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February 15, 2011 - Industry News

International Big R Show Now Booking Booth Space

Organizers of the Big R show for the remanufacturing industry has opened up the booking process for booth space at its 2011 show, which takes place October 29-31 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel

February 15, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Reflects Tightening Capacity

FTR Associates has lowered its Shippers Condition Index to reflect tightening carrier capacity, particularly in the truckload sector

Tags: Economy

February 15, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder Expands and Refreshes Rental Fleet With 6,700 New Vehicles

Ryder System, Inc. is expanding and refreshing its North American rental fleet with 6,700 new trucks, tractors, trailers, and vans to meet accelerating demand as the economy continues to rebound

February 15, 2011 - Industry News

England Logistics Acquires TMS Technologies

England Logistics, Inc. has acquired TMS Technologies, LLC, in Alma, Michigan

February 15, 2011 - Industry News

Rand McNally Receives Women's Business Enterprise National Certification

Rand McNally has received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women's Business Development Center-Chicago Certification Committee -- a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council

February 15, 2011 - Industry News

Riviera Finance Partners with NavStar Technologies to Finance EOBRs

NavStar Technologies, Inc. has partnered with Riviera Finance to assist trucking companies that will need financing to purchase Electronic On Board Recorders

February 15, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton Hybrid System to Power Fuel Efficient School Bus

Eaton Corporation will supply a hybrid electric power system for Navistar's IC Bus brand school buses

February 15, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Still Climbing as Oil Declines

Diesel prices around the nation gained another 2.1 cents this week, marking the 11th straight increase in a row according to the Department of Energy's pricing survey

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 14, 2011 - Industry News

Joplin 44 Petro Sets Dates for Grand Opening

The Joplin 44 Petro will host Grand Opening festivities on May 20-21, 2011 to celebrate the opening of its new Super Truck Showroom and completely remodeled truckstop

February 14, 2011 - Industry News

Bergstrom Offers Webasto Air Top 2000 ST Heater with NITE System

Bergstrom Inc. and Webasto Product North America announced that the Webasto Air Top 2000 ST is now available with Bergstrom's family of battery-powered NITE no-idle systems

February 14, 2011 - Industry News

DTNA Ramping Up Production in North Carolina; Plans to Hire 628

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced that it plans to add 628 new positions in its Mt. Holly and Gastonia manufacturing plants to accommodate rising customer demand and expanding production schedules

February 14, 2011 - Industry News

Mitchell 1 and Zonar Systems Form Strategic Relationship

Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, and Zonar Systems have entered into a strategic relationship to integrate Mitchell 1's Repair-Connect web services into Zonar's Ground Traffic Control software to offer Zonar Rx

February 14, 2011 - Industry News

Van Rates Beginning to Rise After Month-long Decline

TransCore's Truckload Rate Index is showing some positive signs in early February after lack-luster January

Tags: Economy

February 14, 2011 - Industry News

Manitoba and Saskatchewan Sign Regulatory Memorandum of Understanding

The Provincial Governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Harmonization of Regulations and Cooperation on Transportation Issues.

February 14, 2011 - Industry News

AMSA Expands Membership to Include All U.S. Agents of Atlas Van Lines

Nearly 400 agents in the Atlas Van Lines family across the U.S. have joined the American Moving & Storage Association

February 14, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Administration Proposed Budget Aims to Streamline Transportation Spending

President Barack Obama's proposed budget calls for a $556 billion, six-year transportation funding plan that would lump the Highway Trust Fund in with other funds into a single Transportation Trust Fund and streamline the number of transportation-related programs -- but it's not clear where the funding will come from

February 14, 2011 - Industry News

Forecast: A Long Climb Out of Recession but a Busy Couple of Years for Trucking

Pending reforms in the driver hours of service rules will drive a steep increase in productivity drag over the next several years.

It's going to take many years to rebuild the economy from the Great Recession, but there are positive signs for the near term, and the outlook is good for trucking over the next couple of years, says economist Noel Perry, senior consultant for FTR Associates

Tags: Economy

February 13, 2011 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Announces 2010 Top 20 New Products

Heavy Duty Trucking and Truckinginfo.com are pleased to announce the winners of the Top 20 Products for 2010

February 13, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA's "Be Ready. Be Buckled." Contest Deadline is February 28

Vijeyta Revankar, a second grader from Seabrook, Texas was the winner of the younger category for the

The annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership "Be Ready. Be Buckled." art contest for children is now in its fourth year, and the deadline for submission to the 2011 contest is February 28

February 13, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Announces 2011 "Best Fleets to Drive For"

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For, a survey and contest that identifies North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences for their drivers

February 13, 2011 - Industry News

Nadler Reintroduces Clean Ports Act

Nadler's Bill could give the Port of Los Angeles the green light to proceed with its concession plan under which owner-operators would be banned from providing drayage services.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler reintroduced his bill, the Clean Ports Act, to give ports more authority over drayage operations. The New York Democrat introduced the measure last year but Congress did not act on it, so he is now offering it again

February 13, 2011 - Industry News

TRIB/TIA Announce Tire Thumper Contest Winner

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau and the Tire Industry Association announced the winner of their "Guess the Pressure" contest at the Technology & Maintenance Council's Transportation Technology Exhibition on February 10

February 13, 2011 - Industry News

Canada Mandates Two Percent Biodiesel Blend for On-road Diesel, Heating Oil

Canada's two-percent biodiesel mandate will be good for farmers, but could cause problems and expense for trucking, CTA says. (Photo by Jim Park)

Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent -- accompanied by federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz -- announced on Thursday that all diesel fuel and home heating oil sold in Canada after July 1, 2011 will have to contain at least two percent biofuels

February 13, 2011 - Industry News

Qualcomm Acquires Sylectus

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that through its subsidiary Qualcomm Canada, Inc., it has acquired the holding company of GPSNet Technologies, Inc. which operates Sylectus, a provider of advanced fleet management software for smaller transportation companies

February 13, 2011 - Industry News

American Central Transport to Raise Owner-Op and Driver Pay

Effective March 1st, American Central Transport, Inc. will increase owner-operators will owner-operator rates to $.98 per loaded mile, and $.90 for authorized empty miles. Company drivers will receive up to $.45 per mile as part of a new "Pay for Performance" model

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