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May 19, 2008 - Industry News

Lautenberg, McCaskill Introduce Bill to Limit Truck Size/Weight

U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) last week introduced a bill "to keep dangerously heavy and large trucks off the nation's roads.

May 19, 2008 - Industry News

Jevic Shuts Doors

The latest casualty of high fuel prices is New Jersey-based Jevic Transportation, a 27-year-old less-than-truckload company known for its innovative approach to the LTL business

May 18, 2008 - Industry News

MHF-LS Pursues Waste Bulk Transloading Business

Pittsburgh-based MHF Logistical Solutions announced it is aggressively going after non-hazardous and clean fill markets in areas of Massachusetts and New Jersey,

May 18, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit New Highs

News last week that the government would stop putting money into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and that Saudi Arabia would boost oil output appeared to make no difference to commodities traders as crude oil hit new records Friday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 18, 2008 - Industry News

Double Coin Helps Earthquake Relief Efforts in China

The Chinese parent compay of tire maker Double Coin announced it is supporting the relief effort that is mounting in the Sichuan Province of China after last Monday's devastating earthquake

May 18, 2008 - Industry News

Continental to Raise Prices

Continental will be increasing our prices on all Continental, General, Semperit and Private Brand Truck tires up to 8 percent effective July 1

May 16, 2008 - Industry News

IdleAire Says Locations Remain Open

Following its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, IdleAire wants customers to know its locations are operating and serving customers and are expected to remain open as it goes through the reorganization process

May 16, 2008 - Industry News

White Paper Details Changing Truckstop Market

There are more trucks than ever on the nation's highways, and an ever-growing number of fueling stops to serve them. But the relationship between truck drivers and truckstops has evolved in recent years.

May 16, 2008 - Industry News

Government to Stop Adding to Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Associated Press reports that the Energy Department has canceled oil shipments into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve beginning in July when the current purchase contract expires

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 16, 2008 - Industry News

LA Port to Ban Owner-Operators

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission last week voted to implement a program that will ban owner-operators as part of en effort to reduce pollution at the port

May 16, 2008 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report Looks at Purchasing Plans

A snapshot of fleet buying plans for the next quarter shows about half planning to buy power units and many saying they're not going to pre-buy engines ahead of 2010 emissions regs

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

EPA's SmartWay To Be Made Available to Entire Supply Chain

The Environmental Protection Agency will announce the availability of its Smartway Transport Partnership to the entire supply chain at next month's inaugural Greening the Supply Chain Conference, June 9-10 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

OTA Honors Con-way Freight for Safe Driving

Con-way Freight has been recognized for its safety record and practices by Oregon Trucking Associations

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

FFE Launches New Web Site

Frozen Food Express Industries (FFE) launched a new company web site designed for easier navigation and improved performance

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

New York State Plans to Keep Trucks Off Some Roads

New York Gov. David Paterson and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced this week that the New York Department of Transportation will implement a new policy intended to keep large trucks on the Interstates and off of secondary roads,

Tags: Highways

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Announces Monthly Commodity Surcharge

ArvinMeritor reported that it plans to initiate a new commodity surcharge starting June 1 in an attempt to offset surging steel and energy prices

Tags: Economy

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

New Competitors Enter Truckstop Electrification Business

CabAIre, left, and AireDock, right, offer HVAC, electrical power and other services.

Even as IdleAire Technologies enters bankruptcy proceedings, several smaller companies are betting that as fuel prices continue to soar and strict truck idling regulations proliferate across the country, there is still room for growth in the market

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Adds 500 Alternative Fuel Vehicles to "Green Fleet"

UPS electric hybrid delivery van

UPS has ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles, in addition to another 300 compressed natural gas vehicles for its U.S. delivery fleet.

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Gator Leasing

Ryder System announced the completion of its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Gator Leasing

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

NPTC Approves Study On Larger Trucks

The National Private Truck Council Board of Directors approved an informal technical proposal to conduct a study on the benefits of larger trucks for businesses operating private truck fleets.

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Safety Winners

The National Private Truck Council recognized fleet members who had continued to elevate safety performance during the group's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Saia Launches Pink Truck to Fight Breast Cancer

Saia has launched a yearlong breast cancer awareness campaign, "Saia on the Road with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Mergers & Acquisitions Expected to Drop

Both deal volume and value in the transportation and logistics industry declined during the first quarter of 2008, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers, and global deal activity is not on track to match the levels seen in 2007

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Freight Index Falls in March

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.9 percent in March from its February level, the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Group Lobbying For Larger Rigs

A coalition of shippers, motor carriers, manufacturers and others is hosting meetings in Washington, D.C., this week to urge Congress to adopt several demonstration pilot projects related to larger trucks in the upcoming congressional highway reauthorization bill.

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