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August 16, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Announces Sweepstakes Winner

Independent aftermarket distributor FleetPride has announced the winner of its national "Brakes for Ford F-150" sweepstakes. Dave Laclair, owner of Dave's Mobile Repair in Sauquoit, N.Y., will get the keys to a brand new 2010 Ford F-150 XL SuperCa

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Companies, Individuals Honored For Natural Gas Efforts

NGVAmerica and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation presented its 2010 National NGV Achievement Awards, honoring three organizations and three individuals

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Partners With VanDyne SuperTurbo on Super Truck Program

Cummins has partnered with VanDyne SuperTurbo to develop more fuel-efficient Class 8 trucks using VanDyne SuperTurbochargers as part of the Super Truck program

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Utility Receives PSI's Customer Excellence Award

Utility received the award during the 2010 Utility Parts Trade Fair, held June 3 in Anaheim, Calif.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has received Pressure Systems International's 2009 Customer Excellence Award

August 15, 2010 - Industry News

DOT to Post Changes in Drug Testing

The Department of Transportation plans to amend some of its rules covering drug and alcohol testing, and training requirements for Medical Review Officers

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Registrations See Third Straight Year-Over-Year Gain

The second quarter marked the first time since 2007 that new commercial vehicle registrations had three straight months that exceeded the comparable month in the previous yea

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Frustrated Customers Sue Cat Over Acert Failures, But All Engines Have Problems, Sources Say

Problems with Caterpillar Acert engines have prompted some truck owners to file a lawsuit. (Photo by Steve Sturgess)

Continual breakdowns, ineffective repairs and financial losses from disrupted operations have pushed frustrated fleet owners to sue Caterpillar Inc., along with the truck and engine dealers who sold and tried to fix the trouble-prone heavy duty diesels

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Appeals Court Upholds Personal Injury Decision Against Swift

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has upheld a personal injury verdict against Swift Transportation, thought to be the largest personal injury verdict in Kansas history

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Opens Driver Orientation Center in Ohio

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has opened a driver orientation center in Columbus, Ohio

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Analysis Finds LA Ports Underutilized Despite Increased Truck Traffic

A recent analysis by the marine terminal operators at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach shows that nearly half of trucks conducted at least four transactions per day in late July, while almost two-thirds of trucks made three or more transactions per day

Tags: Intermodal

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes Show Strong Second Quarter

Intermodal volumes closed out the second quarter with a 17.2 percent year-over-year boos

Tags: Intermodal

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Electronic Logs Pay Off From Regulatory Standpoint

During this week's PeopleNet User Conference 2010 in Boca Raton, Fla., PeopleNet executives and fleet customers alike touted the benefits of electronic logs, especially from a regulatory and safety standpoint. The overall consensus was that electronic logging can pay off and give a company a leg up on the competition when it comes to pleasing such regulatory agencies as the Department of Transportation

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Check Hess to Lead Association of Diesel Specialists

Chuck Hess

Chuck Hess was recently elected president of the Association of Diesel Specialists. He began his term August 4 during the 2010 ADS International Convention & Tradeshow, which attracted a record number of attendees

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Highways Continue to Be Affected by Flooding

I-35 near Ames, Iowa, has reopened following its closure due to flooding, but a section of I-80 east of Des Moines, in the Colefax area, MM155-159, might have to be closed as soon as midnight due to expected flooding

Tags: Highways

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Sales Near 10,000 in July

Freightliner trucks lead the Class 8 market share pack year-to-date. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge.)

U.S. heavy truck sales made their best showing all year in July, reaching 9,589 Class 8 trucks, according to figures from Ward's Automotive. That's up from 8,896 trucks in June, or 7.8 percent, and 27.8 percent from June 2009

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services to Host Safety Management Webinar

GE Capital Fleet Services will host a free safety management webinar 1 -2 p.m. CDT Aug. 17 to examine best practices in safety management and how they can help fleets cut costs

Tags: Events

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

HDA, Truck Pride Announce Merger

Heavy Duty America and Truck Pride Partners announced the merger of their organizations into a new North American marketing and distribution organization. The new organization, which will be initially known as HDA Truck Pride, will commence operations on Sept. 1

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

July Spot Freight Index Up 122 Percent from Last Year

The spot freight market continued a strong showing, with a 122 percent increase in spot market freight availability in July, compared to this time last year, according to Transcore's North American Freight Index

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Express-1 Reports Higher Revenues, Earnings

Express-1 Expedited Solutions reported significant improvements in revenue and earnings for the second quarter

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Non-Idaho Carriers See the Benefits of Idaho's Special Trailer Plate

The Idaho Transportation Department says one year after its launch, the North America Permanent Trailer Plate is being well received among non-Idaho customers

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Century Transportation Plans to Go Public

New Century Transportation has been an industry leader in adopting innovative technology such as wide-based tires.

New Century Transportation is the latest major motor carrier in recent weeks to file paperwork indicating it intends to go public

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Smarter Highways Launched on I-5 in Seattle

Washington State this week went live with Smarter Highways on I-5, a high-tech traffic management system that provides drivers real-time traffic information on lane conditions

Tags: Highways

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 Changes Look Promising, Carriers Say

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration appears to have made a good start at correcting shortcomings in its CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System, according to trucking companies that are testing the program. Preliminary reports from carriers in

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Court: Insurance Chargebacks do Not Violate Leasing Regs

Motor carriers may institute insurance chargebacks against owner-operators under lease agreement without violating federal leasing regulations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has ruled

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index Climbs in July

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which is based on diesel fuel sales, continues to show an economy in recovery, according to the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The July PCI climbed 1.7 percent after dropping 1.9 percent in June

Tags: Economy

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