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October 22, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Rep Calls For Improvement in Border Infrastructure

In a testimony before a congressional panel, Stephen Russell, chairman and CEO of Celadon Group, said there needs to be an improvement to border infrastructure and procedures in order to up security and efficiency of freight transportation across borders

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

Caterpillar Names Owens' Successor

Caterpillar has announced that Douglas Oberhelman will take over as CEO of the company following the retirement of James Owens, 63, on July 1, 2010

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

ATA to Hold Webinar on CSA 2010

The American Trucking Associations will hold a webinar covering how the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 will affect the trucking industr

Tags: Events

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

UPS: Performance Up From 2Q, Down From Year Ago

While UPS saw an improvement in its quarter results over the second quarter of this year, the third quarter still saw reductions in revenue and profit over the third quarter of 2008

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

Rush's Third Quarter Impacted By Weak Sales Market

The third quarter results of commercial vehicle dealer Rush Enterprises were impacted by the continued weakness in aftermarket parts and trucks sale

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

Ryder's Revenue, Earnings Drop in 3Q

During the third quarter of 2009, Ryder System experienced decreased revenue and earnings compared to the year-ago period, a reflection of lower fuel prices and fuel volumes, as well as unfavorable foreign exchange rate

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

MEMA Supports Bill to Raise Loans For Small Businesses

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has voiced its support for a bill that would increase the ceiling on certain loans issued by the Small Business Administration to $5 millio

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

Old Dominion Hit By Tonnage, Fuel Surcharge Declines

Hit by a drop in tonnage and fuel surcharges, Old Dominion Freight Line's revenue fell 22.4 percent during the third quarter of 2009

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

Knight's Drop in Revenue Reflects Fuel Surcharge

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation saw its total revenue fall 17.4 percent in the third quarter, primarily due to decreased fuel surcharge revenu

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Posts Profit in 3Q

Third party logistics company C.H. Robinson Worldwide managed to turn a profit in the third quarter, despite the continuing effects of the recession

October 21, 2009 - Industry News

Schwarzenegger Unveils Zero Emission Truck to California

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand at California's State Capitol building in Sacramento to debut Vision Industries' Tyrano truck Tuesday, the zero emission hydrogen fuel cell/plug-in electric hybri

October 21, 2009 - Industry News

Talking Turkey on Cap-and-Trade

The Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday included Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (center), and from left, Sen. Kit Bond, Barbara Windsor, first vice chairman of American Trucking Associations, and Richard Cortese, a grain and livestock farmer from Texas.

With the Senate starting work on its version of a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions, opponents are gearing up for a fight. "This cap-and-trade is a turkey,

October 21, 2009 - Industry News

ARC to Build New Clean Diesel Production Plant

Advanced Refining Concepts, owners of the ClearRefining technology, a proprietary pollution-free process for liquefying natural gas and other biogases to produce the company's clean fuel products, is building a new production plant in Northern Nevada, the company's first commercial plan

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 21, 2009 - Industry News

Virginia Installs New PrePass System

Virginia has opened a new PrePass weigh station on Interstate 64, east of Richmond, rounding out the total number of stations in the state to 16

Tags: Highways

October 21, 2009 - Industry News

Eco Global Solutions Makes Distribution Deal With Vipar

The distribution partner of Santa Ana, Calif.-based Eco Global Solutions, WSB Industries, has made a deal with Vipar Heavy Duty to introduce its products through the Vipar distribution networ

October 21, 2009 - Industry News

Software Users Hear About Trucking Industry Trends at Conference

From the rise in truck intermodal to shippers' use of 3PLs to the coming black box, the changes we're seeing in the trucking industry were front and center during the opening general session of the McLeod Software User's Conference this week in Birmingham, Ala

October 21, 2009 - Industry News

NTSB: FMCSA Should Implement Sleep Apnea Program

In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that the agency implement a program to identify commercial drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apne

October 20, 2009 - Industry News

Sirius XM Radio's Ochs to Speak at WIT Luncheon

Women In Trucking has tapped Sirius XM Radio's Meredith Ochs to speak at the organization's luncheon this week at the Big Rig Expo in Tulsa, Okla

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October 20, 2009 - Industry News

Marten Sees Revenue, Income Fall in 3Q

Truckload carrier Marten Transport, Mondovi, Wis., saw its revenue drop by 20.8 percent and income fall by about 42 percent during the third quarter

October 20, 2009 - Industry News

NIC Technologies Wins Contract to Build Pre-Screening System

NIC Technologies, which provides official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions, has been tapped by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to create a National Motor Carrier Pre-Employment Screening Syste

October 20, 2009 - Industry News

New Brunswick Convoy for a Cure Delivers $42,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Drivers were out early this past Saturday morning near Moncton, New Brunswick, scraping the frost off their trucks and decorating them in traditional pink in preparation for the first Atlantic Canada Convoy for a Cure. The event was held in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Fifteen female drivers and 31 of their male partners, supporters, and friends formed a mile-long truck convoy for the 50-mile trek along the Trans-Canada Highwa

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October 20, 2009 - Industry News

N.C. Truckstop Demonstrates New Shore Power Technology

As part of the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project, the Big Boys Truck Stop in Kenly, N.C., held a grand opening demonstration of its recently installed six Shorepower pedestals, new electrification station

October 20, 2009 - Industry News

Registration Open For Work Truck Show 2010

At The Work Truck Show 2009, 490 exhibitors filled out a show floor covering nearly 500,000 square feet with new vocational trucks, components and equipment.

The National Truck Equipment Association has opened registration for The Work Truck Show 2010, which will be held in conjunction with its Annual Convention, March 10-12, 2010, in St. Louis, M

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October 20, 2009 - Industry News

Haney Expands Western Presence With Acquisitions

Seattle-based Haney Truck Line has acquired Washington-based Puget Sound Truck Lines and Oregon-based Nickel Plate Express, creating one of the largest West Coast truckload provider

October 20, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Reaches Agreement With SEC Over Restatement

Navistar International has reached a tentative settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the agency's investigation into the company's December 2007 restatement of financial results for 2002 through the first three quarters of 2005

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