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December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Truck Driver Training School Offers New Career Counseling Service for New Drivers

Diesel Truck Driver Training School now offers a Career Services Department to help their students find a job in the truck driving industry

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Reaches Million-Load Milestone

J.B. Hunt currently operates nearly 43,000 53-foot containers.

J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. says its year-to-date Intermodal segment volume had surpassed one million loads for the first time in history

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Canadian Carriers Looking to Extended Tractor and Combo Lengths

Canadian length restrictions limit tractor wheelbases and fleet flexibility.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is proposing changes to Canada's vehicle length rules to accommodate longer tractor wheelbases and longer over-all lengths for B-train combinations

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo President and CEO Leif Johansson to Step Down Next Summer

After almost 14 years as President and CEO of Volvo, Leif Johansson has informed the Board of AB Volvo of his intention to resign in conjunction with his 60th birthday next summer

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Addresses Port Driver Employment Classification

A report written by a group of authors with ties to organized labor says there is a link between misclassification of drivers and safety and environmental problems at ports.

The National Employment Law Project yesterday weighed into the fight over unionization of port truck drivers with a study that says the typical port truck driver is misclassified as an independent owner-operator

December 7, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Energy Forecast Sees Fuel Prices Climbing to $3.23 per Gallon Next Year

Following a recent spike in crude oil and diesel prices, the U.S. Department of Energy's current Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that diesel will run at $3.14 per gallon over the winter months (October 1 to March 31), before leveling out at a projected average for the year of $3.23 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 7, 2010 - Industry News

Court Ruling Pending in Suit to Stop Opening of CSA 2010 Data

FMCSA says carriers will not be irreparably harmed by disclosure of their safety data.   (photo by Ohio State Patrol

The suit by several groups of small trucking companies against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new safety program, CSA 2010, has gone through the argument phase and is approaching a decision by the court

December 7, 2010 - Industry News

Fleet Survey: Expansion Plans Lag Freight Growth

A new survey of fleets finds that carriers are shifting to more aggressive equipment acquisition and replacement plans

December 7, 2010 - Industry News

HOS Proposal Taking Longer than Expected at OMB

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service proposal is taking longer than expected

December 7, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel-Based Economic Index Looking Up, But More Movement Needed

An index that gauges the health of the economy based on diesel fuel purchases showed a slight increase in November after three months of decline

December 7, 2010 - Industry News

2011 Specialized Transportation Symposium Scheduled

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association will host its annual Specialized Transportation Symposium March 2-4, 2011, at the Westin in Indianapolis

Tags: Events

December 6, 2010 - Industry News

New Joint Initiative Promises Accessible, Affordable Health Care for Drivers

The Healthy Trucking Association of America has announced plans to launch a nationwide initiative aimed at making affordable health care more accessible for our nation's professional truck drivers

December 6, 2010 - Industry News

ASTM International Launches New Standards Activity on DEF

ASTM International, with support from the American Petroleum Institute API, will be hosting an organizational meeting to discuss the development of consensus standards for support testing of diesel exhaust fluid

December 6, 2010 - Industry News

Tire Industry Association Announces Technician and Instructor Training Dates

The Tire Industry Association has announced its 2011 dates for their Automotive Tire Service (ATS) and Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Certified Instructor programs

December 6, 2010 - Industry News

2011 HDRG Reman Summit Line-up Announced

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group will host their annual HDRG Summit at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 17, 2011

December 6, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Appoints Three New Members to Medical Review Board

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has appointed three new medical experts to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Medical Review Board

December 5, 2010 - Industry News

FTR Associates: Heavy Truck Orders Reach Highest Level in Over Four Years

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing November Class 8 truck net orders for all major North American OEM's totaled 26,005 units, a 38-percent increase over October and the highest monthly order level since May 2006

December 5, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado Begins Winter Highway Assistance Program

Last weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation began three regular winter programs to assist vehicle operators on Interstate 70 through the Rockies

Tags: Highways

December 5, 2010 - Industry News

Eddie Walker Honored with UTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Eddie Walker, president of Best Used Trucks, and long-time member and leader at the Used Truck Association, received this year's Marvin F. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award

December 5, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. Passes ULSD Milestone

December 1 marked a major milestone for the nation's transition to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel -- all on-highway diesel fuel now complies with the landmark 15 parts-per-million sulfur standard. This represents a 97 percent reduction in sulfur content from 2006 levels

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 5, 2010 - Industry News

Optimism Pervades Used Truck Convention

Optimism was in the air in Jacksonville, Fla. last month as more than 500 Used Truck Association members gathered for group's 11th annual convention, themed Boot Camp 2010

December 5, 2010 - Industry News

Supporters of Higher Truck Weights Hope that Now is Their Time

Trucking and shipping interests are hoping the time is right for them to win long-sought relief from the 80,000-pound federal restriction on truck weights. The restriction has resisted trucking's best efforts for years, mainly due to opposition from the railroads and safety advocates but also because the trucking industry itself has been of two minds on the issue -- some carriers want to run heavier loads, some don't want the expense of the new equipment

December 2, 2010 - Industry News

Survey: Truckers Optimism Still Up, Rate Increase Expectations High

A majority of carriers expect volumes to increase over the next year, and three-quarters expect rate increases, according to a study by the transportation consulting firm Transport Capital Partners

December 2, 2010 - Industry News

Enforcement Community Applauds CSA 2010

Government and law enforcement agencies at the state and local levels are continuing to be fiscally challenged with respect to resources being made available for highway safety activities. The public - and rightly so - has an expectation that a basic responsibility of government is to keep our citizens traveling the roadways safe and secure. The challenge unfortunately is all too often public safety is one of the first areas of government to be cut

December 2, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Toughens Up Requirements for HHG Brokers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a petition by the American Moving & Storage Association to require interstate household goods brokers to comply with a number of rules and consumer requirements already required for household goods carriers

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