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April 6, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Adds 200 Hybrids to Fleet

UPS has expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight U.S. cities

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

Triangle Opens Southeast Regional Distribution Center

Triangle Suspension Systems opened a regional distribution center in Morrow, Ga., to serve the Southeast U.S. leaf spring and suspension market.

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

Four More Truckstops Sign on with Transflo Express

Pegasus TransTech announced the addition of four truckstops that recently signed up to provide Transflo Express truckstop scanning to their customers

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

Expedited Refrigerated Intermodal Service Launches Between Washington and Illinois

Cold Train refrigerated domestic container was so new at the IANA show in December that the fuel tank still had to be fitted. (Photo by STF)

Rail Logistics, Columbia Colstor, Chicago Cold Storage and the Port of Quincy, Wash., have begun to offer a new expedited refrigerated intermodal "Cold Train" container rail and distribution service between Quincy and Chicago

Tags: Intermodal

April 5, 2010 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Point to Positive Road Ahead

Over the last week, the U.S. has been seeing some economic indicators that are cause for celebration, especially for the trucking industry

Tags: Economy

April 5, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Jumps As Fuel Prices Hit New Highs

Diesel prices, along with the price of other fuels, are on the rise as economic indicators prop up demand. (Photo by Ryder)

U.S. fuel prices broke record highs Monday following the Easter holiday weekend and new reports pointing to signs of an economic recovery; diesel was no exception

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 5, 2010 - Industry News

Wingfoot Renames Service Centers; Adds 10 Locations

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems subsidiary has rebranded its on-highway, truckstop network. Wingfoot currently operates 31 truck servicing locations adjacent to Pilot Travel Centers, which will now be known as Wingfoot Truck Care Center

April 5, 2010 - Industry News

Court Denies Petition For Review of California's TRU Rules

Friday's court decision gives CARB free reign to enforce its TRU regulations.

A U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a request by the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association to reconsider a waiver granted by the Environmental Protection Agency

April 5, 2010 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Posts Lower 2009 Results; 2010 Looking Up

Here, SAF-Holland workers conduct final assembly of the axles on three production lines.

Truck and trailer parts supplier SAF-Holland posted lower sales and earnings in 2009 compared to 2008, but the company said it has seen significantly higher demand at the beginning of fiscal year 2010

April 2, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Chooses Strictest Electronic Recorder Option

The new EOBR rule, which will go into effect June 1, 2012, says carriers that violate hours of service rules 10 percent of the time, based on single compliance review, must use electronic onboard recorders to track driver hours. (Photo by Kristin Ries)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration opted for the strictest approach it could take in its new requirement for electronic onboard recorders to track driver hours of service. The final rule announced today will affect nearly 5,700 trucking companies

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

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