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March 7, 2011 - Industry News

NFI Acquires World Warehouse

NFI announced the acquisition of World Warehouse and Distribution, a third-party logistics and warehouse company headquartered in Champlain, N.Y., with facilities in Champlain and Albany, N.Y., and Montreal, Canada

March 7, 2011 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services to Host Webinar on Lease Accounting Change

GE Capital Fleet Services will host a webinar on Thursday, March 17, to examine how potential changes by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and International Accounting Standards Board could change balance sheet and income statement presentation for certain lease financings

Tags: Events

March 7, 2011 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index Reflects Improving Economy

The Cass Freight Index shows February shipments up 2.6 percent from last month and 11.4 percent from last year, while freight expenditures are up 35 percent year over year

Tags: Economy

March 7, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic to be Up 11 Percent in March

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be up 11 percent in March over the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Tags: Intermodal

March 6, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit 29-Month High

The price of crude oil rose past $104 a barrel Friday to end the week at the highest level since September 2008, as bad news from Libya and good news about the U.S. economy spurred supply-demand worries

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 4, 2011 - Industry News

Fortune's Most Admired Companies: FedEx In Top 10, Trucking Performs Well Overall

The annual World's Most Admired Companies report released last week listed FedEx as the 8th ranked company, up five positions from the organization's rank in 2010

March 4, 2011 - Industry News

DAF Coming on Strong in Europe

In 2010 DAF became the biggest producer of heavy tractors in Europe. Here a delivery to the Swedish DAF distributor Cosmo Truckcenter.

In 2010, DAF Trucks N.V. -- a subsidiary of Paccar -- further strengthened its position on the European truck market

March 4, 2011 - Industry News

National Van Lines Agents Join AMSA

All agents in the National Van Lines family across the U.S. have joined the American Moving & Storage Association effective immediately, the two organizations announced last Friday

March 4, 2011 - Industry News

2010 Truck Registrations Up; Used Truck Registrations Hit Record

Registrations of new commercial vehicles were up more than 12 percent in 2010 over the previous year, and used commercial vehicle registrations in the U.S. hit a record level in 2010, according to Polk

March 4, 2011 - Industry News

Truck of the Year Judging to Follow Work Truck Show

Judging for the third annual Truck of the Year award is set for Friday, March 11, following the close of the NTEA's Work Truck Show, according to American Truck Dealers, which sponsors the competition in co-operation with trade-press publishers

Tags: Events

March 4, 2011 - Industry News

AAA Jumps on the Clean Diesel Bandwagon

AAA last week put clean diesel engines on its list of the top new vehicle technologies designed to increase performance, reduce environmental impacts and improve safety. While they're referring to passenger cars, this is good news for trucking's image, as well

March 4, 2011 - Industry News

Work Truck Show 'Bigger Than Ever,' NTEA Says

Next week's Work Truck Show will be "bigger than ever," with more than 550 exhibitors covering 500,000 square feet in the Indianapolis Convention Center, says the National Truck Equipment Association

Tags: Events

March 3, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Nears End of 90-Day Grace Period on 2003 TRUs

Owners of 2003-model-year transport refrigeration units have until the end of this month to meet new California Air Resources Board standards

March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Congress Passes Yet Another Highway Extension

The House passed and sent to the Senate a measure that would extend the current highway program until the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. The Senate cleared the measure yesterday and sent it to President Obama, who is expected to sign it

Tags: Highways

March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Obama, Calderon Announce Border Trucking Agreement

Mexican trucks would be able to operate beyond the U.S.-Mexico border zone under agreement announced by U.S. and Mexican leaders. (Photo courtesy Mexicotrucker.com)

President Obama and President Calderon of Mexico yesterday made official their commitment to resolve the cross-border long-haul trucking dispute between the two countries. The plan, the outline of which was unveiled in January, calls for a program similar to the pilot project that Congress killed in 2009.

March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Action Urgently Needed on Highway Program, Says ATA's Graves

As Congress passed a seven-month extension of the federal highway program, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves called for a robust, multi-year program - and acknowledged that something less than that might have to do. "Our failure to get our arms around transportation infrastructure needs of this country will be a significant drain on our collective quality of life and our nation's economic competitiveness," Graves said in remarks Wednesda

Tags: Highways

March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Dealers of the Year

Peterbilt named the Dealer of the Year and the Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year at the annual Peterbilt Dealer Meeting held at Paccar's new engine plant in Columbus, Miss.

March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Retailers Say Shorter Hours for Truck Drivers Would Increase Costs and Congestion

The National Retail Federation told federal transportation officials this week that a proposal to limit the number of hours truck drivers spend behind the wheel each day would increase costs for businesses and consumer

March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Terminal Exchange Services Announces New Secure Parking in Detroit

Terminal Exchange Services, TXS, the parent company of the Secure Trailer Parking Network, announced the opening of Oasis Trucking Centers in Detroit

March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Discounted Tolls for Truckers in Austin, Texas

Discounted tolls went into effect Tuesday, March 1, for trucks using State Highways 130 and 45 in Austin, Texas

Tags: Highways

March 2, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Rises Above $102 as Libyan Supply Fears Escalate

Oil prices settled above $102 per barrel on Tuesday for the first time since September of 2008 as fighting escalated in Libya and petroleum demand grew in the U.S

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 2, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Pays $1.3 million to Settle New York State Maintenance Violation Case

Following a four-year investigation by the New York State Attorney General's office alleging that UPS failed to maintain it vehicles and ignored out-of-service orders issued by its own mechanics, the company says it agreed to settle rather than spend additional time and money on the case.

March 2, 2011 - Industry News

'Next Generation' Program for Truck Dealers to Launch at ATD Convention

The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced a new program aimed at developing the next wave of medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers to effectively run their own businesses

March 2, 2011 - Industry News

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Opens New Truck Care Center

Wingfoot Commercial Tire has continued its on-highway expansion by opening a Truck Care Center in Kenly, N.C.

March 2, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Orders Continue Strong in February

A preliminary reading of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles net orders for North American markets totaled 24,300 units in February, according to ACT Research Co.

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