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November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Women In Trucking to Salute Women Behind the Wheel on ESPN

Viewers of the 2010 uDrove Humanitarian Bowl will see only women in a 30-second commercial promoting the trucking industry

Tags: Events

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Vehicle Sales Activity Slows; Prices Continue to Rise

The volume of sales of used heavy-duty (Class 8) commercial vehicles has slowed in recent months, declining 16 percent month-over-month in October according to ACT Research Co

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

Corridor Coalition Meets to Plot the Future of Interstate 81

Intermodal service along the I-80 corridor could help reduce highway congestion railroads say. -- photo by Jim Park

The Interstate 81 Corridor Coalition met in Hagerstown, Md., earlier this month to discuss daily operations along the 855-mile highway, and to shape its future

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

Global Transportation Merger/Acquisition Activity Flat

The number of merger and acquisition deals announced in the global transportation and logistics sector in the third quarter remained above the pace of 2009 and is about the same as the previous quarter

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

NTEA Names Steve Carey as Successor to Retiring ED Jim Carney

The National Truck Equipment Association board of trustees has named Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations, to replace long-time Executive Director Jim Carney

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

Alberta's Distracted Driving Bill Leaves CB Radios Turned On

Alberta says it has no issues with truckers using CB radios in the course of their duties. (Photo by Jim Park)

Truckers in the province of Alberta are breathing a sigh of relief. It turns out the government is not planning to take away their CB radios after all

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

TransCore's CarrierWatch Cracks Down on Chameleon Carriers

Do you know who is hauling your freight? TransCore's CarrierWatch can tell you before you release the load for pick up

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

Happy Thanksgiving!

There will be no news posted to Truckinginfo.com for Thursday, Nov. 25 or Friday, Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. In the meantime, check out our new blogs: All That's Trucking; On the Road; and Trailer Talk.

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

Michelin Latest Maker to Raise Truck Tire Prices

Michelin North America is increasing prices on passenger car, light truck and commercial truck replacement tires sold in the United States

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Orders Highest Since February 2008

New orders of dry van commercial trailers more than doubled in October from the prior year, leading total net orders of commercial trailers to a 33-month high, according to ACT Research

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

Georgia Adds Performance-Based Brake Testing

The Georgia Department of Public Safety recently required a performance-based brake tester for field inspections of heavy-duty tractor-trailers

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Allows Lower-Level Upgrades to '03 Reefer Units

(Photo by Tom Berg)

Owners of model-year 2003 reefer units that run in California can get more legal use out of them for less cost, thanks to a regulations amendment by the state's Air Resources Board

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Yokohama Raising Tire Prices

Yokohama Tire Corp. will increase prices on its light and medium commercial truck tires in the United States by 6 percent, effective January 1, 2011

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

SSA Honors Cara Giebner at Annual Meeting

The Service Specialists Association has established the Cara Giebner SSA-GAAS Scholarship fund

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Study Looks at Canadian Logistics Trends

The University of Manitoba Transport Institute and TransCore Link Logistics announced the initial results from their joint research project looking at Canadian trucking and logistics trends using TransCore's Loadlink freight matching data

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Drop Slightly

The price of diesel dropped by 1.3 cents in the past week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Shows Some Bright Spots in Economy

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.8 percent in October after increasing a revised 1.8 percent in September

Tags: Economy

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Is That Contract Driver Really an Employee? Port Drayage Companies Face Legal Challenge as They Invest in Clean Trucks

As the American Trucking Associations continues its legal struggle to stop the Port of Los Angeles from implementing a concession program that would ban owner-operators from the port, the drayage companies that contract with those drivers will likely be facing new claims that the drivers are just misclassified employees

Tags: Intermodal

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

Kotler's Defending Price Workshop Back at HDMA by Popular Demand

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association will partner once again with the Kotler Marketing Group to offer their "Defending Price" workshop at the Heavy Duty Dialogue conference and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in January

Tags: Events

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Logistics Technologies to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo

UPS has agreed to sell its UPS Logistics Technologies unit to Thoma Bravo LLC, a private equity investment firm

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Production Jumped in October

A jump in demand for ultra-low-sulfur diesel in October suggests continued economic recovery, according to the American Petroleum Institute

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

DOT's Truck Driver Life Expectancy Statistic Is in Question

Although there are questions about a statistic on trucker life expectancy used by the FMCSA, the agency points out that there are plenty of other statistics indicating driver health is a problem. (Photo courtesy Celadon)

Recent statements from the Department of Transportation concerning the life expectancy of truck drivers lack statistical backing. At a Nov. 8 conference on driver health in Baltimore, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro said in a speech that the life expectancy of a commercial driver is 16 years shorter than the norm

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

NETS Study: Strict Enforcement of Cell Phone Bans Boosts Fleet Safety

A fleet safety study recently released by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, suggests that companies that strictly enforce their no-cell-phone policies have a lower crash rate than companies with milder enforcement policies

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco to Supply Air and Coolant Controls for DTNA

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems announced a supply agreement with Daimler Trucks North America for advanced air and water management valves for SCR-equipped trucks

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

Lanair Acquires Clean Burn Waste Oil Heaters

Lanair Holdings LLC has acquired Clean Burn Inc, a niche manufacturer of waste oil heaters and related equipment based in Lancaster, Pa

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