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March 21, 2012 - Industry News

L&M Transportation Raises Money for Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

Fourteen LMTS employees shaved their heads in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.

On St. Patrick's Day, L&M Transportation Services raised $6,500 for childhood cancer research with the St. Baldrick's Foundation at an event in Clayton, N.C

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

January-February Biodiesel Volume Slips from Late 2011 Growth

Last year, the biodiesel industry produced a record of nearly 1.1 billion gallons, supporting more than 39,000 U.S. jobs.

The U.S. biodiesel industry produced 135 million gallons of fuel in the first two months of 2012, according to new numbers released by the EPA Wednesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 14.3% in 2011

Surface transportation trade between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, in 2011 is valued at $904 billion, a 14.3% increase compared to 2010

Tags: Economy

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

Ferro Discusses CSA Changes at MATS

Anne Ferro speaks at the MATS Fleet Forum. (photo by Justin Miller)

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is getting ready to roll out some revisions to the SMS database it uses in its CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) program, including dropping the Cargo Securement BASIC and adding a Hazmat BASIC, Administrator Anne Ferro announced during the Mid-America Trucking Show Fleet Forum Wednesday

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

Marten Transport Increases Detention Pay

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based carrier, instituted an increase to its automatic driver detention pay, in addition to maintenance pay, to offset any negative effects of downtime

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

IdleAir Opens New Site in Benson, Ariz.

IdleAir has opened a new location in Benson, Ariz. next to Love's at Exit 302 off of I-10

March 21, 2012 - Industry News

MATS Health Awareness Walk Encourages Industry Fitness

The 2012 MATS Health Awareness Walk is a non-competitive 1.5-mile walk during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ken., to promote health in the industry

Tags: Events

March 20, 2012 - Industry News

ATA: Common Sense Must Govern CSA Crash Accountability Decisions

American Trucking Associations' leaders expressed serious concern over the recent decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to continue to count every truck-involved crash in CSA scores, including those the truck driver could not have prevented

March 20, 2012 - Industry News

Carriers Optimistic for 2012

The Transport Capital Partners 1Q 2012 Business Expectations Survey found that carriers continue to be optimistic for the year ahead, with 77% of the carriers surveyed expecting volumes to increase in the year ahead and only 2.6% expecting volumes to decrease

Tags: Economy

March 20, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Honored for Helping Woman with Diabetes

Jonathan Bennet, driver for Walden Haulers Group in Harriman, Tenn., is TCA's latest Highway Angel.

The Truckload Carriers Associationnamed Jonathan W. Bennett, a professional truck driver for Walden Haulers Group Inc., Harriman, Tenn., its latest Highway Angel

March 20, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Urges Truckers to Report Vehicles Before March 30 Deadline

The California Air Resources Board is reminding California-bound truck owners that the deadline to report information regarding their fleets has been extended to March 30

March 20, 2012 - Industry News

Arpin Group Completes Green Renovation of World Headquarters

Arpin Group renovated its world headquarters in Warwick, R.I. to be environmentally friendly. Upgrades include New insulated solar reflective windows, new roofing and occupancy sensors to control lighting.

Arpin Group has completed a $2 million yearlong renovation project to expand its U.S.-based world headquarters and transform it into a "green" facility

March 20, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Fourth Utah Location

FleetPride has opened a new 8,000-square-foot location in Ogden, Utah, its fourth location in the state

March 20, 2012 - Industry News

Wabco Appoints VP, Americas and VP, Compression and Braking

Nikhil Varty (left) was promoted to vice president, Americas and mergers & acquisitions for Wabco.  Michael Thompson will take Varty's place as vice president, compression and braking.

Wabco Holdings Inc. announced appointed Nikhil Varty to the newly created position of vice president, Americas and mergers & acquisitions, reporting to the CEO

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index up Over January, Not Year Over Year

TransCore's DAT North American Freight index was up 24% in February compared to January, but down 5.2% compared to February 2011, when the spot market recorded unseasonably strong freight volumes

Tags: Economy

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

Bloomberg: YRC Back at the Brink?

YRC Worldwide Inc. is back at the brink of bankruptcy, reports Bloomberg Businessweek

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

UPS to Buy European Package Co. TNT Express for $6.8 Billion

UPS announced plans to acquire Dutch package company TNT Express for 5.16 billion euros or $6.8 billion

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Reaches Highest Price Since Summer 2008

Diesel prices are back up at 2008 levels, which is when this photo was taken.

The average diesel price spiked 1.9 cents this week to $4.142 a gallon, its highest price since the summer of 2008, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

January Container Import Volumes Up 4.1% Year-Over-Year

Steady sales growth in both automobiles and existing homes during the past few months drove January U.S. container import volumes up 4.1% from January 2011 to 1,475,608 million twenty-foot-equivalent units

Tags: Economy

March 18, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Logs

The owner of a Pennsylvania trucking company pleaded guilty to federal logbook fraud Friday, and also has admitted to selling tainted mil

March 18, 2012 - Industry News

TRALA Elects Tom Brown of Brown NationaLease as 2012-2013 Chairman

Tom Brown, president of Brown NationaLease in Des Moines, Iowa, was unanimously chosen by the members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association as 2012-2013 chairma

March 16, 2012 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville This Week

The 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., runs Wednesday through Saturday this week with concerts, seminars and an FMCSA "listening session" on electronic onboard recorders in addition to the extensive exhibit halls

Tags: Events

March 16, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Wins Business Journalism Award

Heavy Duty Trucking Editor-in-Chief Deborah Lockridge was named a Neal Award winner today by American Business Media during the 58th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony Friday in New York City, for her article, "9 Ways to Keep Cargo Safe & Secure" in the July 2011 issue of HDT

March 16, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Says U.S. Needs $101 billion a Year to Maintain Infrastructure

A new report from the Department of Transportation projects that the U.S. needs $101 billion annually plus increases for inflation during the next 20 years from all levels of government to maintain the nation's highway and transit systems

Tags: Highways

March 16, 2012 - Industry News

NationaLease President Scoggins Retires

Gene Scroggins, president of NationaLease, is retiring after 37 years in the transportation industry.

Gene Scoggins, president of NationaLease, is retiring after a 37-year career in transportation.

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