Monthly Archives: May 2011

ATA Predicts a Good Decade Ahead for the Trucking Industry

American Trucking Associations predicted a bright future for the trucking industry in its Freight Transportation Forecast to 2022. Following the worst recession in the post-war era, the economy and freight transportation are finally growing again. In the forecast report, the ATA said the trucking has a good decade of growth ahead. Although freight transportation tonnage [...]

UPS Using Biodiesel at Worldport Facility

 Updated: 5/24/2011 9:40:00 AM UPS Inc. has begun using biodiesel fuel blends at its Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky., the National Biodiesel Board said. UPS recently installed a biodiesel tank and fueling station to allow blending of biodiesel, starting with 5% and up to 20%, the board said. “There is a finite amount of petroleum-based [...]

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

There will be no news on Truckinginfo.com today as our staff celebrates the holiday. Please join us as we honor those who gave their lives for our country, as employees at two truck makers did with special trucks in honor of the holiday. Employees at Daimler Trucks North America's Freightliner Truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, [...]

New Home Sales Rise 7.3% in April

 Updated: 5/24/2011 10:15:00 AM New home sales climbed 7.3% in April, two months after falling to a record low in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Sales rose to an annual rate of 323,000 from a revised 301,000 in March that was higher than the originally reported 300,000 pace. Economists had forecast the April rate [...]

NAFA Launches Professional Development Webinar Course

From June 13 to July 28, NAFA Fleet Management Association will conduct a six-week webinar course to help fleet managers cultivate their leadership skills. The webinar series examines how to develop and motivate employees, work within various organizational frameworks, and adjust your leadership and management techniques to fit the situation. Effective oral and written communication [...]

TravelCenters to Sell 10 Million Shares in Secondary Offering

 Updated: 5/24/2011 11:00:00 AM TravelCenters of America, the nation’s only major truck stop chain that is publicly traded, announced a secondary offering of 10 million shares to be priced at $5.69 each. Traded on the American Stock Exchange as TA, the Westlake, Ohio, company said the offering is scheduled for this Friday, May 27, and [...]

Reefer Freight Up 7 Percent Last Week

Last week's refrigerated van freight rose 7 percent last week over the previous week on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards in response to seasonal produce demands. Dry van and flatbed freight rose 0.5 percent over the previous week, according to TransCore Trendlines, a weekly barometer for spot market freight trends. Truckload capacity was also [...]

Builders, Unions Set to Rally, Lobby for New Highway Bill in Washington

 Updated: 5/24/2011 11:35:00 AM More than 400 contractors, materials suppliers and engineers are expected to rally in Washington Wednesday and to lobby Congress for a new highway bill to replace the one that originally expired in September 2009. In addition, contractors will join labor and other groups at the “Rally for Roads/Roads = American Jobsâ€� [...]

U.S. DOT Conducts Thousands of Surprise Passenger Carrier Safety Inspections to Boost Bus Safety As Summer Travel Season Begins

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/affairs/index.html FMCSA 15-11 Monday, May 27, 2011 Contact: Candice Tolliver Tel.:(202) 366-9999 U.S. DOT Conducts Thousands of Surprise Passenger Carrier Safety Inspections to Boost Bus Safety As Summer Travel Season Begins Unannounced Inspections Remove 442 Unsafe Buses and Drivers from [...]

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