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April 18, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Announces Labor Contracts for Carolina Plants

Daimler Trucks North America announced new three-year collective bargaining agreements for three of its U.S. manufacturing plants

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

ACOFAS Gears Up For Spring Tech Training

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment Specialists will hold its Spring Technician Training Clinic on May 18 and 19 in Fort Wayne, Ind

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Retail Sales Inch Up in March

The Federal Reserve said industrial production was up 0.1 percent in March, with the manufacturing sector alone jumping 0.9 percent in the one-month period

Tags: Economy

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Oil Plunges to Lowest Settlement Since End of March

Following news that the Securities and Exchange Commission was charging investment bank Goldman Sachs with fraud related to subprime mortgages, oil prices plunged to their lowest level this month on Frida

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Bill Raises Weight Limits on Country Roads

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver has signed a bill into law setting higher weight limits for six- and seven-axle trucks that travel on country roads

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Bennett Motor Express Ramps Up Recruitment Effort

Specialized freight transporter Bennett Motor Express has ramped up its recruitment efforts with the launch of "Drive 4 BME," a new recruitment campaign to find more than 200 new owner-operators in 30 days

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Michigan, Canadian Leaders Push to Build Detroit River International Crossing

Leaders from Michigan and Canadian business and labor, city and the state governments urged Michigan lawmakers Friday to pass legislation to allow the state to enter into a public-private partnership to build and operate the Detroit River International Crossing

Tags: Highways

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Kenly 95 Truckstop Opens Subway Restaurant

Kenly 95 Truckstop, located at Interstate 95 and Exit 106 in Kenly, N.C., has opened a new Subway Restaurant, built as part of its new food court that also features Wendy'

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Ingersoll Rand Emphasizes Green Practices Among Business Partners

Ingersoll Rand has established a green Business Partner Code of Conduct (BPCOC) to emphasize the importance of ethical, sustainable business practices among its business partners

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Wins Brownfield Award For New Transportation Hub

FedEx Ground received an Oregon Brownfield Award for the work done in transforming a former brownfield site in Troutdale, Ore., into a $129 million state-of-the-art package sortation hub set to open in late summer

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Earnings Rise; 2010 Expectations Are Higher

UPS managed to increase its adjusted diluted earnings per share by 37 percent in the first quarter, driven by growth in the company's international package and supply chain businesse

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Reopens All Rest Areas Ahead of Schedule

Virginia has reopened the last seven of the 19 safety rest areas Wednesday, beating its April 15 deadline set by Gov. Bob McDonnell when he took office in Januar

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

Biodiesel Board Urges Congress to Move on Biodiesel Tax Break

The National Biodiesel Board has written a letter urging Congress to retroactively reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive, which expired on Dec. 31, 2009

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Calls Teamsters Report An Attack on Owner-Operators

Trucks enter the Port of Los Angeles.

A new report backed by the Teamsters Union and several environmental interest groups claims the cost of truck maintenance and the financial inability of drivers to maintain their vehicles poses a threat to the clean air goals of the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

Landstar Honors Owner-Operators as Roadstars

Non-asset based supply chain provider Landstar System has recognized 10 of its owner-operators, which it calls business capacity owners, as Landstar Roadstars

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Reschedules June Roadcheck to Avoid Memorial Day

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has changed the date of its annual Roadcheck to June 8-10

Tags: Events

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

UPS to Assess Packaging Against Environmental Standards

UPS has launched a new packaging program that will assess customers' shipments based on environmental standard

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Pushes Natural Gas Use in Heavy Trucks

The Center for American Progress released a memo Wednesday advocating the use of natural gas in heavy vehicles and incentives for making the switch, citing reduced oil use, investment in American energy sources, boosting energy independence and national security and cutting air pollution as positives

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt's Earnings Up On Higher Intermodal Volumes

Truckload carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services managed to come out ahead in the first quarter of 2010, with 21 percent increase in intermodal volumes, positive truck operating income and improved results in its Dedicated Contract Services segmen

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion Takes Company History on Tour

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. will launch its 17-city nationwide truck tour on April 21

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Landstar Kicks Off 2010 With Boost in Performance

Following a lagging fourth quarter 2009, non-asset based supply chain provider Landstar System reported first quarter 2010 revenue of $548.1 million, a gain of 17 percent over the 2009 quarter, when revenue was $469.2 millio

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Pickens Touts Natural Gas Trucks on the Hill

In testimony before Congress Wednesday, energy magnate T. Boone Pickens urged the passage of a bill that would offer incentives for the purchase of natural-gas trucks

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Bipartisan Letter Calls For Repeal of Mexican Truck Program

Trucks cross the border at Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Learn NC)

In a recent letter written to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and 78 members of Congress urge the administration to repeal the Mexican truck progra

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Honors International Truck Dealers

Navistar has honored 28 International Truck dealers with its International Circle of Excellence award. During the awards ceremony held recently in Washington, D.C., Navistar also honored Roberto "Bob" Swain

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Teamsters to Train Members on First Observer Program

Teamster members from Oklahoma, and parts of Texas, Arkansas and Missouri will have the opportunity to train to become instructors in a transportation security program sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration on April 1

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