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November 30, 2009 - Industry News

Flying J Sells Off Insurance Arm to Raise Cash

In an effort to raise some cash to come out of bankruptcy, Flying J Inc. has sold its insurance subsidiary to the Buckner Co., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based insurance brokerage fir

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

Yancey Bros. Purchases Georgia-based International Dealers

Yancey Bros. Co. has purchased the four International dealer locations of All Star International Trucks and D&M International Sales, based in southern Georgi

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

CSS Finances Clean Technologies in New England States

Cascade Sierra Solutions
 offers financing options
for upgrading trucks with
fuel saving technologies, including on this Utility Trailer 4000D-X Composite.

Cascade Sierra Solutions, a non-profit organization in Coburg, Ore., has rolled out a rebate program to finance fuel saving equipment on tractors and trailers for New England truck owners

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

CRT Members Meet Port of Oakland Deadline For Clean Trucks

The Coalition for Responsible Transportation has announced that its Oakland-based fleet members have met the emissions standards under the Port of Oakland's Clean Truck Management Plan, ahead of the Port's Jan. 1 compliance deadlin

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

Clean Energy Expands CNG Fueling Stations Around the U.S.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has built several new compressed natural gas fuel stations for refuse operators

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

Patriot Reports Lower Income in Fiscal Fourth Quarter

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, Patriot Transportation Holding posted income of $2.06 million, or 66 cents a share, down 36.1 percent from the same quarter of 2008, when income was $3.2 million, or $1.03 per shar

November 29, 2009 - Industry News

Florida Agencies Target Commercial Vehicle Crashes

Florida's Highway Patrol and Office of Motor Carrier Compliance say last week's two-day education and enforcement campaign targeting commercial vehicle crashes was a success

November 25, 2009 - Industry News

Fuel Economy Boosts Buyer Satisfaction With '07 Medium-Duty Engines

Hino Trucks engines ranked highest in customer satisfaction for the second consecutive year. Pictured is the 2011 Hino.

The fuel economy of 2007 model-year medium-duty truck engines has driven up owner satisfaction compared with that of the 2006 model-yea

November 25, 2009 - Industry News

Safety Could Be At Play in EEOC's Lawsuit Against P.A.M.

Legal experts in the trucking industry say that the issue of safety could give P.A.M. Transport a case In defending itself against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's charges that the company improperly discharged a driver with HIV

November 25, 2009 - Industry News

TMC Sets Theme For Annual Meeting As "Maintenance in Transition"

"Maintenance in Transition" is the theme for the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2010 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, which will be held on Feb. 9-12 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla

Tags: Events

November 25, 2009 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Kicks Off Environmental Webinar Series

GE Capital Fleet Services is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, covering green legislations and regulations and how they impact companies with fleets

Tags: Events

November 25, 2009 - Industry News

Happy Thanksgiving

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, as Newport Communications offices are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. News will resume Monday, Nov. 30

November 25, 2009 - Industry News

Retail Container Volumes to See Uptick in 2010

Retail container cargo is expected to total 973,872 TEU in February, a 16 percent rise over February 2009.

Retail container ports are on track to experience the first year-over-year increase in import cargo volume in more than two years in early 201

Tags: Intermodal

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Releases First Cap-and-Trade Plan in the U.S.

The California Air Resources Board released a draft version of its cap-and-trade regulation Tuesday, a program that would establish a cap covering about 85 percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions and allow trading to ensure cost-effective emissions reductions

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

J. J. Keller Expands Partnerships With State Trucking Associations

J. J. Keller & Associates has expanded its agreements with its 33 state trucking association partners

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Funding Coming Out of Non-Users' Pockets

Highway construction and maintenance projects are being funded less and less by highway users.

Highway construction and maintenance projects are being funded more through "non-user" fees, including sales, income and property taxes, rather than user contributions, which cover gas taxes, vehicle registrations and tolls

Tags: Highways

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

WIT, Roadside Medical Team Up For Fitness Challenge

Women In Trucking is teaming up with Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab to launch a 120-day challenge that will track the fitness efforts of 10 women truck drivers

Tags: Events

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

NATSO Produces Best Video to Honor Truck Drivers

The American Trucking Associations announced that NATSO has won its inaugural National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Video contest for the organization's video on why they love truckers

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

Colorado DOT Launches Winter Programs on I-70 This Week

Drivers on Colorado's Interstate 70 between Denver and Vail can rest easy thanks to the Colorado Department of Transportation's winter programs that start up this wee

Tags: Highways

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

Jim Palmer Trucking Sold to Chicago Businessmen

Missoula, Mont.-based Jim Palmer Trucking has been sold to two Chicago-based businessmen who run a flatbed truck service, according to The Missoulian

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

Double Stack Trains Provide More Fuel Savings Than Truck

Since 1990, rail fuel efficiency has improved by about 20 percent, or 1.1 percent per year. Photo courtesy of Norfolk Southern

Double stack freight rail transportation is up to five times more fuel efficient than truck transportation, according to a new report by the Federal Railroad Administration

Tags: Intermodal

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Road Training for New Drivers

Would-be truck drivers will have to clear a new training regime, including 44 hours behind the wheel, before they can get a commercial license, under a proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

CVSN Pinewood Challenge to Be Featured at HDAW '10

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network will hold its annual 18-wheel Pinewood Challenge in Las Vegas in conjunction with Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '10

Tags: Events

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Acquires YRC's Dedicated Contract Carriage Division

Greatwide Logistics Services has acquired the contracts, personnel and equipment of YRC Logistics' Dedicated Contract Carriage division, which will be merged with Greatwide Logistics Services immediately

November 23, 2009 - Industry News

Marmon Takes Its Wares to Customers

Names of Marmon Highway Technologies' companies are among the graphics on the curtain sides of a Revolution flatbed made by Fontaine Trailer, one of the 10 firms. The trailer carries exhibits for the Ideas in Motion tour.

Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) is taking the products and services of its 10 companies to potential customers, and is impressing them with the worth of its wares reputation of its parent company and its legendary chief executive, Warren Buffet

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