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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

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Lab Receives Biodiesel Accreditation

The non-profit Iowa Central Fuel Testing Laboratory has earned an accreditation as a BQ-9000 laboratory, a voluntary biodiesel quality assurance program overseen by the independent National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Software Revenue Drives Slight Growth For Xata

Software provider Xata Corporation said its third quarter of fiscal year 2010 performance improved slightly on a 29 percent boost in software revenue to $11.6 million

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Narrows Quarterly Loss on Sales Boost

Aftermarket parts provider ArvinMeritor narrowed its net loss in the fiscal third quarter on a 35 percent year-over-year gain in sales

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

ACOFAS Announces Schedule For Fall Tech Training

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment Specialists will hold its Fall Technician Training Clinic on Sept. 14 and 15 in Akron, Ohio

Tags: Events

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Indiana Custom Sleeper Maker Shuts Its Doors

Double Eagle has made custom sleeper berths since 1976.

Shipshewana, Ind.-based Double Eagle Industries, which makes custom sleeper berths, has announced it will close its doors tomorrow, after 35 years in busines

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar's eStar Generating Interest; New Dealers in the Pipeline

Navistar says its eStar all-electric truck has generated significant interest in the marketplace since the company was commissioned to develop and deploy electric trucks one year ago

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Carload, Intermodal Traffic Reaches Highest Level This Year

U.S. railroads experienced the highest carload and intermodal traffic levels for 2010 during the week ending July 3

Tags: Intermodal

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Vipar Expands Network Into Idaho, D.C. Area

Vipar Heavy Duty has added Northern Virginia Supply and Western Trailer Sales Company to its distributor network, expanding its presence in the Washington, D.C. metro area and Idaho

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Atlas Van Lines Adds New Mexico Agent to Network

Santa Fe Storage & Moving has joined the Atlas Van Lines relocation network. By becoming an Atlas Van Lines agent, the Santa Fe, N.M.-based company joins more than 500 Atlas agents across North America

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Montana Kenworth Dealer Invests in Major Upgrade

Motor Power Equipment has expanded its dealership to 60,000 square feet on 10 acres.

Motor Power Equipment, a member of the Kenworth dealer network, has recently invested $4 million to expand its Billing, Mont.-based dealership

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Donor Model of Highway Funding: On Its Way Out?

From 2005 to 2008, almost every state got back all, if not more, of what they contributed to the federal Highway Trust Fun

Tags: Highways

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

NationaLease Gears Up For Annual Meeting

Dan Baker, keynote speaker at NationaLease's 66th Annual Meeting in Chicago.

NationaLease is gearing up for its 66th Annual Meeting coming up on Sept. 12-13 in Chicago

Tags: Events

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

New Legislation Would Allow States to Raise Truck Weight Limits

Under the new bill, states can opt to allow six-axle trucks to carry up to 97,000 pounds.(Photo by Michelin)

New legislation introduced in the Senate would allow state Departments of Transportation to raise interstate weight limits to 97,000 pounds for trucks with six axles instead of five

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario's MTO to Sideline Three Truck Inspection Sites

The closures and redeployment are, in part, a response to criticisms leveled against MTO's roadside enforcement record by the province's Office of the Auditor General. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario says it will close three truck inspection stations and scale facilities in October

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