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September 10, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Review of Court's Denial of Challenge to Ports' Concession Plan

As expected following a Monday hearing, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder's Wednesday denied the American Trucking Associations' request for a preliminary injunction against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to halt implementation of their concession agreements

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

YRC Accelerates Yellow/Roadway Integration

YRC Worldwide, Overland Park, Kan., announced is accelerating its integration strategy, focusing on the corporation's two largest operating subsidiaries, Yellow Transportation and Roadway

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

House Votes To End Cross-Border Program

The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed a bill that would immediately end the controversial Mexican cross-border truck pilot program

September 9, 2008 - Industry News

States Forced to Delay Millions of Dollars in Highway Contracts

States have put the brakes on millions of dollars of highway construction projects and are scrambling to substitute scarce state funds for the federal funds that have been cut off due to the crisis in the Highway Trust Fund

Tags: Highways

September 9, 2008 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference Next Month

"Driven" is the theme for the 2008 Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, scheduled for Oct. 19-24 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa at Summerlin in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

September 8, 2008 - Industry News

Judge: No Injunction in Port Lawsuit

A federal judge has refused to grant a preliminary injunction to stop the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach from implementing the concessions requirements of their clean air plans,

Tags: Intermodal

September 8, 2008 - Industry News

California Cracking Down On Misclassified Port Drivers

California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a crackdown on trucking companies operating at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles that misclassify their drivers as independent contractors

September 8, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Oil Traders Eye Ike, OPEC

Diesel prices continue to drop closer to the $4-a-gallon mark, with the national average at $4.059 according to weekly retail figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 8, 2008 - Industry News

Conference Board Index Suggests Unemployment Will Continue To Rise

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index continued its year-long decline in August, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

Tags: Economy

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National Enterprise Receives Awards of Excellence

Schneider National Enterprise, Green Bay, Wis., recently earned awards of excellence from four sources of transportation and logistics news

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Increases Truck Sales to Military

Navistar Defense, Warrenville, Ill., was awarded two new contracts by the U.S. Army, increasing sales of medium tactical vehicles to nearly $92 million

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Lynden Transport Joins EPA's SmartWay Program

Lynden Transport of Anchorage, Alaska, has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, receiving the Environmental Protection Agency's highest score of 1.25, or "Outstanding," in the shipper index factor

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Heartland Express 10th Regional Operation

Heartland Express, North Liberty, Iowa, purchased a terminal location in Dallas, Texas

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Deferred Billing Offered For Early HDAW Registration

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 announced a special deferred billing option and an early registration contest for distributors who plan to attend the February event

Tags: Events

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Recognizes Drivers

Barr-Nunn Transportation, Granger, Iowa, held a driver appreciation event at the Mac Hill Motorsports facility in Mooresville, N.C.

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Transportation Services Ranks on the 2008 Inc. 5000

AmeriQuest Transportation Services, Cherry Hill, N.J., came in at No. 632 on Inc. magazine's list of the 5000 fastest growing private companies, with three-year sales growth of 525 percent

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Oliver Announces Price Increase

Oliver Rubber Company, Greenville, S.C., is increasing prices up to 6 percent on its Oliver and MegaMile brand pre-cure and bonding gum products in North America

Tags: Economy

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Offers Webcast On Capital Markets

TCA's Truckload Academy is offering "Growing, Restructuring or Surviving -- What You Need To Know About Current Capital Markets," a webcast, from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 18

Tags: Events

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing

Ryder System announced the completion of its acquisition of substantially all the assets of the full service truck leasing, commercial truck rental and contract maintenance businesses of Gordon Truck Leasing in Philadelphia, Pa

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Increases Owner Operator Pay

Boyd Bros. Transportation, Clayton, Ala., has increased its owner-operator pay package from 68 percent to 70 percent for those hauling a Boyd trailer and from 75 percent to 77 percent for those hauling with their own trailer

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Inc. Magazine Honors Central States Trucking

Inc. Magazine named Central States Trucking, Bensenville, Ill., one of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Service Going Green

Anderson Trucking Service (ATS), St. Cloud, Minn., launched a new EcoSolutions initiative designed to inform the public and educate employees about initiatives the company is taking to address environmental challenges such as climate change and waste production

September 5, 2008 - Industry News

Highway Trust Fund Close To Empty

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters today directed the Federal Highway Administration to take immediate steps to protect the solvency of the highway account of the Highway Trust Fund and called on Congress to act quickl

Tags: Highways

September 5, 2008 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Boosts Sales, Earnings

Thanks to a strong European trailer market, SAF-Holland saw sales and earnings grow in the second quarter and first half of the year

September 5, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Wins $752 Million Contract for MRAP Variant

The U.S. Marine Corps today awarded Navistar Defense a contract worth more than $752 million to produce a lighter, smaller and more mobile variant of its International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles

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