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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

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Utah Offers Grant Funding For Anti-Idling Devices

The state of Utah has launched a Clean Diesel Trucking initiative, which offers $600,000 in federal and state grants for anti-idling device

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Despite Fluctuations, Fuel Price Forecasts Remain Stable

Forecasts for crude oil and diesel fuel prices have not changed much from last month, with crude expected to hover above $81 a barrel this summer and diesel to stay around $3 a gallon in 2010.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

Estes Reduces LTL Transit Time

Estes, Richmond, Va., has reduced standard transit times in its less-than-truckload network by a full day from 15 terminals in the Upper Midwest to 47,491 destinations in the U.S

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

Prime to Buy 4,000 Wabash Reefers

Wabash National announced a three-year purchase agreement with refrigerated carrier Prime Inc. to build 4,000 ArcticLite refrigerated van trailers over the next 34 months

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

I-80 Toll Plan Rejected Again

Pennsylvania's efforts to put tolls on Interstate 80 have once again been thwarted, as the federal government rejected the third proposal the state has submitted for approval

Tags: Highways

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

FTR Reports Improved Truck Order Activity

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing March Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEMs at 10,505 units

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Adds 200 Hybrids to Fleet

UPS has expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight U.S. cities

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