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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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17
Dec

SpeedGauge Partners with International Telematics

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SpeedGauge announced a new partnership with International Telematics which extends SpeedGauge technology more deeply into Australia and New Zealand, while SpeedGauge enhances International Telematics’ presence in the North American market.

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14
Dec

New Love’s Locations Open in Iowa and Idaho

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Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations recently in Davenport, Iowa, at Interstate 80, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, at Interstate 15.

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14
Dec

FMCSA Plans Surveys on EOBR Harassment

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Federal safety regulators are preparing surveys to learn whether or not electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The surveys of drivers and carriers are part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s preparation for a proposed new EOBR rule, due next July.

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14
Dec

Missouri’s I-49 Designation Makes History

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With the designation of former U.S. Route 71 to become part of Interstate 49, this week, the plan for an uninterrupted I-49 is beginning to take shape.

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14
Dec

Ohio Governor Decides Not to Privatize Turnpike

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced plans to generate $3 billion for state road projects — without leasing it or selling it to a private outside concern.

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14
Dec

Truck-Lite Announces Marketing Appointments

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Truck-Lite recently announced two significant changes to its marketing team. Bob Ives has assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Business Development, and Beth W. English joined the organization as Vice President of Marketing.

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14
Dec

PacLease Network Adds Eight New Franchises

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Paccar Leasing recently added eight new franchise locations in six states and one Canadian province.

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14
Dec

ContiLifeCycle Expands into Pennsylvania with Bergey’s Tire

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Long-time Continental and General truck tire dealer Bergey’s Tire, headquartered in Souderton, Pa., announced the expansion of its product offering with a retreading solution from Continental Tire’s Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit.

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14
Dec

Hankook Tire America Names New President

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Hankook Tire has appointed Byeong Jin Lee as its new President of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1.

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12
Dec

Driver Turnover at Truckload Carriers Remains High in Q3

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The annualized linehaul driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets remained over 100% for the second straight month, and the churn at smaller truckload carriers rose to a five-year high, according to American Trucking Associations Trucking Activity Report.

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12
Dec

HDA Truck Pride Expands Master Warehouse Program

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HDA Truck Pride has expanded its Master Warehouse to a new, larger facility in the metropolitan St Louis area.

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12
Dec

NTSB Says Driver Inattention, Bad Brakes Led to Amtrak-Truck Collision

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An inattentive driver and poorly maintained brakes, including antilock brakes that had been rendered inoperable, were the probable cause of a commercial truck hitting an Amtrak passenger train in the Nevada desert last summer, killing six and injuring 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

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12
Dec

2011 Highway Deaths Down, but Truck Occupant Deaths up 20%

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new analysis showing that highway deaths fell to 32,367 in 2011, marking the lowest level since 1949 and a 1.9% decrease from the previous year. Large-truck fatalities, however, rose, with the number of large-truck occupants killed jumping by 20%.

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12
Dec

Jason Swann Wins Top Heavy-duty Tech at Rush Rodeo

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For the third time in his career, Jason Swann of Rush Truck Centers in Dallas was named the All Around Winner in the heavy-duty division in the Rush Truck Centers Skills Rodeo.

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12
Dec

4 Ways to Avoid Selling Counterfeit or Substandard Parts

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One of your customers gets sued when his truck is involved in a fatal crash. Faulty brake parts are blamed. Before you know it, you get dragged into court because you sold it to him.

You may say, “I didn’t make it! I didn’t know it wasn’t safe!” The answer from the courts may well be, “You should have.”

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12
Dec

Sandy Helps Drive Van, Reefer Spot Freight up in November

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Spot freight rose 3.6% in the U.S. and Canada November over October, according to the DAT North American Freight Index — the first time November freight volumes outpaced October levels since the DAT Freight Index was established in 1996.

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12
Dec

Energy Department Predicts Oil, Fuel Prices for 2013

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The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that domestic crude oil production next year will reach its highest annual average rate of production since 1992 and diesel prices will average less than $4 per gallon in 2013.

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12
Dec

Honeywell Buying Intermec

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Honeywell International is buying Intermec, known in trucking for its handheld barcode readers, RFID products and rugged mobile devices, for approximately $600 million.

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12
Dec

Used Truck Association Honors Tom Horne

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Tom Horne of Pennsylvania-based Hunter Peterbilt was posthumously awarded the Marvin F Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award at this years 2012 Used Truck Association Convention.

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12
Dec

Access America to Add 550 Jobs in Tennessee

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Access America Transport will expand its Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn., facilities and create 550 jobs during a five year period – 450 additional jobs at the Chattanooga facility and 100 additional jobs at the Knoxville facility.

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11
Dec

Maintenance Tips for Air and Fuel Systems

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There’s been a lot of attention paid lately to engine problems driven by new, more complex equipment developed to meet emissions regulations. Sometimes the most basic systems get overlooked because they aren’t part of the new technology-driven dynamic.

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11
Dec

Interstate Distributor Co. Green Lights Owner Operator Settlement Cycle

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Interstate Distributor Co. announced that effective Dec. 1, they will now be accelerating the Owner Operator settlement cycle.

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11
Dec

Hard braking sending unsecured loads through trailers’ noses, fleet exec says

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Loads breaking through the noses of vans under hard braking? Its happening out there, reports Jim Park, our senior equipment editor, who has been in touch with Claude Robert of Robert Transport in Quebec, Canada.

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11
Dec

Cummins Builds Two-Millionth Ram Diesel For Chrysler Group

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Cummins Inc. has produced its 2-millionth diesel engine for Ram Trucks.

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11
Dec

Prices Fall at the Pump, Crude Hits One-month Low

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Diesel and gasoline prices have once again seen a price decrease this past week. Gasoline prices fell 4.5 cents while the price of a gallon of diesel decreased 3.6 cents.

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11
Dec

Obama Praises Detroit Investment as Daimler Announces American Production of Automated Transmission

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President Barack Obama today visited Detroit Diesel Corp. in Redford, Mich., to recognize Daimler Trucks North America’s decision to invest $120 million in facilities to build the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and the new Detroit DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbocharger in the United States.

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11
Dec

Retail Imports to Increase 3.9% in December Despite Port Strike

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Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.9% in December despite a strike that closed the nation’s largest port complex for the first few days of the month.

Retailers are keeping a close watch on a possible strike on the East Coast and Gulf Coast, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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11
Dec

Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo in Full Swing

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Almost 100 truck technicians from across the Rush Truck Centers dealer chain are gathered in San Antonio test their skill levels against their peers.

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11
Dec

Mack Supports Disaster Relief in New York City

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Mack Trucks presented a $25,000 check to New York City Commissioner of Sanitation John J. Doherty to support relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

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10
Dec

Dupre Expands Presence in Houston Area with Channelview Terminal

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Dupre Logistics, Lafayette, La., announced the expansion of its Houston area operations with the addition of a new full-service facility located in Channelview, Texas.

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10
Dec

Paul Will Replaces Steve Russel as Celadon CEO

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Celadon Group Inc. announced changes to the roles of members of its executive team. The changes are effective immediately.

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10
Dec

Pennsylvania Opens Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection began accepting applications Dec. 1 for its Natural Gas Vehicle Grant program, which will provide up to $20 million over the next three years to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.

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10
Dec

FMCSA Orders Two Companies to Shut Down

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered LEX Express Inc. (DBA Lincolnland Express) of Champaign, Ill., and Ben Gordon Enterprises LLC (DBA Gordon’s Tree Service) of Slidell, La., to immediately cease all transportation services.

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10
Dec

President to Visit Detroit Diesel Plant

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President Obama is scheduled to travel today to Redford Township, Mich., for an event on the economy at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant.

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7
Dec

Diagnostics on the Move: Telematics Help Fleets Stay Ahead in Maintenance

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Technology in the shop is nothing new; in fact, it’s absolutely necessary to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair today’s trucks. But fleets are finding there are technologies they can use outside of the shop to monitor vehicle health and diagnose problems.

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7
Dec

Clean Energy Completes First Stage of Natural Gas Fueling Network

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With the completion of its LNG truck fueling station in Matthews, Mo., this month, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. concludes the first stage of what it’s calling America’s Natural Gas Highway,

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7
Dec

FMCSA Cracks Down on Household Goods Movers

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going after two California carriers for holding household goods hostage, using the new authority granted to it under the highway bill passed earlier this year.

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