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April 8, 2008 - Industry News

Congestion Pricing Dies in New York

A proposal to charge drivers extra tolls to enter New York City's most congested neighborhoods during peak hours died in the New York Assembly Monday

Tags: Highways

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop, Crude Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second week in a row, to $3.995, a little less than a penny drop from the previous week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Firm Offers Symposium on Transporting Chemicals

A. Duie Pyle will present a symposium on the potential threat of terrorism involving chemicals transported by truck

Tags: Events

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs to be Held at Iowa 80

The 26th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held from June 5-7 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, located off exit 284 of Interstate 80 in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Smaller Biodiesel Producers Fail Quality Tests More Often

Small and medium producers of biodiesel had "significant failure rates" in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2007 biodiesel quality survey, while about 90 percent of all the biodiesel tested met specifications

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Fewer Small Transportation Companies to Expand

Fewer small transportation companies are considering expansion, instead planning to focus on meeting customer needs and improving employee productivity, according to the results of the latest Small Business Research Board poll

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

SMC3 Summer Conference to Explore "New Supply Chain"

Attendees at the SMC3 2008 Summer Conference will investigate the latest trends and developments emerging in the domestic and global supply chain

Tags: Events

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade up in January from Previous Year, Month

Trade using surface transportation between the United States, Canada and Mexico was 7.4 percent higher in January 2008 than in January 2007

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

Packerland Establishes Driver Hall of Fame

Packerland Transport announced that Robert Styczynski, Wayne Meyer, and Larry Nohr will be the first three individuals to be inducted into a newly created Driver Hall of Fame

April 2, 2008 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Attendees Enjoy More Breathing Room

Mid-America Trucking Show organizers say the reason crowds seemed thinner at last week's event was not because of lower attendance, but because of more show real estate for crowds to spread out

Tags: Events

April 1, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Looks at Fuel Prices

On the same day independent truckers were involved in scattered protests about high diesel prices, a Congressional committee was grilling big oil company executives about high fuel prices and high profits

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 1, 2008 - Industry News

NYC Congestion Pricing Step Closer to Reality

The New York City Council has asked the state Legislature to enact Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial "congestion pricing," proposal, which would charge drivers for entering Manhattan's busiest areas on weekdays

Tags: Highways

April 1, 2008 - Industry News

Scattered Protests Bring Attention to High Fuel Prices

Despite quite a bit of media coverage of an independent trucker shutdown to protest high diesel prices planned for April 1, there were only scattered reports of protests across the nation Tuesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices, Crude Prices Fall

Diesel prices fell slightly last week to a national average of $3.964, according to figures released Monday by the U.S> EPA's Energy Information Administration. Of course, that's still $1.174 higher than the price a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Hours of Delays Possible During I-5 Construction

Crews will close lanes at night and on weekends to make repairs on I-5 in Bellingham, Wash., starting April 1

Tags: Highways

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Wins Innovator Award

Schneider National has received the first-ever Innovator of the Year award from Kimberly-Clark

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

FTC Proposes Rules on Biodiesel Labeling

The Federal Trade Commission has instituted a proposed rulemaking that will require retailers of certain biodiesel blends to specify those blends by labels on their fuel pumps

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

2009 HDAW Dates and Location Announced

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 will be held in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Feb. 16, through Thursday, Feb. 19

Tags: Events

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Opens Driver Orientation Site in Phoenix

Con-way Truckload has opened a driver orientation site in Phoenix. The company plans to hire more than 250 experienced professional truck drivers from several western state

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

Financing Company Reports on Economy, Trucking Outlook

FCC Equipment Financing, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Financial Services, predicts that the U.S. economy will grow only about 1.5 percent this year, and freight will be flat or even down slightly for 2008

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Urges Federal Government to Help Bring Down Fuel Prices

Prices at a San-Francisco area filling station.

The American Trucking Associations is urging the Bush Administration to act quickly to ensure that strategies are in place to ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Flat For February

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index remained flat in February, not losing any of January's 2.4 percent gain

Tags: Economy

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Battle Over Hot Fuel Issue

The American Trucking Associations is part of a group fighting against the use of automatic temperature compensation equipment in retail fuel sales, while the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is pushing for the device

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

East to Showcase First Aluminum Trailer at MATS

East Manufacturing celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and is celebrating by showcasing its first aluminum trailer, starting this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Tags: Events

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Museum to Open in Pennsylvania

The history of over-the-road transportation rolls into Allentown, Pa., on April 12 with the opening of the America On Wheels museum

Tags: Events

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