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October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Cat to Unveil New Vocational Truck at ConExpo

Caterpillar says it will unveil the first model of its Cat Vocational Truck series, the CT660, at ConExpo in Las Vegas in March 2011

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Up 1.7% in September

American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in September after falling a revised 2.8 percent in August

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Prices Continue to Rise Amid Tight Supply

The average retail sales price of Class 8 used vehicles sold in September increased 3 percent month-over-month to $42,100 according to ACT Research Co

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Highest September Spot Market Truck Freight since 2005

TransCore's North American Freight Index registered a 65 percent increase in spot market freight availability in September 2010, compared to the previous year

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

Survey Shows Increased Demand for Class 8 Trucks in 2011

The Annual Fleet Study just completed by CK Commercial Vehicle Research shows a 47 percent increase in the number of fleets who plan new Class 8 and medium duty power unit purchases in 2011 versus those that planned orders for 2010

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Slightly

The average price of diesel dropped last week for the first time in a month, according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Builds Hybrid-Electric Cascadia for Walmart

Daimler Trucks North America says it has collaborated with Walmart Transportation to build a hybrid-electric Freightliner Cascadia. The truck-tractor also marks the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership between DTNA and Walmart to develop innovative, green technologies

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

EPA-DOT Proposals Ignore Natural Gas, NGV America Complains

Clean-burning domestically produced natural gas has been left out of the federal government's proposed rule to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency in commercial vehicles

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards Proposed for Commercial Trucks

Two federal agencies have proposed first-ever national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy trucks. The complementary proposals, announced Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, will establish a new way to measure truck fuel efficiency and emissions

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT, EPA Announce Fuel Economy Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses

October 24, 2010 - Industry News

Macktrucks.com Listed as Top 10 Website

A leading business-to-business marketing magazine has named the website of Mack Trucks, Inc. - www.macktrucks.com - as one of the "10 Great Websites" for 2010

October 24, 2010 - Industry News

I-40 Fully Reopens in North Carolina

It took nearly a year to fully reopen I-40 in North Carolina near the Tennessee border after a massive rockslide.

I-40 is fully open to traffic in North Carolina near the Tennessee border, a year after a huge rock slide shut down the Interstate

Tags: Highways

October 24, 2010 - Industry News

Florida Trucking Company Must Reinstate Whistleblower, Pay Damages

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Zurla Trucking of Fort Myers, Fla., to reinstate a truck driver who was fired for calling attention to safety issues

October 24, 2010 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Group Challenges EOBR Rule

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a petition seeking review of the final rule mandating electronic on-board recorders for motor carriers with chronic noncompliance with hours-of-service regulations

October 22, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Supports Fuel Economy Standards for Reducing Carbon Emissions

The American Trucking Associations has adopted a carbon emissions control policy supporting a national fuel economy standard for trucks, rather than government actions to increase fuel prices or alternative fuel mandates

October 22, 2010 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Announces Board of Director Changes

The Women In Trucking Association recently held a board meeting to approve the addition of three new board members and accept resignations from three charter directors

October 21, 2010 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Bounces Back

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, saw gross revenues for the third quarter jump 38.1 percent from the same period in 2009

October 21, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Names Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Image Award Winners

The American Trucking Associations announced winners of the fourth annual Mike Russell "Good stuff" Trucking Image Awar

October 21, 2010 - Industry News

Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle Orders Diverge in September

September net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles were 15,231, up 37 percent from September of 2009, according to ACT Research Co

October 21, 2010 - Industry News

TSC Group Acquires Barjan, ETW

TSC Group LLC, which markets and distributes consumer brand products to retailers, travel centers, and truckstops, announced it is buying Barjan, which distributes consumer products to travel centers, truckstops, and convenience stores

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Mexican Officials Want U.S. Action on the Cross-border Trucking Dispute

Mexico will no longer accept a U.S. pilot program as a way of allowing Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Sahling Kenworth - Columbus Expands To Full-Service Facility

Sahling Kenworth has expanded its parts-only store in Columbus Neb. into a full-service dealership with seven service bays

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Secretary LaHood Announces Funding for Innovative Transportation Projects

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as announced funding agreements from the U.S. Department of Transportation's popular TIGER II program for major infrastructure projects ranging from highways and bridges to transit, rail, and ports

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

SC&RA Introduces Annual Environmental Award

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association will present an annual Environmental Award to one member company that has made outstanding contributions to environmental protection

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Resumes Production at Jonesboro, Arkansas Plant

Great Dane Trailers has reopened its Jonesboro, Ark., plant in response to a boost in dry freight demand

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