|Court Sets New Clean-Truck Arguments
Federal court will review concession requirements for ‘egregious elements’ April 27
|Bracing for Higher Fuel Costs — Again
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are reviewing legislation calling for tougher pollution standards on
cargo and container ships that would require ocean vessels to tap the distillate fuel supply
already used by the trucking industry for low-sulfur diesel. Requiring a switch from bunker fuel
— considered the dirtiest, highest sulfur fuel on the market — to higher grade distillate fuel
could pressure ultra-low sulfur diesel prices upward and sharply increase costs for shippers.
|NAFTA trade 27.7% lower in January
WASHINGTON — Surface transportation trade between the United States and its North
American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 27.2 percent lower
in January 2009 than in January 2008, dropping to $47.5 billion, the biggest year-to-year
percentage decline on record, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
|Recession puts the brakes on vital industry
It's been a long, tough road to haul for truckers. If the recession hasn't wiped them out - like it
did the 3,065 trucking companies that went bankrupt in 2008 - tough emissions standards
|Time to Move On
Enough already. Enough of the unnecessary distractions casting a pall over the future of the
nation’s largest trade gateway as anything more than a regional port for California and the
Southwest. That is not a preordained future for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which
together handle 40 percent of U.S. international container cargo.
|Aspiring truckers driven to try new job
RALEIGH — Every student at Carolina Trucking Academy was either laid-off or fed-up, so they
lined up to take nerve-racking turns driving an 18-wheeler in reverse — all betting that life as a
trucker will make a sweet Plan B.
|Univision's Primer Impacto Investigates Plight of Port Drivers
On Wednesday April 1st, Primer Impacto, Univision's award-winning news program, will air an
investigative report on the dangerous lives of port drivers. The report reveals the daily struggle
these workers endure as they search for their American Dream.
|FleetPride Opens 15th Location in Texas
FleetPride has acquired the assets of Pro Truck & Trailer Supply, which is FleetPride's 15th
location in Texas. The acquisition includes a 21,000 square foot retail and warehouse facility in
|It's All But Official: GM = "Government Motors"
Today marks an historic day in the annals of American business. As U.S. taxpayers, we're all
now in the automobile business. GM and Chrysler, through President Obama's U.S. Auto Task
force now report to us. And, we've decided their restructuring plans are inadequate. To make
the point, we've fired Rick Wagoner, the Chairman and CEO of General Motors. I'm glad we got
that hard decision out of the way, aren't you?