Logistics
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Daimler Gives Schneider Trucks With 2010-Compliant Engines

The two main truck and engine companies of Daimler Trucks North America said they have provided truckload carrier Schneider National with two more test tractors powered by 2010-compliant diesel engines.

May 18, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

California Reefer Rule Illegal, ATA Tells Court

California’s transport refrigeration unit rule illegally imposes a national requirement on all motor carriers that enter the state, attorneys for American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association told a federal appeals court.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2009
Business, Logistics, Government

Gasoline Jumps a Quarter In Three Weeks to $2.30

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The national average price of regular gasoline jumped 25 cents over the past three weeks to $2.30 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Bill Would Seek to Boost Non-Truck Freight Modes

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Two key Senators introduced legislation Thursday that would increase the proportion of national freight transportation provided by modes other than trucks by 10% by 2020.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2009
Business, Logistics

Wabash National’s First-Quarter Loss Widens

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. lost $28.3 million, or 94 cents per share, for the first quarter, compared with a loss of $6.4 million, or 21 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2009
Business, Logistics, Government

Livingston Reports 1Q Loss

Canadian customs broker and logistics firm Livingston International Income Fund posted a loss of C$17.3 million in the first quarter of 2009, or 64 cents per unit, compared with a profit of C$8.2 million, or 30 cents, the year before.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

ATA Recognizes National Transportation Week

American Trucking Associations said Wednesday it celebrating National Transportation Week by bringing trucking industry outreach programs to public events around the country.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2009
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 3.2¢ to $2.216; Gas Leaps 16.2¢ to $2.24

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel rose for the first time in a month, climbing 3.1 cents to $2.216 a gallon, while gasoline pushed past diesel for the first time in almost two years, the Energy Department said.

Transport Topics
May 12, 2009
Business, Logistics

Obama’s NHTSA Pick Withdraws

Chuck Hurley, who President Obama had intended to nominate to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has withdrawn from the nomination process, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
May 12, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Menlo Expands Relationship With Dana, Adds Curves

Dana Holding Corp. and Menlo Worldwide Logistics said they have expanded their relationship, with the parts manufacturer asking the third-party logistics provider to handle transportation management for its Mexican operations.

Transport Topics
May 11, 2009

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