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November 8, 2011 - Industry News

The Bulldog Brings Holiday Cheer to Our Nation's Capitol

The 2011 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a 65-foot white fir, leaves the Stanislaus National Forest aboard the custom-decorated Mack Pinnacle model, starting its journey through California and across the country to Washington, D.C.

A cheerfully decorated Mack Pinnacle model is trekking cross-country this holiday season with a 65-foot white fir tree in tow. Destination: Washington, D.C

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Biodiesel Standard Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a request from the oil and chemical industry to strike down the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In refusing to hear the case, the Court has Affirmed EPA's renewable fuels standard

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Q3 Profit Soars on Rising Fuel Sales, Lower Costs

Truck-stop operator TravelCenters of America LLC said Monday its third-quarter profit surged fourfold on higher fuel sales and lower costs

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Ports of L.A. and L. B. to Ban 2006 and Older Trucks, Discontinue Clean Truck Fee

Beginning January 1, 2012 trucks with an engine year of 2006 and older will be banned from both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Supports Truckers Against Trafficking

In an effort to help raise awareness about human trafficking along America's roadways, Pilot Flying J has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to expand education for employees and outreach to customers

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Hub Group Acquires Challenge Transportation

Comtrak Logistics, Inc., a subsidiary of Hub Group, Inc. has acquired certain assets of Challenge Transportation, an intermodal drayage carrier headquartered in Newark, NJ

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB Supports "Drowsy Driving Prevention Week" - Stay Alert or Stay Off the Road

The National Transportation Safety Board has thrown its full support behind Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 6-12, 2011

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Tops $95 on Monday, Diesel Slides Half a Cent from Last Week

Diesel prices have retreated slightly for the first time in a month, while oil prices are on the rise, pushed by higher seasonal demand and hints of stability in the eurozone

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Committee Will Vote on Highway Bill This Week

The MAP-21 bill would create a new National Freight Network Program, which would provide funds to states to improve cargo movement and intermodal connectors.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote on a two-year, $109 billion highway reauthorization bill this week. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), as the bill is called, is intended to preserve current spending levels

November 6, 2011 - Industry News

House GOP Bill Would Tap Energy Production to Fund Infrastructure Spending

House Republicans plan to introduce a multiyear surface transportation reauthorization bill that would expand domestic energy production to pay for transportation infrastructure. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio said he hopes to pass the bill before the end of the year

Tags: Highways

November 6, 2011 - Industry News

Sutley Outlines Role, Challenges for Clean Diesel in Clean Energy Economy

Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality

Clean diesel will play an important role in America's new clean energy economy says Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, said during her keynote dinner address at the annual meeting of the Diesel Technology Forum

November 6, 2011 - Industry News

Cass October Freight Index Shows Volumes Down, Expenditures Up

Year-over-year growth still consistent, but month-to-month momentum is missing: Cass Freight Index.

The October Cass Freight Index report shows shipment volumes increased by 2% over last October, but decreased by 10% compared to September. Even with the decrease in volume, Cass says rates paid by shippers were up significantly in the same period.

Tags: Economy

November 6, 2011 - Industry News

Study: Niagara Frontier Border Crossings Lack Staff, Technology

An estimated $70 billion in trade crossed the Niagara region bridges, including the Peace Bridge, in 2010, down from $80 billion in 2008.

A soon-to-be-released bi-national study calls for increased use of new technology to speed border crossings and inspections, along with improved trusted traveler programs at Buffalo-Niagara border crossings

November 6, 2011 - Industry News

Shorepower Technologies to Host Truck Stop Electrification Webinar

With continued growth in the availability and use of shore power, drivers, vehicle owners and fleet operators need to know how they can take advantage of truck-stop electrification and anti-idling technology

November 4, 2011 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report: Larger Fleets Ordering Equipment

More fleets are planning purchases of power units and trailers at a larger volume than the same period last year, according to a quarterly fleet survey. The Q4 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report Buying Index shows a 22% improvement over the same quarter 2010. The index currently stands at 89.2. The lower index for Q4 versus Q1-Q3 is primarily a reflection of fewer fleets planning trailer orders in the next three months

Tags: Economy

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Calls for Passage of Jobs Bill

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on Congress to pass the transportation portion of the American Jobs Act during a visit to the Bridgeport-Norristown Viaduct outside Philadelphia

Tags: Highways

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

EPA Announces Final Study Plan to Assess Hydraulic Fracturing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its final research plan on hydraulic fracturing

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stops Opened Nine Truck Tire Care Centers in October

Love's plans to add 50 truck tire care centers to current locations as a part of their 2011 planned capital expenditures of $230 million. All new Love's locations will be built with a Love's Truck Tire Care center onsite

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

Registration for NADA-ATD Convention Up -- Another Sign Industry is Recovering

Early registration for the upcoming National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in Las Vegas indicates attendance is on pace to exceed 20,000 for the first time in four years

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

Integer Research Offers Independent North American DEF Price Reference Service

The DEF Tracker draws on Integer's strong position and expertise in DEF, fertilizer and chemicals market analysis and price reporting. DEF Tracker, the first report of its kind, was created in response to increasing trading activity and more frequent contract settlements in the market

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Adds Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND GPS Devices to International Trucks

Rand McNally and Navistar have reached an agreement to make Rand McNally's IntelliRoute TND truck GPS units available as an in-dash option in International trucks beginning January 2012

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

Rhode Island Trucking Association Celebrates 80 Years

The Rhode Island Trucking Association will be celebrating its 80th Anniversary on November 15th, 2011 at the RITA Annual Dinner

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Market Led by Class 3 Vehicle Growth; Diesel Continues to Dominate: Polk

New commercial vehicle registrations (Class 3-8) in the U.S. are set to reach 440,000 units for the 2011 calendar year, an increase of 17.6% over the 2010 calendar year and a 33% uptick from 2009, according to Polk

Tags: Economy

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Strong Q3 Earnings, Predicts Record Year in 2011

Cummins Inc. is reporting strong sales and earnings for the third quarter. Third quarter sales were $4.6 billion, a 36% increase from the same period in 2010. All segments delivered double-digit growth over the prior year, Cummins indicated in it's third-quarter report

November 3, 2011 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Rises in September

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the November Trucking Update, spiked 3.1 points in September to a reading of 9.2. While improved, the TCI remains well below its recent peak of 13.3 achieved in March

Tags: Economy

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