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March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Study Outlines Approach to Fuel Economy Standards for Trucks

Photo by Bette Garber

Trucking moves a step closer to federally mandated fuel economy standards today, with publication this morning of a conceptual approach to the issue by the National Academy of Sciences

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Official Truck Driver Texting Ban

U.S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a federal rule that proposes to specifically prohibit texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. The proposed rule would make permanent an interim ban announced in Januar

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

GAO Is Investigating Truck Detention Practices

According to a 2009 study, the trucking industry considers time spent waiting at the dock to be the biggest inefficiency in the business. (Photo by Michelin)

The Government Accountability Office is looking into operational and safety problems associated with detention of trucks at loading docks

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

CalArk Adds Capacity on Increased Business

Truckload carrier CalArk International has recently purchased 100 new 2011 International ProStar trucks

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

PlanGraphics Moves to Acquire Kansas-Based Carrier

PlanGraphics, which recently acquired Integrated Freight Corporation in a "reverse merger," plans to purchase M. Bruenger Trucking Co., Inc., a refrigerated and dry freight carrier out of Wichita, Kan

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood Appoints New Advisory Council for Transportation Stats

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has appointed 10 members to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to advise the Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistic

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

January Boasts Largest Year-Over-Year Gain in Land Trade Since 2000

January land transportation trade between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners was up 19.5 percent from January 2009, the largest year-over-year gain since March 200

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

TIA, SEMA Partner to Create New Global Tire Expo

Tire Industry Association and the Specialty Equipment Market Association have teamed up to create the Global Tire Expo - Powered by TIA, a tire industry-only part of the SEMA Show, slated for Nov. 2-5, 201

Tags: Events

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight, TNT Launch U.S.-Europe Export Service

TNT and Con-way Freight have expanded their existing relationship to offer a new export service, featuring a day-definite, road/air/road U.S. to Europe solution for heavier freight shipments

Tags: Global, Con-Way

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

PHH Arval Seeks Participants For Green Fleet Survey

PHH Arval is asking fleet managers and corporate environmental leaders to participate in its annual Green Fleet Survey, which gauges awareness of environmental issues

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Rush to Form New Navistar, Peterbilt Divisions; Acquires Lake City

Rush Enterprises has announced plans to form a division that will operate dealerships offering Navistar products

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Slightly After Five-Week Gain; Oil Up After Moscow Bombings

A bombing in Moscow sent oil prices soaring Monday, as people are concerned that future bombings may restrict oil supplies from the country. (Photo by Shell)

After climbing 19 cents over the last five weeks, diesel prices fell slightly this week to a national average of $2.939 a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx to Add All-Electric Parcel Delivery Trucks

The new electric vehicles are designed with a range that allows many FedEx Express couriers to make a full eight-hour shift of deliveries before their vehicles need recharging.

FedEx Corp. will expand its alternative-energy vehicle fleet by adding four purpose-built electric parcel delivery trucks, slated to hit the road in Los Angeles in Jun

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Announces Music & Motors Sweepstakes

Iowa 80 Group has partnered with Mobile Delvac to launch its Music & Motors Sweepstakes

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Palfinger Buys Stake in Aerial Lift Business

The aerial lift business accounts for the majority of the revenues generated by ETI, which also manufactures service cranes.

The Palfinger Group has acquired an 80 percent stake in Equipment Technology (ETI), an Oklahoma-based company that produces and distributes aerial lifts

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

MEMA Calls For Increased Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturer Association has called for increased enforcement of anti-counterfeiting regulation and more resources toward intellectual property rights violations

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Maverick to Open Reefer Division

Maverick, traditionally a flatbed carrier, will be moving into refrigerated transportation in May.

Flatbed carrier Maverick Transportation has announced plans to open a new temperature controlled division in May

March 28, 2010 - Industry News

Officials Investigating Deadly Kentucky Crash

A National Transportation Safety Board official says there's evidence that the tractor-trailer driver who crossed the median Friday on I-65 near Munfordville, Ky., tried to stop before hitting a van in a head-on collisio

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Orders for Manufactured Goods Jumps in February

New orders for manufactured durable goods were up 0.5 percent in February, the third straight boost and a positive sign for the trucking industry

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Washington Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving

Washington State has become the 21st state to ban talking or texting on a cell phone while driving, without a hands-free device

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Corp. Goes Sustainable

Carrier Corp. is emphasizing its commitment to environmental sustainability through a new brand identity, which includes a stylized green leaf with the existing "turn to the experts" tag line

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Horton Reaches Settlement With Concepts NREC on Patent Claims

Minnesota-based Horton, Inc. has reached a settlement with Concepts NREC regarding the pending litigation against Concepts claiming infringement of three U.S. patents

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Kicks Off T700, Paccar MX Road Show in April

Beginning this summer, the Kenworth T700 will be available with the Paccar MX engine.

Kenworth Truck Company will kick off the Kenworth T700 and Paccar MX Engine Road Tour in April, visiting 90 Kenworth dealer locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Eyes Amendments to Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation

At a hearing scheduled for late summer, the California Air Resources Board may make changes to the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measure

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

IRS Warns About Fuel Surcharge Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service has warned that motor carriers that pay their owner-operators a fuel surcharge need to include those amounts in the Form 1099 report of the compensation they pay their contractors


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