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April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Truckstop Group Pushes for Biodiesel Tax Credit

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with industry partners, urged Congressional leaders to act quickly to reinstate the biodiesel tax credi

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico to Set up Group to Deal with Cross-Border Issue

Trucks line up near the border in Laredo, Texas.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood met with Mexico's top transportation official Monday in Mexico to discuss transportation issues and agreed to establish a working group to consider the next steps of the controversial and long-delayed cross-border trucking program

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up a Nickel

Diesel prices are at their highest level since November 2008. (Photo courtesy Lubrizol)

The national average price of a gallon of diesel rose 5.4 cents from last week, to $3.069, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

ACT Predicts Class 8 Production to Rise 14% in 2010

Fundamentals continue to improve in the trucking industry, setting the stage for significant demand for new equipment in 2011, according to ACT Research

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Guide Forecasts Flat Used Truck Sales

After the unexpected increase in new-truck sales in February, used-truck sales in March are expected to stay flat or improve slightly over the previous month, according the American Truck Dealers/National Auto Dealers Association's Official Commercial Truck Guide

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

ATD, OOIDA: Don't Let EPA Regulate Truck Economy

As three senators continue work on a bipartisan climate change bill, two trucking groups say future regulation of truck fuel economy should stay where it is, under the Department of Transportation, and not get shifted to the Environmental Protection Agency

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario's 23 Highway Service Centers Have a New Lease on Life

The province of Ontario has inked a 50-year deal with Host Kilmer Service Centers (HKSC) to develop and operate 23 service centers located along the 400-series highways throughout the province

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario to Review CB Ban Prior to Three-Year Phase Out

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation will review the inclusion of two-way radios in Ontario's ban on the use of handheld technologies while driving, before the three-year exemption on their use expires

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Gain 0.6 Percent From January

Wholesale merchant inventories were up 0.6 percent in February from January levels, a positive sign that trucks may have more to carry in the near future

Tags: Economy

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Enforcement Crackdown Campaign on Distracted Driving

The Department of Transportation has launched pilot programs in Hartford, Conn., and Syracuse, N.Y. to test whether increased law enforcement efforts can help combat distracted drivin

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

CTA: Canada Could Jump the Gun on Universal EOBR Rule

The CTA says there's no need for Canada to adopt an interim EOBR rule, and it could go straight into a broader mandate.

In a statement released last week, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said it views the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's latest electronic onboard recorder rule issued on April 2 as an interim step towards a much broader rule governing EOB

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Expects Positive Earnings in Second Quarter

YRC said first quarter shipments were impacted by  the extensions of its note exchange and severe winter weather.

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide said it expects a stronger second quarter, with positive earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the pipeline

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Half of Truckload Carriers Unprepared For CSA 2010

Half of truckload carriers are prepared for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA 2010 progra

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Safety Advocate to Serve as Deputy Administrator of FMCSA

The FMCSA's new deputy administrator, Bill Bronrott

The Obama Administration has tapped a Maryland lawmaker to become deputy administrator of the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Teamsters Kick Off Negotiations With ABF

The Teamsters Union has kicked off negotiations with ABF Thursday to discuss the company's request for economic relie

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

CTA to Conduct Cargo Crime Study

With the help of provincial trucking associations, law enforcement and representatives from the insurance industry, the Canadian Trucking Alliance will conduct a study to analyze cargo crime activity in Canada and explore solutions to this problem

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Averitt Improves LTL Service in 14,000 Lanes

Averitt Express has improved its less-than-truckload service in 14,000 lanes, offering faster transit times

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

FTR Economist Predicts Recruiting-Driven Capacity Crunch

(Photo courtesy of Con-way Truckload)

Despite a "very, very conservative" forecast for the economic recovery as a whole, an FTR Associates economist says we're facing a capacity crunch driven by a shrunken recruiting infrastructure and new government restrictions on drivers

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Marine Highways Not Seen As Big Competitor to Trucking

(Photo courtesy of SeaBridge Freight)

"You're not going to move flat screen TVs by water," said Lana Batts, a managing partner at Transport Capital Partners, in response to the Department of Transportation's recent announcement aimed at moving more cargo on the

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 Safety Data Available Monday; Rollout Delayed Until November

On Monday, trucking companies will be able to go online and get a preview of their safety performance data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in preparation for implementation of the CSA 2010 program in November

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

AFVi Survey: Half of Fleets to Purchase Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Almost half of fleets plan to purchase alternative fuel vehicles in the next three year

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder Tapped For Natural Gas Project in Southern California

The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Board has chosen Ryder System to partner with it on a heavy-duty natural gas truck rental and leasing project in Southern Californi

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Broker Activity Stabilizes in 2009

Freight brokers did see some signs of stabilization in 2009, moving an average of 990 loads per month despite the fact that truck freight was down 9 percent from 2008

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

McLeod Joins Descartes' United by Design Program

McLeod Software has joined Descartes Systems Group's United by Design program to offer broader services to its truck carrier brokerage and shipper community throughout North America

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

New Federal Program Aims to Move Some Cargo to Waterways

We may be seeing fewer trucks on the road soon, with a new initiative announced Wednesday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to transfer more cargo on the water than on the U.S. highways

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