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July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Launches Adds YouTube Channel

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched a YouTube channel to promote its brand and allow customers and prospects to share videos of Fuso trucks in actio

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Energy Outlook Forecasts Little Change in Diesel, Oil Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said it expects diesel to average $2.98 a gallon in 2010, relatively unchanged from last month's prediction, and $3.13 a gallon in 2011, a slight boost from the previous forecast of $3.11

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Energy Acquires Maker of Natural Gas Compressors

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire IMW Industries for $125 million plus a cash earn-out arrangement

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Massachusetts Moves One Step Closer With Right to Repair Bill

The Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act has passed in the state senate and moves on to the House of Representatives for a final vote

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue to Fall on Slower Economic Growth

After a one-week boost, diesel prices continue to fall for the second week in a row. (Photo by BP)

The national average price of diesel fell 3.2 cents this week in the fuel's second straight declin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth T700, Paccar MX Engine Tour Continues This Summer

From left, Delvin Hull of Hull Enterprises listens as Scott Cirksena, Kenworth Truck Company district sales manager, discusses the new Paccar MX engine during a recent tour stop at Quad Cities Kenworth in Rock Island, Ill.

The Kenworth T700 and Paccar MX Engine Tour continues through the Mid-Atlantic and New England states this month, and will wind around to the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest this summer

Tags: Events

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Maxon Announces Strategic Partnership With Purkeys Fleet Electric

Maxon Lift Corp. has formed a strategic partnership with Purkeys Fleet Electric to provide liftgates and the electrical system to keep the liftgate running and on the road

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

New York to Ramp Up Off-Hour Delivery Program

New York City is encouraging truck drivers to make deliveries at night, to avoid traffic congestion. (Photo by FedEx)

The New York City Department of Transportation has expanded a pilot program that encourages trucks to make off-hour deliveries, rather than peak-hour deliveries

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Delaware Becomes 30th State to Outlaw Cell Phone Use While Driving

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has signed a new law banning drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving, making Delaware the 30th state to pass such a law

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Westport Engine Receives 2010 EPA Certification

Westport Innovations' GX 2010 15L engine has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to 2010 emissions standards

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

NADA University Announces Heavy Truck Dealer Training

The National Automobile Dealers Association University's Learning Hub will offer a week-long training on heavy truck dealership management on Aug. 23 through 27 at its headquarters in McLean, Va

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Extends Deadline for Use of New Alcohol Testing Form

The Department of Transportation has published a final rule extending the date for mandatory use of its updated Alcohol Testing Form from Aug. 1, 2010, to Jan. 1, 2011

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Massachusetts Suspends Biofuel Mandate

Massachusetts has suspended a rule that would have required a minimum content of biofuel in heating oil and diesel fuel sold in the stat

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Signs New Contracts at Portland Truck Plant

Daimler Trucks North America has signed new three-year collective bargaining agreements covering workers at its Portland, Ore., truck manufacturing plant

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Seeks Comments on Confidentiality of GHG Reporting Data

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on whether certain data collected under its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program should be publicly available or kept confidential

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

June Payrolls Slip; Transportation Adds to the Ranks

Overall, the U.S. lost 125,000 jobs in June, mostly due to the drop in Census jobs. However, the transportation and warehousing sectors added 15,000 workers during the month. (Photo by Con-way)

While June payrolls fell for the first time in six months, the transportation and warehousing sectors added 15,000 jobs during the mont

Tags: Economy

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Expedites Safety Inspection Process For Trucks

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has issued a proclamation that expedites the safety inspection process for commercial motor vehicles traveling the state's highways, in an effort to get more trucking fleets titled and registered in the state

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Massachusetts Bans Texting While Driving

Drivers caught texting while driving in Massachusetts now face penalties. (Photo by Jim Park)

Massachusetts has become the 29th state to ban texting while driving, bringing the country one step closer to a nationwide ban on texting behind the wheel

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder Honors Top Carriers For 2009

Ryder System has honored the top carriers for 2009 with its Ryder Carrier Quality Award, which recognizes excellence in on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovatio

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Grows at a Slower Rate

While the manufacturing sector still seems to be moving in the right direction, growth has slowed somewhat in the last few months, a sign that the second half of the year may see more moderate growth

Tags: Economy

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Happy Independence Day

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Monday, July 5, as Newport Business Media offices are closed for the Independence Day holiday. News will resume Tuesday, July 6

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Washington to Build Nation's First 'Electric Highway'

Washington new "electric highway" will support such electric vehicles as this truck by Smith Electric, which is run by AT&T.

With the help of $1.32 million in federal Recovery Act funding, the State of Washington will build an "electric highway," a network of public access electric vehicle recharging locations along Interstate 5, the first in the natio

Tags: Highways

July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Telogis Acquires Fleet Management Software Provider

Telogis has acquired Plano, Texas-based Remote Dynamics, a provider of GPS fleet management technology

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Seattle Takes 200 Dirty Trucks Off the Roads

The Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in Puget Sound (Scraps) program hopes to get 250 trucks with pre-1994 engines off the road. It's already reached 200. (Photo courtesy of Port of Seattle)

The Port of Seattle has scrapped 200 older, higher-emissions trucks since the launch of the Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in Puget Sound (SCRAPS) program

Tags: Intermodal

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

UCR Enforcement Begins July 15

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is encouraging all jurisdictions in North America to enforce the Unified Carrier Registration for the 2010 registration year

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