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September 1, 2011 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Heavy-Duty Engine Quality Has Improved from 2010

Navistar's International MaxxForce engines ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the survey.

Heavy-duty truck engine quality has improved from 2010, after technology changes related to emissions standards revisions caused a spike in engine-related problems during recent years, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

TRIP Details Danger of Deteriorating Rural Roads

A report by TRIP, a national non-profit transportations research group, found rural roads to be America's worst and most dangerous

Tags: Highways

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Now Offers At-the-Pump DEF at 135 Locations

Pilot Flying J now offers Diesel Exhaust Fluid at the pump at more than 600 fueling lanes at 135 nationwide locations

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

Marangoni Expands North American Operations

Marangoni Tread North America has expanded its retread plant in Madison, Tenn.

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

President of Navistar Truck to Give Keynote at Commercial Vehicle Innovation Summit

Dee Kapur, president of Navistar Truck, will deliver the keynote presentation at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Innovation Summit in Washington D.C., Sept. 26 to 28

Tags: Events

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

I-680 in Iowa Severely Damaged by Floodwaters; Repairs to Take Months

As floodwaters recede from highways in Iowa, epic damage has been revealed along some stretches of roadway. "I've never seen anything like it," said John Haas, director of Statewide Emergency Operations with the Iowa Department of Transportation. "I don't think any of engineers have either.

Tags: Highways

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Association Forms Scholarship Foundation

The Women In Trucking Association has formed a foundation to provide scholarships for members looking to advance their careers in the trucking industry

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

MinStar Transport Introduces Double-Deck Trailer System

MinStar Transport, a dry van carrier based in Eagan, Minn.,, launched its new Double Deck Trailer System. MinStar's can help companies double the amount of freight carried on a single truck while reducing shipping costs

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

EOBR Details Complex and Messy

Just showing your EOBRs to enforcement officials this way is probably not in the cards.

It turns out that a rule requiring electronic onboard recorders to track hours of service is not a simple thing. Take the question of how the inspecting officer will read the driver's log information off of the machine

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Hendrickson Adds Watertown Spring and Alignment Service to the Pro-Genuine Network

Hendrickson welcomes Watertown Spring and Alignment Service of Watertown, N.Y., as the newest member of the Hendrickson Pro-Genuine network

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Backs Obama's Call for Speedy Solution to Highway Funding

President Obama talks about highway funding in the Rose Garden yesterday. (White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.)

President Obama received support from the a wide range of trucking organizations following his call yesterday for Congress to pass an extension to the Surface Transportation Bill and Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization before the Sept. 30 expiration

Tags: Highways

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

TX DOT Increases Speed Limit on Some Highways

New laws regulating speed limits on state highways in Texas are beginning to take effect. Some speed limits will increase as separate truck speed limits are dropped

Tags: Highways

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Texas DOT Launches New Overweight Load Permitting System

The Texas Department of Transportation launched the Texas Permitting & Routing Optimization System, TxPROS, Aug. 30 for overweight and oversized loads

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Nominations Open for TCA's Best Fleets to Drive For

Now through Oct. 31, the Truckload Carriers Association will accept nominations for its 2012 Best Fleets to Drive For contest and survey

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Urges Congress to Extend Transportation Funding

President Obama urged Congress this morning to extend the federal highway bill, set to expire on September 30th, which he said would protect a million jobs

Tags: Highways

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Advisory Panel Will Take More Time on EOBR Recommendations

It is too soon to gauge the impact of last week's court ruling on the electronic onboard recorder rule, but David Parker, chairman of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, sees it as an opportunity

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Adds Pet Areas

TravelCenters of America now welcomes pets to all locations in the TA and Petro Stopping Centers network

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Harvard Researchers Study Potential Sleep Apnea Screening Tool

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health investigated a new type of screening tool to identify drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Awards Over $2 Million for Truck Safety in South Dakota

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced over $2 million in federal grants to improve commercial truck and bus safety in North Dakota

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

BTS: NA Surface Trade Up 11% in June on the Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11% higher in June 2011 than in June 2010, totaling $77.5 billion,

Tags: Economy

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore: Broker Rates Exceed Shippers' in 24% of U.S. Lanes in Q2

Trucking companies received the highest truckload rates from freight brokers and other intermediaries in 24% of routes in the U.S. throughout the second quarter, according to a report by TransCore

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Expands Service in Mexico

FedEx Freight will now serve three additional markets in Mexico

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Proposes to Eliminate Deadlines for Replacing Traffic Signs

The Obama Administration is eliminating dozens of burdensome regulations on traffic signs, which cash-strapped state and local governments expect will save them millions of dollars

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Buys 100 All-Electric Vehicles for California

UPS purchased 100 all-electric delivery vehicles for deployment in California to replace diesel trucks

August 29, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Up Slightly; Crude Oil Surges

National on-highway diesel prices rose last week for the first time in over a month, but only by 1 cent to $3.82

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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