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May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Mergers & Acquisitions Expected to Drop

Both deal volume and value in the transportation and logistics industry declined during the first quarter of 2008, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers, and global deal activity is not on track to match the levels seen in 2007

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Freight Index Falls in March

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.9 percent in March from its February level, the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Minnesota To Require 20 Percent Biodiesel Blend

Minnesota, which was the first state to mandate biodiesel, will increase the state's current 2 percent biodiesel mandate to 20 percent by 2015

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

AFVi Offers Webinar on Alternative Fuels

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute will hold a webinar on "Fleet Solutions: A Primer on Green Fuels, Vehicles and Technologies.

Tags: Events

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Freight Accelerates Shipping in 11 States

UPS Freight has reduced transit times by one or two days on nearly 1,000 traffic lanes from points in 11 states

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

Navigation Capital Partners Acquires James Brown Contracting

Navigation Capital Partners announced the acquisition of James Brown Contracting Inc. and its subsidiaries, Brown Trucking Company and JBT Brokerage.

May 12, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Skyrocket

The average retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel skyrocketed to $4.331, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly report, while crude oil briefly passed a record $126 a barrel Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 12, 2008 - Industry News

Illuminated Billboard Company to Buy Jim Palmer Trucking

ActionView International, a Vancouver, B.C.-based company that sells illuminated motion billboards, has announced plans to buy Jim Palmer Trucking, a 350-truck refrigerated carrier based in Missoula, Mont

May 12, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Takes Advantage Of National Transportation Week

This week is National Transportation Week, and the trucking industry is taking advantage of it to promote the image of trucking

Tags: Events

May 10, 2008 - Industry News

Bolt Announces Interactive Recruiting Team

Bolt Express, Toledo, Ohio, announced its online First Interactive Recruiting Service Team (F.I.R.S.T)

May 10, 2008 - Industry News

O&S Driver Fair & Open House

Springfield, Mo.-based O&S Trucking has opened a new terminal in Springfield, Ohio

May 10, 2008 - Industry News

National Geographic Channel to Feature Dupré Logistics

National Geographic is filming a documentary on the fatigue issue and how it is monitored and combated that will air later this year

May 10, 2008 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle Named Carrier of the Year for Safety

The New York State Motor Truck Association recognized A. Duie Pyle, West Chester, Pa., as the Carrier of the Year for Safety

May 10, 2008 - Industry News

Illinois Rt. 7 Project Requires Bridge Closure

The Illinois Rt. 7 Bridge between Lockport and Romeoville will be closed in both directions for a resurfacing project until the end of August

Tags: Highways

May 9, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices: How High Can They Go?

Crude oil hit a record $126 on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday, almost double the price of a year ago, and analysts disagreed sharply last week on where oil prices are headed in the future

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Raises Prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced price increases in the United States of up to 5 percen

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Firestone Increases Air Spring Prices

Firestone Industrial Products Company has increased prices between 3 percent and 7 percent on air springs for the light duty and heavy duty markets.

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Virginia to Practice Interstate Lane Reversal

Virginia will be reversing traffic on Interstate 64 Sunday in an emergency preparedness exercise to test state agencies' ability to reverse traffic for hurricanes.

Tags: Highways

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Allied/North American Offer Settlement to Owner-Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced that Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines filed a revised bankruptcy plan under which owner-operators will receive $1.25 million due under the terms of a settlement agreement reached last year

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Soar, DOE Ups Price Predictions, Senators Look for Relief

As crude oil prices soar to new records, the U.S. Department of Energy is predicting the price of a gallon of diesel will average close to $4 per gallon in 2008, and Democrats in the U.S. Senate are proposing measure

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

MTA Offers Forums on Risk Management

The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold forums on "Claim Management and Asset Protection for Trucking Companies" in May and June

Tags: Events

May 5, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Launches Unusual Career Choice Program

Con-way has launched a new driver career choice program that creates the opportunity for drivers at full-truckload carrier Con-way Truckload and less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight to formally consider new-hire driving positions at their respective sister companies

May 5, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Hits New Record, Diesel Prices Fall Slightly

Last week's average retail price for a gallon of diesel fell nearly 3 cents from the previous week but was still $1.357 more than it was a year ago, and a new record for crude oil prices could send fue

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 4, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rises 16.3 Percent

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 16.3 percent higher in February 2008 than in February 2007

Tags: Economy

May 4, 2008 - Industry News

TCA's 27th Annual Safety and Security Division Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association will hold its annual Safety and Security Division Meeting May 18-20 at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, N.C

Tags: Events

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