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July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Dealer Techs Compete in Service-Technician Rodeo

Luc Ouellet

Tom Marty and Luc Ouellet took home the Top Service Technician Awards at the 2011 Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Chesapeake Energy Announces Major Investment to Help Natural Gas Demand

Chesapeake Energy will divert part of its drilling budget toward projects that will instead stimulate increased natural gas demand.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. unveiled a plan to help the transportation industry transition to America's own abundant supplies of natural gas and oil

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Asks Motor Carriers to Weigh in on CSA

The American Transportation Research Institute launched a survey to identify the impact of CSA on trucking operations, as well as carrier perceptions and attitudes toward FMCSA's new regulatory program

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

WSDOT I-5 Lane Closure for Week of July 18

Washington State officials have pushed back the date of a major 87-hour Interstate 5 lane closure, according to the state Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Remains Flat; Upturn Expected

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is staying at about the same levels as last year this summer, but is expected to resume increases in the fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates

Tags: Intermodal

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Program Shows Enforcement, Education Curb Distracted Driving

Two pilot projects found dramatic reductions in distracted driving resulting from increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

TA Gives $30,000 to Trucker's Development & Relief Fund

TravelCenters of America presented a $30,000 check to The St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Launches App

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum launched an app that will give virtual visitors the opportunity to explore the museums vintage truck exhibits

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Association Launched to Help Minority Truckers Enter, Grow Business

Small-business truckers can often use some help, especially these days, with credit tight, fuel prices high, and a changing trucking landscape where the big guys are morphing from trucking companies into full-fledged transportation logistics providers. Even more so if you're a minority, one former trucker believes

July 11, 2011 - Industry News

Teamsters, YRCW Approve Key Component in Restructuring Plan

The Teamsters, lenders and embattled LTL YRC Worldwide approved final terms for an asset-based lending facility, which will provide part of the necessary ongoing operational liquidity for the company as it moves ahead with its restructuring plan

July 11, 2011 - Industry News

Women in Trucking Helps Create Forums to Recruit Women in Transportation Careers

Thanks in part to efforts by the Women in Trucking Association, two online dialogues will be held focusing on recruitment of women for blue-collar transportation jobs

July 11, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Spikes, Crude Drops as Uncertainty Shadows World Economy

On-highway diesel prices rose sharply last week following several weeks of consistent, moderate decline, while crude oil futures settled lower

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 11, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider Creates 300 New Jobs in South Central U.S.

Schneider National is immediately hiring 300 professional truck drivers in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico for its growing Dedicated and Bulk tanker divisions. The company's growth in the area is fueled by new, booming business with leading energy companies in the oil industry

July 11, 2011 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Financial to Provide Financing Services to Mitsubishi Fuso

Daimler Truck Financial has reached an agreement with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to begin providing financial products and services for more than 175 MFTA dealers and their customers in the United States

July 11, 2011 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Launches WhatisCSA.com

J.B. Hunt Transport Services launched a new website, www.WhatisCSA.com, to help share information about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA safety initiative, Compliance, Safety, Accountability

July 10, 2011 - Industry News

As Tire Prices Rise, Association Warns of Casing Shortage

The Retread Tire Association is warning of a severe shortage of retreadable truck tires, also known as casings, as the first week of July saw another round of tire price hikes

July 8, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland to Close Lanes on Southbound I-95 in Greenbelt starting July 13

Beginning Wednesday night, July 13, the Maryland State Highway Administration will close up to three lanes on southbound I-95/I-495 on the Capital Beltway at the MD 201 Bridge, Kenilworth Avenue, weather permitting

Tags: Highways

July 8, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Up Over Month, Year

In June 2011, TransCore's spot freight index marked the sixth consecutive month with the highest same-month spot market freight availability. June also recorded the second-highest volume of any single month in the 15-year history of the Index

Tags: Economy

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

ABF Can Proceed with Suit Against YRC, Teamsters

A court has ruled that ABF can proceed in its lawsuit against YRC and the Teamsters that claims the deal the struggling LTL truck with the union in its restructuring plan isn't fair to other companies that are part of the National Master Freight Agreement

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2011 Saw Lowest Out-of-Service Rates Ever

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Roadcheck 2011 produced the lowest out-of-service rates recorded in its history

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

House Panel Unveils Highway Proposal

The starting point for reauthorization of the federal highway law in the House is a six-year vision - not a bill yet - of a dramatically smaller program that seeks to leverage federal funds by giving states more flexibility. At a briefing on Capitol Hill, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., unveiled the outlines of a $230 billion measure that relies solely on the money that's available through the Highway Trust Fund

Tags: Highways

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins Pays $500,000 in Penalties to California, EPA

The California Air Resources Board today announced that Cummins paid $500,000 for failing to properly retest its engines already in use

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

TA Opens New Petro Stopping Center in Raphine, Va.

TravelCenters of America, owner of Petro Stopping Centers, has opened its newest Petro full-service travel center

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

Most Carriers Expect Driver Pay to Increase This Year

Two thirds of carriers expect driver wage increases of 1-5% in the recent Second Quarter Business Expectations Survey by Transport Capital Partners

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

ABF, UPS Hike Rates by 6.9%

Both ABF and UPS separately decided to raise shipping rates, averaging 6.9% for each company

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