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August 30, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Nearly 2 Cents in Third Straight Drop

Crude oil futures were down for the first time in four days, as investors were worried about the economic recovery.

Diesel continued its downward trend this week, slipping 1.9 cents to a national average of $2.938 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 30, 2010 - Industry News

Joplin 44 Petro Opens Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express

Joplin 44 Petro continues its current expansion and remodel with the new restaurant offerings.

The Joplin 44 Petro truckstop in Joplin, Mo., has opened new Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express restaurants, as part of the facility's current expansion and remodel

August 30, 2010 - Industry News

Increased Investment in Rural Transportation System Key to Keeping Freight Moving

In the U.S., 66 cities with populations of 50,000 or more do not have immediate access to the Interstate system.

The government needs to invest more in America's rural transportation system to keep agriculture, new energy products and freight moving, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' newest stud

Tags: Highways

August 30, 2010 - Industry News

Moving Van Lines Hit With FMCSA Fine For Violating Federal Regs

Tampa, Fla.-based Moving Van Lines has been hit with a $281,000 fine by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for violating multiple federal regulations, including holding consumers' property hostage and requiring moving fees in excess of the original binding contractual agreement

August 29, 2010 - Industry News

Port of LA Wins Judge's Finding on Concession Program

A judge's finding could lift the injunction against the Port of Los Angeles implementing its owner-operator ban. (Photo courtesy Port of Los Angeles.)

A federal judge in California last week upheld the Port of Los Angeles' concession program for drayage carriers, setting the stage for an appeal by the trucking industry. Judge Christina A. Snyder of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found that the concession program is legal because the port is a private business and is thus exempt from the law that says only the federal government has the authority to regulate trucking business operations

August 29, 2010 - Industry News

GPS Recall Does Not Affect Trucking Units

A recall of faulty Garmin Nuvi GPS navigation units does not affect the company's trucking-specific model

August 29, 2010 - Industry News

Progressive Shippers Value Carrier Relationships

Smart shippers are looking to deal with carriers on a more relationship level to help them improve productivity, says one logistics expert, especially as they focus on concerns such as new federal regulation for trucking, risk management and sustainability

August 27, 2010 - Industry News

C.R. England Using High-Tech Diagnostics at Clinic

C.R. England is implementing some new high-tech diagnostics at its Lakeside Medical Clinic in Salt Lake City to assess soft tissue injuries

August 27, 2010 - Industry News

Judge Upholds Controversial Port Plan to Ban Owner-Operators

The U.S. District Court upheld the legality of controversial parts of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program yesterday, which could open up the port truck drivers to unionization. But observers say there will likely be an appeal

August 27, 2010 - Industry News

White House to Meet with Groups About Truck Buying Incentive

A coalition of trucking groups pushing for a tax break for truckers to buy new trucks are tentatively scheduled to meet with staff members at the White House this week

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Moore Freight Service Lands on List of Fastest Growing Companies

Moore Freight Service, which specializes in flat glass transportation, has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in 2010 by Inc. magazine

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

SalSon Expands Fleet With 50 New Trucks

Newark, N.J.-based truckload carrier SalSon Logistics has expanded its fleet with the addition of 50 Freightliner Select 2007 or newer tractors

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Sales Up on Increased Demand

Truck and trailer parts supplier SAF-Holland said its fiscal second quarter sales were up 29.4 percent from the previous quarter, while earnings before interest and taxes nearly doubled from the previous quarter

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Insurance Market Continues to Soften While Rates Stabilize Slightly

In the second quarter survey, respondents indicated that more insurers are underwriting the transportation industry. (Photo by the Ohio State Highway Patrol)

The insurance market continues to soften, but rates may be stabilizing somewhat or at least falling at a slower rate, according to NIP Group's Transportation Insurance Pricing Survey for the second quarter of 2010

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Peterbilt Dealers, Technicians Ready to Support MX Diesels, Builder Says

(Photo by Jim Park)

Service departments at Peterbilt dealerships are ready to support the new Paccar MX diesel, say executives at the builder's headquarters in Denton, Texas. Dealers will also begin using Paccar's Engine Rapido program, an online shop manual originated by Paccar's DAF subsidiary in The Netherlands, and DAVIE, a truck-laptop interface device. Trainers in Denton have instructed more than 1,500 technicians on the ins and outs of servicing and repairing the engine's system

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa DOT Picks Location For Replacement Rest Areas

The Iowa Department of Transportation announced it will be reconstructing two rest areas along Interstate 35 in Polk County, which will replace existing rest areas north of the First Street interchange

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado Eyes Reversible Lane on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released the results of the first phase Feasibility Study, which found that a reversible lane on Interstate 70 in the mountains is geometrically feasible and if implemented in the eastbound direction, could reduce travel time by about half in this direction

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

APRA Gears Up For Electrical Clinic

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association's Electrical Division will hold its annual "Survive & Thrive Clinic" on Oct. 30, in Las Vegas, in conjunction with the International Big R Show

Tags: Events

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Has Two Open Positions

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is currently looking to fill two open positions, one for director of driver programs and the other for director of vehicle programs

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Efficiency Council Schedules Second Meeting

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency will hold its second "Driving Innovation" meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Calstart Hybrid Truck Users Forum

Tags: Events

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Celadon Announces 2 Million Share Buyback

The board of directors of Celadon Group authorized a stock repurchase program Wednesday, under which the company is authorized to purchase up to 2 million shares in open market or negotiated transactions through August 31, 2011

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Provides Emergency Funding to Aid in Iowa Flood Damage

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making $1 million in quick release emergency funds immediately available to the Iowa Department of Transportation to begin repairs to roads and bridges damaged by continuous flooding that began on June 1

Tags: Highways

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Paccar Adds 90 Workers to Support Engine Production

Paccar Inc. has added 90 employees at its Columbus, Miss., plant to support its goal of getting production under way in Decembe

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Chooses Rair For CSA 2010 Management

J.B. Hunt Transport has decided on Rair, a provider of risk management services to the transportation industry, for its CSA 2010 management services

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Cracks Down on Drunk Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation has kicked off its annual campaign aimed at getting drunk drivers of the road

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