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June 10, 2010 - Industry News

New FMCSA Guidance Allows For Scanned Driver Logs

Under the new guidance, drivers can scan their log records at truckstop scanning kiosks, such as this TripPak location. (Photo courtesy of TripPak)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a regulatory guidance simplifying the record keeping and retention requirements for driver logs

June 10, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Sales Slip From April; Other Classes Show Improvement

Class 8 truck OEMs saw May sales down 8.5 percent from Apri

June 10, 2010 - Industry News

NTTC Honors Andrews Logistics For Safety Record

The National Tank Truck Carriers has honored Andrews Logistics with multiple safety awards, including the 2009 Outstanding Performance Trophy

June 10, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Schedules Webinar on Pre-Employment Screening Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology will host a webinar on the new Pre-Employment Screening Program

Tags: Events

June 9, 2010 - Industry News

Federal Reserve: Transportation Activity on the Rise

Transportation and manufacturing activity has improved over the last few months, according to the Federal Reserv

Tags: Economy

June 9, 2010 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Kicks Off Today

The 28th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty competition kicks off today at the Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Va

Tags: Events

June 9, 2010 - Industry News

Wallwork Kenworth Wins Customer Support Dealer of the Year Award

Wallwork Kenworth in Fargo, N.D., was recently named 2009 Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada.

Wallwork Kenworth in Fargo, N.D., was named 2009 Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada at the annual Kenworth Customer Support Meeting held recently in Kansas City, M

June 9, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Improves Profitability in Fiscal Second Quarter

Navistar International managed to improve its net income during the fiscal second quarter ending April 30, amid the launch of its MaxxForce advanced exhaust-gas recirculation engine

June 9, 2010 - Industry News

CTA Announces Winners of California SuperTech Competition

Technicians from Southern California had to compete in hands-on tests to see who would move on to the next round.

The California Trucking Association announced the winners of its inaugural SuperTech Competition, which was held June 5 and 6 at the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, Calif

June 9, 2010 - Industry News

CSCMP: Capacity Restraints, Driver Shortages Ahead This Year

According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals report, the trucking industry will be short 400,000 drivers by the end of next year. (Photo by Coastline Transport)

The trucking industry can expect some capacity restraints by year end, along with some driver shortages, according to the recent State of Logistics Repor

June 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder Opens New Service and Used Truck Sales Center in Atlanta

Ryder System has opened a new service facility and used commercial vehicle sales center in Atlanta

June 9, 2010 - Industry News

Vipar to Distribute Accuride Parts in Mexico

Vipar Heavy Duty has signed an agreement with Accuride Corporation to offer Accuride Wheels and Gunite wheel-end components to the Mexican heavy-duty market

June 9, 2010 - Industry News

Freight TSI Rises For Third Straight Month

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose for the third straight month, with a 0.3 percent boost in April over Marc

June 8, 2010 - Industry News

Heartland Express Sticks With Navistar to Provide Class 8 Trucks

Navistar will remain the exclusive provider of Class 8 tractors for truckload carrier Heartland Expres

June 8, 2010 - Industry News

Bendix Takes Safety Systems Demonstration to Phoenix

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake held a demonstration event in Phoenix last month to educate the industry on its active safety technologies

June 8, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Receives '58 Kenworth

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has received a Kenworth KDC825C, which was donated by Ray S. O'Hanesian, Bettendorf, Iowa

June 8, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Lowers Forecasts For Diesel As Recent Prices Fall

Fleets can expect average diesel prices of $2.96 a gallon for 2010. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration has lowered its price forecasts for on-highway diesel to just under $3 a gallon for 2010 and $3.11 for 201

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2010 - Industry News

Court Denies Further Review of TRU Decision

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied the American Trucking Associations' request that a full panel reconsider a panel's previous decision that California could continue to enforce its Transport Refrigeration Unit regulatio

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

New HDMA Council to Address Energy Efficient Technologies

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has announced the initial formation of the HDMA Strategic Energy Council, which is being formed to provide and maintain communication with federal agencies on energy-efficient technologies

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Deployment of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Under Way

UPS has recently deployed 50 hybrid electric delivery trucks to Austin, Texas, and 13 hybrids to Minneapolis, as part of a larger effort to put 200 new hybrid electric vehicles into operation in eight U.S. cities

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Continue to Drop

Over the last four weeks, diesel has slipped 18.1 cents. (Photo by Ryder)

Diesel prices continued their downward trend this week, falling 3.4 cent

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Georgia Passes Ban on Texting While Driving

Georgia has taken the country one step closer to a nationwide ban on texting while driving; Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law last week

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash Wins Award For Promoting PSI's ThermAlert

From left to right, Steve Robinson and Tim Musgrave from PSI, and Dick Giromini and Steve Miller from Wabash National.

Pressure Systems International, manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI, presented Wabash National Corporation with the 2009 Athena Award at the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association meetin

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Freight to Bounce Back Stronger Than Economy

Expected growth in Asia's economy could mean a competitive market for U.S. exports. (Photo by Schneider)

Over the long term, freight is expected to grow at a stronger pace than the U.S. gross domestic product, said Paul Bingham, managing director of global commerce and transportation at IHS Global Insight

Tags: Economy

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Is Southern California Losing Its Competitive Edge in World Trade?

Congestion, lack of infrastructure funding and stringent emissions rules are threatening Southern California's leadership position in world trade and logistics, according to panelists at the Southern California Transportation & Logistics Summit. While currently 43 percent of all trade to the nation goes through Southern California ports, these volumes are at risk of being diverted to other ports that are easier to operate in

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