11
Jul

Truck brakes don’t fail by themselves

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Over the past week, two trucks crashed as a result of their inability to stop on hills. In both cases, the mainstream media reported that the trucks’ brakes had failed. That illustrates what the mainstream media knows about truck brakes.

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11
Jul

FMCSA Schedule for Crash Accountability Research Due This Month

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is edging closer to action on weighing carrier fault in the CSA safety enforcement database. This month, the agency should announce a research schedule for figuring out how to separate at-fault crashes from not-at-fault crashes when it looks at a carrier’s safety performance.

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11
Jul

Navistar Opens Midwest Parts Distribution Center

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Navistar has opened a new Midwest Parts Distribution Center in Joliet, Ill.

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11
Jul

Technicolor Expands Third Party Logistics Services

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Technicolor is expanding its third party logistics service offering and rebranding the organization as Technicolor Global Logistics.

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11
Jul

Wood Creek, Bowman, Milestone Acquire GE Trailers

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A fleet of approximately 27,000 over-the-road trailers previously owned by GE’s Trailer Fleet Services (formerly Transport International Pool) was acquired by Wood Creek Capital Management, Bowman Sales and Equipment and Milestone Trailer Leasing.

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11
Jul

EIA Lowers Price Forecasts for Diesel, Gasoline, Crude Oil

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In its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration lowered its forecasted prices for gasoline and diesel fuel as well as West Texas Intermediate crude oil.

With crude oil prices falling over the last month, EIA expects that on-highway diesel fuel retail prices, which averaged $3.84 per gallon in 2011, will average $3.79 per gallon in 2012.

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11
Jul

Mack Will Again Provide Pinnacle for Capitol Christmas Tree Project

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Mack Trucks is providing a custom-decorated Mack Pinnacle model to deliver the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree from Meeker, Colo., to the U.S. Capitol.

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11
Jul

NACFE to Study 6x2s, Tire Pressure, Idle Reduction

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The North American Council for Freight Efficiency is following up on its Fleet Fuel Benchmarking Study with three new research projects, on 6×2 tractor configurations, alternatives for maintaining correct tire pressure, and anti-idling products and strategies for sleeper tractors.

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11
Jul

Mesilla Valley Retrofits 4,000 Tractor-Trailers with TrailerTails

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Mesilla Valley Transportation has completed the retrofit of its entire fleet of 4,000 tractor-trailers with fuel saving TrailerTail aerodynamic technology, manufactured by ATDynamics.

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11
Jul

Truck Tire Market Expected to Remain Strong

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Almost all signs through the first and second quarters of 2012 point to a strong domestic truck tire market throughout the year. That is true for both the replacement and original equipment levels,

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