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July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Reefer Operators Say They Deserve 'Premium Rate for Premium Services'

Operators of temperature-controlled equipment deliver premium service and should be getting premium rates from shippers, but in many cases aren't. This is indicated in relatively low return-on-investment figures presented at the Truckload Carriers Association's Refrigerated Division annual meeting last week in New Mexico

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Partsmart to be Sold Via Amazon.com

Navistar Parts now offers customers the option to order Partmart parts on Amazon.com

July 15, 2011 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reports Record Earnings

J.B. Hunt's intermodal business led the way to record second-quarter earnings. (Photo courtesy BNSF)

Led by its intermodal business, J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported record second quarter 2011 net earnings of $65.7 million, compared to second quarter 2010 net earnings of $52.1 million

July 15, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. FoodService Flips Switch on Solar-Powered Warehouse

U.S. Foodservice-Los Angeles this week activated a 1.15 megawatt, 4,998 photovoltaic solar panel system, one of the largest solar projects in Southern California. It is expected to provide 16 percent of U.S. Foodservice-Los Angeles' power needs annually

July 15, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Working on Plan to Correct CSA Scores for No-Fault Crashes

From where Davelene Huellinghoff sits, it makes no sense. She runs a small fleet out of Union, Mo., with a good safety record, yet her CSA crash indicator score jumped from 0% to 44% as a

July 15, 2011 - Industry News

Lane Closures Scheduled on I-95 in Maryland

Look for overnight single and double lane closures for the next three weeks on southbound I-95 in Maryland between MD 198 (exit 33) and MD 212 (exit 29) as part of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) project

Tags: Highways

July 14, 2011 - Industry News

Hissong Kenworth Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Hissong Kenworth recently celebrated its 50th anniversary during its annual open house and customer appreciation day at its flagship store and corporate headquarters in Richfield, Ohio

July 14, 2011 - Industry News

Another Record Month for TransCore's North American Freight Index in June

For the month of June, TransCore's North American Freight Index recorded the second-highest load volume this year and in its 15-year history

July 14, 2011 - Industry News

I-405 Closure This Weekend to Disrupt Traffic with 'Carmageddon'

The Los Angeles region is bracing for a 53-hour shutdown of Interstate 405 in mid-July that will cut off a critical, high-traffic trucking route

Tags: Highways

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

BTS Index: Freight Shipments Fall 1.8% in May from April

Freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.8% in May from April, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Vehicle Demand Continues to be Constrained by Industry's Ability to Build

While some near term concerns are being generated on the international scene and the U.S. political landscape, demand for commercial vehicles continues to be solid

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Hino Approves B20 Biodiesel

Hino Trucks' complete product line of Class 4 and 5 cabover, and Class 6 and 7 conventional trucks are now approved to use up to B20 biodiesel

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index Up 1% In June

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, issued by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Ceridian Corporation, rose 1% in June on a seasonally and workday adjusted basis

Tags: Economy

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Betts Spring Expands Spraydown Distribution to Trailer Market

Betts Spring Company has expanded its alliance with Crane Plastics to include the exclusive distribution rights of Spraydown Aero Guard Systems to North American trailer manufacturers and aftermarket distributors

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Waste Management Adds 1,000th Truck to Natural Gas Fleet

Waste Management added a 1,000th natural gas truck to its fleet, which it says makes it the largest owner and operator of clean-running, heavy-duty refuse trucks in North America

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Outlook: Cautious Optimism

The American Trucking Associations delivered its second quarter report Tuesday, outlining an industry, and an economy, struggling to overcome recession. Chief Economist Bob Costello pulled no punches about our precarious recovery, yet offered a generally bright look toward the future in the webinar. "In terms of a summary, I am cautiously optimistic that we can have a better second half of the year," Costello said. "But it is not a given.

Tags: Economy

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Today

The 32nd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will begin today at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Says No to TRU Extension

Staff of the California Air Resources Board are not recommending extending the existing 7-year operating life for model year 2004 and newer transport refrigeration units (TRUs)

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Goodyear Announces New Uni-Maxx Truck Care On-Highway Truck Service Network

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has formed a new on-highway truck service network, Uni-Maxx Truck Care

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

EIA Short Term Energy Outlook: Crude to Rise Despite Emergency Supplies

Crude prices are on the rise again in spite of the release of emergency oil supplies

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Dealer Techs Compete in Service-Technician Rodeo

Luc Ouellet

Tom Marty and Luc Ouellet took home the Top Service Technician Awards at the 2011 Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Chesapeake Energy Announces Major Investment to Help Natural Gas Demand

Chesapeake Energy will divert part of its drilling budget toward projects that will instead stimulate increased natural gas demand.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. unveiled a plan to help the transportation industry transition to America's own abundant supplies of natural gas and oil

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Asks Motor Carriers to Weigh in on CSA

The American Transportation Research Institute launched a survey to identify the impact of CSA on trucking operations, as well as carrier perceptions and attitudes toward FMCSA's new regulatory program

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

WSDOT I-5 Lane Closure for Week of July 18

Washington State officials have pushed back the date of a major 87-hour Interstate 5 lane closure, according to the state Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Remains Flat; Upturn Expected

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is staying at about the same levels as last year this summer, but is expected to resume increases in the fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates

Tags: Intermodal

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