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February 9, 2011 - Industry News

New Program Aims to Jump-Start Truckstop Electrification

Jubitz Travel Center in Portland, Ore, has been providing Shorepower electrified parking spaces since 2008.

A truckstop electrification project is using a combination of federal grants and private funding to build truck electrification hookups at 50 locations on five major Interstate corridors, and will offer incentives for fleets to have 5,000 trucks outfitted with the equipment needed to plug in

February 8, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's North American Freight Index Records Highest January Volumes Ever

January spot-market freight availability increased 62 percent over January 2010 volumes, according to TransCore's North American Freight Index

Tags: Economy

February 8, 2011 - Industry News

Intermodal Haulers Post Record-setting Year in 2010

ISO Container movements posted an 18.5 percent increase over 2009 levels. (Photo by Jim Park)

A near 17-percent surge in volume in the fourth quarter pushed 2010 intermodal volumes up by 14.7 percent overall for the year, says Intermodal Association of North America

Tags: Intermodal

February 8, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois GPS Task Force Finds Truck-Specific Data Difficult to Access

Accurate data will keep large trucks on approved roadways and away from hazards – such as low bridges.

Truckers using various GPS systems to navigate around the State of Illinois do not always have access to accurate and up-to-date truck-specific routing information

Tags: Highways

February 8, 2011 - Industry News

Tenstreet Offers Free Motor Carrier Fax Number Directory

Tenstreet LLC has just launched an online directory of motor carrier fax numbers to make it easier for companies to contact previous employers

February 8, 2011 - Industry News

Pegasus TransTech Enables Drivers to Provide Instant HOS Feedback

In response to requests from a number of its fleet customers, Pegasus TransTech is providing drivers with a free and easy method to provide feedback to the Department of Transportation concerning the proposed hours of service (HOS) regulation changes

February 8, 2011 - Industry News

DOE Projects Diesel to Average $3.43 This Year

The Department of Energy's monthly fuel price projections continue to rise in lockstep with the price of crude oil and diesel fuel. The monthly projection for February, up 3 cents from the January forecast, sees diesel fuel averaging $3.43 for 2011 and $3.51 for 2012

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Hits $3.51 in Tenth Straight Weekly Increase

Diesel prices continued their upward trend this week, rising an alarming 7.5 cents to hit a new post-2008 high of $3.513

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Says Average Linehaul Rate Back to December Level of $1.55 per Mile

A 2.1 percent increase in flatbed rates nationwide brought the average line haul rate back up to December levels of $1.55 per mile, according to TransCore Truckload Trendline

Tags: Economy

February 7, 2011 - Industry News

Land Span Offers Teams Availability Bonus

Land Span Inc. recently launched its availability bonus program to team company drivers, offering them more flexibility and control over their earnings

February 7, 2011 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Partners with uDrove to Offer Special Incentive Program

Fikes Truck Line has partnered with uDrove LLC, which provides electronic hours of service solutions and paperwork replacement programs for the transportation industry, to offer a special incentive program for its owner-operators

February 7, 2011 - Industry News

NHTSA Administrator David Strickland to Keynote Green Truck Summit

David Strickland, who as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sets policy for motor vehicle safety and fuel economy standards, will give the keynote address at the 2011 Green Truck Summit Monday, March 7

Tags: Events

February 7, 2011 - Industry News

Budget Debate Begins with Proposal to Cut Transport Programs

House Budget Committee Chairman Hal Rogers kicked off this year's budget process with a plan that includes a 17 percent cut for highway and housing programs. The Kentucky Republican said that the $74 billion in overall cuts his committee envisions constitute a responsible and prudent level of funding for the rest of the fiscal year

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

"New Vision" for U.S.-Canada Border

President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met last week to kick off a longer-term negotiation on border issues. The two signed a pact Friday calling for greater U.S.-Canada cooperation in trade and security

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Analysis of CSA Numbers Shows More Carriers Have Alerts than under SafeStat

In its analysis of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new CSA program data, TransCore found that there are significant state and regional differences in particular BASIC scores and that more carriers have alerts under CSA than they did under the previous SafeStat figures

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

January Cass Freight Index up 27% Year Over Year

According to the Cass Freight Index, freight shipments declined in January for the second consecutive month, but were higher than levels for the same period in 2010.

Tags: Economy

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Reports Year-over-Year Improvement in Fourth Quarter

YRC Worldwide reported net income of $23 million and $0.49 earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2010, including a $52 million benefit from an income tax settlement

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

McLeod Software Experiences Record Growth

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., has completed its fiscal year with a new record for sales growth. The company's 2010 fiscal year shows a 56 percent sales increase over 2009

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

Ancra to Distribute Goldline, Silverline Tarp Straps

Ancra International has been named worldwide master distributor for Goldline and Silverline brand Tarp Straps

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Safety Award Continues in 2011

Again this year, two fleets in North America will be recognized for their commitment to safety through the 2011 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The honorees will each receive $25,000 to be used in their safety-related activities

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

Mac Tools to Sell Noregon's JPro

Columbus, Ohio-based Mac Tools is now distributing Noregon Systems JPro Fleet Products diagnostic tools

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

Mesilla Valley Reports on Aero TrailerTail Results

Fuel savings of about 0.4 mile per gallon and minimal maintenance costs for Trailer Tail aerodynamic fairings are reported so far by Mesilla Valley Transportation, which last began retrofitting the folding boat tail devices to its trailer fleet

February 4, 2011 - Industry News

Loves to Open 20 New Locations in 2011

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores plans to spend $230 million on new travel stops and improvements to current locations this year

February 3, 2011 - Industry News

Mica Announces Transportation Bill Field Hearings, Public Forums

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) announced the locations for a series of national field hearings and public forums on pending major surface transportation legislation

February 3, 2011 - Industry News

Roadrunner Buys Morgan Southern

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Cudahy, Wis., has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Morgan Southern Inc. for approximately $20 million in cash

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