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March 10, 2010 - Industry News

WIT Halfway to Setting Record For Largest Meeting of Female Truck Drivers

Women In Trucking has announced it is halfway to meeting its goal to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of female professional driver

Tags: Events

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Mack Reorganizes International Staff to Support Growth

Mack Trucks was the number one exporter of heavy-duty North American trucks in 2009. Here, a powerful Mack pulls a stout load down a dusty road in Australia.

Mack Trucks recently reorganized several members of its executive team on the international side to support growing demand for its trucks outside of North America

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Mexico Calls For U.S. to Resolve Cross-Border Trucking

In addition to U.S. lawmakers and stakeholders, Mexico has now urged the U.S. to come up with a plan to end the ban on cross-border truckin

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Chairman Confirms That Layoffs Are Ahead

YRC Worldwide Chairman Bill Zollars told analysts to expect more layoffs across the company as part of YRC's effort to save $300 million by the end of this yea

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Reopening of I-70 in Colorado Hits Roadblock

The reopening of the portion of Interstate 70 that was hit by a rockslide this week in Colorado is still up in the ai

Tags: Highways

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

BTS Freight Index Increases After No Change in December

After remaining unchanged from November to December, the Freight Transportation Services Index has gained 0.4 percent in Januar

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Smith Electric U.S. Makes Offer to Buy Smith in the U.K.

Smith Electric U.S. sold its first all-electric trucks in the U.S. to the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, Staples, AT&T, Coca-Cola, PG&E and Kansas City Power and Light.

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation, the Kansas City, Mo.-based manufacturer of all-electric trucks, has made an offer to buy the Smith Electric Vehicles business based in the U.K. from Tanfield Group

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Port of NY/NJ Finalizes Anticipated Clean Truck Program

Starting Jan. 1, 2011, the Port of NY/NJ will phase out pre-1994 model trucks, which will no longer be able to call on Port Authority marine terminals. (Photo courtesy of the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey)

Wednesday the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the details of its anticipated clean truck program, which involves replacing up to 636 older, polluting trucks serving the port with newer models

Tags: Intermodal

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

TCP: Capacity Crunch, Improved Rates Are in the Cards

Truckload carriers nationwide have greater confidence that business will improve in the year ahead, with 70 percent expecting volumes to increase in the next year and just over 50 percent predicting improvements in rates in the next year. The data is part of Transport Capital Partners' recent Business Expectations Survey, which was presented by TCP Managing Partner Lana Batts during a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus Friday

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Swift Places Order For Wabash Dry Vans

Regional truckload carrier Swift Transportation has penned a three-year deal with Wabash National Corporation, under which Wabash will build 3,100 DuraPlate HD dry vans over the next 12 months

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar International Posts Lower Income on Fewer Shipments

For the fiscal first quarter, Navistar posted a net income attributable to Navistar International of $17 million, down from a net income of $48 million in the year-ago quarter

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

PHMSA Modifies Security Plan For Hazmat

Fleets handling hazardous materials can rest a little easier with the PHMSA's modified requirements. (Photo by CVSA)

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of the Department of Homeland Security has modified its current security plan requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by narrowing the list of materials subject to the requirements

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Los Angeles to Improve Main Truck Route

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (center) was on hand to celebrate the ground breaking of the Harry Bridges Boulevard improvements project.

A $22 million federal stimulus grant project is underway at the Port of Los Angeles this week, which will result in improvements along a 1.3-mile stretch of Harry Bridges Boulevard in Wilmington, Calif

Tags: Intermodal

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil, Diesel Predicted to Rise Slightly

The federal government's monthly energy outlook predicts crude oil prices will rise to over $80 a barrel this summer, and that diesel prices will average near $3 a gallon over the course of 2010

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

NTEA Announces New Green Truck Association

The National Truck Equipment Association has formed a new affiliate division, the Green Truck Association, as a way for fleets, manufacturers, upfitters, government agencies and other industry stakeholders to stay current with regulatory and industry developments

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI's New Survey to Analyze HOS Rules

The American Transportation Research Institute is collecting data from fleets to measure the safety and operational impacts of the hours-of-service rules

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Forms Financing Alliance With GE Capital

GE Capital has made a deal with Navistar International and Navistar Financial Corporation to become Navistar's preferred provider of retail financing solutions to support sales of Navistar trucks and school buses in the U.S

March 8, 2010 - Industry News

Ports Can Expect Double-Digit Increases in Container Traffic in the Coming Months

In March, import cargo volume is expected to gain 13 percent over the same month of 2009.

The ports are poised for significant improvements in retail container traffic, with double-digit increases expected to continue through the summer as the U.S. economy begins to improv

Tags: Intermodal

March 8, 2010 - Industry News

Rockslide in Colorado Brings 20 Boulders Onto I-70

Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colo., was hit by a large rockfall just after midnight on Monday, in the same general area as a rockslide that occurred in November 2004

Tags: Highways

March 8, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Inch Up; Oil Hits Eight-Week High

The average price of diesel inched up this week in its third straight jump, landing at a national average of $2.90

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 8, 2010 - Industry News

TCP: Trucking Industry Optimistic About the Year Ahead

Carriers and industry vendors have indicated that things are improving, with capacity tightening in February, according to the observations of Transport Capital Partners at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas last week

March 8, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Raises Speed Limit to 70 mph; Implementation May Take A While

Last week, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a bill that would increase the highway speed limit on interstates where it is presently 65 mph to 70 mph

Tags: Highways

March 8, 2010 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Starts Truck Advisory Board

GE Capital Fleet Services has launched its Truck Advisory Board as a way for customers to discuss process improvement ideas, suggest new products and share best practices for fleet management

March 8, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Seattle Gets 100 Old Trucks Off the Roads

The first 100 trucks scrapped at the Port of Seattle will prevent the emission of nearly 1.5 tons of fine particulates each year. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Seattle)

Since November 2009, 100 older diesel trucks servicing the Port of Seattle have been permanently removed from service

March 5, 2010 - Industry News

Used Truck Volumes Jump For Third Straight Month

January used truck sales increased for the third month in a row, according to a report by the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide

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