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December 13, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Onboard Diagnostic Systems for Heavy-duty Trucks

For the first time, EPA is proposing to require the emissions control systems of large diesel and gasoline highway trucks and buses to be monitored similarly to passenger cars.

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Winter Storm Drives Up Fuel Prices

Crude oil prices climbed from $60 a barrel to more than $63 as the first major cold front moved across the country. As usual, weather will be a key determinant for oil and fuel prices this winter

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

SmartWay Launches Grow & Go Renewable Fuel Program

Promoting the environmental benefits of renewable fuels is the focus of the new SmartWay Grow & Go program, launched last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

Texas First to Receive OK to Raise Private Bonds for Highway Work

Texas can move forward with plans to raise more than $1.8 billion for work on State Highway 121 outside Dallas now that the federal government has approved its request to seek private-sector funds

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Takes Steps to Thwart Counterfeiters

The recent Federal Registration Trademark obtained by Webb Wheel Products Inc., covering its brake drum part numbers has now been recorded with U.S. Customs Service for monitoring. This step will enable the compan

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

Penray Introduces Heavy-Duty Extended Life Coolant Extender

Penray has introduced heavy-duty Extended Life Coolant Extender to help ensure that extended life coolant maintains its engine protection properties against pitting, cavitation and corrosion

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Rail-crossing Safety Tip Cards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hopes to reduce the number of truck collisions at railroad crossings by distributing new safety tip cards to every truck driver.

October 16, 2006 - Industry News

Gulf Hydrocarbon Opens Biodiesel Terminal for Gulf Coast Truckers

An Intercontinental Fuels (IFL) terminal now offers biodiesel 24 hours a day, seven days a week in an easy to use, convenient wholesale distribution terminal located in North Houston near Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 4, 2006 - Industry News

AMSOIL Introduces Synthetic 5W-40 Premium Diesel Oil for CJ-4

AMSOIL Inc. of Superior, Wis., has introduced its new Synthetic 5W-40 Premium Diesel Oil. This is a premium diesel oil for model year 2007 and newer heavy-duty and pickup truck diesel engines requiring API CJ-4 emission quality oil standards.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 4, 2006 - Industry News

Chevron, National Renewable Energy Lab Focus on Biofuels

Chevron Corp. and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), headquartered in Golden, Colo., have announced a strategic research alliance to advance the development of renewable transportation fuels

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 2, 2006 - Industry News

Penske Picks Chevron’s Delo Brand for 200,000 Trucks

Chevron Products Co. has announced that Penske Truck Leasing has been selected as its sole North American lubricant supplier. Penske Truck Leasing will entrust the lubrication needs of more than 200,000 Class 6-8 trucks

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 2, 2006 - Industry News

Industry Lauds Senate Confirmation of Peters as DOT Chief

Industry leaders joined President Bush in praising the Senate for its unanimous vote last Friday, confirming Mary Peters as the 15th secretary of the Department of Transportation

September 25, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Lauds VDOT Decision to Withdraw Truck-only Lanes

The American Trucking Associations said it applauds the Virginia Department of Transportation for withdrawing from plans to build tolled truck-only lanes on Interstate 81

September 18, 2006 - Industry News

Public Safety Interest Group Pushes for 68-mph Speed Governors on Trucks

In what is believed to be the first Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) petition jointly filed by a public safety interest group and a group of motor carriers, Road Safe America and Schneide

September 11, 2006 - Industry News

Manual Tranny Lube Introduced by ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips Lubricants has introduced Kendall SHP Synthetic Transoil 50, a full synthetic manual transmission oil specifically formulated to meet the new Eaton Roadranger PS-164 Rev 7 specification.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 7, 2006 - Industry News

ConocoPhillips Introduces Triton Synthetic Transoil 50

ConocoPhillips Lubricants, the fourth largest U.S. lubricants supplier, announced the introduction of Triton Synthetic Transoil 50, which is specifically formulated to meet the new Eaton Roadranger PS-164 Rev 7 specification

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 5, 2006 - Industry News

Bush Nominates Mary Peters as Secretary of Transportation

President Bush has announced he has selected Mary Peters, former federal highway administrator, to succeed Norman Mineta as secretary of transportation. Peters headed the Federal Highway Administration

September 5, 2006 - Industry News

Bush Nominates Mary Peters as Transportation Secretary

President Bush has announced he has selected Mary Peters, former federal highway administrator, to succeed Norman Mineta as secretary of transportation. Peters headed the Federal Highway Administration

August 31, 2006 - Industry News

Alvan Motor Freight Outfits Fleet with OPS-1 Oil Refiner System

Oil Purification Systems, developer and manufacturer of the OPS-1 on-board oil refiner system, has announced that Alvan Motor Freight, a Midwestern regional motor freight carrier, has signe

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 24, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Unveils Model Motor Carrier/Broker Agreements

The American Trucking Associations has released two model agreements that can be used to help structure contractual relationships between motor carriers and brokers. The model contracts – a short and a long version – were develope

August 4, 2006 - Industry News

John Hill Confirmed as FMCSA Chief

The Senate late last week confirmed safety veteran John Hill as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Tags: FMCSA

July 27, 2006 - Industry News

AFTC Backs Action on Renewable Fuels

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations announced that it has formed a Renewable Fuels Task Force to examine issues associated with renewable fuel

July 26, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Reports First Round of Diesel Fuel Testing

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently initiated a research study to track what changes occur to on-road diesel fuel properties as a result of the transition to ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD).

July 12, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Carrier Input for HOS Study

The American Transportation Research Institute announced this week it is seeking motor carrier data to measure the effects of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours of service

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Lauds Panel’s Action on Hazmat Background Checks

The American Trucking Associations said it approves of actions last week by a House subcommittee to narrow the application of fingerprint-based screening requirements to drivers who transport security sensitive materials.

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