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July 28, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Announces Second Annual Video Contest

The American Trucking Associations has announced plans to sponsor a video contest for the National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, for the second time around

Tags: Events

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Frito-Lay, Walmart Renew Partnerships With Women In Trucking

Frito-Lay and Walmart have renewed their Gold Level partnerships with the Women In Trucking Association

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

CARB May Ease TRU Emission Standards For 2003 Engines

If the proposed amendments are passed, owners of 2003 model-year TRU engines would be in compliant using a Level 2 verified diesel emissions control system.

The California Air Resources Board may ease emission standards for model-year 2003 transport refrigeration units, set to take effect Dec. 31, 2010

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Post Second Straight Drop

In June, new orders for manufactured durable goods were down for the second month in a row, falling 1 percent to $190.5 billio

Tags: Economy

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Federal Reserve Report Paints Rosy Picture of Transportation Demand

Fleets in Cleveland are buying equipment at replacement levels, but the need to replace equipment may grow toward the end of this year, as fleets age and demand picks up.

Several regions across the U.S. are seeing a pickup in demand for freight transportation services, according to the Federal Reserve

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Starts to Reopen Rest Areas

The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to reopen highway rest areas that were temporarily closed, including three this week

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Global Trade Positioned For Growth Into 2011

World trade by all modes of transportation will grow 8.1 percent in 2010 and 6.9 percent in 2011, according to the latest forecast from IHS Global Insight's World Trade Service

Tags: Economy

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Survey Points to Strong Trailer Orders This Year

Half of fleets surveyed plan to place orders for trailers before the end of this year, according to a recent survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute has released an updated version of its listing of state and local idling regulations, which can be accessed as a cab card or on the We

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

USA Harness Expands South Plant

USA Harness has expanded its South Plant in Winnsboro, Texas, with an additional 40,000 square feet of space for warehouse capability and production process work centers

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion's Second Quarter Improves on Boost in Tonnage

Old Dominion's freight tonnage was up 13.4 percent in the second quarter. (Photo by Old Dominion Freight Line)

Second quarter performance for less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line improved from the year-ago quarter on a 13.4 percent boost in tonnage

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

PG&E to Take Delivery of Raser Extended Range Electric Trucks

Pacific Gas & Electric Company will be the first company in the U.S. to take delivery of Raser's new extended range electric fleet trucks, designed to achieve an average of 100 miles per gallon in typical daily driving when recharged at night from a typical household outlet

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Services Returns to Profitability

Truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services returned to a profitable state in the second quarter, with net income of $1.3 million, or 13 cents a share

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Links Skin Cancers on Left Side to Driving

Nearly 53 percent of skin cancers in the U.S. occur on the left side of the body, or the driver's side, according to a recent study from the St. Louis University Medical School

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Voices Concern Over 'Shoot the Gap' Volkswagen Commercial

The American Trucking Associations sent a letter to Volkswagen voicing concern over its new television commercial "Shoot the Gap," which portrays a passenger car driver passing a tractor-trailer on the right side and pulling into a small gap between the two tractor-trailers

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

LCFS Will Impact Truck Operability, Fuel Prices, ATA Says

A low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) will not reduce carbon emissions, but will increase the price of diesel fuel, adversely impact truck operability and erode U.S. energy security, said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, in a letter sent to Senators

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Evans Distribution Expands Operations

Evans Distribution Systems, a third-party logistics provider of warehousing, transportation and value-added solutions, has expanded with new operations in Kenosha, Wis., Twinsburg and Toledo, Ohio, and Denver and Aurora, Colo

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins' Earnings Land at 12.5 Percent of Sales

Cummins Inc. said it has reached its highest quarterly earnings as a percentage of sales in more than 25 years, with second quarter earnings before interest and taxes at $401 million, or 12.5 percent of sales

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Posts 2Q Profit on Strong Growth

Daimler AG managed to turn a profit in the second quarter, posting earnings before interest and taxes of $2.7 billion, up from a loss of $1.3 billion the 2009 quarter

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Fontaine Fifth Wheel Named Navistar Diamond Supplier

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has been recognized as a Navistar Diamond Supplier for 2009. This is the seventh straight year that Fontaine has earned the award

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Plans For Second Distracted Driving Summit

The second National Distracted Driving Summit is scheduled for Sept. 21, 2010, in Washington, D.C

Tags: Events

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Latest Truck Tonnage Reading Points to Slow Growth

May and June marked the first back-to-back reductions in truck tonnage since March and April 2009. (Photo by Michelin)

In June, the American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.4 percent from May, an indication the economy's growth could be slowing

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Sets New Fuel Efficiency Goal

UPS has set a new goal to improve the mpg performance of its U.S. package delivery fleet by 20 percent between 2000 and 2020

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

Some Good News, But Not All's Rosy, Managers Tell Fleet Expectations Survey

Fruits of the slow economic recovery are being reaped by large trucking companies, but smaller outfits are still struggling, said Lana Batts, principal partner of Transport Capital Partners, quoting results of her firm's sixth annual Survey of Carrier Expectations during last week's Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division annual meeting

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

How's Business? Better, But Reefer Execs Cautious

While there are some positive signs, executives at refrigerated fleets are cautious about mixed signals in the economy that threaten to seriously interrupt the recovery.

Executives who run temperature-controlled fleets have "much to be optimistic about," said Corey England, chief operating officer of C.R. England Inc., in remarks to colleagues at the Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division's annual meeting last week

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