Trucking News

ACT sees 27% gain in truck production

ACT forecasts that demand will grow the next two years, with production in 2012 exceeding 300,000 units.

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Heartland Express driver wins photo contest

Brian Romig's black-and-white photo perfectly suited the subject matter.

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Update: Police killer suspect arrested

Riverside, Calif., police booked a 44-year-old suspect in the shooting death of Officer Ryan Bonaminio.

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Ferro expects hours rule release in November

Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, expects the White House to release the new rule by the end of this month.

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Federal agency requires recorders for fleet

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered JBS Carriers to put EOBRs on its more than 700 trucks by March.

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Mobil Delvac products at TA, Petro

Extended-life coolant and antifreeze are now available at all 200 TravelCenters of America and Petro truck stops, Mobil Delvac announced. The company’s heavy-duty diesel engine oils are also available at the truck stops. The products have been sold at Petro travel centers since 1999 and at the TravelCenters of America since 2004.

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FTR: October truck orders rise 22%

October is the third consecutive month showing month over month increases.

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Factory growth picks up from September

Cars, computers and exports are leading some of the most recent manufacturing growth, according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management. Only two areas (Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture & Related Products) shrunk during October, says ISM, while 14 showed expansion. October was the 15th consecutive month for manufacturing to expand, and the overall economy grew for the 18th consecutive month, ISM reports. And last month’s growth measured 56.9 percent on ISM’s scale, up 2.5 ...

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Bridgestone increases prices 8%

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations said it is increasing medium truck and off-road tire price by 8 percent beginning Nov. 1. The company attributed the price increase to higher energy, transportation and raw materials costs.

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Oakland port registers trucks

California port announced implementation of the Secure Truck Enrollment Program.

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