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Quick Facts and Figures, ATA January Truck Tonnage Index

March 5, 2012

Quick Facts and Figures, ATA January Truck Tonnage Index

Truck tonnage increases 5.8 percent for all of 2011, matching gains in 2010, according to the ATA

ATA, Industry Groups File HOS Lawsuits; Seek Review of New Rule

February 27, 2012

ATA, Industry Groups File HOS Lawsuits; Seek Review of New Rule

Industry groups representing file lawsuits in recent days challenging the FMCSA December rule on work and rest regulations for commercial truck drivers

Thieves Use Elaborate Schemes to Siphon Fuel

February 27, 2012

Thieves Use Elaborate Schemes to Siphon Fuel

Thieves use a minivan with a cut-out floorboard to siphon gas from an underground storage tank.

Quick Facts and Figures, Net Truck Orders

January 30, 2012

Quick Facts and Figures, Net Truck Orders

December marked the best month for net truck orders since April, according to ACT Research, a commercial vehicle market research firm.

Quick Facts and Figures, ATA Truck Tonnage Index

January 30, 2012

Quick Facts and Figures, ATA Truck Tonnage Index

The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) seasonally adjusted truck tonnage rose 6.8 percent in December.

January 23, 2012

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone Pipeline

The Obama Administration rejected a bid to expand the Keystone oil sands pipeline, saying the deadline imposed by Congress did not leave sufficient time to conduct the necessary review.

CSA Releases New Fact Sheet Series

January 23, 2012

CSA Releases New Fact Sheet Series

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program released a new Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) fact sheet series on its website.

Quick Facts and Figures, Driver Wage Survey

January 23, 2012

Quick Facts and Figures, Driver Wage Survey

Nearly 65 percent of motor carriers think that driver wages should be upwards of $60,000 per year to attract and retain drivers, according to a recent survey by Transport Capital Partners.

New York Assembly Re-introduces "Jason's Law"

January 16, 2012

New York Assembly Re-introduces "Jason's Law"

Legislation titled “Jason’s Law” was re-introduced

Ceridian-UCLA PCI Rose 0.2% in December

January 16, 2012

Ceridian-UCLA PCI Rose 0.2% in December

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), an economic index that tracks fuel sales at truckstops nationwide, rose 0.2 percent in December.

Biodiesel Basics

January 1, 2012

Biodiesel Basics

More than 20 engine manufacturers, including Cummins, Inc., Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Deere & Company, Mack Trucks, Inc., Volkswagen of America, Inc. and Volvo Truck Corporation, have approved biodiesel blends for use in their engines ranging from 5 percent biodiesel blends (B5) to 20 percent biodiesel blends (B20)

Buying Trouble, Our Nation's Infrastructure Should Not Be for Sale

September 1, 2011

Buying Trouble, Our Nation's Infrastructure Should Not Be for Sale

Our nation’s infrastructure should not be for sale.

Be Prepared for Increased Demand of DEF

May 1, 2011

Be Prepared for Increased Demand of DEF

Be prepared for increased demand of DEF.

Worldwide Supply and Demand Indicate Higher Fuel Prices for 2011

March 1, 2011

Worldwide Supply and Demand Indicate Higher Fuel Prices for 2011

Worldwide supply and demand indicate higher fuel prices in 2011.

Shop Repair In a CSA 2010 World

January 1, 2011

Shop Repair In a CSA 2010 World

The nationwide rollout of Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 is underway, and it is changing the way fleets approach their maintenance. Under the new government-mandated system, violations found at roadside that didn’t accrue points in the past will count. As a result, it is likely that carriers will no longer wait until a truck returns to its terminal to take care of maintenance, which will boost over-the-road repairs.

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