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Thursday, March 31, 2011

TransCore reported that linehaul rates for vans on the spot market were up 38 percent in the 64 national lanes it tracks. But it also pointed out that rate declines in the remaining lanes left the national average up 0.8 percent.
Posted on 03/31 at 11:56 AM
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Various transportation interests met on Capitol Hill this week for a two-day hearing hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which focused on pending surface transportation reauthorization.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

While looking at mainstream media news sites today, an item in The New York Times caught quickly caught my attention. Maybe it caught your attention, too. Here is the headline: “Obama to Set Goal of One-Third Cut in Oil Imports.”
Posted on 03/30 at 11:53 AM
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

After a 0.1 cent decline last week, diesel prices went up 2.5 cents to $3.932 per gallon, with prices up 99.3 cents on an annual basis.
Posted on 03/29 at 11:46 AM
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Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 19.5 percent in January 2011 compared to January 2010 increasing to $67.7 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Class 8 vehicle commercial trailer net orders increased more than 25 percent—to 21,990—in February over January, according to data from ACT Research Co., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted on 03/25 at 11:50 AM
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Earlier this month, Pacific Northwest-based refrigerated motor carrier Brown Line, LLC, a subsidiary of Lynden Transport, acquired the operations of Port Side Trucking, a Kent, Washington-based refrigerated trucking company.
Posted on 03/25 at 08:29 AM
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The combination of the fragile-but-improving overall U.S. economy and tighter enforcement of unsafe truck drivers is reigniting fears of truck capacity shortages later this year, top trucking officials and analysts are saying.
Posted on 03/24 at 10:27 AM
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While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says it currently is in a period of “phased implementation,” it advises motor carriers and shippers that the CSA program is fully in effect. Enforcement procedures can range from simple warning letters to full-blown compliance reviews for the most egregious violators.
Posted on 03/24 at 08:52 AM
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Truck tonnage saw its first decline in three months, according to data released this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).


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