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June 3, 2009 - Industry News

Transport America Recruiting Drivers

As a result of a 15 percent increase in freight volumes, Transport America is soliciting the services of drivers, primarily in the Midwest

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

BorgSolutions Rebrands Flagship Offering

BorgSolutions has rebranded its flagship fleet maintenance management platform Astral, which has been renamed Borg Fleet

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

Driver Distraction Related to Truck Crashes

Driver distraction, from cell phone use to dispatching devices, was involved in 100 percent of commercial vehicles crashes in a recent study

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Takes Home Another NAPA Award

Phillips Industries has won the NAPA Heavy-Duty Supplier of the Year Award,

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

Ag Transporters Refute Hours Exemption Criticism

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations released a critique Tuesday refuting allegations of safety concerns with hours-of-service exemptions

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Cleans House

Struggling LTL giant YRC Worldwide announced it's reorganizing its leadership structure, with four executives leaving the company

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Honored for Environmental Stewardship

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. was honored recently by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its commitment to recycling and waste reduction

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

Ferrellgas Takes Roush Propane Truck on the Road

Ferrellgas Partners, a U.S. propane distributor, is integrating the Roush propane-powered Ford F-250 pickup truck into its alternative fuel fleet, and will take the truck on a "Road Show" through the Midwest June 15-18

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

Mark IV IVHS Rolls Out VMT-Ready Technology

Mark IV IVHS, the technology provider for the E-ZPass system, says its new Janus technology could be used in implementing a vehicle-miles-traveled tax system

Tags: Highways

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Jump

Diesel prices took a big jump this week, up nearly 8 cents per gallon to $2.352

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

Mexico Suing U.S. Over Cross-Border Trucking

Even as the Obama administration looks for ways to reinstate cross-border trucking, thousands of Mexican trucking companies are suing the United States for reneging on the North American Free Trade Agreement

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

Women in Trucking Lands First Corporate Sponsor

Frito-Lay North America has partnered with Women In Trucking Association, marking the organization's first major corporate level sponsorship

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

C.R. England Tests Side Skirts for Trailer Aerodynamics

C.R. England is testing 100 side skirts for increased trailer aerodynamics. The tests have already found a 3.6 percent savings in fuel when using the technology

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Debuts Western Distribution Center

FleetPride has unveiled a new regional distribution center in Visalia, Calif., to service the transportation market in the western U.S

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

NFI Creates New Brand Identity

NFI has created a new logo and website as part of a rebranding campaign to highlight the company's services-logistics, transportation and distribution

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

NPTC Adds Four to Driver Hall of Fame

The National Private Truck Council has inducted four drivers from member companies into its Driver Hall of Fame

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

NPTC Presents Safety Awards

The National Private Truck Council presented its safety awards to fleet members committed to improving safety performance

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

NPTC Recognizes Certified Transportation Professionals

The NPTC Institute, the educational and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council, honored 35 who achieved the Certified Transportation Professional designation

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

Hammond's No-idle AC System Receives SmartWay Status

Hammond Air Conditioning joins the ranks of the EPA's SmartWay program for its Arctic Breeze Truck AC systems

May 31, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Economist Sees Bottom of Freight Recession

The longest freight recession since WWII looks like it's hitting bottom, according to a noted trucking economist. And that's good, because you have to hit bottom before you can start going back up

Tags: Economy

May 31, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Struggling to Raise Cash

Financial struggles continue for less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide

May 31, 2009 - Industry News

Mack, UAW Reach New 40-Month Agreement

Mack Trucks announced over the weekend that employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified a new 40-month Master Agreement covering about 1,700 UAW members at seven facilities in three states

May 29, 2009 - Industry News

Central Trucking Joins EPA's SmartWay

Central Trucking, a national refrigerated carrier based in Indiana, has become of a member of the EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership

May 29, 2009 - Industry News

Nevada Puts New Restrictions on Carrier Trip Permits

Nevada has tweaked its motor carrier trip permit requirements, making it mandatory for commercial vehicles to obtain a 24-hour temporary registration trip permit before entering or operating the vehicle in the state

May 29, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Recognized for Support of Military Employees

ArvinMeritor is being honored for its exceptional support to its U.S. military employees

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