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May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Opens Tire Care and Lube Center in St. Joseph, Missouri

Love's Travel Stops opened a tire care and lube center in St. Joseph, Mo

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Begins Using Renewable Biodiesel at Major U.S. Hub

The United Parcel Service began using biodiesel blends at its hub in Louisville, Ky., this month.

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

FUSO Canter FE/FG Series Work Trucks Arrive at US Ports

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America announced that new Fuso 2012 model Canter FE Series medium-duty commercial trucks began arriving from Japan at ports in Baltimore, Jacksonville, San Diego and Tacoma in April

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Secretary LaHood Announces Success of Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program

Commercial carriers and truck drivers conducted 380,000 pre-employment driver safety record searches during the first year of the DOT's new Pre-Employment Screening Program

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Presidential Memorandum Requires Federal Fleet to Move to Alternative Fuels

President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum Tuesday directing federal agencies to lead by example in fuel efficiency and innovative technology, including buying 100 percent alternative fuel vehicles by 2015 and a 30 percent decrease in petroleum consumption by 2020

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Bill Draws Critics

Criticism over legislation that would offer tax incentives for natural gas vehicles is intensifying, which may make it more difficult for the bill's supporters to accomplish the goal of a vote on the measure before the August recess

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

Joplin Tornado Kills 116; HOS Rules Lifted in Response; Non-Emergency Vehicles Barred from Entry

[CORRECTED] A tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., on Sunday evening killed 116 people, tying for second deadliest in the United States since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1950. About 18,000 of the city's population of 50,500, 35 percent, are without power, leading state officials to ask truckers and other travelers to avoid fueling up in the area

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

PacLease Adds Four New Locations

Paccar Leasing Company continues to expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of four locations in the United States

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Market Truck Capacity Hits Highest Levels in Six Months

For the week ending May 14, spot market truck capacity recorded the highest volume for a single week in the past six months as truck availability increased 8 percent nationwide on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Launches Eco Website Dedicated to Alternative Vehicles

GE Capital Fleet Services launched a new interactive eco website dedicated to alternative vehicles and services

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Fall; Oil Drops Due to Strengthening Dollar

On-highway diesel prices fell by 6.4 cents nationally, an even larger decrease than last week. National average prices are once again below $4 per gallon, but just barely at $3.997

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

Tornado Tears Through Joplin, Mo.

Overturned trucks at Flying J truckstop near Joplin, Mo.

A tornado tore through downtown Joplin, Mo., Sunday evening around 6 p.m. killing at least 89 people and destroying some 2,000 homes and other buildings, damaging a Flying J truckstop and Con-way Truckload's headquarters

May 22, 2011 - Industry News

3PL Market Growing Strong

A new report predicts that 3PLs (like Menlo Logistics, pictured here) will see a 10 percent increase in revenue this year.

Most third-party logistics providers got back on track in 2010 and are sprinting in 2011, according to a new report released by Armstrong & Associates

May 22, 2011 - Industry News

Deadline Postponed for No-Defect DVIRs on Intermodal Equipment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the date when no-defect driver vehicle inspection reports will be required on intermodal equipment

Tags: Intermodal

May 22, 2011 - Industry News

Manufacturing and Housing Slide in April, Total Production Unchanged

The latest gauge on the manufacturing sector showed that production contracted 0.5 percent in April, the first month-to-month decline since June 2009. However, total industrial production, which includes mining and utilities in addition to manufacturing, was unchanged during the month

Tags: Economy

May 20, 2011 - Industry News

Mack to Increase Production, Hire 300 at Pennsylvania Plant to Meet Increased Demand

Mack Trucks announced that due to increased demand for the Mack Pinnacle, the company will boost production at its Macungie, Pa., truck plant in August and hire approximately 300 people to support the increase

May 19, 2011 - Industry News

CN Increases Capacity at Toronto-area Intermodal Terminal

CN Rail has announced a series of capacity improvements to accommodate growing container volumes at its Brampton Intermodal Terminal, located north of Toronto

Tags: Intermodal

May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Group Urges CVSA to Count "Screen/Triage" Inspections

The Canadian Trucking Alliance urged the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to record 'screen' or 'triage' inspections on a carrier's profile

May 19, 2011 - Industry News

TMW Acquires Routing and Scheduling Software Provider Appian

TMW Systems has acquired Appian Logistics Software, with offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Champions of Change Roundtable Discusses Transportation Issues

The Transportation Champions of Change

The White House kicked off National Transportation Week on Monday, May 16, with a 'Champions of Change' roundtable discussion about transportation issues

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Opens Aftermarket Distribution Center

SAF-Holland announced the opening of its new 85,000-square-foot Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Penske Expands Service Offerings in Temecula, Calif.

Penske Truck Leasing opened a new 16,000-square-foot building in Temecula, Calif

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Order Backlog Reaches 55-Month High

North American Class 8 orders totaled 38,100 units in April, according to ACT Research. This was up more than 31 percent from the level set in March and over 157 percent above previous year

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Opposes Efforts to Regulate Detention Time

The American Trucking Associations says detention time is an issue to be negotiated between carriers and shippers, and the federal government should stay out of it

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Outlook Dim for Highway Reauthorization

There is practically no chance that Congress will approve any increase in infrastructure investment this year, and only a small chance that it will pass any highway legislation at all - other than an extension of the current program that might have to include funding cuts on the order of 30 percent

Tags: Highways

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