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July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Signs New Contracts at Portland Truck Plant

Daimler Trucks North America has signed new three-year collective bargaining agreements covering workers at its Portland, Ore., truck manufacturing plant

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Seeks Comments on Confidentiality of GHG Reporting Data

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on whether certain data collected under its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program should be publicly available or kept confidential

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

June Payrolls Slip; Transportation Adds to the Ranks

Overall, the U.S. lost 125,000 jobs in June, mostly due to the drop in Census jobs. However, the transportation and warehousing sectors added 15,000 workers during the month. (Photo by Con-way)

While June payrolls fell for the first time in six months, the transportation and warehousing sectors added 15,000 jobs during the mont

Tags: Economy

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Expedites Safety Inspection Process For Trucks

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has issued a proclamation that expedites the safety inspection process for commercial motor vehicles traveling the state's highways, in an effort to get more trucking fleets titled and registered in the state

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Massachusetts Bans Texting While Driving

Drivers caught texting while driving in Massachusetts now face penalties. (Photo by Jim Park)

Massachusetts has become the 29th state to ban texting while driving, bringing the country one step closer to a nationwide ban on texting behind the wheel

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder Honors Top Carriers For 2009

Ryder System has honored the top carriers for 2009 with its Ryder Carrier Quality Award, which recognizes excellence in on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovatio

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Grows at a Slower Rate

While the manufacturing sector still seems to be moving in the right direction, growth has slowed somewhat in the last few months, a sign that the second half of the year may see more moderate growth

Tags: Economy

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Happy Independence Day

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Monday, July 5, as Newport Business Media offices are closed for the Independence Day holiday. News will resume Tuesday, July 6

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Washington to Build Nation's First 'Electric Highway'

Washington new "electric highway" will support such electric vehicles as this truck by Smith Electric, which is run by AT&T.

With the help of $1.32 million in federal Recovery Act funding, the State of Washington will build an "electric highway," a network of public access electric vehicle recharging locations along Interstate 5, the first in the natio

Tags: Highways

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Telogis Acquires Fleet Management Software Provider

Telogis has acquired Plano, Texas-based Remote Dynamics, a provider of GPS fleet management technology

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Seattle Takes 200 Dirty Trucks Off the Roads

The Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in Puget Sound (Scraps) program hopes to get 250 trucks with pre-1994 engines off the road. It's already reached 200. (Photo courtesy of Port of Seattle)

The Port of Seattle has scrapped 200 older, higher-emissions trucks since the launch of the Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in Puget Sound (SCRAPS) program

Tags: Intermodal

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

UCR Enforcement Begins July 15

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is encouraging all jurisdictions in North America to enforce the Unified Carrier Registration for the 2010 registration year

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Bosselman Expands Truck Repair Network in Michigan

Bosselman Boss Shops has opened a new Boss Shop in Benton Harbor, Mich., rounding out the number of shops to 25

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Testifies in Support of Proposed Canada-U.S. Oil Pipeline

The American Trucking Associations testified this week at a Department of State hearing on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, which would stretch from Hardisty, Alberta to Houston

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

House Approves Bill to Curb Energy Market Speculation

The trucking industry believes speculation in the energy markets may be partly to blame for volatile diesel prices. (Photo by Ryder)

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that includes major reforms to the derivatives market

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Continues to See Year-Over-Year Gains

Last week, intermodal traffic was up 20.5 percent from the same week a year ago, with trailers and containers at 227,229

Tags: Intermodal

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Owner Satisfaction Diminishes After Nine Months

Satisfaction among Class 8 truck owners peaks in the first nine months of ownership, then drops considerabl

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Hikes Truck Tires Prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions has increased prices on its Bridgestone brand truck and bus radial tires by 6 percent in the U.S., as of July 1

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Fidelitone to Provide Logistics Services For OroMed Healthcare

OroMed Healthcare, which manufactures automatic, adjustable sleep systems, has chosen Fidelitone Logistics to provide logistics services, including inventory control, national transportation management and "white glove" delivery

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

ConocoPhillips' Stake in CFJ Properties Flying J Goes to Pilot

ConocoPhillips has shed its 50 percent stake in the CFJ Properties-Flying J truckstops to Pilot Travel Centers for $626 million

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Expects Positive Earnings in 2Q

Covenant Transportation Group said it expects to see positive earnings in the second quarter on improvements in freight rates, miles per truck, internal revenue generation initiatives, and cost cutting measures

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Energy to Provide LNG to California Solid Waste Fleets

In a new contract with solid waste operator Republic Services, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will provide liquefied natural gas fuel to Republic Waste Services of Southern California, Consolidated Disposal and Solano Garbage through April 2015

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Pilot Sells Flying J's Scan & Go to Pegasus TransTech

On the heels of its merger with Flying J, Pilot Travel Centers has sold Flying J's Scan & Go assets to Pegasus TransTech

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Higher Truck Weight Limit in Effect in Florida

Florida has increased the weight limit of trucks on non-interstate roads from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds. (Photo by Michelin)

Trucks weighing up to 88,000 pounds can travel on specific non-interstate routes in Florida, as of yesterday

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

Maverick Raises Money For American Heart Association

Little Rock, Ark.-based Maverick Transportation presented a check for $4,000 to the American Heart Association, to help fight heart disease and fund prevention programs

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