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November 5, 2009 - Industry News

ATA 'Perplexed' by DOT Deal on Hours of Service Rule

American Trucking Associations is "extremely perplexed" by the Department of Transportation's decision to reopen its truck driver hours of service rulemaking

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Kool Pak Expands Service to Boise, Salt Lake City

Kool Pak, a refrigerated transportation provider, has expanded its service to include Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, Uta

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Missouri Truckload Carrier to Shutter

Joplin, Mo.-based Sitton Motor Lines has decided to close its doors, according to the Springfield Business Journal

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Caltrans Done With Night Closures on I-80

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed the night closures of Interstate 80, with the last closure between Colfax and Secret Town Road finished early Wednesday morning

Tags: Highways

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Celebrated Drivers Across the Country This Week

Trucking companies and industry associations across the country have been honoring truck drivers for their hard work and celebrating their role this wee

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Amid Driver Appreciation Week, Dupre Highlights Hourly Pay Structure

While most trucking companies prefer to pay their drivers by the mile, Dupre Logistics has been taking a different approach, compensating by the hour. In light of National Driver Appreciation Week, the company decided to highlight its hourly pay structure and celebrate the initiative's benefits to its 700-plus drivers as well as the company as a whole

Tags: Driver Pay

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

SSA Session Points to Role of People, Technology

During a presentation at the annual convention of the Service Specialists Association in Washington, D.C., Bill Wade of Wade&Partners stressed the importance of people in affecting change in the next three years as well as the role of technolog

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

Electric Vehicles International Opens New Plant in California

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with other state and local leaders, was on hand to celebrate the opening of Electric Vehicles International's worldwide headquarters and primary U.S. facility in Stockton, Calif., recently

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Expands Health Offerings to Owner-Operators

Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of non-asset-based transportation and third-party logistics services, has expanded its Greathealth program, a part of the company's Greatcare program that provides health options to its owner-operator

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets Aren't Keen on Buying Equipment in 4Q

CK Commercial Vehicle Research's fourth quarter Fleet Sentiment Report indicates that equipment buying is expected to drop in the next three months, despite higher readings in the last few quarter

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

QD's Income Up, Revenue Down in 3Q

Bulk transportation provider Quality Distribution had a mixed third quarter, with improved net income and a drop in revenue from the year-ago quarte

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan to Deploy PrePass System

The state of Michigan will deploy PrePass weigh station technology at its northbound Monroe facility on Interstate 75 near the Ohio border and at the eastbound New Buffalo port of entry on I-94 near the Indiana borde

Tags: Highways

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

FTR: Recovery Is Here, But Freight Growth Will Be Slow

While research indicates a recovery is under way, the transportation industry shouldn't expect to see freight growth until 201

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders See Sharp Rise From September

The month of October saw an uptick in Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEMs, with orders totaling 21,792 unit

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

DOT, FCC Join Forces to Address Distracted Driving

The Department of Transportation is teaming up with the Federal Communications Commission to evaluate technologies that may help prevent distracted driving

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

SMC3 Announces Speakers For 2010 Conference

SMC3 has finalized its speaker line-up for its educational and networking conference, "2010 Jump Start: Supply Chain's Look Ahead," Jan. 19-20, 2010, in Atlanta

Tags: Events

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Wins Awards From North Texas Clean Air Coalition

The North Texas Clean Air Coalition has honored Peterbilt Motors Company with its 2009 Clean Air Champion Award for the second year in a row as well as its Innovative Business of the Year Awar

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Hayes Lemmerz May Emerge From Bankruptcy With Overhaul Plan

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has accepted a reorganization plan for Hayes Lemmerz International to come out of bankruptc

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Posts Dramatic Drop in Income

Amid continued weak demand, excess capacity and pricing pressure, Con-way saw its net income drop to $13.5 million, or 27 cents a share, in the third quarter, versus $38.8 million, or 81 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Pacer Makes New Arrangements With UP Amid 3Q Report

On the heels of reporting its third quarter results, Pacer International has announced new arrangements with Union Pacific Railroa

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Kinedyne Opens China Manufacturing Plant

Workers at the new Nantong facility.

Kinedyne Corporation, Branchburg, N.J., has opened a new manufacturing facility in the Jiangsu Province of eastern China

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA to Host CSA 2010 Listening Sessions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting registration for two public listening session webinars in December on the agency's comprehensive safety analysis 2010 initiative

Tags: Events

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Transcraft to Consolidate Production Plants

Transcraft Corporation, the Wabash subsidiary that produces flatbed, drop deck, dump trailers and truck bodies, has sold its production plant in Anna, Ill., and will consolidate operations into its Cadiz, Ky., facilit

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

SleepSafe Deems J.B. Hunt Sleep Trials a Success

California-based SleepSafe Drivers, a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs for fleets, has seen positive results of a clinical trial focused on testing and treating truck drivers with sleep apnea as part of a national contrac

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Former SmartWay Head Kicks Off a New Venture in Truck Aerodynamics

There have been many contributions to the improvement of truck and trailer aerodynamics - and therefore fuel efficiency - over the last few years, both from truck manufacturers and from add-on devices. Many of these advanced

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