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March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Double Coin Tire Achieves SmartWay Verification

Double Coin Holdings, a China-based tire manufacturer, has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay list of verified technologies

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Ahern, Benesch Gear Up For Trucking and Logistics Conference

Ahern & Associates and Benesch, Attorneys at Law will hold a trucking and logistics seminar on May 25, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix

Tags: Events

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

More Truck Drivers Are Buckling Up

More commercial truck and bus drivers are buckling up these days, with 74 percent of them using their safety belts in 2009

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

Nebraska Lawmakers Crack Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification

A Nebraska bill aimed at cracking down on trucking and construction companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors went through its first round of approvals Thursday

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

EOBR Rule Moves Closer to Publication

The final rule on electronic onboard recorders is on track for publication soon. The White House Office of Management and Budget finished its review of the rule and returned it to the Department of Transportation yesterday

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

California Congressman Speaks Out Against Efforts to Regulate Drayage Operations

U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) has released a "Dear Colleague" letter last week, expressing his opposition to a campaign by the Teamsters to change federal transportation law in an effort to give ports the authority to ban owner-operator

Tags: Intermodal

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

Pilot Makes Denny's Its Restaurant of Choice

Pilot Travel Centers has selected Denny's Corp. as its full-service restaurant of choice

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

TRIB Releases New Version of Retread Tire Buyers Guide

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) has updated its TRIB Retread Tire Buyers Guide for truckers and others who have an interest in locating top quality retreaders in North America and many other countries

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Express-1 Named Top Expedited Carrier For 2010

Express-1 has been honored as the 2010 Expedited Carrier of the Year.

Express-1 Expedited Solutions has been named the 2010 Expedited Carrier of the Year by National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council and Logistics Management magazine

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Bill Moon Scholarship Deadline Coming Up April 16

The NATSO Foundation is still accepting applications for its 2010 Bill Moon Scholarship, awarded to deserving students with ties to the truckstop industry and whose academic qualifications and achievements are considered outstandin

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Land Transportation Trade Down 23.3 Percent From 2008

The U.S. did not have a good 2009 in terms of land transportation trade with the NAFTA countries. 2009 saw the largest year-over-year loss for the 15 years covered by the data.

U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico fell 23.3 percent from 2008 to 200

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Offers Rebates on Zero-Emissions, Hybrid Purchases

Electric Vehicles International's medium- and heavy-duty trucks are eligible for the CARB rebate.

The California Air Resources Board is offering $3.7 million in rebates for zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles, including commercial medium- and heavy-duty trucks

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Kicks Off Driving Success Tour in May

Volvo's VN tour will start off in the western U.S. in May and make its way to other regions of the U.S. and Canada this summer and fall.

Volvo Trucks North America will kick off its 2010 Driving Success Tour this May. On the tour, fleet managers and owner-operators across the U.S. and Canada will experience a Volvo VN78

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Third Quarter Results Improve With Global Economy

Driven by the improving global economy and higher shipment growth, FedEx Corp.'s fiscal third quarter net income was up 146 percent to $239 million, versus the year ago quarter's $97 million

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

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