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January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Top 25,000 Second Straight Month

December preliminary net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles for North American markets were 25,500 units, according to ACT Research Co

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Now Higher

Tolls went up on Pennsylvania toll roads at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, and for the first time, E-ZPass customers will pay less than cash customers

Tags: Highways

January 4, 2011 - Industry News

Manufacturing Numbers Point to a Stronger Year Ahead

December figures show the economy has expanded for the 17th straight month.

Tax cuts, renewed consumer confidence, expansion in the manufacturing sector and even a rise in construction spending are all giving the economy a much needed New Year's boost

Tags: Economy

January 4, 2011 - Industry News

Texas Leads U.S. in Inbound Migration, Michigan Leads in Outbound Moves

Allied Van Lines moved 1,640 families into Texas in 2010.

For the sixth year in a row, Texas eclipsed every other state and took the lead as the No. 1 magnet state in 2010, based on Allied Van Lines 43rd Annual Magnet States Report, which tracks U.S. migration patterns

Tags: Economy

January 4, 2011 - Industry News

GMTA Produces Drivers' Guide to CSA

To meet the need for credible information, Georgia Motor Trucking Association has authored a four-page, full color booklet that explains CSA changes, and cites relevant regulations and answers

January 4, 2011 - Industry News

APRA Partners With Summit Safety

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association has partnered with Summit Safety Group to offer workplace safety and environmental consulting services at a discounted fee structure to APRA members

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Begins the Year on an Upswing

The national average price of a gallon of diesel was up again this week, rising 3.7 cents from last week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

Port of Seattle's Clean Truck Rules Now in Effect

The ScRAPS Program (Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in Puget Sound) has taken more than 250 old trucks off the road since 2009.

The Port of Seattle's Clean Truck program began on New Year's, prohibiting trucks built prior to the 1994 model year from entering the cargo terminals

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

Marshall University Conducting Appalachian Multimodal/Intermodal Transport Needs Survey

The Rahall Transportation Institute and the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Marshall University of Huntington, WVA has begun a large-scale, intermodal shipping and receiving operations feasibility study to benefit the Appalachian Region

Tags: Intermodal

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

APRA Launches Second Edition of BuyReman Online Buyer's Guide

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) is producing the second edition of its online buyers guide

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Announces Sale of Body Systems Business

ArvinMeritor, Inc. today announced that it has completed the sale of its Body Systems business to an affiliate of Inteva Products, LLC

Tags: Events

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

NHTSA Clears Path for Speed-Limiter Proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is moving ahead on a rulemaking on speed limiters for heavy trucks, which had its start four years ago with petitions by two trucking interest groups

December 30, 2010 - Industry News

OOIDA Wonders Why Speed Limiters Get the Green Light While Driver Training Standards Languish

An announcement to consider speed limiting heavy trucks to 68 mph has small business truckers wondering why this unproven science is moving forward while minimum training standards for drivers are still not on the books

December 30, 2010 - Industry News

NYC-area Bridge & Tunnel Tolls Go Up December 30

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced increases to NYC area tunnel and bridge tolls. The increases took effect on Dec. 30

Tags: Highways

December 30, 2010 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Enhancing Driver Benefits Through Frequent Fueler Program

Pilot Flying J is launching Frequent Fueler Advantage on Jan. 3, calling the new loyalty program nation's largest for professional drivers and RV customers

December 30, 2010 - Industry News

Meijer Donates Trucks to Food Banks and Other Organizations

All of the trucks have been reconditioned for their next use, including a multi-point safety inspection and new graphics specific to each local food bank.

The Meijer Supercenter chain has donated 35 reconditioned semi-tractors valued at $500,000 to local food banks, academic organizations and law enforcement agencies throughout the Midwest

December 30, 2010 - Industry News

HOS Proposal Seems Likely to Lead to More Litigation

Early reaction to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed changes in the hours of service rule indicates that the rule is likely to remain in litigation. It is not clear what the proposed changes will do for safety. The agency says they will make trucking safer. The safety advocacy community says they do not go nearly far enough. The trucking industry says they go too far

December 30, 2010 - Industry News

NHTSA to Begin Speed Limiter Rulemaking

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is going to begin a rulemaking that could lead to mandatory speed limiters on heavy trucks, as requested by American Trucking Associations and Road Safe America

December 30, 2010 - Industry News

IFTA Adopts Interest Amendment

Carriers who underpaid fuel taxes will have to pay less interest under a new amendment to the International Fuel Tax Agreement

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

Transportation and Construction Coalition Warns of Highway Funding Cuts

Industry groups agree a GOP funding rule change would destablize the funding stream.

Changes to government spending rules recently proposed by The House Republican Conference has a coalition of highway users and road-building groups up in arms over the possibility that highway funding could be treated as any other spending proposal

Tags: Highways

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

Mullen Group Expanding Oil Field Capabilities in Western Canada

Mullen Group Ltd. announced today a number of transactions that will expand its fluid handling and hauling capabilities in northern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

TA TravelCenters to Install On-island DEF Pumps

TravelCenters of America has confirmed it will soon begin installing on-island Diesel Exhaust Fluid dispensers. TA expects to install about fifty on-island DEF pumps at locations across the country in 2011

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

Investing in Driver Health Can Yield Dividends

One study of mostly long-haul truckers found 28 percent suffer from hypertension compared to 17 percent of manufacturing workers. (Photo courtesy Celadon.)

Some 200 medical researchers, doctors, regulators, trucking executives and others spent two and a half days in Baltimore this week talking about truck and bus drivers. From the blizzard of studies, statistics and analyses came a short message to the trucking industry: Invest in health

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Answers Questions About Driver Life Expectancy Statistics

The Department of Transportation has produced a piece of research that to a limited extent supports its claim that truck driving contributes to a shorter life expectancy than other occupations

December 28, 2010 - Industry News

Safety Group says New HOS Proposal Doesn't Go Far Enough, Canadians say it Could Have Been Worse

Reaction to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration latest HOS proposal isn't exactly inspiring

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