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April 30, 2010 - Industry News

'Right to Repair' Gains Support From Dodd, Kerry

Sens. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) have joined the list of co-sponsors of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, which was recently introduced into the Senate by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

International Tire Conference to Feature Workshop on Recycling and Retreading

The International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) will feature a half-day interactive workshop called "Recycling and Retreading Bring Value To The Tire Industry," on Sept. 20

Tags: Events

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Marangoni Adds Leslie Tire to North American Dealer Network

Marangoni Tread North America has added Leslie Tire in Mt. Clemens, Mich., to its North American RingTread dealer network

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Mack to Hold Driving Skills Safety Challenge This Week

During Mack's Driving Safety Challenge, contestants will test their skills in the Mack TerraPro (shown).

Mack Trucks has announced it will hold its annual "Driving Skills Safety Challenge" during WasteExpo 2010 on May 4 and 5 in Atlanta

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April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder Gives to Tornado Relief Efforts

Ryder has donated to the American Red Cross to help residents impacted by the recent tornados in the southeast U.S

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Shows Positive Performance With Industrial Sector Gains

Universal Truckload Services reported increased revenue and net income for the 13-week period ending April 3, 2010, as the company experienced some improvement in the industrial sector

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Optronics Acquires Defunct Panelite Lighting Brand

Optronics International has acquired the Panelite Millenium Series lighting brand, patents and tooling, as well as the rights to Panelite's custom stainless steel truck accessories

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Canada Offers to Pay Michigan's Share For Detroit-Windsor Bridge; Partnership Bill Gets Closer to Publication

An artist rendering of the proposed DRIC bridge.

Canada has offered to cover Michigan's share of the costs to build the proposed new bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, up to $550 million

Tags: Highways

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

USDA: Trucks Provide Best Option For Agricultural Shippers

Trucks, such as this reefer operated by TransAm, can provide an efficient way to get agricultural products delivered. (Photo courtesy of Kenworth)

The best way to transport time-sensitive agricultural products is by truck, according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Agricultur

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Saia 1Q Results Point to Continued Difficulty

Saia's LTL tonnage per workday gained 2.8 percent, while LTL yield decreased 0.2 percent, due to competitive pricing, partially offset by higher fuel surcharge.

Although the market has been improving, Saia said conditions were still tough in the first quarter, posting a net loss of $3.2 million, or 21 cents a share, compared to a loss of $6.3 million, or 47 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2009

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Calls Ferro's CSA 2010 Letter 'A Good Sign'

One of the issues brought up by ATA is that warnings and notices are counted and scored the same as a citation. (Photo courtesy of Ohio State Highway Patrol)

Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has written a letter to the American Trucking Associations outlining the agency's plans to address some the group's concerns over the upcoming Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

BTS Posts Largest Year-Over-Year Rise in Land Transportation Trade Ever

NAFTA trade using surface transportation saw an even greater gain in February of 24.1 percent, the largest year-over-year rise on recor

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Averitt Express Goes Intermodal

Tennessee-based Averitt Express will now offer intermodal services through strategic relationships with railroads including Union Pacific and BNSF in the West, Norfolk Southern in the East and Midwest, CSX in the East and Midwest, and Florida East Coast in Georgia and Florida

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

International Dealers Compete in Customer Solutions Rodeo

Navistar International held its Customer Solutions Rodeo last week, an event that allows dealers to demonstrate their expertise and working knowledge of International trucks, as well as OnCommand, the company's newly branded suite of customer service offerings

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Senate Panel Takes on Truck Safety Issues

At a hearing yesterday the Senate Surface Transportation Subcommittee began its work on pending truck safety legislation by covering familiar territory - electronic onboard recorders, hours of service rules, the CSA 2010 reforms, truck size and weight limits, and driver pay

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Sees Improved Demand in First Quarter

Covenant says it will purchase 900 new trucks this year.

Covenant Transportation Group narrowed its loss in the first quarter 2010, as demand improved and the economy strengthened

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Buyers of Mack TerraPro With Natural Gas Engine Qualify For Tax Credit

The 9-liter ISL-G on the Mack TerraPro is rated at 320 horsepower, can use CNG or LNG, and has a three-way catalytic converter to meet EPA 2010 emissions standards.

The 2011 Mack TerraPro with the Cummins Westport ISL-G natural gas engine is certified for the Qualified Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicle Credit, a $32,000 tax credit that can be claimed on buyers' 2010 Federal Business Income Tax filin

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Transportation Funding Issues

Pennsylvania tried to solve some of its funding problems by tolling Interstate 80, but its proposal has been rejected by the federal government three times.

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell has called a Special Session of the General Assembly starting May 4 to address the state's transportation funding problem

Tags: Highways

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Fleets Ramp Up Recruitment As Freight Shows Signs of Recovery

Fleets are ramping up their recruitment efforts in anticipation of a recovery in freight, according to MTS Driver Recruiters, which said it has seen increased activity among its customer

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Down 32 Percent Among SmartDrive Users

For the first quarter 2010, distracted driving among new commercial drivers in the SmartDrive Safety program was reduced by 32 percent from the 15.8 percent reported in the fourth quarter 2009

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Challenger Group Adds LCV Trailers to Fleet

Conny Weyer of Stoughton Trailers of Canada and Dan Einwechter of Challenger stand in front of a new LCV-equipped trailer.

The Challenger Group, headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, has received the first 300 long combination vehicle trailers from Stoughton Trailers

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

New Mexico May Shutter 14 Rest Areas

New Mexico may be the next state in line to shutter highway rest stop

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Garden State to Shutter Rest Area Bathrooms on Non-Toll Roads

In an effort to save $270,000, New Jersey may close down two rest areas on Interstate 80 at the Pennsylvania border and on I-295 at the Delaware borde

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

P.A.M. Narrows Loss in First Quarter

During the first quarter, P.A.M.'s utilization was up 21 percent over the 2009 period.

P.A.M. Transportation Services narrowed its loss during the first quarter 2010, reporting a net loss of about $300,000, or 3 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $3.3 million, or 36 cents a share in the first quarter 200

April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Conference Will Focus on Driver Health and Wellness

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are planning an International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness for Nov. 8-10 in Baltimore

Tags: Events

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