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December 13, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Tougher Procedures on Reincarnated Carriers

A new rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would make it tougher for carriers that have been sanctioned to reincarnate themselves under a new identity. The agency is proposing to change its procedures in several areas affecting truck lines, intermodal equipment providers, brokers, freight forwards and hazmat proceedings

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

Maverick Orders 350 Freightliner Cascadias

Maverick Transportation will begin taking delivery of 350 new 2012 and 2013 trucks in the first quarter of 2012. It's also spec'ing automatic tire inflation on all new trailers purchased in 2012

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Adds Compli's Enterprise Edition-Trucking as Featured Product

Compli's Enterprise Edition-Trucking, and HR and compliance management solution, has been added to the American Trucking Associations' Business Solutions-featured products list

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

NGV Global Recommends RFID Verification for CNG Refuelling

The recommendations follow more than 12 months of study on the subject and are outlined in a 66 page Position Paper released by the association last week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

Fuel, Oil Prices Fall Again

The national average price of a gallon of diesel dropped nearly 4 cents this week to $3.894, falling for the third week in a row, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

'Occupy' Protesters Target Ports

There were protests and even some arrests Monday at West Coast ports as the anti-Wall Street movement hit tried to slow down container traffic

Tags: Intermodal

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

New Pilot Travel Center Opens in Osceola, Iowa

Pilot Flying J has opened a new Pilot Travel Center in Osceola, Iowa, at Exit 34 off Interstate 35

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

Truckload Turnover Rises for Fourth Straight Quarter

The turnover rate for truckload drivers at large fleets rose to 89% in the third quarter of 2011, the fourth straight quarterly increase, an indication of increased demand and competition for drivers, according to the American Trucking Associations

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

ACT Predicting 252K Class 8 Build for 2011

ACT Research still is predicting 2011 North American Class 8 truck build to wind up at around 252,000, despite some recent good economic news

Tags: Economy

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Seven Dealers Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year

Seven commercial truck dealers from the United States and Canada were nominated by their peers for a national industry award presented by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Encourages Industry to View, Share New Highway Angel Video

The Truckload Carriers Association is asking everyone in trucking to help change the public's perception of trucking by watching Lindsay Lawler's brand new "Highway Angel" music video on YouTube

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Association Calls 2011 a Success

Looking back on 2011, WIT president and CEO, Ellen Voie, says the association made huge strides in promoting women's position in trucking

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens in Kankakee, Ill.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Kankakee, Ill., at Interstate 57, Exit 308

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Eleven Carriers Named for Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected this year's Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown roster

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB to Review 2010 Multi-vehicle Crash in Missouri

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a Board meeting to determine the probable cause, and consider proposed safety recommendations on the August 5, 2010, multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Missouri

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Small Package Volumes Projected to Spike Today

FedEx Corp. forecasters expect FedEx will move approximately 17 million shipments -- almost double its daily average volume -- through its global networks today.

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Two New Pennsylvania Locations

Pilot Flying J has acquired new Pilot Travel Center locations in Duncannon and Frystown, Penn

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens in Lexington, Virginia

TravelCenters of America LLC has opened of its newest TA travel center at 2516 N. Lee Highway (Route 11), I-81/I-64, exit 195, in Lexington, VA

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

Highway Fatalities Drop, Truck-related Deaths Rise

Preliminary 2010 fatality and injury data shows that highway deaths fell to 32,885 for the year, the lowest level since 1949. The data also revealed that truck-related fatalities increased by nearly nine percent to 3,675

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Say Canada-US Border Agreement Helps Create 21st Century Border

The Canada-US Border Perimeter Security Agreement thins the border without sacrificing security.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance is hailing the Canada-US border agreement announced recently by President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Green Lights I-5 Columbia River Crossing Project

In a Record of Decision signed Dec. 7 by The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, the two agencies have approved a new river crossing over the Columbia River, and a series of improvements to the I-5 corridor

Tags: Highways

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

North Dakota Refinery to Increase Diesel Production

Tesoro Corp. says it will increase diesel production at its Mandan North Dakota refinery to 22,000 barrels a day

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

TSA Recalls Improperly Encoded TWIC Cards

The integrated circuit chips on approximately 26,000 previously issued Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) issued prior to April 5, 2011 were improperly encoded and may not work with TWIC card readers

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

FTR: Recovery 'Normal,' Trucking Even Better

Early signs of a modest housing recovery are one reason for trucking optimism, says FTR's Perry.

This slow economic recovery is not as unusual as many people think, and trucking continues to outperform it, said trucking economy expert Noel Perry Thursday - and there are signs it will continue to do so, including signs we may be nearing the end of the housing slump

Tags: Economy

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

TOFC still going strong

Don't expect trailer-on-flatcar to go away anytime soon, but expect it to increasingly be via 53-foot trailers

Tags: Intermodal

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