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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Study: No Correlation Between CSA BASIC Data and Crash Performance

A new study says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety data under its new Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program does not accurately predict crashes

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Congress Signals Agreement on Highway Bill

The details of the highway compromise have not been made public, but reports indicate a deal has been reached for a two-year program.(Photo courtesy of MNDOT)

CORRECTED -- Congress appears close to agreement on reauthorization of the federal highway program. Reports from various sources last evening indicated congressional leaders had a tentative agreement on a two-year bill. It appears that the bill will not include a controversial provision requiring approval of the Keystone XL pipeline

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Texas Inspects 8,000 Trucks and Buses During Roadcheck

The Texas Department of Public Safety inspected more than 8,000 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort earlier this month as part of Roadcheck 2012

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Tentative Agreement Reached on Highway Bill

Two controversial provisions have been dropped from the highway reauthorization bill as lawmakers reached a tentative agreement on a two-year measure, according to published reports

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Bay Area Toll Hike to Take Effect Sunday

The increase by the Bay Area Toll Authority affects the following bridges: Bay, Benicia-Martinez (above), Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo, Carquinez, Dumbarton and Antioch.

Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area will be paying more for tolls starting Sunday, July 1. Tolls are increasing on all seven state-owned oll bridges in the area for big trucks, recreational vehicles and cars towing trailers, reports the Mercury News

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Michigan 3PL Adds Illinois Warehouse

3PL Evans Distribution Systems has expanded with a new operation in Itasca, Ill., to support automotive suppliers

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

RWI Transportation Expands Logistics Operations with New Facility

RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company providing regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, is expanding with the lease of a second facility for its logistics unit located in Wilder, Ky.

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Safety Conference Scheduled for September

The National Private Truck Council will hold its National Safety Conference Sept. 13-14 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va

Tags: Events

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Promotes Moore to Senior Vice President

Moore joined NPTC on a full-time basis in 2007 and has a 30-year history with the private truck industry.

Tom Moore has been promoted to senior vice president of the National Private Truck Council.

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

EPA-Compliant Engines Drive Problems for 2012 Customer Satisfaction

EPA-2010 engines are once again taking a toll on heavy-duty truck quality and customer satisfaction, as customers are reporting more problems with their truck engines, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Carriers Reluctant to Add Capacity as Shippers Seek Longer Term Options

Carriers are still reluctant to add capacity, according to results from Transport Capital Partners' Second Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey. Seventy-one percent of carriers expect to add little or no capacity, a slight increase from last quarter's 65%

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Evaluates Future Energy Scenarios

Looking at the period of 2010 through 2035, the U.S. Department of Energy believes the rate of growth in U.S. energy use will slow, domestic crude oil production will increase, reliance on imported energy will drop, the country will become a net exporter or natural gas rather than a net importer, and carbon dioxide emissions will remain below their 2005 level

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Rep. Issa Challenges EPA on Heavy Truck Fuel Economy Standard

Truck and engine makers are already rolling out GHG-2014-compliant models. The Cascadia Evolution achieved 9.31 mpg on a 2,400-mile cross country trip

The House Oversight Committee is claiming that the California Air Resources Board was too influential in the drafting of federal truck fuel efficiency standards. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency that CARB appears to have been "heavily invested and highly involved" in development of the standards for heavy-duty trucks

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Ontario Harmonizes Wheelbase Rules with Rest of Canada

As of July 1, Ontario will allow longer wheelbase tractors for single, tandem and tridem semi-trailer configurations

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Used Truck Prices Should Continue to Appreciate in 2012

The average retail selling price for a used Class 8 truck dropped to $48,643 in May, down 6% month over month but 3% above the average price in May 2011. On a year-to-date basis, prices remained 13% above last year's pace, according to ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

April Surface Trade with Canada, Mexico Up 8.2% Year over Year

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 8.2% higher in April 2012 than in April 2011, totaling $79.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Swift Announces Ranked Driver Quarterly Pay Bonus

Swift Transportation will soon start awarding ranked company drivers a new Quarterly Performance Pay bonus of up to 6 cents per mile.

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider Offers $99 Deal for Used Truck Buyers

Commercial Fleet Financing Inc. and Schneider National are working together to provide a low-cost financing program for used truck buyers

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Accepting Nominations for 2013-2014 America's Road Team

American Trucking Associations is accepting nominations for truck drivers to serve on the 2013-2014 America's Road Team as Road Team captains

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Dana Makes Enhancements As Eaton Partnership Ends

Dana Holding Corp. is working to strengthen its North American field sales and service organization, a result of ending its partnership with Eaton Corp. as of July 1

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

ATA to Host First National Trucking Natural Gas Summit

ATA will host what it says is the first-ever national summit on the growing use of natural gas as a fuel for moving freight across the country

Tags: Events

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Yara Opens DEF Storage Terminal in Bayonne, N.J.

Diesel exhaust fluid provider Yara North America will open a new storage terminal in Bayonne, N.J., to give fleets and retail outlets throughout the East Coast with increased access to Air1 DE

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Debby Closes Part of I-10 in Florida

The Florida Highway Patrol closed parts of Interstate 10 in north Florida this morning due to flooding as Tropical Storm Debby continues to drench the state with rain

Tags: Highways

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Trends Help Private Fleets Increase Productivity

Private fleets are taking advantage of new trends and new technology to increase productivity and prepare for the future, says Gary Petty, president and CEO of the National Private Truck Council.

June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Falls for 11th Week in a Row

U.S. diesel and gasoline prices fell for the 11th straight week, falling to 21 cents and 13.7 cents, respectively, below fuel prices from one year ago, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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