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December 13, 2010 - Industry News

Report: US Cargo Theft Rate Increases 28 Percent on Holidays

FreightWatch International published its first Holiday Cargo Theft Report, reviewing cargo theft statistics from the seven major holidays in the United States. The report showed a 28 percent increase in cargo theft on a per-day basis compared with the other calendar days

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America launches StayFit Driver Health & Wellness Program

TravelCenters of America announces its new StayFit health & wellness initiative designed to help professional drivers make "better-for-you" choices about what to eat and exercise while on the road

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

Slowdown at CSA Website Caused by Data Download

If you tried to log on to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA website yesterday and found it slow going, you were not alone. Access to the web-based system was occasionally jammed as commercial interests tapped into the site and started downloading the entire database, an agency official said

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Suit Against Port of Los Angeles to Move Forward

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has agreed to expedite a hearing in the American Trucking Associations' lawsuit against certain parts of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program

Tags: Intermodal

December 12, 2010 - Industry News

Worldwide Equipment Purchases General Truck Sales of Charleston, WVa

Worldwide Equipment has increased its dealer network to 13 locations with the addition of General Truck Sales in Charleston, West Virginia

December 12, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Shows Custom-Built VHD Pickup Designed for Customer Demo Rides

The 11-ft tall, bright orange, four-door, five-seat vehicle Volvo VHD pickup truck is powered by an EPA 2010-certified 500-hp Volvo D13 engine and features an I-Shift transmission.

Customers and other visitors to Volvo Trucks' New River Valley manufacturing plant can now experience a fully equipped Volvo VHD - in modified pickup truck form

December 12, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Restrictions Lifted To Mitigate Freeze Damage to Crops

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson has alerted the state's agricultural producers that highway restrictions have been eased so that they can quickly harvest and transport crops that are vulnerable to the freezing weather expected to blanket Florida early this week

December 12, 2010 - Industry News

House Drops Truck Pilot in Maine, Vermont; Senate to Consider

The House passed a 9-month extension of the current federal highway program that would halt the heavy-truck pilot program in Maine and Vermont

December 12, 2010 - Industry News

Georgia DOT Completes Final Phase of I-95 Widening

After an investment of more than a billion dollars over seventeen years, the widening of Interstate Highway 95 in Georgia to six lanes is complete

Tags: Highways

December 12, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Opens CSA Data to Public Following Court's Denial of Suit

The next stage of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration's CSA 2010 safety program went live over the weekend, after a federal appeals court denied a suit by several groups of small trucking companies to prevent release of CSA safety data

December 9, 2010 - Industry News

Mica Selected Chairman of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

John L. Mica (R-Fla.) Chairman of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

To hardly anyone's surprise, U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) has been confirmed by vote of the House Republican Conference to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 112th Congress

December 9, 2010 - Industry News

NAFA Becomes Charter Member of the Center For Professional Fleet Certification

NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce it is among the initial members of The Center for Professional Fleet Certificatio

December 9, 2010 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America now features Interstate Speedzone WiFi

TravelCenters of America today has completed installation of new Interstate Speedzone WiFi systems at TravelCenters of America branded locations

December 9, 2010 - Industry News

TransCore Shows 72 Percent Increase Y-o-Y in Spot Freight Availability for November

TransCore DAT Services Top 15 Activity States, November 2010

In November 2010, TransCore's market research shows a 72% increase in spot market freight availability, compared to November '09

Tags: Economy

December 9, 2010 - Industry News

Performance Kenworth Moves Austin Dealership 15 Miles South to Buda

Performance Kenworth has moved its full-service dealership in Austin, Texas, 15 miles south to Buda, to provide enhanced customer support and easier access from Interstate 35

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

BTS: Freight Transportation Services Index Up 0.2 Percent

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics is reporting the Freight Transportation Services Index rose for the second consecutive month

Tags: Economy

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Expands Michigan R&D Center to Include Medium- and Heavy-Duty Starters

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America is expanding its research and development center in Northville, Mich., to provide full engineering, development and testing services for its medium and heavy duty customers

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Energy Signs Agreement to Acquire Northstar, Advanced LNG Technology Leader

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement to acquire Wyoming Northstar Incorporated and affiliate

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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

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