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August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Eleets Transportation Opens Atlanta Branch

Eleets Transportation recently opened a new branch office in Atlanta

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Qualcomm Tops New ABI Research Commercial Telematics In-Cab Hardware Vendor Matrix Ranking

Qualcomm has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Marine Highway Projects

Just four months after unveiling the America's Marine Highway Program, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced his selection of marine highway corridors and an initial eight projects and six initiatives along the corridors that will be eligible for federal assistance under the program

Tags: Highways

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Acquires Cure Leasing

AmeriQuest Transportation Services, which provices fleet management services, has acquired the assets of CURE Leasing & Maintenance, allowing it to provide financing solutions and maintenance services to independent contractors and contract carriers affiliated with delivery and logistics companies

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Index Up Slightly in June

The Department of Transportation's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 0.2 percent in June from its May level, rising after one monthly decline

Tags: Economy

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Tek Announces Distribution Agreement with Larson Group

Diesel Tek announced a national distribution agreement with The Larson Group, which owns and operates Peterbilt dealerships throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Indiana

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Trucker Profit Improvement Points to Continued Rebound in Commercial Vehicle Sector

A strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second quarter is expected to fuel continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers, according to ACT Research Co

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Clorox CEO Donald Knauss to Keynote HDAW'11 Opening Session

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week will feature a motivational presentation during the opening general session by Donald R. Knauss, chairman and CEO of the Clorox Company

Tags: Events

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

Panther to Launch IPO

Panther Expedited Services plans to sell up to $100 million in stock in an initial public offering

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

Midwest Groups Get Emissions Grants

Three Missouri and Kansas organizations have received grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help cut diesel emissions from heavy trucks

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

TxDOT Debuts New Travel Information Line

The Texas Department of Transportation launched a new interactive voice response interface for the Texas Travel Information Line, which provides both road conditions and travel information at 1-800-452-9292

Tags: Highways

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

Short-Term Energy Outlook Projects Fuel, Oil Price increases for 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy has raised its price projections for crude oil slightly, while diesel price projects remain virtually unchanged from last month. In its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, The DOE's Energy Information Administration projects that the West Texas Intermediate crude oil spot price, which ended July at more than $78 per barrel, will average $81 per barrel in the fourth quarter of 2010

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2010 Top Industry Issues Survey

August 9, 2010 - Industry News

Grant to Install Battery A/C on Mississippi Trucks

At least 100 trucks based in Mississippi will get battery-powered auxiliary air conditioning units thanks to a $1 million federal grant to Mississippi State University

August 9, 2010 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Inspectors Compete

Fifty-three roadside inspectors representing jurisdictions across North America convened last week in Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's North American Inspectors Championship

Tags: Events

August 9, 2010 - Industry News

Largest Diesel Price Hike in Four Months

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel jumped 6.3 cents this week to $2.991, with several regions reporting prices at $3 per gallon or higher. This is the highest the average price has been since late Ma

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 9, 2010 - Industry News

TA Posts Profit

TravelCenters of America reported net income of $1.2 million for the second quarter, compared to a loss of $15 million during the same quarter a year ago

August 9, 2010 - Industry News

Behind the ATA Championship Course

Judge Bill Patrolia of Iteris, right, smiles as Judge Rick Bryan of FedEx Freight finds this truck's driver stops way too far from the barricade. Backing a straight truck, left, into the blind-alley problem is easier than a semi. (Photos by Tom Berg)

Every year, contestants in the American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships contend with a course marked by cones and tape, and make their way through it probably without consciously wondering how it came to be. But who dreamed up the layout and the "problems" in it

Tags: Events

August 8, 2010 - Industry News

IdleAire Reopens Some Facilities

The new owners of IdleAire re-opened four of the facilities last week and plan to open three more this week

August 8, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver Wins Driving Championship

Carl Krites is the Grand Champion of the 2010 National Truck Driving Championship.

Carl Krites, a Con-way Freight driver based in Wapakoneta, Ohio, was named the 2010 National Truck Driving Grand Champion Saturday. He triumphed over 415 other professional drivers in the 73rd annual National Truck Driving Championships, held in Columbus, Ohio, by the American Trucking Associations

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Remack Takes Parts Training on the Road

Remack, the remanufacturing arm of Mack Trucks, is taking its Mobile Training Center on tour to demonstrate the benefits of buying remanufactured parts to customers

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

New Clean Energy Bill Would Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Break

If passed, Kerry's bill would make the biodiesel tax credit retroactive for 2010. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

A new clean energy bill introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) would extend the excise tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel retroactively for 2010 and through 2012

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Industry Groups Fight EPA's Solid Waste Rulemaking

The American Trucking Associations and the Tire Industry Association have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency, urging the agency to reconsider its proposed rulemaking on Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

This Week Holds More Promise on Economic Fronts

While last week brought some disappointing economic news, especially the payroll figures released Friday, this week is expected to bring some more positive new

Tags: Economy

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Executives Take Heat Over Bonuses

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered Navistar CEO Daniel Ustian and former Chief Financial Officer Robert Lannert to pay over $2 million in bonuses back to the company

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