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June 16, 2010 - Industry News

States Ramping Up Distracted Driving Efforts

States are aggressively pursuing solutions to distracted driving including: stronger laws, increased data collection, new education programs, public/private partnerships and a growing reliance on new media to spread the message. (Photo by Jim Park)

States are ramping up their efforts to combat distracted driving, with 28 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam now banning text messaging by all driver

June 16, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Capitalizes on International Recovery in 4Q

FedEx said its FedEx Express segment reported revenue of $5.88 billion, a 23 percent boost from last year's $4.80 billion.

FedEx Corp. continued to see an improvement in its performance during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, posting net income of $419 million, or $1.33 a share

June 16, 2010 - Industry News

Technology Activity to Pick Up Among Fleets This Year

Eyefortransport's recent report shows that increased IT spending has begun. (Photo courtesy of TransCore)

Trucking executives are more optimistic about the use of technology in the year ahead, with 44 percent planning to boost their information technology investment in the next 12 months

June 16, 2010 - Industry News

TIA Pens Deal With Comdata

The Tire Industry Association has entered into an agreement with Comdata Corporation to endorse the Comdata Maintenance Discount Network

June 16, 2010 - Industry News

Kenly 95 Truckstop to Become a Petro

Kenly 95 Truckstop in Kenly, N.C., will become a Petro Stopping Center on July 1

June 15, 2010 - Industry News

NHTSA to Analyze Environmental Impacts of Fuel Efficiency Improvement Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working on an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the potential environmental impacts of its new fuel efficiency improvement program for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and work trucks

June 15, 2010 - Industry News

Wisconsin Technician Takes Top Honors At Navistar Rodeo

2010 Rodeo Winner Jason Kleman

During Navistar's Service-Technician Rodeo held last week in Schaumburg, Ill., Jason Kleman of Mid-State Truck Service in Plover, Wis., took top honors

Tags: Events

June 15, 2010 - Industry News

Double Coin's Drive Position Tire Verified by SmartWay

Double Coin Holdings' FD405 tire has been verified by SmartWay as a low-rolling resistance drive position tire

June 15, 2010 - Industry News

Denver Adds Freightliner Hybrids to Medium-Duty Fleet

The Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid trucks will be used for forestry, traffic signal and traffic sign repair.

The City of Denver has added four Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid trucks to its fleet of more than 1,900 vehicles and pieces of equipment

June 15, 2010 - Industry News

New Senate Legislation Would Crack Down on Brokers

The new legislation is aimed at protecting owner-operators, in particular, who typically don't have legal recourse to recoup losses from fraudulent brokers. (Photo by Jim Park)

Sens. Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have introduced the Motor Carrier Protection Act, bipartisan legislation that would beef up regulatory oversight of brokers and freight forwarders in the trucking industr

June 15, 2010 - Industry News

First Mahindra-Navistar Trucks Roll Off Assembly Line in India

Mahindra-Navistar Automotives (MNAL) has started production of its first truck offering, the 25-ton capacity MN25, which rolled off the assembly line in India

June 15, 2010 - Industry News

Parts Manufacturers Call For Changes in California Copper Brake Bill

In a testimony before the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, Terry Heffelfinger, director of product engineering, R&D, and quality for Affinia Global Brake and Chassis, called for different implementation procedures for SB 346, a bill that would mandate a reduction in the use of copper in brake products

June 14, 2010 - Industry News

Load Availability Dips Slightly On Flatbed Decline

Overall load availability fell 3.2 percent from April to May, although spot market freight availability was up 216 percent over the year-ago mont

June 14, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Takes Fifth Straight Tumble

Diesel prices continued to fall this week. Over the last five weeks, prices have slipped 19.9 cents. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

The price of diesel fell 1.8 cents this week, its fifth straight fall, according to the Department of Energy. Trucking's main fuel hasn't fallen this low since mid-March

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 14, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Plans Outreach Meetings On National Registry Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold special outreach meetings for medical examiners and commercial motor vehicle drivers as well as the associations representing these groups

June 14, 2010 - Industry News

Mack Announces International Dealer of the Year

Mack Trucks has named Mack Centro of Valencia, Venezuela, its 2009 International Dealer of the Year

June 14, 2010 - Industry News

Trucker Sweeps Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Attention to detail and presentation gave Roccapriore the SuperRigs top title. (Photo by STF)

At this year's Shell Rotella T SuperRigs, held mid-June at the Lee Hi Travel Center in rural Lexington, Va., Todd Roccapriore nearly pulled off a maximum with his 2004 Peterbilt 379 and Mac end dump trailer

Tags: Events

June 14, 2010 - Industry News

Chrysler Pours $300 Million Into Indiana Facilities

Chrysler Group is pouring $300 million into the company's manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Ind., to build its new eight-speed automatic transmission for future Chrysler Group vehicles

June 14, 2010 - Industry News

Roadside Medical to Open New Locations

Roadside Medical is opening three new medical clinics in Oklahoma City, East St. Louis, Ill., and Waco, Texas

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Schneider National President and CEO Chris Lofgren presents a commemorative plaque to Jim Schneider, son of founder Al Schneider, during the company's 75th anniversary event.

Truckload carrier Schneider National celebrated 75 years in the trucking business Thursday, with a gathering of industry leaders, members of the Schneider family and company employees at its Green Bay, Wis., headquarters

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

PacLease Announces Franchise of the Year Awards

Paccar Leasing Company has honored Edmonton Kenworth PacLease and Peterbilt PacLease of Las Vegas with its North American Franchise of the Year Awards

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Double-Digit Increases in Retail Container Volumes to Continue at Ports

June is expected to be a promising month for container volumes, which are expected to see a 15 percent year-over-year gain.

The nation's major retail container ports can expect double-digit increases in import cargo volume in the months ahead, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker repor

Tags: Intermodal

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Mixed On Continued Uncertainty

Economic indicators coming out of the U.S. Census Bureau Friday were mixed, as the government announced that retail and food services sales were down 1.2 percent in May, while business inventories gained 0.4 percent in April

Tags: Economy

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

New York Parks Department Puts Kenworth Hybrids Into Service

Keith Kerman, assistant commissioner for the New York City Parks Department, is shown with one of the department's 17 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks.

The New York City Parks Department has recently put 17 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrids into service, as part of the city's goal to curb carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2017

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Ceridian Index Sees Largest Monthly Boost in 10 Years

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index gained 3.1 percent in May, the largest monthly boost in over 10 years

Tags: Economy

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