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March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Louisville Gears up for 40th Annual Mid-America Trucking Show

The 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show opens Thursday, March 31, celebrating its 40th anniversary. MATS will be held March 31-April 1 at Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., with close to 1,000 exhibitors, seminars, a truck beauty contest and a number of special events

Tags: Events

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Fall, but Shipments Up

Orders for manufactured goods fell in February, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, but shipments were up slightly

Tags: Economy

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania State Police Place 131 Trucks Out of Service During 'Operation FracNET'

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 131 trucks out of service during a two-day enforcement effort focusing on commercial vehicles hauling waste water from Marcellus shale natural gas drilling operations in the stat

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider Increases Van Owner-Operator Compensation

Schneider National is increasing compensation for its van owner-operators by $0.05 per mile. Under the new lease, owner-operators will earn $0.95 per mile (up to $1.65/mile with short haul premiums) plus fuel surcharge

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Two Tire Associations Ready to Serve Retread Industry

The tire industry got a bit of a shock last fall when the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau let Harvey Brodsky go. David Stevens has filled the managing director position held by Brodsky for years at TRIB, and Brodsky has started a new advocacy group for retreaders called the Retread Tire Association

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB Will Hold Review Forum For Truck and Bus Safety Progess

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public forum on truck and bus safety May 10-11 in Washington, D.C., to review the progress that has been made since the NTSB held a series of public hearings on the matter back in 1999-2000

Tags: Events

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

APRA Schedules Transmission Remanufacturing Group Clinics

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association will hold a combined Heavy Duty Transmission Clinic and a Volume Transmission Remanufacturing Group Clinic on Thursday and Friday, May 12-13, at the Hilton Philadelphia Airport Hotel in Philadelphia

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March 23, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Prices Near 30-Month High

Events in Libya prompted crude oil prices to clime to a near-30-month high Wednesday as concern mounted that attacks on Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's troops, as well as protest in Syria, would disrupt oil supplies

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 23, 2011 - Industry News

Daimler CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at 2011 ACT EXPO

President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, Martin Daum, will deliver the keynote address on Friday, May 6, at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, Calif

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March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Names Award Winners

The Work Truck Show 2011 awarded the Editors' Choice award to Dakota Bodies, and the Green Award to Energy Xtreme. The Work Truck Show 2011 was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 8-10

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March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Say Biodiesel Mandate Costs Outweigh Benefits

The 4,500-member Canadian Trucking Alliance says the Canadian government needs to re-think its approach to a national biodiesel mandate set to kick in on July

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA to Host Alternative Fuel Conference

The National Association of Fleet Administrators Michigan chapter, in partnership with the Clean Energy Coalition, will hold its inaugural Alternative Fuel Conference March 24, at the Roush Automotive Collection in Livonia, Mich

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March 22, 2011 - Industry News

LXE Introduces Thor Vehicle-Mount Computer

LXE, part of EMS Technologies' Global Resource Management business unit, launched the Thor vehicle-mount computer.

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 2.9 Percent in February

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.9 percent in February after increasing a revised 3.5 percent in January 2011

Tags: Economy

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Dillon Transport To Build Natural Gas Fueling Station

Clean Energy Fuels has signed an agreement with contract freight carrier Dillon Transport to build, operate and supply an LNG/CNG fueling station on Dillon-owned property in Dallas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Marty Stuart to Headline at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, announced that Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives will be performing at the 32nd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 14

Tags: Events

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's Canadian Freight Index Continues to Climb, Sets New Record

TransCore's Canadian Freight Index sets another record for spot market freight volume with a month-over-month increase of 11 percent, despite February being a short month

Tags: Economy

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

FHWA Launches New Bridge Safety Initiative

A bridge snooper inspects a bridge. (Photo by Missouri DOT)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new bridge oversight initiative that will let the Federal Highway Administration more closely monitor how states are performing their bridge inspections and maintenance

March 22, 2011 - Industry News

Holland Hiring Drivers

Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, plans to hire nearly 1,000 drivers this year. Building on strong fourth quarter performance, the company is preparing for further increases in shipments

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

Break in Price Rise Streak for On-Highway Diesel, Crude Rises

Fuel prices dropped slightly but are still hovering near $4 per gallon in many areas. (Photo by Jim Park)

The U.S. average on-highway price for diesel fuel dropped by a tenth of a cent to $3.907 over last week, according to the Department of Energy. The marginal decrease broke a 15-week streak in diesel price increases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

ACOFAS to Host CSA Technician Training Session

The March 30 deadline is nearing for registration for the April 19-20 ACOFAS Technician Training Clinic on the government's new CSA truck safety enforcement regime

Tags: Events

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

Central Michigan Kenworth Opens New Location in Saginaw

Central Michigan Kenworth has opened a full-service Kenworth dealership in Saginaw, Mich., providing access from U.S. Interstate 75

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

Texas To Get PrePass This Summer

The Texas Department of Public Safety is equipping five of its truck inspection facilities at three locations with PrePass commercial vehicle safety technology starting this summer

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

NTEA, NAFA Enter Into Endorsement Agreement

The National Truck Equipment Association has entered into an endorsement agreement with The NAFA Fleet Management Association, where each association will cross-promote the other's certification programs to mutually benefit the membership

March 21, 2011 - Industry News

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for 2010

Surface transportation trade between the United States and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, increased by 24.3 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, reaching $791 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

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