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02/27/15
OOIDA slams effort to raise truck insurance levels

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is coming down hard on the exploration by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of whether minimum insurance requirements for trucking companies need to be raised.

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02/27/15
ACT: January dip in used Class 8 sales and trailer orders

Used Class 8 truck sales and trailer orders both slipped in January, according to data tracked by ACT Research.

Sales of used Class 8 trucks fell to 2,239 units in January – a decline of 12% month-over-month and 3% year-over-year. All three segments of the market – auction, retail, and wholesale – experienced that slowdown in volume, the firm added.

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02/27/15
The promise of DME as a vehicle fuel takes a step closer to reality

The viability of yet another alternative fuel option – as if fleet managers need more choices in an already crowded field of choices – moved a step closer to reality yesterday when the state of California approved the use of dimethyl ether (DME) as an on-road fuel.

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02/27/15
Is the theory of “devolution” dead?

One of the more interesting developments to come out of the annual Washington Briefing event hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) this week regarding national transportation policy centers around the topic of “devolution.”

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02/27/15
PressureGuard launches new website

PressureGuard Tire Inflation Systems has launched a new website that it said is user-friendly to help customers quickly gain access to relevant information.

Located at www.PressureGuard.com, the site is optimized for smartphones and tablets. It features simplified site navigation and enhanced search capability.

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02/27/15
amp Trillium opens Jacksonville CNG station

A new public-access compressed natural gas fueling station has opened in Jacksonville, FL by amp Trillium, the joint venture of ampCNG and Trillium CNG.

The station will service Champion Brands Incorporated’s (CBI) fleet as well as the public. It is located off of Highway 1 near the intersection of Interstates 295 and 95 in Jacksonville’s Southside Industrial Park.

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02/27/15
Menlo Logistics appoints senior director of business development

Menlo Logistics has announced the promotion of Brian Murphy to senior director of business development-emerging markets.

Menlo is the global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc.

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02/27/15
Rush Truck Centers relocates Cleveland facility

Rush Enterprises has relocated its Cleveland facility along Snow Road in Parma, OH.

The new Rush Truck Center-Cleveland covers 47,000 sq. ft. and features 22 state-of-the-art service bays, increased parts inventory, heated shop floors, on-site analysis, a dedicated lube bay and an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned International trucks

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02/27/15
Great Dane names executive vp of sales

Trailer manufacturer Great Dane has promoted Chris Hammond to executive vice president of sales. Hammond was most recently vice president of dealer and international sales.

“Chris has been an integral part of Great Dane’s success for a number of years. I am confident in his abilities to refine our sales and distribution strategies and to lead our sales, marketing and aftermarket teams to new heights,” said Dean Engelage, president.

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