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August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow at Slower Rate

While the manufacturing sector expanded for the 12th straight month in July, activity fell 0.7 percent from June's level

Tags: Economy

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Fleets More Confident About Buying in Months Ahead

Equipment purchasing activity is expected to improve over the next three months, as fleets add capacity.

After expressing cautious optimism for the second quarter, fleets are starting to be more confident about buying new equipment in the next three months, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Research's third quarter Fleet Sentiment Report

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Seacastle Chassis Changes Name to Trac Intermodal

Princeton, N.J.-based Seacastle Chassis has changed its name to Trac Intermodal to better reflect the evolution of the company's strategy

Tags: Intermodal

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Right to Repair Bill Stalled in Massachusetts House

Following unanimous passage in the state Senate, the Massachusetts House of Representatives took no action on the Right to Repair bill

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Utah DOT Tests Deer-Vehicle Collision System

The Utah Department of Transportation has launched a pilot program to test DeerDeter, a deer-vehicle collision system. DeerDeter is a U.S. joint venture between Jafa Technologies and Austrian-based IPTE

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Expo Session to Present CEO Insights

The opening session of this year's Intermodal Expo will provide insights from three freight transportation CEOs from the highway, rail and water carrier sectors

Tags: Events

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Adds eStar Dealer in Southern California

The eStar features a low center of gravity and a 36-foot turning circle.

Navistar has expanded its eStar dealer network with the addition of Westrux International in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Westrux will provide sales, service and support for Navistar's eStar truck, its all-electric vehicle

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

PHMSA Proposes New Rule For Explosives Transport

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to change rules governing safe havens for the transportation of certain explosives

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Denies Petitions Challenging Endangerment Finding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is standing by its claim that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of the American people and that emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

GDP, Consumer Confidence Indicate a Slowing Recovery

Imports were up 28.8 percent in the second quarter, the largest increase in 26 years, but exports were up only 10.3 percent. (Photo by Port of Seattle)

Real gross domestic product grew 2.4 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter, compared to a 3.7 percent boost in the first quarter of this yea

Tags: Economy

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

Governors Push to Get Scudder Falls Bridge Revamped

Scudder Falls Bridge, which has two lanes in each direction and no shoulder, handles nearly 60,000 vehicles daily and is the scene of 105 crashes annually. (Photo by DRJTBC)

The governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are proposing a public-private partnership to revamp the Scudder Falls Bridge that carries Interstate 95 over the Delaware River

Tags: Highways

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

North America Is Ready For Low-Cost Trucks, But Foreign Builders Face Challenges

While sales of low-cost trucks in North America are almost non-existent, there is potential for growth in this market, especially for foreign manufacturers such as Tata Motors and Mahindra, according to Ryan Carmichael, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. Carmichael is currently working on the North American module of Frost & Sullivan's low-cost truck market study, which will analyze this market in different regions of the world. The full results will be released in September

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

Joplin Petro Remodel to Include New Super Truck Showroom

The remodel is expected to be complete early next year.

The Joplin Petro in Joplin, Mo., is undergoing an expansion and remodel, which will include a new 15,000 square-foot Super Truck Showroom

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

Eyefortransport Gears Up For TruckIT Forum

Eyefortransport will hold its eighth truckIT Forum on Oct. 5 and 6 at the Vanderbilt Garden Hilton in Nashville, Tenn

Tags: Events

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Talbert Manufacturing Expands Dealer Network

Talbert Manufacturing has added DeCleene Trailer Sales to its dealer network. DeCleene has five locations throughout Wisconsin

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Sees Continued Growth in Earnings, Revenue

Universal Truckload Services' balance sheet continued to see signs of a recovery, with net income increasing by $3.3 million to $4.6 million for the 13-week period ending July 3

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Senator Submits Amendment to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) submitted a proposal Wednesday to amend H.R. 5297, or the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, by retroactively extending the biodiesel tax credit

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

New Bill Would Give Ports Authority Over Clean Truck Programs

Nadler's new bill would allow ports to set the standards for clean diesel and alternative energy vehicles in order to reduce pollution. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Portland)

A new bill would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Act to allow ports to enact and enforce clean truck programs and implement environmental programs above the current federal requirements

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Ambassador Bridge Moves Forward in Approval Process

The current Ambassador Bridge, which is 80 years old, is the busiest border crossing in North America, handling 1.6 million truck crossings each year.

Manuel Moroun, owner of the Ambassador Bridge, is one step closer to building a second span of the international crossing between Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Moroun received the OK from the Canada Border Services Agency to build a new customs plaza in Windso

Tags: Highways

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Hands Out $1 Million in Safety Training Grants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the recipients of safety training grants worth $1 million

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Suit Over California's Ammunition Shipping Restriction

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a joint lawsuit with The Calguns Foundation, the National Rifle Association, the Folsom Shooting Club and two individual truckers, to challenge California's ban on interstate shipment of handgun ammunition to the state

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

BTS Reports Highest Year-Over-Year Rise in Land Transportation Trade

Land transportation trade between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners was up 39.5 percent in May from the year-ago month, the highest year-over-year increase in total U.S.-NAFTA trade by surface modes on record back to April 199

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Saia Improves 2Q Results on Stronger Revenue and Pricing

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia improved its second quarter performance on stronger revenue, better pricing and solid cost performance

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Posts Positive 2Q Earnings

Quality Distribution posted positive second quarter earnings on an 18.5 percent boost in revenue from the same quarter of 2009

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Fleet Engineers to Market Mudguard's V-Flap

Through a new agreement, Fleet Engineers will market Mudguard Technologies' V-Flap Product to its customers in North Americ

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