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April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Judge to Enjoin Key Elements of the Long Beach and LA Ports' Concession Plans

Judge Christina Snyder of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Monday made a tentative ruling to enjoin many of the principal elements of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles' Concession Plans

Tags: Intermodal

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Report: Highway and Bridge Spending Needs to Double Just to Keep Up

By 2015, a new report says, governments at all levels will need to more than double their spending on highways and bridges to keep up with increased traffic, freight congestion, the demands of aging highways and bridges

Tags: Highways

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Plunges 4.5 Percent

Gains in the American Trucking Associations' truck tonnage index from the first two months of the year were erased in March

Tags: Economy

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Gets Hybrid Certification from California Air Resources Board

Navistar says it's the first truck and bus manufacturer to receive total hybrid vehicle certification from the California Air Resources Board for improving fuel economy and overall emissions

April 26, 2009 - Industry News

Safety Technology Tax Credit Bill Introduced

Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) last week re-introduced the Commercial Motor Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act of 2009 (H.R. 2024

April 26, 2009 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo Customers Discuss SCR on Camera

Fleet managers and drivers can hear straight from their peers about how selective catalytic reduction (SCR) works in the real world as Volvo and Mack customers talk about their experiences in online videos

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Proposed Settlement Would See Costco Address 'Hot Fuel' Issue

To settle a lawsuit, Costco has agreed to change pumps in the hottest regions of the country so they compensate for the fact that fuel at higher temperatures offers consumers less energy for their dollar

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Challenger Opens New British Columbia Terminal

Challenger Motor Freight opened a new 10-acre terminal, drivers amenities centre and offices - more than doubling its previous space - in Aldergrove, British Columbia

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

National Share the Road Highway Safety Program Visits U.S. DOT for Take Your Child to Work Day

Life-saving highway driving tips were presented today by top professional truck drivers Thursday as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bring Your Child to Work Day activities

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Still Waiting for Good News

Some are seeing indications of economic recovery, but trucking, a traditional early indicator of the economy's direction, is still waiting for good news

Tags: Economy

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Locke, Levin, Donohue to Speak at MEMA Legislative Summit

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is the latest speaker to join a stellar presentation line-up at the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Legislative Summit, April 29-30.

Tags: Events

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Republic Services, Mack Partner to Test Hybrid, SCR

Republic Services and Mack Trucks have formed a partnership that allows Republic to field-test four pre-production diesel garbage trucks equipped with selective catalytic reduction technology and to field test the first American-built Mack Diesel Hybrid garbage truck

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Sees Profitable First Quarter, Despite Low Sales, Slide in Aftermarket Business

Texas-based Rush Enterprises announced its first quarter results, noting it remained profitable despite historically tough market conditions

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

California Energy Commission Adopts Far-Reaching Green Transportation Plan

The California Energy Commission this week adopted the state's first transportation Investment Plan

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Adopts Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The California Air Resources Board Thursday adopted a regulation that will implement Gov. Schwarzenegger's Low Carbon Fuel Standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by 10 percent by 2020

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Old Dominion Posts First-Quarter Profit

Old Dominion Freight Line reported $4 million in net income for the first quarter of 2008. Although that was down from $10.4 million during the same period last year, most of its competitors posted losses for the quarter

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Record-Low Household Moving Rate Hits Household Goods Industry Hard

New Census Bureau figures showing Americans moved last year at the lowest rate in 40 years. That's consistent with industry data compiled by the American Moving & Storage Association, which also finds the trend continuing into 2009

Tags: Economy

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan Names Snap-on Best in Hand Tools Category

Snap-on has been recognized as having the "Overall Best Hand Tools in the United States" on the basis of Frost & Sullivan's independent research

April 22, 2009 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Grows Earnings in First Quarter From Last Year

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation bucked industry trends and reported higher operating income year over year for the first quarter

April 22, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Mexico Puts First Medium-Duty Hybrid on the Road in Mexico

A Mexican bakery company took delivery of the first medium-duty hybrid truck in Mexico in a ceremony

April 22, 2009 - Industry News

CVSA Calls for Repeal of Hours of Service Exemptions

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is calling for the repeal of agricultural and utility industry exemptions to hours of service exemptions, following the results of a study of truck crash and out of service rate

April 22, 2009 - Industry News

New Green Technology for Moving Cargo Containers at Ports

Attendees at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress this week in Detroit got a sneak peak of a new pollution-saving truck for transferring cargo containers at ports

Tags: Intermodal

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

Appeals Court Sides with FedEx Ground on Independent Contractor Issue

An appeals court Tuesday said FedEx Ground independent contractors are independent business owners -- not employees -- and are outside the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

Aurora to Distribute Morgan Truck Body Components

Aurora Parts & Accessories signed a deal with Morgan Corp. to distribute original equipment parts through Aurora's network of more than 450 independently owned dealerships

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

Caterpillar Reports First-Quarter Loss

Caterpillar Inc. reported its first quarterly loss in 16 years, but expects to be profitable later in the year

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