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May 2, 2011 - Industry News

San Francisco Toll Hike Waiver Nears End

The San Francisco Bay Area Tolls Authority's one year toll increase exemption for vehicles of combinations with two or more axels will end on July 1, 2011

Tags: Highways

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Completes Acquisition of Midway Truck Parts

FleetPride, an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has completed the acquisition of Midway Truck Parts

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel and Crude Prices Rise from Last Week

National on-highway diesel prices rose again after falling slightly last week, according to the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Survey Shows Increase in Safety Belt Use

New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data that shows 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts while operating behind the wheel in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 2009

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Committee Urges FMCSA to Seek Jurisdiction Over Shippers

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee recommended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration seek jurisdiction over shippers, receivers and brokers who 'unduly detain' drivers

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Nelson Global Products Ready to Serve Global Customers

Nelson Global Products is back in business with a new name and a mission to serve OEM and aftermarket customers around the world with products supporting the thermal requirements of complex diesel emissions systems

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Can Go Ahead with Restructuring Plan

Financially troubled less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide announced it will get an infusion of $100 million in new capital and increased liquidity so it can move ahead with its restructuring plan

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Center Opening at Carl's Corner, Texas

The former "Willie's Place" truckstop at Carls' Corner, Texas, which closed after financial troubles, has become the 64th location in the Petro chain

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy International Announces Board and Officer Changes

Three long-time board members ended their terms and moved to the Trucker Buddy Advisory Council at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

Construction Begins on $105 Million Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility

Ground has been broken for the new Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville, Tenn. The $105 million facility is part of the multi-state $2.5 billion Crescent Corridor initiative to establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the South and the Northeast on Norfolk Southern's rail network

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Competition Recognizes Top Technicians

Service technicians from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnepeg, Manitoba, captured first place at the 2011 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA competition

April 29, 2011 - Industry News

Arizona Associations Announce Fleet Safety Winners

The Arizona Trucking Association and Arizona Transportation Education Foundation announced winners of the industry's fleet safety competition, along with three individual awards and the winners of the state truck driving championships held April 16

April 29, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Net Orders, Shipments Post Double Digit Growth

Net orders and shipments of commercial trailers continued their robust performance during March, according to ACT Research. Net orders rose 21 percent from February levels, while shipments were more than 33 percent above the previous month

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

Tornado Outbreak Destroys Truckstop, Affects Carriers, Shippers, Drivers

You can see what's left of a trailer in this photo of tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., shot by a WTI Transport employee.

[UPDATE 2] Tornadoes that ravaged wide swaths of the South Wednesday demolished a Virginia truckstop and dealt damage to several trucking companies. In the worst outbreak since 1974, 164 tornadoes blitzed 13 states on Wednesday, killing at least 230 people. Alabama was hit hardest with an estimated 128 deaths, prompting President Obama to declare a state of emergency there

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

ATA, CTA Call to on Government to Abandon Proposed Tanker Wetline Regulation

The American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance called on the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to abandon proposed wetline regulations

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Q1 Earnings Up 24%

UPS announced diluted earnings per share of 88 cents for the first quarter of 2011, a 24 percent improvement over the adjusted 71 cents for the prior-year period

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins Q1 Sales Up 56% to $3.9 Billion

Cummins reported sharply higher sales and earnings compared to the first quarter of 2010 on continued strength in key international markets, a recovering North American truck market and productivity improvements

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

EZE Trucking Acquires Patterson Motor Freight

EZE Trucking, a specialty trucking and logistics company for the infrastructure market, has acquired Patterson Motor Freight, a trucking company specializing in the oil and gas industry

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

Truckstop, Trucking Companies Hit in Southern Tornadoes

A WTI Transport employee the epicenter of tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., above, and the tornado as it was touching down, below.

Tornados ravaged parts of the South yesterday, damaging some trucking companies and severely damaging at least one truck stop

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

First Quarter Fleet Results: Earnings Tempered by Weather and Fuel

The first quarter of 2011 saw strong revenue and profit increases for many carriers. However, the good results were tempered by bad weather and the spike in fuel prices. On the whole, fleets expect business to continue increasing through the remainder of 2011

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Holds First Membership Meeting

HDA Truck Pride's first membership meeting hosted more than 600 attendees representing 123 members and 142 vendors

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

March Durable Goods Orders Up $5 Billion

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $5 billion or 2.5 percent to $208.4 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This increase, up three consecutive months, followed a 0.7 percent February increase.

Tags: Economy

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

Dana Shows 1Q Loss

Dana Holding Corp. reported adjusted earnings of $181 million in the first quarter of 2011. The company had a net loss of $30 million, which included $53 million of one-time charges for refinancing and restructuring of debt in January

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Advisory Committee to Make Recommendations on Sleep Apnea

A driver for Schneider National, which has been an industry leader in sleep apnea testing, demonstrates the equipment used to treat the condition.

The next step in the federal effort to address sleep apnea in truck drivers will come this summer, when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will ask a panel of advisers for recommendations on how it should proceed

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

Used Truck Market Shows Price Rises, Higher Miles

The upward price trend of used Class 8 commercial vehicles that began in early 2010 continued into March 2011, according to ACT Research. The reported average sales price increased 6 percent from February levels

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