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October 20, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood Asks Ayotte Not to Move Against Hours of Service Rule

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is urging Sen. Kelly Ayotte not to proceed with her amendment to block the rewrite of the hours of service rule. In a letter yesterday, LaHood defended the work of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in drafting the revised rule

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Ford to Move Medium-Duty Production to U.S.

UAW members will begin building the European-style full-size Transit van, like this one in the UK, in Kansas City, Mo., in 2013.

Ford says it will move production of its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks from Mexico to the U.S. following strong ratification of a new contract by members of the United Auto Workers union.

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

OOIDA, Teamsters, Rep. DeFazio Decry Start of Mexican Truck Program

Two U.S. trucker groups and several lawmakers stood in bipartisan opposition to cross-border trucking with Mexico at a news conference at Otay Mesa, California's busiest border crossing

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Contractor Numbers Holding Steady, Fleets Less Likely to Include Them in Expansion Plans

The recent Third Quarter 2011 Transport Capital Partners Business Expectations Survey finds that carriers' contractor fleets have remained steady over the last three quarters. However, the ability for fleets to expand using contractors has been trending down for the last five quarters

Tags: Economy

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

CV Demand Stays Strong in September

In the face of a sluggish economy and in what is typically the weakest new order period of the year, commercial vehicle order activity strengthened in September

Tags: Economy

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Polar Corp. Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Polar Corp., which grew from a small welding shop in Opole, Minn., into North America's largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers, is celebrating its 65th anniversary

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Polar Corp. Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Polar Corp., which grew from a small welding shop in Opole, Minn., into North America's largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers, is celebrating its 65th anniversary

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Marten Transport Increases Contractor Rates Again

Marten Transport instituted its third compensation increase for independent contractors so far this year. The increase takes effect on October 26

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Right to Repair Question Makes it to 2012 Mass. Ballot

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition has collected 106,658 voter signatures after just 19 days of effort, easily exceeding the 68,911 required for the pro-consumer initiative to appear on the 2012 ballot

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Toll Booth-, Transponder-free Tolling now Possible

Toll booths and even transponder-based billing could become obsolete if GPS-based tolling catches on. Photo by Jim Park.

TransCore has introduced ROVR, a GPS device with GSM communications that allows infrastructure-less tolling and includes an optional driver safety monitoring feature shown to dramatically reduce accidents, improve fuel economy, and decrease Greenhouse gases

Tags: Highways

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Colorado I-70 Speed Harmonization Test Considered Successful

Results from the second Rolling Speed Harmonization effort continues to demonstrate that it can be used to improve road safety, reduce crashes and ultimately improve traffic flow on Interstate 70 during heavier travel periods

Tags: Highways

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Dealer of Year Shares Success with Business Students

From left, Indiana University Kelley School of Business faculty member Johannes G. Denekamp appears with Associate Dean Munirpallam Venkataramanan, Dealer of the Year Dick Ryan and IU faculty member Greg Kitzmiller

Truck dealer Dick Ryan of South Carolina recently visited Indiana University's Kelley School of Business as a guest lecturer, an annual honor bestowed on the winner of the Truck Dealer of the Year presented by ATD and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Verisk Analytics Launches Ironwatch on AT&T Network

Verisk Analytics has launched a wireless tracking and recovery device for mobile heavy equipment with no monthly fees. Ironwatch was developed for construction, farm, and industrial equipment by the National Equipment Register, and is supported by the AT&T wireless network

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Existing Intelligent Transportation Technologies Could Eliminate Almost All Traffic Accidents

Courting danger: On a Bosch test track, the black demo car approaches the dummy car too quickly, alerting the radar system, which applies the brakes in time to prevent or at least soften the crash. Photo: Bosch.

Nearly every traffic accident caused by driver error -- up to 90 percent of all crashes -- could be eliminated if existing intelligent transportation technologies were implemented in our vehicles and roads, say experts at IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Bill Would Block Rewrite of Hours of Service Rule

New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte introduced a measure to block the pending rewrite of the hours of service rule. Offered as an amendment to the 2012 transportation appropriations bill, which the Senate is working on this week, the provision would cut off funds to enforce or implement the new rule

October 19, 2011 - Industry News

EPA Honors SmartWay Champions

The Environmental Protection Agency honored industry leaders and organizations as 2011 SmartWay Champions this week during ATA's annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, Texas

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

New Freight Data Available From Cass to Analyze Market Trends

Cass Information Systems has aligned with Avondale Partners, LLC, an investment banking and wealth management firm, to create an index that reflects truckload pricing trends in North America

Tags: Economy

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

AASHTO Board Elects Reps from Michigan, Rhode Island

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Board of Directors have elected Michigan Transportation Director Kirk Steudle as the association's president for the next year. Rhode Island Transportation Director Michael Lewis was elected AASHTO vice president

Tags: Highways

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic to be Up 2.6% in October

The Global Port Tracker report predicts October will be the busiest shipping month for 2011.

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.6% in October over the same month last year and should reach its highest level of the year as retailers stock up for the holiday season

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Roll-Tite Tarping Systems Acquired by Capital Partners

Capital Partners, a private investment firm located in Greenwich, Conn. has added Roll-Tite LLC to its portfolio of innovative small to mid-sized manufacturing companies with unique technologies

Tags: Tarping

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

JX Enterprises Adds Two New Dealer Locations in Indiana

JX Enterprises has added two new full-service dealerships in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis - expanding the JXE network to 15 locations

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

CN Acquires More Energy-Efficient Intermodal Equipment

CN has purchased 200 efficient EcoTherm containers to increase customer efficiency and help reduce energy consumption in its temperature-sensitive intermodal markets

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Moving Industry's Annual Safety Conference Coming to Baltimore

Sessions exploring solutions to the top safety challenges currently facing the professional moving industry highlight the 2011 National Safety & Operations Conference Nov. 9-10 in Baltimore, Md., the annual event sponsored by the American Moving & Storage Association

Tags: Events

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Kenworth's 2012 Calendar now Available

The new 2012 Kenworth Calendar is now available in wall and appointment formats, and features images of six of "The World's Best Trucks.

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

ATA, TCA Unite in Call for Increased Truck Productivity

The American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association came together at the conclusion of ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in Dallas this week to call on policy makers to allow for increased truck productivity

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