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June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Double-Digit Increases in Retail Container Volumes to Continue at Ports

June is expected to be a promising month for container volumes, which are expected to see a 15 percent year-over-year gain.

The nation's major retail container ports can expect double-digit increases in import cargo volume in the months ahead, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker repor

Tags: Intermodal

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Mixed On Continued Uncertainty

Economic indicators coming out of the U.S. Census Bureau Friday were mixed, as the government announced that retail and food services sales were down 1.2 percent in May, while business inventories gained 0.4 percent in April

Tags: Economy

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

New York Parks Department Puts Kenworth Hybrids Into Service

Keith Kerman, assistant commissioner for the New York City Parks Department, is shown with one of the department's 17 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks.

The New York City Parks Department has recently put 17 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrids into service, as part of the city's goal to curb carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2017

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Ceridian Index Sees Largest Monthly Boost in 10 Years

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index gained 3.1 percent in May, the largest monthly boost in over 10 years

Tags: Economy

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Senate Votes Down Measure to Block EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) presents her case in support of the measure before the Senate Thursday. Murkowski introduced the legislation in response to the EPA's efforts to regulate carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act.

In a 47-53 vote, the U.S. Senate barely voted down a measure Thursday that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Peterbilt Delivers First Paccar MX-Equipped Vehicle

From left, Corky Mawry, Jeff Hunter and Bob Hunter of Hunter Peterbilt; Bill Jackson, Paccar; Jan and Mark McClymonds of McClymonds Supply & Transit Co.; and Arlen Savitt, Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Motors Company has delivered the first vehicle equipped with the EPA 2010-certified Paccar MX engine to McClymonds Supply & Transit C

June 10, 2010 - Industry News

Senate Eyes Event Data Recorder Rule

The Senate is considering a mandate that would require event data recorders to be installed in medium- and heavy-duty truck

June 10, 2010 - Industry News

Trade Gap Widens in April

April exports fell 0.7 percent, while imports fell 0.4 percent, widening the trade gap from March

Tags: Economy

June 10, 2010 - Industry News

2010 Production Estimates Higher Than Expected As Economy Strengthens

ACT Research has increased its 2010 forecast for heavy-duty vehicle production by 4,500 units, putting year-over-year growth at 23 percent

June 10, 2010 - Industry News

Truckers Are More Hopeful About the Next Year

The industry is starting to have a rosier outlook on the year ahead, with expectations that volumes and rates will improve. (Photo by MTS Driver Recruiters)

Carriers are increasingly hopeful about the year ahead, with about 88 percent expecting volumes to grow over the next year and 84 percent expecting rates to rise, according to Transport Capital Partners Business Expectation Survey for the second quarter 2010

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

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