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January 6, 2011 - Industry News

TSC Global Announces Sales Realignment

TSC Global, LLC, the leading company in the sales, marketing and distribution of consumer brand products to North America's top travel centers is pleased to announce a realignment within their sales force

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Mexican Border Deal Cost American Jobs, Provides No Reciprocal Benefits

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded to the Obama Administration's overture to the Mexican truckers saying if the proposed deal goes through, American drivers will lose work to Mexican carriers who do not bear similar compliance costs

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

Reaction to Mexico Border Plan Follows Familiar Pattern

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's plan for reopening the U.S.-Mexico border to long-distance trucking is drawing familiar reactions from industry constituencies.The American Trucking Associations, which has long supported an open border, welcomed the announcement. The Teamsters union and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association remain adamantly opposed to opening the border

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Announces Concept for Mexico Cross-Border Trucking

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a plan for reopening the U.S.-Mexico border to long-distance trucking. LaHood unveiled a "concept document" for restarting the border trade that was interrupted when Congress cut off funds for the Bush administration's pilot program.

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

TRAC Intermodal's Steve Rubin Elected IANA Chairman for 2011

The Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America has announced the results of its election for 2011 officers. Steve Rubin, president and CEO of TRAC Intermodal was elected by the Board as its new Chairman

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

NTEA Member Verification Program Promotes Commitment to Excellence

The National Truck Equipment Association has made enhancements to its Member Verification Program

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois Lawmakers Back Off Prevailing Wage Expansion Proposal

A proposal to expand Prevailing Wage laws beyond traditional employees on public works projects in Illinois has been stopped - at least for the time being

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Owners Recover $293,000 in Wisconsin Lemon-Law Suit

A federal jury in Wisconsin recently awarded Randy Seeman and his son Jason more than half a million dollars in a law suit over a defective Western Star truck

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

BTS: October Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Tops $70 billion

September and October month-to-month comparison revealed a 3.3 percent improvement in NAFTA surface trade, BTS says.

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 14.9 percent higher in October 2010 than in October 2009, reaching $70.6 billio

Tags: Economy

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Announces National Fleet Safety Awards Division Winners

Bison Transport earned top spot in  Division VI -- 100 million or more miles.

Eighteen companies have been selected as division winners in the Truckload Carriers Association's 35th Annual National Fleet Safety Awards. Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, the awards recognize trucking companies that demonstrate a superior commitment to safety and accident reduction

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

New House Rule Seen Jeopardizing Highway Planning

The House Appropriations Committee can now use the Highway Trust Fund to create a budgetary balance it can use to free up spending in other areas.

Republican leaders have decided to change the way the House manages the money in the Highway Trust Fund, a move that highway interests say jeopardizes future infrastructure funding and impedes their ability to put long-term plans into place

Tags: Highways

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Top 25,000 Second Straight Month

December preliminary net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles for North American markets were 25,500 units, according to ACT Research Co

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Now Higher

Tolls went up on Pennsylvania toll roads at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, and for the first time, E-ZPass customers will pay less than cash customers

Tags: Highways

January 4, 2011 - Industry News

Manufacturing Numbers Point to a Stronger Year Ahead

December figures show the economy has expanded for the 17th straight month.

Tax cuts, renewed consumer confidence, expansion in the manufacturing sector and even a rise in construction spending are all giving the economy a much needed New Year's boost

Tags: Economy

January 4, 2011 - Industry News

Texas Leads U.S. in Inbound Migration, Michigan Leads in Outbound Moves

Allied Van Lines moved 1,640 families into Texas in 2010.

For the sixth year in a row, Texas eclipsed every other state and took the lead as the No. 1 magnet state in 2010, based on Allied Van Lines 43rd Annual Magnet States Report, which tracks U.S. migration patterns

Tags: Economy

January 4, 2011 - Industry News

GMTA Produces Drivers' Guide to CSA

To meet the need for credible information, Georgia Motor Trucking Association has authored a four-page, full color booklet that explains CSA changes, and cites relevant regulations and answers

January 4, 2011 - Industry News

APRA Partners With Summit Safety

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association has partnered with Summit Safety Group to offer workplace safety and environmental consulting services at a discounted fee structure to APRA members

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Begins the Year on an Upswing

The national average price of a gallon of diesel was up again this week, rising 3.7 cents from last week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

Port of Seattle's Clean Truck Rules Now in Effect

The ScRAPS Program (Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in Puget Sound) has taken more than 250 old trucks off the road since 2009.

The Port of Seattle's Clean Truck program began on New Year's, prohibiting trucks built prior to the 1994 model year from entering the cargo terminals

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

Marshall University Conducting Appalachian Multimodal/Intermodal Transport Needs Survey

The Rahall Transportation Institute and the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Marshall University of Huntington, WVA has begun a large-scale, intermodal shipping and receiving operations feasibility study to benefit the Appalachian Region

Tags: Intermodal

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

APRA Launches Second Edition of BuyReman Online Buyer's Guide

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) is producing the second edition of its online buyers guide

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Announces Sale of Body Systems Business

ArvinMeritor, Inc. today announced that it has completed the sale of its Body Systems business to an affiliate of Inteva Products, LLC

Tags: Events

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

NHTSA Clears Path for Speed-Limiter Proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is moving ahead on a rulemaking on speed limiters for heavy trucks, which had its start four years ago with petitions by two trucking interest groups

December 30, 2010 - Industry News

OOIDA Wonders Why Speed Limiters Get the Green Light While Driver Training Standards Languish

An announcement to consider speed limiting heavy trucks to 68 mph has small business truckers wondering why this unproven science is moving forward while minimum training standards for drivers are still not on the books

December 30, 2010 - Industry News

NYC-area Bridge & Tunnel Tolls Go Up December 30

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced increases to NYC area tunnel and bridge tolls. The increases took effect on Dec. 30

Tags: Highways

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