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March 22, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 2.9 Percent in February

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.9 percent in February after increasing a revised 3.5 percent in January 2011

Tags: Economy

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Dillon Transport To Build Natural Gas Fueling Station

Clean Energy Fuels has signed an agreement with contract freight carrier Dillon Transport to build, operate and supply an LNG/CNG fueling station on Dillon-owned property in Dallas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Marty Stuart to Headline at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, announced that Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives will be performing at the 32nd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 14

Tags: Events

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's Canadian Freight Index Continues to Climb, Sets New Record

TransCore's Canadian Freight Index sets another record for spot market freight volume with a month-over-month increase of 11 percent, despite February being a short month

Tags: Economy

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

FHWA Launches New Bridge Safety Initiative

A bridge snooper inspects a bridge. (Photo by Missouri DOT)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new bridge oversight initiative that will let the Federal Highway Administration more closely monitor how states are performing their bridge inspections and maintenance

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Holland Hiring Drivers

Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, plans to hire nearly 1,000 drivers this year. Building on strong fourth quarter performance, the company is preparing for further increases in shipments

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

Break in Price Rise Streak for On-Highway Diesel, Crude Rises

Fuel prices dropped slightly but are still hovering near $4 per gallon in many areas. (Photo by Jim Park)

The U.S. average on-highway price for diesel fuel dropped by a tenth of a cent to $3.907 over last week, according to the Department of Energy. The marginal decrease broke a 15-week streak in diesel price increases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

ACOFAS to Host CSA Technician Training Session

The March 30 deadline is nearing for registration for the April 19-20 ACOFAS Technician Training Clinic on the government's new CSA truck safety enforcement regime

Tags: Events

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

Central Michigan Kenworth Opens New Location in Saginaw

Central Michigan Kenworth has opened a full-service Kenworth dealership in Saginaw, Mich., providing access from U.S. Interstate 75

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

Texas To Get PrePass This Summer

The Texas Department of Public Safety is equipping five of its truck inspection facilities at three locations with PrePass commercial vehicle safety technology starting this summer

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

NTEA, NAFA Enter Into Endorsement Agreement

The National Truck Equipment Association has entered into an endorsement agreement with The NAFA Fleet Management Association, where each association will cross-promote the other's certification programs to mutually benefit the membership

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for 2010

Surface transportation trade between the United States and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, increased by 24.3 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, reaching $791 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

March 20, 2011 - Industry News

Marty Stuart to Headline at Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 14th.

Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives will be performing at the 32nd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 14th at 7 p.m. The concert is being sponsored by Mobil Delvac

March 20, 2011 - Industry News

N.A. Heavy-Duty Order Backlog Approaching 100,000 Units

A year ago, they couldn't give away new trucks, now you have to wait in line for one. ACT Research Company says heavy net order volume in recent months has pushed the Class 8 heavy-duty backlog volume to just under 100,000 units

Tags: Economy

March 18, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks North America and UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

Volvo Trucks North America announced Friday that the company and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a new 5-year agreement that would cover approximately 1,300 UAW members at the New River Valley, Virginia, plant

March 17, 2011 - Industry News

Communication with Shippers a Top Priority for Carrier Leaders

Carriers will have to work to educate shippers on the complexities of the current labor dynamic. Drivers are simply not as easy to recruit and retain as they once were, and carriers will have to pay more to keep the seats filled. (Photo by Jim Park)

The unifying theme of a wide-ranging discussion among several chief executives at the Truckload Carriers Association conference this week was that trucking needs to make sure its customers have a clear understanding of the challenges the industry now faces

March 17, 2011 - Industry News

Continental Plans Aggressive Growth in Retreading Business

Continental Tire the Americas is positioning itself as an innovative solution for new and lifecycle products with new business unit, ContiLifeCycle

March 17, 2011 - Industry News

Five Dealers Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year

Five truck dealers have been nominated for Truck Dealer of the Year, a national award co-sponsored by ATD and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

March 17, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Considering Reopening Ontario Plant

Commercial truck manufacturer Navistar International said it could decide by summer whether it will need to restart an idled assembly plant in Canada

March 17, 2011 - Industry News

Work Truck Show 2011 Breaks All Event Records

The Work Truck Show 2011, held in conjunction with the 47th Annual NTEA Convention in Indianapolis, March 8-10, has broken all event records. Verified Show attendance was 10,020, a 24 percent increase over 2010 and a 10 percent improvement over the previous record of 9,084 set in 2007

Tags: Events

March 17, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Names Winners of National Fleet Safety Award

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd., of Breslau, Ontario, and Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba are the grand prize winners of the Truckload Carriers Association National Fleet Safety Awards

March 16, 2011 - Industry News

Gary Salisbury Elected 2011-2012 TCA Chairman

Gary Salisbury, TCA Chairman, 2011-2012

Gary Salisbury, president and chief executive officer of Fikes Truck Line of Hope, Ark., has been elected as 2011-2012 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)

March 16, 2011 - Industry News

NFBC Unveils ExpressPass for Trucks, Buses

The ExpressPass program was tested for several months with Cassens Transport, a Lewiston, New York-based car transporter.

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, operator of three of the four Niagara River bridges between Western New York and Southern Ontario, introduced ExpressPass for trucks crossing the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge that will help reduce wait times for all motorists

Tags: Highways

March 16, 2011 - Industry News

Mansfield Oil Company Acquires Gas Equipment Systems, Inc.

Mansfield Oil Company has acquired California-based Gas Equipment Systems, Inc. GESI was founded by President & CEO Larry Ozier in 1998 and has supplied, constructed or maintained more than 150 compressed natural gas fueling stations in its thirteen year history

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 16, 2011 - Industry News

Greer Truck and Trailer Parts, Inc. Becomes VIPAR Stockholder

Greer Truck and Trailer Parts, Inc. is the newest stockholder to join the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors. Headquartered in Paul, Idaho, Greer Truck and Trailer Parts operates one location and is lead by Ray Greer, president

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