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March 12, 2010 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Symposium Speakers Point to Signs of Recovery

Economic indicators for the trucking industry are showing signs of recovery, according to Dan North, chief economist for Euler Hermes ACI. During the 7th Annual AmeriQuest Transportation Industry Symposium held recently in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Spot Freight Triples Year-Over-Year in Normally Weak Month

Freight availability in February more than tripled on the North American spot market from the year ago period, with a 215 percent boost in the TransCore Freight Inde

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Driver Charged in Crash That Injures Sen. Reid's Wife, Daughter

A truck driver for P.A.M. Transport was charged in a rear-end crash that injured the wife and daughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Asset Tracking Technology Changing to Address Different Needs of the Industry

As a result of the amount of aggregation going on among the trucking industry, fleets have become more sophisticated and diversified, expanding their reach into different types of hauls and different regions of the world. And these days, fleets require asset tracking technology to meet those evolving needs and the changing landscape of their business. Over the years, asset tracking technology provider SkyBitz has been building up a portfolio of devices and solution

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Former Penske Exec Launches Consulting Company

Kenneth E. McKibben, former head of maintenance for Penske Truck Leasing, has launched a new transportation consultant company, Single Source Transportation Solutions

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

News Conference on 'Jason's Law' to be Held Tuesday

Congressman Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) will hold a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to discuss Jason's Law and detail efforts to secure support in Congress

Tags: Events

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash Announces New Hires On Increased Trailer Demand

Wabash said it's been seeing increased demand for trailers, such as this one, a good sign the industry is recovering.

Wabash National Corporation, Lafayette, Ind., has hired 100 temporary employees and plans to add 90 more this quarter

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

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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

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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

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