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August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Association Forms Scholarship Foundation

The Women In Trucking Association has formed a foundation to provide scholarships for members looking to advance their careers in the trucking industry

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

MinStar Transport Introduces Double-Deck Trailer System

MinStar Transport, a dry van carrier based in Eagan, Minn.,, launched its new Double Deck Trailer System. MinStar's can help companies double the amount of freight carried on a single truck while reducing shipping costs

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

EOBR Details Complex and Messy

Just showing your EOBRs to enforcement officials this way is probably not in the cards.

It turns out that a rule requiring electronic onboard recorders to track hours of service is not a simple thing. Take the question of how the inspecting officer will read the driver's log information off of the machine

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Hendrickson Adds Watertown Spring and Alignment Service to the Pro-Genuine Network

Hendrickson welcomes Watertown Spring and Alignment Service of Watertown, N.Y., as the newest member of the Hendrickson Pro-Genuine network

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Backs Obama's Call for Speedy Solution to Highway Funding

President Obama talks about highway funding in the Rose Garden yesterday. (White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.)

President Obama received support from the a wide range of trucking organizations following his call yesterday for Congress to pass an extension to the Surface Transportation Bill and Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization before the Sept. 30 expiration

Tags: Highways

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

TX DOT Increases Speed Limit on Some Highways

New laws regulating speed limits on state highways in Texas are beginning to take effect. Some speed limits will increase as separate truck speed limits are dropped

Tags: Highways

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Texas DOT Launches New Overweight Load Permitting System

The Texas Department of Transportation launched the Texas Permitting & Routing Optimization System, TxPROS, Aug. 30 for overweight and oversized loads

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

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