October 18, 2006 - Industry News
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
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 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.
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
October 2, 2006 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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.
September 7, 2006 - Industry News
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
September 5, 2006 - Industry News
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
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
August 24, 2006 - Industry News
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
The Senate late last week confirmed safety veteran John Hill as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
July 27, 2006 - Industry News
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
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
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
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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report by the Boutique Fuels Task Force to analyze the impacts of boutique fuels, or fuel blends, used by states to help meet clean air standards.
June 26, 2006 - Industry News
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said his last in office will be Friday, July 7. Mineta’s letter of resignation to President Bush was made public late last week
June 19, 2006 - Industry News
Diesel fuel additives that are not clearly labeled as approved for use in model year 2007, or newer engines, should not be used in new diesel motor vehicles according to the Automotive Specialty Products Alliance (ASPA)
June 18, 2006 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves urges the state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee to reject a pending California state “magnet bill” that would authorize local air districts
June 12, 2006 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association applauds a bill just introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives that limits the amount professional truck drivers can be charged for the background chec
June 8, 2006 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations Thursday hailed the inclusion of transportation in legislation that will ease the transition of military veterans to civilian jobs and provide a partial solution to the nation’s truck driver shortage.
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