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July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Judge Rules ATA-Long Beach Settlement Broke State Law

A federal judge has ruled that the Port of Long Beach broke state law when it failed to perform an environmental impact study before settling an American Trucking Associations lawsuit over some components of its Clean Truck Program

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

New York Law Requires Convex Mirrors on Trucks in Big Apple

A new state law requires crossover mirrors on many trucks in NYC.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law Monday that requires convex mirrors, or "crossover mirrors," to be placed on the front of trucks being driven in New York City to eliminate blind spots directly in front of the truck

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Order Backlog Eases in June, Breaking Nine-Month Growth Streak

After increasing for nine consecutive months, the North American Class 8 order backlog dropped less than 1% during June

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Administration Steps Up Action Against Unsafe Motor Carriers

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that in the last two years, the Obama Administration has issued as many imminent hazard orders placing unsafe bus and truck companies out of service as in the previous 10 years combined

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Utility's Arkansas Dealership Announces New Repair & Paint Facility

Utility Trailer Sales of N.W. Arkansas has expanded its current dealership by adding a new 36,000-square-foot repair and paint facility

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

McLeod Software, Tuskegee University to Analyze Lane Competition Profitability

McLeod Software and The Brimmer College of Business and Information Science at Tuskegee University are conducting a joint research project to analyze how costs and competition impact the overall pricing process for motor carriers

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Paccar Financial Opens Used Truck Center in Salt Lake City

Paccar Financial opened the Salt Lake Used Truck Center, the company's third national used truck center

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Announces Conference Highlights

American Trucking Associations announced highlights of the annual Management Conference & Exhibition scheduled for October 15-18 in Grapevine, Texas

Tags: Events

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Carriers Looking at Acquisitions

"Carriers are looking for partners to 'tango' with as volume and rate expectations are very positive." That's the comment of Richard Mikes, partner at Transport Capital Partners, about what the group's most recent Business Expectations Survey says about attitudes toward buying or selling trucking companies

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Emissions Control Makers Sold Nearly 25,000 Diesel Retrofits Last Year

The Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association recently released the results of its survey showing its member companies sold nearly 25,000 diesel retrofit devices in 2010

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Driver Celebration Scheduled at Carl's Corner Petro

TravelCenters of America, owner of Petro Stopping Centers, announced a driver celebration event to celebrate the grand opening of its Petro travel center at Exit 374 off I-35 in Carl's Corner, Texas

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Total Transport Services Plans to Buy 100 Hydrogen-Fuel Class 8s

Total Transportation Services of Rancho Dominguez, Calif., plans to buy 100 zero-emission Tyrano hydrogen fuel cell-electric Class 8 heavy-duty trucks

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Improves for Second Consecutive Month

FTR Associates' Shippers' Condition Index has moved upward again this month, signifying improving conditions for shippers with the current softness in the economy. However, FTR analysts say don't expect that trend to last

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Tenex Capital Management Acquires LinkAmerica

Tenex Capital Management completed its acquisition of LinkAmerica Corporation, a transportation and logistics provider headquartered in Tulsa, Okla

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Texas Governor Signs Three Natural Gas Bills

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signs a bill encouraging natural gas use in transportation in a ceremony at Peterbilt's Denton, Texas, plant.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed three bills supporting the development of natural gas initiatives in the state

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Backs MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving

American Trucking Associations announced its support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Drivin

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

IRS Gives Truckers Three-Month Extension; Highway Use Tax Return Due Nov. 30

The Internal Revenue Service advised truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that their next federal highway use tax return, usually due Aug. 31, will instead be due on Nov. 30, 2011

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up Again; Crude Down as Nation Worries Over Debt

National on-highway diesel prices were up again last week, rising 2.4 cents to a $3.923 average. Prices are now $1.024 more expensive than the same time last year.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Sues EPA to Force Re-Test of SCR Engines

Navistar is suing to force the Environmental Protection Agency to go back and re-test SCR engines for compliance with clean air standards and other aspects of the 2010 emission rule. In the suit, filed July 5 at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Navistar contends that EPA failed to comply with requirements for certification testing in clearing selective catalytic reduction systems for production and sale

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Reefer Operators Say They Deserve 'Premium Rate for Premium Services'

Operators of temperature-controlled equipment deliver premium service and should be getting premium rates from shippers, but in many cases aren't. This is indicated in relatively low return-on-investment figures presented at the Truckload Carriers Association's Refrigerated Division annual meeting last week in New Mexico

July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Partsmart to be Sold Via Amazon.com

Navistar Parts now offers customers the option to order Partmart parts on Amazon.com

July 15, 2011 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reports Record Earnings

J.B. Hunt's intermodal business led the way to record second-quarter earnings. (Photo courtesy BNSF)

Led by its intermodal business, J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported record second quarter 2011 net earnings of $65.7 million, compared to second quarter 2010 net earnings of $52.1 million

July 15, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. FoodService Flips Switch on Solar-Powered Warehouse

U.S. Foodservice-Los Angeles this week activated a 1.15 megawatt, 4,998 photovoltaic solar panel system, one of the largest solar projects in Southern California. It is expected to provide 16 percent of U.S. Foodservice-Los Angeles' power needs annually

July 15, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Working on Plan to Correct CSA Scores for No-Fault Crashes

From where Davelene Huellinghoff sits, it makes no sense. She runs a small fleet out of Union, Mo., with a good safety record, yet her CSA crash indicator score jumped from 0% to 44% as a

July 15, 2011 - Industry News

Lane Closures Scheduled on I-95 in Maryland

Look for overnight single and double lane closures for the next three weeks on southbound I-95 in Maryland between MD 198 (exit 33) and MD 212 (exit 29) as part of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) project

Tags: Highways

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