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July 5, 2007 - Industry News

California Takes Over Federal OKs for Transportation Projects

California this month became the first of five eligible states under the new federal SAFETEA-LU transportation bill to participate in a pilot program allowing Caltrans to take over the lead from the Federal Highway Administratio

July 5, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron Offers Back Issues of Lubrication Magazine

Chevron's Lubricants University, an online training resource offering information on technologies and trends in the lubrication and maintenance industry, has announced that archived issues of Lubrication magazine are now available

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July 3, 2007 - Industry News

Ontario Officials Push Mandatory Speed Limiters on Trucks

Ontario Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield said the Government of Ontario will introduce legislation after this fall's provincial election to adopt a proposal put forward by the Ontario Trucking Association almost two years ago

July 3, 2007 - Industry News

Connecticut Diesel, Gas Tax Rates Change

Connecticut's legislature adjourned its special session last week, but not before changing the rates of the state taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel effective July 1.

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June 21, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Backs Expanding Education Benefits for Returning Vets

American Trucking Associations Chairman Ray Kuntz testified before the House Veteran's Affairs Subcommittee late last week on economic opportunity in support of expanded educational benefits for veterans

June 20, 2007 - Industry News

Groups Assail President's Mexico Truck Pilot Program

Organizations representing highway and truck safety groups, labor and independent truck drivers joined members of Congress Wednesday, accusing the Bush administration of ignoring federal safety laws concerning a pilot progra

June 19, 2007 - Industry News

Safeway Fuel Sites Accept Wright Express Card

Safeway Inc., a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, has announced that it will begin accepting the Wright Express card for fuel purchases at the pump.

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June 1, 2007 - Industry News

ConocoPhillips Upgrades 76 Super Diesel Synthetic Blend to CJ-4 Quality

ConocoPhillips Co. has announced that 76 Super Diesel synthetic blend motor oil has been upgraded to API CJ-4 quality. 76 Super Diesel is specially developed for use in diesel engines

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May 31, 2007 - Industry News

Cleaner Off-Road Diesel Fuel Begins Flowing Today

Starting today, the nation's refineries begin producing low sulfur diesel fuel for use in off-road equipment. The new fuel will then wind its way through the distribution system, so that by Dec. 1, farming, construction

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May 22, 2007 - Industry News

Rotella Road Show Hits the Highways

The Rotella Road Show, featuring Shell Rotella T with Triple Protection technology is traveling around the country this spring and summer.

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May 21, 2007 - Industry News

CITGARD 700 Line Features 2 Products that Meet CJ-4 Specs

CITGO Petroleum Corp. said its CITGARD 700 line now features two products designed specifically for high-performance diesel engines and meets API CJ-4 specifications

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April 30, 2007 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Trucks to Begin Cross-Border Demonstration Program at Same Time

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced late Monday that U.S. trucks will begin operating in Mexico for the first time ever - starting at the same time Mexican trucks begin operating north of the commercial borde

April 20, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron Hosts New CJ-4 Lubricants Course

Chevron's Lubricants University has introduced a free course called "New API CJ-4 Lubricants for 2007 Low Emission Diesel Engines." This course discusses the 2007 emission restriction for nitrogen oxides (NOx)

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March 26, 2007 - Industry News

Retail Fuel Marketers Announce New Coalition

A national coalition of associations representing independent petroleum marketers has formed the Partnership for Uniform Marketing Practices (PUMP). The organization's focus is to ensure fair competition,

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March 26, 2007 - Industry News

TRIB: Florida Bill to Ban Retread Tires is Dead

Florida Sen. Victor D. Crist's recently proposed bill to ban the use of retreaded tires by most trucks in Florida is now a dead issue, according to Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB)

March 23, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron Intros Delo Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W-90

Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, has introduced the latest member of the product family - Delo Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W-90. The new product,

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March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Carl's Jr. to Fuel All Vehicles With Vegetable Oil by 2010

With a firm commitment to reduce American dependence on foreign oil, Carl's Jr. will not have to look beyond its own stores for a solution. MJKL Enterprises, LLC, the largest franchise owner of Carl's Jr. location

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March 13, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron Diesel Oils Meet New Cat ECF-2 Specs

Chevron Products Co. says its API CJ-4 and API CI-4 Plus heavy-duty diesel engine oils meet the new Caterpillar ECF-2 specification. As of the beginning of this month, Caterpillar recommends the use of ECF-

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March 9, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron Delo 400 LE Ideal for Use in Sprinter Vans

Chevron Delo 400 LE Multigrade SAE 15W-40 has received formulation approval for Mercedes Benz diesel engine oil specification 228.31, covering all Mercedes-Benz diesel engines using Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs).

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March 6, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Study: Flexibility Needed Within Driver Work and Rest Rules

Commercial truck drivers need greater flexibility within federal driver work and rest rules to allow drivers to select sleep times and duration based on individual need, according to a study released Tuesday

February 23, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Allows Cross Border Trucking for the First Time

U.S. trucks will for the first time be allowed to make deliveries in Mexico under a year-long pilot program that expands cross border trucking operations with Mexico, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced Frida

February 23, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Allows Cross Border Trucking for the First Time

U.S. trucks will for the first time be allowed to make deliveries in Mexico under a year-long pilot program that expands cross border trucking operations with Mexico, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced toda

February 21, 2007 - Industry News

Directory Features Thousands of Biodiesel Retail Locations

USA Energy Independence Publications announces the first-ever directory covering both E85 ethanol fuel and biodiesel Fuel retail stations nationwide. Designed to help the Flex Fuel Vehicl

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February 9, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Promoting Employer Notification Systems

The American Trucking Associations has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to amend its safety regulations to promote greater motor carrier use of “employer notification systems.”

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

Shell Rotella T Meets New Cat Lube Standards

Shell Lubricants has announced that Shell Rotella T with Triple Protection technology heavy-duty motor oil meets new Caterpillar specifications, ECF-1-a, ECF-2 for pre-2007 on- and off-highway diesel engines.

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