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March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Court: Retailer Must Pay Delivery Drivers Overtime

A New Jersey Appeals Court ruled that a furniture retailer cannot take advantage of the trucking exemption in the state's overtime pay laws to avoid paying its delivery workers time-and-a-half when they work more than 40 hours a week

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Successfully Integrates National Networks

YRC rolled out a new logo earlier this year.

YRC Worldwide announced today the successful March 1 integration of the national networks for Yellow Transportation and Roadway. The two industry leaders will now do business as YRC

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Arnold Transportation Raises Contractor Pay

Effective March 1, Arnold Transportation raised the independent contractor pay for its Super Regional and Southwest Regional areas despite the current economic challenges

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Timken Realigns

The Timken Company is realigning its organization to improve efficiency and reduce costs

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Government Releases First ARRA Funds for Highways

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released $26.6 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act this week to states and local transportation authorities to repair and build highways, roads and bridges.

Tags: Highways

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

TA Shows Profit for Fourth Quarter

Despite the slowing economy and and a decline in fuel volumes, TravelCenters of America posted better results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2008 than the previous year

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces Emissions Technology Surcharge for EPA'10

Volvo Trucks North America said its trucks with EPA'10 emissions reduction technology will include a surcharge of $9,600

Tags: Events

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Fall

Diesel fuel prices continue their slide downward to the $2 mark, with a gallon of diesel averaging $2.087 nationwide according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Wins Napa Award

Phillips Industries has won the NAPA Heavy Duty Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2008

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex Continues to Invest in Friction Business

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems announced that effective immediately, the Haldex Friction Center business will report to Joe Panella, senior vice president, Global Sales

March 1, 2009 - Industry News

Vigillo Joins Forces With ITI

Vigillo, provider of a Web-based risk management platform for the delivery of policies, forms, training, assessments, and scorecards to the trucking industry, has formed an alliance with Instructional Technologies

March 1, 2009 - Industry News

Bergstrom Partners with Pro Force Marketing

Bergstrom, Rockford, Ill., has selected Pro Force Marketing as its exclusive, authorized representative in the Canadian market

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Rises 3 Percent In January, Down 10.8 Percent From Last Year

A 3-percent month-over-month increase in the American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index in January did little to erase the revised 7.8 percent contraction in December 2008

Tags: Economy

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

LaHood Speaks to ATA Board on Safety, Regulations, Infrastructure

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke last week to the American Trucking Associations' Board of Directors, focusing largely on safety issues, but also touching on the economy and infrastructure funding

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Awards $700,000 in Grants to Help Demonstrate Clean Air Innovations

The California Air Resources Board approved more than $700,000 in grants to bolster the commercialization of three cutting-edge clean air technologies

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Law Regulating Fuel Prices

You may see fuel prices drop in Wisconsin after a court overturned a law that was designed to prevent unfair price cutting among fuel sellers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

California License Fee Increases Don't Apply to Trucks

The California Trucking Association managed to get commercial vehicles exempted from California's new increases on state vehicle license fees

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Opens New Mexican Plant

Daimler Trucks North America last week opened a new manufacturing plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, in northern Mexico

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Small Business Administration Pushes Background Check Reform

A requirement for duplicative background checks for commercial truck drivers has made the Small Business Administration's top 10 list of burdensome federal regulations

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Multibearings Service Co.

FleetPride has completed the acquisition of Multibearings Service Co., Hialeah, Fla

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

Ameriquest Schedules Symposium

AmeriQuest Transportation Services will bring together top-ranking executives representing the private fleet, truckload carrier, and rental and leasing sectors of the transportation industry at its annual Transportation Industry Symposium April 16-18 in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Driving School Expands to Include Three Midwestern Schools

Roadmaster Drivers School has contracted to acquire the three schools that make up the American Truck Training and American Truck Training Academy, located in Kansas City, Mo., Oklahoma City, and Tulsa, Okla

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

Congressional Commission Recommends Mileage-Based User Fee

New report says fuel taxes are no longer the best way to pay for highway construction.

Calling the current federal motor fuels tax unsustainable over the long term, a bipartisan, Congressionally created commission is recommending that the U.S. shift to a mileage-based usage fee by 2020

Tags: Highways

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Travel Centers Provides Details about Diesel Exhaust Fluid Availability

Pilot Travel Centers announced the details and scheduled rollout for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) availability at its North American truckstops

February 25, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Outlook Deteriorates Further

Calling it "the worst market in a generation," transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates released its mid-month North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook flash report this week, showing a further weakening in freight and equipment demand

Tags: Economy

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