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August 19, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Pushes Back Hearing on Proposed Amendments; Workshops Added

The California Air Resources Board has postponed the hearing to consider the proposed amendments to the Tractor-Trailer (aerodynamics) Greenhouse Gas Regulation, Truck and Bus (engine) Regulation, and Drayage Truck (engine) Regulation until November 2010

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Urges PHMSA to Reconsider Proposed Hazmat Carrier Fitness Rules

PHMSA has been making changes to its change its special permits program for hazardous materials haulers. ATA provided its feedback recently.

In a testimony before the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, American Trucking Associations Vice President Rich Moskowitz told the agency that proposed standards for hazardous material carrier fitness were unacceptabl

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

Performance Team Lands on List of Top 100 3PLs

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based Performance Team landed on Inbound Logistics' list of Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Providers for 2010

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

Truckload Carrier Takes Advantage of DERA Funds For Side Skirts

Tacoma, Wash.-based Interstate Distributor Co. expects to save 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel a year with the 2,058 Freight Wing Aeroflex side skirts the company began installing in July of 2010.

With the help of a $875,972 grant from the EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) in a cost-sharing program, Tacoma, Wash.-based Interstate Distributor Co. will install 2,058 Freight Wing Aeroflex side skirts at its maintenance facilities

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

Railroads Post Record High Volumes For 2010

Rail intermodal traffic on U.S. railroads set another record high for the year, with 233,767 total trailers and containers for the week ending Aug. 1

Tags: Intermodal

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Completes I-81 Corridor Improvements

The final phase of improvement projects in Northern Virginia aimed at handling more trains at higher speeds has been completed, eliminating a choke point on Norfolk Southern's Crescent Corridor

Tags: Intermodal

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

TransCore Survey: Using Load Boards Pays Off

Carriers using load boards for more than 40 percent of their loads can earn an additional $800 per truck every mont

August 18, 2010 - Industry News

ACT Blames Seasonality For Sharp Drop in Class 8 Orders

July net orders were 11,667 units, compared to the 15,999 units reported in June.

While net orders of Class 8 vehicles fell 27 percent from June to July, ACT Research Co. says the slip is common around this season

August 18, 2010 - Industry News

Direct ChassisLink to Expand Into Southeast, Gulf

Direct ChassisLink said it will expand its chassis program to the Southeast and Gulf inland regions starting Sept. 7

Tags: Intermodal

August 18, 2010 - Industry News

USA Truck Expands Into Intermodal Container Service

USA Truck has entered into a long-term agreement with BNSF Railway to move private 53-foot domestic intermodal containers

August 18, 2010 - Industry News

FLS Joins Effort to Combat Cargo Theft

FLS Transportation, a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services, has joined the CargoNet program, which helps prevent cargo theft and increases recovery rates through secure and controlled information sharing between theft victims, their business partners and law enforcement

August 18, 2010 - Industry News

New York DOT Takes Action on Truck Traffic in Finger Lakes

The New York State Department of Transportation has taken actions to reduce the number of large, oversized and overweight trucks traveling through the Finger Lakes are

Tags: Highways

August 18, 2010 - Industry News

Industrial Production Sees More Promising Growth in July

The month of July showed more promising industrial production figures, with growth of 1 percent over Jun

Tags: Economy

August 18, 2010 - Industry News

Former YRC Logistics Entity Takes Shape

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide has completed the sale of YRC Logistics, which has been rebranded MIQ Logistics

August 18, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Drug and Alcohol Testing Violators

During a two-week drug and alcohol strike force sweep, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took 109 bus and truck drivers off the roads, and more than 175 carriers face enforcement actions

August 18, 2010 - Industry News

Bar's Products Expands Into New Location

Bar's Products has moved into a new headquarters in Grand Blanc Township, Mich., just a few miles away from the Holly, Mich., location it called home for nearly 60 years.

Holly, Mich.-based Bar's Products has moved its headquarters to a new location just a few miles away

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Pushes FMCSA on CSA 2010 Crash Accountability

FMCSA's CSA methodology changes did not include a new process for the agency to make crash accountability determinations before crashes are entered and used in the CSA 2010 safety measurement system. (Photo by Ohio State Highway Patrol)

While the American Trucking Associations has had a positive reaction to the changes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made to its CSA 2010 methodology, the group is still pushing the FMCSA to address the issue of crash accountability

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

Mexico Raises Ante in Cross-Border Trucking Dispute

Mexico escalated the fight over cross-border trucking this week by imposing import tariffs on an expanded list of U.S. products in retaliation for the U.S.'s failure to produce a plan to open the border

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

STI Adds New Trailers For High Touch Logistics

Asset-based supply chain solutions provider Specialized Transportation Inc. has added 112 new trailers to its fleet, which will be used to transport high touch products

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

SAE's COMVEC to Be Led By Military OEM

SAE International has announced it will hold its Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress on Oct. 5-6 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., and it's the first time the event will be led by a military and defense OEM, Oshkosh Corporation

Tags: Events

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

Carriers In CSA Pilot States to Share Experiences

Motor carriers from five pilot states for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA 2010 will share their experiences during a webinar Sept. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Central time

Tags: Events

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Dealer Uses Social Networking to Connect With Customers

The Stoops Freightliner brand centers around Owner Jeff Stoops, pictured here.

Indianapolis-based Stoops Freightliner wanted a more creative way to connect to customers, especially owner-operators and other truckers who aren't part of a larger organization, said Mark Nelson, Stoops IT manager. And these days, more and more truckers are connecting online, with 95 percent of them carrying laptops and mobile devices, the company says. For the truck dealer, expanding its online presence and moving into social networking was key to bringing its business to trucker

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Driver Health and Wellness Conference Scheduled For November

The Transportation Research Board and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold an International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness on Nov. 8-10, 2010, in Baltimore

Tags: Events

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Research Initiative Points to Benefits of Wireless Roadside Inspections

Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota (bottom center) was among the participants in a recent demonstration of Trusted Truck technology developed under a partnership.

The National Transportation Research Center concluded its Trusted Truck initiative last week with a demonstration in Knoxville, Tenn

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

CTA Relaunches General Truck Tires Brand

Continental Tire the Americas and Germany-based Continental AG have relaunched the General Truck Tires brand with a new identify and expanded product portfolio

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