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April 7, 2011 - Industry News

uShip Introduces Brokered Freight

Online transport marketplace uShip introduced brokered loads into its online freight exchange, allowing brokers and 3PLs to use its spot market exchange to connect with thousands of verified and rated carriers

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Fontaine to Open New Modification Service Center in Denton, Texas

Fontaine Modification Company, a provider of truck modification services for OEMs, dealers and fleets throughout North America, will open a new modification service center on May 1 in Denton, Texas

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

TCP Carrier Survey: Excellent Rates and Volumes Expected

The recent First Quarter Business Expectations Survey completed by Transport Capital Partners found 92 percent expecting volume increases in the next 12 months

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

2011 NAT GAS Act Introduced

A PG&E truck refuels with liquified natural gas. Companies like PG&E would have more incentives to invest in natural gas equipment under the NAT GAS Act.

The New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions of 2011, or NAT GAS, Act, was introduced Wednesday to provide incentives for the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel, the purchase of natural-gas-fueled vehicles, and the installation of natural gas vehicle refueling infrastructure

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Yancey Truck Centers Opens Macon, Ga., Location

Yancey Truck Centers opened its newest full-service International truck sales and service location in Macon, Ga. Located at 1320 Guy Paine Rd, Yancey Truck Centers' Macon store is the fifth Yancey Truck Centers store operating in the state

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Offers Special Compliance Option for California On-Road Fleets

The California Air Resources Board announced an early action compliance credit for trucking fleets that install a particulate filter by July 1, 2011, or that make a commitment to purchase a particulate filter by May 1, 2011

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Net Orders, Backlogs, Rise in March

Orders for Class 8 trucks in North America rose to about 29,000 in March, according to industry analysis and forecasting firms, more than 150 percent from a year ago

Tags: Economy

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder Acquires Portfolio of B.I.T. Leasing

Ryder System completed the acquisition of the lease, rental and maintenance portfolio of B.I.T. Leasing, a privately owned, 58-year-old full-service truck leasing and fleet services company headquartered in Hayward, Calif

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Receives EPA Certification for MaxxForce DT Mid-Range Diesel Engine At 0.39G NOx

Navistar International has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its 2011 model year MaxxForce DT mid-range diesel engine at 0.39 g/bHpHr NOx using Navistar's in-cylinder NOx reduction technology

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Makes Over $100 Million Available For Truck Clean-Up

The California Air Resources Board in coordination with six local air districts is offering $106 million in grant funding to help qualified diesel truck owners upgrade or replace their vehicles

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

Isuzu Resumes Japanese Truck Production

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that Isuzu Motors Limited was resuming production at its Fujisawa plant on April 5. The factory had been idled since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

Daily Express Offers Fuel Programs for Owner-Operators

Heavy haul and specialized trucking company Daily Express now offers fuel surcharge programs for its owner-operators.

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Points Out Outdated Rules to DOT

Responding to President Obama's call to help reduce the regulatory burden on U.S. businesses, the American Trucking Associations highlighted nine outdated, obsolete or onerous rules that the Department of Transportation should reconsider

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Rises; Crude Reaches 30-Month High

National on-highway diesel prices climbed for the second week in a row, rising 4.4 cents to $3.976. The national average is up almost 96 cents from last year

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's Truckload Rate Index Up in March

Following a three-month decline, truckload rates for refrigerated vans increased 2.2 percent on the spot market in March compared to February, according to TransCore's Truckload Rate Index

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Buying Midway Truck Parts

FleetPride is buying 13 Midway Truck Parts locations in Illinois and one in St. Louis, Mo

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Hub Group Acquires Exel Transportation Services

Hub Group has purchased Exel Transportation Services for $83 million before post-closing adjustments. ETS is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently under the name Mode Transportation

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Cold Train Intermodal Expects 300% Growth

The Pacific Northwest-Chicagoland Express Cold Train Intermodal Service is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Tags: Intermodal

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

EPA Streamlines Aftermarket Natural Gas Conversion

The federal government just made it easier to convert cars and trucks to run on natural gas

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Dates Announced

The 29th Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held June 2-4 at the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C

Tags: Events

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Fuel Economy Key Theme at Mid-America Show

While there weren't many big new product announcements at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, Ky., there was one theme that rang loud and clear through nearly every product introduction and enhancement announced: improved fuel economy, and as part of that, lighter weight

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Professor to Research Trucker Health

A professor at the University of Moncton in the Canadian province of New Brunswick is launching a study of the health habits of 1,000 truck drivers

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Highway Fatalities Lowest Ever Recorded

Despite Americans driving nearly 21 billion more miles last year, U.S. highway traffic fatalities dropped 3 percent from 2009 to the lowest levels in recorded history. The fatality rate also dropped, to 1.09 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT)

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Dubowick Elected TRALA Chairman

Terence Dubowick, national account manager for the Mack Leasing System and the Volvo Truck Leasing System, was unanimously chosen by his industry colleagues as 2011 - 2012 Chairman of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Oregon's Diesel Required to Contain 5% Biodiesel

Oregon is about to become the second state to require that most of the diesel sold there contain at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5), according to the National Biodiesel Board

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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