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May 14, 2010 - Industry News

Study on Canadian Biodiesel Mandate Finds Costs Outweigh Benefits

The societal costs of a Canadian two per cent biodiesel mandate would outweigh the benefits by factor of five, according to a study conducted in 2009 by EcoRessources Consultants (ERC) for Environment Canada

May 14, 2010 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Availability Up 25 Percent From March

In April, spot market freight availability improved by almost 25 percent over March levels, the highest spot market load volume recorded for the month of April in at least eight year

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

Forecast Outlines Growth in Tonnage, Other Economic/Industry Trends

The future's bright looking ahead to 2021, says a new forecast from the American Trucking Associations, as total freight tonnage and trucking will grow (albeit slightly slower than the overall economy) and trucking will continue to dominate modal market share

Tags: Economy

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends HOS Exemption For Haulers of Oil Spill Supplies

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill has affected Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its hours of service waiver for motor carriers and drivers transporting equipment, materials and supplies to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill area

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Announces SCS&LPC Award Winners

American Trucking Associations' Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council has recognized Schneider National with its 2010 Excellence in Security Award

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes Gain Strength in First Quarter on Greater Demand

Over the first quarter, domestic container volume was up 15.7 percent over the 2009 period.

Intermodal volumes jumped 8.4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, as consumer demand improved and inventory acquisition ros

Tags: Intermodal

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

OD-Global Expands Regional Command Centers

OD-Global, a division of Old Dominion Freight Line, is opening regional command centers in Atlanta, Dallas, New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico, in an effort to better serve global customers

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Honors Central Illinois Trucks As Medium Duty Dealer of the Year

Central Illinois Trucks executives receive their award at the Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Seattle.

Kenworth has named Central Illinois Trucks in Normal, Ill., as its 2009 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

Recent Economic Indicators Mixed for April

Disappointing retail sales and a dip in an index that measures diesel purchases have some wondering if the economic recovery slowed in April, but other indicators including manufacturing and durable goods production, increased

Tags: Economy

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

Express-1 Posts Improved Results in 1Q

Express-1 Expedited Solutions said it improved its net income and revenue during the first quarter of 2010

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

Paccar Gets Green Light From EPA on MX Engine

The Paccar MX engine is available with a horsepower range of 380 to 485 and torque up to 1,750 pounds-feet.

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified the Paccar MX 12.9-liter diesel engine to the 2010 emission standard

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Demonstrates Solid Oxide Fuel Cell APU

Cummins said it has demonstrated a tubular solid oxide fuel cell in a hybrid-configured auxiliary power unit (APU) configured to power a Class 7/8 truck's "hotel loads" while running on commercial ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

ADS Offers New Training Courses

The Association of Diesel Specialist offers several new training courses for diesel fuel injection and turbocharger industry professional

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Announces Dealer of the Year

MHC Kenworth - Kansas City was named the 2009 Kenworth Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada at the recent Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Seattle.

Kenworth has named MHC Kenworth in Kansas City, Mo., as its Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Announces Courses on DPFs

The California Air Resources Board has announced upcoming courses on diesel particulate filters and aftertreatment devices

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Rejects Boston's Request to Reroute Hazmat Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rejected Boston's request to route trucks carrying hazardous materials around the cit

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Climate Legislation Draws Mixed Reactions

The new bill would provide tax incentives for conversion to clean natural gas vehicles, such as these. But the ATA says the incentives wouldn't be enough to spur NG infrastructure.

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced climate change legislation Wednesday, drawing mixed results from the trucking and construction industries

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

California to Hold Inaugural SuperTech Competition

Technicians from Northern California have already competed (shown). The winners will compete against the Southern California crew on June 6 to determine who goes on to the national SuperTech.

The California Trucking Association will host the state's inaugural SuperTech Competition on June 5 and 6 at the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, Calif

Tags: Events

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

Private-Sector Household Goods Shipments Struggle in 2009

While household goods moves by members of the armed services and by federal government employees provided relatively steady business for movers during 2009, moves by individuals and corporate clients failed to keep pac

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

Finding the Needles in the Haystack Under CSA 2010

Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or CSA 2010, the FMCSA is going to be looking at five times the amount of data as under the SafeStat system. In addition, carriers are going to be measured by the seven Behavior Analysis & Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs), which are complex measurements of safety performance. For carriers to survive under the new system, they need to understand their CSA 2010 scores

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

Freight TSI Sees First Year-Over-Year Boost in Nearly Two Years

The Freight Transportation Services Index gained 0.9 percent in March from February, its third straight monthly increas

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

Osterberg Safety Award Breaks New Ground

From left, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, Don Osterberg, Dawn King and Jeffrey Burns.

Over the years there have been some hard words and even harder feelings between the trucking industry and safety advocacy groups, but last night something new happened. Last night the Truck Safety Coalition, a partnership between Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways and Parents Against Tired Truckers, presented a Distinguished Safety Leadership award to a trucking executive

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACT: Blue Skies Ahead For Class 8 Demand

ACT Research expects the trucking and commercial vehicle sectors to continue to rebound this year and has raised its forecast for Class 8 production by 6,000 units

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Should Rise on Economic Growth

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has raised its predictions for diesel and oil prices on more optimistic economic growth forecasts, according to the most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins on Track For $12 Billion in Sales For 2010

Cummins Chairman and CEO Tim Solso told shareholders to expect sales of $12 billion in 2010, an 11 percent boost over 2009


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