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October 12, 2010 - Industry News

CSX Delivers Record Third Quarter Results on Improving Business Levels

CSX Corp. announced third quarter earnings of $414 million, or $1.08 per share, versus $290 million, or $0.73 per share, in the same period last year. This represents a 48 percent year-over-year improvement in earnings per share and a third quarter record for the company

Tags: Intermodal

October 12, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA's Ferro to See Demonstration of High-Tech Safety Enforcement Tools

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Anne Ferro tomorrow will get a chance to check out some new high-tech safety enforcement tools being tested at the agency's Roadside Technology Corridor along Interstate 81 in Greene County, Tennessee

Tags: Events

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Talks Transportation Infrastructure

President Obama holds a meeting with Cabinet secretaries, former secretaries of transportation and mayors and governors on infrastructure investment Monday at the White House.

President Obama Monday pushed for action on infrastructure investment in order to create jobs and improve the country's long-term competitiveness and efficiency, touting his plan introduced last month that calls for a $50 billion up-front investment and creation of an infrastructure bank

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACT Cuts Medium-Duty Forecast for 2011; Heavy-Duty Forecast Remains Strong

Heavy-duty truck production is still poised for strong growth in 2011, but medium-duty truck demand is still being constrained by continuing weakness in the housing and construction sector, reports ACT Research

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

Penske Holding Educational Events

Penske Truck Leasing is hosting Discovery Forum 2010, a series of educational open houses for commercial fleet owners and fleet managers

Tags: Events

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Launches High-Mobility Medium Tactical Vehicle

Navistar Defense unveiled its new high-mobility medium tactical vehicle, based on the International 7000-MV platform

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

John Cleese to Give Keynote Address at Work Truck Show

British comedian John Cleese is bringing his unique perspective on business and life to The Work Truck Show 2011 as the event's keynote speaker

Tags: Events

October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Oregon Working on EV Charging Trail

Oregon will install up to eight electric vehicle fast-charging stations along Interstate 5 from Eugene south to the California border

October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Suppliers Show Strong Early Support for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week organizers report strong response from a record number of suppliers, with over 60 percent of the Product Expo exhibit spaces reserved by over 110 HDAW exhibiting suppliers

Tags: Events

October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Bill Would Help With Idle-Reduction Purchases

One bill would help truckers pay for APUs. (Photo by Jim Park)

One of the many bills introduced right before Congress left for its election recess is one that would offer tax incentives for clean energy, including one that would help with the purchase of idle-reduction technologies for heavy-duty vehicles

October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Reopens More Rest Areas

The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened four more rest areas along state highways. Rest areas at Bouse Wash (I-10), Hassayampa (US 60), Haviland (I-40) and McGuireville (I-17) are now open

Tags: Highways

October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Officials Celebrate Opening of Double-Stack Intermodal Corridor

Officials say the opening of a new rail corridor will allow double-stack intermodal freight to flow from the Port of New York and New Jersey to inland destinations and will cut the number of trucks on nearby highways

Tags: Intermodal

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Launches Back On The Road 2011

Arrow Truck Sales announced the launch of its Back On The Road 2011 campaign, designed to help out a trucker in need of a truck and a job

Tags: Events

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

$63 Million Settlement Reached in Suit Over Oklahoma Crash

The families of eight people killed in a truck crash last year on the Oklahoma Turnpike have settled a lawsuit for $62.7 million

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Efforts Would Reform International Registration Plan

An effort is under way to change the International Registration Plan, the system through which interstate motor carriers fulfill their vehicle registration obligations, to make the plan more flexible for the industry and simpler for states and industry alike

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Bill in House Aims to 'Reduce Barriers to New Truck Acquisition'

New bill would cut costs for equipment acquisition. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

Among the bills introduced on Capitol Hill right before Congress headed out for the election recess was one that would repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax on heavy trucks and trailers, and replace it with a 7.3-cents-per-gallon diesel tax increase

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

NTSB: Highway Deaths Fall in 2009

Transportation fatalities in the United States decreased by 9.2 percent in 2009 from 2008, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

PA Police Put 208 Trucks Out of Service During 'Operation FracNET'

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 208 trucks out of service during a three-day enforcement effort that focused on commercial vehicles hauling waste water from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operations in the state

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

CR Doesn't Renew Heavier Truck Pilot Program; CVSA Says It's Not Dead Yet

A pilot program allowing heavier trucks to run in Maine and Vermont was not renewed in a funding measure allowing DOT and other federal agencies to operate until after the November elections

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA, FMCSA to Target Aggressive Drivers During Operation Safe Driver

Although substantial progress is being made in driving down commercial motor vehicle-related deaths, enforcement across North America will come down hard on those caught driving aggressively during Operation Safe Driver, October 17-23

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Wins First Navy Contract for Heavy Truck Tractors

Navistar Defense has received an award for $18.9 million from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for 38 International 5000-MV heavy truck tractors (HTTs).

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil, Diesel Prices Up Tuesday

Diesel prices jumped more than 3 cents from Monday to Tuesday, according to Promiles, which showed an average price of $3.008 Tuesday, up 3.1 cents from the previous day

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

September Class 8 Orders Up

Preliminary data shows September Class 8 truck net orders up 21.6 percent over the previous month and 38.8 percent better than a year ago

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Considering Amendments to Reefer Regs

The California Air Resources Board has issued proposed amendments to its Transport Refrigeration Unit regulation

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Get Natural Gas Fueling Outlets

Clean Energy is teaming up with Pilot Flying J to bring more natural gas fueling facilities to the highways.

Clean Energy has signed an agreement with Pilot Flying J Travel Centers to operate public-access, compressed and liquefied natural gas fueling facilities at certain travel centers across the country

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