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July 14, 2011 - Industry News

Hissong Kenworth Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Hissong Kenworth recently celebrated its 50th anniversary during its annual open house and customer appreciation day at its flagship store and corporate headquarters in Richfield, Ohio

July 14, 2011 - Industry News

Another Record Month for TransCore's North American Freight Index in June

For the month of June, TransCore's North American Freight Index recorded the second-highest load volume this year and in its 15-year history

July 14, 2011 - Industry News

I-405 Closure This Weekend to Disrupt Traffic with 'Carmageddon'

The Los Angeles region is bracing for a 53-hour shutdown of Interstate 405 in mid-July that will cut off a critical, high-traffic trucking route

Tags: Highways

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

BTS Index: Freight Shipments Fall 1.8% in May from April

Freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.8% in May from April, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Vehicle Demand Continues to be Constrained by Industry's Ability to Build

While some near term concerns are being generated on the international scene and the U.S. political landscape, demand for commercial vehicles continues to be solid

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Hino Approves B20 Biodiesel

Hino Trucks' complete product line of Class 4 and 5 cabover, and Class 6 and 7 conventional trucks are now approved to use up to B20 biodiesel

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index Up 1% In June

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, issued by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Ceridian Corporation, rose 1% in June on a seasonally and workday adjusted basis

Tags: Economy

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Betts Spring Expands Spraydown Distribution to Trailer Market

Betts Spring Company has expanded its alliance with Crane Plastics to include the exclusive distribution rights of Spraydown Aero Guard Systems to North American trailer manufacturers and aftermarket distributors

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Waste Management Adds 1,000th Truck to Natural Gas Fleet

Waste Management added a 1,000th natural gas truck to its fleet, which it says makes it the largest owner and operator of clean-running, heavy-duty refuse trucks in North America

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Outlook: Cautious Optimism

The American Trucking Associations delivered its second quarter report Tuesday, outlining an industry, and an economy, struggling to overcome recession. Chief Economist Bob Costello pulled no punches about our precarious recovery, yet offered a generally bright look toward the future in the webinar. "In terms of a summary, I am cautiously optimistic that we can have a better second half of the year," Costello said. "But it is not a given.

Tags: Economy

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Today

The 32nd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will begin today at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Says No to TRU Extension

Staff of the California Air Resources Board are not recommending extending the existing 7-year operating life for model year 2004 and newer transport refrigeration units (TRUs)

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Goodyear Announces New Uni-Maxx Truck Care On-Highway Truck Service Network

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has formed a new on-highway truck service network, Uni-Maxx Truck Care

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

EIA Short Term Energy Outlook: Crude to Rise Despite Emergency Supplies

Crude prices are on the rise again in spite of the release of emergency oil supplies

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Dealer Techs Compete in Service-Technician Rodeo

Luc Ouellet

Tom Marty and Luc Ouellet took home the Top Service Technician Awards at the 2011 Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Chesapeake Energy Announces Major Investment to Help Natural Gas Demand

Chesapeake Energy will divert part of its drilling budget toward projects that will instead stimulate increased natural gas demand.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. unveiled a plan to help the transportation industry transition to America's own abundant supplies of natural gas and oil

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Asks Motor Carriers to Weigh in on CSA

The American Transportation Research Institute launched a survey to identify the impact of CSA on trucking operations, as well as carrier perceptions and attitudes toward FMCSA's new regulatory program

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

WSDOT I-5 Lane Closure for Week of July 18

Washington State officials have pushed back the date of a major 87-hour Interstate 5 lane closure, according to the state Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Remains Flat; Upturn Expected

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is staying at about the same levels as last year this summer, but is expected to resume increases in the fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates

Tags: Intermodal

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Program Shows Enforcement, Education Curb Distracted Driving

Two pilot projects found dramatic reductions in distracted driving resulting from increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

TA Gives $30,000 to Trucker's Development & Relief Fund

TravelCenters of America presented a $30,000 check to The St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Launches App

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum launched an app that will give virtual visitors the opportunity to explore the museums vintage truck exhibits

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Association Launched to Help Minority Truckers Enter, Grow Business

Small-business truckers can often use some help, especially these days, with credit tight, fuel prices high, and a changing trucking landscape where the big guys are morphing from trucking companies into full-fledged transportation logistics providers. Even more so if you're a minority, one former trucker believes

July 11, 2011 - Industry News

Teamsters, YRCW Approve Key Component in Restructuring Plan

The Teamsters, lenders and embattled LTL YRC Worldwide approved final terms for an asset-based lending facility, which will provide part of the necessary ongoing operational liquidity for the company as it moves ahead with its restructuring plan

July 11, 2011 - Industry News

Women in Trucking Helps Create Forums to Recruit Women in Transportation Careers

Thanks in part to efforts by the Women in Trucking Association, two online dialogues will be held focusing on recruitment of women for blue-collar transportation jobs

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