Max Heine

N.Y. reps push to reopen cross-border trucking

Nine New York congressional representatives have asked President Obama to resolve the trade dispute with Mexico after it imposed new tariffs on apple exports to Mexico. Democrat Reps. Michael Arcuri, Scott Murphy, Maurice Hinchey, Bill Owens, Dan Maffei, Paul Tonko, John Hall and Louise Slaughter, along with Republican Rep. Chris Lee made the request after apples were added to a list of retaliatory tariffs, according to the New York Apple Association Mexico recently added tariffs of 20 percent ...

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TCA changes stance to favor higher truck weights

The Truckload Carriers Association now supports increasing the allowable truck weight from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds.

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Oct. 23-24: California hosts Pride & Polish

The final Pride & Polish event of 2010 will take place at the Truckin’ for Kids show in Irwindale, Calif., at the Toyota Speedway. The show will feature truck drags and a Wash and Shine event, along with the Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish beauty show. Truckin’ for Kids celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The show is held to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To register for the Truckin’ for Kids Pride & Polish show, visit www.prideandpolish.com. For ...

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So you want a good deal on a low-mileage truck…

Sales of trucks, like everything else, slumped badly during the recession. Now there’s a shortage of used trucks in the sweet spot of four to five model years old, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

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Learning from a crash course

Such opportunities will increase as the economy struggles to get on its feet, and trucking already is ahead of the curve. It’s easy in the flush of good times to forget lessons so clearly illustrated during hardship. It’s best not to.

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Rebounding factories slow a bit in September

The recovery is still on, but it’s getting winded. That’s the conclusion of the Institute for Supply Management, which released its monthly manufacturing report today. While ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index “reading of 54.4 percent is still quite positive, the overall picture is less encouraging,” says ISM’s Norbert Ore. “The growth of new orders continued to slow... Production is currently growing at a faster rate than new orders, but it typically lags and would be expected to ...

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Oct. 8-9: Charlotte Diesel Super Show

Trucking and construction industry personnel and enthusiasts will find plenty to see and do at the inaugural Charlotte Diesel Super Show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway z-Max Dragway in Concord, N.C., Oct. 8-9.

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Owner-operator compensation trends

Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute (formerly SignPost), will speak in November on "The latest trends in owner-operator compensation."   He will share detailed third-quarter pay data just in from over 350 moderate and large carriers. Klemp will also analyze how the industry is responding to growing demand for drivers and the onset of Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010.  Check back for the date and registration information.

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Sept. 29 webinar: Load selection for profit

Trucking radio host and Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford will discuss how to make wise choices in planning your loads in Overdrive’s next webinar

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Old Mack bulldog learns some new tricks

The old Mack bulldog has something to bark about: His website was named one of “10 Great B-to-B Sites” by BtoB (as in business to business), a marketing magazine.

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