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April 13, 2010 - Industry News

New York Throws Out Proposed Truck Ban in Finger Lakes

Detail of a map from the New York DOT explaining the proposed restricted routes.

Truck drivers will no longer have to worry about a potential ban on heavy trucks on certain routes in New York's Finger Lakes area, as the New York State Department of Transportation said it will no longer pursue the restrictio

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

HDRA Elects New Board of Directors For 2010

During its Annual Member Meeting held in conjunction with the Mid-America Trucking Show recently, the Heavy Duty Representatives Association elected a new Board of Directors of 2010

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

March Pulse of Commerce Index Points to Recovery

Following February's 0.7 percent drop, the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) by UCLA Anderson School of Management managed to gain 1 percent in March, growing from 107.4 to 108.5

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

Decisiv Integrates With Dealer Business Systems

Decisiv, Inc., has integrated its Decisiv Service Management Platform with several dealer business systems, allowing dealers to streamline their business processes

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

Cat-Brand Trucks to Roam Highways in Australia

NC2 president Al Saltiel. In the background is a mock-up image of the Cat CT 630 based on International's Prostar model. With the CT 610, the two Cat conventionals will soon make their world debut on the Australian market.

Less than two years after Caterpillar announced its departure from the on-highway truck engine business, and just a few weeks after news that the relationship between Iveco Trucks Australia and International was being scrapped, the world's first Cat-branded trucks are about to be launched on the Australian market. And they will be on-highway trucks, not just the widely expected vocational-targeted models

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Shell Asks Truckers to Help Pick Toughest Roads

The makers of Shell Rotella engine oil want to hear from professional drivers about the toughest roads they drive and how they are able to protect themselves and their cargo

Tags: Highways

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Westport-Delphi Deal Will Help Westport Scale Up Production

Westport Innovations says it has reached high-volume scale production capability, thanks to a deal with one of the world's largest diesel injector manufacturers, Delphi Automotive Systems, to supply Westport's proprietary HD fuel injectors

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Tampa Highway to Make Port Access Easier

The I-4 / Selmon Expressway Connector is shown in this computer-enhanced drawing running diagonally across the photo frame. Interstate 4 is to the right in the photo; the Selmon Expressway is to the upper left.

Florida has broken ground on a new connector that will offer a special toll road to connect the Port of Tampa's main access point directly with the Interstate Highway System

Tags: Intermodal

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Truckstop Group Pushes for Biodiesel Tax Credit

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with industry partners, urged Congressional leaders to act quickly to reinstate the biodiesel tax credi

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico to Set up Group to Deal with Cross-Border Issue

Trucks line up near the border in Laredo, Texas.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood met with Mexico's top transportation official Monday in Mexico to discuss transportation issues and agreed to establish a working group to consider the next steps of the controversial and long-delayed cross-border trucking program

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up a Nickel

Diesel prices are at their highest level since November 2008. (Photo courtesy Lubrizol)

The national average price of a gallon of diesel rose 5.4 cents from last week, to $3.069, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

ACT Predicts Class 8 Production to Rise 14% in 2010

Fundamentals continue to improve in the trucking industry, setting the stage for significant demand for new equipment in 2011, according to ACT Research

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Guide Forecasts Flat Used Truck Sales

After the unexpected increase in new-truck sales in February, used-truck sales in March are expected to stay flat or improve slightly over the previous month, according the American Truck Dealers/National Auto Dealers Association's Official Commercial Truck Guide

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

ATD, OOIDA: Don't Let EPA Regulate Truck Economy

As three senators continue work on a bipartisan climate change bill, two trucking groups say future regulation of truck fuel economy should stay where it is, under the Department of Transportation, and not get shifted to the Environmental Protection Agency

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario's 23 Highway Service Centers Have a New Lease on Life

The province of Ontario has inked a 50-year deal with Host Kilmer Service Centers (HKSC) to develop and operate 23 service centers located along the 400-series highways throughout the province

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario to Review CB Ban Prior to Three-Year Phase Out

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation will review the inclusion of two-way radios in Ontario's ban on the use of handheld technologies while driving, before the three-year exemption on their use expires

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Gain 0.6 Percent From January

Wholesale merchant inventories were up 0.6 percent in February from January levels, a positive sign that trucks may have more to carry in the near future

Tags: Economy

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Enforcement Crackdown Campaign on Distracted Driving

The Department of Transportation has launched pilot programs in Hartford, Conn., and Syracuse, N.Y. to test whether increased law enforcement efforts can help combat distracted drivin

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

CTA: Canada Could Jump the Gun on Universal EOBR Rule

The CTA says there's no need for Canada to adopt an interim EOBR rule, and it could go straight into a broader mandate.

In a statement released last week, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said it views the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's latest electronic onboard recorder rule issued on April 2 as an interim step towards a much broader rule governing EOB

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Expects Positive Earnings in Second Quarter

YRC said first quarter shipments were impacted by  the extensions of its note exchange and severe winter weather.

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide said it expects a stronger second quarter, with positive earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the pipeline

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Half of Truckload Carriers Unprepared For CSA 2010

Half of truckload carriers are prepared for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA 2010 progra

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Safety Advocate to Serve as Deputy Administrator of FMCSA

The FMCSA's new deputy administrator, Bill Bronrott

The Obama Administration has tapped a Maryland lawmaker to become deputy administrator of the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Teamsters Kick Off Negotiations With ABF

The Teamsters Union has kicked off negotiations with ABF Thursday to discuss the company's request for economic relie

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

CTA to Conduct Cargo Crime Study

With the help of provincial trucking associations, law enforcement and representatives from the insurance industry, the Canadian Trucking Alliance will conduct a study to analyze cargo crime activity in Canada and explore solutions to this problem

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Averitt Improves LTL Service in 14,000 Lanes

Averitt Express has improved its less-than-truckload service in 14,000 lanes, offering faster transit times

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