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April 26, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Rises 1.7 Percent in March

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in March after falling a revised 2.7 percent in February. The latest gain put the seasonally adjusted index at 115.4 in March, the highest level since January of this yea

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

Transplace to Launch Student Program at Shipper Symposium

Transplace announced a university program to launch at the logistics provider's ninth annual Shipper Symposium in Dallas, 10-12

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

Positive Industry Outlook Tempered by Rising Operating Expenses

Nearly three-quarters, 71 percent, of trucking company executives surveyed by GE Capital, Transportation Finance expect business conditions to improve in 2011, but they are concerned about the impact of external and internal factors on their profit margins

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

C.R. England Improves Drug Screening With Hair Tests

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, announced it is going to start using hair samples for pre-employment drug screening

April 25, 2011 - Industry News

On-Highway Diesel and Crude Fall Slightly

National on-highway diesel prices fell last week for the first time in five weeks, according to the Energy Information Administration. The national average decreased by seven-tenths of a cent, with every major region except the Rocky Mountains experiencing a decrease

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 25, 2011 - Industry News

China Truck Demand Breaks 1 Million Level in 2010

Sales of heavy duty commercial vehicles in China reached 1.015 million units in 2010, a 60 percent increase over 2009 volume

April 25, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Regional Distribution Center in Georgia

FleetPride, a national independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, opened its new 150,000-square-foot regional distribution center in Lawrenceville, Ga

April 25, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Introduces Oil Speculation Task Force

Last week, President Obama announced the creation of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, a working group designed to root out illegal speculation oil markets. The announcement came one week after Goldman Sachs estimated that speculation may account for up to one-fifth of oil prices

April 24, 2011 - Industry News

NY Truckers Prevail in DERA Battle

Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that contractors engaged in state sponsored work are not required to abide by the requirements of that state's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act regulations

April 24, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Governor Announces Transportation Funding Advisory Commission

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett created a Transportation Funding Advisory Commission to develop solutions to the state's mounting transportation funding challenges

Tags: Highways

April 24, 2011 - Industry News

Betts Spring Signs Long-Term Agreement with DTNA

Betts Spring has finalized a three-year renewable long-term agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply Betts and Life-Time Fenders branded spray suppression products and other proprietary components manufactured to DTNA specifications

April 24, 2011 - Industry News

John Hill Talks About Life at the FMCSA

When John Hill went to Washington to serve on the still-relatively-new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2006, he says, "I thought I would have a lot of say in truck safety in this country." But, he now says, he discovered that decisions in Washington are politically driven in most cases

April 24, 2011 - Industry News

Polar Corp. Enhances Manufacturing, Hires 500 Employees

Tank trailer maker Polar Corp. has expanded its production capabilities and added employees to reduce production lead times

April 24, 2011 - Industry News

NTTC Supports Mandatory Electronic Logging Devices

The National Tank Truck Carriers announced that its membership supports mandatory electronic logging devices for documentary compliance with hours of service rules

April 24, 2011 - Industry News

Paccar First Quarter Profits Jump

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Paccar reported improved quarterly revenues and net income that beat Wall Street estimates as sales of trucks and truck parts improved, and company officials noted that Class 8 sales forecasts have improved to the point that capacity may have a hard time meeting demand

April 22, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Dealers of the Year

Volvo Trucks North America Announced General Truck Sales of Muncie, Ind., and Expressway Trucks of Waterloo and Windsor, Ontario, 2010 Dealer of the Year in the U.S. and Canada respectively

April 22, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton First Quarter Income Up 80 Percent

Eaton's first quarter net income per share rose to $0.83, an increase of 80 percent over the first quarter of 2010

April 21, 2011 - Industry News

Jubitz Travel Center Upgrades Driver Lounge

Jubitz Travel Center is upgrading the Driver Services Lounge at its Portland, Ore., facility

April 21, 2011 - Industry News

Political Analyst Charlie Cook Kicks Off First-Ever Legislative/Regulatory Session at ATD Convention

Charlie Cook addresses the general session at the ATD Convention and Expo on April 18.

As legislative and regulatory challenges continue to grow in the nation's capital, it's more important than ever for commercial truck dealers to learn about issues that affect their dealerships and help shape sound policy decisions. That's why political analyst Charlie Cook was invited to kick off the first-ever general session covering legislative and regulatory affairs issues at the ATD Convention and Expo earlier this week

April 20, 2011 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Order Backlog Approaches 108,000 Units

Strong order volume pushed the Class 8 backlog to almost 108,000 units in March, according to ACT Research

April 20, 2011 - Industry News

Research Links Truck Crash Involvement to Driver History

A study by the American Transportation Research Institute reveals that truck drivers with poor driving records are more susceptible to being involved in a future truck crash than their peers with clean driving records

April 20, 2011 - Industry News

Delaware Opens State's First Electrified Truck Parking

Governor Jack Markell announced the opening of Delaware's first electrified parking area for trucks at the Smyrna Rest Area on U.S. Route 13

April 20, 2011 - Industry News

New Jersey Idling Ban to Start May 1

A ban on idling in New Jersey will go into effect on May 1 for pre-2007 model year trucks, despite local truckers' efforts to get the law modified

April 19, 2011 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Chief Speaks out on HOS, EOBRs

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator John Hill believes it's going to take Congressional action to put an end to the never-ending cycle of hours of service litigation and rewrites

April 19, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Partners with Wounded Warrior Project as Platinum Sponsor

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project as a Platinum Sponsor -- a $50,000 commitment

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