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November 23, 2009 - Industry News

Safety, Reauthorization Funding Top Priorities For DOT in '10

As part of its plan for 2010, the DOT will assess the annual federal funding needed to keep up transportation infrastructure.

Cracking down on motor carrier and commercial driver safety and securing a funding framework for surface transportation reauthorization are top concerns for the Department of Transportation for 201

November 23, 2009 - Industry News

C-TPAT Program Leaves Carriers Vulnerable to Drug Smugglers

A program designed to expedite trucking's passage across American borders has provided a way for Mexican drug smugglers to get drugs over the border, according to the Associated Press

November 23, 2009 - Industry News

Green Truck Summit to Give Fleets Tips on Going Green

The Green Truck Summit features a Ride-and-Drive, which showcases the latest hybrid technology and alternative fuel applications on work trucks.

The Green Truck Summit 2010, which will be held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show 2010 and 46th Annual NTEA Convention in St. Louis, Mo., will focus on providing fleets with ideas for implementing green program

Tags: Events

November 23, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Continues to Fall, But Slowly

Diesel prices fall for the third straight week.

The average price of diesel fell slightly this week, landing at $2.78

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 23, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Continues Downward Trend

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.2 percent in October, its second consecutive monthly drop

November 23, 2009 - Industry News

BAE-Navistar Team Completes Design Review For Tactical Vehicles

Navistar and BAE will deliver Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to the government for testing by May 2010.

BAE Systems and Navistar Defense have completed its critical design review (CDR) for the U.S. multi-service Joint Light Tactical Vehicle progra

November 21, 2009 - Industry News

Clean Energy to Build CNG Station in New Jersey

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has received a contract to build a new public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station in Atlantic County, N.J

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Associates: Markets Do Recover After a Bad Recession

While this recession has been the longest and deepest we've seen in a while, the record shows that markets do recover after a bad recession, said Noel Perry, senior consultant at FTR Associates, during a webinar Friday morning

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Takes Action Against Minnesota on Inspection Citations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Minnesota, seeking refunds on all commercial vehicle inspection citations issued to truckers prior to Aug. 1, 200

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW Sees Record High Number of Meetings For 2010 Event

Heavy Duty Aftermarket 2010 has registered a record high of 110 suppliers and 70 distributors for pre-scheduled, one-on-one meetings during the conferenc

Tags: Events

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

Don't Let Technology Hurt You in Court

High on the list of carrier concerns about electronic onboard recorders is how to guard the data these devices collect. The information can work both ways: It can protect a carrier, but it also can be used as weapon by lawyers looking to collect damages for their clients. "Lawyers who sue carriers know what to ask for," warned Joseph Pappalardo, an attorney with the Cleveland firm Gallagher Sharp, in a recent web-based discussion on the issue

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics Announces 2010 User Summit

Transportation software company Carrier Logistics will hold its Annual User Summit on April 22 and 23, 2010, in White Plains, N.Y

Tags: Events

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

Bay Area Considers Toll Hike on Bridges

Truckers are not pleased with the proposed toll hikes on the Bay Area bridges. Photo: Caltrans

The Bay Area Toll Authority is considering increasing tolls on the seven state-owned Bay Area toll bridges, in an effort to finance the estimated $750 million cost of seismic retrofit projects on the Antioch and Dumbarton bridge

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

Standard Forwarding Files For Bankruptcy

Standard Forwarding, a regional less-than-truckload carrier, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to the carrier's web sit

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

Stability Control Technology Can Lead to More Conservative Drivers

While the use of stability control systems could mean the difference between a collision and the avoidance of a crash, it also could help you create safer, more conservative drivers. Alan Korn, director of vehicle dynamics and controls at Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems, says with a stability control system installed on the vehicle, a driver can recognize he's driving too aggressively

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

OTA Announces Winner of Canada Driver of the Year Award

Jim Coles, a driver for MacKinnon Transport, has been recognized as the 2009 Ontario Trucking Association - Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of The Yea

November 20, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Parts Honors Fleetline, Nu-Line With Supplier Award

Paccar Parts has honored Fleetline and Nu-Line as its 2008 supplier of the year for their quality fenders, excellent service to customers and dealers and timely delivery of parts

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

Horton Expands South Dakota Viscous Plant

Horton has started work on the second phase of the expansion of its viscous manufacturing facility in Britton, S.D., where the company will produce and test the VMaster Viscous Directly Controlled Fan Drive product lin

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Reports Positive 3Q Results

SAF-Holland assembly on automated guided vehicles.

While SAF-Holland is still lagging behind the third quarter of 2008 in terms of sales and profitability, the parts supplier managed to improve its third quarter performance from the second quarter

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

ATRI Finds Fuel, Emissions Savings on Longer Routes

The American Transportation Research Institute has found that a truck can use less fuel and emit fewer emission traveling a slightly longer route with higher average speeds, compared to traveling on a route with lower speeds, numerous speed limit change

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

Spartan Acquires Utilimaster in $45 Million Deal

Utilimaster builds specialty vehicles made to customer specifications, such as this DuraPlate truck body for Old Dominion.

Spartan Motors has acquired Utilimaster Corporation from John Hancock Life Insurance Company, a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, in a $45 million dea

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

NationaLease Announces 2009 Rising Star Award Winners

NationaLease, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., announced the 2009 recipients of its Rising Star Awards at its annual meeting held recently in Naples, Fla

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

YRC to Shutter Richfield Breakbulk Terminal

YRC Worldwide has plans to close its breakbulk terminal in Richfield, Ohio, in another effort to secure its financial strength, according to published report

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Introduces Division For Open Haul Equipment Carriers

The Truckload Carriers Association plans to introduce an "Open Deck" division, a subgroup that would facilitate discussions between member carriers who operate open haul equipment and their peer

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

Adams and Son Trucking Changes Name Under Rebranding Effort

Sidney, Neb.-based Adams and Son Trucking, a contract carrier specializing in flatbed and van hauling, has changed its name to Adams Industries, Inc., as part of a rebranding effort

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