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March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Factory Orders Drop

New orders for manufactured goods fell 2.5 percent in January, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. It was the first time U.S. factory orders had fallen in five months,

Tags: Economy

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

Private Truck Council to Meet in Cincinnati

More than 1,000 people are expected to converge on Cincinnati April 27-29, 2008 for the National Private Truck Council's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibitio

Tags: Events

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

Wright Express Completes Acquisition of Pacific Pride

Wright Express Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of privately held Pacific Pride Services, Inc

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Set New Record

Retail diesel prices continue to soar, with the U.S. Department of Energy reporting a $3.658 average for last week, shattering the previous week's record-setting price by more than 10 cents per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Trade Up December From Year Earlier

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.1 percent higher in December 2007 than in December 2006, reaching $60.9 billion

Tags: Economy

March 2, 2008 - Industry News

Missouri and Illinois Agree on New Mississippi River Bridge

A new $640 million bridge will be built on I-70 over the Mississippi River in the St. Louis area

Tags: Highways

March 2, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Top $103

Diesel prices may pass the $4-per-gallon mark this spring, analysts say as crude oil prices continue to set new records. Crude oil spiked to a new intraday high $103.05 before the U.S. commodities markets opened Friday morning

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 28, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit New Record

Crude oil prices shot up again to a new record Thursday, closing at a record $102.59 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after a couple of discouraging reports about the econom

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 28, 2008 - Industry News

Drivers Encouraged To Enter Road Dog Awards

Sirius Satellite Radio's Road Dog Trucking Radio has announced its first ever Road Dog Awards and is looking for photos of drivers in the fun categories below

Tags: Events

February 28, 2008 - Industry News

53-Foot Trailers Get Greater Access in North Carolina

A revised interpretation of laws from the North Carolina Attorney General's office means 53-foot-long trailers are allowable on U.S. 321 and U.S. 421

Tags: Highways

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit Record High

Oil prices set a new intraday trading high of over $102 a barrel Wednesday morning after the dollar sank to a record low against the euro

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 26, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.4 Percent in January

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.4 percent in January 2008, after rising an amended 1.5 percent in December 2007

Tags: Economy

February 26, 2008 - Industry News

Michigan Embarks On Ambassador Bridge Gateway Project

On Monday, the Michigan Department of Transportation began major construction on Phase 4 of the I-75 Ambassador Bridge Gateway Project, which involved closing a 1.5-mile section of I-75 in Detroi

Tags: Highways

February 25, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit $3.55

The average price of a gallon of diesel hit a new record, with last week's U.S. on-highway retail average hitting $3.55 a gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 25, 2008 - Industry News

Hot Fuel Lawsuit Proceeding

A lawsuit alleging that consumers are being cheated because fuel prices are not adjusted to account for temperature will proceed, a judge ruled last week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 21, 2008 - Industry News

Citgo Introduces Greenway Program for Fleets

Citgo Lubricants has announced a new program to optimize fleet performance, both economically and environmentally, called the Citgo HD Greenway program. By using Greenway, fleet manager

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

TBB Global Logistics Launches Smokin' Stampede

TBB Global Logistics, a third-party domestic and international supply chain management company, has launched Smokin' Stampede, a rebranding of its truckload division.

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Highly Effective Fleet Manager Topic of TCA Program March 25-26

In lean times like today, keeping fleet managers up to date can mean the difference between profit and loss for a carrier. "The Highly Effective Fleet Manager," a two-day educational program from TCA's Truckload Academy

Tags: Events

February 19, 2008 - Industry News

Nebraska Transport Acquires Tri State Freight Shuttle

Nebraska Transport Co. Inc., (NTC) headquartered in Gering, Neb., has acquired Tri State Freight Shuttle, located in Sioux Falls S.D. NTC is a truckload and less than truckload carrier (LTL) with 14 terminals located in

February 19, 2008 - Industry News

KLLM Offers Optional Per Diem Program for Drivers

Mississippi-based KLLM Transport Services Inc. has announced a new per diem allowance program available to OTR, regional and dedicated company drivers. The new per diem program is KLLM's response to requests

February 18, 2008 - Industry News

Michelin Wins Truck Writers' Technical Achievement Award

Doug Jones accepts the award on behalf of Michelin. He is flanked by TWNA Paul Abelson (left) and Tom Berg (right).

Michelin's Durable Technologies' XDA5 drive tire was announced as this the 2008 recipient of the Truck Writers of North America's (TWNA's) Technical Achievement Award during TMC's 2008 Annual Meeting in Orlando earlier this month

Tags: Events

February 14, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference Explores Modifying Driver Behavior

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is sponsoring an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 21 called "Modifying Driver Behavior Through Training and Technology.

Tags: Events

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Radio Presents Bluegrass, Country Music Icons at MATS

Rhonda Vincent

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network's lobby booth will be the premier "personality sighting" location during the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 27-29, 2008 in Louisville Ky. Eric Harley, host of The Midnigh

Tags: Events

February 12, 2008 - Industry News

GAO Report Warns Against Public-Private Highway Partnerships

The American Trucking Associations said it welcomes the Government Accountability Office's just-released report on highway public-private partnerships, which predicts those finance schemes can create costly highway monopolies.

Tags: Highways

February 11, 2008 - Industry News

Old Dominion Signs Accord to Buy Bob's Pickup & Delivery

Earl E. Congdon, executive chairman of the board of Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. said Monday that Old Dominion would purchase selected assets of Bob's Pickup & Delivery headquartered in Sidney, Mont. Bob's Pickup & Delivery

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