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June 20, 2011 - Industry News

Oregon Governor Signs Idling Reduction Law

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber signed HB 2081, an idling reduction bill, into law on June 16. The new law means that trucks will not be allowed to idle more than five minutes in any 60 minute period, with some exceptions

June 20, 2011 - Industry News

Penske Opens Garner, N.C. Location

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new $3.3 million facility in Garner, N.C., located at 100 Laurensfield Court, in the Greenfield South Business Park

June 20, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again; Crude Levels Off with European Debt Worries

On-highway diesel prices resumed their decline last week after a slight uptick the previous week. Nationally, prices came down 0.4 cents to land at $3.95 per gallon. The small decrease did not make up for the previous week's bump of 1.4 cents, but is perhaps an indication of price stabilization

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 20, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Looking at More Changes to Reefer Rules

The California Air Resources Board will hold a third workshop to discuss potential changes to its existing Transport Refrigeration Unit regulation

June 19, 2011 - Industry News

Deadline Nears for Flexible Compliance Option for California Trailer Regs

Large fleets that operate 53-foot box-type trailers in California are strongly advised to visit the California Air Resources Board website before July 1, 2011 to register their trailers and take advantage of the flexible phase-in option to comply with California's Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas regulation

June 17, 2011 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Order Backlog Continues to Grow

North American Class 8 net orders, while below April's overheated intake, were still 77 percent about the same month last year, continuing to fuel growth in the industry backlog

June 17, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces New Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Members

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration named five new members to its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee

June 17, 2011 - Industry News

HDAW 2012 Announces Theme, Leadership

Organizers of the seventh annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week announced the leadership team for the conference, to be held January 23-26, 2012, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, with the theme "Corporate Culture: The Foundation for Success.

Tags: Events

June 16, 2011 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Tougher Guidelines for SCR Engines

The pollution control systems most engine manufacturers used to meet 2010 emission standards have been effective, but technical developments justify tougher guidelines, says the Environmental Protection Agency

June 16, 2011 - Industry News

PTDI Revises Training Standards

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has revised its standards for entry-level drivers and driver training courses. Revisions include ease of use, updated terminology, more flexible standards, and inclusion of advancements in technology

June 16, 2011 - Industry News

PressurePro Participating in FMCSA's Wireless Inspection Program

Advantage PressurePro announced its participation in the Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Program with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Oak Ridge National Labs

June 16, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Close to Flat through July

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to remain at about the same levels as last year through July before starting to resume increases later this summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates

Tags: Intermodal

June 15, 2011 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Service's Lease Program to Pay $1 Million in Bonuses To Contractors

Anderson Trucking Service will pay out $1 million in bonuses to drivers who have successfully completed a one-year lease with the Minnesota-based trucking company

June 15, 2011 - Industry News

Networkfleet Connect Integrates Fleet Management with Garmin Navigation

Networkfleet, a wireless fleet management company, released Networkfleet Connect, a set of field management capabilities that integrate with compatible Garmin navigation devices

June 15, 2011 - Industry News

Some Trucks to be Temporarily Banned from U.S. 93 in Boulder City During Construction

After compromising with Arizona and federal government officials, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced plans to temporarily ban some trucks from U.S. 93 in Boulder City

Tags: Highways

June 15, 2011 - Industry News

CVSA Urges Congress to Lift Ban on Enroute Bus Inspections, Look at Bus Driver HOS Regs

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance urged Congress to lift the current restriction in the law that prohibits enroute bus inspections and pledged to immediately encourage all state members to take aggressive enforcement action when warranted

June 15, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Costs of Trucking Report: Drivers, Fuel Largest Expense

The American Transportation Research Institute released the findings of its 2011 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking

June 15, 2011 - Industry News

Floods Close I-29 South of Iowa 2

Missouri River flooding prompted the Iowa and Missouri departments of transportation this afternoon to officially closed Interstate 29 from exit 10 (Iowa 2) in Iowa to the U.S. 136 interchange (exit 110) near Rock Port, Mo

Tags: Highways

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Wants to Extend Paper Medical Certificate Requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants extend the requirement that truck drivers keep a paper copy of their medical certificate with them when they're on the job. That requirement was supposed to end in 2012 when a new reporting system is scheduled to be in place, but in a proposed rule published yesterday, the agency said it wants the requirement to stay in place until January 30, 2014

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

Stage is Set for Long Run-Up in Class 8 Vehicle Demand

Despite some recent easing in freight growth and a softening in the path of the U.S. economy, demand for commercial vehicles continues to be strong

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

Carrier Survey Says Expectations Still Strong

More than 80 percent of responding carriers expect increasing volumes in the year ahead, the third highest level reported in the survey.

The recent Second Quarter Business Expectations Survey completed by Transport Capital Partners found more than 80 percent of the carriers responding were expecting volume increases within the next 12 months

Tags: Economy

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Withdrawal of Hazardous Materials Loading and Unloading Proposal

In comments filed with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, American Trucking Associations asked the agency to withdraw its proposal to regulate the loading and unloading of hazardous materials in order to conduct needed research

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

SSA Schedules 2011 Convention, Succession Planning Seminar

The Service Specialists Association's 2011 Convention to be held at the Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 13-15

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Rehabilitates Two Bridges on I-270

The Maryland State Highway Administration is rehabilitating two bridges on northbound and southbound I-270 over MD 80 (Fingerboard Road) and Bennett Creek in Frederick County

Tags: Highways

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Index Sets Record

TransCore's North American Freight Index marked the fifth consecutive month with the highest same-month spot market freight availability in its 15-year history, up 10 percent compared to one year ago

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