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May 31, 2011 - Industry News

TIPS Results for Q1 2011 Released: Insurance Rates Stabilizing

NIP Group released the results of the Transportation Insurance Pricing Survey for the first quarter of 2011, saying insurance rates appear to be stabilizing

May 31, 2011 - Industry News

NFI Acquires West Coast Operation of The Gilbert Company

NFI has acquired the West Coast operation of The Gilbert Company. It is the second acquisition NFI has made this year

May 31, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Renovate, Update Showers

Pilot Flying J announced that over the next 24 months it will be renovating and updating its 4,000 showers

May 31, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Falling; Crude Once Again Rising

On-highway diesel prices continued falling last week, although not quite as steeply as the week before. According to the Energy Information Administration, the national average price fell another 4.9 cents to $3.948. A week earlier prices dropped 6.4 cents nationally. Diesel fuel is still nearly a dollar more expensive than this time last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 29, 2011 - Industry News

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

There will be no news on Truckinginfo.com today as our staff celebrates the holiday. Please join us as we honor those who gave their lives for our country, as employees at two truck makers did with special trucks in honor of the holiday

Tags: Events

May 27, 2011 - Industry News

Electric Vehicles International to Use California Energy Commission Grant to Expand Manufacturing

Electric Vehicles International announced that it will use a $3.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to expand and modernize its primary U.S. manufacturing facility

May 27, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Order Backlog Grows Despite Falloff in Order Activity

Commercial trailer backlogs reached 101,244 units in April. While backlogs grew during the month, net orders posted a 30 percent decline from the previous month, according to ACT Research

May 27, 2011 - Industry News

Study Estimates Public Health Costs of U.S. Traffic Congestion

New research by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis at the School of Public Health estimates that the additional fine particulate matter emissions that can be traced back to traffic congestion in the nation's 83 largest urban areas lead to more than 2,200 premature deaths in the U.S. last year

May 27, 2011 - Industry News

Shipments Begin from Continental's Flat Tread Production Facility in Mexico


Continental Tire the Americas has begun shipments of its flat precure treads from a new central manufacturing plant in Morelia, Mexico, with plans to eventually distribute the products throughout the Americas

May 27, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Predicts a Good Decade Ahead for the Trucking Industry

American Trucking Associations predicted a bright future for the trucking industry in its Freight Transportation Forecast to 2022. Following the worst recession in the post-war era, the economy and freight transportation are finally growing again. In the forecast report, the ATA said the trucking has a good decade of growth ahead.

May 27, 2011 - Industry News

Joplin Missouri in Need of Trailer Storage

Joplin-based Con-way Truckload is supplying empty trailers for storage space in stricken Joplin, but calls for more

May 26, 2011 - Industry News

Reefer Freight Up 7 Percent Last Week

Last week's refrigerated van freight rose 7 percent last week over the previous week on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards in response to seasonal produce demands. Dry van and flatbed freight rose 0.5 percent over the previous week

May 26, 2011 - Industry News

PCS Software Releases Rate Report Service

PCS Software added the Rate Report Service to PCS Express Transportation Management Systems

May 26, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA Launches Professional Development Webinar Course

From June 13 to July 28, NAFA Fleet Management Association will conduct a six-week webinar course to help fleet managers cultivate their leadership skills

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Tonnage Falls in April; Analysts Still Upbeat on Freight Growth

The American Trucking Associations' tonnage index fell 0.7 percent in April after gaining a revised 1.9 percent in March 2011, as durable goods orders slowed, but freight levels are predicted to continue moderate growth

Tags: Economy

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Oregon Brake Bill Fades Away

An Oregon bill that would have required the elimination of copper in motor vehicle brakes won't go any further this session

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Wilson Trucking Gets the Keys to 500,000th Volvo Truck Assembled in U.S.

Wilson Trucking bought both the 500,000th Volvo and 1st Volvo produced in the U.S.

Volvo Trucks Wednesday presented Wilson Trucking Corporation of Fishersville, Va., with the keys to a brand new Volvo VNL 300, the 500,000th Volvo truck assembled in the United States

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Supports Mandate for Electronic Logging Devices - With Caveats

American Trucking Associations told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration it supports the agency's proposal to require motor carriers to install devices to record drivers' hours of service electronically, but urged the agency to address important device design and performance requirements

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

NICB Releases 2010 Report on Cargo Theft

The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued its 2010 National Cargo Theft report, finding that electronics and food are the most common loads targeted by thieves

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Vinity Soft Releases Vehicle Fleet Manager 3.0

Vinity Soft released a new version of Vehicle Fleet Manager vehicle management software

May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Relief Efforts Under Way Following Joplin Tornado

A massive tornado tossed trucks about at the Flying J in Joplin, Mo. Photo by Shane Kirk.

Relief efforts are under way after an EF5 tornado struck Joplin, Mo., early Sunday, claiming at least 123 lives and leveling thousands of homes. Jeff Nene, senior director of public relations at Convoy of Hope, a disaster relief organization headquartered in nearby Springfield, Mo., has visited disaster zones around the world and said this is among the worst he's ever seen

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth to Open Green Dealership In Oklahoma City

MHC Kenworth will officially unveil the second largest, and most environmentally friendly, dealership in its network on Thursday in Oklahoma City

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Opens Tire Care and Lube Center in St. Joseph, Missouri

Love's Travel Stops opened a tire care and lube center in St. Joseph, Mo

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Begins Using Renewable Biodiesel at Major U.S. Hub

The United Parcel Service began using biodiesel blends at its hub in Louisville, Ky., this month.

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

FUSO Canter FE/FG Series Work Trucks Arrive at US Ports

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America announced that new Fuso 2012 model Canter FE Series medium-duty commercial trucks began arriving from Japan at ports in Baltimore, Jacksonville, San Diego and Tacoma in April

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