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January 18, 2010 - Industry News

Leland Brand Becomes Part of TSE Brakes

TSE Brakes has added the Leland brand to its product portfolio, and will relocate its headquarters from Fresno, Calif., to Cullman, Ala., in an effort to expand its engineering, R&D and customer support capabilities

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Volumes Look Up in December

Many states are set to have a favorable January in terms of volumes.

Freight availability on the spot market in December saw an improvement of 5 percent from the November leve

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Vermont Approves Legislation to Test Heavy Trucks

The legislation ups the weight limits for heavy trucks in Vermont from the previous 80,000 pounds gross weight.

A provision allowing heavier trucks to operate on Vermont highways was signed into law by Governor Jim Douglas Wednesda

Tags: Highways

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Expands Through Acquisitions

Universal Truckload Services has acquired several transportation companies, including D. Kratt International, Cavalry Transportation, Cavalry Logistics and TSD Transportation

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Ford's Transit Connect Snags North American Truck of the Year Award

The Transit Connect was introduced to the U.S. market to meet the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs, Ford says.

The Ford Motor Company snagged the North American Truck of the Year award for its 2010 Ford Transit Connect at the North American International Auto Show

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Announces Rate Hike For LTL Shipments

The rate hike applies to interstate and intrastate less-than-truckload shipments as well as shipments between the U.S. and Canada.

FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., are raising their general rates by 5.9 percent as of Feb. 1, 2010

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Washington Grants Motor Carriers Full Tax Credit on Fuel

In a notice dated Dec. 17, 2009, the Washington State Department of Licensing announced a change in policy, granting motor carriers a full tax credit on fuel purchased at all tribal and non-tribal fueling stations in the state

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Morehead City Reopens After Chemical Cleanup

The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened the Port of Morehead City terminal following a chemical spill of pentaerythritol tetranitrate, which is explosive

Tags: Intermodal

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Los Angeles to Test Vision's Zero-Emission Trucks

Vision Industries Class 8 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric truck at the Port of Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Business Wire)

The Port of Los Angeles plans to purchase hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric trucks from Vision Industries

Tags: Intermodal

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Announces Workshops to Discuss Truck & Bus Rule Amendments

The California Air Resources Board has set the dates to discuss proposed amendments to the Truck and Bus Rule

Tags: Events

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Hires TruckMovers.com to Transport Vehicles

Navistar Corp. has chosen TruckMovers.com as its primary vehicle transportation provider for its International brand vehicles at North American truck assembly plants

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

New York Trucking Company to Pay Out $1.8 Million in Back Wages

MT Transportation & Logistics Services Inc., a Bay Shore, N.Y.-based trucking company that was under contract with the U.S. Postal Service, will pay $1.8 million in back wages for more than 500 of its employee

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

New Jersey Phasing Out Sleeper Berth Idling

Starting May 1, 2010, drivers of diesel-powered vehicles in New Jersey will no longer be exempt from the Department of Environmental Protection's anti-idling regulation

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

MIS Council Changes Name to Reflect Expanded Focus

The MEMA Information Services Council (MIS Council) has changed its name to the MEMA Technology Council (MTC) to reflect the group's expanded focus to include business processes, business intelligence, forecasting and broader data management areas

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

Bendix Kicks Off 2010 With Brake Training School

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched its 2010 Brake Training School, featuring courses taught by ASE-certified Bendix Service, Warranty, and Training (SWAT) team experts

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Employees Take Class Action Suit to Bankruptcy Court

Arrow employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Arrow Chairwoman Carol Pielsticker and former CEO Douglas Pielsticke

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

The First Lesson of Recession: Survive It

(Photo courtesy of Corcentric)

The Great Recession has affected freight transportation in many ways but most of all it has provided a lesson in survival. "We did what most businesses did in order to survive - things that in our 25-year history we've never had to do," said Pat Quinn, co-chairman of U.S. Xpress. Such as: pay freezes, pay cuts from five to 20 percent and laying off non-driving personne

Tags: Economy

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Releases Annual Trucking Trends Report

The American Trucking Associations has released "American Trucking Trends 2009-2010," an annual state of the industry report

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Oakland Truckers Granted Second Extension

Port of Oakland truck drivers now have until Feb. 16 to line up financing. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach)

Truck drivers serving the Port of Oakland now have until Feb. 16 to comply with California's port truck rule aimed at reducing diesel emissions in and around port communitie

Tags: Intermodal

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

Iowa80.com Celebrates 10 Years On the Web

Iowa80.com has reached the 10-year mark for selling trucking accessories online. Launched as a mail-order catalog by Iowa 80 Truckstop in 1997, Iowa80.com 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

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