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May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Oregon Brake Bill Fades Away

An Oregon bill that would have required the elimination of copper in motor vehicle brakes won't go any further this session

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Wilson Trucking Gets the Keys to 500,000th Volvo Truck Assembled in U.S.

Wilson Trucking bought both the 500,000th Volvo and 1st Volvo produced in the U.S.

Volvo Trucks Wednesday presented Wilson Trucking Corporation of Fishersville, Va., with the keys to a brand new Volvo VNL 300, the 500,000th Volvo truck assembled in the United States

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Supports Mandate for Electronic Logging Devices - With Caveats

American Trucking Associations told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration it supports the agency's proposal to require motor carriers to install devices to record drivers' hours of service electronically, but urged the agency to address important device design and performance requirements

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

NICB Releases 2010 Report on Cargo Theft

The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued its 2010 National Cargo Theft report, finding that electronics and food are the most common loads targeted by thieves

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Vinity Soft Releases Vehicle Fleet Manager 3.0

Vinity Soft released a new version of Vehicle Fleet Manager vehicle management software

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Relief Efforts Under Way Following Joplin Tornado

A massive tornado tossed trucks about at the Flying J in Joplin, Mo. Photo by Shane Kirk.

Relief efforts are under way after an EF5 tornado struck Joplin, Mo., early Sunday, claiming at least 123 lives and leveling thousands of homes. Jeff Nene, senior director of public relations at Convoy of Hope, a disaster relief organization headquartered in nearby Springfield, Mo., has visited disaster zones around the world and said this is among the worst he's ever seen

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth to Open Green Dealership In Oklahoma City

MHC Kenworth will officially unveil the second largest, and most environmentally friendly, dealership in its network on Thursday in Oklahoma City

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Opens Tire Care and Lube Center in St. Joseph, Missouri

Love's Travel Stops opened a tire care and lube center in St. Joseph, Mo

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Begins Using Renewable Biodiesel at Major U.S. Hub

The United Parcel Service began using biodiesel blends at its hub in Louisville, Ky., this month.

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

FUSO Canter FE/FG Series Work Trucks Arrive at US Ports

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America announced that new Fuso 2012 model Canter FE Series medium-duty commercial trucks began arriving from Japan at ports in Baltimore, Jacksonville, San Diego and Tacoma in April

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Secretary LaHood Announces Success of Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program

Commercial carriers and truck drivers conducted 380,000 pre-employment driver safety record searches during the first year of the DOT's new Pre-Employment Screening Program

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Presidential Memorandum Requires Federal Fleet to Move to Alternative Fuels

President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum Tuesday directing federal agencies to lead by example in fuel efficiency and innovative technology, including buying 100 percent alternative fuel vehicles by 2015 and a 30 percent decrease in petroleum consumption by 2020

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Bill Draws Critics

Criticism over legislation that would offer tax incentives for natural gas vehicles is intensifying, which may make it more difficult for the bill's supporters to accomplish the goal of a vote on the measure before the August recess

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

Joplin Tornado Kills 116; HOS Rules Lifted in Response; Non-Emergency Vehicles Barred from Entry

[CORRECTED] A tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., on Sunday evening killed 116 people, tying for second deadliest in the United States since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1950. About 18,000 of the city's population of 50,500, 35 percent, are without power, leading state officials to ask truckers and other travelers to avoid fueling up in the area

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

PacLease Adds Four New Locations

Paccar Leasing Company continues to expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of four locations in the United States

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Market Truck Capacity Hits Highest Levels in Six Months

For the week ending May 14, spot market truck capacity recorded the highest volume for a single week in the past six months as truck availability increased 8 percent nationwide on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Launches Eco Website Dedicated to Alternative Vehicles

GE Capital Fleet Services launched a new interactive eco website dedicated to alternative vehicles and services

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Fall; Oil Drops Due to Strengthening Dollar

On-highway diesel prices fell by 6.4 cents nationally, an even larger decrease than last week. National average prices are once again below $4 per gallon, but just barely at $3.997

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

Tornado Tears Through Joplin, Mo.

Overturned trucks at Flying J truckstop near Joplin, Mo.

A tornado tore through downtown Joplin, Mo., Sunday evening around 6 p.m. killing at least 89 people and destroying some 2,000 homes and other buildings, damaging a Flying J truckstop and Con-way Truckload's headquarters

May 22, 2011 - Industry News

3PL Market Growing Strong

A new report predicts that 3PLs (like Menlo Logistics, pictured here) will see a 10 percent increase in revenue this year.

Most third-party logistics providers got back on track in 2010 and are sprinting in 2011, according to a new report released by Armstrong & Associates

May 22, 2011 - Industry News

Deadline Postponed for No-Defect DVIRs on Intermodal Equipment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the date when no-defect driver vehicle inspection reports will be required on intermodal equipment

Tags: Intermodal

May 22, 2011 - Industry News

Manufacturing and Housing Slide in April, Total Production Unchanged

The latest gauge on the manufacturing sector showed that production contracted 0.5 percent in April, the first month-to-month decline since June 2009. However, total industrial production, which includes mining and utilities in addition to manufacturing, was unchanged during the month

Tags: Economy

May 20, 2011 - Industry News

Mack to Increase Production, Hire 300 at Pennsylvania Plant to Meet Increased Demand

Mack Trucks announced that due to increased demand for the Mack Pinnacle, the company will boost production at its Macungie, Pa., truck plant in August and hire approximately 300 people to support the increase

May 19, 2011 - Industry News

CN Increases Capacity at Toronto-area Intermodal Terminal

CN Rail has announced a series of capacity improvements to accommodate growing container volumes at its Brampton Intermodal Terminal, located north of Toronto

Tags: Intermodal

May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Group Urges CVSA to Count "Screen/Triage" Inspections

The Canadian Trucking Alliance urged the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to record 'screen' or 'triage' inspections on a carrier's profile

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