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June 28, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Drops Slightly After Last Week's Jump

Following last week's jump in the price of diesel, trucking's main fuel fell half a cent this wee

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 28, 2010 - Industry News

Survey: Environmental Benefits Linked to Transportation Tax Support

A survey conducted recently by the Mineta Transportation Institute found that linking a transportation tax to environmental benefits can strongly increase support

June 28, 2010 - Industry News

'Roadability' Rule Takes Effect This Week

The Federal Carrier Motor Safety Administration's "roadability" rule on intermodal container chassis goes into effect June 30

June 25, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Sells Logistics Business to Private Equity Firm

YRC Worldwide has announced it will sell part of its logistics business to Austin Ventures, a private equity investor, for $37 million

June 25, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Expands Services to Cat Logistics

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight has expanded its relationship with Caterpillar Logistics Services to provide all LTL freight carriage for Cat Logistics from 27 U.S. states

June 25, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo to Recall 60,000 Trucks For Steering Problem

Volvo Trucks has recalled certain model-year 2001 to 2006 VNL and VNM trucks equipped with TRW sealed drag links

June 25, 2010 - Industry News

Senate Rejects Bill Extending Biodiesel Credit

The next hope for the biodiesel industry to extend the credit is Congress' energy bill.

The Senate has voted down a bill that would have reinstated the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit through the end of 2010, among other tax extender

June 25, 2010 - Industry News

California Funds Go to Reducing Diesel Emissions in Busy Corridors

The California Air Resources Board has allocated $200 million in Proposition 1B funds to go towards reducing diesel emissions from trucks, locomotives and harborcraft in the Los Angeles/Inland Empire, Central Valley, Bay Area and San Diego/Border regions

June 25, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Sees First Drop Since February; Year-Over-Year Still Positive

Despite the slip in tonnage in May, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello says freight volumes are still moving in the right direction. (Photo by Jim Park)

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.6 percent in May, the first month-to-month drop since February of this year

June 25, 2010 - Industry News

Trailers Continue to Rebound in May

Trailers continued to see a healthy rebound in May, with orders up 59 percent from May 200

June 25, 2010 - Industry News

HDT Editors Up For Regional Journalism Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking editors are finalists for four regional American Society of Business Publication Editors print editorial awards

June 24, 2010 - Industry News

New York Becomes Latest Northeast State to Reduce Sulfur in Heating Oil

More mandates for low sulfur heating oil could mean lower supplies and higher prices of diesel at the truckstop.

Over the last few months, several states have passed legislation to reduce the amount of sulfur in home heating oil, New York being the latest state to adopt such legislation

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 24, 2010 - Industry News

Capacity Crunch Already Here, Say Logistics Experts

Flatbed capacity was tight this spring, according to speakers at a logistics conference. (Photo by Jim Park)

You'd never guess that economists disagree on the state of the economic recovery based on the capacity crunch being seen by transportation and logistics providers. The capacity crunch was a key topic of concern and conversation at this week's Eyefortransport 8th 3PL Summit in Atlanta

June 24, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Traffic Reaches New High

Intermodal volumes are at their highest since November 2008.

Last week, intermodal traffic was up 21.2 percent from last year to 227,985 trailers and containers, a level not reached since November 200

Tags: Intermodal

June 24, 2010 - Industry News

Manufacturers' Orders Slip After Five Months of Growth

After five straight months of increases, new orders for manufactured durable goods were down 1.1 percent, or $2.2 billion, in Ma

Tags: Economy

June 24, 2010 - Industry News

EPA May Ease National Gas Conversion Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rulemaking to change the certification requirements for natural gas vehicle aftermarket conversions

June 24, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Skipper Denny Slagle Sees 2010 as a Game-Changer

North American truck manufacturers have had their fiscal and engineering noses to the grindstone for much of the past decade. Three successive EPA emissions reductions deadlines in a compressed timeframe sucked a lot of resources out of each organization. Then the recession hit. Now the federal government is calling for significant improvements in heavy truck fuel efficiency. Volvo Trucks North America says it has weathered the storm, and it's looking forward to new challenges

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 Gets Hearing on Hill

One of the issues brought up at the hearing by the trucking industry was crash accountability. (Photo by Ohio State Highway Patrol)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new enforcement program, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, got its first airing on Capitol Hill yesterday, with the agency's chief, Anne Ferro, explaining and defending the program while industry interests expressed general support and specific concerns

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Fed Keeps Interest Rate at Record Low on 'Less Supportive' Conditions

The Federal Reserve announced it will keep the federal funds interest rate at zero to 0.25 percent, a record lo

Tags: Economy

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

TSA to Conduct Workshops For Hazmat Carriers, Shippers

The Transportation Security Administration's Highway and Motor Carrier Division is conducting a series of workshops for local hazardous material carriers and shippers, local first responders, as well as any operation involved in the transport of hazardous materials by highway

Tags: Events

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Energy Expert Points to Benefits of Solar Liquid Fuels

In order to make America more sustainable, we need to take a realistic look at how we use oil and what the alternatives are, according to Gary Dirks, director of LightWorks at Arizona State University and a renewable energy expert

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Trucks Hauling Waste Water

During a three-day enforcement blitz last week, the Pennsylvania State Police focused on trucks hauling waste water from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operations across the state

Tags: Highways

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

NationaLease Adds Diversified Truck Leasing to Network

Truck leasing organization NationaLease has approved Diversified Truck Leasing as its newest member. Diversified Truck Leasing is headquartered in Billings, Mont

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Freightliner Dealer Opens New Facility in North Carolina

West Carolina Freightliner has opened a new facility in Connelly Springs, N.C., with a 16-bay service shop, modern parts department and new body shop

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Receives Award For Energy Reduction Efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Detroit Diesel's Engine Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., as one of the first manufacturing facilities to meet the Energy Star Challenge for Industry

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