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January 21, 2010 - Industry News

TEC President Delivers Medical Team to Haiti

TEC Equipment President and CEO Dave Thompson piloted the flight carrying the medical professionals, and landed safely in Haiti Thursday morning. (Photo courtesy of TEC Equipment)

Portland, Ore.-based TEC Equipment has completed its mission to get a team of seven doctors, nurses and health professionals from Medical Teams International to Haiti

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Reiterates Enforcement of Airborne Toxic Control Measure

Refrigerated carriers in California should be compliant with the Transport Refrigeration Unit Airborne Toxic Control Measure, unless they want a citation from CARB inspectors.

The California Air Resources Board has began enforcing its Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) in-use performance standards earlier this month, contrary to rumors that the measure is on hold

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

PacLease Adds 22 New Locations

Paccar Leasing Company continues its expansion with 22 new locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, bringing the number of locations worldwide to over 400

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco Celebrates 20 Years of Offering Parts

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems has reached the 20-year mark of providing commercial vehicle braking and active safety systems

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Roadside Medical, WIT Announce Finalists For Fitness Challenge

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab and Women in Trucking have chosen the 10 finalists to compete in their Women Trucker Roadside Medical Challenge

Tags: Events

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider, FreightWatch Gear Up For Cargo Security Audio Conference Next Week

Schneider National and FreightWatch International will participate in an audio conference covering the topic of supply chain security

Tags: Events

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Schedules Special Shareholders Meeting

At the special shareholders meeting, YRC will take a vote on amendments to the certificate of incorporation.

YRC Worldwide will hold a special stockholders meeting on Feb. 17 to solidify details of its $470 million debt-for-equity swap, which was approved Dec. 3

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Sets Up Trucker Shelters Amid Winter Storm

Extreme weather is hitting parts of northern Arizona.

Although the Arizona Department of Transportation temporarily shuttered 13 highway rest stops a few months ago, the state is planning on setting up shelters where truck drivers can pull over in the extreme weathe

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia to Reopen 19 Shuttered Rest Stops

Truckers and travelers will start seeing some of the rest areas open in February. These 19 rest stops have been closed to the public since July.

Virginia plans to reopen the 19 rest stops and welcome centers that the state had to close this summer due to budget cuts

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Brokers Willing to Raise Bond to $100,000 With Tighter Regs

The Transportation Intermediaries Association is trying to negotiate a deal that would boost the bond required of brokers from $10,000 to $100,000 while strengthening regulation of the licensing syste

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Provides Tuition Grant to Cleveland Driving School

The U.S. Department of Transportation has provided a tuition funding grant to pay for driver training through Cuyahoga Community College's Truck Driving Academy

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Gears Up For Transportation Industry Symposium

Executives from the private fleet, truckload, truck rental and leasing and transportation supply chain sectors will gather at AmeriQuest Transportation Services' annual Transportation Industry Symposium, which will be held Feb. 25 and 26 at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

NESA Takes I-73 Funding Issue to Washington

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance, an economic development organization covering South Carolina's northeast region, recently met with state representatives in Washington to promote efforts to secure federal stimulus funding for a proposed Interstate 73 corridor

Tags: Highways

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Profitable Navistar Outlines Expansion Plans

Navistar's new truck models, acquisitions and overseas partnerships are boosting revenues and giving the company a big global footprint, executives say.

Navistar International Corp. is making money, even in the toughest truck market in 50 years, and intends to make more by winning additional market share and introducing new products here and oversea

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Safety Improved in 2008

U.S. roads were safer in 2008, with a drop in truck-involved fatalities by 12.3 percent, the largest year-to-year fall ever

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Teamsters Intensify Protest Efforts Against Fiat/Chrysler

The Teamsters union has negotiated a deal with GM to protect existing Teamsters who do carhaul work for the manufacturer, but they have not reached an agreement with Chrysler.

The Teamsters union has kicked a campaign against Fiat/Chrysler into full gear, demonstrating at numerous events during the North American International Auto Show recently and at Automotive News World Congress

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI Releases Updated List of Idling Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute has released an updated version of its listing of state and local idling regulations, which can be accessed as a cab card or on the web

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Adds 245 CNG Trucks to Fleet

UPS has tapped 245 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas, which will be used in cities in Colorado and California

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Steps Up to Provide Relief to Haiti

TEC Equipment has offered up the use of its company jet to transport a team of seven doctors, nurses and health professionals from Medical Teams International to Haiti. (Photo courtesy of TEC Equipment)

When TEC Equipment's President and CEO Dave Thompson lands the company's corporate jet in Haiti Thursday morning, he'll have two hours to find an orphan girl that a Portland, Ore., couple had adopted just days before the devastating earthquake hi

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Trucks Hit By Delays Due to Port of Oakland's New Ban

With the new truck ban taking effect, trucks are getting jammed at the Port of Oakland. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles)

Trucks serving the Port of Oakland were hit by delays Tuesday amid the new ban on old trucks

Tags: Intermodal

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Commences Hours of Service Review with First of Four Listening Sessions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched its review of the hours of service rule with a listening session in Washington, D.C., yesterday, the first of four it plans to hold around the country this month

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Roadsigns to Recovery

It looks like the recession is over. Now the question on everyone's mind is the recovery. Even though the economy is heading in the right direction, expect a bumpy ride, said an economist speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Tuesday. "The recovery is one of the most difficult phases of the business cycle," said Bob Dieli, President and founder of RDLB Inc., an economic research and management consulting fir

Tags: Economy

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Trafficmaster Acquires Fleet Management Solutions

U.K.-based Trafficmaster, the parent company of Teletrac, has acquired Fleet Management Solutions, which provides satellite-based tracking solutions for remote mobile assets

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Slip After a Three-week Hike; Oil Rises With Stocks

Diesel prices were down for the first time in three weeks.

After gaining 15.3 cents in three straight weeks, diesel prices dropped 0.9 cents this week, landing at a national average of $2.87 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Direct ChassisLink Expands Into Midwest

Direct ChassisLink will offer chassis for use to drayage companies at marine terminals and railroads in the entire Midwest region starting March 1

Tags: Intermodal

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