Industry briefs

TCA offers econ webcasts

| August 29, 2012

The TCA is collaborating with Internet Truckstop and Big Truck TV to offer TCA members a twice monthly webcast highlighting truckload-specific economic and industry data

Kenworth plant awarded

| August 29, 2012

The Renton, Wash., Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant recently received honors for its efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Crete launches Patriot Fleet

| August 28, 2012

Crete Carrier officially added five trucks to its new Patriot Fleet in August. The black International ProStar tractors are decorated with decals that honor the United States Armed Forces. "The Patriot Fleet trucks represent those ...

FMCSA sets policy deadlines

| August 28, 2012

The FMCSA provided notice of its policy that it must receive a new entrant motor carrier’s evidence of corrective action within 15 days of the date of a new entrant safety audit failure notice or within 10 days of the date of an expedited action notice.

uShip to expand into commercial freight market

| August 24, 2012

The uShip Pro platform is designed to provide carriers with full details about each load and the tools to negotiate bids for loads online.

Shell contest for Ram trucks

| August 24, 2012

Shell Rotella is celebrating the launch of its Hard Working campaign with the “Work Hard. Play Hard” Contest, which will award a 2013 Ram pickup truck to two winning contest entrants.

Equipment lease confidence down

| August 21, 2012

Reading is down from the July index, reflecting ongoing industry concerns over economic, regulatory and political uncertainty.

Shippers Index unchanged

| August 16, 2012

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for June basically was unchanged from the previous month and remains in near-neutral territory.

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