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2014-05-02 12:20:49

Colorado Company to Become Full-Service Semi Trailer Business DENVER, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Trailer Leasing, a leading provider for the rental and leasing of semi trailers, announced today it has purchased OnRamp Trailer Services from CR England, the largest refrigerated transportation company in the world. "The acquisition of OnRamp is a significant step toward better serving our customers in the semi trailer segment of the transportation industry," said Wes Gardner,...

2014-04-29 23:19:35

Flood Law Group released a statement today commenting on a recent tractor-tractor trailer crash that took place in California. Flood Law Group contends that it is important for charter buses to implement fire safety standards that could help make their buses less vulnerable to fires. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Flood Law Group released a statement today commenting on an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a bus that claimed the lives of 10 people in California recently....

2014-04-29 23:09:46

Ranker.com, a platform that produces thousands of crowdsourced answers to opinion-based questions, has collected over 2,000 votes on The Best. L.A. Food Trucks for 2014. Los Angeles, CA. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Ranker.com, a platform that produces thousands of crowdsourced answers to opinion-based questions, has collected over 2,000 votes on The Best. L.A. Food Trucks. Everyone in Los Angeles knows the best eats come from a truck and not a restaurant, and our list of The Best L.A. Food...

2014-04-28 23:11:06

Succeed addresses forklift safety by creating a new Forklift Operator Training. Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are an integral part of many organizations’ daily operations. Operating forklifts can be extremely dangerous, especially if the operator is not properly trained. This is why OSHA requires organizations to implement training programs to educate forklift operators, and to ensure they are operating forklifts properly...

2014-04-28 12:22:35

TRUSSVILLE, Ala., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fontaine Fifth Wheel is developing a new patent-pending camera system that will make it easier for truck drivers to properly couple and uncouple trailers. The Dual Assist Camera System features two video cameras that work together to give the driver a clear picture of both the fifth wheel and approaching trailer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140428/81216 ) "Many truck elements, from transmissions to communications...

2014-04-25 16:20:35

NOVI, Mich., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hino Trucks partnered with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2014MY Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier. The truck is part of a giveaway that benefits The Professional Wreckers of Florida (PWOF) Education and Legislation Programs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140425/78811 This year's winner is Aaron Farron of Sprint Towing from Jacksonville, Florida. Aaron is...

2014-04-25 16:20:29

Technology, Compliance, and Driver Recruitment and Retention to be Discussed in New Panel Series Featuring Leading Fleet Executives ARLINGTON, Va., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive sponsorship agreement with Omnitracs, LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, to develop a C-level panel discussion series at its annual events...

2014-04-22 12:22:03

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its independent evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) field study report on the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules. FMCSA was directed by Congress as part of MAP-21 to study the efficacy of the restart provisions which went into effect July 1, 2013. FMCSA's field study collected fatigue measurements from 106 truck...

2014-04-21 16:20:49

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as part of National Distracted Driving Month, American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to put their cell phones away and focus on safe driving while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO In 2012, more than 3,300 people were killed and another 421,000 were injured in distraction-related crashes. In order to reverse this trend, elite drivers are educating the motoring...

2014-04-17 16:21:30

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What would the trucking industry look like without 70 percent of the independent and small-fleet owner-operators moving freight today? What if 52 percent of company drivers and leased owner-operators at larger fleets also suddenly exited the business? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140417/76211 A special report on the potential impact of a proposed federal rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELD) to be used in most...


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2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto Show. Although 22,000 trucks were produced in 1912, only 372 were contributed by GMC. GM then...

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