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August 28, 2012 - Industry News

California Reaches $100 million Milestone in Loan Assistance to Truckers

The California Air Resources Board and the California Pollution Control Financing Authority, part of the State Treasurer's Office, hit the $100 million mark in financial assistance to small-business truckers so they can buy cleaner-burning vehicles

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Electrification Coalition, FleetAnswers to Provide Electrification Resources

The Electrification Coalition and FleetAnswers have teamed up to provide online resources on plug-in electric vehicle deployment

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton to Develop Predictive Battery Management Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

Eaton is working on a way to reduce the size of batteries used in hybrid vehicles ranging from passenger cars to commercial vehicles, without compromising battery life or vehicle performance in hybrid vehicles

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

New Highway Law a Big Work Order for FMCSA

The new highway law sets an ambitious agenda for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the next couple of years. Most of the requirements in MAP-21 came from the agency's strategic plan, said administrator Anne Ferro as she introduced a presentation Monday on the agency's plans to implement the law.

Tags: FMCSA, MAP-21

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

New Advisory Panel Broadens Access to CSA Planning

The trucking industry and other interest groups are getting more say in how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shapes its signature CSA safety enforcement program. At the first meeting of a new CSA advisory panel yesterday, the agency spelled out the help it needs, calling for ideas and suggestions on how to solve such long-standing issues as public access to data, improvements in the data correction system and whether or not carriers should get credit for safety technology

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Leadership Changes at Accuride

Kenneth Sparks (left) is retiring from Accuride, and Scott Hazlett (right) will be leading Accuride Wheels and Gunite business units.

Accuride Corp. named Scott D. Hazlett senior vice president and general manager, Accuride Wheels and Gunite

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Announces Participants in 2nd Weight Loss Showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association announced the participants in the follow-up to its successful Weight Loss Showdown

Tags: Events

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gasoline Prices Continue to Increase

Diesel prices continued to climb this week, according to the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Labor and Management Asked to Resume Port Contract Talks

Union members protest the loss of handling military cargo at the Port of Charleston, S.C. A lack of a contract could drive shippers away from East and Gulf Coast ports, warn retailers.


The National Retail Federation urged labor and management to return to the table in negotiations for a new East Coast and Gulf Coast longshoremen's contract, saying retailers heading into the crucial holiday season will be forced to divert cargo elsewhere in a matter of days

Tags: Intermodal

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Worldwide Equipment Opening KW Dealership in Charleston

South Carolina's Kenworth dealer is expanding to the Charleston area. Worldwide Equipment will open a third full-service dealership in South Carolina next month

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Trimble to Acquire TMW Systems

Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has agreed to buy privately held TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio, for $335 million cash. TMW will be part of Trimble's Transportation & Logistics unit, which also includes PeopleNet and other providers

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Names New Chairman, Interim CEO After Ustian Announces Retirement

Navistar International Corp. announced today it has named Lewis B. Campbell, former chairman, president, and CEO of Textron Inc., as executive chairman of Navistar's board of directors and interim Chief Executive Officer. Dan Ustian is retiring as chairman, president, and CEO effective immediately and is leaving the board of directors

August 26, 2012 - Industry News

Dale 'Truckin' Bozo' Sommers, Trucking Radio Personality, Dead at 68

Dale "The Truckin' Bozo" Sommers, a longtime trucking radio personality, died Friday morning in a Florida hospice. He was 68

August 26, 2012 - Industry News

Nearly $243 Billion Spent on Transportation in 2009

Federal and state government expenditures on transportation were almost $243 billion in 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Services Partners With Clean Energy Renewable Fuels to Recover Landfill Gas

Solid waste operator Republic Services Inc. announced an agreement to recover landfill gas from its North Shelby Landfill in Millington, Tenn., for multiple uses -- including as a vehicle fuel for its growing natural gas-powered fleet

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 24, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton UltraShift Plus Certified for Use with Westport 15-liter Natural Gas Engine

Eaton's UltraShift Plus automated heavy-duty transmissions have been certified for use with the Westport HD 15-liter high pressure direct injection liquefied natural gas engin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 24, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Adds HazMat Basic, Makes Other Changes to CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Friday announced several changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program, including going ahead with a new HazMat BASIC that has prompted a lot of criticism from the industry

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Creates Freight Policy Council

The Department of Transportation yesterday officially launched the Freight Policy Council, the first step in creating the first national freight policy as mandated in the recent highway bill. The council will focus on improving the condition and performance of the national freight network to better ensure the ability of the United States to compete in today's global economy

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Details Product Changes, Thinking Behind Emissions Strategy Change

Navistar chose Cummins Aftertreatment Solutions for a fast-to-market solution.

Navistar will be taking orders within a month for International ProStar+ tractors with a Cummins 15-liter ISX engine and Cummins selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment to meet EPA 2010 emissions regulations. By next May it plans to have available a 13-liter MaxxForce engine with Cummins SCR. The company will roll out both engines in other models in staggered launches throughout next year

Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, Engines, Emissions, EPA 2010

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

J.D. Power Reports More Problems, Less Satisfaction with EPA-Emission Engines

Technology changes related to EPA's 2010 emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks are causing an increase in engine problems and a decrease in overall satisfaction with the powertrain, according to the J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America, TCA Join Forces to Honor Fallen Heroes

Wreaths Across American and the Truckload Carriers Association announced a new partnership that will further the success of the program, which places thousands of remembrance wreaths at military cemeteries

Tags: Events

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Weak in July

July is seasonally the weakest order month for the trailer industry, and the 14,500 new orders booked for the month confirmed that pattern

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Chinese Government Approves Navistar, JAC Joint Venture

Navistar International Corp. and Chinese truck maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. announced that the two companies have received formal approval from the Chinese government to move forward with their commercial engine joint venture

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

Republican National Convention To Bring Traffic Gridlock In Tampa

Next week's Republican National Convention is expected to bring approximately 50,000 visitors to Tampa and drive delay times higher on the city's major roads by 18%, according to traffic intelligence company Inrix

Tags: Highways

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

South Carolina Ports Authority Teams Up with Norfolk Southern for Inland Port

The South Carolina Ports Authority is proceeding with plans to develop an inland port in Greer, S.C., to improve the efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston, the South Carolina Upstate region and neighboring states

Tags: Intermodal

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