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24
Apr

DEF Tips and Tricks

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Fleet companies are facing all kinds of new decisions with diesel exhaust fluid,

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24
Apr

Missouri’s I-70 Toll Proposal Stalls

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The controversial plan to turn part of Missouri’s Interstate 70 into a toll road has stalled for the session in the Missouri Legislature, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The bill, Senate Bill 752, introduced by State Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, would implement tolls though a public-private partnership to make badly needed repairs on a 200-mile stretch of I-70 through the middle of Missouri.

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24
Apr

Three Midwest Trucktops Join Idle-Reduction Plug-In Power Network

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Truckers traveling through Nebraska and Iowa now have three more locations at which they can plug in to grid power instead of idling their engines to run in-cab comfort and convenience appliances.

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24
Apr

Roadrunner Transportation Buys D&E Transport

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Roadrunner Transportation Systems, an asset-light transportation and logistics services provider, has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of D&E Transport, an asset-light flatbed carrier focused primarily on food and agricultural products.

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24
Apr

NS, KCS Partner for US-Mexico Container Program

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Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway have partnered to offer TMX, a new 53-foot rail-controlled container program between the U.S. and Mexico.

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24
Apr

Women In Trucking Hits Five-Year Mark

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The Women In Trucking association is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The organization was formed in March of 2007 during its inaugural board meeting at the Truckload Carriers Association Conference in Las Vegas.

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24
Apr

Trucker Buddy Launches Trucking Mentors Program

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Trucker Buddy International is launching a new program called Trucking Mentors, directed at teaching high school students to drive safely around big rig trucks.

Trucking Mentors matches professional drivers with a high school located either locally or along the route of the driver. The driver then visits the high school once or twice a year to talk about safe highway driving and help build a positive image of the trucking industry among teenage drivers.

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24
Apr

Waste Management Dedicates Illinois’ Largest CNG Fueling Facility

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Waste Management of Illinois has dedicated the state’s largest commercial compressed natural gas fueling facility in Stickney, Ill.

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24
Apr

Meritor Appoints Director of Sales for DriveForce Canada

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Meritor named Barry Eckel director of OEM Sales & Canada, as a member of the Meritor DriveForce team. Eckel is responsible for leading the Meritor DriveForce sales and service organization for truck and trailer in Canada.

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24
Apr

Interstate Distributor Co. Names New CEO/President

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Marc Rogers has been named president and CEO of Interstate Distributor Co. Rogers joined the company from Schneider National, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis.

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23
Apr

9 Ways to Make Your Numbers Count

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When Randy Seals, customer advocate for McLeod Software, managed operations for a trucking company years ago, his boss would come in month after month asking the same question: “How are we doing?” Seals would respond, “Looks like we’re doing great.” He wasn’t lying. They were moving a ton of freight.

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23
Apr

Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection Announce New Leadership

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Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection have new leadership. Roger Crawford has been promoted to president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel – North America OEM. Todd Shelton joins Fontaine Parts Connection as president, joined by Larry Stone as vice president of business development.

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23
Apr

Markel Acquires Havco

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Markel Ventures, a Markel Corp. subsidiary, has acquired a majority interest in Havco WP LLC, a privately held company headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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23
Apr

Long Island Truck Parts Celebrates 40 Years

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Long Island Truck Parts will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

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23
Apr

MHC Kenworth-Kansas City is First Kenworth Paccar MX Dealer of Year

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MHC Kenworth-Kansas City was named the first recipient of the Kenworth Paccar MX Dealer of the Year award for the U.S. and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

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23
Apr

Rhode Island DOT Lifts Weight Limit on I-95 in Pawtucket

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation opened the first span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge to traffic on I-95 North. The opening of this structure will allow RIDOT to lift the northbound 18-ton weight limit

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23
Apr

Navistar Partners With University of Illinois

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Navistar is the newest corporate affiliate of The Hoeft Technology & Management program at the University of Illinois, the university’s undergraduate minor degree bridging the College of Business with the College of Engineering.

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23
Apr

FMCSA Withdraws Sleep Apnea Proposal

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FMCSA apparently jumped the gun with its
Friday announcement
that it proposed to adopt the recommendations of two advisory panels for tougher sleep apnea guidelines.

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23
Apr

Truck Makers Report Choppy Order Volume in First Quarter

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Demand for Class 8 trucks “has hit a soft patch,” but at least one industry analyst expects that to be temporary.

March Class 8 new and net orders of 22,038 and 20,025 units, respectively, were the lowest order volume since last July, reports ACT Research Co.

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23
Apr

2013 ATD Convention Moves to Orlando, Fla.

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The American Truck Dealers is moving its 2013 Convention and Expo to Orlando, Fla., in response to survey results of attendees from the past convention. The 2013 ATD convention was originally scheduled for Tampa next April.

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23
Apr

Atlas Van Lines Releases App for Inventory Process

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Atlas Van Lines has launched a moving-industry-focused inventory app, AtlasNet Inventory.

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20
Apr

Come on up to Toronto’s Truck World, eh

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Canada is celebrating all that’s good in trucking this weekend. It’s Toronto’s turn to host Canada’s national truck show, called Truck World. It’s my old stomping ground, and a great place to meet everyone who has something to offer the trucking industry.

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20
Apr

Most Fleets Report Positive 1Q Numbers

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J.B. Hunt, Swift Transportation, Marten Transport, Werner Enterprises, and Heartland Express reported strong results for the first quarter of 2011, despite increased fuel prices and a sluggish economy. USA Trucks, however, experienced a 1Q loss due to an increase in unmanned tractors.

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20
Apr

FMCSA Proposes Guidance for Sleep Apnea

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing tougher standards for sleep apnea evaluation. The agency is adopting the recommendations of two advisory panels, one from the medical community and one representing industry, enforcement, labor and safety advocacy interests, for how medical examiners should evaluate the condition.

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20
Apr

How to Prevent Wheel-offs

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There’s no shortage of information on wheel integrity: posters, pamphlets, simple one-page instruction sheets and a bunch of YouTube videos, not to mention mandatory day-long wheel-installation courses. We’re inundated with education on how to make sure wheels stay attached to the truck.

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20
Apr

Volvo Brings XE16 Package to LCV, High GVW markets

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TORONTO — Volvo Trucks is adding two XE powertrain packages to its 16-liter D16 engine: a 140,000-lb GVW option for the North American LCV market, and an 80,000-lb GVW configuration for fleets demanding superior performance and exceptional fuel economy.

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20
Apr

Daimler Opens Chennai, India, Production Plant for BharatBenz Trucks

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Daimler India Commercial Vehicles completed its new Oragadam-Chennai production plant in India. The facility will produce the BharatBenz product range for the Indian volume market.

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20
Apr

No Clear Answers on Highway Bill

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House passage of another 90-day extension of the highway program sets the stage for another nail-biter.

Including today, there are 31 working days left before the current extension expires. The extension the House passed on Wednesday would give the House and Senate until the end of the fiscal year in September to negotiate the details of a highway bill that lasts longer than 90 days.

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20
Apr

Three More Companies Settle in ‘Hot Fuel’ Suits

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Three companies, Walmart (and its Sam’s Club subsidiary), Valero Energy Corp. and Casey’s General Stores have joined the ranks of businesses settling “hot fuel” lawsuits, reports the Kansas City Star.

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18
Apr

President Calls for Measures to Address Oil Speculation

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President Barack Obama proposed new measures Tuesday to address oil market manipulation, calling on lawmakers to increase penalties on those involved in manipulative practices and for increased funding for the agency that’s supposed to police the markets.

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18
Apr

Spot Market Freight Availability and Rates Up in March

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Freight availability and rates on the spot market increased month-over-month and declined slightly year-over-year, according to TransCore’s DAT North American Freight index. The index rose 40% from February to March but was down 6.1% compared to March 2011

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18
Apr

Dupre Opens Terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas

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Dupre Logistics opened a new office to expand its crude operations services into the Corpus Christi, Texas, market.

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18
Apr

Stemco Acquires Motor Wheel

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Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, has acquired Motor Wheel Commercial Vehicle Systems, which makes engineered brake components for commercial vehicles.

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18
Apr

ATA’s Annual Trends Report Reflects Recovering Trucking Industry

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Trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral part of the U.S. economy, according to American Trucking Associations’ 2012 American Trucking Trends report.

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18
Apr

Peterson Announces Executive Promotions

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Peterson Manufacturing promoted Tom Lynch to manager of OEM accounts and Kevin Cornelius to general manager of Peterson’s Maxi-Seal division.

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