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April 21, 2010 - Industry News

TRALA Fights Rhode Island Trailer Fee

The Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) has voiced its opposition for a Rhode Island legislation that would require trailer users to pay a $40 registration fee every year for the transportation of persons or households goods in the state

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Hub Group Has Strong First Quarter On Higher Intermodal Volumes

Intermodal company Hub Group reported increased income, earnings and revenue for the first quarter, as intermodal volumes were up 16 percen

Tags: Intermodal

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Port of LA Wins Earth Day Award For Clean Truck Program

The Port of Los Angeles has received the Federal Maritime Commission Chairman's Earth Day Award for the innovation and environmental leadership involved with its Clean Truck Program

Tags: Intermodal

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Knight's First Quarter Points to Truckload Recovery

Knight Transportation managed to improve its revenue and net income in the first quarter, a sign that the truckload sector might be firming up

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

ATA: HOS Rules Working For Safety; More Flexibility Needed

The American Trucking Associations submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on hours of service rules Wednesday, calling for increased flexibility in the sleeper berth provision

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

PHMSA Reveals New Process For Applying For Hazmat Permits

The U.S. Department of Transportation and its Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has launched a new online application process for hazardous materials special permits

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Aftermarket Symposium to Address Financial State of the Industry

Tony Cristello

During the 2010 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, coming up on May 18-19, Tony Cristello, senior vice president of BB&T Capital Markets, will provide a financial forecast for the aftermarket

Tags: Events

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

AASHTO Report Says Livability Agenda Must Not Ignore Roads

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released a new report analyzing how a full range of transportation options, including improvements to roadways, transit, walking and biking, can improve livability

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Decisiv-Enabled Dealer Service Locations Exceed $500 Million in Transactions

Decisiv, which provides web-based technology designed to connect fleet managers with internal and external service locations, said dealer service locations using the Decisiv Service Management Platform (DSMP) have surpassed $500 million in transactions on an annualized basis

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Recognizes Top Distributors

Mack Trucks has recognized Redhead Equipment of Regina, Saskatchewan, as its 2009 North American Distributor of the Year

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Names 2009 Dealers of the Year

Volvo Trucks North America has honored Truck Enterprises as its U.S. Dealer of the Year for 2009 and Mackay's Volvo Truck Centre as the Canada Dealer of the Year

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Elects Three Board Members As Others Term Out

Trucker Buddy board members Mike Pennington, Greg Shipman and Don Nerhring have completed two four-year terms and have been replaced by Brad Williamson, Heather DeBaillie and Steve Gundale

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

3PLs Commit to Sustainability Despite Recession

Third-party logistics providers have ramped up their sustainability efforts in 2008 and 2009 despite the effects of the global recession, according to a report sponsored by Penske Logistics

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Study Questions Carbon Footprint of Biodiesel

A European Union document recently released to Reuters found that the greenhouse gas emissions generated by biodiesel can be up to four times greater than diesel or gasoline

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Midwest Retailer Receives First Fleet of EPA 2010 Trucks From Daimler

Meijer purchased 75 EPA 2010 Freightliner Cascadia trucks, equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13 engines and BlueTec emissions technology.

Daimler Trucks North America has delivered its first fleet of U.S. EPA 2010 trucks to Meijer, a retailer headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Section of I-40 Closed By Rockslide to Reopen Next Week

While the road will reopen, work will continue in the rockslide area through the summer as crews complete stabilization efforts, including the installation of rock bolts and anchor mesh at five additional sites.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to reopen the portion of Interstate 40 closed by a rockslide on April 27

Tags: Highways

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Rush Results Indicate Truck Sales Still Lagging

The first quarter was characterized by lower truck sales for Rush Enterprises, leading to decreases in gross revenues, and net income

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Agnik For MineFleet Telematics Solution

Frost & Sullivan has recognized Agnik with the 2010 North America Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology of the Year Award for its MineFleet telematics solutio

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Paccar Q1 Results Improve on Stronger Truck Sales, Pre-Buy Effect

During the first quarter, Paccar launched its MX engine and the Kenworth T700 model, among other products.

Paccar revealed improved revenues and net income for the first quarter 2010, a reflection of stronger truck sales in North America, a small pre-buy effect of the new EPA 2010 engines, and higher financial services profits and parts revenue

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Marten Transport's Performance Stabilizes

Truckload carrier Marten Transport said first quarter net income fell by about 5 percent to $3.9 million, or 18 cents a share, down from $4.1 million, or 18 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2009

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

Reman Association Gears Up For 'Mega Clinic'

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association will hold its "Mega Clinic" on June 3-5, 2010, at the Doubletree Hotel in Springfield, Mo

Tags: Events

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

Right to Repair Act Gains More Support in the House

Nine more members of Congress have joined in the support of Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, rounding the legislation's number of co-sponsors to 60 in the House of Representatives

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

TMC Revises Recommended Practice on Brake Linings

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations has expanded an industry best practice for comparing the performance of aftermarket brake linings

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

Eaton Posts Strong Quarter As Economy Grows

Eaton managed to return to profitability in the first quarter with positive income and a 10 percent boost in sales over the first quarter of 2009

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

Teamsters Union Endorses ABF's Wage Cuts

ABF's financial relief plan would involve a 15 percent wage cut, but no changes to pension, health care and welfare benefits.

Monday, local Teamsters Unions from across the country endorsed the financial relief plan outlined in a tentative agreement with less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System last week

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