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May 12, 2011 - Industry News

Rockefeller Wades into Fight Over Mexico Pilot Project

Sen. John Rockefeller is taking the Obama administration to task over its plan to restart long-distance trucking across the Mexican border. In a letter yesterday to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, the West Virginia Democrat said the administration's pilot program will endanger U.S. companies' competitiveness

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Launches Initiatives to Reduce Emissions, Cut Costs

YRC Worldwide announced several sustainability initiatives, including low-viscosity engine oil, trailer skirts, and optimizing its network

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Supply Problems Are Choking Medium and Heavy Truck Production

Order intake numbers may be way up for the first four months of the year, but many of those trucks are not going to see the light of day anytime soon

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Penske Opens Cheektowaga, N.Y., Location

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new $7 million state-of-the-art facility in Cheektowaga, New York, a Buffalo suburb

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces Dealer of the Year Award Winners

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America announced its 2010 U.S. Dealer of the Year awards

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Intelligent Transportation System Coming to Northwest Pennsylvania Interstates

Interstate highways across Northwestern Pennsylvania will be fitted with a wireless network of traffic cameras, dynamic message signs and highway advisory radio systems

Tags: Highways

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

New Version of Jason's Law Revised to Appeal to New Congress

U.S. Reps Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Erik Paulsen (R-MN) have introduced a revised version of Jason's Law, which would create a grant program to help alleviate the parking shortages and pay for safety improvements at existing rest areas

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

ACT: Commercial Vehicle Market Continues on Solid Recovery Path

Improved demand across the entire heavy duty vehicle market is reflected in the most recently available data, according to ACT Research Co., which says it is "readily apparent" that the stage has been set for a long run-up in demand across the medium-duty and heavy-duty truck and commercial trailer segments

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

FEMA Introduces Cellphone Emergency Alert System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a text message-based emergency alert system for enabled mobile devices

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

California Bill Would Ban Owner-Operators at Ports

A group of trucking and shipping groups is opposing a law in California to ban the use of owner-operators at state ports, which could be voted on as early as today

Tags: Intermodal

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Falls 0.5 Percent in April

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index fell 0.5 percent on a seasonally and workday adjusted basis in April, marking a continuation of the see-saw economic performance experienced over the past 12 months

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

DOT's Freight Index: Shipments Highest Since July 2008

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry increased 1.9 percent in March from February to reach the highest level since July 2008, according to the DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Jason's Law Reintroduced; Would Address Truck Parking Problems

U.S. Reps Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Erik Paulsen (R-MN) have reintroduced Jason's Law, which would create a grant program to help alleviate the parking shortages and pay for safety improvements at existing rest areas

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

GAO Investigators Drive Through Holes in Port Security

An official at the Port of Tacoma checks a driver's TWIC card.

An investigation by the General Accountability Office has raised serious concerns about the ability of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program to safeguard the nation's ports

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Meritor, Pressure Systems International Renew Strategic Alliance

Meritor and Pressure Systems International announced the renewal of their strategic alliance covering the distribution of the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI in North America

May 10, 2011 - Industry News

DOE Lowers Oil, Diesel Predictions, Still Expects Higher 2011 Prices

As oil prices have fallen on the futures market recently, the Department of Energy has revised its oil price outlook for the year downward -- but says we still are looking at higher petroleum product prices for the year overall compared to 2010

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 10, 2011 - Industry News

Utility Reopens Glade Spring Facility After Tornado

Utility Trailer Manufacturing reopened its dry van manufacturing facility in Glade Spring, Va., following damage from a recent tornado

May 10, 2011 - Industry News

Rugged TRAX MT-10 Telematics-Based Asset Manager

Combining GPS & cellular tracking, the Morey Corp. announced the company's newest product, the Rugged TRAX MT-10 Asset Tracker

May 10, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum Hosts Congressional Luncheon Series

A three-part Congressional luncheon series of seminars focusing on making U.S. transportation and goods movement more fuel efficient and environmentally-friendly will be hosted by the Diesel Technology Forum in May, June and July

Tags: Events

May 10, 2011 - Industry News

TA Q1 2011 Losses Improve Over Q1 2010

TravelCenters of America saw its losses shrink in the first quarter, thanks largely to savings in real estate rent and improved margins on fuel

May 10, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Enhances Public Access With Searchable Database

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched a new web page that improves free public access to orders and decisions on FMCSA civil penalty and safety rating cases

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA Honors Fleets for Sustainability Efforts

The NAFA Fleet Management Association honored four fleets with its 2011 Sustainable Fleet Awards

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Container Drayage Facility in Tennessee

Old Dominion Freight Line opened a new container drayage site in Memphis, Tenn. This new operation will serve all rail heads in the Memphis area and will offer pick-up and delivery to any point in the continental United States

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offering RollTek Side Rollover Protection

IMMI RollTek side rollover protection is now available on all Peterbilt Class 8 vehicles. The RollTek protection system has been integrated in the Atlas Premium Air Ride high-back driver's seat

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Charter Fuels Joins Alliance AutoGas

Wisconsin energy provider Charter Fuels has partnered with the Alliance AutoGas network to supply regional fleet customers with propane autogas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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