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July 29, 2010 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Suit Over California's Ammunition Shipping Restriction

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a joint lawsuit with The Calguns Foundation, the National Rifle Association, the Folsom Shooting Club and two individual truckers, to challenge California's ban on interstate shipment of handgun ammunition to the state

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

BTS Reports Highest Year-Over-Year Rise in Land Transportation Trade

Land transportation trade between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners was up 39.5 percent in May from the year-ago month, the highest year-over-year increase in total U.S.-NAFTA trade by surface modes on record back to April 199

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Saia Improves 2Q Results on Stronger Revenue and Pricing

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia improved its second quarter performance on stronger revenue, better pricing and solid cost performance

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Posts Positive 2Q Earnings

Quality Distribution posted positive second quarter earnings on an 18.5 percent boost in revenue from the same quarter of 2009

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Fleet Engineers to Market Mudguard's V-Flap

Through a new agreement, Fleet Engineers will market Mudguard Technologies' V-Flap Product to its customers in North Americ

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Illinois Restores Truck Access Provision For Length

Effective immediately, trucks in Illinois up to 65 feet in length can access local roads to points of delivery or for food, fuel, rest and repai

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

CAT Scales to Replace J-Scales at Flying J Travel Plazas

As a result of the Pilot-Flying J merger, CAT Scale will now be the truck scale at all Flying J Travel Plaza locations

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Kick Off Next Week

The American Trucking Associations will hold its National Truck Driving Championships next week, from Aug. 3 to 7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohi

Tags: Events

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Horton Expands Global Reach Into China

L to R: Steve Wardleworth, Linn Brown, Terry Gilberstadt of Horton; and Raymond Sun, Edith Li from R&S Promotion.

Through a recently signed agreement, Beijing-based R&S Promotion Co. will represent Horton and distribute Horton products to on- and off-highway original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket segments in China

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Gray, VSG Pen Patent License Agreement

Gray Manufacturing Company and Vehicle Service Group have entered into a Patent License Agreement related to wireless coordinated lift systems or wireless mobile column lifts

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Gears Up For Inspector Competition

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is gearing up for the 18th annual North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 2-8

Tags: Events

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Announces Second Annual Video Contest

The American Trucking Associations has announced plans to sponsor a video contest for the National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, for the second time around

Tags: Events

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Frito-Lay, Walmart Renew Partnerships With Women In Trucking

Frito-Lay and Walmart have renewed their Gold Level partnerships with the Women In Trucking Association

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

CARB May Ease TRU Emission Standards For 2003 Engines

If the proposed amendments are passed, owners of 2003 model-year TRU engines would be in compliant using a Level 2 verified diesel emissions control system.

The California Air Resources Board may ease emission standards for model-year 2003 transport refrigeration units, set to take effect Dec. 31, 2010

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Post Second Straight Drop

In June, new orders for manufactured durable goods were down for the second month in a row, falling 1 percent to $190.5 billio

Tags: Economy

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Federal Reserve Report Paints Rosy Picture of Transportation Demand

Fleets in Cleveland are buying equipment at replacement levels, but the need to replace equipment may grow toward the end of this year, as fleets age and demand picks up.

Several regions across the U.S. are seeing a pickup in demand for freight transportation services, according to the Federal Reserve

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Starts to Reopen Rest Areas

The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to reopen highway rest areas that were temporarily closed, including three this week

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Global Trade Positioned For Growth Into 2011

World trade by all modes of transportation will grow 8.1 percent in 2010 and 6.9 percent in 2011, according to the latest forecast from IHS Global Insight's World Trade Service

Tags: Economy

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Survey Points to Strong Trailer Orders This Year

Half of fleets surveyed plan to place orders for trailers before the end of this year, according to a recent survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute has released an updated version of its listing of state and local idling regulations, which can be accessed as a cab card or on the We

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

USA Harness Expands South Plant

USA Harness has expanded its South Plant in Winnsboro, Texas, with an additional 40,000 square feet of space for warehouse capability and production process work centers

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion's Second Quarter Improves on Boost in Tonnage

Old Dominion's freight tonnage was up 13.4 percent in the second quarter. (Photo by Old Dominion Freight Line)

Second quarter performance for less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line improved from the year-ago quarter on a 13.4 percent boost in tonnage

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

PG&E to Take Delivery of Raser Extended Range Electric Trucks

Pacific Gas & Electric Company will be the first company in the U.S. to take delivery of Raser's new extended range electric fleet trucks, designed to achieve an average of 100 miles per gallon in typical daily driving when recharged at night from a typical household outlet

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Services Returns to Profitability

Truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services returned to a profitable state in the second quarter, with net income of $1.3 million, or 13 cents a share

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Links Skin Cancers on Left Side to Driving

Nearly 53 percent of skin cancers in the U.S. occur on the left side of the body, or the driver's side, according to a recent study from the St. Louis University Medical School

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