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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

November 13, 2009 - Industry News

NationaLease Honors Leading Initiative Award Recipients

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

November 12, 2009 - Industry News

SAE Assembles Committee For Vehicle Battery Standardization

The Society of Automotive Engineers has formed a new Vehicle Battery Standards Committee to address issues with advanced battery technologies and help standardize their development

November 12, 2009 - Industry News

Westport Incurs $9 Million Loss For Second Quarter

Westport Innovations, a Canadian-based supplier of alternative fuel and low-emissions transportation technologies, posted a $9 million net loss for the fiscal second quarter 2010, which the company attributes to investment gains and lower sales volumes in Cummins Westpor

November 12, 2009 - Industry News

All Truck Sales Drop in September

All major U.S. Class 8 truck manufacturers saw sales drop in September from the year-ago period, with total Class 8 sales slipping 29 percent to 7,769 unit

November 12, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx May Have Seen the End of IRS Audits

The IRS' second audit drop may put FedEx in the clear.

Following a recent decision not to assess any tax or penalty with respect to FedEx Ground's independent contractors for the year 2002, the Internal Revenue Service has also let the company off the hook for 2004 through 200

November 12, 2009 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes See Slight Improvement From 2Q

While intermodal volume was off 16.4 percent, domestic containers saw a 1.3 percent uptick in the third quarter.

While total intermodal volume was down 16.4 percent in the third quarter, it was an improvement over the second quarter's loss of 18.7 percen

Tags: Intermodal

November 12, 2009 - Industry News

DOT's Freight Index Down For First Time in Three Months

The Freight Transportation Services Index broke its three-month upward trend, falling 0.5 percent in September from its August leve

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Tennessee Roads Closed Due to Rockslides

A rockslide near the Ocoee River has closed U.S. 64 for several days.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed U.S. 64 in Polk County at mile marker 17.6, following a major rockslide near the Ocoee 2 Da

Tags: Highways

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

ACT: Getting to Normal Production Levels Will Be Slow Going

The commercial vehicle markets have been showing signs of recovery, but the sector still has a long way to go to return to normal replacement level deman

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Leland Brake and Wheel Adds Distribution in Dayton

Leland Brake and Wheel, DuBois, Pa., has expanded its distribution network with the addition of Dayton Clutch & Joint in Dayton, Ohio

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Palmer Gears Up For Truck Show Next Week

Palmer Trucks is hosting its 2nd Annual Truck and Equipment Show on Nov. 19 and 20, 2009. The event will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis

Tags: Events

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Petro Truckstops Now Equipped With Wi-Fi

All Petro Stopping Center locations are now equipped to provide high-speed wireless services, as the company recently joined the Interstate Speedzone wireless internet networ

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

New RoadStar Aimed at New Era of Professional Trucker

As the economy recovers, there will be more demand than ever for safe and business-savvy owner-operators, independent contractors and leased drivers. That's why Newport Communications will introduce the new RoadStar in June 2010

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Angel to be Honored at Humanitarian Bowl

The Truckload Carriers Association's Highway Angel program will honor a special Highway Angel Dec. 30 during Roady's Humanitarian Bowl football game at Boise State University's Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Companies Top G.I. Jobs' List of Military Employers

G.I. Jobs recently released its list of the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers, which included such trucking companies as J.B. Hunt Transport Services (ranking 16), Schneider National (18), and Werner Enterprises (25)

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Express-1 Expedited Solutions Improves Income From 2Q

While Express-1 Expedited Solutions saw its net income almost triple from the second quarter, its third quarter net income was down from the year-ago quarte

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