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October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil, Diesel Prices Up Tuesday

Diesel prices jumped more than 3 cents from Monday to Tuesday, according to Promiles, which showed an average price of $3.008 Tuesday, up 3.1 cents from the previous day

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

September Class 8 Orders Up

Preliminary data shows September Class 8 truck net orders up 21.6 percent over the previous month and 38.8 percent better than a year ago

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Considering Amendments to Reefer Regs

The California Air Resources Board has issued proposed amendments to its Transport Refrigeration Unit regulation

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Get Natural Gas Fueling Outlets

Clean Energy is teaming up with Pilot Flying J to bring more natural gas fueling facilities to the highways.

Clean Energy has signed an agreement with Pilot Flying J Travel Centers to operate public-access, compressed and liquefied natural gas fueling facilities at certain travel centers across the country

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins' Zwicker to Speak at Big R Show

Shawn Zwicker, Leader of New Business Development at Cummins, will speak on "Embracing the Future" at the opening session of the International Big R Sho

Tags: Events

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Carlisle Companies Announces Sale of Trail King

Carlisle Companies has sold Trail King Industries, its specialty trailer business

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Minnesota Truckers Optimistic But Intend to Hold Fleet Size Steady

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota trucking fleets expect the Minnesota economy to grow at modest levels in 2011, according to survey results released by the Minnesota Trucking Association

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Marten Transport Implements Sleep Disorder Program

Marten Transport has implemented a fatigue management program that will test new drivers during the orientation process. The program, in partnership with Fusion Sleep, will start at Marten's Tucker, Ga., terminal with plans to expand in the coming months

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Says It's Delivered 7,000+ 2010-Compliant Diesels

Navistar International Corp. announced that it began building trucks and buses powered by its 2010 EPA-compliant diesels in early summer, following extensive use of pre-'10 engines well into this year. 2010 engine production is "on track and progressing well," the company said in a press release yesterday

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Tire Makers Raise Prices

Several tire makers announced price increases on their commercial truck tires

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Proposed Settlement in Arrow Driver Suit Would Pay $1.58 Million

A settlement has been proposed in a lawsuit that has seen 256 former Arrow Trucking Co. drivers seeking payment for unpaid wages and violation of laws requiring notice of their closing

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Financial Sees Business Picking Up as Recession Recedes

The Great Recession was a severe test for Daimler Truck Financial. Before the downturn, DTF's typical annual book of business ran in the neighborhood of $2 to $2.2 billion a year. In 2009, the nation's largest truck finance company's business dropped by almost half, to $1.2 billion

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Highest Since May

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel was $3, according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Recognizes Safety-Minded Enforcement Officials

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recognized three enforcement leaders who will make up the first-ever CVSA International Safety Team

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Study: Mandatory Alcohol Testing Cuts Risk of Alcohol Involvement in Fatal Crashes

A study by scientists at Columbia University found that mandatory alcohol testing programs for commercial truck drivers may have contributed to a significant reduction in alcohol involvement in fatal motor carrier crashes

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

HOS Waiver Granted for Fertilizer Delivery

A two-year federal waiver from hours-of-service regulations for truckers delivering anhydrous ammonia fertilizer has been granted to help the agriculture industry

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Scania Collaborating in Biofuel Research

Scania has been granted SEK 30 million -- about $4.43 million -- by Sweden's Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation Initiative to develop a biofuel engine for heavy commercial vehicles

October 3, 2010 - Industry News

Still Time for Second Windsor-Detroit Border Crossing, say Supporters

An artist's rendering of a bridge proposal to connect Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan.

The Ontario Trucking Association says a second border crossing at Windsor-Detroit is not dead, and that it's possible a deal still could be done by the end of the year

October 3, 2010 - Industry News

New Law Aims to Make CARB More Transparent

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week signed into law a measure to make the California Air Resource Board's enforcement efforts more transparent

October 1, 2010 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposing Truck Tire Standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a proposed rule to revise and upgrade Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 119, which specifies requirements for new truck tires

October 1, 2010 - Industry News

Drive Safely Work Week Kicks Off Today

Oct. 4-8 is Drive Safety Work Week, an annual campaign presented by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

October 1, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Purchases 130 Hybrid Electric Vehicles

UPS announced the purchase of 130 next-generation hybrid electric vehicles to add to its growing alternative-fuel vehicle (AFV) fleet

September 30, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Announces Safety Award Winners

The American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council announced its 2010 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Rogers, Ark., this week

September 30, 2010 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Continues Upward Trend

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index edged higher in August to a reading of 2.3. The Trucking Conditions Index from Freight Transportation Research Associates is a compilation of factors affecting trucking companies. The August reading, which is the sixth consecutive reading in positive territory, reflects a healthy environment for trucking.

Tags: Economy

September 30, 2010 - Industry News

Rep. Richardson Introduces Highway Freight Bill

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., has added some new ideas to the ongoing debate over the federal highway program, introducing a bill that would create a Goods Movement Trust Fund funded in part by a 12-cent hike in the diesel tax paid by trucks

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