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November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry to Close for Improvement Project

Truckers that use the Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry to get their hazmat and oversized loads across the border are facing a long detour for the next few months

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Pressure Grows to Prohibit Flammables in Tanker Wet Lines

The pressure is on in Washington to get flammable liquids out of the pipes beneath cargo tanks. These "wet lines" can carry up to 50 gallons of cargo. In a crash they occasionally rupture and spill their contents, sometimes to fatal effect. That happened last July in New Jersey, when a car struck a gasoline tanker, wedged beneath the tank and burned in the spill of 13 gallons of gas from the wet lines

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Fast Lane Transportation Opens New Intermodal Facility

Fast Lane Transportation, a provider of intermodal transportation and equipment services throughout California, has acquired an 80-acre intermodal crossdock and equipment depot to serve rail logistics providers, trucking companies and equipment leasing companies

Tags: Intermodal

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle Grows Warehousing, Rail-Side Operations

A. Duie Pyle recently opened the doors of its new 243,000-square-foot, rail-sided warehouse in Westfield, Massachusetts

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

FreightCenter.com Announces Brokerage Logistics Division

FreightCenter.com, a third-party logistics provider and web-based freight solutions company, has announced a new brokerage logistics division

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Freight to Test Zero Emission Tyrano Truck

FedEx Freight will test a tractor powered by the hydrogen/electric hybrid Tyrano drive train from Vision Industries Corp

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Still Hover Around $2.80; Crude Prices Climb

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The average price of a gallon of diesel fell about a penny over the past week, with Monday's numbers from the Department of Energy showing a national average of $2.79, down from last week's $2.801

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

Top CEOs Launch Electrification Coalition

More than a dozen business leaders, including Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president & CEO of FedEx, came together Monday to form the Electrification Coalition. The Coalition is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that wants to facilitate the deployment of electric vehicle

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

October Truck Numbers Point to Possible Pre-Buy

Truck sales jumped in October compared to the previous month, although they're still down from year-ago numbers

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Sales Company Opens Parts and Service Facility in Wyoming

Kenworth Sales Company has relocated its parts facility in Rock Springs, Wyo., to a new, much larger parts and service location near Interstate 80

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

Mack MP Engines Certified for EPA2010

Mack Trucks diesel engines have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for their 2010 emissions limits, which go into effect Jan. 1

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

EPA, CARB Certify Volvo 2010 Engines

Volvo Trucks North America's D11 and D13 engines have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board as meeting upcoming 2010 diesel emissions standards

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

Canada to Drop Default WLL Ratings for Unmarked Cargo Tiedowns

Effective Jan. 1, 2010, Canada will no longer recognize unmarked and unrated cargo securement devices

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Plant to Help Develop Energy Management Standard

Kenworth's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., has been selected to participate in a co-sponsored U.S. Department of Energy and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance project to provide input toward development of an international energy management standard for manufacturing plants

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

FTR'S Trucking Conditions Index Improves But Remains Well Below Neutral

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for October 2009 increased for the third consecutive month to -16.4, the highest reading since November 2008

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA to Amend Roadability Final Rule Creating "Fifth Marking Option"

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has responded to a petition for reconsideration of the final "roadability" rule for intermodal container chassis and will amend the regulations to allow a fifth intermodal equipment marking option

Tags: Intermodal

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA: Boston Wrong to Reroute Hazmat Trucks

Boston did not have the authority to route trucks carrying hazardous materials around the city, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in a ruling published Monday

Tags: Highways

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Responds to Truck Stopping Distance Petitions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration responded, in part, to petitions for reconsideration about the final rule for truck stopping distance requirements, which were published in July

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Private Fleet Management Institute

The National Private Truck Council will hold its annual Private Fleet Management Institute Jan. 16-20, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla

Tags: Events

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

Donaldson Gets CARB Approval for Retrofit Muffler Systems

Donaldson has received Level 3 Plus verification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on October 26, 2009 for two new on-road emissions retrofit devices

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

Westport, Volvo Sign Agreement on Natural Gas Engine

Volvo has entered into an agreement with Westport Innovations to supply heavy duty natural gas engines

November 15, 2009 - Industry News

Port Truckers Protest Fees

Hundreds of trucks convoyed from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports Friday to Los Angeles City Hall to protest parts of the ports' Clean Truck Program, snarling traffic on the 710 Freeway and in downtown LA

Tags: Intermodal

November 13, 2009 - Industry News

New FMCSA Chief Faces Many Challenges

Anne Ferro starts work this week as the new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, following her swearing-in late last week. She will oversee an agency dealing with an unprecedented number of critical trucking issues, including another revisit of hours of service rules -- rules she defended as president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association

November 13, 2009 - Industry News

Despite Stimulus, Transportation Contractors Don't See a Bright 2010

Despite the fact that nearly 70 percent of transportation contractors received stimulus-funded contracts work this year, most transportation contractors are not optimistic about the economic conditions, and about 77 percent expect the construction market to drop in 2010

Tags: Economy

November 13, 2009 - Industry News

Walmart to Sponsor WIT's "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel" Event

Walmart has announced its sponsorship of the Women In Trucking's "Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel" event, joining Daimler Trucks and Frito-Lay North Americ

Tags: Events

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