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February 5, 2007 - Industry News

Mystik Heavy Duty Engine Oil Exceeds Emission Standards

New Mystik JT-8 Emissions Management Technology (EMT) engine oil is specifically formulated to exceed the American Petroleum Institute’s CJ-4 requirement for today’s high-performance diesel engines.

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January 29, 2007 - Industry News

Florida Considers Bill to Ban Retreads on Trucks in State

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) has responded to a bill introduced by Florida State Senator Victor D. Crist that would prohibit the use of retreaded tires on most commercial vehicles on Florida highways

January 11, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Backs Proposed EOBR Rule; Public Citizen Doesn't

The American Trucking Associations has announced its support for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed rule regarding the use of electronic on-board recording devices (EOBRs) on commercial vehicles.

January 11, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes HOS Violators Install EOBR Devices on Trucks

Truck and bus companies with a history of serious hours of service violations may be required to install electronic on-board recorders in all of their commercial vehicles for a minimum of two years, according to a proposed rul

January 10, 2007 - Industry News

Census Bureau: ‘05 Revenues Hit $292 Billion for Truck, Courier and Storage Industries

Truck transportation, couriers and messengers, and warehousing and storage revenues reached $292 billion in 2005, up from $266 billion the year before, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday

January 3, 2007 - Industry News

HOS Survey Shows Most Drivers Have Violated HOS Regs

An online survey about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours of service regulations shows three out of four drivers admit to have violated the agency’s hours of service regulations, and that 55 percent

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Entry Standards, Roadability Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration late this week proposed two new rules – one to toughen standards for entry into the trucking business and the other to require owners of intermodal chassis to maintain that equipment

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Ohio Truckers Can Continue to Inhale in Their Rigs

Ohio’s truckers no longer have to worry about being ticketed for smoking alone in their cabs, according to a story this week in the Columbus Dispatch

December 14, 2006 - Industry News

OPEC Delays Production Cuts

OPEC members have agreed to keep oil production at current levels at least through the peak demand season, but the possibility of a cut in February sent prices to more than $62 a barrel

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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

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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