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September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Offers $10,000 Sign-on Bonus for Team Drivers

Schneider National is offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus to experienced teams ($5,000 per team driver) who are hired before Sept. 30

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Bosselman Opens 26th Boss Shop

The network of Bosselman Boss Shops continues to grow. The 26th Boss Shop has opened in Laramie, Wyo., at the Pilot Travel Center

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Oklahoma to Build New High-Tech Scales

Over the next seven years, Oklahoma plans to construct nine high-tech weigh stations

Tags: Highways

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Brown Trucking Acquires Schrader Trucking Company

James Brown Contracting, a dedicated short-haul truckload carrier based just east of Atlanta, has acquired Schrader Trucking Company

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Consent Decree Ends Racial Harassment Case Against YRC/Roadway Express

A $10 million, five-year consent decree will end a race harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Roadway Express Inc. and YRC

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Diesel Honored for Program that Saved Jobs with Volunteer Work

Employees of Navistar Diesel of Alabama engine plant spent part of the downturn doing volunteer work in the community -- and saved their jobs in the process.

Navistar Diesel of Alabama in Huntsville, Ala., has been named a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Business Civic Leadership Center Corporate Citizenship Award, the nation's highest honor for businesses engaging in corporate social responsibility

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

NADA/ATD Guide Says Used Truck Sales, Values Healthy

The market for Class 8 used on-highway trucks remains healthy going into the fall, according to a report from the American Truck Dealers association

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Air Act Turns 40

The Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, and clean diesel has been a part of that success, said Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, after attending anniversary activities in Washington, D.C

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Chain Law Season Has Begun in Colorado

The chain law season has officially begun in Colorado, which means that all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 between milepost 133 (Edwards exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law

Tags: Highways

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Decline in the Pulse of Commerce Index Signals Struggling Economy, but no Double-Dip

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index fell 1 percent in August, a disappointing number that closes out an erratic summer in the PCI. The decline indicates an economy that is struggling to move forward, following July's increase of 1.7 percent and June's drop of 1.9 percent

Tags: Economy

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Working on Size/Weight Proposal, Other Initiatives

The Truckload Carriers Association is working on an alternative proposal for increased size and weight that would not require carriers to buy new equipment

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

McLeod Celebrates 25th Anniversary at User Conference

This special anniversary cake was presented to Tom McLeod during the company's annual user conference.

As McLeod Software celebrates its 25th year this week at its annual User Conference in Birmingham, Ala., company officials say they are on track for their biggest year ever

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Agenda Announced for Distracted Driving Summit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the agenda for the second national Distracted Driving Summit to be held Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C. Don Osterberg, senior vice president of Schneider National, will be on a panel discussion on "Confronting the Distracted Driving Challenge Moving Forward.

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Survey: Truckers Rate Recovery in Full Swing; More Foreseen

The third quarter of the year appears to have been a good one for rate increases, according to Transport Capital Partners' Business Expectation Survey. The quarterly survey found that 63 percent of responding carriers experienced rate increases, with 7 percent reporting over 15 percent rate increases

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

1099 Rule Change Stalled in Senate

Two amendments that would have addressed a provision in this healthcare reform legislation that would burden businesses with more tax paperwork failed to move forward in the Senate today

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Makes Technical Changes in Recorder Rule

Dart Transit is one carrier that has adopted electronic logs voluntarily.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made some technical changes in its new electronic onboard recorder rule in response to concerns raised by makers of electronic onboard recorders and trucking interests

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Economist: Don't Panic About Recovery; Trucking in for Good Times

Continued high unemployment and three quarters of less-than-3-percent GDP do not mean we are headed into a double-dip recession. In fact, things are looking very good for trucking in this recovery, said trucking economist Noel Perry, speaking at the McLeod Software User Conference in Birmingham, Ala., Monday. However, he said, carriers need to learn how to deal with a more volatile business environment

Tags: Economy

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of diesel rose 1.2 cents over the past week, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Supplying Carbon Offsets by Shifting Freight to Rail

J.B. Hunt Transport Services is part of a new partnership of corporations and environmentalists that announced a new initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gases and improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach, Innovative Chassis Pool Win Intermodal Achievement Award

Trucks entering a pier at the Port of Long Beach.

The Intermodal Association of North America named Direct ChassisLink and the Port of Long Beach as winners of the IANA Intermodal Achievement Award for 2010

Tags: Intermodal

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Coalition for Transportation Productivity Expands

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity, a group of more than 160 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, announced a merger with Americans for Safe and Efficient Transportation

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Trucker Profit Improvement Points to Continued Rebound in Commercial Vehicle Sector

A strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second calendar quarter is expected to fuel continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers, according to ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

New Business Focused on Improving Brake Performance

Elite Brake Company is a new commercial vehicle brake component supplier developing a full product line of brake block, brake lining, medium-duty hydraulic brake disc pads, heavy-duty air brake disc pad

September 12, 2010 - Industry News

Environmental Groups Call for 35% Improvement in Tractor-Trailer Fuel Efficiency

A coalition of nearly 20 environmental and science organizations sent a letter last week calling on President Obama to establish new vehicle pollution and fuel economy standards, including cutting fuel consumption from long-haul tractors pulling van trailers by 35 percent by model year 2017

September 12, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado Releases Study Detailing Solutions for I-70 West

A look at the future of the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor is now available for public viewing. For the next 60 days, the public can review and comment on the Revised Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, a document that presents a corridor vision, which includes a variety of transit and highway improvements, for I-70 between C-470 and Glenwood Springs

Tags: Highways

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