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September 13, 2010 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Supplying Carbon Offsets by Shifting Freight to Rail

J.B. Hunt Transport Services is part of a new partnership of corporations and environmentalists that announced a new initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gases and improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach, Innovative Chassis Pool Win Intermodal Achievement Award

Trucks entering a pier at the Port of Long Beach.

The Intermodal Association of North America named Direct ChassisLink and the Port of Long Beach as winners of the IANA Intermodal Achievement Award for 2010

Tags: Intermodal

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Coalition for Transportation Productivity Expands

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity, a group of more than 160 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, announced a merger with Americans for Safe and Efficient Transportation

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Trucker Profit Improvement Points to Continued Rebound in Commercial Vehicle Sector

A strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second calendar quarter is expected to fuel continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers, according to ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

New Business Focused on Improving Brake Performance

Elite Brake Company is a new commercial vehicle brake component supplier developing a full product line of brake block, brake lining, medium-duty hydraulic brake disc pads, heavy-duty air brake disc pad

September 12, 2010 - Industry News

Environmental Groups Call for 35% Improvement in Tractor-Trailer Fuel Efficiency

A coalition of nearly 20 environmental and science organizations sent a letter last week calling on President Obama to establish new vehicle pollution and fuel economy standards, including cutting fuel consumption from long-haul tractors pulling van trailers by 35 percent by model year 2017

September 12, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado Releases Study Detailing Solutions for I-70 West

A look at the future of the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor is now available for public viewing. For the next 60 days, the public can review and comment on the Revised Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, a document that presents a corridor vision, which includes a variety of transit and highway improvements, for I-70 between C-470 and Glenwood Springs

Tags: Highways

September 10, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Syracuse Branch

FleetPride officially opened their expanded facility in Syracuse. Left to right: Andy McDougal, FleetPride Area Manager; Bill Vingiano, FleetPride VP Northeast Region; Pat Hogan, Syracuse Common Councilor; Kevin Petrocci, FleetPride Area Sales Manager.

FleetPride recently celebrated the grand opening of the expanded Syracuse, N.Y., branch

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Fraudulent Medical Review Officer Sentenced

A man who acted as a Medical Review Officer on DOT-regulated drug tests without being a licensed physician has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, plus payment of restitution and community service

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

UMTRI, Con-way Study Integrated Crash Warning System

An integrated system of crash warning technologies designed to enhance the safety of commercial trucks was found in a 10-month study to help drivers stay in their lane and avoid crashes

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Sideways Growth For Now, But Capacity Tightening

Economic growth and freight volumes have been decelerating and will likely move sideways for the next few months, until a hoped-for change in the composition of Congress in November reassures businesses enough to start investing and hiring again. But truckload capacity is tight and will continue to tighten, and we're on the cusp of improved pricing. That was the message of transportation analysts with Stifel Nicolaus in its annual "Shaking the Sand Out" conference call Thursday

Tags: Economy

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Teams Up with Roadside Medical

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab is partnering with Covenant Transport to roll out the Roadside Medical Driver Wellness program, giving drivers and corporate employees access to a trucking wellness program

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

NAFA Creates Corporate Fleet Advisory Council

NAFA Fleet Management Association has created a Corporate Fleet Advisory Council to give corporate fleet managers to voice their concerns and ensure their needs are met

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Condition Index Expected to Remain in Positive Territory

Transportation forecasting group FTR Associates reports its Trucking Condition Index, at 0.8 for July and reported in the September Trucking Update, is expected to remain in positive territory for the remainder of the year

Tags: Economy

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Index Rose 0.4% in July from June

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 0.4 percent in July from its June level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Survey: Trucker Optimism Runs High, Capacity Additions Muted

Transport Capital Partners' latest Business Expectation Survey found that like the last five quarters, carriers have remained fairly optimistic about future freight volumes. However, the optimism has been somewhat tempered -- although only a fraction believe volumes are going to decrease or that we're heading into a double-dip recession

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Traffic Deaths Plummet in 2009

The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities fell 20 percent in 2009, to the lowest level since the Department of Transportation started keeping records, while overall highway deaths fell to the lowest number since 1950

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Targeting Air Brakes This Week

Kentucky State Police participate in last year's Operation Air Brake.

Brake Safety Week started Sunday and runs through Saturday the 18th. The program is part of the Operation Air Brake Campaign, an ongoing effort by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance dedicated to improving inspection, compliance, maintenance, and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems throughout North America

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Memphis to Host Trucking/Logistics Expo

Memphis will host its first Annual Trucking Expo in October, showcasing the city's position as "America's Distribution Center."

Tags: Events

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Launches 'Assault' To Get 50% of Medium-Duty Sales

Navistar International has launched a campaign to increase its market share of Class 6 and 7 trucks to 50 percent, up six to 13 points from its current sales levels. The effort will refocus sales efforts on a segment where the company has traditionally held dominance almost since it began making motor trucks in the early 1900s, executives declared at a meeting in Denver this week

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Study: North American Truck Makers Could be Shut Out from Half of Global Market

Within four years, North American commercial vehicle companies won't be able to compete against low-cost commercial vehicle manufacturers based in emerging-market countries such as Russia, India and China, according to a study by AlixPartners LLP, a global business advisory firm

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Group Offers Guide for Underground Tank Maintenance

The Clean Diesel Fuel Alliance, a partnership of public and private organizations created to facilitate the transition to ultra low sulfur diesel, has published a new guide for underground storage and tank maintenance

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Frito-Lay On its Way to Largest Fleet of All-Electric Trucks in North America

A Frito-Lay electric truck is seen with the New York city skyline in the background Tuesday, September 7, 2010. The truck is one of five all-electric trucks that Frito-Lay is rolling out in New York City. (David Goldman-AP Images for Frito-Lay)

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is setting the wheels in motion this week for what will ultimately be the largest fleet of commercial all-electric trucks in North America. New York City will become the first U.S. city to see Frito-Lay snacks delivered by fully electric delivery trucks, with five new trucks beginning routes this month

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Reports Profits for Third Quarter

Navistar International reported $137 million in profits for its third quarter, compared to a loss of $12 million for the same period a year ago

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Projects Slightly Lower Fuel, Oil Prices

The U.S. Department of Energy has revised its predictions for oil and fuel prices downward, reflecting expectations of slower economic growth

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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