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January 7, 2010 - Industry News

Analysts: Gear Up For Change in the Next Decade

The freight industry is in for some changes in the next 10 years.

While the trucking industry finished up the "aughts" with little momentum and an overall weak freight market, analysts believe the next decade will be marked by change that promises to make things better than the las

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

EPA's Smog Proposal Could Mean More Regs For Trucking

Under the EPA's new smog proposal, we could eventually see more states adopting stricter emissions regulations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to tighten health standards for smog, a move that could lead to more state and local regulations of trucking

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Acquires Bright Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing's headquarters in Reading, Pa.

Penske Truck Leasing has purchased Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution, providers of full-service truck leasing, truck rental, maintenance, and logistics operations

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

Cargotec Sheds Hydraulic Cylinders Business

Cargotec's Waltco Hydraulics will go to Ligon Industries.

Finland-based Cargotec, which provides handling systems and related services for the loading and unloading of goods, has divested Waltco Hydraulics, its U.S.-based hydraulic cylinders manufacturing business, to Ligon Industries

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

ATD's 2010 Expo Shaping Up

The American Truck Dealers' 2010 Convention and Expo, themed "Voice of the Dealer: Fuel the Fire Within," will be held on April 23-26 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

APRA Gears Up For Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Summit

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association is gearing up for its annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit, which is coming up Jan. 18 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, just prior to Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Tags: Events

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Truckers Protest New York State's Truck Restrictions

Dozens of trucks drove past the New York State capitol Wednesday to protest the state's plans to close some highways in the state to heavy trucks

Tags: Events

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Walmart, WIT Take Part in Wreaths Across America Effort

Cher Straw, a member of WIT, stands beside her Walmart truck.

Walmart driver and Women In Trucking member Cher Straw had the opportunity to participate in last month's Wreaths Across American effort, a convoy set up to deliver handmade wreaths to cemeteries across the country in honor of fallen soldiers

Tags: Events

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Patriot Loses Customers to Carriers With Lower Rates

Patriot Transportation Holding has lost some of its transportation group customers, who accounted for about $10 million, or 11 percent, of the company's transportation group revenu

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Florida Relaxes Truck Highway Rules For Agriculture Haulers

Florida has eased highway restrictions to make it easier for agricultural producers to transport crops that are vulnerable to the cold weathe

Tags: Highways

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Rates Reach New Low

Until freight picks back up, drivers will likely stay put. (Photo courtesy of MTS Driver Recruiters)

In the third quarter of 2009, line-haul driver turnover was at its lowest rate among large truckload carriers since the data has been collected in 199

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Oil Trades at Highest Level in Over a Year

Benchmark crude hasn't been this high since Oct. 9, 2008.

In trading Wednesday, the price of crude oil reached its highest level in over a year, as cold winter weather propped up the pric

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Develops Methane-Diesel Fueled Engine

In 2007, Volvo Trucks demonstrated for the first time a truck that was able to run on biogas and biodiesel.

Volvo Trucks has announced it will be the first manufacturer to produce an efficient diesel engine fueled by a mixture of methane gas and diesel

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

MDOT Boosts Tolls on Blue Water Bridge; More Hikes on the Way

Commercial vehicle drivers traveling on the U.S. side of the Blue Water Bridge that connects Port Huron, Mich., and Sarnia, Ontario, are now paying a $2.50 per axle toll, and should expect an increase to $3.25 an axl

Tags: Highways

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

West Virginia Trucking Group Changes Name

The West Virginia Motor Truck Association has changed its name to the West Virginia Trucking Association

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

HD Dialogue Announces Opening Speaker

Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett

This year's Heavy Duty Dialogue '10 will kick things off on Jan. 18 with Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett as its opening speake

Tags: Events

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade Slips 15.5 Percent in October

In October, NAFTA land transportation trade was down 15.5 percent from October 2008, slipping to $61.4 billio

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Driver Goes Missing; Web Site Rumors Put to Rest

Further events in Arrow Trucking's demise have unfolded, including news that a driver has gone missing since ditching his truck on Christmas and the confirmation that the company is not hiring driver

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

What Will the Heavy-Duty Industry Look Like in 2020?

Imagine caravans of trailers pulled by a tractor made out of plastics and ceramics, piloted by a single driver on special truck-only highways. In reviewing the heavy-duty business, we find no evidence that this business has ever undergone the magnitude of change that it faces today. What's more, never have so many external factors been so critical to the industry's success

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Truckers to Protest New York Plan to Ban Trucks on Some Highways

New York State officials are trying to keep through trucks out of some areas of upstate New York.

A coalition of business groups, including two trucking organizations, has organized a convoy of dozens of trucks scheduled to drive past the New York state capitol in Albany shortly before noon today

Tags: Events

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Summary Judgment in LA Port Case

The court will hear ATA's motion as well as the Port's cross motion on Jan. 11.

The American Trucking Associations is asking the court to decide some of the legal issues involved in its case against the Port of Los Angeles regarding the Concession Plan prior to going to trial

Tags: Intermodal

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Debuts First Trucks in India

Mahindra-Navistar plans on expanding in the next few years to offer a full range of commercial vehicles.

Through a joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. of India, Navistar has introduced a line of trucks to the Indian market

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Vector Transport Develops New Business Model For Brokering

Vector Transport, a freight transport company out of Tupelo, Miss., has developed a new business model to improve the relationship between carriers and shippers

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Chubb Group Joins Cargo Theft Initiative

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has joined the CargoNet initiative, a national database and secure information sharing network designed to combat cargo theft in the U.S

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Collective Data Ends 2009 on a Positive Note

Despite the effects of the economic recession last year, Collective Data managed to achieve an 8 percent boost in sales and a 20 percent increase in income year-over-year for 2009

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