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October 13, 2012 - Industry News

DAT Freight Index Softened in September

The DAT North American Freight Index reports a softer spot market in September. The seasonal decline in overall freight volume was attributed to a reduction in flatbed and reefer freight availability. Both equipment types experienced a decline month-over-month. However, while flatbed volumes were down compared to the prior year by 13%, reefer freight volumes rose by 1.1% when compared with September 2011.

Tags: Economy

October 13, 2012 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Fell 0.6% in August from July

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.6% in August from July, declining after a one-month rise. This information is according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

October 12, 2012 - Industry News

TxDOT To Expand I-35W for $1.6 Billion

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed negotiations on a new highway construction agreement that will add two privately managed lanes to I-35W in the Fort Worth area.

Tags: Highways

October 12, 2012 - Industry News

Shippers Conditions Index Reflects Slowly Tightening Capacity

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for August fell to a reading of 6.8 reflecting a slowly tightening capacity environment for carriers and shippers.

Tags: Intermodal

October 12, 2012 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Announces Purchase of Waylon Transport

Anderson Trucking Service Inc. of St. Cloud, Minn., announced its aquisition of the assets of Waylon Transport Ltd. of Devon, Alberta

October 11, 2012 - Industry News

TMC Announces Technician Scholarship Winners

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has awarded five diesel truck technician scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year

Tags: Events

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Establishes Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Operation

Bendix has begun serial production of remanufactured brake shoes at its new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, Ind

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Announces Cost-Cutting, Lower Earnings Expectations

Accuride Corp. is cutting staff and production due to to soft Class 8 truck orders and a loss of standard equipment position at Navistar and Paccar. Class 8 truck orders continue to be weak and have led to rapidly declining build schedules at Accuride's major OEM customers.

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

HDAW'13 to Host 6th Annual CVSN Pinewood Challenge

The 18-wheel CVSN Pinewood Challenge will be held in conjunction with Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013 in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

NACFE to Study Barriers to Adoption of Freight Efficiency Technology

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has been awarded a project to study and understand how technology adoption works to improve freight efficiency in North American Class 7 and 8 tractor-trailer operations. The International Council on Clean Transportation is sponsoring the study

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Back to the Future: The Current and Coming Driver Shortage

LAS VEGAS - At least one industry analyst has predicted the driver shortage could reach 500,000 by sometime net year. The American Trucking Associations recently reported that driver turnover at large truckload fleets is now at 106%, the highest level since early 2007. What's driving this shortage, and what can be done about it

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Mike Card Elected 68th Chairman of American Trucking Associations

Michael S. Card, president of Combined Transport Inc.,  and incoming Chairman, American Trucking Associations

LAS VEGAS - Michael S. Card, president of Combined Transport Inc., Central Point, Ore., has been named the American Trucking Associations' 68th chairman. "Regardless of who's going to be elected, we're going to have lot of fights on our hands this year, a lot of rulemaking coming down the pike," Card told journalists shortly after the announcement

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

ABF Freight System, Teamsters Set Date to Negotiate

Less-than-truckload giant ABF Freight System and the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee announced that they expect to begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement on Dec. 18. TNFINC is the negotiating arm of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. ABF is the largest subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. and was founded in 1923.

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Honors State Trucking Association Executives

LAS VEGAS - American Trucking Associations honored eight state trucking association executives with individual service awards

Tags: Events

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Honors Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Image Award Winners

LAS VEGAS - American Trucking Associations announced the winners of the sixth annual Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Trucking Image Awards, honoring three organizations for their efforts to generate positive awareness of the trucking industry's essential role in the economy and dedication to safety

Tags: Events

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Adopts New Position on Sleep Disorder Screening and Testing

LAS VEGAS - Seeing disturbing indications that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may plan to address the issue of sleep apnea among truck drivers with a "guidance" rather than a rulemaking, the American Trucking Associations has a new policy position that will allow its staff to work to convince agency leaders that a formal rulemaking process is necessary

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

XRS Names Michael Weber as CFO

XRS Corp. (formerly Xata Corp.) has promoted and appointed Michael Weber to chief financial officer effective immediately

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

China GDP Decelerates in 2nd Quarter; Bus Market Still Strong

China's GDP decelerated more than expected in the second quarter of 2012, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China's State Information Center

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Economic Panel Sees Mixed Forecast for Trucking, Economy

Stuart Varney moderates an economic panel during the American Trucking Associations' annual conference.

LAS VEGAS - A panel discussion on the economy indicated that the economy and trucking will continue to see slow but steady growth of around 2% GDP through 2013, barring something like a total financial crisis in the Eurozone or the unlikely aspect of Congress driving the country over the "financial cliff" looming at the end of the year

Tags: Economy

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Safe Fleets

LAS VEGAS - Volvo Trucks honored two fleets with its 2012 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. Each recipient will receive $25,000 to be used toward safety-related activities

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Honors Year's Best in Trucking

LAS VEGAS - American Trucking Associations acknowledged some of the industry's finest performances during the federation's annual Management Conference and Exhibition to recognize the winners of several of the industry's most important honors

Tags: Events

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Selects XRS for America's Road Team Truck Fleet Optimization and Compliance

LAS VEGAS - For the first time, America's Road Team will be using electronic logs in the American Trucking Associations' Interstate One truck

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up Slightly

The slow downward trend of diesel and gasoline prices seems to have halted this week

Tags: Economy

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Announces Acquisition By TPG

Investcorp is selling heavy-duty truck and trailer parts retailer FleetPride Inc. to global investment firm TPG

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

England Logistics Receives 3PL Samaritan Award

The Transportation Intermediaries Association announced that England Logistics Inc. is the recipient of the 2012 TIA 3PL Samaritan Award.

Tags: Events

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