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April 12, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Comments on EOBRs and Driver Harassment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for additional comments on whether its proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders sets up the possibility of driver harassment. The agency believes its proposal would ensure that EOBRs are not used to harass drivers, but in reaction to a recent suit challenging its treatment of harassment in an earlier EOBR rule, it wants to be sure that everyone has a chance to comment on the issue

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

Celadon Celebrates Highway 2 Health Program with Medical Center Opening

Celadon Trucking Services expanded its Highway 2 Health program with the addition of a full service medical center located at its Indianapolis headquarters

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Market Strength to Continue Through 2011 and 2012

The most recent data continues to reflect improved demand across all segments of the heavy-duty commercial vehicle market. Fundamentals, including pent-up demand resulting from deferred replacement, tight freight-carrying capacity, improved fleet financial performance and some easing in credit availability, will combine to support an upcycle for the market, according to ACT Research

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

High Fuel Prices Expected For Summer, But Oil Could Tumble

The Energy Information Administration predicts high fuel prices this summer, but recent price increases may be substantially due to speculation. Crude oil prices hit a 30-month high on Monday at $113.36, but have slipped back to $106.22 after Goldman Sachs fingered speculators on recent price increases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Jumps 2.7 Percent in March

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index rose 2.7 percent on a seasonally and workday adjusted basis in March, more than offsetting the 0.3 percent decline in January and the 1.5 percent decline in February

Tags: Economy

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Signs Agreement with SleepSafe Drivers

SleepSafe Drivers, a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs for fleets, has signed a multi-year agreement with J.B. Hunt to make its On-Site Diagnostic Ambulatory testing and Sure Compliance treatment programs available to the carrier's drivers

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Details of Mexico Trucking Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed its plan for a three-year pilot program in which Mexican and U.S. carriers could offer long-distance service into each country. The program is the result of an agreement between President Obama and President Calderón of Mexico to resolve the long-standing dispute over cross-border trucking. FMCSA will publish the details of the program in the Federal Register on Thursday and will take comments for 30 days

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

NPTC 2011 Conference Next Week

The National Private Truck Council will hold its 2011 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition April 17-19 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tags: Events

April 11, 2011 - Industry News

Biggest Trucking Companies See Revenue Rise 9.4%

The 50 largest U.S. trucking companies saw revenue rise a collective 9.4 percent to $85.4 billion in 2010, after shrinking 17.7 percent during the recession in 2009, according to The Journal of Commerce's list of the Top 50 Trucking Companies of 2010

April 11, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Diesel Continues Rise; Oil Falls After 30-Month High

On-highway diesel prices rose by 10 cents last week, more than double the previous week's increase of 4.4 cents. Prices have now topped $4 per gallon on the national average and in every major region

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 11, 2011 - Industry News

Right to Repair Act Introduced in Congress

Representatives Todd Platts, R-Pa., and Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., have introduced the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, HR 1449, into the 112th Congress

April 11, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Midway Truck Parts As Industry Consolidates

In its ninth acquisition in 15 months, FleetPride is buying 13 Midway Truck Parts locations in Illinois and one in St. Louis, Mo. Midway Truck Parts was founded in 1978 by Pete Pasdach, president, and Rich Murawski, vice president

April 11, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Industry Safety Performance Reached Record Levels in 2009

The rate of truck-involved fatalities on U.S. highways fell to 1.17 per 100 million miles in 2009 - making that year the trucking industry's safest since the federal government began keeping track in 1975. But American Trucking Associations representatives say more can be done, and called for the government to look at incentive-based programs to drive safety technology

April 11, 2011 - Industry News

Heckmann Orders 200 LNG Trucks

Heckman Corp. has placed what is believed to be the single largest order for liquefied natural gas trucks by a U.S. customer. Heckmann Water Resources will transition its water-transportation fleet from traditional diesel vehicles to natural gas

April 11, 2011 - Industry News

Marten Increases Driver Pay, Contractor Rates

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based carrier, announced another raise in driver pay effective April 1, and contractor rate increases as high as 4 cents per mile effective May 1

April 10, 2011 - Industry News

Alliance Truck Parts Rebrands to Emphasize All-Makes Offerings

Alliance Truck Parts unveiled a new brand identity campaign aiming to emphasize its offering of all-makes parts and bring it out from the shadow of parent company Daimler Trucks North America

April 10, 2011 - Industry News

Freight Payments Up 33.6% Over Last Year, Cass Reports

Freight movements soared 6.9 percent in March, the first sizeable rise since August 2010, according to the March 2011 Cass Freight Index

Tags: Economy

April 10, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA to Publish Details of Mexico Trucking Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week proposed its plan for a three-year pilot program in which Mexican and U.S. carriers could offer long-distance service into each country. The program is the result of an agreement between President Obama and President Calderon of Mexico to resolve the long-standing dispute over cross-border trucking

April 10, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Bill Would Create Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Test Results

The Senate last week opened another front in the long-running effort to establish a national clearinghouse for truck driver drug and alcohol test results. The Safe Roads Act of 2011, introduced by Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman, both Republicans from Arkansas, would give the Department of Transportation two years after passage to establish the clearinghous

April 10, 2011 - Industry News

WIT Meets With NTSB Chair

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman spent nearly four days recently immersed in activities to help her better understand the trucking industry

April 8, 2011 - Industry News

Western Express Raises Pay

Western Express, Nashville, Tenn., just increased its starting pay for both flatbed and dry van fleets by an additional 2 cents per mile

April 8, 2011 - Industry News

Alternative Fueled Truck Conference Scheduled in N.J.

The New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition and the Mid-Atlantic Truck Centre will hold an Alternate Fuel Truck Conference May 19 at the Mid-Atlantic Truck Centre in Linden, N.J

Tags: Events

April 8, 2011 - Industry News

CLI Conference to Feature "View From the Other Side"

Carrier Logistics Inc. has enhanced its annual user group conference by adding Mike Molitoris, senior transportation purchasing manager of Volvo Logistics North America, as a featured speaker. Molitoris will share his insights on "The View from the Other Side" - what a shipper looks for from a transportation company

Tags: Events

April 8, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Releases Details of Proposed Cross-Border Program

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation released the details of a proposed, phased-in long-haul, cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico. It builds upon the progress announced by Presidents Obama and Calderon in early March, according to the announcement

April 7, 2011 - Industry News

Bill Would Allow States to Raise Truck Weight Limits

A bill was introduced in the Senate Thursday that would put an end to the federal freeze on changes in truck sizes and weights, allowing states to allow 97,000-pound, six-axle rigs on their highways

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