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January 4, 2010 - Industry News

Oakland Extends Deadline on Port's Emissions Standard

Truck drivers serving the Port of Oakland have an additional two weeks to meet the new standard for emissions or apply for funding. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach)

Oakland officials have extended the deadline for compliance with California's port truck rule aimed at reducing diesel emissions in and around port communitie

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders Arrow to Secure Trucks; Web Site Goes Live

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an Emergency Order to Arrow Trucking, directing the company's officials to pick up Arrow trucks and transfer them to appropriate facilitie

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

What Does 2010 Hold for Trucking?

Last week, Heavy Duty Trucking's editors offered their take on the top stories of 2009. This week, we peer into our crystal ball to predict what we'll be talking about in 2010, from the economic recovery to the environment to more government regulations

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Avoids Bankruptcy Filing

Some observers are saying YRC is like a cat with nine lives.

After numerous deadline extensions, less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide on Thursday headed off a possible bankruptcy filing after reaching a debt-for-equity exchange with its bondholders

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

New Trucking Regulations in Effect in Illinois

Several new laws affecting trucking operators in Illinois took effect Jan. 1, including uniform 80,000-pound truck access, a uniform speed limit, and a texting while driving ban

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

$3 Million in Grants Available for Greener Oakland Port Trucks

The California Air Resources Board and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have freed up an additional $3 million in grants for truckers to comply with the state's Jan. 1 deadline for the state's port truck rul

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

Happy New Year

There will be no news posted on Thursday, Dec. 31 or Friday, Jan. 1 due to the New Year's holiday. News will return Monday, Jan. 4

Tags: Events

January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers $1,500 Rebate To OOIDA Members in 2010

Kenworth says its T660 offers owner-operators fuel savings.

Kenworth will extend a successful rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association through 2010

January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Adding Truck Parking in 2010

The Conway rest area on I-44 is one targeted for additional truck parking in 2010.

While many states across the country close their rest areas and parking facilities because of budget problems, the Missouri Department of Transportation is adding to the state's inventory of truck parking

Tags: Highways

January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Government Launches Distracted Driving Web Site

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new web site devoted to distracted driving at

January 2, 2010 - Industry News

November Truck Tonnage Index Has Best Year-Over-Year Showing in 12 Months

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent contraction in October

Tags: Economy

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


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