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August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Cargo Terminals at Southern California Ports Reach Settlement With Attorney General

Terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach must reduce their diesel emissions and do a better job of warning the public about the dangers of diesel exhaust under the terms of a lawsuit settlement announced this week

Tags: Intermodal

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

CSX Investing $15 Million for Intermodal Terminal in Louisville

CSX announced it will build a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Intermodal

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Michelin, Ambest Team Up

Michelin Americas Truck Tires and Ambest signed a cooperative agreement where Ambest will feature Michelin truck tires and related products and offer tire and emergency road service at many of their locations

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

New Directors for Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking association recently approved the addition of two new members of the Board of Directors

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Oregon Truckstop First of 50 to Offer Shore Power through Government Program

Plug-in and recharging stations installed at a truckstop in Baker City, Ore., will help truckers save on fuel costs while also reducing the emissions that idling vehicles release into the environment

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes

U.S. biodiesel production reached a new monthly high in June of 81 million gallons, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes. Biodiesel production in the first half of 2011 has already eclipsed production for all of 2010

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Softening Economic Outlook Moderates Class 8 Expectations Through 2012

Despite positive underlying demand factors and freight growth, current events have impacted commercial vehicle demand, according to the most recent data reported by ACT Research

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Vigillo Inspection Management System

Vigillo's new Inspection Management System is a Web-based application designed to automatically track and manage all aspects of roadside inspections

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco Announces Safety System Ride-n-Drive

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems is continuing its series of ride-n-drive vehicle demonstrations at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., on Sept. 14

Tags: Events

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Lowest in Nearly Six Months

Diesel prices dropped for the third week in a row and are the lowest they've been since late February. Weekly figures from the Department of Energy show the average retail price of on-highway diesel is $3.937 a gallon, down 6.2 cents from last week and down more than 11 cents over the past three weeks.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo to Participate in SuperTruck Development

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America will work on developing technologies to improve the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of a $19 million SuperTruck contract the Volvo Group landed with the U.S. Department of Energy

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Freightliner Dealer Employees Walk Way to Wellness Award

Fyda Freightliner, a truck dealership with offices in Ohio and Pennsylvania, recently earned a first-place finish in a national wellness competition

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Red Dot Agrees to Acquire JBAR A/C

Red Dot Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire JBAR A/C Inc. of Valley View, Ohio.

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Salem Police, ODOT Target Bad Driving Around Trucks

Law enforcement officials are cracking down on aggressive car and truck drivers on Interstate 5 in the Salem area this week

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo exec sees truck maker well positioned to help fleets with major issues

As Volvo Trucks' U.S. operations enter their fourth decade, Magnus Koeck is extremely optimistic about the future of Volvo Trucks North America. Koeck, vice president of marketing and brand management for VTNA, says the company's forecasts suggest that the market in the coming years will go steadily upwards, peaking in about three years

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Inspectors Compete

NAIC 2011 Grand Champion John Sova from North Dakota. Photo by Ken Carr.

Fifty-four roadside inspectors representing jurisdictions across North America competed in Orlando, Fla., last week in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's North American Inspectors Championship

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

NewWorld Capital Group Acquires Cleaire

NewWorld Capital Group has acquired Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, which provides emissions retrofit equipment for heavy-duty diesel vehicles

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Improves Slightly

FTR Associates' Shippers Condition Index edged up in June to a current reading of -3.1. The SCI sums up all market influences that affect shippers; a reading above zero suggests a favorable shipping environment, while a reading below zero is unfavorable

August 14, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver is ATA Driving Champ

Paul Phillips, a Con-way Freight driver from Coarsegold, Calif., was named the 2011 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion in Orlando, Fla., over the weekend, beating 428 other professional drivers from all across the United States in the American Trucking Associations' 74th annual National Truck Driving Championships

August 14, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Driver Social Media Convention to be Held

The first Truck Driver Social Media Convention will be held in Tunica, Miss., Oct. 15

Tags: Events

August 14, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Truck Route Info

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation requiring local governments to provide the most up-to-date truck route information for the Illinois Department of Transportation to post online

August 14, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA Urges EPA To Reconsider E15 Waiver Decision

The NAFA Fleet Management Association disputes the Environmental Protection Agency's two partial waivers under the Clean Air Act that allow E15 to be sold for use in model year 2001 and newer cars and light trucks

August 13, 2011 - Industry News

Damage to I-29 Bridges in Iowa Sets Back Recovery Schedule

The Missouri River flooding has undermined the south bridge approaches of dual Interstate 29 bridges at mile post 1.4 in the southwestern corner of Iowa, and is threatening the bridges. The seriousness of the damage is expected to delay the eventual reopening of the interstate when the waters recede

Tags: Highways

August 12, 2011 - Industry News

Freight Nearly Flat, But Much Activity Still Above Last Year, FTR Economists Say

If dire economic news of recent days affects the U.S. economy, the observations of economists speaking at FTR Associates' monthly State of Freight webinar might be thrown out the window, said moderator Jonathon Starks, at the August 11 conference's outset. But through this year's first half, cargo movement in the U.S. was brisk and many trucking companies remain healthy as they enjoy higher rates

Tags: Economy

August 11, 2011 - Industry News

Grant Will Help Goodyear Accelerate Work on Innovation That Could Make Tire Pumps Obsolete

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is working on self-inflating tire technology with help from a U.S. government grant

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