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December 2, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood to Speak at SMC3 Conference

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be the keynote speaker at the SMC3 2011 Jump Start Conference, Jan. 17-19 at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel, Atlanta

Tags: Events

December 2, 2010 - Industry News

Humanitarian Bowl to Feature Transportation Expo

The uDrove Humanitarian Bowl will feature a transportation expo as part of the pre-game activities before the Dec. 18 game at Boise State University

Tags: Events

December 2, 2010 - Industry News

Bosselman opens 28th Boss Shop

Rip Griffin Truck Service Center is selling its Pro Star Truck Service Repair Facility in Weatherford, Texas, to Boss Shops

December 2, 2010 - Industry News

Georgia Rush Dealership Expanding

Rush Truck Centers of Georgia is buying certain assets of Asbury Automotive Atlanta, which operates commercial truck and bus dealerships representing International, Peterbilt, Isuzu, Hino, UD, IC Bus, and Workhorse in Atlanta, Doraville and Kennesaw, Ga.

December 2, 2010 - Industry News

Miller Transfer Looking to Make Southeast Acquisition

Miller Transfer has hired a mergers and acquisitions consultant to help it acquire a heavy haul carrier to expand its business in the Southeast

December 2, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Motor Truck Association Launches New Division

The Iowa Motor Truck Association is unveiling a new division, Iowa Truck Services, that will provide licensing, permitting, safety and compliance solutions for member and non-member motor carriers

December 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Changes to CSA 2010 Severity Weights

As part of its ongoing effort to improve CSA 2010, ATA submitted a comprehensive letter to FMCSA, Nov. 29, suggesting additional changes to the Agency's evolving program

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

Canadian Customs Phasing Out "77YY" Itinerant Carrier Code

CBSA's eManifest initiative will change the way carriers file data when bringing cargo into Canada. (Photo by Jim Park)

As part of the implementation of its new eManifest initiative, Canada Border Services Agency is urging motor carriers to ensure they have their own unique identifier known as a carrier code

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Rings Alarm Bell on Pending Hours of Service Proposal

The American Trucking Associations is concerned that FMCSA does not have justification for making the changes to hours of service that ATA anticipates. (Photo by Jim Park)

American Trucking Associations is alarmed about proposed changes in hours of service regulations it sees coming from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and today will launch a website to coordinate an industry response

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Honored with Community Service Award

Navistar International received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 2010 U.S. Community Service Award for an employee-to-volunteer effort spearheaded by the company's Navistar Diesel of Alabama engine plant

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Increasing Build Rate

Paccar is reportedly bringing back workers to its Renton, Wash., Kenworth plant as it increases its production of on-highway trucks

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Swift Announces $942.6 Million IPO

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., plans to go public, selling 67.3 million shares for $13 to $15 each

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

DERA Reauthorization Makes Progress in Senate

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010, introduced Nov. 18, was passed out of committee Tuesday by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Fuel Economy, Emissions Proposal Ready for Comment

The docket is now open for comments on the federal proposal to establish national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy trucks

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Polk: Registrations up 10% Through September

New registrations for commercial trucks were up nearly 10 percent for the first nine months of the year compared to 2009

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Bulk Carriers Increases Owner-Operator Compensation

The tanker division at Schneider National, Schneider National Bulk Carriers, is increasing owner-operator compensation by 5 cents per mile. The new rate increases owner-operator compensation to $1.05 per mile, plus fuel surcharge, for loaded and unloaded miles

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Groups Sue to Halt CSA 2010 Safety Data Publication

Several groups of small trucking companies have sued to prevent publication of carriers' safety performance data under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

September North American Surface Trade up 19% from Year Earlier

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 19.3 percent higher in September 2010 than in September 2009

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Implementing Sleep Wellness Program

After a successful pilot program, Gordon Trucking is implementing a nationwide comprehensive sleep apnea screening and treatment program

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Lower, Oil Futures Higher

The average price of a gallon of diesel dropped for the second week in a row, but only by a less than a penny, according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre Joins Alliance Calling for Mandatory EOBRs

Dupre Logistics, Lafayette, La., has joined the recently formed Alliance for Driver Safety and Security, a group of trucking companies that is pushing legislation to mandate electronic onboard recorders

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

ATR Moves into New Reman Facility

Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing has moved into a new 100,000-square-foot remanufacturing plant in Mundelein, Ill

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach to Replace Aging Bridge

Last week, officials gathered at the Port of Long Beach to mark the start of a nearly $1 billion project to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge, a vital link between the West Coast's second busiest port and the city of Los Angeles

Tags: Intermodal

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Inspector General to Look Into FMCSA's Handling of New Entrants

The Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's response to National Transportation Safety Board recommendations to improve the New Entrant Safety Assurance Program

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

J.D. Power Survey Finds Big Differences in Medium-Duty Fuel Mileage

Differences in gas mileage among medium-duty trucks could translate into savings of more than $2,000 per truck per year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study released Monday

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