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July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Expects Positive Earnings in 2Q

Covenant Transportation Group said it expects to see positive earnings in the second quarter on improvements in freight rates, miles per truck, internal revenue generation initiatives, and cost cutting measures

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Energy to Provide LNG to California Solid Waste Fleets

In a new contract with solid waste operator Republic Services, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will provide liquefied natural gas fuel to Republic Waste Services of Southern California, Consolidated Disposal and Solano Garbage through April 2015

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Pilot Sells Flying J's Scan & Go to Pegasus TransTech

On the heels of its merger with Flying J, Pilot Travel Centers has sold Flying J's Scan & Go assets to Pegasus TransTech

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Higher Truck Weight Limit in Effect in Florida

Florida has increased the weight limit of trucks on non-interstate roads from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds. (Photo by Michelin)

Trucks weighing up to 88,000 pounds can travel on specific non-interstate routes in Florida, as of yesterday

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

Maverick Raises Money For American Heart Association

Little Rock, Ark.-based Maverick Transportation presented a check for $4,000 to the American Heart Association, to help fight heart disease and fund prevention programs

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

Port Truckers File Class Action Suit Claiming Wage Theft

Two southern California port drivers have filed a class action suit against Sun Pacific Trucking and Pacific Green Trucking, alleging they were denied minimum wage, meal and rest period

Tags: Intermodal

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Adds Canadian Dealer to North American Network

Great Dane Trailers has added Universal Truck and Trailer in Dieppe, New Brunswick, to its North American distribution network

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Adds Safety Technologies to New Trucks

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight has installed several safety technologies in new trucks, including rollover stability, front collision warning with adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

FTC Approves Flying J-Pilot Merger

Pilot will sell off 20 of its locations as part of the merger deal. Flying J will sell six.

Flying J received final approval from the Federal Trade Commission yesterday to merge its travel plaza business with Pilot Travel Centers. The merger, effective today, will help the company emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and create an entity of more than 550 interstate travel center

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Plant Earns Award For Recycling and Waste Reduction

The latest project of Kenworth's Renton plant (shown) focuses on reducing energy usage.

The Kenworth Truck Company's Renton, Wash., manufacturing plant has received the 2010 Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction Award from King County's Solid Waste Division for the plant's outstanding efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

DTNA Recalls Workers on Strong 2010 Order Activity

Daimler Trucks North America has recalled about 540 workers to its North Carolina manufacturing plants in response to strong 2010 order activity. The company has also ramped up production at its Mt. Holly and Cleveland plants, where recalled workers will start by mid-July. Recalled workers will also go to the company's components and logistics plant in Gastonia

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA to Host Webinar on A&I Website

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology will host a webinar on improvements to it is Analysis and Information website, which provides safety information

Tags: Events

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

TransX USA Announces New President, Website

Canada-based TransX Group of Companies has appointed Ron Joseph as president of TransX USA and launched a new website

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

Averitt Express Expands Flatbed Fleet on Increased Demand

Averitt Express has expanded its flatbed operation to include a current fleet of more than 50 flatbeds, with about 50 more on order

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Improving Economy Means Increased Interest in Acquisitions and Mergers

Business is up, capacity is tightening, and suddenly there's more interest among trucking companies in making acquisitions of other fleets. One carrier executive who did not wish to be named told HDT he expects to complete at least six acquisitions over the next six months, growing perhaps 30 or 40 percent in the process. He attributed it to a "coming out of the recession" phenomenon

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Boston Strikes Deal With MMTA on Hazmat Route

While the City of Boston's ban on hazardous materials hauling through the city will be lifted this week, the city has reached a deal with the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association to encourage truckers to use Cross Street, rather than Commercial Street in the North En

Tags: Highways

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

More Fleets Keeping An Eye on Emissions

More fleets are measuring their emissions and setting environmental goals this year, such as improving fuel efficiency, which was the top goal among fleets surveyed.

Almost half of fleets are measuring emissions, compared with 40 percent in 2009 and 28 percent in 2008, according to an annual survey conducted by PHH Arval. The survey was designed to gauge fleet managers' insights into environmental issues, how fleets are implementing solutions that would reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and more

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Flying J, Pilot to Shed Locations; Merger Still Waiting on FTC Approval

Flying J and Pilot Travel Centers are gearing up to sell around 30 truckstop locations to Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, in an effort to alleviate any concerns by the Federal Trade Commission that a potential merger would have anti-competitive effect

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Martin Engineering Acquires Cougar Industries

With the acquisition of Cougar Industries, Martin Engineering will actively pursue 12 and 24 volt vibrator applications worldwide, which is one of Cougar's strengths.

Martin Engineering, which supplies industrial vibrators, has acquired Cougar Industries in Peru, Ill., a manufacturer of industrial vibrators

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Allison Dedicates New Hybrid Manufacturing Plant

Allison Transmission has opened a new hybrid manufacturing plant in Indianapolis, which will be capable of churning out more than 20,000 commercial-duty hybrid propulsion systems a year

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Roush Takes Propane Vehicles on Tour in California

Roush is taking its liquid propane vehicles to California, to give customers there a first-hand test drive of its propane-powered Ford F-Series pickups and E-Series vans

Tags: Events

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Result in Price Shock

A nationwide low carbon fuel standard would significantly increase the costs of transportation and fuel, according to a study conducted by Charles River Associates. The study found that a standard would result in a price shock, including an increase of about 30 to 80 percent in the cost of transportation fuels within five years of the standard being implemented

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Land Transportation Trade Gains 32.4 Percent in April

Surface transportation trade between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico gained 32.4 percent in April from the year-ago mont

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Tennessee to Promote Highway Safety Friday

The Tennessee Trucking Association will promote safety during its annual "Holiday Safety Break" this Friday

Tags: Highways

June 28, 2010 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Next Week

The Tracy Lawrence concert will be followed by a fireworks display and Super Truck Beauty Contest light show.

The 31st Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off next week and runs from July 8 to 9 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

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