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April 27, 2010 - Industry News

DTNA Boasts 10,000 New Orders For SCR Vehicles

Daimler Trucks North America said it has reached 10,000 new orders for vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction emissions technolog

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

MEMA Hosts Ride and Drive on Capitol Hill

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) hosted its fourth Ride and Drive event for members of Congress and Congressional staff at the base of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday

Tags: Events

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets New State Registration Fees

In a final rule posted yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration set new state registration fees that are higher than current fees but lower than what the agency proposed last year

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

Tonnage Index At Highest Level Since 2008

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rebounded in March following February's revised 0.3 percent drop

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

Werner Takes Fuel Efficiency Message to Employees on Earth Day

The goal of Werner's Earth Day event was to educate employees on the company's green initiatives, in hopes of getting people involved. (Photo courtesy of Werner Enterprises)

On Earth Day last Thursday, 600 employees of Werner Enterprises lined up outside its Omaha, Neb., headquarters to get educated on the company's sustainability initiatives and strategies. The goal of the event was to keep employees of the truckload carrier up to speed on what Werner is doing to improve efficiencies and to get employees involved. "The more you tell them about what you're doing, the more they want to get involved,

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Inspects Trucks on Rural, Non-Interstate Roads

During a one-day enforcement effort conducted on April 21, the Pennsylvania State Police placed 219 trucks and 31 drivers out of service

Tags: Highways

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

IHS Global Insight: Global Shipping to Recover in 2010

World trade by all modes of transportation is expected to grow by 8.5 percent and 7.8 percent in 2010 and 2011, respectivel

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

ACL to Require Truckers to Provide Chassis

ACL believes it's more cost efficient for trucking companies and drivers to manage a chassis fleet rather than for an ocean carrier.(Photo by Schneider)

Starting June 1, ocean carrier Atlantic Container Line will require trucking companies and owner-operators to provide chassis for moves in Miami, Boston and the Ohio Valle

Tags: Intermodal

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

International Markets Offset Engine Performance For Cummins

Cummins saw gains in sales, net income and earnings during the first quarter, due to growth in the company's international markets, cost reductions and productivity gains

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

Celadon Posts Better Results With Improved Demand, Capacity

Celadon Group said earnings, revenue and income were up during the first quarter of 2010 as demand and capacity improved

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Drivers Protest Illegal Immigration Law

A group of Arizona and California truck drivers are boycotting in protest of a new anti-illegal immigration bill that was signed into law Friday by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewe

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

State Officials Argue for More Transport Investment - Primarily in Highways

The United States cannot solve its traffic congestion problem without expanding its highway system, says the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in a new report titled "Unlocking Gridlock.

Tags: Highways

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA: Hours of Service Violators Beware

According to the ATA, not all areas participate in the federally funded Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, so accidents in some states are far less likely to be reported to the FMCSA than in others. (Photo by CVSA)

During the Pegasus TransTech Users Conference recently, a safety investigator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told attendees that enforcement under the new Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 would stress compliance with hours of service rules

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Secure Trailer Depot to Open to New Location in California

Secure Trailer Depot, a specialized transportation security company, plans to open a new location in Ontario/Fontana, Calif., on June 15

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Rebound With Significant Year-Over-Year Growth

Commercial trailer orders in March were up 165 percent from the year-ago month, the sixth straight month to see year-over-year growt

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Slow Climb; Oil Falls on Interest Rate Worries

The price of diesel continued its slow climb this week, gaining another 0.4 cents to a national average of $3.078 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo's Truck Unit Returns to Profitability

The Volvo Group said its Truck unit returned to profitability in the first quarter, with income up to about $200,000 during the first quarter, compared to a loss of about $334,000 during the year-ago quarter

April 25, 2010 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Hino Trucks Win Top Honors at ATD Convention

The Peterbilt Model 384 and the 2011 Hino 268 were honored Sunday as the American Truck Dealers Commercial Truck of the Year for 2010

April 25, 2010 - Industry News

ATD, HDT Honor Truck Dealer of the Year

Maryland dealer Jack Saum, with his wife Helen, accepts the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year.

Commercial truck dealer John "Jack" Saum of Maryland was named the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year Saturday during the ATD annual convention in Orlando

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

ADS Gears Up For Convention on "Branding Clean Diesel"

The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) is gearing up for its 2010 International Convention & Tradeshow, with the theme of "Branding Clean Diesel.

Tags: Events

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Study Points to Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment

A new study points out the benefits of effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in truck drivers, including economic, health and safety benefit

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

First Quarter Results Point to Clearer Skies Ahead

While the first quarter of 2010 still proved to be tough, most carriers were off to a good start this year. Even thought most didn't see significant improvements in the figures, they're not looking back and are hopeful that the rest of 2010 will bring some positive change in their businesses and the freight environment. "We are pleased to have this quarter in the rearview mirror and look forwar

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Widens First Quarter Loss on Low Freight Levels

The first quarter 2010 was marked by continued weakness in freight levels for Arkansas Best Corporation, with a net loss of $21.4 million, or 85 per share, compared to a net loss of $18.2 million, or 73 per share in the first quarter of 2009

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Drops Suit Against CARB After Deal Reached

Navistar International is no longer suing the California Air Resources Board, after the two made a deal that addresses the issues that prompted the court action

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Receives Safety Award From California Trucking Association

The California Trucking Association has honored Tennessee-based Covenant Transport with a Fleet Safety Award

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