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April 20, 2010 - Industry News

LA Port Clean-Truck Case Goes to Trial

The American Trucking Associations sued the Port of Angeles over the legality of its

The anticipated Port of Los Angeles clean-truck case got under way Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles

Tags: Intermodal

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Nominations For Trucking Image Award

The American Trucking Associations is accepting nominations for its fourth annual Mike Russell "Good stuff" Trucking Image Award, honoring those that creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Supports Bill to Curb Energy Market Speculation

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) has introduced legislation to curb excessive commodity speculation and protect the trucking industry's ability to hedge its exposure to increased fuel prices

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

March Brings High Load Volume

The month of March had a high load volume, contributing to the strongest first quarter volume since 200

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

Werner's 1Q Results Improve With Decreasing Supply

Werner said its daily number of accepted loads improved from the first quarter 2009, as did pricing for spot market business in one-way truckload.

Werner Enterprises closed out the first quarter with year-over-year improvements in both revenues and earnings, which the carrier attributes more to decreasing supply than rising demand

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Signs Dealership Agreement With XL Specialized Trailers

Oregon-based dealer TEC Equipment has signed a dealership agreement with XL Specialized Trailers, a trailer manufacturer out of Manchester, Iowa

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Celebrates 60-Year Milestone

Less-than-truckload carrier Southeastern Freight Lines is celebrating 60 years of providing transportation services

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

HDM Named 'Agency of the Year' By Merritt Equipment

Heavy Duty Marketing, a member of the Heavy Duty Representatives Association (HDRA), has received the "Agency of the Year" award from Merritt Equipment Co. for their sales efforts during 2009

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

American Truck Dealers Convention Starts Friday

The American Truck Dealers will kick off its Convention & Expo Friday at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The conference runs through April 26

Tags: Events

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Heartland Express Earnings, Income Down on Continued Weak Demand

Despite a tough first quarter, Heartland Express said it has seen some promising signs of life.

Truckload carrier Heartland Express reported lower earnings and income in the first quarter, a result of weak freight demand and pressure on rates

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Nebraska Worker Classification Bill Does Not Negatively Impact Trucking

(Photo courtesy of MTS Driver Recruiters)

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed a bill into law last week, ending the practice of misclassifying workers as independent contractors in the construction and delivery sectors

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Up Slightly; Oil Continues Sharp Drop

Rising diesel prices will most likely negatively impact carriers, owner-operators and shippers, who'll have to bite the bullet this summer. (Photo by Ryder)

Diesel prices across the nation continued their upward trend, gaining half a penny this week to a national average of $3.074 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

FCCC Wins Daimler Award For Zero Waste Efforts

Daimler AG has honored Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation with its Environmental Leadership Award for its zero waste to landfill efforts

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts New Presentation on CSA 2010 For Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a new presentation on its web site to educate drivers about its Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or CSA 2010

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

SC&RA Elects Officers For 2010-2011

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has announced its newly elected officers for the 2010-2011 term

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Shorter-Haul Domestic Intermodal Loses Market Share

Over the past year, shorter-haul domestic intermodal has lost some of its share in the market, according to analysis by FTR Associate

Tags: Intermodal

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

March Orders Are Promising; Market Still Weak

March Class 8 truck orders were up 28 percent from the year-ago month, but the market for truck orders is still wea

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Companies More Optimistic About Relocation Possibilities

More than one in five firms expect relocation volumes to increase in 2010, up from more than half expecting a decrease last yea

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

API Economist Warns of Potential of Bad Energy Policy

Texas City refinery complex. U.S. refineries are producing record amounts of gasoline. (Photo courtesy BP)

CINCINNATI -- The general public doesn't know much about the oil industry - and a lot of what they think they know is wrong, said John Felmy, chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, Sunday during an educational session at the National Private Truck Council annual meeting. And that lack of knowledge, he says, can lead to misguided public policy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

PeopleNet Offers Bundled Services to Help Fleets Comply with CSA 2010, EOBR Regs

PeopleNet's new bundled safety packages feature its eDriver Logs.

CINCINNATI -- PeopleNet has introduced two new service offerings to help trucking fleets better use technology to improve safety and compliance, especially designed to deal with the CSA 2010 initiative and growing demand for electronic onboard recorders

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

NPTC Honors Private Fleet Execs for Industry Involvement

The National Private Truck Council this week honored several private fleet executives for their contributions to the association and to the industry with its annual NPTC Leadership Awards, presented during the NPTC's annual conference in Cincinnati

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

Qualcomm Collaborates with CAMS Software to Offer Back-Office Solutions for Private Fleets

CINCINNATI -- Qualcomm and CAMS Software announced Sunday that the two companies are integrating data from Qualcomm's on-board systems into CAMS' outbound and backhaul-management systems for private fleets

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Announces Labor Contracts for Carolina Plants

Daimler Trucks North America announced new three-year collective bargaining agreements for three of its U.S. manufacturing plants

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

ACOFAS Gears Up For Spring Tech Training

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment Specialists will hold its Spring Technician Training Clinic on May 18 and 19 in Fort Wayne, Ind

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Retail Sales Inch Up in March

The Federal Reserve said industrial production was up 0.1 percent in March, with the manufacturing sector alone jumping 0.9 percent in the one-month period

Tags: Economy

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