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January 31, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's Weekly Truckload Rate Trend: Van Rates Rising

Truckload freight rates started to rebound on the spot market from a mid-January low, according to this week's TransCore Trendlines report

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

ODOT sees improvement in commercial vehicle driver inspections

Inspectors with the Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Transportation Division are seeing small improvements in commercial vehicle driver inspections

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Expands LTL Offerings

FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., launched its new unified less-than-truckload network, offering customers the choice of two levels of service from a single company

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes EOBR Mandate for All Interstate Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing that all interstate trucks and buses be equipped with electronic onboard recorders to track driver hours

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Acquisition of Bostrom Seating

Commercial Vehicle Group has acquired substantially all of the assets of Bostrom Seatin

January 30, 2011 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reports Impressive Q4 Numbers

In its quarterly report released Friday, J.B. Hunt Transport Services said its fourth-quarter net income rose, as its trucking, intermodal and dedicated contract carriage units all reported improvement

January 30, 2011 - Industry News

Judge Puts Minnesota Fatigue Program to Sleep

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the Minnesota State Patrol's use of CVSA Level III inspections to determine fatigue violates truckers' Fourth Amendment rights

January 28, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA to Hold Public Listening Session on Hours-of-Service Proposed Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced today that it will hold a public listening session on its hours-of-service proposal Feb. 17 in Arlington, Va

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Payne Trucking Inc. Acquired by Napa Transportation, Inc.

Transport Capital Partners, LLC, is pleased to have assisted in the acquisition of certain assets of the dry van division and brokerage division of Payne Trucking, Inc., Fredericksburg, VA by NAPA Transportation, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Canada Rolls Out New Road Safety Strategy

Canada's Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety have approved a new five-year Road Safety Strategy under which Canada will continue to strive to have the safest roads in the world

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Household Goods Movers Antitrust Settlement gets Preliminary Approval

A federal court has preliminarily approved a class action lawsuit settlement against several van lines for allegedly violating antitrust regulations.

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Milford, Conn. Gets New KW Dealership

Tri-State Kenworth has opened a new full-service dealership in Milford, Conn., easily accessible from Interstate 95, the Gov. John Davis Lodge Turnpike

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Fatigue Study Provides Basis for 34-Hour Restart Proposal

A yet-to-be published study found that the effectiveness of the 34-hr reset break can be improved by adding an additional nighttime sleep period. (Photo by Jim Park)

The 34-hour restart gives daytime drivers a chance to catch up on their rest, but it does not work as well for night drivers. In fact, it may even be detrimental to driver performance. That's the conclusion of a study the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is using to justify its proposal that the restart include two periods of rest between midnight and 6 a.m

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

PHMSA Proposes Flammables Ban in Wetlines

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed a rule that would prohibit transport of flammable liquids in the pipes beneath cargo tanks

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Werner Reports Higher Earnings for Quarter, Year

Werner Enterprises reported improved revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter and for 2010, with fourth-quarter profit rising 34% on higher freight demand

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Freight and Capacity up for Second Week in a Row on Spot Market

Both truck loads and truck capacity trended up nationally on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards for the week ending Jan. 22. This is the second consecutive week when spot market freight and capacity increased in tandem, an unseasonable occurrence

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Covenant Returns to Profitability for 2010

Covenant Transportation Group, Chattanooga, Tenn., reported improved fourth-quarter 2010 numbers compared to the fourth quarter of 2009

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Rolls Out 50,000th VEST-equipped Truck

Volvo Trucks North America celebrated the success of Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology with the delivery of the 50,000th VEST-equipped truck to Shamrock Foods of Phoenix

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Opens Third Manufacturing Facility in Acuna, Mexico

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems celebrated today the grand opening of its new actuator manufacturing facility based in Acuna, Mexico

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Glimmers of Progress on Highway Reauthorization

There are indications that Washington is starting to think seriously about passing a long-term transportation authorization bill this year. House and Senate committees are holding initial hearings this week, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said his goal is to have a bill signed by August. President Obama in his State of the Union address underscored the need for action.

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January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Knight Reports Increased Income, Grows Fleet

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation, one of North America's largest truckload transportation companies, saw net income increase 24 percent for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to the same quarter of 2009

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Cat Dealers Say They're Ready For New Cat Vocational Trucks

Caterpillar announces that its North American Cat Dealer network will be fully prepared to offer whole-truck service and sales support for the company's first ever Cat Vocational Truck, the Cat CT660, which will be unveiled in March

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Rebound in December

Sales of used heavy-duty commercial vehicles increased 21 percent in December on a month-over-month basis, according to ACT Research Co

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Buys Missouri, New Mexico Facilities from Page

FleetPride, a large independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced that it has acquired the assets of four Page Brake locations in Missouri and New Mexico

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Report, Task Force Calls for Incentives to Grow American Advanced Truck Industry

A blue-ribbon task force of more than 40 truck industry leaders from fleets, the manufacturing sector and suppliers Tuesday called for performance-based incentives and policies to accelerate American leadership in the global advanced truck market

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