Monthly Archives: February 2012

ATA Files Brief in Support of FMCSA on EOBR Challenge

American Trucking Associations filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief on Feb. 24 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's defense of electronic logging devices. FMCSA's rules governing the voluntary use of electronic logging devices to record hours-of-service data are being challenged [...]

Economy Shows Moderate Growth, Fed Says

2/29/2012 3:30:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   The U.S. economy expanded at a “modest to moderate paceâ€� in January and early February as factories boosted production, while transportation service showed mixed results, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. “Manufacturing continued to expand at a steady pace across the nation,â€� with [...]

Test Drive: Fuso FG 4×4 Goes Almost Anywhere

FG's go-anywhere mechanicals were hobbled by street-style tires that slipped on sandy soil of inclines at this quarry in northeastern Ohio, but block-treaded By Tom Berg, Senior Editor Driving this Canter FG was like seeing an old friend who's aged gracefully. It'd been at least 10 years since I drove and wrote about an earlier [...]

ATA Supports EOBR Rule in Court Brief

2/28/2012 4:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   American Trucking Associations has defended the federal government’s moves to encourage the use of electronic onboard recorders among trucking fleets in a brief filed in federal court. The amicus brief supporting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is in opposition to the [...]

The Great Secret

Steph Sabo, Guest Columnist By Steph Sabo, Guest Columnist Everyone is always looking for a competitive advantage, one that will take them over the top. Well, your search can stop, at least for today. Spend your time looking into the Technology Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations. Too often we hear that the TMC [...]

DOT Urges More Mexican Truckers to Participate in Cross-Border Program

2/27/2012 11:30:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   U.S. Department of Transportation officials have urged more Mexican carriers to apply for the cross-border trucking program, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. DOT officials said at a Friday meeting in Tijuana, Mexico, near the Otay Mesa, Calif., border crossing that more enrollment [...]

NFI Promotes Barron to Executive Vice President

Rob Barron was promoted to executive vice president from senior vice president and general counsel for NFI. NFI appointed Rob Barron to executive vice president from senior vice president and general counsel. Barron will be responsible for the growth of NFI Canada, the company's Canadian logistics division. Working with NFI Canada President Rob Rusnov, Barron [...]

Pa. Truckload Carrier Atkinson Freight Shuts Doors

2/24/2012 11:30:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   After battling rivals and rising costs for years, Northeast regional truckload hauler Atkinson Freight Lines has shut its doors. CEO Joseph Atkinson said he had no choice. “I didn’t make this decision, the market did,â€� he told Transport Topics, citing being undercut [...]

Universal Truckload Services 4Q Profit up Nearly 12%

Universal Truckload Services, Warren, Mich., saw its fourth-quarter 2011 revenues rise 11.8% to $174.6 million from $156.1 million in 2010. The company's operating ratio improved 20 basis points to 96.5% for the quarter from 96.7% for the same quarter in 2010. Universal said it made substantial progress in 2011, and it expects the economy to [...]

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