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July 16, 2009 - Industry News

UAP to Acquire Palmar Truck Parts Network

UAP Inc., Montreal, announced an agreement with Uni-Select and its subsidiary Palmar to acquire 18 stores of its Palmar Truck Parts network

July 16, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Crash Closes Stretch of I-75 Near Detroit

A 2-mile stretch of Interstate 75 near Detroit is closed indefinitely after a car crashed into a tanker truck carrying gasoline and diesel fuel Wednesday night

Tags: Highways

July 15, 2009 - Industry News

Plans for Two U.S.-Canadian Crossings Questioned

Plans already under way to build two new international bridges between Detroit and Canada were challenged by a report sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber

July 15, 2009 - Industry News

Landstar Hit By Decrease in Loads, Fuel Surcharge Revenue

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., saw declines in both net income and revenue during the second quarter, on the heels of a 16 percent loss of loads hauled, low fuel surcharge revenue and continued price pressure

July 15, 2009 - Industry News

Sluggish Economy Pushes U.S. Oil Demand to Lowest Level in Decade

U.S. petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) plummeted nearly 6 percent for the first half of 2009, to the lowest level for the January-to-June period in more than a decade, as the sluggish economy continued to stifle oil consumption

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 15, 2009 - Industry News

Teamsters to Vote on YRC's New Labor Contract

Teamsters will vote on YRC Worldwide's proposed contract changes in the next few weeks, which include a 5 percent pay cut, an 18-month termination in pension contributions and a reduction in health and welfare contributions

July 15, 2009 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Profits Fall on Weak Demand, Write Downs

J.B. Hunt experienced a drop in revenue and earnings in the second quarter, due to a $10.3 million equipment write down and weaker demand in the truck secto

July 15, 2009 - Industry News

Partnership Voices Support of Ban on Commercialized Rest Areas

The Partnership to Save Highway Communities voiced its support of the current ban on the commercialization of rest areas along Interstates to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works this week

July 15, 2009 - Industry News

Collective Data Grows Client Base

Collective Data expanded its client base with the addition of Dejana Industries, Century Oilfield Services, Valley Fleet Service and Taxi Affiliation Services during the second quarter

July 15, 2009 - Industry News

Poll Finds Americans Sympathetic to Weight Limit Increase -- IF it Helps Economy, Safety

The majority of Americans favor raising truck weight limits, according to a survey by the Coalition for Transportation Productivity - if such an increase would contribute to improvements in safety, fuel economy and congestio

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Raises Concern About Cost of Cap-and-Trade

The effort to create a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions is generating more questions than answers right now, including whether or not Congress will be able to actually pass a bill

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Three Biodiesel Companies Receive Quality Accreditation

The National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission has recognized Louis Dreyfus and Blackhawk Biofuels as BQ-9000 biodiesel producers as well as West Coast Reduction as a BQ-9000 marketer

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Fleet Panel Says Banks Reward Struggling Carriers

Equipment financing was a popular topic during the recent Refrigerated Division meeting of the Truckload Carriers Association, held last week in Torrey Pines, Calif. The panel of senior managers at leading reefer fleets concluded, though, that financing is not the problem facing fleets today: It is the failure of lending institutions to foreclose on poorly performing fleets, to the detriment of the better carrier

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Sends 98 Drivers to National Championship

FedEx Corp. is sending 98 drivers from 42 states to compete in the National Truck Driving Championship

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

New Website Educates on Agricultural Exemption

The Agricultural Education Group has introduced a website designed to educate the public on the agricultural exemption to the federal hours of service rule

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Conditions Worsen in May

Continued over-capacity in the trucking industry impacted the FTR Trucking Conditions Index in May, which slid two point

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

ExxonMobil to Develop Algae-Based BioFuels

ExxonMobil has formed an alliance with Synthetic Genomics to research and develop biofuels using photosynthetic algae

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Heartland Wary of Economy Despite Improvements

Heartland Express saw increased revenue and earnings per share in the second quarter, but operating revenues dropped as a result of a reduction in fuel surcharge revenues and the economic downturn

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot, Flying J Announce Merger

Flying J and Pilot Travel Centers have entered into a preliminary merger agreement that will allow Flying J's travel plaza business to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Mendez as FHWA Administrator

Victor Mendez, President Barack Obama's choice as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, was confirmed by the Senate in his new role Monda

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Medium-duty Production Takes a Hit

Medium-duty production is expected to be down 44 percent in 2009, and will recover only half of that in 2010

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Attracts Tens of Thousands

The free concert by Aaron Tippin attracted nearly 10,000 people during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truckstop attracted tens of thousands of people last week to the festivitie

Tags: Events

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific Offer Expedited Intermodal Service

Norfolk Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railroad have teamed up to offer a new expedited intermodal service for refrigerated trailer shippers between Los Angeles and Atlanta

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands Florida Reach With Fleet Supply Acquisition

FleetPride has purchased Tallahassee, Fla.-based Fleet Suppl

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Alliance Stresses Border Issues

David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, is calling for increased attention in addressing border problems between the U.S. and Canada before traffic levels pick back up

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