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September 8, 2011 - Industry News

Nominations Now Open for Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award will be given out at the Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit Jan. 23 in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

September 8, 2011 - Industry News

Right to Repair Supporters Drive for Mass. Ballot Placement

Following certification by the Massachusetts Attorney General of its proposed ballot question, the Right to Repair Coalition will immediately begin collecting signatures to place the issue before state voters

September 8, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Launches NTDAW Event Website

The Truckload Carriers Association and its industry partner, uDrove, have sponsored a central website for all events during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Tags: Events

September 8, 2011 - Industry News

Canada Issues Reminder on "Cabotage" Rules

The Canada Border Services Agency has issued a new Customs Notice on the point-to-point movement of domestic freight in Canada by tractor-trailers owned by foreign-based motor carriers, commonly referred to as cabotage

September 8, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Launches Consolidated Remanufacturing Business Unit

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems introduced a new business unit solely focused on remanufacturing

September 8, 2011 - Industry News

2011 Diesel Emissions Conference & DEF Forum to Discuss Latest Emissions Technologies

The 4th Diesel Emissions Conference & DEF Forum USA 2011 will bring together stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the latest emissions technologies available to meet current and future legislation

Tags: Events

September 8, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Still Working on Mexico Pilot Details

The Inspector General report said FMCSA needs to develop plans for how it will do pre-authorization on-site safety inspections in Mexico. (photo courtesy www.mexicotrucker.com)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has more work to do before it can start the pilot program for long-distance trucking across the Mexican border. The Inspector General of the Department of Transportation says the agency has met most of the congressional requirements for the pilot program, but still must explain how it will conduct pre-authorization safety audits of Mexican carriers in Mexico

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

EIA Short Term Energy Outlook: Growth is Slowing, Fuel Will Go Up

The Energy Information Administration has significantly changed its predictions based on slower economic growth, and expects fuel prices to rise next year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Shell Pursues LNG in North America

Shell announced plans to promote liquefied natural gas in North America, including a partnership with Westport Innovations and providing LNG in Canada

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Congress Considering Extension of Highway Program

With less than a month until the federal highway program expires, it looks as though Congress may muddle through with yet another extension - the eighth short-term continuation since the program expired September 2009

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Arizona Court Rules Swift Must Face Employee Claims in Court

After eight years of legal proceedings, an Arizona Supreme Court ruling has concluded that truckers working for Swift who claim the company routinely shorts drivers for mileage may take their case to trial

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Transflo Express Now Offered at Patriot Farms Flying J

Pegasus TransTech announced that Transflo Express is now available at three Pilot Flying J locations along Interstate 95 from Maryland to South Carolina. All are operated by Highway Service Ventures and are named Patriot Farms Flying J

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Dealership Hosts Presidential Candidate

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (left) meets John McCandless, owner of McCandless International Trucks in Las Vegas.

McCandless International Trucks in Las Vegas received national media attention Tuesday when former governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney unveiled his plan to stimulate the economy during a press conference at the Las Vegas dealership owned by John McCandless

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Polk: New and Used Truck Registrations up from 2010

Commercial new vehicle registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for the first half of 2011 were up 15.4% over the first half of last year, and 24.2% better than the first half of 2009, according to Polk. June 2011 new registrations were at the highest level seen during the past 18 months

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

TMC Fall Meeting to Offer Full Educational Slate

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations will offer a full slate of sessions concentrating on maintenance and equipment issues during its 2011 Fall Meeting.

Tags: Events

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder and Staples to Use CNG Tractors in Southern California

Ryder announced that it and Staples have agreed to add 10 heavy-duty compressed natural gas tractors to Ryder's dedicated fleet servicing Staples, the world's largest office products company

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Sentry Insurance Joins CargoNet

Sentry Insurance has become a member of CargoNet, a national network to combat cargo theft through improved information sharing between the insurance and trucking industries and law enforcement

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Hybrid Truck Sales to Surpass 100,000 Annually by 2017

A new report from Pike Research forecasts that hybrid medium and heavy-duty truck sales will surpass 100,000 vehicles annually by 2017

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up, Crude Down

Diesel prices were up nearly 5 cents a gallon this week, to $3.868 per gallon nationwide, according to the Energy Department's weekly figures

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

EMA Becomes Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association

The Engine Manufacturers Association, which includes the Truck Manufacturers Association, is now using the name Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association for the trade group

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Kenan Advantage Group Grows Gas Business with JBK Acquisition

Kenan Advantage Group, a large tank truck transporter and logistics provider based in North Canton, Ohio, has completed its acquisition of Jack B. Kelley Inc., which it says is the largest independent transporter of industrial gases in the United States

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Chinese Company Launches Truck for U.S. and European Markets

Beiqi Foton Motor Co Ltd has launched a heavy-duty truck for the U.S. and European markets, the first Chinese model built for high-end overseas markets, according to China Daily.

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Asks Obama Administration to Reconsider HOS Rules

In a letter to Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, American Trucking Associations urged the Obama administration to live up to its promise to relieve the burden of unnecessary regulations as it considers changes to the hours-of-service rules

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

August Truck Order Numbers Improve

Commercial truck orders improved during August, according to preliminary data from two trucking industry analysis firms

Tags: Economy

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider Ramping up New Oil Field Service

Schneider National is hiring 500 new drivers as part of its new service to support hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," companies

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