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December 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Changes to CSA 2010 Severity Weights

As part of its ongoing effort to improve CSA 2010, ATA submitted a comprehensive letter to FMCSA, Nov. 29, suggesting additional changes to the Agency's evolving program

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

Canadian Customs Phasing Out "77YY" Itinerant Carrier Code

CBSA's eManifest initiative will change the way carriers file data when bringing cargo into Canada. (Photo by Jim Park)

As part of the implementation of its new eManifest initiative, Canada Border Services Agency is urging motor carriers to ensure they have their own unique identifier known as a carrier code

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Rings Alarm Bell on Pending Hours of Service Proposal

The American Trucking Associations is concerned that FMCSA does not have justification for making the changes to hours of service that ATA anticipates. (Photo by Jim Park)

American Trucking Associations is alarmed about proposed changes in hours of service regulations it sees coming from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and today will launch a website to coordinate an industry response

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Honored with Community Service Award

Navistar International received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 2010 U.S. Community Service Award for an employee-to-volunteer effort spearheaded by the company's Navistar Diesel of Alabama engine plant

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Increasing Build Rate

Paccar is reportedly bringing back workers to its Renton, Wash., Kenworth plant as it increases its production of on-highway trucks

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Swift Announces $942.6 Million IPO

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., plans to go public, selling 67.3 million shares for $13 to $15 each

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

DERA Reauthorization Makes Progress in Senate

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010, introduced Nov. 18, was passed out of committee Tuesday by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Fuel Economy, Emissions Proposal Ready for Comment

The docket is now open for comments on the federal proposal to establish national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy trucks

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Polk: Registrations up 10% Through September

New registrations for commercial trucks were up nearly 10 percent for the first nine months of the year compared to 2009

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Bulk Carriers Increases Owner-Operator Compensation

The tanker division at Schneider National, Schneider National Bulk Carriers, is increasing owner-operator compensation by 5 cents per mile. The new rate increases owner-operator compensation to $1.05 per mile, plus fuel surcharge, for loaded and unloaded miles

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Groups Sue to Halt CSA 2010 Safety Data Publication

Several groups of small trucking companies have sued to prevent publication of carriers' safety performance data under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

September North American Surface Trade up 19% from Year Earlier

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 19.3 percent higher in September 2010 than in September 2009

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Implementing Sleep Wellness Program

After a successful pilot program, Gordon Trucking is implementing a nationwide comprehensive sleep apnea screening and treatment program

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Lower, Oil Futures Higher

The average price of a gallon of diesel dropped for the second week in a row, but only by a less than a penny, according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre Joins Alliance Calling for Mandatory EOBRs

Dupre Logistics, Lafayette, La., has joined the recently formed Alliance for Driver Safety and Security, a group of trucking companies that is pushing legislation to mandate electronic onboard recorders

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

ATR Moves into New Reman Facility

Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing has moved into a new 100,000-square-foot remanufacturing plant in Mundelein, Ill

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach to Replace Aging Bridge

Last week, officials gathered at the Port of Long Beach to mark the start of a nearly $1 billion project to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge, a vital link between the West Coast's second busiest port and the city of Los Angeles

Tags: Intermodal

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Inspector General to Look Into FMCSA's Handling of New Entrants

The Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's response to National Transportation Safety Board recommendations to improve the New Entrant Safety Assurance Program

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

J.D. Power Survey Finds Big Differences in Medium-Duty Fuel Mileage

Differences in gas mileage among medium-duty trucks could translate into savings of more than $2,000 per truck per year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study released Monday

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Women In Trucking to Salute Women Behind the Wheel on ESPN

Viewers of the 2010 uDrove Humanitarian Bowl will see only women in a 30-second commercial promoting the trucking industry

Tags: Events

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Vehicle Sales Activity Slows; Prices Continue to Rise

The volume of sales of used heavy-duty (Class 8) commercial vehicles has slowed in recent months, declining 16 percent month-over-month in October according to ACT Research Co

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

Corridor Coalition Meets to Plot the Future of Interstate 81

Intermodal service along the I-80 corridor could help reduce highway congestion railroads say. -- photo by Jim Park

The Interstate 81 Corridor Coalition met in Hagerstown, Md., earlier this month to discuss daily operations along the 855-mile highway, and to shape its future

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

Global Transportation Merger/Acquisition Activity Flat

The number of merger and acquisition deals announced in the global transportation and logistics sector in the third quarter remained above the pace of 2009 and is about the same as the previous quarter

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

NTEA Names Steve Carey as Successor to Retiring ED Jim Carney

The National Truck Equipment Association board of trustees has named Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations, to replace long-time Executive Director Jim Carney

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

Alberta's Distracted Driving Bill Leaves CB Radios Turned On

Alberta says it has no issues with truckers using CB radios in the course of their duties. (Photo by Jim Park)

Truckers in the province of Alberta are breathing a sigh of relief. It turns out the government is not planning to take away their CB radios after all

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