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Outlook: Natural gas use to offset diesel growth

The U.S. Department of Energy projects that the use of natural gas in heavy-duty vehicles will offset growth in diesel consumption during the next few decades, eventually displacing a predicted 700,000 barrels ...

Lynden International names new directors

SEATTLE – Lynden International, a full-service freight forwarding and logistics company, has welcomed Sergio Lotero as Business Development Manager for Latin America, and Roark Beckstead as Business Development Director in Los Angeles.     Based in Miami, Lotero will develop ...

Transportation construction market expected to grow

WASHINGTON - The U.S. transportation construction infrastructure market is expected to show modest growth in 2013, increasing three percent from $126.5 billion to $130.3 billion, according to the American Road and Transportation ...

DuPont issues worldwide vehicle color rankings

White/white pearl dominates the global automotive color popularity ranks for the second consecutive year, according to the 2012 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, released Thursday. Black/black effect moves into second place in the global ...

Trailer Wizards welcomes Assels to Ontario team

Trailer Wizards Ltd., a Canadaian-based trailer rental and sales company, announced Wednesday the appointment of Jonathan Assels as Parts Fulfillment Manager for Ontario. Based out of the Mississauga office, Assels will be responsible for maintaining ...

Registration opens for 2013 TMC Meeting

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) has opened its early bird registration for its 2013 Annual Meeting, set for March 11-14, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Conference ...

FTR reports Class 8 orders slow in November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing November Class 8 truck net orders at 19,683 units, 14 percent below October and down 3 percent year-over-year. However, November was still the second highest ...

ATC Group launches new website

DALLAS – The ATC Group, among North America’s premier heavy and medium duty truck sales and service dealer groups, announced Wednesday the launch of its new ATCFreightliner.com website.  "We are confident our customers ...

R+L Carriers launches new service umbrella

WILMINGTON, Ohio –  R+L Carriers announced Wednesday a new service umbrella called Business Critical Solutions.  Business Critical is a mode neutral services option designed to provide same day, next day, or 1-2 day ...

Boyd Bros. acquire Mid Seven

Clayton, Ala.-based Boyd Bros. Transportation announced Wednesday that it has acquired Mid Seven Transportation, a Des Moines, Iowa-based freight company that hauls steel, machinery and agriculture equipment in the Midwest. The terms of ...

Paccar declares cash dividend in December

In what some see as a strategic move to avoid tax increases caused by the looming “fiscal cliff”, Paccar Inc. (PCAR) said Tuesday it will issue extra cash dividends later this month. Paccar ...

Knight’s Williams: Do your homework when buying equipment

A cost/benefit analysis can add up to huge savings when purchasing new equipment according to one industry veteran.  "Fuel economy is the big decider in spec'ing today," David Williams, vice president of equipment ...

Hendrickson launches parts look up system

Hendrickson has introduced PLUS, a “Parts Look Up System.” PLUS, according to Hendrickson, is designed to provide a fleet, repair center or distributor with serviceable parts information for Hendrickson Truck and Trailer suspension systems. ...

Diesel dips but remains above $4

The national average retail diesel price decreased by 0.7 cents to $4.027 a gallon during the week ended Dec. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The latest ...

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