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January 14, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces Second Annual Safety Awards

Volvo will award the two grand prizes to the fleets with the best records in two divisions.

For the second year in a row, Volvo Trucks North America will award $25,000 each to two fleets with the best driving records and top safety programs in 2009 as part of its Volvo Trucks Safety Award

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

Minnesota Trucking Association Aims to Improve Driver Safety

The Minnesota Trucking Association has introduced the "Keep Both Hands on the Wheel" campaign, a year-long effort to provide information and training to members and their drivers on improving road safety

January 14, 2010 - Industry News Celebrates 10 Years On the Web has reached the 10-year mark for selling trucking accessories online. Launched as a mail-order catalog by Iowa 80 Truckstop in 1997, moved online in 2000

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

I.D. Systems Buys Asset Intelligence in $15 Million Deal

I.D. Systems, which provides wireless asset management solutions, has acquired Asset Intelligence, a business unit of General Electric in a $15 million cash deal

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

Effort to Improve International Trucking at an Impasse

Commercial vehicles at the primary inspection line in Canada. (Photo courtesy of the Canada Border Services Agency)

U.S. and Canadian trucking interests have for a couple of years been trying to get U.S. Customs and Border Protection to loosen its restrictions on the movement of empty international trailers, but with no success so far

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

New CARB Mandate Takes Effect This Month

SmartWay-certified trailers with side skirts and low-rolling-resistance tires should meet the CARB rules. These tires are wide-base singles, but some standard-size duals also qualify. (Photo from Great Dane Trailers)

A new rule requiring heavy-duty trucks and trailers in California to have low-rolling resistance tires and approved aerodynamic devices goes into effect this month

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Morehead City Closed After Chemical Spill

The Port of Morehead City in North Carolina was closed Tuesday as first responders and emergency management officials addressed a chemical spill of pentaerythritol tetranitrate, the primary ingredient in detonating cords used for industrial explosion

Tags: Intermodal

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Schedules Fourth HOS Listening Session in Iowa

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled its fourth listening session on the truck driver hours of service rulemaking in a location near truck parking

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

3PLs Hit Hard in '09; 2010 Looks Better

In 2009, the U.S. third party logistics sector saw its first year-over-year drop in market revenues since 1995, when Armstrong & Associates began tracking the U.S. 3PL market

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion Adopts Intelek's StripMiner EDI Software

Old Dominion Freight Line has implemented Intelek Technologies Corporation's StripMiner EDI Screen Scraper Software, which will be integrated with its enterprise transportation management and internal Electronic Data Interchange platform

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Freight Index Up 1.8 Percent After Two-month Drop

After falling for two straight months, the Freight Transportation Services Index gained 1.8 percent in November from its October leve

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

Landstar Redesigns Company Web Site

Landstar System, a non-asset based supply chain provider, has redesigned its company web site,, to simplify the search for information on its service offerings

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Names Contenders in Driver of the Year Contests

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the finalists for its 2009 Company Equipment Driver of the Year contest and the Owner Operator Driver of the Year contest

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

DOL Sues Mid-States Express Over Medical Claims

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against the owners of Mid-States Express, alleging that the bankrupt carrier did not protect the interests of the participants and beneficiaries in the company's 401(k) and health plans

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Bendix Sheds Fan Drive Business; Chairman Retires

Bendix CVS Chairman Bob Oswald has announced his retirement.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has completed the sale of its fan drive/clutch business to Kit Masters. At the same time, the company's chairman, Bob Oswald, has announced his retirement

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

HDAW Announces CEU Credits For Education Sessions

Heavy-duty industry professionals attending education sessions during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '10 can receive University of the Aftermarket Continuing Educations Units, which can be applied toward their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and/or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) certificates

Tags: Events

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel to Reach Nearly $3 in 2010; Oil to Stay Around $80

Looking into 2010, the EIA projects oil and fuel prices to see a boost all around.

In the January edition of its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, the DOE's Energy Information Administration said it expects diesel prices to average $2.98 per gallon in 2010 and $3.14 in 201

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Group Formed to Combat Distracted Driving

FocusDriven aims to not only combat distracted driving, but also to provide support for victims of distracted driving and expand its mission to include education and the evaluation of new technologies. (Photo by Jim Park)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the creation of FocusDriven, a national nonprofit organization aimed at raising awareness and combating distracted driving

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Missing Arrow Driver Turns Up; Hundreds of Trucks Still Out There

While a missing Arrow Trucking Co. driver has turned up in Iowa, the bankrupt flatbed company still has trucks missing all over countr

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Orders to Slow in First Quarter

While commercial vehicle orders saw a strong end to 2009, net orders are expected to slow dramatically in the first quarter before recovering in the second half of 201

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Minnesota Suspends Biodiesel Requirement Through March

The state of Minnesota will not be enforcing its 5 percent biodiesel requirement starting Jan. 15 due to the freezing weather

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Ports Finally See Some Positive Signs of Growth in Container Volumes

December container volumes were at 1.08 TEU, a 1.7 percent boost over December 2008.

December was a good month for the ports, as retail container traffic saw an end to a nearly two-and-a-half-year streak of year-over-year declines

Tags: Intermodal

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Officials Pay a Visit to ArvinMeritor

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at ArvinMeritor's Troy headquarters with Chip McClure, chairman and CEO and with Carsten Reinhardt, chief operating officer.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood paid a visit to ArvinMeritor Monday to see the company's Class 8 technologies in action

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Jump For Third Week in a Row

This week, diesel gained just as much as it lost in the eight weeks before the holidays.

Diesel rose 8.2 cents this week, a jump equal to that of the fuel's decline between Nov. 2 and Dec. 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood Points to Flaws in AP Story on Creation of Construction Jobs

According to LaHood, highway and road construction jobs account for about 258,000 out of 132 million jobs nationwide.

In response to an Associated Press story claiming the government's $20 billion infusion into roads and bridges did not result in any significant change in employment rates, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the AP missed the mar


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