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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

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

Chevron Rolls Out New Delo Truck

Chevron Lubricants unveiled its new Delo Truck this week

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

2011 APRA Heavy Duty Brake Clinic to be Held September 30 to October 1 in Dallas

On Friday, September 30th, APRA's Heavy Duty Brake Division will be hosting their annual clinic at the Embassy Suites Dallas, DFW International Airport South, in Dallas, Texas

Tags: Events

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Gets $8 Million for Truck and Bus Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced more than $8 million in federal grants to improve commercial truck and bus safety across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Order Backlogs Ease

Total U.S. commercial trailer net orders fell 2% in July from June levels, according to ACT Research. Orders have fallen now for four months in a row

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

DOT to Revise Dozens of Regulations

The Department of Transportation is eliminating or revising dozens of rules in response to President Obama's call for a review of burdensome regulations

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

Robert Heath Trucking to Install Fleet-Wide TrailerTails

Robert Heath Trucking of Lubbock, Texas, will install fuel-saving aerodynamic TrailerTails from ATDynamics, also known as boat tails, across its entire fleet of trailers

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Urges Governors to Reject N.Y., N.J. Toll Hike

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves called on Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York to reconsider what he called an "ill-conceived and unprecedented" toll hike recently approved by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Trailer Order Backlogs Ease in Response to Fewer Orders, Continuing Production Strength

Net orders for commercial trailers declined 2% in July from June levels, the fourth straight monthly decline this year, says ACT Research Co. (ACT).

Tags: Economy

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Hurricane Prompting North Carolina Ports to Close Gates Early Friday

The North Carolina Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington will be closing their gates to commercial traffic at noon on Friday, August 26 in preparation for the threat of Hurricane Irene

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Texas Simplifies Vehicle Registration Fee Structure

A new system that standardizes and simplifies registration fees for nearly every vehicle owner in Texas begins September 1

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Higher Durable Goods Orders Temper Economic Gloom

Durable goods orders jumped 4% in July, according to the Commerce Department. Demand for autos and airplanes surged, more than erasing June's 1.3% drop and doubling economists' expectations

Tags: Economy

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

California DMV Employee Charged with Taking Bribes to Falsify CDL Records

An employee of the California Department of Motor Vehicles has been charged with taking bribes to alter driver's license records and issue commercial licenses to individuals who had not passed the required written and driving tests

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