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July 29, 2009 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt, SunEco Testing Algae-based Biodiesel

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has signed a cooperative agreement with SunEco Energy, which could lead to the company using biodiesel made from natural algae oil developed by SunEco

July 29, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Grooming 23 Drivers For National Championship

UPS has groomed 23 drivers to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh next month

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

Deferred Prosecution Means a Conviction for Washington CDL Holders

Under new legislation already in effect, Commercial Driver License holders in Washington State who enter a DUI deferred prosecution program will have a conviction on their hands

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Says Drum Brakes Meet New Stopping Rule

ArvinMeritor says its line of Meritor Q Plus drum brakes will meet the new U.S. government mandate for shortened truck stopping distance requirements

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Introduces Mexico-U.S. Ground Shipping Option

UPS has introduced a new ground option for shipping small packages from Mexico to the U.S

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Announces 2010 Emissions Pricing on International Trucks

Navistar announced 2010-compliant MaxxForce Advanced EGR engine technology will increase International truck prices $6,000-$8,000, depending on engine model

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Earnings Take a Dive

Paccar's second quarter earnings plummeted 91.5 percent to $26.5 million, or 7 cents a share, down from $313.5 million, or 86 cents a share, for the year-ago quarter

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

Covenant Posts Weak Second Quarter

Impacted by weak freight demand, overcapacity in the truckload industry and pricing pressure from customers, Covenant Transportation Group experienced a net loss of $3.1 million in the second quarte

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

Compliant Trucks on the Rise at Port of Long Beach

As a result of the Port of Long Beach's Clean Trucks Program, 52 percent of the container cargo was hauled by 2007 model or newer trucks for the week ending July 2

Tags: Intermodal

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

Ontario Trucking Association Urges Government to Catch Up With Greening of Industry

Despite recent findings that Ontario trucking companies are gung ho about going green, regulations and financial barriers are preventing companies from taking the necessary steps to help the environmen

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Conference to Address Economy, Policy Issues

The American Trucking Associations' 2009 Management Conference & Exhibition will focus on economic outlooks, the political climate on Capitol Hill, transportation policy initiatives and their impact on motor carrier

Tags: Events

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

Universal Purchases Assets of Pacer Transport

Universal Truckload Services has acquired the truckload operations of Pacer Transpor

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Takes 89 to National Driving Championship

Con-way will send 89 of its drivers to the 72nd annual American Trucking Associations National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Aug. 18-2

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Back Up After Month-long Fall

Average national diesel prices were up 3.2 cents this week, the first jump since June 22, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Down 2.4 Percent In June

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.4 percent in June

Tags: Economy

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

New Texas Laws Affecting Truckers Effective Sept. 1

The Texas Motor Transportation Association reports that the state's recent 81st Legislative Session resulted in a number of laws affecting the trucking industry

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Ramps Up Privatization Efforts

Pennsylvania has reintroduced a state bill to allow for public-private partnerships to pay for road and bridge work, as well as plans to reapply for federal approval to add tolls to Interstate 80 by year's end

Tags: Highways

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

ACS Extends Contract with Ambest Another Five Years

Affiliated Computer Services has expanded its contract with America's Best Truckstops (Ambest) for another five years to place its TripPak Truck Stop Scanning services and TripPak Expresso drop boxes at all Ambest locations

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Hersman as NTSB Chairman

Deborah Hersman was confirmed by the Senate as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board Friday

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

Heintschel Tire to Offer Goodyear UniCircle Retreading

Texas-based Heintschel Tire & Service will use Goodyear's UniCircle retreading process for its commercial truck tire retreading operation

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

Panelists Offer Tips for Staying on Top in the 3PL Biz

During a recent panel discussion hosted by Stifel Nicolaus, truck brokers chatted about trends in the 3PL industry and shared their secrets to staying afloat amid a weak freight market. Despite the fact that overcapacity is rampant in all sectors, non-asset-based brokers have kept their heads above water, experiencing margin expansion in some cases

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Security Council Presents Annual Awards

American Trucking Associations' Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council presented its annual awards recentl

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

Carriers Less Pessimistic About Third Quarter

More trucking companies are not looking back on the first two quarters of this year, as pessimism in the industry subsides somewha

Tags: Economy

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

Second Quarter Brings Losses to Saia

Affected by weak tonnage levels and a competitive pricing environment, Saia posted second quarter losses of $1.7 million and a 21 percent decrease in revenue

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Posts Brake Rule

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finished work on its long-awaited rule requiring shorter stopping distances for air-braked heavy trucks

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