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March 29, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Tells Congress Trucking Needs a Highway Bill

The trucking industry needs Congress to quickly pass a new surface transportation bill with a focus on highways. That was the message of American Trucking Associations chairman Barbara Windsor Tuesday in testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

Tags: Highways

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

California Cap-and-Trade Hits Roadblock

California's landmark attempt to implement a 'cap-and-trade' system of reducing carbon emissions hit a roadblock last week when a judge ruled that the state had not looked hard enough at alternatives

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

On-Highway Diesel Prices Continue Rise After Brief Fall

U.S. on-highway diesel prices are up 2.5 cents from last week, and up 99.3 cents from last year, according to the Department of Energy. The rise to a $3.932 national average follows a slight decline last week that broke a 15-week streak of steady price increases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

Green Truck Association Names Officers

The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association, elected new officers of the board of directors during the annual Board meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 8, 2011

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

SkyBitz Joins DASH7 Alliance

SkyBitz, a remote asset tracking and information management company, announced its membership in the DASH7 Alliance, a non-profit industry consortium that promotes the use of the ISO 18000-7, or DASH7, standard for wireless sensor networking

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder Opens Two Used Vehicle Sales Centers

Ryder System opened used vehicle sales centers in Orlando, Fla., and Montebello, Calif

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

Mitchell 1 Offers Service Information Skills Station to SuperTech Organizers

Mitchell 1 offers to operate a complete Service Information Skills Station to state trucking organizations that hold annual SuperTech competitions

March 27, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks North America and UAW Agree on Five-Year Contract

VTNA's new agreement with the UAW will keep the assembly lines at New River Valley running untill at least March 2016.

Volvo Trucks North America today announced that employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified a new five-year agreement covering about 1,300 members of UAW Local #2069 at the New River Valley, VA, plant

March 27, 2011 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Promotes 'Retread Instead'

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions launched a new campaign designed to promote retreading. At the heart of the campaign is an appeal to fleets to consider extending their casing age limits when retreading

March 27, 2011 - Industry News

Class 3 Registrations Lead Improved January Numbers

New commercial vehicle registrations, Class 3-8, in January were 32,175 units, an increase of 11.6 percent from January 2010 and about 1 percent higher than December 2010, according to Polk

March 27, 2011 - Industry News

Heavy Industry Drives Flatbed Uptick

A surge in flatbed freight and tightening capacity could lead to shortages this spring and summer. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Great Recession hit trucking hard, but the rebound has begun with the open-deck sector leading the charge back to profitability. For the week ending March 19, a 3.2 percent uptick in flatbed freight volume compared to the previous week helped lead overall truckload freight availability on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards to increase by 2 percent nationwide

Tags: Economy

March 25, 2011 - Industry News

JOC Ranks Roadrunner Fastest-Growing LTL

Roadrunner Transportation was the fastest growing-company among the top 25 less-than-truckload carriers last year, according to the Journal of Commerce

March 25, 2011 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Surge

Net orders of commercial trailers rose to 21,990 in February, a gain of over 25 percent from January, according to ACT Research. The commercial vehicle industry analysts also reported solid factory shipments in February, posting a 105 percent gain versus the same month last year

Tags: Economy

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Marmon Highway Technologies Addresses Mandatory "Cost Downs"

Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) companies announced they will no longer sign multi-year supply agreements with OE customers that call for annual mandatory price reductions or "cost downs"

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Louisville Gears up for 40th Annual Mid-America Trucking Show

The 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show opens Thursday, March 31, celebrating its 40th anniversary. MATS will be held March 31-April 1 at Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., with close to 1,000 exhibitors, seminars, a truck beauty contest and a number of special events

Tags: Events

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Fall, but Shipments Up

Orders for manufactured goods fell in February, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, but shipments were up slightly

Tags: Economy

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania State Police Place 131 Trucks Out of Service During 'Operation FracNET'

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 131 trucks out of service during a two-day enforcement effort focusing on commercial vehicles hauling waste water from Marcellus shale natural gas drilling operations in the stat

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider Increases Van Owner-Operator Compensation

Schneider National is increasing compensation for its van owner-operators by $0.05 per mile. Under the new lease, owner-operators will earn $0.95 per mile (up to $1.65/mile with short haul premiums) plus fuel surcharge

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Two Tire Associations Ready to Serve Retread Industry

The tire industry got a bit of a shock last fall when the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau let Harvey Brodsky go. David Stevens has filled the managing director position held by Brodsky for years at TRIB, and Brodsky has started a new advocacy group for retreaders called the Retread Tire Association

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB Will Hold Review Forum For Truck and Bus Safety Progess

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public forum on truck and bus safety May 10-11 in Washington, D.C., to review the progress that has been made since the NTSB held a series of public hearings on the matter back in 1999-2000

Tags: Events

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

APRA Schedules Transmission Remanufacturing Group Clinics

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association will hold a combined Heavy Duty Transmission Clinic and a Volume Transmission Remanufacturing Group Clinic on Thursday and Friday, May 12-13, at the Hilton Philadelphia Airport Hotel in Philadelphia

Tags: Events

March 23, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Prices Near 30-Month High

Events in Libya prompted crude oil prices to clime to a near-30-month high Wednesday as concern mounted that attacks on Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's troops, as well as protest in Syria, would disrupt oil supplies

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 23, 2011 - Industry News

Daimler CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at 2011 ACT EXPO

President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, Martin Daum, will deliver the keynote address on Friday, May 6, at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, Calif

Tags: Events

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Names Award Winners

The Work Truck Show 2011 awarded the Editors' Choice award to Dakota Bodies, and the Green Award to Energy Xtreme. The Work Truck Show 2011 was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 8-10

Tags: Events

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Say Biodiesel Mandate Costs Outweigh Benefits

The 4,500-member Canadian Trucking Alliance says the Canadian government needs to re-think its approach to a national biodiesel mandate set to kick in on July

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