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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

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Women In Trucking to Salute Women Behind the Wheel on ESPN

Viewers of the 2010 uDrove Humanitarian Bowl will see only women in a 30-second commercial promoting the trucking industry

Tags: Events

November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Vehicle Sales Activity Slows; Prices Continue to Rise

The volume of sales of used heavy-duty (Class 8) commercial vehicles has slowed in recent months, declining 16 percent month-over-month in October according to ACT Research Co

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

Corridor Coalition Meets to Plot the Future of Interstate 81

Intermodal service along the I-80 corridor could help reduce highway congestion railroads say. -- photo by Jim Park

The Interstate 81 Corridor Coalition met in Hagerstown, Md., earlier this month to discuss daily operations along the 855-mile highway, and to shape its future

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

Global Transportation Merger/Acquisition Activity Flat

The number of merger and acquisition deals announced in the global transportation and logistics sector in the third quarter remained above the pace of 2009 and is about the same as the previous quarter

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

NTEA Names Steve Carey as Successor to Retiring ED Jim Carney

The National Truck Equipment Association board of trustees has named Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations, to replace long-time Executive Director Jim Carney

November 28, 2010 - Industry News

Alberta's Distracted Driving Bill Leaves CB Radios Turned On

Alberta says it has no issues with truckers using CB radios in the course of their duties. (Photo by Jim Park)

Truckers in the province of Alberta are breathing a sigh of relief. It turns out the government is not planning to take away their CB radios after all

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

TransCore's CarrierWatch Cracks Down on Chameleon Carriers

Do you know who is hauling your freight? TransCore's CarrierWatch can tell you before you release the load for pick up

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

Happy Thanksgiving!

There will be no news posted to Truckinginfo.com for Thursday, Nov. 25 or Friday, Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. In the meantime, check out our new blogs: All That's Trucking; On the Road; and Trailer Talk.

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

Michelin Latest Maker to Raise Truck Tire Prices

Michelin North America is increasing prices on passenger car, light truck and commercial truck replacement tires sold in the United States

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Orders Highest Since February 2008

New orders of dry van commercial trailers more than doubled in October from the prior year, leading total net orders of commercial trailers to a 33-month high, according to ACT Research

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

Georgia Adds Performance-Based Brake Testing

The Georgia Department of Public Safety recently required a performance-based brake tester for field inspections of heavy-duty tractor-trailers

November 23, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Allows Lower-Level Upgrades to '03 Reefer Units

(Photo by Tom Berg)

Owners of model-year 2003 reefer units that run in California can get more legal use out of them for less cost, thanks to a regulations amendment by the state's Air Resources Board

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Yokohama Raising Tire Prices

Yokohama Tire Corp. will increase prices on its light and medium commercial truck tires in the United States by 6 percent, effective January 1, 2011

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

SSA Honors Cara Giebner at Annual Meeting

The Service Specialists Association has established the Cara Giebner SSA-GAAS Scholarship fund

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Study Looks at Canadian Logistics Trends

The University of Manitoba Transport Institute and TransCore Link Logistics announced the initial results from their joint research project looking at Canadian trucking and logistics trends using TransCore's Loadlink freight matching data

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Drop Slightly

The price of diesel dropped by 1.3 cents in the past week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Shows Some Bright Spots in Economy

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.8 percent in October after increasing a revised 1.8 percent in September

Tags: Economy

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Is That Contract Driver Really an Employee? Port Drayage Companies Face Legal Challenge as They Invest in Clean Trucks

As the American Trucking Associations continues its legal struggle to stop the Port of Los Angeles from implementing a concession program that would ban owner-operators from the port, the drayage companies that contract with those drivers will likely be facing new claims that the drivers are just misclassified employees

Tags: Intermodal

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

Kotler's Defending Price Workshop Back at HDMA by Popular Demand

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association will partner once again with the Kotler Marketing Group to offer their "Defending Price" workshop at the Heavy Duty Dialogue conference and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in January

Tags: Events

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Logistics Technologies to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo

UPS has agreed to sell its UPS Logistics Technologies unit to Thoma Bravo LLC, a private equity investment firm

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