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September 4, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Petitions on Two Fronts to Retain HOS Regs

Citing the potential for "widespread disruption in the industry and the supply chain," and a decrease in safety, the American Trucking Associations is fighting on two fronts to retain the current hours of service regulations.

August 29, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Produces 7 Demo Trucks - Sans Carbon Dioxide

The Volvo Group has produced seven demonstration trucks that can all be driven without emitting any environmentally harmful carbon dioxide. These trucks were exhibited recently in Stockholm and are equipped with diesel engines that have been modified to operate on seven different types of renewable liquid and gaseous fuels.

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Volvo, Global

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

New Web Site for Delo Brand of Engine Oils

Chevron Products Co. has delivered a dynamic new web site for its Delo brand of advanced-technology engine oils, lubricants and coolants. The new site offers Delo customers one of the leading online business tools in the lubricants market.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 23, 2007 - Industry News

Texaco Syn-Star GL 75W-90 Offers Extended Drains

Chevron Products Co. has introduced a new Texaco Syn-Star GL SAE 75W-90 designed to meet Revision C of Dana Corp.'s (Spicer Axle Division) SHAES 256 specification, which went into effect in the second quarter of 2007.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 20, 2007 - Industry News

Penray Reformulates its Winter BioDiesel Fuel Treatment

Penray has reformulated its Winter Pow-R Plus BioDiesel fuel treatment with additives to help improve cetane, lubricity and fuel economy, as well as reduce emissions. "BioDiesel is here and Penray's new Winter Pow-R Plu

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 15, 2007 - Industry News

NextDiesel Biodiesel Facility Opens in Michigan

Biofuel Industries Group LLC, a privately owned holding company that provides resources and strategic direction to its alternative energy affiliates, announced the official opening of the NextDiesel biodiesel facility,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 10, 2007 - Industry News

PEI Seeks Comments on Storage Tank RP

The comment period is now open for the Petroleum Equipment Institute's latest draft, called the Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of Underground Storage Tank Systems. This latest Recommended Practices draft was produce

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 3, 2007 - Industry News

Polaris Labs Provides Fluid Analysis for Terex

Terex Roadbuilding and Polaris Laboratories announced this month the implementation of the equipment manufacturer's new managed maintenance fluid analysis program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

ATA to DOT: Push for Stay on Hours of Service Ruling

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves asked Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters Wednesday to push for a stay of the Court of Appeals ruling on hours of service (HOS) regulations, stating there was "no compelling safety reason"

July 30, 2007 - Industry News

Tests Show Roadranger Lubes Improve Fuel Efficiency

Roadranger has released the results of fuel economy tests that it says show a fuel savings of more than 1 percent with use of the newest generation of Roadranger Synthetic Lubricants for transmissions and axles. The tests, whic

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 24, 2007 - Industry News

ATA to Challenge Court's Revision to HOS Rules

The American Trucking Associations Tuesday said it will seek a stay from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to keep the current rules governing truck drivers' work and rest periods in plac

July 24, 2007 - Industry News

ATA to Challenge Court's Revision to HOS Rules

The American Trucking Associations today said it will seek a stay from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to keep the current rules governing truck drivers' work and rest periods in plac

July 23, 2007 - Industry News

QMI Fuel Treatment for Gas and Diesel Engines

Water contamination in fuel has always been a problem with both industrial and transportation fleets. In today's engines, with some injector tolerances of 3-5 microns, it has become acute. Further, the new ultra low sulfur diesel is responsibl

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 20, 2007 - Industry News

Highway Watch Seeks Armed Suspect at Iowa, Missouri Truckstops

Highway Watch has issued a formal Be On the Lookout (BOLO) requesting assistance from members of the trucking and law enforcement community to assist in finding a man suspected of sexual assault/abuse of a minor child.

July 17, 2007 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Urge Government Backing for APUs

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) urged state governments in the United States and provincial governments in Canada to revise their fuel tax systems to encourage trucker

July 15, 2007 - Industry News

Hot Fuel Web Site Launched to Educate Consumers

Did you know you might not be getting your money's worth at the fuel pump? At warmer temperatures, diesel and gasoline expands, decreasing the amount of energy (Btu) per gallon purchased. The "Turn Down Hot Fuel"

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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

Tags: Fuel and Oil


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