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January 19, 2011 - Industry News

December Truck Orders Highest in Four and a Half Years

December net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles for North American markets were 27,044 units; up 128 percent year-over-year, according to ACT Research Co

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

TRIB, TIA Plan "Guess the Pressure" Contest at TMC

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau has teamed up with the Tire Industry Association to jointly sponsor a "Guess the Pressure" contest at the Technology & Maintenance Council's Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 8-11, 2011 in Tampa, Fla

Tags: Events

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Introduces SafeStack Cargo Loading System Fleetwide

Con-way Freight announced the nationwide deployment of SafeStack, an advanced load management and cargo protection system, installed across its less-than-truckload fleet of 16,800 freight trailers in North America

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

Hub Group Opens Drayage Terminals in Indianapolis and Wisconsin

Hub Group, Inc. has opened new Comtrak terminals in Indianapolis, IN and Milwaukee, WI

Tags: Intermodal

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

TMD Friction Products Partner with Vipar Heavy Duty

TMD FRICTION Products has announced a new agreement with Global Parts Network

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

President Signs Executive Order Addressing Regulation Concerns

While speakers at a heavy-duty aftermarket event in Las Vegas were discussing how concern about government regulations has given business pause, President Obama yesterday signed an executive order aimed at tackling criticism that regulations are stifling business and the economy

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

Findings on Pollution Damage To Human Airways Could Yield New Therapies

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have identified how nanoparticles from diesel exhaust affect lung airway cells, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people susceptible to airway diseases

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Hits New Highs in 2010

Cargo theft rose by 4.1 percent in 2010, to 899 cargo theft incidents (an average of 75 per month) the most ever recorded, according to FreightWatch International, Austin, Texas

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

Economy, Trucking Looking Up for 2011

A string of economic experts and industry analysts offered a more optimistic look at the economic and trucking industry outlook for 2011 -- albeit with some downsides -- during the annual Heavy Duty Dialogue event put on Monday by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association in Las Vegas

Tags: Economy

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

ALK Technologies Teams with SMC3 for Seamless Rate Quotes

Freight transportation software developer SMC3 and routing, mileage and mapping software developer ALK Technologies today announced the creation of a seamless interface between ALK's PC*MILER Web Services and the SMC3 RateWare XL rating product.

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics Acquires Overton Transportation

Greatwide Logistics Services has acquired the contracts, personnel and equipment of Overton Transportation, a subsidiary of Sysco Corporation. The business will be integrated under the Greatwide Freight brand

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

FFE Transportation Services Opens Ontario, Calif. Service Center

FFE Transportation Services, Inc. has opened a new service center in Ontario, CA in an effort to expand service, meet rising demand, and greatly increase capacity in the western United States temperature-controlled LTL market

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

TRAC Intermodal Launches TRAC Connect in Metro Pool and Gulf Regional Pool for CMA CGM

TRAC Intermodal has launched TRAC Connect in the NY/NJ Metro Pool and Gulf Regional Pool to supply Motor carriers directly with chassis for the pickup and delivery of CMA CGM loads

Tags: Intermodal

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Signs Dealership Agreement With Vanguard Trailer

TEC Equipment, Inc. has signed a dealership agreement with Vanguard National Trailer Corp., and will be stocking and selling new and used Vanguard trailers at its Portland, Ore., truck dealership at 750 NE Columbia Blvd. in Portland

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Delivers Safety Technology to America's Road Team

The America's Road Team has an important new asset in its campaign for truck safety: a Volvo VN 780 equipped with the company's leading safety technologies -- and Volvo's No-Regen Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology

January 16, 2011 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Merges Fleet Body Equipment into Existing Operations

Auto Truck Group has successfully re-organized operations integrating its newest upfitting company, Fleet Body Equipment

January 16, 2011 - Industry News

Caterpillar Holds Sweepstakes for Trip to See New Vocational Truck at CONEXPO

Caterpillar will unveil the first model in its line of Cat Vocational Trucks, the Cat CT660, in Las Vegas at CONEXPO-CON/AG in March. As part of the celebration, Caterpillar is holding an online sweepstakes featuring a trip to Vegas

January 16, 2011 - Industry News

Georgia Logistics Summit Slated for May 9-10

The State of Georgia will hold its Third Annual Georgia Logistics Summit hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics on May 9th and 10th in Atlanta

Tags: Events

January 16, 2011 - Industry News

Legal Fight Against EOBRs Proceeds

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Group is waging a legal battle against upcoming electronic onboard recorder requirements to track driver logs.

With a proposal to expand the requirement for electronic onboard recorders pending in the regulatory pipeline, owner-operators are fighting a legal action against the limited recorder requirement that is scheduled to take effect next year

January 14, 2011 - Industry News

Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Name Industry Champion Award Recipients

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has chosen Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) as this year's recipients of the Joseph M. Magliochetti Industry Champion Award, given to elected officials who have shown outstanding leadership on behalf of motor vehicle parts manufacturers

January 14, 2011 - Industry News

Vitran Plans to Buy Milan Express LTL Biz

Toronto-based less-than-truckload carrier Vitran Corp. announced it intents to expand into the Southeast buy buying Milan Express' LTL business

January 14, 2011 - Industry News

AMSA Expands Membership to Agents of Arpin Van Lines

All 140 agents in the Arpin Van Lines family across the U.S. will join the American Moving & Storage Association in 2011, the two organizations announced

January 14, 2011 - Industry News

USA Truck Forms Scholarship Program

USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., announced the USA Truck Scholarship Program, designed to help eligible children of USA Truck employees pursue post-secondary educational opportunities

January 14, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Challenges Maryland, New Jersey Credential Requirements

This week, the American Trucking Associations sent a letter to the Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury, challenging a Maryland credential requirement imposed on motor carriers who haul beer, wine, and liquor.

January 13, 2011 - Industry News

CalStart to Manage CARB Hybrid and Electric Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has chosen CalStart for the second year in a row to manage the nation's largest incentive program for hybrid and electric trucks and buses

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