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July 13, 2010 - Industry News

D.C. Idle-Reduction Campaign Gets Under Way

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments officially launched its diesel idle-reduction campaign Tuesday, running throughout the summer

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Anti-Idling Rule Takes Effect in North Carolina

(Photo by Bette Garber)

A new rule limiting heavy-duty trucks' idling time went into effect in North Carolina this wee

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Evans Cooling Opens Full Service Facility in Tennessee

Evans Cooling Systems has opened a full service facility for converting heavy-duty trucks to Evans waterless coolant in Crossville, Tenn

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Returns to Indianapolis Next Two Years

The National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Show will return to Indianapolis for the next two years, the group announced

Tags: Events

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Roadcheck Reports Continued Low Out-of-Service Rates

During this year's Roadcheck, held last month, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance found that out-of-service rates for commercial motor vehicles continued to hover close to record lows set in 2009

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Westport to Develop Biogas, Natural Gas Engines For Volvo

Westport Innovations has signed a new agreement with Volvo Powertrain to develop biogas- and natural gas-fueled engine products for Volv

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Despite June Slip, Pulse of Commerce Still Strong

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) by UCLA Anderson School of Management slipped 1.9 percent in June, coming off a 3.1 percent boost in Ma

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Announces First Round of Sweepstakes Winners

Iowa80.com has selected the first round of winners for its six-month Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes, with another 50 prizes to be awarded in September

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

KelleyAmerit Lands AT&T Contract For Repair and Maintenance

KelleyAmerit Fleet Services, a strategic partnership of Kelley Fleet Services and Amerit Consulting, has been contracted by AT&T for vehicle repair and maintenance services. Under the contract, KelleyAmerit will maintain and repair AT&T's 76,000 vehicle

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Eastbound I-24 Ohio River Bridge Closed This Morning

The Eastbound lanes of the Interstate 24 Bridge between Illinois and Kentucky will be closed between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Central time toda

Tags: Highways

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Releases Proposed Standards For Renewable Fuel Standard Program

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its proposed 2011 percentage standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard program, know as RFS2

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

CBO: Climate Bill Would Cut U.S. Deficit By $19 Billion

The American Power Act would establish a hard price collar on carbon emissions credits that operators would have to purchase.

A report released by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation found that the American Power Act would reduce U.S. deficits by about $19 billion from 2011 to 202

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Downward Trend

Diesel prices continued their downward trend this week, losing 2.1 cents in the fuel's third straight dro

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Receives Big Turnout

This year's Jamboree featured over 175 exhibits and a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 56 contestants, among other festivities.

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truckstop attracted tens of thousands of people last week to the festivities, which included a free concert by Tracy Lawrence and other events to celebrate trucking

Tags: Events

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Expects to Post Profitable Second Quarter

YRC should post better earnings and income for the second quarter of this year, the company says.

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide said it expects to return to profitability with its second quarter results

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Convoy for the Kids Coming Up July 24

This year's Convoy for the Kids truck show will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich, N.Y., on Saturday, July 24

Tags: Events

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Mack to Supply SCR Trucks to Chrysler

Chrysler Group Transport cited quality, ease of maintenance and fuel economy as driving factors in their decision to replace their existing fleet with 325 Mack Pinnacle models.

Mack Trucks will supply 325 Mack Pinnacle Model DayCab tractors to Chrysler Group Transport, effectively replacing Chrysler's previous fleet in the U.S. and Canada

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Industry on Track For Continued Growth in Class 8 Demand

The industry can expect continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles in the second half of this year and into 201

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Expands Electrical Harness Division

The expansion includes 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space to allow for growth of the trailer harness assembly line.

Phillips Industries has announced plans to expand its electrical harness division in Saltillo, Mexico, to over 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

EPA, CARB to Discuss SCR in Joint Workshop

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will hold a public workshop to discuss the operation of heavy-duty engines with selective catalytic reduction technology on July 20 in El Monte, Calif

Tags: Events

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Isuzu Begins Production of 2011 N-Series

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has begun production of its 2011 Isuzu N-Series trucks, equipped with low-cab-forward medium-duty diesel engines to meet 2010 emissions standards

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Plans to Expand Seymour Plant, Engine Production

Cummins Inc. is expanding its High-Horsepower Technical Center and high-horsepower engine product line at its manufacturing plant in Seymour, Ind

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

NPTC Gears Up For Annual Safety Conference

The National Private Truck Council will host its annual National Safety Conference Sept. 9 and 10 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va., outside of Washington, D.C

Tags: Events

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Continues to See Year-Over-Year Growth

In June, spot market freight availability posted a 112 percent boost over June 2009, although load volume was down 11 percent from Ma

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Hours of Service Proposal Heads to LaHood's Office

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration handed over its proposal for the new hours of service rules to the Department of Transportation for review late last month

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