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July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Suppliers Start to See the Benefits of the Turnaround

Suppliers expect Class 8 factory build to be at 128,500 units, on average, for 2010. (Photo by Jim Park)

The extent of the heavy-duty market turnaround is showing itself in recent numbers from the second quarter, with 84 percent of suppliers reporting sales growth and nearly 82 percent reporting optimis

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania to Hike Tolls on Turnpike

This is the first time E-ZPass users, which make up almost two-thirds of Turnpike travelers, will pay lower tolls than cash customers on the Turnpike since the system was launched.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has hiked toll rates by 3 percent for E-ZPass users and 10 percent for cash-paying motorists

Tags: Highways

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Auburn University Studies LTL Pricing Practices

Auburn University will be conducting a study examining less-than-truckload transportation pricing practices and will be seeking information from carriers, shippers and third-party logistics providers

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

New York's Sheridan Expressway May Face Demolition

The Sheridan runs between the Cross Bronx Expressway and the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx.

Community and transportation advocacy groups in New York are working hard these days to push the state Department of Transportation to tear down the Sheridan Expressway in the Bron

Tags: Highways

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Introduces New DoubleStack Loading System

Con-way Truckload has converted 100 of its 53-foot truckload trailers to the DoubleStack system, a new cargo loading and capacity management system that allows shippers to more efficiently utilize space while securing freight

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

Landstar's Second Quarter Climbs on Strong Volumes, Pricing

Landstar System's second quarter revenue and net income climbed from the second quarter of 2009 on stronger volumes and pricin

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

New Greenhouse Opens For Research on Biofuels

The SGI-ExxonMobil algae biofuels program moves from a laboratory setting to a greenhouse, an environment that better reflects real-world conditions for algae production. (Photo by Business Wire)

Exxon Mobil Corporation and Synthetic Genomics have opened a new greenhouse facility dedicated to the research and testing of their algae biofuels program

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Dealership in Shartlesville

The new facility, which rests on 8 acres, features five drive-through bays.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has expanded its operation with a new full-service dealership in Shartlesville

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Continues to Post Year-Over-Year Gains

May was the third straight month to see a year-over-year boost in freight. (Photo by Michelin)

In May, the Freight Transportation Services Index landed at a reading of 97.7, 4.4 percent higher than the same month a year ag

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

TravelCenters Provides Healthier Meal Options

TravelCenters of America is going healthy, with four new fit-friendly menu items at TA full service restaurants

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

FreightWatch Receives a $10 Million Investment

FreightWatch International has received a $10 million growth equity investment by Bridge Investments, a Chicago-based private equity firm

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Rail Posts Highest Year-Over-Year Monthly Gain in 20 Years

In June, intermodal rail traffic jumped 19.2 percent from the same month in 2009, the largest year-over-year monthly gain since 199

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Internet Truckstop Celebrates 15 Years in Freight Matching Business

Online freight matcher Internet Truckstop will celebrate its 15th anniversary this month

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Prime Lube Taps Pennsylvania DEF Distributor

J.J. Powell has signed on to become the distributor of Prime Lube's BlueSky diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) throughout central and western Pennsylvania

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Ramps Up Hiring on Increased Demand

Components manufacturer SAF-Holland has hired 83 new industrial employees at its plants in Keilberg, Frauengrund and Worth am Main, Germany, a result of increased demand and production

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

D.C. Idle-Reduction Campaign Gets Under Way

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments officially launched its diesel idle-reduction campaign Tuesday, running throughout the summer

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Anti-Idling Rule Takes Effect in North Carolina

(Photo by Bette Garber)

A new rule limiting heavy-duty trucks' idling time went into effect in North Carolina this wee

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Evans Cooling Opens Full Service Facility in Tennessee

Evans Cooling Systems has opened a full service facility for converting heavy-duty trucks to Evans waterless coolant in Crossville, Tenn

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Returns to Indianapolis Next Two Years

The National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Show will return to Indianapolis for the next two years, the group announced

Tags: Events

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Roadcheck Reports Continued Low Out-of-Service Rates

During this year's Roadcheck, held last month, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance found that out-of-service rates for commercial motor vehicles continued to hover close to record lows set in 2009

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Westport to Develop Biogas, Natural Gas Engines For Volvo

Westport Innovations has signed a new agreement with Volvo Powertrain to develop biogas- and natural gas-fueled engine products for Volv

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Despite June Slip, Pulse of Commerce Still Strong

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) by UCLA Anderson School of Management slipped 1.9 percent in June, coming off a 3.1 percent boost in Ma

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Announces First Round of Sweepstakes Winners

Iowa80.com has selected the first round of winners for its six-month Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes, with another 50 prizes to be awarded in September

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

KelleyAmerit Lands AT&T Contract For Repair and Maintenance

KelleyAmerit Fleet Services, a strategic partnership of Kelley Fleet Services and Amerit Consulting, has been contracted by AT&T for vehicle repair and maintenance services. Under the contract, KelleyAmerit will maintain and repair AT&T's 76,000 vehicle

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Eastbound I-24 Ohio River Bridge Closed This Morning

The Eastbound lanes of the Interstate 24 Bridge between Illinois and Kentucky will be closed between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Central time toda

Tags: Highways

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