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March 18, 2010 - Industry News

February Truck Orders Up 20 Percent From Prior Month, Year

February heavy-duty truck net orders were up 20 percent from the previous month and from February 200

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

NC2 Global Brings Cat On-Road Trucks to Australia

NC2 Global, the global joint venture between Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corporation, will launch Cat on-road trucks in Australia this year

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

ALDOT Reroutes Traffic Around Sinkhole on I-65

The Alabama Department of Transportation has activated detours on Interstate 65 North at mile marker 329.9 between Hartselle and Priceville to work on a span of road where a sinkhole was discovered

Tags: Highways

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Refrigerated Carrier Pays $23,000 in Fines to CARB

After a California Air Resources Board investigation showed that Smart Refrigerated Transport failed to properly inspect their diesel vehicles in 2008, CARB settled with Smart for $23,000 this month for diesel emissions violations

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Gears Up For Convention and Expo

The American Truck Dealers is gearing up for its ATD Convention & Expo, which runs April 23-26, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

One Week Away, Mid-America Trucking Show Has Much to Offer

With just one week to go, the organizers and exhibitors are gearing up for the big Mid-America Trucking Show March 25-27 in Louisville, Ky., with more than 950 companies signed on to showcase and more than 70,000 projected attendee

Tags: Events

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

ASE Discontinues Truck Certification Tests

Starting Dec. 31, 2010, ASE will no longer offer the Truck Aftermarket Brake Parts(P3), Truck Aftermarket Suspension & Steering (P9) or Engine Machinist (M-Series) tests as part of its certification program

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre' Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary

After 30 years, Dupre' Logistics has over 1,150 pieces of transportation and materials handling equipment.

Dupre' Logistics, one of Heavy Truck Trucking's Truck Fleet Innovators for 2010, has reached the 30-year mark of being in the transportation business

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

Oregon, Washington Crack Down on Truck Drivers

During a multi-day inspection operation held last week along the Interstate 5 corridor in Oregon and Washington, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol recorded more than 782 violations, which were mostly on truck drivers' logbooks and qualifications

Tags: Highways

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Says First Quarter Looking Up

YRC Worldwide announced that its YRC National Transportation and YRC Regional Transportation units have seen shipments improve over the course of the first quarter

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

Congress Extends Highway Program Through 2010

The Senate yesterday passed a plan to extend the program to the end of the year and inject $19.5 billion of general revenues into the Highway Trust Fund to keep it solvent until next year

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

Kenly 95 Truckstop Opens New Lighthouse Restaurant

The new Lighthouse Restaurant features seating for 163 and a new buffet.

The Kenly 95 Truckstop has opened its new Lighthouse Restaurant, featuring 163-seat dining room, a menu of signature dishes and a buffet

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

CLI Gears Up For Annual User Conference

During its annual CLI User Group Conference, Carrier Logistics will provide less-than-truckload, courier and multi-stop system operators and managers with best IT practices

Tags: Events

March 16, 2010 - Industry News

OEMs Gather For Truck of the Year Judging

(Photo by Tom Berg)

Contenders for the title of best medium-duty and heavy-duty truck gathered at the St. Louis Regional Airport last week to strut their stuff to the panel of judges made up of eight magazine editor

March 16, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Execs Share Positive Outlook With Analysts, Stockholders

During Cummins Inc.'s meeting with analysts Tuesday, the manufacturer gave a positive company outlook to 130 Wall Street analysts and shareholders, including expectations to break previous peak sales and earnings, set in 2008, in 2012

March 16, 2010 - Industry News

Jason Rivenburg's Widow Takes Cause for Truck Parking to Capitol Hill

In support of "Jason's Law," from left: Rep. Paul Tonko, Hope Rivenburg, Rep. Erik Paulsen, Melissa M. Rohan of OOIDA and Dave Osiecki of ATA. (Photo by Oliver B. Patton)

"These men and women, they need this law," said Hope Rivenburg yesterday at a Capitol Hill event promoting a bill to improve the parking situation for truck drivers. Rivenburg is the widow of driver Jason Rivenburg, who was murdere

March 16, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Celebrates 60 Years in the Used Truck Business

Arrow carries a diverse inventory of 2,500 units of all makes and models and offers a variety of services.(Photo courtesy of Arrow Truck Sales)

Used truck retailer Arrow Truck Sales has celebrated its 60-year anniversary in the truck business

March 16, 2010 - Industry News

One-Fourth of Carriers Looking at Leaving The Industry

Despite the fact that carriers are confident about the year ahead, one in four are considering exiting the industry over the next 18 month

March 16, 2010 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Announces Contractor, Driver of the Year Awards

Universal Truckload Services has announced the winners of its 2009 Contractor and Driver of the Year awards, including Universal Am-Can Ltd., The Mason and Dixon Lines, Mason Dixon Intermodal Inc., Louisiana Transportation Inc. and Great American Lines

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

Chinese Truck Market Reports Strong Fourth Quarter

Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks has picked up in China, with fourth quarter sales pushing annual figures to just over one million units for 200

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

Reader's Digest Ranks Safest, Deadliest Roads in U.S.

Kansas, Wisconsin, Montana, New Mexico and Utah have the "Best Roads" in the U.S., while Montana, Louisiana, South Carolina, West Virginia and Arkansas were ranked as having the "Deadliest Roads,

Tags: Highways

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

California Trucking Industry Accounts For $480 Million in Workers' Comp Claims Since 2000

In California, injury claims filed by 23,000 employees in the trucking industry accounted for more than $480 million in workers' compensation medical and indemnity payments

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

CTA: EOBR Mandate a Must, But Issues Need to Be Addressed

In a statement, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said there should be a mandatory, universal requirement for electronic on-board recorders in Canada and all of North America

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

EDF Report Highlights Clean Freight Initiatives Congress Could Fund

One of the clean initiatives highlighted in the EDF report is Germany's Toll Collect program. Here, a sign points trucks to the toll booths. (Photo courtesy of Toll Collect)

A new report by the Environmental Defense Fund highlights several clean freight initiatives Congress could fund as part of the upcoming transportation reauthorization bill

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Reports Diesel's Fourth Weekly Gain; Oil's Down on Low Energy Demand

Diesel prices gained 2 cents this week, in the fuel's fourth weekly hike in a row

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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