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January 24, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Freight Up Year-over-Year in December; Reefer Rates Down

In December 2010, TransCore's market research shows a 55 percent increase in spot market freight availability, compared to December '09. Freight volume for each of the last six months has surpassed the highest level since 2005, a peak year for spot market volume

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

Moving Association Honors Safe Fleets, Drivers

The nation's top moving van operators and safest company fleets have been honored by the American Moving & Storage Association

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Up Again This Week

Diesel prices rose again this week for the eighth week in a row, to a national average of $3.43 per gallon, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy. That's the highest level since Oct. 27, 2008

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Touts Results of Diesel Cleanup

A broad range of projects targeting freight transport, funded by state bond money and administered by the California Air Resources Board and air districts, has slashed emissions along trade corridors and near ports, cutting pollution from trucks, trains and ships

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Suggests Alternative Approach to Safety Compliance

Onboard electronic recorders to track driver logs are among the technology and techniques that could be used for an Alternative Compliance program.

A trucking industry research group has put together a concept for how carriers might improve their safety performance without following traditional compliance requirements

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

HDRG Names Camerota Truck Parts the 2011 Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association awarded Camerota Truck Parts, Enfield, Conn., its Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award

January 23, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Founders Look Back, Forward During 25th Anniversary Event

U.S. Xpress Enterprises celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first load of freight Friday - but its co-chairmen said it would be very difficult to duplicate their accomplishments in today's business and regulatory environment

January 23, 2011 - Industry News

New York DOT Official Charged with Accepting Bribes

A DOT official in New York State has been charged with taking bribes from the trucking companies he was supposed to be inspecting

January 23, 2011 - Industry News

Clinton to Talk about Cross-Border Trucking in Mexico Meetings

Cross-border trucking will be one of the things on the agenda today as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Mexico's foreign minister in Mexico today

January 23, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Official to Speak at Mid-West Truck Show

Attendees to the Opening Session of the Mid-West Truckers Association Convention & Truck Show on Feb. 4 in Peoria, Ill., will hear the latest on a wide variety of truck regulations from FMCSA Associate Administrator Anne Collins

Tags: Events

January 23, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Mounts Assault on HOS Proposal

American Trucking Associations is gearing up a multi-front campaign to stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposal to change the hours of service rules

January 21, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar's Terblanche Keynote Speaker For NAFA's 2011 I&E

Shane Terblanche, vice president and general manager for Navistar Electric Vehicles, will provide a keynote address at the NAFA Fleet Management Association's 2011 Institute & Expo in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, April 10

Tags: Events

January 21, 2011 - Industry News

Heartland Express 4Q Earnings Up 44%

Heartland Express, North Liberty, Iowa, reported revenues up 13 percent and net income up 44 percent for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to a year earlier. For 2010, revenues and net income were both up about 9 percent from 2009

January 21, 2011 - Industry News

Betts, Vipar Ink Supply Agreement

Betts Spring Company, Fresno, Calif., announced a supply agreement with Vipar Heavy Duty, a leading distribution network serving the heavy-duty transportation sector

January 20, 2011 - Industry News

ABF Appeals YRC-Teamsters Decision

ABF Freight System is taking its challenge to competitor YRC's deal with the Teamsters union to the U.S. Court of Appeals

January 20, 2011 - Industry News

Facebook, YouTube Campaign Urges Americans to Tell Congress about Transportation Needs

As Congress begins work on a new transportation bill, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials this week launched a social media campaign to generate public opinion about what priorities should be included

Tags: Highways

January 20, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Express U.S. Makes LEED Certification Standard for New Buildings

FedEx Express has made LEED Certification the standard for newly-built U.S. facilities. LEED, the green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the leading benchmark for buildings that are designed, constructed and operated sustainably

January 20, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Says New Windsor Detroit Bridge Key to Economic Development

In his State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made it clear that building a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit, as recommended by the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) process, will be a key component of his economic renewal plan for Michigan

Tags: Highways

January 20, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Distracted Driving

At an event marking the one-year anniversary of FocusDriven, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for victims of distracted driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday reaffirmed his commitment to putting an end to distracted driving

January 20, 2011 - Industry News

Economic Recovery Bringing Renewed Congestion Growth

If the recession had you thinking congestion was getting better, think again. (Photo courtesy Michelin.)

After two years of slight declines in overall traffic congestion - attributable to the economic downturn and high fuel prices - leading indicators suggest that as the economy rebounds, traffic problems are doing the same. While 2008 was the best year for commuters in at least a decade, the problem again began to grow in 2009

Tags: Highways

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Announces Meritor Aftermarket Services Business

ArvinMeritor announced it will offer multiple logistics services to customers through a new business segment called Meritor Aftermarket Services

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

Nissan Officially Enters Commercial Vehicle Market in North America

The Canton facility, originally opened in 2003, underwent a two-year, $118 million expansion to accommodate production of the new Nissan NV.

Nissan North America officially launched production of its all-new 2012 Nissan NV commercial van with Job One ceremonies at its expanded Canton, Miss., assembly facility

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Shows Unseasonably Strong Loads and Capacity

Both truck loads and truck capacity increased on the spot freight market last week

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

Henderson Trucking Opens St. Louis Facility

Earl L. Henderson Trucking formally opened a new facility in the St. Louis area this week, and has also ordered 183 new Freightliner Cascadia tractors

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

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