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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

May 19, 2011 - Industry News

TMW Acquires Routing and Scheduling Software Provider Appian

TMW Systems has acquired Appian Logistics Software, with offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Champions of Change Roundtable Discusses Transportation Issues

The Transportation Champions of Change

The White House kicked off National Transportation Week on Monday, May 16, with a 'Champions of Change' roundtable discussion about transportation issues

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Opens Aftermarket Distribution Center

SAF-Holland announced the opening of its new 85,000-square-foot Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Penske Expands Service Offerings in Temecula, Calif.

Penske Truck Leasing opened a new 16,000-square-foot building in Temecula, Calif

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Order Backlog Reaches 55-Month High

North American Class 8 orders totaled 38,100 units in April, according to ACT Research. This was up more than 31 percent from the level set in March and over 157 percent above previous year

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Opposes Efforts to Regulate Detention Time

The American Trucking Associations says detention time is an issue to be negotiated between carriers and shippers, and the federal government should stay out of it

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Outlook Dim for Highway Reauthorization

There is practically no chance that Congress will approve any increase in infrastructure investment this year, and only a small chance that it will pass any highway legislation at all - other than an extension of the current program that might have to include funding cuts on the order of 30 percent

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Paper Transport to Test Dual Fuel Natural Gas/Diesel Trucks

Paper Transport Inc. will launch an over-the-road test of an aftermarket dual-fuel compressed natural gas and diesel system from GreenMan Technologies' American Power Group subsidiary

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Landstar, High School Team Up to Provide Tornado Relief Supplies

Landstar System is teaming up with Episcopal High School in its headquarters city of Jacksonville, Fla., in support of a relief drive for victims of the tornados that ripped through the South in April

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Makes Special Delivery for Charity

The trucking industry, through a partnership of the American Trucking Associations and Good360, delivered life's essentials to two charities in the Lewisburg, W.V., area

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

C.R. England Dedicated Adding LNG Tractors

C.R. England Dedicated, a division of C.R. England, has signed full-service lease agreement with PacLease on five new Kenworth T800 tractors powered with the Westport GX 15 liter LNG engine

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Mike Byrnes and Associates Release Easy CDL Hazardous Materials Endorsement Review App

Easy CDL Hazardous Materials Endorsement Review, an app for the iPhone, has just debuted in the iTunes App Store

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Goodyear's FleetHQ Offers Photos of Replaced Tires Following Road Service

Goodyear's fleetHQ dealers now offer photos of a replaced tire during a road service call as an added service to its fleetHQ solutions portfolio

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton Forms Global Aftermarket Unit; John Beering to Lead

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced the formation of a new Global Aftermarket and Clutch Business Unit, and named John Beering as its vice president and general manager

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Joplin 44 Petro Grand Opening Celebration Kicks Off This Week

Joplin 44 Petro at I-44 & Exit 4 in Joplin, Missouri will celebrate the opening of its new Super Truck Showroom and completely remodeled truckstop this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21

Tags: Events

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