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May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Champions of Change Roundtable Discusses Transportation Issues

The Transportation Champions of Change

The White House kicked off National Transportation Week on Monday, May 16, with a 'Champions of Change' roundtable discussion about transportation issues

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Opens Aftermarket Distribution Center

SAF-Holland announced the opening of its new 85,000-square-foot Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Penske Expands Service Offerings in Temecula, Calif.

Penske Truck Leasing opened a new 16,000-square-foot building in Temecula, Calif

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Order Backlog Reaches 55-Month High

North American Class 8 orders totaled 38,100 units in April, according to ACT Research. This was up more than 31 percent from the level set in March and over 157 percent above previous year

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Opposes Efforts to Regulate Detention Time

The American Trucking Associations says detention time is an issue to be negotiated between carriers and shippers, and the federal government should stay out of it

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Outlook Dim for Highway Reauthorization

There is practically no chance that Congress will approve any increase in infrastructure investment this year, and only a small chance that it will pass any highway legislation at all - other than an extension of the current program that might have to include funding cuts on the order of 30 percent

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Paper Transport to Test Dual Fuel Natural Gas/Diesel Trucks

Paper Transport Inc. will launch an over-the-road test of an aftermarket dual-fuel compressed natural gas and diesel system from GreenMan Technologies' American Power Group subsidiary

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Landstar, High School Team Up to Provide Tornado Relief Supplies

Landstar System is teaming up with Episcopal High School in its headquarters city of Jacksonville, Fla., in support of a relief drive for victims of the tornados that ripped through the South in April

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Makes Special Delivery for Charity

The trucking industry, through a partnership of the American Trucking Associations and Good360, delivered life's essentials to two charities in the Lewisburg, W.V., area

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

C.R. England Dedicated Adding LNG Tractors

C.R. England Dedicated, a division of C.R. England, has signed full-service lease agreement with PacLease on five new Kenworth T800 tractors powered with the Westport GX 15 liter LNG engine

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Mike Byrnes and Associates Release Easy CDL Hazardous Materials Endorsement Review App

Easy CDL Hazardous Materials Endorsement Review, an app for the iPhone, has just debuted in the iTunes App Store

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Goodyear's FleetHQ Offers Photos of Replaced Tires Following Road Service

Goodyear's fleetHQ dealers now offer photos of a replaced tire during a road service call as an added service to its fleetHQ solutions portfolio

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton Forms Global Aftermarket Unit; John Beering to Lead

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced the formation of a new Global Aftermarket and Clutch Business Unit, and named John Beering as its vice president and general manager

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Joplin 44 Petro Grand Opening Celebration Kicks Off This Week

Joplin 44 Petro at I-44 & Exit 4 in Joplin, Missouri will celebrate the opening of its new Super Truck Showroom and completely remodeled truckstop this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21

Tags: Events

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's North American Freight Index Dips in April Due to Extreme Weather

TransCore's North American Freight Index showed a 14 percent decline in spot market truckload freight volume for the month of April compared to March, but a 12 percent increase compared to April 2010

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

CRST Says it Will Appeal $1.5 Million Harassment Verdict

A California jury last week handed down a $1.5 million verdict against CRST Expedited after a 24-day trial where a former driver trainee alleged the company allowed her driver trainer to sexually harass her

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Drop

Diesel prices dropped for the second week in a row, down 4.3 cents nationally to $4.061 per gallon, as crude oil prices fell to a two-month low Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

DEF Transition Going Smoothly, Air1 Executive Says

With 15 months of experience since the EPA 2010 emission standard took effect, diesel exhaust fluid supplier Air1 sees the market for its product developing as expected. In the first year after the standard, the North American market for DEF was about 14 million gallons - most of it distributed in small containers sold off the shelf, said Chad Dombroski, director of Air1, which supplies DEF produced by Yara North America

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 13, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Falls Significantly

FTR Associates' Shippers' Condition Index as reported in the firm's May Shippers Update fell significantly to a reading of -11.4, reflecting tightening capacity and accelerating transport costs

May 13, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Relocates, Expands St. Louis Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line relocated its St. Louis service center to a 25-acre site on 2880 Elm Point Industrial Drive in St. Charles, Mo

May 13, 2011 - Industry News

Domestic, International Intermodal Volumes Rise During Q1 2011

Intermodal volume increased 9.6 percent year-over-year in the first quarter as international volume grew for the fifth-straight quarter, according to a report released May 12 by the Intermodal Association of North America

Tags: Intermodal

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Hosts Heavy-Duty Boot Camp for Dealers, Sales Reps

A MaxxForce 15 engine awaits a driver at Navistar's Heavy Duty Boot Camp, held in Tooele, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Navistar dealers from across the U.S. and Canada have been gathering at the Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City. They are here for close look at the latest product offerings from Navistar -- and its competitors

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Considering Using DataQ's to Transmit Crash Accountability Information

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering using its CSA data correction system to gather information about a carrier's accountability in the event of an accident. The agency's DataQ's system, which carriers use now to correct

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Recognizes Top North American Parts Dealer of 2010

Volvo Trucks named its top North American Parts Dealer of 2010, Westfall Odell Truck Sales of Kansas City, Mo

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA's Board Of Trustees Aims To Elevate Status Of The Association

NAFA will use its board members as ambassadors to the fleet management community

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