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May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Takes Issue With Technical Concerns in EOBR Rule

The petition says USB and temperature requirements in the new EOBR rule are unrealistic. (Photo by Teletrac)

Trucking industry groups and technology providers filed a petition for reconsideration with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding the final rule on electronic onboard recorder

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Thieves Get Away With Load of Copper

Three truck drivers who had been contracted to deliver a load of copper for Southwire Corp. in Carrollton, Ga., have stolen the $500,000 worth of coppe

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Inspects Truck Brakes In Enforcement Blitz

During a one-day enforcement blitz focusing on inspecting commercial vehicle brakes, Pennsylvania State Police and motor carrier enforcement officers placed 282 trucks out of service and issued 945 traffic violations

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

2011 Ram Chassis Cab Trucks to Hit Dealers This Month

The first 2011 Ram Chassis Cab trucks will be arriving in North American dealerships later this mont

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

TRS Forms Joint Venture With Dekra America

Truck Remarketing Services (TRS), a Connecticut-based third-party commercial vehicle inspection company, has formed a joint venture with Dekra America, a subsidiary of Dekra AG, an automotive inspection company

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

TA Widens 1Q Loss on Rising Fuel Prices

TravelCenters of America managed to widen its loss in the first quarter to $41.2 million, or $2.39 a share, compared to a loss of $18 million, or $1.08 a share, in the first quarter 2009

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Share Reaches Record Highs

Intermodal transport's share of U.S. long-haul truck traffic reached record highs during the first quarter 201

Tags: Intermodal

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

UD Trucks Revamps Web Site Following Name Change

UD Trucks North America has revamped its web site with a new look, logo and streamlined functionality

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 and "Clean" Inspections

(Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police)

Julie Sutton-Hayes understands that roadside inspections will be an important part of CSA 2010. The president of California-based Logistics International Inc., like many carriers, wants to see enforcement officers issue written reports not only for bad inspections, but also for "clean" inspections. So far she's pretty frustrated

May 7, 2010 - Industry News

Illinois Bill Restores Vehicle Access Provision For Length

Last week, the Illinois Senate unanimously voted to amend the Illinois Vehicle Code, providing trucks up to 65 feet in length access to local roads to points of delivery or for food, fuel, rest and repai

May 7, 2010 - Industry News

NECS Launches Online Driver Behavior Management Tool

National Energy Control Services has launched Traction, a proprietary web-based application for monitoring and managing driver safety and performance

May 7, 2010 - Industry News

Oil Reaches 11-Week Low Following Market Plunge

One reason investors are shying away from oil is because supplies are outnumbering demand. (Photo courtesy of Shell)

Oil prices dropped even further Friday, following Thursday's stock market plunge. Crude oil closed out the week at $75.11 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, an 11-week lo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 7, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. Sees Labor Improvements Amid Market Volatility

Since December, factory employment has increased by 101,000, according to the Department of Labor.

Aside from the volatility in the stock market Thursday and Friday, last week yielded some positive signs that the economy is getting back on track, including an announcement by the Department of Labor that total employment grew by 290,000 in Apri

Tags: Economy

May 7, 2010 - Industry News

NTDA Hires New Executive Director

The National Trailer Dealers Association has tapped Gwendolyn Kay Brown as its new executive director

May 7, 2010 - Industry News

Connecticut Close to Finalizing Snow-Removal Measure

Connecticut legislators have approved a law punishing drivers for not removing snow and ice from their vehicles

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Voices Concerns Over DOT Shift Toward Rail, Maritime

In a recent letter to the Department of Transportation, the American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves raised several concerns about the department's statements suggesting that freight rail and marine highways replace trucks

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood: Announcement on Mexico Truck Proposal Is 'Closer Than Soon'

During a hearing of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee Thursday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the Obama Administration was "very close" to announcing a plan that would resolve the cross-border trucking dispute with Mexico

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Announces Changes in Dealer Network

Navistar has announced several changes to its dealer network, including dealerships in southern Georgia and West Virginia, the pending ownership change in Utah/Idaho and the addition this week of new dealers in Arizona and Indiana

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Gets Great Press in Philly

A sixth-grader reads what she wrote about her class's Trucker Buddy, Mark Silva. (Image courtesy Fox 29 News)

Fox 29 TV in Philadelphia recently had a heartwarming story about Trucker Buddy Mark Silva, A Wal-Mart truck driver who goes the extra mile in his pen-pal relationship with a local sixth-grade class

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

Deadly Kentucky Crash Has Ties to Cell Phone Use

A Kentucky State Police report has found that trucker Kenneth Laymon, who was involved in a March 26 crash killing 10 people and himself, was taking and receiving cell phone calls up to the crash and could have also been speedin

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

New Towing Network Aims to Bring Carriers and Towing Companies Together

Through a partnership between carriers and towing companies, the Towing Network has been launched in an effort to bring greater collaboration and fairer pricing to the towing services available to motor carriers

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

Quality Distribution's Positive Earnings Driven By Stronger Volumes

Quality Distribution, which provides bulk transportation and related services, managed to get its net income up in the first quarter to $0.8 million, or 4 cents a share, on stronger volumes and increased revenue

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

Xata Swings to Loss Despite Revenue Growth

Software provider Xata Corporation swung to a loss of $402,000 in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, compared to net income of $91,000 in the 2009 quarter, despite a revenue boost over the year-ago period and the addition of 42 new customers

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

Top Dealers Offer Tips for Getting the Most from Your Dealer Relationship

Truck owners often complain about the lack of communication from dealers during the truck service and repair process. But some of America's top truck dealers note that communication goes both ways. When we spoke to the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year nominees, we asked them for their tips to help speed along the repair process and other ways to work with your dealer

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

Pacer Narrows Loss in First Quarter

While Pacer International saw better year-over-year results during the first quarter, the asset-light transportation and logistics services provider still reported a loss of $0.5 million, up from a loss of $177.4 million in the 2009 quarter


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