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July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Economic Analysts Tell Refrigerated Carriers Recovery Will Be Gradual

Cautious would be the word to summarize Bob Costello's comments on the economy at last week's meeting of the Refrigerated Division of the Truckload Carriers Association. Perhaps even cautiously optimistic. Costello is the American Trucking Associations' chief economist. He complimented the refrigerated haulers on being less affected by the economic downturn than other fleets, a direct consequence of people's need to eat no matter the general state of the economy.

Tags: Economy

July 12, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW 2010 Conference Leadership Announced

The organizers of the fifth annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week conference have named the leadership team for the HDAW '10 conference, to be held January 18-21, 2010, at The Mirage in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

July 10, 2009 - Industry News

DriveCam System Reduces Risky Driving, Study Finds

DriveCam's Driver Risk Management Program reduced the number of risky driving events by 52.2 percent and 37 percent for two separate fleet

July 10, 2009 - Industry News

GM's Escape from Bankruptcy Offers Some Hope for Car Haulers

General Motors has emerged from bankruptcy as a new, leaner company with the help of $50 billion in emergency financing from the federal government. The news offers some hope for car and auto parts haulers

July 10, 2009 - Industry News

NTEA Honors New Members for Safety and Quality

The National Truck Equipment Association has honored eight member companies and requalified 16 companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Port of NY/NJ Gets over $11 Million for Clean Air Initiative

The Port of New York and New Jersey will implement a Comprehensive Clean Air Strategy with grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, totaling $9.8 million and $1.8 million, respectively.

Tags: Intermodal

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Construction on I-57 starts in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be reconstructing the southbound side of Interstate 57 from Benton to the Franklin/Jefferson County line, starting July 13

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Suppliers More Optimistic

Heavy-duty manufacturers and suppliers are becoming more optimistic about business, according to a quarterly survey of members by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Lowest in 12 Years

The Freight Transportation Services Index dropped 0.6 percent in May from April, the third consecutive monthly decline and its lowest level in 12 year

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Reorganizes Engine Group By Region

Navistar Engine Group has reorganized its business units to focus on North America, South America and Global, and has made new appointments to accommodate the change

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan Cops Plan Weeklong Enforcement of UCR

The Michigan State Police Traffic Safety Division will perform a weeklong enforcement blitz, checking for Unified Carrier Registration, starting July 12

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree to Serve 8-Foot Cake

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree will hold a cake cutting on Friday, July 10, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Jamboree as well as the 45th Anniversary of Iowa 80 Truckstop, where the event is being held

Tags: Events

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Hill Bros. Earn High Score From SmartWay

Hill Bros. Transportation has been recognized with the highest score offered by the EPA's SmartWay progra

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Traffic Congestion Still a Problem, Study Says

Even though traffic congestion improved slightly in 2007, the roads are expected to be clogged again when the economy picks back up, according to a report issued by the Texas Transportation Institute

Tags: Highways

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

TCA to Host Webcast on Legal Issues in Using Technology

The Truckload Carriers Association will host a webcast, "Technology: Don't Let It Hurt You In Court," on July 22

Tags: Events

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Wins Award For Helping With LNG Training Program

Kenworth has been honored for helping to implement a Liquefied Natural Gas Heavy Truck Technician Training Program at Long Beach City College

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets Fearful of Future Fuel Prices

While diesel and crude oil prices may have been stable lately, economists predict a spike is ahead, and some fleets may want to consider locking in current prices via fuel hedging. The Department of Energy's latest short-term energy forecast predicts prices will be higher next year, but price spikes could be a problem as speculators sway diesel prices as much as supply and demand, says the Oil Price Information Service

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Auto Dealers Group Joins Right to Repair Effort

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association voiced its support for the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Expands Chicago Presence

FedEx Ground has expanded its presence in the greater Chicago area with the recent addition of a new distribution hub in the cit

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Small Business Owners Like New Transit Connect's Size

Mark Naimy, co-owner of a wholesale flower distributor in Royal Oak, Mich., said the Transit Connect would be good for smaller loads and he'd likely buy one to complement the other vehicles in his fleet.

Roomy, agile, quick and economical, the Transit Connect is the right type of van for many jobs, Ford Motor Co. executives declare, and they've got small business owners on their side. Hundreds of them told product planners they liked the TC's size and its ability to haul people as well as cargo

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Georgia Pacific Names Dedicated Driver of the Year

Mike Sieling, a Dart contractor, received his award at Georgia Pacific's annual Carrier Conference in Green Bay, Wis., in June.

Georgia Pacific has named Mike Sieling, a Dart contractor, as its Dedicated Driver of the Year, the first year for the award

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Incentive Programs Linked to Natural Gas Use

Private and public fleets are expanding their use of natural gas vehicles to reduce emissions, according to a new research report by Emisstar

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Milan Express, New Century Expand Partnership

Milan Express Company and New Century Transportation have formed an alliance to provide Milan's customers in the Midwest and Southeast LTL services to and from the Northeast

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Orders Show First Boost in Three Months

June truck orders for all major North American OEMs rose 9.7 percent from Ma

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo Receive Wellness Awards

The National Business Group on Health honored Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America for their employee wellness programs

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