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January 27, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA to Webcast Fourth Listening Session Today

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is holding its fourth hours of service listening session today, and the session will be webcast for those who cannot attend in person

Tags: Events

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

Landstar Lags Year-Ago Figures on Increased Claims

For the fourth quarter of 2009, Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., posted decreases in net income and revenue from the year-ago quarter, due to increased insurance and claims expenses in the quarter

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

Heartland's Results Reflect Continued Softness in Freight Demand

Heartland Express took delivery of 449 new tractors in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Iowa-based Heartland Express reported decreased earnings and income during the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the year-ago period, a reflection that freight demand is still soft and rates continue to be under pressure

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

Health Awareness Walk Kicks Off at MATS

A Health Awareness Walk will be held for drivers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, March 26, 2010

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January 27, 2010 - Industry News

NATSO, TCA Panel Session to Address The Future of Trucking

NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, and the Truckload Carriers Association have teamed up to present a joint panel discussion on The Future of Trucking during their upcoming annual conferences in Las Vegas

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January 27, 2010 - Industry News

New Cargo Theft Database Goes Live Jan. 31

The ISO and the National Insurance Crime Bureau are gearing up to launch CargoNet, the new national database aimed at combating cargo theft, on Jan. 3

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

PTDI Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has reached the 20-year milestone of certifying courses at entry-level truck driver training schools across the U.S. and Canada

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

Marten Sees Improvement Over 3Q; Still Lagging '08 Quarter

While Marten Transport saw some improvement over the third quarter of 2009, its fourth quarter results were disappointing on a year-over-year basis, with income down 29.6 percent from the year-ago quarter

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

AAIA Unveils Educational Directory For Aftermarket Training

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has unveiled a new online directory for aftermarket training and education

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

WIT Announces Entertainment For "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel"

Women In Trucking Association has nabbed singer/songwriters Rob Anthony and Terry Wooley to provide entertainment during the group's "Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel," which will be held at the Mid-America Trucking Sho

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January 27, 2010 - Industry News

DTNA Partners With Cleaire For Diesel Retrofit Control Systems

Daimler Trucks North America has teamed up with Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls to be the exclusive North American provider of Cleaire retrofit emission control systems

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler President to Present Keynote Address During MATS

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has tapped Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, as the keynote speaker of the 20th Annual Breakfast & Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Sho

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January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Texting Ban Is Step One in Campaign Against Distracted Driving

From left to right: Bill Graves, president and CEO, American Trucking Associations; Anne Ferro, administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; and Ray LaHood, secretary of transportation.

The federal ban on truck driver texting announced yesterday is just the opening salvo in a campaign to control distracted driving

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Lowers Driver Accident Rate

Con-way Truckload's drivers averaged 7.9 accidents per million miles driven in 2009, under the company's definition of an accident.

Con-way Truckload announced it has cut its total accident frequency rate by nearly 34 percent since 2004, a 22-year record for the company

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Dips Further; Oil Slips As Lending Tightens

The prices of diesel, gasoline and crude oil took a dive this week.

Following last week's first dip in almost a month, diesel prices continued to fall this week, with a loss of 3.7 cents to a national average of $2.833 Monda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

TMC Transportation Taps RIDE Grant

The RIDE funding will go toward installing Climacab APUs, such as this one, on 100 TMC trucks.

TMC Transportation has received a $680,500 grant through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Reduce Iowa's Diesel Exhaust (RIDE) program

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Appian Logistics Snags TruckStops North America

Appian Logistics Software has acquired TruckStops North America from MicroAnalytics, a move designed to strengthen Appian's position as a provider of automated fleet routing and GPS solutions for the transportation industry

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

MATS to Feature Concert During 2010 Show

Mobil Delvac is engaged in a year-long sponsorship of The Grascals, which will be featured at the MATS concert.

The Mid-America Trucking Show will feature a concert by country music singer John Anderson and bluegrass band The Grascals

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January 26, 2010 - Industry News

HireRight Offers Discount to AMSA Members

HireRight, which provides driver background screening and drug testing, is offering special rates to members of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA)

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Celadon Struggles With Pricing Pressures in 2Q

Despite a revenue boost of 6.4 percent in the fiscal second quarter, Celadon Group saw its net income drop 41.2 percent to $1 million in the 2009 quarter, most likely due to pricing pressures in the truckload secto

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Dominates HOS Discussion in Los Angeles Listening Session

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration held its third listening session Monday in El Segundo, Calif., to further discuss how to revise the hours of service rule.

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Eaton to Develop Next Generation Automated Transmission for Cummins SuperTruck Program

Cummins has chosen Eaton to participate in its SuperTruck program to develop a next generation automated transmission that improves fuel efficiency in heavy-duty trucks

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar's Pure Power Technologies R&D Facility

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Central SC Alliance and Richland County joined Pure Power Technologies, a Navistar company, in celebrating the inauguration of the company's research and development operation in the Columbia (S.C.) Technical Center Monday.

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire to Raise Prices on Truck Tires

Yokohama announced it will increase prices on its light and medium commercial truck tires by up to 7 percent, effective March 1

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Tonnage Index at Highest Level Since November '08

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index climbed 2.1 percent in December, following a 2.6 percent increase in November

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