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September 27, 2011 - Industry News

McLeod Users' Conference: What Slow Growth Means for Operations and Software

Tom McLeod, president and CEO of McLeod Software, kicked off the 2011 McLeod Software Users' Conference in Chicago by assessing the state of our economy (slow), and offering carriers advice on how best to slog. According to him, success today is all about tightening your game

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

Appeals Court Strikes LA Port's Employee Requirement

The American Trucking Associations won a reversal of a key piece of the Port of Los Angeles concession program for drayage carriers. In a ruling yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit threw out the LA port's plan to force independent drivers to become employees of drayage companies. The court upheld several other aspects of the concession program, covering issues such as off-street parking, maintenance and financial capability

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

Big Drop for Diesel; Oil Under Pressure; Libya Returns

National on-highway diesel prices dropped 4.7 cents on average from last week, accelerating from the previous week's 2.9 cent drop. Diesel was $3.786 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Streamlines Top Management

YRC Worldwide Monday announced Jeff Rogers as YRC president and Mike Naatz as Holland president, and eliminated four executive positions

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

Rand McNally, McLeod Team Up On Hours of Service Application

At the McLeod User Conference in Chicago, Rand McNally showcased its TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition products, which now are integrated and available with McLeod's recently announced LoadMaster Enterprise and Powerbroker Version 10.3 applications

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

ACT: Trailer Shipments Strong; Used Trucks Scarce

Two new reports from ACT Research indicate that trailer shipments were strong in August (although increasing cancellations are a concern), while the used truck market is challenged by a lack of inventory

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Improving I-70/I-81 Interchange

The Maryland State Highway Administration kicked off a $4 million project to improve safety at the I-70 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) and I-81 (Maryland Veterans Memorial Highway) interchange in Hagerstown

Tags: Highways

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Fines Businesses for Air Quality Violations

California's Air Resources Board settled 37 cases of air quality violations during the second quarter, mostly by trucks and buses for failure to properly conduct and pass self-inspections aimed at measuring vehicle smoke emissions to ensure state requirements are met

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

APRA Heavy Duty Brake Clinic This Week

On Friday, Sept. 30, the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association's Heavy Duty Brake Division will host its annual heavy-duty brake clinic

Tags: Events

September 25, 2011 - Industry News

I-29 in Iowa Reopened Between Council Bluffs and Loveland

The Iowa Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 29 from milepost 55 in Council Bluffs to milepost 71 near Loveland (I-680 interchange) Friday evening. The 16-mile stretch of interstate has been closed since June 9 due to the Missouri River flooding

Tags: Highways

September 24, 2011 - Industry News

DTNA Revitalizing Western Star Brand, Looking to Double Market Share

Western Star's new 4900FE (fuel efficiency) package combines fuel efficient components and packaging with the traditional look and feel of a Western Star truck.

There has been a relative flurry of activity from Western Star this past year. It's not your imagination and it's not a coincidence. Daimler Trucks North America is pushing hard to revitalize Western Star's stagnant market position, and the numbers show the efforts are paying off. Sales increased 45% between 2009 and 2010, going from 1,616 units sold in the U.S. and Canada to 2,345

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Truckers at S.C. Ports Eligible For $5,000 In Cash-for-Clunkers-type Program

A program similar to Cash for Clunkers was announced by the South Carolina State Ports Authority in an effort to get some of the oldest, most polluting diesel trucks serving the Port of Charleston off the road

Tags: Intermodal

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Proposed Lincoln Legacy Act Would Turn Interstates Into Toll Roads

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., recently filed the House version of a bill offered earlier this summer by Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. Both versions, S1300 and HR2971, that would covert interstate highways into toll roads

Tags: Highways

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana's Sherman Minton Bridge Will Not Need Total Replacement

The Indiana Department of Transportation said a full replacement will not be needed for the closed Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River

Tags: Highways

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Higher Revenue and Earnings

FedEx reported earnings of $1.46 per diluted share for its first fiscal quarter, which ended Aug. 31, compared to $1.20 per diluted share a year ago, a year-over-year increase of 22%

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Goodyear Launches Uni-Maxx Truck Care website, 'Ask The Tire Answer Man' Blog

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company introduced the Uni-Max Truck Care Web site, and the Ask The Tire Answer Man blog for customers

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Expands Parts and Service with American Truck Group

HDA Truck Pride added American Truck Group in Gulfport, Miss

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Resumes Declining as Expected

FTR Associates' Shippers Condition Index edged lower in July to a current reading of -3.8, meaning conditions were favorable for higher rates for truckers

Tags: Economy

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Team Drivers Assist at Fatal Accident

The Truckload Carriers Association added two new Highway Angels to its ranks, team drivers who helped at a fatal accident

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Some Maryland Tolls to Double for Trucks

Maryland tolling officials approved a revised tolling plan this week after considering more than 4,000 comments received this summer; some truck tolls will double by July 2013

Tags: Highways

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Court Tells Minnesota State Patrol to Stop Violating Truckers' Rights

A judge has issued orders telling the Minnesota State Patrol how to change its practices in order to stop violating truckers' Fourth Amendment rights with its fatigue enforcement program

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Prime Sued for Sexual Discrimination

Springfield, Mo.-based New Prime Inc., better known as Prime Inc., discriminated against female truck driver applicants when it required that they be trained by female trainers only, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed Thursday

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Names Lehmkuhl President

Greg Lehmkuhl has been named president of Con-way Freight, Con-way's regional and national less-than truckload subsidiary and largest operating unit

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Bridgestone to Increase Commercial Tire Production at Tennessee Plant

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations will invest $36.6 million in its Warren County, Tenn., plant to increase production capacity by an additional 900 truck and bus tires per day

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Revamping Pennsylvania Terminal

Prime inc. is renovating its Plaza terminal at its Pittston, Pa., location

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