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March 17, 2008 - Industry News

Teamsters On Way to Organizing UPS Freight

With victories in Ohio and Pennsylvania, two-thirds of UPS Freight workers have signed authorization cards to become Teamsters, announced Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel Surpassing Labor Costs for Some

The American Trucking Associations predicts the trucking industry will spend a record $135 billion on fuel in 2008, based on current fuel price forecasts

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Launches Fuel-Hauling Service

Schneider National has added fuel-hauling capabilities to its bulk division

March 16, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo, UAW Agree on Three-Year Contract

Volvo Trucks North America Saturday announced that employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified a new three-year agreement covering about 2,600 members of UAW Local No. 2069 at the New River Valley, Va., plant

March 16, 2008 - Industry News

Licensing at Swift Driving School Under Investigation

A Memphis-area truck driver training school operated by Swift Transportation has been closed since late February as officials investigate potential licensing problems at the facility

March 16, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI, FMCSA Surveying On-Board Safety Interest

The American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are asking motor carriers for their input on use of advanced safety technology

March 14, 2008 - Industry News

New Ozone Standards Could Lead to Retrofits

States soon may look to mandating emissions retrofits on heavy trucks as they try to meet new federal ozone standards

March 14, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Wins Neal Award

Heavy Duty Trucking's special April 2007 issue "Solving the Driver Crisis," has won the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award from the American Business Media for Best Theme Issue

March 13, 2008 - Industry News

Teamsters Continuing UPS Freight Efforts

An "overwhelming majority" of about 160 workers at the UPS Freight (formerly Overnite Transportation) terminals in Cincinnati, Ohio; Williamsport, Md.; and Bristol, Tenn. have signed authorization cards to become Teamsters

March 13, 2008 - Industry News

Telematics Market Ripe with Growth Potential

After experiencing lukewarm initial growth, the North American commercial vehicle telematics market appears poised to experience a second wave of technology innovations, application penetration and market growth, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan

March 13, 2008 - Industry News

TRALA Honors Driver of Year

Gary Cockrell of Flowery Branch, Ga., was selected as the Truck Renting and Leasing Association's 2008 Driver of the Year

March 13, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit $111

The oil futures market could be in a price bubble - bad news for investors when it breaks, but good news for fuel users. Light sweet crude for April delivery closed at an all-time high of $110.33 per barrel Thursda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 13, 2008 - Industry News

Federal Freight Index Rose 2.4% in January

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 2.4 percent in January from its December level, matching its largest monthly increase in the last two years

Tags: Economy

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Jones Installed as NTEA President

Dennis Jones, vice president of sales & marketing for Auto Truck Group, Bensenville, Ill., was installed as the 44th president of the National Truck Equipment Association

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Xtra Lease Launches Used Trailer Sales

Xtra Lease announced it is selling hundreds of used trailers from the company's rental locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Sees Latest Skirmish in Mexico Cross-Border Trucking

The latest skirmish in the battle over long-distance trucking across the Mexican border occurred Tuesday, when Transportation Secretary Mary Peters went before Sen. Byron Dorgan

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

Volvo Trucks North America announced that the company and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new three-year agreement that would cover approximately 2,600 UAW members at the New River Valley, Va., plant

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Radio Personality to Broadcast from Big Rig

Sirius Satellite Radio trucking channel personality Meredith Ochs will broadcast a live ride-along with The Chrome Shop Mafia on their way to the Mid-America Trucking Sho

Tags: Events

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

DOE Projects Lower Diesel Prices

Hold on, says the Department of Energy, that $4 diesel isn't going to last - but it's going to be higher than we originally predicted

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 11, 2008 - Industry News

ATA To Study Snow Removal

With Connecticut legislators considering fines for drivers who cause crashes because they did not clear their vehicles' roofs of ice and snow, the American Trucking Associations is asking the American Transportation Research Institute to study the issue

March 11, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.9 Percent in 2007

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 4.9 percent higher in 2007 than in 2006

Tags: Economy

March 11, 2008 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Celebrates First Anniversary

Women In Trucking, a non-profit organization created to encourage the employment of women and assist in promoting a more female-friendly environment in the trucking industry, celebrated its one year anniversar

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

$4 Diesel a Reality

Diesel prices hit another record last week, hitting the $4 mark in some parts of the country, while crude oil prices rose to nearly $108 a barrel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Goodyear Tops Fortune's Global Most Admired List

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been recognized as the world's most admired motor vehicle parts company by Fortune magazine

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Newport Launches Aftermarket Magazine

Newport Communications announced the launch of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal, a quarterly magazine for heavy-duty parts distributors and service providers

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