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May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Despite Success, California Ports' Clean Truck Programs Remain Contentious

Officials from the Port of Long Beach allow owner-operators as well as company drivers under their Clean Truck Program. The Port of Los Angeles wants to ban owner-operators. (Photo courtesy Port of Long Beach.)

By all accounts, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have made great strides toward reducing air pollution caused by the trucks that serve their container facilities. At a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit yesterday, witnesses on all sides of the issue agreed that the ports' efforts to replace old, polluting trucks with cleaner ones have so far been remarkably successful

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash Widens Net Loss in First Quarter

Trailer maker Wabash National posted a net loss of $139 million during the first quarter, on net sales of $78.3 million

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Patriot Gets Income Up Despite Loss of Business

Patriot Transportation Holding said its net income improved 2.3 percent to $1.44 million, or 46 cents a share, during the second quarter of fiscal 2010

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Reports 1Q Loss on Improved Conditions

Con-way managed to get its net income up from the first quarter of 2009, but the carrier still reported a net loss of $4 million, or 8 cents a share, during the first quarter 2010

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Legislators Come Up With New Tolling Structure

Three Pennsylvania legislators have suggested the state implement new tolls on interstates highways, including a $5 fee for trucks and $1 for passenger vehicles, in response to Pennsylvania's transportation funding crisi

Tags: Highways

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Tax Provision May Burden Small Carriers With Extra Paperwork; Congressman Steps In

(Photo courtesy of Corcentric)

Small businesses are not too pleased with a provision of President's Obama's health care reform bill, which requires businesses to submit a 1099 tax form to the IRS for purchases over $600

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Wisconsin Joins List of States to Outlaw Texting While Driving

Under Wisconsin's new law, first-time violators face fines of $20 to $400, along with four points on their driving records. Second-time violators face fines of $200 to $800. (Photo by Jim Park)

Wisconsin has become the 25th state to pass a ban on texting while driving, as Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill into law recently

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Taps Financially-Savvy Board Members Under Planned Transition

YRC Worldwide has elected five new members to its board of directors as part of a planned transition outlined in its debt-for-equity swap, which was completed Dec. 31, 2009

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

FFE Narrows Loss in First Quarter

Frozen Food Express Industries incurred an after tax loss of $3.7 million, or 22 cents a share, during the first quarter of 2010, compared to a net loss of $6.1 million, or 36 cents a share in the 2009 quarter

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Talbert Honors Hale Trailer As Top Dealer

The Hale Trailer team pose with their Talbert Manufacturing Top Dealer award.

Talbert Manufacturing, which provides heavy haul trailers and specialized transportation equipment, has recognized Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel as its top dealer in overall sales performance, and parts and service support

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

NPTC Announces New Board Members

The National Private Truck Council has elected its new board of directors, including Rick Foster, director of private fleet safety for Wal-Mart Transportation, who is the group's new chair

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

NPTC Recognizes Fleets For Safety Efforts

The National Private Truck Council presented its safety awards to fleet members committed to improving safety performance

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Reaches Agreement With EPA Over SCR Issue

When SCR first came onto the scene, it wasn't considered a feasible option for EPA because of issues related to the infrastructure and distribution of diesel exhaust fluid. Now, the infrastructure is more of a reality.

Navistar International has dropped its lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency after the EPA agreed to hold a public workshop or hearing to address Navistar's concerns regarding the agency's certification policies for selective catalytic reduction-equipped diesel trucks

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Reviews Options for Limiting Greenhouse Gases

The Transportation Department has added its voice to the ongoing debate over how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offering an analysis of a half-dozen strategies that are already under way or under consideration. Transportation is a major contributor to the greenhouse gases that most scientists say exacerbate global warming. Tailpipe emissions contribute almost 30 percent of greenhouse gase

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Black Rock APU Says Farewell

Black Rock Systems, a manufacturer of auxiliary power units based in Nevada, has ceased operations as of April 3

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Bendix Demonstrates Safety Technologies on Capitol Hill

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake held a demonstration event April 19 and 20 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., to show legislators and governmental agencies how the company's offerings improve highway safety and emissions

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Kids Create Posters For DOT's Safety Belt Contest

Adam Carr of Tampa, Fla., and Vijeyta Revankar of Seabrook, Texas, were chosen as the winners of the "Be Ready, Be Buckled" student safety belt poster contest, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's blog

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Reports 1Q Loss Despite Overhaul Efforts

Despite cost cutting and financial overhaul efforts, YRC Worldwide reported a net loss of $274 million during the first quarter, compared to a similar loss during the year-ago period

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Receives $191 Million in Orders

Navistar Defense has received $191 million in orders for new medium tactical vehicles as well as enhancements to International MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) units in Afghanistan

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Tire Manufacturers Hike Prices Before Summer

Fleets looking to purchase new tires will likely see an uptick in prices from many manufacturers this summer. (Photo by Jim Park)

Several tire manufacturers have announced plans to increase prices for truck tires just in time for summer

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

TTE to Purchase China-Based Manufacturer

Florida-based Turbine Truck Engines plans to purchase a controlling interest in GuangDong Kingtec Electrical Co., a manufacturer of heavy-duty starter motors and alternators in China

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Reviews Options for Limiting Greenhouse Gases

According to the DOT, greenhouse gas emissions from medium and heavy trucks have increased 77 percent since 1990.

The Transportation Department has added its voice to the ongoing debate over how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offering an analysis of a half-dozen strategies that are already under way or under consideration

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Gains Almost a Nickel in Fifth Straight Boost

Over the last five weeks, diesel has gained 18.3 cents. (Photo by Michelin)

Diesel prices gained nearly a nickel this week, kicking off the month of May at its highest level since October 200

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens New Location in Maryland

Aftermarket distributor FleetPride has added a new 9,000 square-foot branch in Salisbury, Md., bringing the number of Maryland FleetPride locations to 10

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

NFI Establishes New Brokerage Division

New Jersey-based NFI has established a new brokerage division to connect carriers and shippers across the U.S

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