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August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Announces Acquisition of The James Brooks Co.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems acquired all of the outstanding stock of The James Brooks Co., a provider of intermodal transportation and related services to the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Oakland

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Says FMCSA Strategic Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's draft Five-Year Strategic Plan does not do enough to address crashes, says the American Trucking Associations in comments filed July 29

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Better Stopping Performance Now Built Into Highway Tractors as New Rules Take Effect

Emerging from truck factories in the U.S. right now are road tractors that can stop in substantially shorter distances than those built last week. That's because new government stopping-distance requirements took effect August 1st

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens New TA in Indiana

TravelCenters of America has finished renovating and rebranding the newest TA full-service travel center at Exit 230 off I-65, 11166 West State Rd., DeMotte, Ind

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Launches New 3PL Provider, Vault Logistics

Old Dominion Freight Line is expanding its service offerings with the introduction of Vault Logistics, a neutral third-party provider of supply chain solutions

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

NTDAW Website Provides Event Information to Drivers, Companies Asked to Register

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week will be held September 11-17. Companies are asked to register their events online

Tags: Events

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

Nelson Global Products Acquires Morton Industries and BSI

Nelson Global Products has acquired Morton Industries LLC and Bradley Services Inc., both of Morton, Ill

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Asks Trucking Industry to Rate 2011 Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute, a non-profit research organization for the trucking industry, launched the 2011 Top Industry Issues Survey

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down; Crude Drops Amid Fears of Slowdown

The national average for on-highway diesel fuel fell 1.2 cents to $3.937 last week after several weeks of steady climbing

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 31, 2011 - Industry News

Cat Recalling Engines EPA Says Didn't Meet Emissions Standards; Will Pay $2.55 Million Fine

CORRECTED -- Caterpillar is not recalling 590,000 on-highway and off-road diesel engines, as stated in the original version of this article. In fact, the number of engines actually recalled is just 925. The company will, however, pay a $2.55 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations for shipping some 590,000 engines without the correct emissions controls

July 31, 2011 - Industry News

Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation Names Sanderson Chairman

The Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation selected Tom Sanderson, president & CEO of Transplace, as its chairman

July 31, 2011 - Industry News

President Announces 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standard

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on fuel efficiency standards for 2017-2025 model year cars and light-duty trucks during an event at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

President Obama announced an agreement with 12 major auto makers to pursue the next phase in the administration's national vehicle program, increasing fuel economy to 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025 -- but one group says the move will mean billions in lost revenue for transportation infrastructure funding

July 31, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Announces Third Annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Video Contest

The American Trucking Associations will sponsor a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week for a third year

July 29, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Makes $10,000 Donation to Image Campaign

Pilot Flying J announced it would give $10,000 to the Truckload Carriers Association's public image campaign

July 29, 2011 - Industry News

Snowe Introduces Bill to Allow Trucks Over 80,000 Pounds

Heavier rigs belong on the interstate rather than restricted to secondary roads, say advocates of changing weight regulations in Maine and other states.

Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine proposed legislation that will allow six-axle trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds on all interstates highways in the state. Currently, trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds are restricted to secondary roads except for the Maine Turnpike from Kittery to Augusta. The Maine Republican's bill would allow states to bypass Congress and seek individual waivers of the interstate restrictions from the U.S. DOT

July 28, 2011 - Industry News

CRST Acquires Specialized Transportation

CRST International acquired Specialized Transportation, a provider of customized supply chain solutions for products that require high touch support, special handling and equipment, and value added on-site services

July 28, 2011 - Industry News

Containerized Imports Drop 1.7% in June

Containerized ocean imports moving through U.S. seaports in June declined 1.7% year-over-year, but were still up 6.3 percent in the first half of the year, reported The Journal of Commerce/PIERS

Tags: Economy

July 28, 2011 - Industry News

Truckstop Electrification Program Opens First Location on I-84 in Oregon

The Baker Truck Corral on I-84 will provide electric shore power starting August 12. It is the first electrified truckstop parking location to become operational as part of the national Shorepower Truck Electrification Project program funded by the US Dept. of Energy

July 28, 2011 - Industry News

City of Vancouver Considering Parking Fees for Loading Zones

Metered loading zones could become a reality in Vancouver. The city is looking at how to better use road space as part of its Greenest City Action Plan, a ten-year action plan addressing Vancouver's environmental challenges. Perhaps the biggest adverse effect will be on businesses and truck drivers

July 28, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois Simplifies State Truck Laws

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week signed laws that simplify trucking rules in the state

July 27, 2011 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Second Quarter Revenues Up Over 100%

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced results for the second quarter of 2011

July 27, 2011 - Industry News

Civil Engineers: Families Will Suffer if Infrastructure Crumbles

The nation's deteriorating surface transportation infrastructure will cost the American economy more than 870,000 jobs, and suppress the growth of the country's Gross Domestic Product by $3.1 trillion by 2020, according to a new report released by the American Society of Civil Engineers

Tags: Highways

July 27, 2011 - Industry News

More Q2 Fleet Financials: Mostly Positive

More fleets announced financial results for the second quarter of 2011 this week. On the whole, the numbers are good, but not everyone is doing well

July 27, 2011 - Industry News

Equipment Makers Offer Idea to Fund Highways

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says it has an idea for a revenue-neutral solution to rebuild and modernize America's interstates without raising the fuel tax

Tags: Highways

July 27, 2011 - Industry News

Manthey Redmond to Launch U.S. Fuel Economy Initiative

Manthey Redmond, an internal combustion engine designer, will launch a U.S. trucking initiative designed to improve the fuel economy of commercial and industrial trucks across America


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