A creeping, sputtering recovery

It appears that trucking and the economy will be slouching toward health and stability during 2010. Here are forecasts from three sources.

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Arrow Trucking closes

Arrow Trucking Co. abruptly closed Dec. 22, effectively stranding its company drivers, news sources report.

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Study: Physical driver screening pays off

A study shows that physical screenings of drivers prior to hiring led to a 7 percent reduction in lost work days.

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Mother Nature Network covers California dray operators’ New Year’s gift from CA

Mother Nature Network covers California dray operators' New Year's gift from CA

California-based drayage truck owner-operator Filiberto Cervantes is quoted in this recent story, part of the Mother Nature Network's coverage of news relating to the environment, reacting in dismay to California's drayage rule, which sees at yearend a deadline for compliance for the many trucks serving the ports through the state. Essentially, trucks with powertrains older than model year 1994 will be banned, and pre-2004 engines will require retrofit with a Level 3 diesel particulate filter. ...

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Free webinar to be on owner-operator compensation trends

The Partners in Business Retention Forum will offer a free webinar on owner-operator compensation trends with National Transportation Institute (formerly SignPost) head Gordon Klemp will be held 2 p.m. CST Nov. 5. Go to www.piblive.com/retentionforum/ for details on registering for it. Since 1995, the National Transportation Institute (formerly SignPost) has provided truckload carriers with detailed pay profiles to help them keep up with their competitors. NTI head Gordon Klemp will present third-quarter data just in from more than ...

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Big Rig Expo to be in Tulsa

The Big Rig Expo will be held from Oct. 22-24 at the Convention Center in Tulsa, Okla. Check www.bigrigexpo.com or (800)481-0650 for details.

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