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October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Mack and Volvo Reaffirm Sponsorship for America's Road Team

Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc. have both signed on as exclusive OE sponsors of ATA's America's Road Team for 2011

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Senator Looks Ahead to Infrastructure Action, Election, Lame Duck Session

One senator predicts that once we get past the mid-term elections and this fall's lame duck session, Congress will finally start seriously working on a highway reauthorization program

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Union Pacific Opens Intermodal Terminal at Joliet

Union Pacific Railroad officially opened a 785-acre intermodal terminal at Joliet, Ill., expanding its international and domestic container capacity and improving rail traffic efficiencies throughout the Chicago region

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Litigation Center Prepares for Future Challenges

As the American Trucking Associations' Litigation Center celebrates its 25th anniversary, it finds itself in need of funding as it prepares to take on challenges such as attacks on independent contractor status and another likely court battle on hours of service regulations

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Teamwork Key to Operation Safe Driver

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro speaks during the Operation Safe Driver kick-off event at American Trucking Associations convention. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

Enforcement officials across the country this week are cracking down on unsafe fleets, unsafe truck drivers, and car drivers who drive unsafely around large trucks. Operation Safe Driver got an official kick-off during the American Trucking Associations' annual management conference Monday, with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, enforcement officials and ATA emphasizing the enforcement and education effort's team approach

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Crete, Shaffer Launch "Home Weekly" Fleets

Nebraska-based Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking now have home weekly fleets available in several areas throughout the country.

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

UMTRI: Lane Departure Warning Systems Improve Accident Avoidance

A year-long field test by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Takata Corporation have shown that an integrated system of crash warning technologies can improve crash avoidanc

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Texas Aid Network Connects Relief Organizations with Transportation Providers

The Texas Aid Network, a program produced by the nonprofit group, NPower Texas, has launched an improved website where Texas-based nonprofits can search for donated goods and transportation providers to ship those goods to needed destinations

October 17, 2010 - Industry News

Not Using PSP Could Be 'Huge Mistake'

At a time when we're dealing with more acronyms than ever from the U.S. Department of Transportation - CSA 2010, HOS, EOBRs - there's one that may be getting overlooked: PSP, or pre-employment screening program

October 17, 2010 - Industry News

Sluggish Economy, CSA 2010 Top Trucking Concerns

CSA 2010 debuted on the ATRI's Top 10 critical issues list this year in the number two slot. (Photo courtesy PrePass)

The sluggishness of the economic recovery and the federal government's new CSA 2010 enforcement program are among the top concerns facing the North American trucking industry, according to an annual survey by the American Transportation Research Institute

October 15, 2010 - Industry News

Roadrunner Announces New Purchase Options

Roadrunner Transportation Services, Cuday, Wisconsin, announced a program with a wider variety of choices for contractors who want to own a truck through lease/purchase or purchase

October 15, 2010 - Industry News

Record Number of Trucks Inspected During Brake Safety Week; Brake OOS Rate Drops

CVSA emphasizes that Brake Safety Week is about education, not just enforcement. Here, a Landstar Brake Safety Week event.

The number of vehicles inspected during Operation Air Brake's "Brake Safety Week" reached a historic high this year, while also showing a significant drop in the number of out-of-service defects for brake components and overall out-of-service defects

October 15, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Sales Up For Month, YTD; Class 6 Sees Continued Surge

Truck makers sold 9,402 Class 8 trucks in September, up from 8,834 the previous month, making for 77,082 for the first nine months of the year

October 15, 2010 - Industry News

Carlisle to Acquire Hawk Corp.

Carlisle has agreed to acquire Hawk, a worldwide supplier of friction products for brakes, clutches and transmissions, for more than $400 million

October 14, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics to Present Webinar on Surviving and Planning for the Future

Trucking software provider Carrier Logistics Inc. will present a free webinar on what industry professionals need to know to operate more effectively and efficiently to survive

Tags: Events

October 14, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Index Fell 0.6 Percent in August

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 0.6 percent in August from its July level, falling after two monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

October 14, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Trailers Breaks Ground on Southeast Plant

Great Dane Trailers officially broke ground on the site of its new refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Statesboro, Ga., Thursday

October 14, 2010 - Industry News

Report Predicts Clean Diesel Will Grow in Importance

With the United States moving to implement stronger environmental and fuel economy standards and expand the use of renewable fuels, clean diesel fuel is "poised to take on an even greater role in the U.S. transportation market," according to a newly-released Hart Energy Consulting report

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 14, 2010 - Industry News

New Hoover Dam Bypass Will Shorten Route for Truckers

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood dedicated a new bypass bridge at the Hoover Dam Thursday. When it opens next week, truckers will no longer have to take a 75-mile detour

Tags: Highways

October 14, 2010 - Industry News

Variable Limit Replaces Seasonal Limit on Wyoming Section of I-80

With variable speed limit signs now operating on the full length of the section, the seasonal 65-mph speed limit will not resume this year on the 52-mile section of I-80 in Wyoming between Laramie and Rawlins, where it had been enforced for the past two severe weather seasons

Tags: Highways

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Dattco New Thermo King Dealer in Boston and Hartford

Dattco Inc, New Britain, Connecticut. has been named the Thermo King dealer in New England, formerly called Boston Thermo King and Thermo King of Hartford.

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Nearly All Used Truck Segments Report YTD Value Increases

If there was any question that the used-truck market came back to life in 2010, data released this month by the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide should squash all doubts

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Haldex Remanufacturing Celebrates 25 Years of "Being Green"

The Haldex Remanufacturing facility in Marion, N.C., is celebrating 25 years of being "green."

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Declines for Second Consecutive Month

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which measures fuel sales as an economic indicator, fell .5 percent in September after falling 1 percent in August

Tags: Economy

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

DOE: Diesel to Average Near $3 for 2010

The Department of Energy predicts diesel prices will average near $3 for the year and will be higher next year, while crude oil prices are expected to be slightly higher this winter than last

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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