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June 13, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: CSA Continued Concern for Carriers and Shippers

Carriers are concerned about CSA 2010 regulations, but they have found some of their shippers to be concerned about CSA scores as well, according to Transport Capital Partners' Second Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey.

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Up 0.2% from March to April

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in April from March, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA to Host Webinar Overview of Truck and Bus Crash Data

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Office of Analysis, Research and Technology will hold its annual webinar providing data on truck and bus crashes twice on Thursday, June 21, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST.

Tags: Events

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

Women in Trucking President/CEO to Speak at Australian Conference

The Transport Women Australia LTD annual conference in September in Melbourne, Australia, will include an international perspective from Women In Trucking Association's President and CEO, Ellen Voie

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Names VP of Marketing, North America

Travis Bouck has joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root as vice president of marketing, North America.

Travis Bouck has joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root as vice president of marketing, North America. In this role, Bouck will lead the Greensboro, N.C.-based marketing team in positioning and product strategy, business development and new-product introduction

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

Groeneveld USA Appoints New CEO

Bert van Hasselt will be CEO of Groeneveld USA Inc. as of Oct. 1, 2012.

Bert van Hasselt has been appointed CEO of Groeneveld USA Inc., Netherlands-based Groeneveld's U.S. sales and service organization. Van Hasselt will be responsible for shaping the future growth of Groeneveld in the U.S, both through company-owned branches and independent dealers

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

Truckload Driver Turnover Pushes Higher in First Quarter

After a one quarter reprieve, the annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets rose slightly in the first quarter of 2012 while small truckload fleets saw a tremendous surge in turnover, according to American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist Bob Costello

Tags: Economy

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Lightens Paperwork Load for Intermodal Drivers

FMCSA ruled that drivers do not have to submit a vehicle inspection report if the intermodal chassis has no defects.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has lightened the regulatory load for intermodal drivers and equipment providers. In a final rule this week, the agency said it is no longer necessary for drivers to submit a vehicle inspection report if the intermodal chassis has no defects. Chassis providers will not have to keep those reports, either

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Court Rules for Navistar Competitors in Clean Air Case

Navistar says it's working to get its engines certified by the EPA.

In a victory for Navistar's competitors, a federal court said that the Environmental Protection Agency should not have allowed Navistar to pay penalties on engines that don't meet clean air standards

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Second Bridge Planned for Detroit-Canada Link

The owner of the Ambassador Bridge has spent a lot of money fighting the second bridge.

It's looking like officials are closer to building a second bridge to link Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, lightening traffic at one of the most congested U.S.-Canadian border crossings. The new span would be downriver from the 83-year-old Ambassador Bridge

Tags: Highways

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

TransCore DAT: May Surpasses April's Record Freight Volume

In May, TransCore's DAT North American Freight Index again achieved record freight volume in a single month, surpassing the record set in April by 1.7%. On a year-over-year basis, volume increased 25%

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Demands FMCSA Release Study Used to Develop CSA Scoring System

American Trucking Associations is calling on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to release a study of the links between violations and crash risk used to develop its methodology for assigning carriers' scores in its monitoring and measurement system: Compliance, Safety, Accountability

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports Expected to Increase 4.8% in June

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 4.8% in June compared with the same month last year, and year-over-year increases are expected to continue into the holiday season shipping cycle

Tags: Intermodal

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

EIA Lowers Forecasts for 2012 Diesel, Gasoline Prices

For 2012, the Energy Information Administration has lowered its forecasted price for diesel and gasoline, and it expects West Texas Intermediate crude oil to average about $95 per barrel over the second half of 2012

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

World Health Organization Says Diesel Exhaust Causes Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans based on evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. But a diesel industry group says it's a different story for modern engines in the U.S

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Court Throws Out EPA Rule Allowing Navistar to Keep Making Engines

Navistar is still trying to get EPA 2010 certification for its MaxxForce engines.

A federal appeals court has ruled that Navistar's business plight was not a good enough reason for the Environmental Protection Agency to allow Navistar continue selling engines that don't meet EPA's 2010 emissions rules simply by paying fines

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

ACT Lowers 2012 Class 8 Build Forecast

ACT Research lowered its Class 8 build expectations for the second half of the year due to continuing softness in demand. Expectations for medium-duty build were unchanged

Tags: Economy

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

California Construction Trucking Association Expands with Interstate Conference

The California Construction Trucking Association has added Joe Rajkovacz, former OOIDA director of regulatory affairs, to its staff. Rajkovacz will lead the expansion of the association to include owner-operators and motor carriers operating in interstate commerce

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

CNG Vehicle Converter BAF Acquires ServoTech

BAF Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., will acquire Belleville, Mich.-based ServoTech Engineering Inc., an auto emissions solutions provider

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Transportation Services Becomes Calhoun Truck Lines

Calhoun Truck Lines is the new name of the Midwest-based intermodal trucking company formerly known as Universal Transportation Services

Tags: Intermodal

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking

Iowa 80 Truckstop has joined forces with Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking among professional drivers and expand its employee training program

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

85-mph Speed Limits Possibility in Texas

Texas could be the first U.S. road to post an 85-mph speed limit

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Volkswagen Could Purchase Stake in Navistar

Volkswagon is considering whether to purchase stake in Navistar, media outlets report

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Colorado Initiative Will Put Real-Time Highway Video in Truckstops

Video monitors will allow travelers to view real-time conditions on the state's highways. (Photo courtesy of CDOT)

Many truckstops in Colorado will soon be equipped with a tool offering real-time information relating to roadway, weather and traffic conditions on key highways in the state. The program is a cooperative effort involving Walmart, local truckstops, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and the Colorado Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Allied Systems Holdings Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Allied Systems Holdings Inc. and 18 of its subsidiaries, including Allied Automotive Group Inc., Axis Group Inc., and Allied's Canadian units, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 10

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