Monthly Archives: April 2012

FMCSA Proposes Guidance for Sleep Apnea

Proposed recommendations will provide guidance to DOT examiners on sleep apnea, but the panels see this as an interim step toward a comprehensive rule. By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing tougher standards for sleep apnea evaluation. The agency is adopting the recommendations of two advisory panels, one [...]

More Companies Reach Hot Fuel Settlements

4/20/2012 12:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Three more companies have agreed to settle lawsuits related to “hot fuelâ€� — gasoline and diesel that is not adjusted by volume to account for temperature — the Kansas City Star reported. Fuels expand in warmer months, lessening the energy value per gallon [...]

How to Prevent Wheel-offs

Drivers must check for obvious signs of wheel and fastener damage, but many faults will be hidden, especially over-torquing which will eventually lead to failure. By Rolf Lockwood, Contributing Editor There's no shortage of information on wheel integrity: posters, pamphlets, simple one-page instruction sheets and a bunch of YouTube videos, not to mention mandatory day-long [...]

TT Associate Publisher Paul Rosenthal Dies at 54

4/20/2012 10:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Spent 11 Years Guiding TTPG’s Marketing Efforts Tweet Print This   Rosenthal (c), with ATA’s Graves and former Chairman Barbara Windsor. Paul Rosenthal, associate publisher of marketing and circulation for Transport Topics Publishing Group, died suddenly on April 16 from natural causes. He was 54. For [...]

Come on up to Toronto’s Truck World, eh

Truck World takes place April 19-21 at the International Center, just north of the Toronto airport. On the Road blog by Jim Park, Equipment Editor Canada is celebrating all that's good in trucking this weekend. It's Toronto's turn to host Canada's national truck show, called Truck World. It's my old stomping ground, and a great [...]

Hub Group Reports Record 1Q Profit

4/19/2012 4:30:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Hub Group said its first-quarter income jumped 30% on higher intermodal and logistics revenue. Net income rose to $13.7 million, or 37 cents per share, from $10.5 million, or 28 cents a share, a year ago, the company said late Thursday. Revenue [...]

How Oil Filters Can Help Fleets Extend Drain Intervals

Extended drain intervals don't mean you can ignore the truck in between oil changes. Here, technician Bill Reeb of W.W. Williams in Birmingham, Ala., checks the oil level during a routine preventive maintenance check. (Photo courtesy of WheelTime Network) By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief High diesel and crude oil prices may make headlines, but [...]

Daimler Opens Truck Manufacturing Plant in India

4/18/2012 12:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   CHENNAI, India — Daimler A.G. officially opened its sprawling truck manufacturing plant here Wednesday to produce vehicles for its newest brand, BharatBenz, as the company looks to gain entry into India’s domestic market, the world’s fastest growing for trucks and buses. Medium- [...]

U.S. Department of Transportation Raises the Bar for Safety with National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Final Rule

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 07-12 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Contact: Candice T. Burns Tel.: (202) 366-9999 U.S. Department of Transportation Raises the Bar for Safety with National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Final Rule WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today [...]

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