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February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Announces Comprehensive Plan For Clean Energy

At a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors, President Barack Obama laid out plans to boost biofuels production and reduce our dependence on foreign oil

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Fleets Hesitant About Buying in First Quarter

Only 28 percent of fleet managers said they plan to place orders for power units in the next three months.

Despite news that the market may be slowly starting to turn around, fleets are even more soft on buying equipment in the first quarter of 2010, with CK Commercial Vehicle Research's FSR Equipment Buying Index dropping 21 percen

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

PHMSA Considers Fee Hike For Hazmat Carriers

In the Feb. 2 Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to more than triple the annual registration fee for shippers and carriers of hazardous materials

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Sirius XM's Road Dog Available For Blackberry Phones

Truckers can now listen to Sirius XM Radio's news and talk channel for trucking, Road Dog, on Blackberry smartphones through a new free application

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

HDMA Puts Heavy Duty Dialogue 2011 on the Calendar

Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has announced that it will hold its Heavy Duty Dialogue at The Mirage in Las Vegas on Jan. 17, 2011

Tags: Events

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Narrows Loss in Fourth Quarter

Covenant reduced its average tractor fleet by about 276 trucks from a year ago.

Covenant Transportation Group managed to narrow its loss in the fourth quarter, posting $2.7 million, or 19 cents a share, in net loss, compared with a net loss of $39.8 million, or $2.83 a share, in the 2008 quarte

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Is Among Those Calling for Reform of Commodities Markets

Excessive speculation in the commodities markets plays a significant role in the run-up of diesel fuel prices, said Randy Mullett, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Con-way.

Excessive speculation in commodities markets helped create the economic crisis and plays a significant role in fuel price run-ups, and needs to be brought under federal control. That was the message to Congress yesterday from a coalition of commodities consumers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

American Forge & Foundry Donates Equipment to Tech Schools After HDAW

As attendees and vendors were saying their goodbyes at the end of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week last month in Las Vegas, shop equipment provider American Forge & Foundry was trying to decide what to do with the heavy-duty lifting product

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Mid-West Truck Show Coming Up This Weekend

The 47th Annual Mid-West Truck Show will be held this weekend, Feb. 5-6 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill., featuring expanded displays, programs and space for nearly 200 exhibitors

Tags: Events

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Patriot's Transportation Segment Suffers on Decreased Miles, Fuel Surcharges

For the first quarter of fiscal 2010, Patriot Transportation Holding posted lower results in its transportation segment on reduced miles driven and lower fuel surcharges

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

ASAA Maps Out Sleep Apnea Conference

The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has announced the agenda for its Sleep Apnea & Trucking Conference on May 11-12 in Baltimore, Md

Tags: Events

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Dedicated Transport Acquires Liquid Bulk Carrier

Dedicated Transport Holdings, a privately held company headquartered in Cleveland, has acquired All Star Transportation, with locations in Clearwater, Fla., and New Castle, Del

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Sees Performance Stabilize in Fourth Quarter

Third party logistics company C.H. Robinson saw its numbers stabilize in the fourth quarter, which looked very similar to the year-ago period

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Changes to Drug Testing Procedures

The Department of Transportation is proposing to amend certain provisions of its drug testing procedures, to create consistency with new requirements established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mandatory Guidelines

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

ABF Freight Names New Road Team Members

ABF Freight System, a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation, has chosen 12 drivers to join its 2010-2011 Road Team, which consists of the top driving professionals from across the carrier's North American network

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Panel: Electronic Logging Technology Addresses Fleet Priorities

(Photo courtesy of Dupre Logistics)

According to Allan Lowry, director of safety at Central Refrigerated Service, there are three main priorities for a fleet: safety, service and retention. Electronic logging technology addresses every one of those priorities, Lowry said during a panel session at Qualcomm Enterprise Services' recent user conference in Coronado, Calif. Lowry joined in on the discussion with some other fleets and a company driver to talk about their use of electronic on-board recorders

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Multi-Year Agreement with Chrysler

Cummins announced a multiyear extension of its current agreement with Chrysler Group LLC. Cummins will supply 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel engines for Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab truck

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces Acquisition of Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Great Dane Trailers announced it has acquired Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, which makes insulated fiberglass refrigerated truck bodies, all-electric refrigeration solutions, and innovative truck refrigeration technology

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Industry Veteran Derrel E. Chappell Joins Schneider National

Derrel E. Chappell has been named director, wholesale business development, for Schneider National's Intermodal division. The move underscores the company's commitment to establishing a significant intermodal wholesale channe

Tags: Intermodal

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Graves Provides Outlook on a Fast Moving Industry

Trucking will continue to dominate the transportation industry over the next 10 years, with growth of about 30 percent expected by 2020. In 2009, trucking held 68.3 percent of the tonnage pie

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Announces New Name, Direction for Mixer Business

Navistar formally introduced Continental Mixers as the latest addition to the Navistar portfolio of brands at the annual World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas Tuesday

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Challenges California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The American Trucking Associations has joined petroleum refiners and other end-users in a legal challenge to California's recently enacted low-carbon fuel standard

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Welcomes New Members

The American Trucking Associations announced Quality Distribution as a returning member and Cargo Transporters Inc. as a new member

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Service Tire Adds 17 Locations

Service Tire Truck Centers, Bethlehem, Pa., has added 16 commercial locations and a Michelin Retread Technologies retread shop to its commercial truck tire and retreading service business

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Improvements to Regulations.gov Make for Easier Access to Federal Regulations

As part of President Obama's commitment to more effective and open government, the public can more quickly access federal regulations at Regulations.gov,

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