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August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Nominations Open for TCA's Best Fleets to Drive For

Now through Oct. 31, the Truckload Carriers Association will accept nominations for its 2012 Best Fleets to Drive For contest and survey

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Urges Congress to Extend Transportation Funding

President Obama urged Congress this morning to extend the federal highway bill, set to expire on September 30th, which he said would protect a million jobs

Tags: Highways

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Advisory Panel Will Take More Time on EOBR Recommendations

It is too soon to gauge the impact of last week's court ruling on the electronic onboard recorder rule, but David Parker, chairman of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, sees it as an opportunity

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Adds Pet Areas

TravelCenters of America now welcomes pets to all locations in the TA and Petro Stopping Centers network

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Harvard Researchers Study Potential Sleep Apnea Screening Tool

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health investigated a new type of screening tool to identify drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Awards Over $2 Million for Truck Safety in South Dakota

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced over $2 million in federal grants to improve commercial truck and bus safety in North Dakota

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

BTS: NA Surface Trade Up 11% in June on the Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11% higher in June 2011 than in June 2010, totaling $77.5 billion,

Tags: Economy

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore: Broker Rates Exceed Shippers' in 24% of U.S. Lanes in Q2

Trucking companies received the highest truckload rates from freight brokers and other intermediaries in 24% of routes in the U.S. throughout the second quarter, according to a report by TransCore

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Expands Service in Mexico

FedEx Freight will now serve three additional markets in Mexico

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Proposes to Eliminate Deadlines for Replacing Traffic Signs

The Obama Administration is eliminating dozens of burdensome regulations on traffic signs, which cash-strapped state and local governments expect will save them millions of dollars

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Buys 100 All-Electric Vehicles for California

UPS purchased 100 all-electric delivery vehicles for deployment in California to replace diesel trucks

August 29, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Up Slightly; Crude Oil Surges

National on-highway diesel prices rose last week for the first time in over a month, but only by 1 cent to $3.82

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 29, 2011 - Industry News

AT&T Deploys 4,000th Alternative-Fuel Vehicle

AT&T deployed its 4,000th alternative-fuel vehicle in its corporate vehicle fleet. AT&T also announced that it has deployed its 3,000th compressed natural gas vehicle

August 29, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Continues to Support EOBR Rule Despite Toss-Out

American Trucking Associations responded to Friday's court decision to toss out the electronic on-board recorder rule by reaffirming its support for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and EOBRs

August 29, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Interstate Turbo Supply

FleetPride acquired Interstate Turbo Supply in Commerce City, Colo

August 29, 2011 - Industry News

CSX to Invest $59 Million for Intermodal Terminal Expansion in Columbus

CSX announced that a $59 million intermodal freight terminal expansion is under way in Columbus, Ohio

Tags: Intermodal

August 29, 2011 - Industry News

Chain Law Starts Sept. 1 on Colorado's I-70

The alternate traction control device known as the AutoSock remains an approved device in Colorado.

Starting Sept. 1, all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 in Colorado between milepost 133 (Edwards exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law

August 27, 2011 - Industry News

Court Rejects EOBR Rule

Court decision says FMCSA didn't spell out how they would prevent EOBRs, like this one from Qualcomm, from being used to harass drivers.

A federal appeals court Friday tossed out the electronic onboard recorder rule, saying it does not do enough to prevent harassment of drivers. In response to a petition by several independent drivers and the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated the rule and sent it back to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for review

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Partners with Two Services to Better Communicate with Classrooms

Trucker Buddy recently partnered with uFollowit and SendOutCards.com, both of which will enable better communication between truckers and classrooms

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Used Truck Market Continues to be Restrained by Inventory Shortage

The Class 3-8 used truck market tumbled 10% in July, reversing the market gain posted during June, according to ACT Research

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Announces Healthcare Package for Owner-Operators

Con-way Truckload announced a new program where owner-operators will have the opportunity to obtain healthcare benefits provided by a third-party insurance carrier

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Four Western States Form Alliance to Improve I-15

Public and private officials from Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona have formed the I-15 Mobility Alliance, a combined effort to keep commerce moving along the interstate corridor

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Rhode Island DOT to Add Reflectors

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has begun installing safety reflective markers designed to make nighttime driving easier and safer

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Hurricane Irene Barrels Toward East Coast

Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall near Morehead City, North Carolina, on Saturday morning before powering up the east coast. Irene will likely be a borderline category 2-3 storm at that time, producing tropical conditions as far inland as I-95 in North Carolina

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

EOBR Implementation Tops Advisory Committee Agenda

UPDATED -- Key technical details of the pending electronic onboard recorder mandate are scheduled to be discussed this week at a meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. At the request of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the committee has been looking into issues such as how best to give roadside inspectors access to electronic logs

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