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March 13, 2012

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Data indicates mixed economic outlook

By Sean Kilcarr, senior editor

Despite a rosier employment picture, high fuel and oil prices coupled with a still-sluggish home building market are keeping economists guessing as to the true health of the U.S. economy – providing yet more uncertainty for freight volumes.

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U.S. Xpress named Truckload Carrier of the Year

The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) has named U.S. Xpress Enterprises its Truckload Carrier of the Year.

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PennDOT invites carriers to 2012 Transportation Safety Days

By Deborah Whistler, contributing editor

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation is sponsoring Transportation Safety Days aimed at helping truck drivers and trucking company representatives and safety coordinators increase their understanding of Pennsylvania’s regulations and improve safe operating practices for drivers.

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Webb Wheel adopts new media for customers

Webb Wheel Aftermarket is utilizing new media applications to provide customers with company news, proper wheel-end maintenance procedures and part interchange details that can be used for technician training, service repair instruction and to find correct replacement components.

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Website assists users in finding the correct product

Bar’s Products has redesigned its website with a new focus on ease of use, particularly when it comes to finding the correct Bar’s Leaks or Rislone products.

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ACT Research: Truck-demand cycle peak moving to 2014

ACT Research Co. (ACT) has announced it is shifting its long-term forecast for the commercial vehicle industry.

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Autocar unveils online Q&A tool

Autocar, makers of Class 8 LCOE trucks, terminal tractors, and Class 6-7 trucks, has unveiled a new online tool to provide customers and distributors with answers to their questions quickly.

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Trucks at Work blog: Fire it up!

By Sean Kilcarr, senior editor

Sometimes, when the going gets tough, there’s only one thing you can do: hammer down on the accelerator and punch on through!

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CARB issues $227,000 in fines

By Deborah Whistler, contributing editor

The California Air Resources Board announced that during the fourth quarter of 2011 it settled 33 cases of air quality violations by trucks and buses, mostly for failure to properly conduct and pass self-inspections aimed at measuring vehicle smoke emissions to ensure state requirements are met.

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Trucking Around the World


Transport industry assesses value of hybrid and electric trucks

From HGV Ireland: Hybrid trucks, with both diesel engines and electric motors, and even electric trucks are possible solutions for urban distribution in satisfying the increasingly tougher environmental demands imposed by not only governments but companies as well.

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