February 27, 2015 - Industry News
The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, EPA
February 27, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association during 2015.
Tags: Kenworth, Rebate, Vehicle Purchasing, Sleepers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the submission deadline for the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest until March 16, 2015.
Tags: FMCSA, Seat Belts, Contest, Child Safety
Lobbying by officials of State transportation departments can help get a long-term highway bill passed this year, say key U.S. Representatives and Senators at an annual Washington briefing presented by AASHTO.
Tags: Congress, Washington D.C., AASHTO, Highway Bill
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.
Tags: CARB, California, EPA, Department of Agriculture, DME
Rep. Paul Ryan has stated that he favors changing federal law to afford state governments the “freedom to choose” to implement tolled highways.
Tags: Congress, Tolls, Government, Bridges
A trio of Texas grant programs that funded the construction of natural gas fueling stations and the adoption of natural gas vehicles produced major economic benefits for the state, according to a new study.
Tags: Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
The first public-access compressed natural gas refueling station in Jacksonville, Fla., was opened recently by amp Trillium and beverage distributor Champion Brands Inc.
Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG, Florida
Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.
Tags: Driver Safety, Volvo Trucks, Fleet Safety, Awards, ATA MC&E
A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014 – essentially unchanged when compared with the 2,141 pedestrian fatalities during the same period in 2013.
Tags: Pedestrian Safety, GHSA, Road Deaths
ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Ports, Trailer Orders
February 26, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.
Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Consumer Prices
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.
Tags: UPS, EPA, Awards, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction
February 25, 2015 - Industry News
The bulk chemical transportation provider Quality Distribution Inc moved from being in the red to the black in the fourth quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers, Boasso America
A California woman was sentenced this week to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3.5 million from her former employer, a warehouse and trucking-services company.
Tags: California, Crime & Fraud
Linehaul rates in the truckload sector posted a significant gain last month, according to newly released figures, while a separate report shows a drop in intermodal rates for the first time in more than a year.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
Pueblo County, Colo., is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) station that will be used to fuel county and state fleet trucks and will also be open to the public.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, State Grants, Natural Gas Vehicles
The action, set to begin in March, affects 5,586 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2015 model year.
Tags: Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, Cargo Vans
Women In Trucking will begin work on a system to track the number of women serving in the trucking industry with the help of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Memphis.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers
Rates on the spot freight market appear to have stabilized following three straight weeks of declines with a hike in one sector, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Sales of new single-family homes slipped in January from the month before but are up compared to the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
Peterbilt has plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas after the Denton City Council approved an eight-year, 70% tax abatement for the facility's production.
Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Expansion
Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has relocated Rush Truck Center – Cleveland to Parma, Ohio from Oakwood Village.
Tags: Navistar, Rush Enterprises, Commercial Vehicle Dealearships
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