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January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Wisconsin Making CDL Changes to Meet Federal Regulations

Wisconsin is making several changes to its commercial driver license program, after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found a number of discrepancies between Wisconsin statutes and federal regulations

January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Further Problems Emerge for Arrow Trucking

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Arrow Trucking because of the abrupt way it ceased operations last week, while further details emerge about the company's financial woes and its chairwoman says she's uncertain about the future

December 28, 2009 - Industry News

Fleet Equipment Purchase Plans Stabilize

Transport Capital Partners' fourth quarter Business Expectations Survey shows carriers are stabilizing on fleet replacement, with a pre-buy unlikely and more interest in buying and selling shown by carriers

December 28, 2009 - Industry News

New Interchange on Kansas Turnpike is Automated

The Kansas Turnpike is opening its first interchange in nearly 15 years today

Tags: Highways

December 28, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Rise

U.S. refineries have cut the amount of petroleum they're importing.

The price of diesel at the pump rose last week for the first time in eight weeks, to a national average of $2.732 per gallon, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 28, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Honored With Green Supply Chain Award

Con-way Inc. has been honored for the second consecutive year by Supply & Demand Chain Executive with its Green Supply Chain Award for 2009

December 28, 2009 - Industry News

Spending Bill Does Not Include Cross-Border Restriction

The omnibus spending bill for 2010 signed into law last week by President Obama does not include language prohibiting funds for a pilot program to give Mexican trucks limited access to the U.S

December 28, 2009 - Industry News

CVSA Reports Mixed Results From Operation Safe Driver

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance reports that while its annual Operation Safe Driver education and enforcement blitz did see improvements in the number of out of service violations and citations, there was an increase in moving traffic warnings and citation

December 28, 2009 - Industry News

Recovery Act Funds 10,000th Highway Project

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that as of Dec. 28, the Federal Highway Administration has approved 10,000 highway projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 since its passage in February

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2009 - Industry News

Economy, Government Top Trucking Issues for 2009

As 2009 draws to a close, Heavy Duty Trucking's editors look back at the year's top stories, topped by the recession and the resulting collapse in freight and rates, as well as a plethora of issues related to government oversight of the trucking industry

December 27, 2009 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking May Face Lawsuit; Reports Detail Financial Struggles

Tulsa, Okla.-based Arrow Trucking may face a federal lawsuit this week, filed by employees who were laid off without warning last week, many of them drivers stranded on the road, when the company suddenly suspended operations

December 27, 2009 - Industry News

'Lockridge Report' to Look Back at The Year in Trucking

As 2009 comes to a close SIRIUS XM's Road Dog Trucking Radio will look back on the biggest trucking stories of the year on The Year in Trucking, a live special airing Monday, Dec. 2

Tags: Events

December 24, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Announces Further Extension of Swap Program

YRC had tendered 80 percent of its outstanding notes as of Dec. 23.

YRC Worldwide has extended the deadline on its debt-for-equity swap for the fifth time, giving potential bondholders until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 28 to participate

December 23, 2009 - Industry News

Landstar Appoints New Chairman of the Board

Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens

Landstar System, a non-asset based supply chain provider, has appointed Henry Gerkens as chairman of its board of directors, starting Jan. 4, 2010

December 23, 2009 - Industry News

Nov. Trailer Orders Up From 2008 Amid Modest Cancellations

November trailer orders saw a 73 percent gain from a year ago.

While November net orders for commercial trailers were down 27 percent from October, orders were up 73 percent from a year ago, a reflection of modest order cancellations this yea

December 23, 2009 - Industry News

Triangle Suspension Opens New Mount Olive Production Plant

Triangle Suspension Systems, which manufactures leaf springs and distributes a wide array of related suspension components, has opened its new Mount Olive, N.C., plant for production of heavy cross-sectioned steel spring

December 23, 2009 - Industry News

Merry Christmas

There will be no news posted on Dec. 24 and 25, in recognition of the Christmas holiday. News will resume Monday, Dec. 28

December 23, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Tables Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Beyond Expiration Date

The Senate has decided to table the consideration of an extension to the biodiesel tax credit until early next year, a move that has biodiesel producers up in arms, as the current tax credit expires Dec. 31

December 23, 2009 - Industry News

Midwest LTL Is Under New Ownership

LME went from a one-truck operation serving local farming communities to a 34 terminal operation serving 10 states.

Lakeville Motor Express, a regional less-than-truckload carrier, has been acquired by Shari K. Taylor Wilsey and Roger D. Wilsey, Sr., who joined the company in 2001 and was LME's vice president of administration and corporate complianc

December 22, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Compliance Deadline on 'Roadability' Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the Dec. 17 deadline for compliance on its "roadability" rule for intermodal container chassis to June 30, 201

Tags: Intermodal

December 22, 2009 - Industry News

Trucks Moved 70 Percent of Tonnage in '07

Trucking was the most popular mode of hauling freight in the U.S. in 2007, accounting for 71 percent of the value, 70 percent of the tonnage and 40 percent of the ton-miles, according to 2007 Commodity Flow Surve

December 22, 2009 - Industry News

Saia Seeks to Sell Stock to Pay Down Debt

Saia projects a fourth quarter loss of 30 to 36 cents per share.

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia has announced a plan to sell 2.31 million shares of its common stock for $11.50 a share to certain qualified institutional buyers, a move designed to pay down debt and get relief from debt covenants

December 22, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Reports Seventh Weekly Drop in Diesel

Diesel prices dropped another 2.2 cents Monday, continuing the fuel's slow seven-week fal

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 22, 2009 - Industry News

New Canadian Rule Promotes Flexibility in Trailer and Tire Spec'ing

The Canadian government has reduced the minimum track width requirements for new trailers from 2.5 meters (98.4 inches) to 2.45 meters (96.5 inches). (Photo by Jim Park)

Canadian regulators have made changes to the country's Weights and Dimensions regulations promoting flexibility in tire spec'ing

December 22, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Stock Gains 7.2 Percent on News of 4Q Profit

Navistar's parts sector benefited from the company's expansion into the military market, which increased sales by $519 million.

Navistar International saw its stock gain 7.2 percent to $38.08 in the opening session of trading Tuesday morning, following news that the engine and truck manufacturer achieved a fiscal fourth quarter profit of $86 millio

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