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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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February 6, 2007 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Expected to Fall Some This Year

Diesel prices will average $2.60 this year, down from $2.71 last year but still well above the $2.41 average for 2005, according to the latest short-term energy outlook by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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February 5, 2007 - Industry News

DOT Budget Seeks $67 Billion for Road Construction, Congestion, Safety Programs

The Bush Administration is requesting $67 billion for 2008 to finance key transportation construction, congestion relief and safety programs, and to provide the framework for reforming the aviation system

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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