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May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down, Oil Recovering From Significant Fall

National on-highway diesel prices fell by 2 cents from last week to $4.104, according to the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Lease-Accounting Rules Change Delayed as Complexity Complaints Addressed

It looks like proposed changes in accounting practices that would affect fleets that lease trucks will not go into effect as soon as originally expected

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Arkansas I-40 Eastbound Reopened

Arkansas highway officials have re-opened Interstate 40's eastbound lanes, which were closed for 23 miles between Little Rock and Memphis due to flooding

Tags: Highways

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Uniform Speed Limits for Four-Lane Non-Interstate Highways

Legislation which received final approval today by the General Assembly and was sent to the Governor would expand the uniform 65 MPH speed limit to those 4-lane divided highways outside of the Chicago-area that currently have a split speed limit

Tags: Highways

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder Opens First Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Facility

Ryder System celebrated the grand opening of its first natural gas vehicle maintenance facility and took an initial delivery of natural gas vehicles in Southern California on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 8, 2011 - Industry News

CVSA Considering Out-of-Service Citation for Drivers Who Don't Have Medical Certificate

Under new guidelines being considered by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, a truck driver who twice fails to have a medical certificate on hand could be placed out of service

May 8, 2011 - Industry News

The Future Has No Bounds

As a newcomer to the trucking industry, it's difficult for me to imagine logistics in an era pre hyper-connectivity. Last week at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit, I got to see some of the best minds in trucking technology sharpen the cutting edge and debate the issues of the day.

May 6, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Reopens HOS Docket; Comments Sought on Four New Fatigue Studies

Four new fatigue studies have surfaced, and on Friday afternoon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reopened the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking comment period to allow for review of the newly presented research

May 6, 2011 - Industry News

Arkansas Flooding: I-40 Remains Closed in East Arkansas

Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas remains closed in both directions today around the flooded section at the White River Bridge, located near mile marker 202 at Hazen, Ark.

Tags: Highways

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Continental Truck Tires Now Available at TA & Petro Locations

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC ("Continental") has signed a multi-year agreement to sell Continental brand commercial tires at TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Center sites throughout the U.S. and Canada

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Wisconsin Techs Win 2011 Mack North American VISTA Competition

William Pedretti (left), Adam Bennett (right) and Hugh Sperbeck (not pictured) took first place in the 2011 Mack North American VISTA Competition, held at Mack’s North American Institute in Greensboro, N.C.

Mack Trucks, Inc. recently selected the winners of its second VISTA Team competition to find its top dealer service technicians

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Survey says Driver Shortage Will Have Widespread Impact on Fleet Capacity

More than seven in ten fleets surveyed for the Q2 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report indicate that the shortage of drivers is either impacting their fleet now or may in the future

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

National NGV Fleet Forum Comes Together to Advance Natural Gas Use in Transportation

Leading national fleet operators have announced the formation of the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Fleet Forum, a new membership organization dedicated to advancing the use of clean, domestic and low-cost natural gas in the U.S. transportation sector

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Compli Trucking HR & Compliance Management Software Provider Inks Two Partnership Agreements

Compli, North America's leading provider of on-demand human resource and compliance management software, recently completed partnership agreements with two prominent trucking industry providers

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Mahindra Navistar Wins India's Commercial Vehicle of the Year Award

Mahindra-Navistar Automotives Ltd. received top honors at the Apollo Tyres-CV Awards 2011, winning Commercial Vehicle of the Year and HCV Truck of the Year at India's premier and only commercial vehicle awards

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Toughens Driver Licensing Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is tightening its standards for commercial driver's license testing, and creating a new commercial learner's permit. In a rule published in today's Federal Register, the agency completes a three-year effort to correct shortcomings in the driver testing and licensing system

May 4, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Market Could be Entering 'Sweet Spot'

The commercial used truck market could be entering a period of growth as dealers begin to see more high-value trade-ins, says Chris Visser, senior analyst with the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide

May 4, 2011 - Industry News

April Truck Orders Highest in Five Years

Preliminary numbers indicate Class 8 commercial vehicle orders for North American markets climbed to 38,200 units in April, up 158 percent from year ago, according to ACT Research -- the largest monthly order intake since March 2006

May 4, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Sensible Security Credentialing

The American Trucking Associations Wednesday called for Congress to eliminate duplicative background checks for commercial drivers

May 4, 2011 - Industry News

Isuzu Gasoline-Engine Trucks Return with Production Start-Up at Spartan Motors

Gasoline-engine versions of Isuzu's NPR series low-cab-forward trucks include Single and Crew Cab models in 12,000- and 14,500-pound ratings.

Full production of gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series trucks has begun at a Spartan Motors facility in Charlotte, Mich., according to Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. Spartan began initial assembly on April 18, and resumed production Tuesday, May 3, under a contract with the Anaheim, Calif.-based distributor

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Isuzu Begins Full Production of N-Series Gasoline Trucks

Isuzu's NPR gasoline powered cab and chassis in crew-cab configuration

Following a two-year hiatus, gasoline-powered N-Series trucks are once again available from Isuzu. Full production of NPR and NPQ models got underway May 3 at the Spartan Motors, Inc., assembly facility in Charlotte, Mich

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Bob Stanton Makes History With Third Goill Award

Stanton's program limited county vehicles to 55 mph.

Bob Stanton, director of fleet management for Polk County, Fla., became just the second fleet professional to ever win a Larry Goill Memorial Quality Fleet Management Idea Award for the third time from the NAFA Fleet Management Association

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

White House Releases Partial Highway Reauthorization Draft

The White House released a partial proposal for a six-year transportation reauthorization bill that would, among other things, begin the process of testing a mileage-based funding system. The draft proposal, called the Transportation Opportunities Act, is being billed as a trial balloon for ideas that the administration would like to see included in a reauthorization bill that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said should be on President Obama's desk by August

Tags: Highways

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Wabash Reports Increased Income On Major Trailer Shipment Increase

Wabash National reported net income of $3.2 million for the first quarter of 2011 on net sales of $222 million, compared to a net loss of $139.1 million the same time last year on net sales of $78 million

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Wisconsin Wants to Convert U.S. 41 to Interstate

Wisconsin officials are moving ahead with efforts to convert U.S. Highway 41 between Milwaukee and Green Bay into an Interstate highway

Tags: Highways

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