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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.

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Minnesota To Require 20 Percent Biodiesel Blend

Minnesota, which was the first state to mandate biodiesel, will increase the state's current 2 percent biodiesel mandate to 20 percent by 2015

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

Message from Capitol Hill: Stop Adding Oil to Strategic Petroleum Reserve

As oil prices hit another new record Tuesday, both the House and Senate sent a message to the White House, saying through their votes that it's time to stop adding oil to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

NPTC Launches Fleet Optimization Center

The National Private Truck Council, in collaboration with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, has created a Fleet Optimization Center for NPTC fleet members.

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

IdleAire Files for Bankruptcy

IdleAire Technologies is looking for a new start. The company, which provides idle-reduction technology at truckstops, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday after exhausting months of efforts to obtain alternative financing

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

NPTC Elects New Leaders

Ron Tartt, general manager, private fleet for Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, took his seat as chairman of the National Private Truck Counci

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

AFVi Offers Webinar on Alternative Fuels

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute will hold a webinar on "Fleet Solutions: A Primer on Green Fuels, Vehicles and Technologies.

Tags: Events

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Freight Accelerates Shipping in 11 States

UPS Freight has reduced transit times by one or two days on nearly 1,000 traffic lanes from points in 11 states

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

Navigation Capital Partners Acquires James Brown Contracting

Navigation Capital Partners announced the acquisition of James Brown Contracting Inc. and its subsidiaries, Brown Trucking Company and JBT Brokerage.

May 12, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Skyrocket

The average retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel skyrocketed to $4.331, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly report, while crude oil briefly passed a record $126 a barrel Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 12, 2008 - Industry News

Illuminated Billboard Company to Buy Jim Palmer Trucking

ActionView International, a Vancouver, B.C.-based company that sells illuminated motion billboards, has announced plans to buy Jim Palmer Trucking, a 350-truck refrigerated carrier based in Missoula, Mont

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