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August 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Pushes FMCSA on CSA 2010 Crash Accountability

FMCSA's CSA methodology changes did not include a new process for the agency to make crash accountability determinations before crashes are entered and used in the CSA 2010 safety measurement system. (Photo by Ohio State Highway Patrol)

While the American Trucking Associations has had a positive reaction to the changes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made to its CSA 2010 methodology, the group is still pushing the FMCSA to address the issue of crash accountability

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

Mexico Raises Ante in Cross-Border Trucking Dispute

Mexico escalated the fight over cross-border trucking this week by imposing import tariffs on an expanded list of U.S. products in retaliation for the U.S.'s failure to produce a plan to open the border

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

STI Adds New Trailers For High Touch Logistics

Asset-based supply chain solutions provider Specialized Transportation Inc. has added 112 new trailers to its fleet, which will be used to transport high touch products

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

SAE's COMVEC to Be Led By Military OEM

SAE International has announced it will hold its Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress on Oct. 5-6 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., and it's the first time the event will be led by a military and defense OEM, Oshkosh Corporation

Tags: Events

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

Carriers In CSA Pilot States to Share Experiences

Motor carriers from five pilot states for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA 2010 will share their experiences during a webinar Sept. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Central time

Tags: Events

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Dealer Uses Social Networking to Connect With Customers

The Stoops Freightliner brand centers around Owner Jeff Stoops, pictured here.

Indianapolis-based Stoops Freightliner wanted a more creative way to connect to customers, especially owner-operators and other truckers who aren't part of a larger organization, said Mark Nelson, Stoops IT manager. And these days, more and more truckers are connecting online, with 95 percent of them carrying laptops and mobile devices, the company says. For the truck dealer, expanding its online presence and moving into social networking was key to bringing its business to trucker

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Driver Health and Wellness Conference Scheduled For November

The Transportation Research Board and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold an International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness on Nov. 8-10, 2010, in Baltimore

Tags: Events

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Research Initiative Points to Benefits of Wireless Roadside Inspections

Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota (bottom center) was among the participants in a recent demonstration of Trusted Truck technology developed under a partnership.

The National Transportation Research Center concluded its Trusted Truck initiative last week with a demonstration in Knoxville, Tenn

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

CTA Relaunches General Truck Tires Brand

Continental Tire the Americas and Germany-based Continental AG have relaunched the General Truck Tires brand with a new identify and expanded product portfolio

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel's Down a Penny After Three Straight Increases

(Photo by Ryder)

The national average price of diesel slipped about a penny this week, following three consecutive increase

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

A Fifth of Carriers at Risk of Intervention Under CSA 2010

One in five carriers are at risk of an intervention under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new methodology for calculating safety measures under CSA 2010, according to an analysis of safety performance by Rair Technologies

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Outlines Plans For New Reefer Plant

Great Dane Trailers plans to build a new refrigerated trailer plant on a 118-acre site in Statesboro, Ga., northwest of Savannah

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Announces Sweepstakes Winner

Independent aftermarket distributor FleetPride has announced the winner of its national "Brakes for Ford F-150" sweepstakes. Dave Laclair, owner of Dave's Mobile Repair in Sauquoit, N.Y., will get the keys to a brand new 2010 Ford F-150 XL SuperCa

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Companies, Individuals Honored For Natural Gas Efforts

NGVAmerica and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation presented its 2010 National NGV Achievement Awards, honoring three organizations and three individuals

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Partners With VanDyne SuperTurbo on Super Truck Program

Cummins has partnered with VanDyne SuperTurbo to develop more fuel-efficient Class 8 trucks using VanDyne SuperTurbochargers as part of the Super Truck program

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Utility Receives PSI's Customer Excellence Award

Utility received the award during the 2010 Utility Parts Trade Fair, held June 3 in Anaheim, Calif.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has received Pressure Systems International's 2009 Customer Excellence Award

August 15, 2010 - Industry News

DOT to Post Changes in Drug Testing

The Department of Transportation plans to amend some of its rules covering drug and alcohol testing, and training requirements for Medical Review Officers

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Registrations See Third Straight Year-Over-Year Gain

The second quarter marked the first time since 2007 that new commercial vehicle registrations had three straight months that exceeded the comparable month in the previous yea

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Frustrated Customers Sue Cat Over Acert Failures, But All Engines Have Problems, Sources Say

Problems with Caterpillar Acert engines have prompted some truck owners to file a lawsuit. (Photo by Steve Sturgess)

Continual breakdowns, ineffective repairs and financial losses from disrupted operations have pushed frustrated fleet owners to sue Caterpillar Inc., along with the truck and engine dealers who sold and tried to fix the trouble-prone heavy duty diesels

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Appeals Court Upholds Personal Injury Decision Against Swift

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has upheld a personal injury verdict against Swift Transportation, thought to be the largest personal injury verdict in Kansas history

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Opens Driver Orientation Center in Ohio

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has opened a driver orientation center in Columbus, Ohio

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Analysis Finds LA Ports Underutilized Despite Increased Truck Traffic

A recent analysis by the marine terminal operators at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach shows that nearly half of trucks conducted at least four transactions per day in late July, while almost two-thirds of trucks made three or more transactions per day

Tags: Intermodal

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes Show Strong Second Quarter

Intermodal volumes closed out the second quarter with a 17.2 percent year-over-year boos

Tags: Intermodal

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Electronic Logs Pay Off From Regulatory Standpoint

During this week's PeopleNet User Conference 2010 in Boca Raton, Fla., PeopleNet executives and fleet customers alike touted the benefits of electronic logs, especially from a regulatory and safety standpoint. The overall consensus was that electronic logging can pay off and give a company a leg up on the competition when it comes to pleasing such regulatory agencies as the Department of Transportation

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Check Hess to Lead Association of Diesel Specialists

Chuck Hess

Chuck Hess was recently elected president of the Association of Diesel Specialists. He began his term August 4 during the 2010 ADS International Convention & Tradeshow, which attracted a record number of attendees

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