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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

GE Survey Shows Transportation CFOs Largely Upbeat

This fall, GE Capital released its U.S. Mid-Market CFO Survey, which polled chief financial officers across seven different industries, including trucking companies. The data is encouraging, despite concerns about costs and regulations

Tags: Economy

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Stations Get Green Light in Georgia

Georgia utility regulators approved a plan developed by Atlanta Gas Light that incents the private sector to invest in Compressed Natural Gas vehicle fueling stations

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Earns $1 Million to Add Truck Parking on I-70

By making it easier for professional drivers to find spots to rest, MoDOT expects to reduce crashes caused by driver fatigue. Photo by Jim Park.

The Missouri Department of Transportation earned $1 million in federal funding to build new truck parking spaces on the Interstate 70 corridor

Tags: Highways

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Freight Takes the Guesswork out of LTL Pickups

UPS now offers an unprecedented level of pickup control for the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry with the launch of UPS Freight Pickup Notifications for LTL

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Salt Lake City Adopts 2-Minute Idling Ordinance

On October 25, Salt Lake City passed a bylaw restricting vehicle idling to 2 minutes or less. The law does not apply when the temperature is below 32F or above 90F

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Mobile App Enhances Carrier Communication

C.H. Robinson Worldwide has launched CHRWtrucks.com, a mobile communications application for carriers doing business with the company

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Purchase Seven Bosselman Travel Centers

The acquisition of seven Bosselman properties in Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Nebraska will expand Pilot Flying J's network in the Midwest

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Invites Carriers to Apply for Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association is looking to improve the general health of the trucking industry. It will host Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown, a competition with prize incentives for the fleet and individual who achieve the greatest percentages of weight loss

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Clears 2012 Transport Appropriations Measure, Including Heavier Truck Provision

The Senate yesterday approved a transportation appropriations bill that would, among other things, allow heavier trucks on Maine and Vermont Interstates, and continue funding for transportation enhancements such as bike paths

October 31, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Gains 18% in October, Diesel Up for Third Straight Week

The national average price of diesel rose 6.7 cents a gallon from last week, while oil prices for October leapt from about $79 to $93 per barrel during the month

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 31, 2011 - Industry News

Texas DOT Removing Nighttime Truck Speed Limit Signs

The Texas Department of Transportation has begun work to remove the 65-mile per hour nighttime speed limit and all truck speed limit signs on Lubbock District roadways

Tags: Highways

October 31, 2011 - Industry News

September U.S. Containerized Imports Fall 6% from August

U.S. containerized import volume fell 6 percent in September from the month before as retailers restrain inventories. Even a surge in auto parts shipments was not enough to offset growing retailer pessimism about consumer demand

Tags: Intermodal

October 31, 2011 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Transport Selects CSS for Drug and Alcohol Consortium Services

Compliance Safety Systems has been selected by JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. to offer drug and alcohol consortium services to carriers providing contracted services to J.B. Hunt

October 31, 2011 - Industry News

Timken Launches Automotive & Heavy Duty Aftermarket Website for Online Collaboration

The automotive and heavy duty aftermarket teams at The Timken Company have launched a new online site for professional technicians and do-it-yourself installers

October 30, 2011 - Industry News

Seattle's 'Viadoom' Project Reopens Two Days Early

Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle

The busy Alaskan Way Viaduct along the Puget Sound waterfront in Seattle that was shut down more than a week ago has reopened to traffic nearly two days early

Tags: Highways

October 30, 2011 - Industry News

Flood-damaged Interstate 680 to Reopen Wednesday

After it was shut down in early June due Missouri River flooding, repair work on the bridge that links Iowa and Nebraska, just to the north of Omaha, is all but complete. The bridge will reopen later this week

Tags: Highways

October 30, 2011 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Showcases Advanced Engineering Technologies on New Website

Fontaine Modification Company has redesigned and updated its website to highlights the company's unique Innovation Model. The site features an in-depth summary of how the company designs and develops effective engineering solutions that meet safety and regulatory standards for its customers

October 30, 2011 - Industry News

Capstone Turbine Developing Hybrid Concept Truck Program

Capstone Turbine Corporation is working with domestic heavy-duty truck manufacturers Kenworth and Peterbilt to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range-extended series hybrid trucks

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 30, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA Now Accepting Submissions for 2012 Sustainable Fleet Awards

NAFA Fleet Management Association recognizes the challenges fleet managers face in setting up their organization's sustainability plans and honors those who have implemented pioneering, innovative, and creative programs with NAFA's Sustainable Fleet Awards

October 30, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Newest Service Center in Canton, Ohio

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.'s 216th service center, located in Canton, Ohio, officially opened last week and is slated to be the company's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified facility in its nationwide network

October 28, 2011 - Industry News

Heavier Trucks Pass Test, Vermont Says

At first glance, the safety results of the heavy-truck pilot test in Vermont are not good news. In the year-long test, accidents were up on both Interstate and non-Interstate roads, a point that the Truck Safety Coalition, which opposes heavier trucks, has been quick to highlight. But in fact the safety data are not conclusive, and the test showed improvements in productivity, fuel efficiency and emissions, says a top Vermont transportation official

October 28, 2011 - Industry News

National Retail Federation President Speaks About Importance of Infrastructure

National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay Friday emphasized the importance of infrastructure to the retail industry and in turn its impact on the national economy, in a keynote address to the Valley Industry and Commerce Association's 23rd Annual Business Forecast Conference in Los Angeles

Tags: Highways

October 28, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Moving Forward on Appeal on LA Port Concessions

While the American Trucking Associations won a court victory striking down the controversial owner-operator ban portion of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program, the association has decided to move forward on an appeal to the Supreme Court on other provisions which an appeals court upheld

Tags: Intermodal

October 28, 2011 - Industry News

HOS Deadline Pushed Back a Month

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this morning that the new hours of service rule, due to have been published today, will be pushed back at least a month. "FMCSA will continue to work toward publishing a final rule as quickly as possible," the agency said in a statement. "The parties to the settlement agreement will file their next status report with the Court on November 28, 2011.

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

TRIB's Stevens Calls his First Year Busy, Rewarding

It has been nearly a year since Dave Stevens took over as Managing Director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau. Stevens says the past year has been a busy one at TRIB, and he is looking forward to 2012

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