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August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Carload, Intermodal Traffic Reaches Highest Level This Year

U.S. railroads experienced the highest carload and intermodal traffic levels for 2010 during the week ending July 3

Tags: Intermodal

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Vipar Expands Network Into Idaho, D.C. Area

Vipar Heavy Duty has added Northern Virginia Supply and Western Trailer Sales Company to its distributor network, expanding its presence in the Washington, D.C. metro area and Idaho

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Atlas Van Lines Adds New Mexico Agent to Network

Santa Fe Storage & Moving has joined the Atlas Van Lines relocation network. By becoming an Atlas Van Lines agent, the Santa Fe, N.M.-based company joins more than 500 Atlas agents across North America

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Montana Kenworth Dealer Invests in Major Upgrade

Motor Power Equipment has expanded its dealership to 60,000 square feet on 10 acres.

Motor Power Equipment, a member of the Kenworth dealer network, has recently invested $4 million to expand its Billing, Mont.-based dealership

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Donor Model of Highway Funding: On Its Way Out?

From 2005 to 2008, almost every state got back all, if not more, of what they contributed to the federal Highway Trust Fun

Tags: Highways

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

NationaLease Gears Up For Annual Meeting

Dan Baker, keynote speaker at NationaLease's 66th Annual Meeting in Chicago.

NationaLease is gearing up for its 66th Annual Meeting coming up on Sept. 12-13 in Chicago

Tags: Events

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

New Legislation Would Allow States to Raise Truck Weight Limits

Under the new bill, states can opt to allow six-axle trucks to carry up to 97,000 pounds.(Photo by Michelin)

New legislation introduced in the Senate would allow state Departments of Transportation to raise interstate weight limits to 97,000 pounds for trucks with six axles instead of five

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario's MTO to Sideline Three Truck Inspection Sites

The closures and redeployment are, in part, a response to criticisms leveled against MTO's roadside enforcement record by the province's Office of the Auditor General. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario says it will close three truck inspection stations and scale facilities in October

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way's 2Q Income Slips From Year Ago

Con-way Inc. reported lower net income in the second quarter, on wage increases and modest progress to improve pricin

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Will Open Next Phase of CSA 2010 on Aug. 16

One of the changes FMCSA will make is that severity weightings for some roadside inspection violations will be updated. (Photo by the Ohio State Highway Patrol)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon take the next step in its rollout of CSA 2010 by offering carriers a glimpse at where they stand in the pending Safety Measurement System

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Hearing on Stability Control Could Pave the Way For Future Mandate

A study found that stability control systems could prevent truck crashes and result in fewer deaths and injuries. (Photo by Meritor Wabco)

A mandate for stability control systems on tractor-trailers could be near, according to a hearing of the National Transportation Safety Board this week

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Congress Joins Fight Over Control of Port Truck Drivers

(Photo courtesy of the Port of Portland)

The fight over control of port truck drivers spilled out of the courtroom into Congress last week when Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., offered a bill that would give ports more authority over drayage operations. Under current law, states and local authorities such as ports are barred from regulating truck prices, routes or service. Nadler's Clean Ports Act would create an exemption to let these entities set requirement

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Selects Transtex Composite As Aero Side Skirt Supplier

Great Dane Trailers has chosen Transtex Composite as its standard side skirt supplier for customers who choose aerodynamic components

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

FFE Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Frozen Food Express narrowed its loss in the second quarter, posting a pre-tax loss of $3.3 million, compared to a $6.6 million loss in the second quarter of 2009

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Completes Exit From Light-Duty Segment

ArvinMeritor has reached an agreement to sell its Body Systems business to an affiliate of Inteva Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Renco Group

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

School District Takes Delivery of Smith's All-Electric Trucks

Kansas City, Mo.-based Smith Electric Vehicles has delivered the first of four all-electric Smith Newton trucks to Lee's Summit R-7 school distric

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Patriot Posts Profitable Fiscal Third Quarter

Patriot Transportation Holding managed to turn a profit in the third quarter of fiscal 2010, with net income of $2.6 million, or 83 cents a share, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or 13 cents a share, in the same quarter last year

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

SkyBitz Forms New Government Group

SkyBitz has formed a new Government Solutions group to provide remote asset management solutions for security and defense initiatives

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Aluminum Use on Trucks Can Result in Payload, Fuel Savings

Switching to high strength, low weight aluminum in Class 8 trucks and trailers can eliminate 3,300 pounds from the vehicle weight and save as much as 1,612 gallons of fuel and 17.9 tons of carbon dioxide per yea

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash National Narrows 2Q Loss on Improved Sales

Trailer maker Wabash National narrowed its loss in the second quarter on significantly higher trailer sales

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil Reaches Three-Month High

After Monday's boost in oil on manufacturing sector results, crude oil rose to its highest level in three months Tuesda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Upcoming LA Sparks Game to Focus on Women In Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association will honor female driver Christine Leslie-Espinoza, mother of WNBA player Lisa Leslie, during an upcoming LA Sparks game on Aug. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

Tags: Events

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Hybrid Truck Market to Grow With Incentives, Grants

Hybrid trucks, such as this Kenworth operated by New York City, are expected to catch on in years ahead.

The number of hybrid trucks being manufactured in North America and Europe will grow from 4,100 units in 2009 to 222,000 in 201

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Calls For Change in Highway Funding Program

The Reason Foundation study says federal fuel tax funds should be refocused on the Interstates. (Photo by the Virginia DOT)

The U.S. would have an additional $10 billion a year to improve our nation's highway system if the government stopped diverting federal gas tax funds to such projects as ferryboats, trails and mass transi

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

GE Webinar to Explore Benchmarking to Monitor Fleet Performance

An upcoming GE Capital Fleet Services webinar will examine the use of benchmarking to monitor fleet performance

Tags: Events

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