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12
Jan

Gabriel Now Directly Distributes to Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Suppliers and Distributors

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The Original Gabriel announced that it is now distributing its Fleetline and GasSLX products directly to heavy-duty aftermarket suppliers and distributors.

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12
Jan

What can you do to fight human sex trafficking?

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Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, so it’s a good time to highlight the trucking industry’s efforts to fight the use of young women who are treated as sex slaves, often in the truckstops of rest areas and truckstops frequented by truckers.

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12
Jan

Study Examines Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels to 2050

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On Feb. 4, leaders from the National Petroleum Councils study on Future Transportation Fuels will provide an overview of the study’s findings and present publicly, for the first time, an in-depth review of the findings on the future of the heavy-duty industry.

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12
Jan

Initiative Launched to Speed Cargo Moves at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

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PierPass Inc. announced an initiative to reduce the number of transaction problems when trucks pick up or deliver containers at the marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

These problems, exceptions from normal processes that result in the issuance of “trouble tickets,” lead to substantial delays in container movement through the terminals.

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12
Jan

The Jordan Company Acquires American Fast Freight

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The Resolute Fund II L.P., an affiliate of the Jordan Co., announced that it has acquired American Fast Freight.

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12
Jan

Driven Fleet Solutions Adds to Management Team

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Driven Fleet Solutions, a fleet maintenance company, announced the appointment of Randall E. West as a managing partner and head of business development for the company.

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12
Jan

Goodyear Seeks Candidates for 30th Highway Hero Award

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Nominations for Goodyear’s 30th North America Highway Hero Award, which recognizes professional truck drivers for acts of heroism, will be accepted until Jan. 31. Nominations will be accepted at www.goodyeartrucktires.com.

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12
Jan

Nominations Open for Annual Influential Women In Trucking Award

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The Women in Trucking Association is now seeking candidates and accepting nominations for the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

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12
Jan

FMCSA Releases Safety Management Cycle Resources

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released new materials to assist motor carriers in identifying and addressing their safety and compliance issues.

These materials include the Safety Management Cycle, an important tool that Agency Safety Investigators use during on-site investigations.

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12
Jan

Volvo Trucks Strengthens Dealer Support Capacity in Southeast

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Investments by Volvo Trucks dealers throughout the Southeastern U.S. have resulted in a nearly 21% increase in work capacity in that region since January 2010.

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12
Jan

Owners Cite Woes with Engines, Dealers; Volvo Lists Some Remedies

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Volvo Trucks executives knew full well what a group of its customers would say about experiences with modern engines, but invited them to speak to press reporters anyway. Then the Volvo people explained what they’re doing to alleviate service problems that customers have also experienced.

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12
Jan

What if Cars and Trucks Could Talk to Each Other?

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Imagine: A truck driver gets a signal on his dash, warning him that a car ahead that he cannot see has slammed on the brakes.

Or that he’s going too fast for the curve ahead.

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10
Jan

Smaller truck tire buyers to benefit from greenhouse gas and CAFE regs

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Mike Yap is a plumbing and heating contractor near Buffalo, N.Y. He operates two GMC 3500-series cargo vans and two utility trailers. He buys tires from a local auto supply jobber. He’s a price shopper.

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10
Jan

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

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

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10
Jan

Ram Releases Towing and Weight Ratings for 2013 Lineup

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

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10
Jan

Top Truck Drivers Named to New America’s Road Team

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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 industry

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10
Jan

Freight Shipments Rise in November

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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.

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10
Jan

Volkswagen Seeking Control of MAN

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Volkswagen is seeking full control over German truck maker MAN through a “domination and profit and loss transfer agreement,” a type of German contract similar to a parent company and subsidiary.

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10
Jan

Trucking Conditions Index Continues to Rise into Strong Positive Territory

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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.

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10
Jan

Crude Oil, Diesel Prices Projected to Fall

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In its Short-Term Energy Outlook report, the Energy Information Administration projects that Brent crude along with diesel prices will see a slight decrease in 2013 and 2014.

EIA projects that the Brent crude oil spot price, which averaged $112 per barrel in 2012, will fall to an average of $105 per barrel in 2013 and $99 per barrel in 2014.

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10
Jan

Are you tougher than a Mack Truck?

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Are you stronger than a Mack truck? Competitors for the World’s Strongest Man competition recently took on the challenge.

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10
Jan

GAO Suggests Mileage Fees for Trucks

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Congress might want to consider a mileage fee for trucks and electric vehicles when it looks for ways to strengthen highway funding, says the Government Accountability Office.

GAO said that while privacy concerns and other issues limit the usefulness of such fees for automobiles, Congress should consider a pilot program to test them for trucks and electric cars.

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10
Jan

Styslinger and Pacheco Named Green Truck Summit Keynote Speakers

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The 2013 Green Truck Summit will include keynote addresses from Lee J. Styslinger, III, chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc., and Michael Pacheco, associate laboratory director for deployment and market transformation at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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10
Jan

Safety & Compliance Seminars for Fleet Professionals Offered in 24 Cities

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Idealease Inc., in partnership with the National Private Truck Council will present safety and compliance seminars in 24 cities in the U.S. and Canada from February through March.

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10
Jan

Transplace Promotes Frank McGuigan to Executive Vice President, Operations

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

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10
Jan

TEC Equipment Opens New Dealership Facility

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TEC Equipment Inc. announced that it has acquired the Volvo Trucks North America franchise for the western Washington market, including Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound area, as well as capital assets associated with the previous VTNA franchise holder.

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10
Jan

Great Dane Sales Management Team Realigned

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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.

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28
Dec

Stu MacKay to Present at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

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The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and MacKay & Co. have announced the title and description of the presentation to be given by Stuart MacKay, president of MacKay & CO. as part of the First Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference.

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28
Dec

Eight Truckstops Join Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

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Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops.

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28
Dec

ACOFAS Schedules Vibration Clinic, Frame Diagnostics Repeat

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ACOFAS, the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists, will hold a technician training clinic on “Chassis Vibration: Diagnostics and Repair” in Dallas April 22-23.

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28
Dec

Yokohama’s Rick Phillips Talks Commercial Tire Trends

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When it comes to commercial tire sales, 2012 could not have been any more contrasting from 2011, says Rick Phillips, Yokohama Tire’s director of commercial sales.

Phillips, a 35-year tire industry veteran, discusses what the challenges were within the commercial tire industry in 2012 and how they will affect truck owners in 2013.

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28
Dec

EPA Administrator Jackson to Leave Post

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, who was at the helm of the agency for its first-every greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations for commercial trucks, is stepping down.

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28
Dec

Top 10 Trucking Stories & Trends from 2012, Part 1

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As 2012 draws to a close, we bring you our picks for the top stories and trends of the past year, in Letterman-style reverse Top 10 order.

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28
Dec

Top 10 Most-Viewed Trucking Stories of 2012

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The most-viewed stories on Truckinginfo.com for 2012 were heavy on news from Washington, D.C., whether from the FMCSA or the halls of Congress, as well as from Lisle, Ill., where Navistar International is headquartered:

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28
Dec

TravelCenters of America Now Carrying Michelin Duals, X One

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TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, announced that it is offering both Michelin duals and X One tires at participating TA and Petro locations.

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28
Dec

Universal Appoints New Executives

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Universal Truckload Services Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed H.E. “Scott” Wolfe as chief executive officer and David Crittenden as chief financial officer. Don Cochran, Universal’s previous CEO, has been selected as vice chairman.

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27
Dec

Pilot Flying J Donates $100,000 to Wreaths Across America

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This holiday season, hundreds of thousands of wreaths were placed on the tombstones and memorials of the nation’s fallen heroes thanks to Wreaths Across America. With the help of professional drivers and customers across the nation, Pilot Flying J was proud to contribute $100,000

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27
Dec

Recommendations Published on Container Yard Equipment Safety

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The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, TT Club and ICHCA International have jointly published recommended minimum safety features for container yard equipment, identifying features and functional requirements to improve the safety of people, equipment and cargo.

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27
Dec

Tires and Tiaras: Speedco Helps Grant Child’s Wish

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People might think of trucking, tires and service bays as a typical “manly” realm, but for a little girl in Arizona, a Speedco became a princess fantasy.

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27
Dec

SelecTrucks Enhances Buyer’s Assurance and Limited Warranty Coverages for Used Trucks

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SelecTrucks announces the addition of enhancements to its 60-Day buyer’s assurance and select limited warranty for used Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

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