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27
Dec

Educational Sessions to Kick Off The Work Truck Show 2013

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The Work Truck Show 2013 exhibit floor opens Wednesday, March 6, but attendees have the opportunity to take part in educational sessions the day before.

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27
Dec

Diesel Prices Fall, Gasoline Rises

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As the holiday week opened, diesel prices continued their recent downward trend, while gasoline prices crept back upward.

The Department of Energy’s Information Administration reported a nationwide drop of 2.2 cents in the price of a gallon diesel earlier this week. The average price was $3.92 per gallon.

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27
Dec

China Truck Sales Continue Downward in Q3’12

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China’s GDP decelerated to 7.4% in Q3, the slowest pace 2009, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center.

The report includes an overview of the China’s economy and a review and forecast of the country’s heavy- and medium-duty truck and bus markets, as well as analysis of OEM market shares within China.

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27
Dec

Iowa Parking Area Closing for Winter

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing the temporary closure of the undeveloped rest area at mile post 51 on southbound Interstate 35 in Warren County, Iowa, beginning Jan. 2.

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27
Dec

ACT: New and Used Truck Sales, Trailer Orders Slide

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MD & HD Orders Better Than Average, but below October
November Class 5 through Class 8 truck orders in North America were better than 2012’s average, but fell below Octobers promising level of activity, according to ACT Research Co.

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26
Dec

Ted Pilecki Named Chief Operating Officer at M & K

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M & K Quality Truck Sales announced the promotion of Ted Pilecki to the position of chief operating officer for the company.

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26
Dec

TMC Names Theme for 2013 Annual Meeting, Exhibition

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“Leveraging Technology for Quality Maintenance” is the theme of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

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26
Dec

Slower Growth Predicted for OE Truck Tires in 2013

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association forecasts that original equipment truck tire numbers will end 2012 up by more than 5%, but growth will be slower for 2013. Replacement truck tires, on the other hand, are predicted to fall this year but rise in 2013.

Increased demand for commercial trucks and trailers will boost OE medium/wide-base/heavy on-highway commercial truck tire shipments by more than 5% for 2012,

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26
Dec

Electronics Thefts Lead September-November Cargo Thefts

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The average value of stolen freight tracked by FreightWatch spiked 77.6% September through November from the previous three-month period, with high-value electronics bucking an overall trend of fewer thefts.

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26
Dec

Millard Refrigerated Services Locating New Facility in S.C.

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Millard Refrigerated Services announced plans to develop and operate a new cold storage distribution facility in Charleston County, S.C.

“The facility will give us access to the world-class port in Charleston and provide an efficient hub for our customers along the East Coast and throughout the Southeast,” said Lance Larsen, president and CEO of Millard Refrigerated Services.

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26
Dec

Jeff Liaw Named Chief Financial Officer Of FleetPride

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FleetPride Inc.has appointed Jeff Liaw as chief financial officer. Liaw will report to Chairman and CEO W.M. McGee.

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21
Dec

Johnson Controls Appeals Sale of Bankrupt Hybrid Battery Supplier to Chinese Company

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Johnson Controls Inc. filed an appeal Monday of last week’s court decision approving Wanxiang’s purchase of A123 Systems, the bankrupt hybrid battery supplier that supplies batteries for Navistar’s eStar and other electric vans.

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21
Dec

FMCSA Sets Listening Session on Driver Training Rule

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Federal truck safety regulators are looking for public comments on plans to toughen entry-level driver training requirements.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session on the issue January 7 in Charlotte, N.C., at an American Bus Association meeting.

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21
Dec

Retailers, Intermodal Trucking Worry About Potential Port Strike

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A coalition of more than 100 local, state and national trade associations sent a letter to President Obama yesterday urging action to prevent an East and Gulf Coast port strike next week over intermodal container handling.

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21
Dec

GHG-14 Whatever

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After finishing a feature story for the January issue of Heavy Duty Trucking about the pending GHG14 rules, I’m more convinced than ever that this burdensome regulation is unadulterated politics, and will get industry nothing we wouldn’t have got already — for way less money.

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21
Dec

Lighter-duty Commercial Trucks Get More Fuel-Efficient Engines

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In all the years I’ve been doing update articles for HDT, particularly on Class 1, 2 and 3 cargo vans, I’ve repeatedly asked execs at the truck builders about trends in engines.

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21
Dec

Navistar Names Dennis Mooney To Lead Integrated Product Development

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Navistar International Corp. appointed Dennis Mooney as group vice president, Global Product Development. Mooney succeeds Ramin Younessi, who is leaving Navistar to pursue other opportunities.

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21
Dec

NAFA Opens Submissions For 2013 Fleet Excellence Awards

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NAFA Fleet Management Association announced seven new fleet industry awards designed to recognize the best and brightest in the field. Winners will be announced during NAFA’s First Annual Fleet Excellence Awards Night on April 23

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21
Dec

More than One in Four Americans to Take a Road Trip This Holiday Season

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AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6% over the 91.8 million people who traveled last year.

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20
Dec

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum

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The National Biodiesel Board, which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute renewable biodiesel fuel, is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum.

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20
Dec

Navistar Reports $2.8 billion Fourth Quarter Loss

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Navistar International reported a worse fourth-quarter loss than expected, thanks in part to a spike in warranty costs along with the weakened truck demand affecting all truck makers.

The Lisle, Ill.-based truck and engine maker reported a fourth quarter 2012 net loss of $2.8 billion, or $40.13 per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2011 net income of $255 million, or $3.48 per diluted share.

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20
Dec

New York Metro Tolls Going up March 1

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted unanimously to approve a fare and toll increase for all MTA facilities. The new fare and toll rates go into effect on March 1, 2013.

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20
Dec

Virginia Considers North-South Corridor

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Virginia planning officials this week held open house meetings to get public input on a proposed multimodal North-South Corridor that would link I-95 with Dulles International Airport and could take pressure off the Capitol Beltway.

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20
Dec

Shippers Conditions Index Improves, But Only Temporarily

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FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for October improved month-over-month by nearly two points to a reading of -5.0, but FTR analysts predict the pendulum will soon swing back toward the carriers’ side of the equation.

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20
Dec

Polar Names Jim Bach Director of Materials

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Polar Tank Trailer, a producer of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers, has hired Jim Bach as director of materials.

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19
Dec

No crystal ball for natural gas

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Natural gas prices neared the lowest they’ve been in about a decade last winter, as utilities scrambled to take advantage of the fuel’s low price tag and producers began to turn away from the low-profit fuel.

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19
Dec

Lessons from the ’60s

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Randall McCauley drove his first truck at age 8, a 1940s GMC hauling hay on the farm in Barbour County, W.V.

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19
Dec

Sleepsafe Drivers Adds SleepWorks Labs To Network

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Sleepsafe Drivers, a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs for the transportation industry, has added SleepWorks to its Sleep Provider Network, effective immediately.

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19
Dec

Drivewyze Bypass Now Available in New Mexico

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New Mexico officially became the 14th state to adopt Drivewyze PreClear as its new bypass service.

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19
Dec

FleetPride Acquires Drake Supply Company

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FleetPride Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of Drake Supply Co.

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19
Dec

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Diesel Fuel and More are Ready for Winter

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Weather forecasters are predicting not only one of the coldest, but the snowiest winters in the last five years. Here are a few simple tips to help maintain your equipment and fuel tanks.

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19
Dec

OEMs Outline Natural Gas Product Plans

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If you’re wondering about whether parts and service for natural gas engines will be in your future, it might be useful to take a look at what engine and truck makers will be offering.

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19
Dec

A Different Way to Sell

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‘People continue to sell as if they were in a quaint Norman Rockwell painting. That no longer works like it used to.”

Instead, says Rich Farrell, president of Tangent Knowledge Systems and author of the book “Selling has Nothing to do with Selling,” a salesperson should play the role of a “change agent” rather than the more typical product-centric transactional approach.

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19
Dec

CargoNet Offers Cargo Theft Prevention Tips

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CargoNet’s analysis of historical cargo theft data shows that the rate of cargo theft increases over holiday weekends, so it’s offering suggestions for how companies can help prevent theft.

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19
Dec

Truck Tonnage Index Rebounds in November

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The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.7% in November. The first gain since July, it erased October’s 3.7% drop.

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19
Dec

Eaton Names Beering to Head Up Transmission Business

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Eaton Corp. named John Beering senior vice president and general manager, commercial vehicle transmission business, effective Jan. 1.

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17
Dec

Suppliers Outline Natural Gas Product Plans

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The engine products of the joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Westport Innovations now dominate the existing, albeit small, market for natural gas trucks, but more are on the way from other sources, indicated manufacturer representatives during the American Trucking Associations’ recent Natural Gas Summit.

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17
Dec

DOT Orders Two Dayes Trucking, Two Dayes Transport to Shut Down

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport, based in Murfreesboro, N.C., to immediately cease all transportation services

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17
Dec

Former FMCSA Administrator Hill to Head Up Indiana Homeland Security

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Indiana Gov.-elect Mike Pence has named former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator John Hill executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

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17
Dec

Trucking Industry Transports Record Number of Wreaths to Veterans’ Cemeteries

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Last week, 65 trucking companies hauled 126 loads of fresh remembrance wreaths (about 610,000 in all) to be laid on graves at more than 800 veterans’ cemeteries across the nation.

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