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March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Announces Dealer Awards

W&B Service Company in Dallas receives its Dealer of the Year Award from Carrier Transicold.

Carrier Transicold has named Dallas-based W&B Service Company its 2009 Dealer of the Year. Refrigeracion Especializada para el Transporte de Occidente S.A. de C.V. (RETO), in Guadalajara, Mexico, was named Latin America Dealer of the Year

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre Expands Fuel Hauling Services Into Dallas

Dupre Logistics has been selected by Classic Star Group to provide logistics services and fuel delivery to more than 350 gas retailers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

CDOT Reopens One Lane Each Way on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened one lane of eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 along the portion of the highway that was closed Monday following a rockslide

Tags: Highways

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

McLeod Software Posts Record Year For Sales

McLeod Software said its software products sales reached the highest annual total in 2009 since the company was launched 25 years ago

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

EVI Medium-, Heavy-Duty Trucks Receive CARB Approval

Electric Vehicles International's medium- and heavy-duty trucks have been approved by the California Air Resources Board as zero emission vehicles

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Sheds Stake in Tata Motors to Ramp Up Activities in India

Daimler sold its 5.34 percent stake in Indian-based Tata Motors, which manufactures commercial vehicles and cars

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

HDT Wins Journalism Award For Best News Coverage

Heavy Duty Trucking has won a Jesse H. Neal National Business Award in the category of Best News Coverage for last year's coverage of efforts to reform the way our national highway infrastructure is funded

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

Refinery Closures Mean Higher Prices For Diesel, Gas

(Photo courtesy of Pilot Travel Centers)

Diesel and gasoline companies are cutting back on production, a move that most likely will mean higher prices at the pum

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

AFVi Gears Up For Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Expo

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute is gearing up for the 16th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo, which is coming up May 9-12 in Las Vega

Tags: Events

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACT Anticipates Strong Growth in Class 8 Demand

ACT Research said it anticipates stronger demand for commercial vehicles later this year and into 2011, as the economy improves and capacity tightens in the truckload sector

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

Traffic Fatalities Reach Record Low in '09

(Photo courtesy of Michelin)

Traffic fatality figures have not been this low since 1954, falling for the 15th straight quarte

Tags: Highways

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

WIT Halfway to Setting Record For Largest Meeting of Female Truck Drivers

Women In Trucking has announced it is halfway to meeting its goal to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of female professional driver

Tags: Events

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Mack Reorganizes International Staff to Support Growth

Mack Trucks was the number one exporter of heavy-duty North American trucks in 2009. Here, a powerful Mack pulls a stout load down a dusty road in Australia.

Mack Trucks recently reorganized several members of its executive team on the international side to support growing demand for its trucks outside of North America

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Mexico Calls For U.S. to Resolve Cross-Border Trucking

In addition to U.S. lawmakers and stakeholders, Mexico has now urged the U.S. to come up with a plan to end the ban on cross-border truckin

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Chairman Confirms That Layoffs Are Ahead

YRC Worldwide Chairman Bill Zollars told analysts to expect more layoffs across the company as part of YRC's effort to save $300 million by the end of this yea

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Reopening of I-70 in Colorado Hits Roadblock

The reopening of the portion of Interstate 70 that was hit by a rockslide this week in Colorado is still up in the ai

Tags: Highways

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

BTS Freight Index Increases After No Change in December

After remaining unchanged from November to December, the Freight Transportation Services Index has gained 0.4 percent in Januar

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Smith Electric U.S. Makes Offer to Buy Smith in the U.K.

Smith Electric U.S. sold its first all-electric trucks in the U.S. to the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, Staples, AT&T, Coca-Cola, PG&E and Kansas City Power and Light.

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation, the Kansas City, Mo.-based manufacturer of all-electric trucks, has made an offer to buy the Smith Electric Vehicles business based in the U.K. from Tanfield Group

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Port of NY/NJ Finalizes Anticipated Clean Truck Program

Starting Jan. 1, 2011, the Port of NY/NJ will phase out pre-1994 model trucks, which will no longer be able to call on Port Authority marine terminals. (Photo courtesy of the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey)

Wednesday the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the details of its anticipated clean truck program, which involves replacing up to 636 older, polluting trucks serving the port with newer models

Tags: Intermodal

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

TCP: Capacity Crunch, Improved Rates Are in the Cards

Truckload carriers nationwide have greater confidence that business will improve in the year ahead, with 70 percent expecting volumes to increase in the next year and just over 50 percent predicting improvements in rates in the next year. The data is part of Transport Capital Partners' recent Business Expectations Survey, which was presented by TCP Managing Partner Lana Batts during a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus Friday

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Swift Places Order For Wabash Dry Vans

Regional truckload carrier Swift Transportation has penned a three-year deal with Wabash National Corporation, under which Wabash will build 3,100 DuraPlate HD dry vans over the next 12 months

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar International Posts Lower Income on Fewer Shipments

For the fiscal first quarter, Navistar posted a net income attributable to Navistar International of $17 million, down from a net income of $48 million in the year-ago quarter

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

PHMSA Modifies Security Plan For Hazmat

Fleets handling hazardous materials can rest a little easier with the PHMSA's modified requirements. (Photo by CVSA)

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of the Department of Homeland Security has modified its current security plan requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by narrowing the list of materials subject to the requirements

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Los Angeles to Improve Main Truck Route

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (center) was on hand to celebrate the ground breaking of the Harry Bridges Boulevard improvements project.

A $22 million federal stimulus grant project is underway at the Port of Los Angeles this week, which will result in improvements along a 1.3-mile stretch of Harry Bridges Boulevard in Wilmington, Calif

Tags: Intermodal

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil, Diesel Predicted to Rise Slightly

The federal government's monthly energy outlook predicts crude oil prices will rise to over $80 a barrel this summer, and that diesel prices will average near $3 a gallon over the course of 2010

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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