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April 2, 2010 - Industry News

Leadership is Key to a Successful Transition of a Family Business

Dart Transit is one company that has successfully transitioned the family business to a third generation: President David Oren, left, who has largely taken over day to day operations from his father, Chairman Don Oren, right. (Photo by Dart)

Before signing over your family business, make sure you have strong leadership in place to take over the company, said Joe Schmieder, senior associate at The Family Business Consulting Group, who presented a Truckload Carriers Association webinar on the topic of "Transferring a Family-Owned Business." Leadership needs to be a priority over ownership when considering who to transfer the business to

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Feds Announce Fuel Economy Standards For Light Trucks

As part of President Obama's commitment to clean energy, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency have established new national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Study Outlines Approach to Fuel Economy Standards for Trucks

(Photo by Bette Garber)

Trucking moves a step closer to federally mandated fuel economy standards, with publication Wednesday morning of a conceptual approach to the issue by the National Academy of Sciences. The study says considerable fuel efficiency gains are possible through a range of technologies and methods, and recommends that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration employ a fuel economy measurement that takes freight into account

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Involved in Fatal Crash Was Not on FMCSA's Radar

Alabama trucking company Hester, whose driver was recently involved in a deadly crash, would not have been on the radar of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had it not been for the cras

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Survey Points to Increased Confidence Among Transportation CFOs

A recent survey conducted by GE Capital finds that CFOs in the transportation industry are gaining confidence, while still being conservative in the way they run their business

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010: Full Implementation Could Be Delayed

Details are still forthcoming, but it looks like FMCSA isn't quite on schedule with its rollout of CSA 2010. (Photo courtesy PrePass)

It looks like full implementation of CSA 2010 could come a little later than the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had originally planned

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Prepares For Truckload Acquisition

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation has entered into a consulting agreement with another truckload carrier in a move to eventually buy the company, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Waltco Lift Brings on New Director of Sales For Canada

Aaron Gorman

Waltco Lift Corp. has named Aaron Gorman as its new Canadian director of sales, responsible for all sales and strategic planning in the Canadian marke

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Smith Electric U.S. Taps Additional $22 Million in Funding

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation will receive $32 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to produce all-electric, zero emissions trucks

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Calspan Seeks Information on Cargo Theft Prevention Technologies

Calspan Corporation, a research, development, testing and evaluation engineering firm, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are seeking suppliers of wireless truck-based cargo prevention technology to participate in an evaluation program

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil Breaks 17-Month Record on Obama's Drilling Plans

The price of crude oil neared $84 a barrel Wednesday, the highest posting in 17 month

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposal Adds Details to Current Texting Ban

(Photo by Jim Park)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to toughen the punishment for texting while driving

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion Recognized As ASE Training Provider

Old Dominion Freight Line has been certified as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training provider

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA's ART Division to Host Webinar on Vehicle-Based Safety Systems Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology will host a webinar presenting preliminary test results for the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) Progra

Tags: Events

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Republic Services to Add Natural Gas Trucks to Western Fleet

Phoenix-based Republic Services will add 226 natural gas-powered trucks to 10 facilities in the western region starting in April

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Opens Door For Offshore Oil Drilling

President Barack Obama has lifted a ban on offshore oil drilling, allowing for drilling off the coast of Virginia and part of the southern Atlantic coastlin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Is on Track For Slow Growth in 2010

Demand for Class 8 vehicles in 2010 is expected to increase 3 percent over 2009, consistent with year-ago estimates by FTR Associate

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Energy to Build CNG Fueling Stations For AT&T

Clean Energy Fuel Corp. has signed an agreement with AT&T to supply compressed natural gas fueling stations, as AT&T deploys up to 8,000 CNG fleet vehicles nationwide

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Study Outlines Approach to Fuel Economy Standards for Trucks

Photo by Bette Garber

Trucking moves a step closer to federally mandated fuel economy standards today, with publication this morning of a conceptual approach to the issue by the National Academy of Sciences

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Official Truck Driver Texting Ban

U.S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a federal rule that proposes to specifically prohibit texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. The proposed rule would make permanent an interim ban announced in Januar

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

GAO Is Investigating Truck Detention Practices

According to a 2009 study, the trucking industry considers time spent waiting at the dock to be the biggest inefficiency in the business. (Photo by Michelin)

The Government Accountability Office is looking into operational and safety problems associated with detention of trucks at loading docks

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

CalArk Adds Capacity on Increased Business

Truckload carrier CalArk International has recently purchased 100 new 2011 International ProStar trucks

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

PlanGraphics Moves to Acquire Kansas-Based Carrier

PlanGraphics, which recently acquired Integrated Freight Corporation in a "reverse merger," plans to purchase M. Bruenger Trucking Co., Inc., a refrigerated and dry freight carrier out of Wichita, Kan

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood Appoints New Advisory Council for Transportation Stats

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has appointed 10 members to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to advise the Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistic

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

January Boasts Largest Year-Over-Year Gain in Land Trade Since 2000

January land transportation trade between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners was up 19.5 percent from January 2009, the largest year-over-year gain since March 200

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