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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

April 7, 2011 - Industry News

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Creates Driving Healthy Resource

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in the Center for Truck and Bus Safety have created the Driving Healthy resource network on a website, Facebook, and Twitter for commercial motor vehicle drivers

April 7, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Endorses Electronic Logging Requirement

American Trucking Associations announced that its membership has endorsed a policy supporting federal laws and regulations that would require trucking companies to use electronic logging devices -- also known as electronic onboard recorders, or EOBRs -- to monitor driver hours-of-service

April 7, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Foodservice Acquires Waste Vegetable Oil Processing Company for Fuel

U.S. Foodservice has bought a company that will provide a supply of B20 biodiesel made from used vegetable oil from fryers

April 7, 2011 - Industry News

WIT: Women Could Help Solve Driver Shortage

Ellen Voie, president and CEO and Women In Trucking, said that to help solve the coming driver shortage, the industry needs to promote women in all aspects trucking, from driving to leadership

April 7, 2011 - Industry News

uShip Introduces Brokered Freight

Online transport marketplace uShip introduced brokered loads into its online freight exchange, allowing brokers and 3PLs to use its spot market exchange to connect with thousands of verified and rated carriers

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Fontaine to Open New Modification Service Center in Denton, Texas

Fontaine Modification Company, a provider of truck modification services for OEMs, dealers and fleets throughout North America, will open a new modification service center on May 1 in Denton, Texas

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

TCP Carrier Survey: Excellent Rates and Volumes Expected

The recent First Quarter Business Expectations Survey completed by Transport Capital Partners found 92 percent expecting volume increases in the next 12 months

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

2011 NAT GAS Act Introduced

A PG&E truck refuels with liquified natural gas. Companies like PG&E would have more incentives to invest in natural gas equipment under the NAT GAS Act.

The New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions of 2011, or NAT GAS, Act, was introduced Wednesday to provide incentives for the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel, the purchase of natural-gas-fueled vehicles, and the installation of natural gas vehicle refueling infrastructure

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Yancey Truck Centers Opens Macon, Ga., Location

Yancey Truck Centers opened its newest full-service International truck sales and service location in Macon, Ga. Located at 1320 Guy Paine Rd, Yancey Truck Centers' Macon store is the fifth Yancey Truck Centers store operating in the state

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Offers Special Compliance Option for California On-Road Fleets

The California Air Resources Board announced an early action compliance credit for trucking fleets that install a particulate filter by July 1, 2011, or that make a commitment to purchase a particulate filter by May 1, 2011

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Net Orders, Backlogs, Rise in March

Orders for Class 8 trucks in North America rose to about 29,000 in March, according to industry analysis and forecasting firms, more than 150 percent from a year ago

Tags: Economy

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder Acquires Portfolio of B.I.T. Leasing

Ryder System completed the acquisition of the lease, rental and maintenance portfolio of B.I.T. Leasing, a privately owned, 58-year-old full-service truck leasing and fleet services company headquartered in Hayward, Calif

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Receives EPA Certification for MaxxForce DT Mid-Range Diesel Engine At 0.39G NOx

Navistar International has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its 2011 model year MaxxForce DT mid-range diesel engine at 0.39 g/bHpHr NOx using Navistar's in-cylinder NOx reduction technology

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Makes Over $100 Million Available For Truck Clean-Up

The California Air Resources Board in coordination with six local air districts is offering $106 million in grant funding to help qualified diesel truck owners upgrade or replace their vehicles

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

Isuzu Resumes Japanese Truck Production

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that Isuzu Motors Limited was resuming production at its Fujisawa plant on April 5. The factory had been idled since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

Daily Express Offers Fuel Programs for Owner-Operators

Heavy haul and specialized trucking company Daily Express now offers fuel surcharge programs for its owner-operators.

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Points Out Outdated Rules to DOT

Responding to President Obama's call to help reduce the regulatory burden on U.S. businesses, the American Trucking Associations highlighted nine outdated, obsolete or onerous rules that the Department of Transportation should reconsider

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Rises; Crude Reaches 30-Month High

National on-highway diesel prices climbed for the second week in a row, rising 4.4 cents to $3.976. The national average is up almost 96 cents from last year

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's Truckload Rate Index Up in March

Following a three-month decline, truckload rates for refrigerated vans increased 2.2 percent on the spot market in March compared to February, according to TransCore's Truckload Rate Index

Tags: Economy

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