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June 8, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Receives '58 Kenworth

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has received a Kenworth KDC825C, which was donated by Ray S. O'Hanesian, Bettendorf, Iowa

June 8, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Lowers Forecasts For Diesel As Recent Prices Fall

Fleets can expect average diesel prices of $2.96 a gallon for 2010. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration has lowered its price forecasts for on-highway diesel to just under $3 a gallon for 2010 and $3.11 for 201

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2010 - Industry News

Court Denies Further Review of TRU Decision

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied the American Trucking Associations' request that a full panel reconsider a panel's previous decision that California could continue to enforce its Transport Refrigeration Unit regulatio

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

New HDMA Council to Address Energy Efficient Technologies

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has announced the initial formation of the HDMA Strategic Energy Council, which is being formed to provide and maintain communication with federal agencies on energy-efficient technologies

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Deployment of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Under Way

UPS has recently deployed 50 hybrid electric delivery trucks to Austin, Texas, and 13 hybrids to Minneapolis, as part of a larger effort to put 200 new hybrid electric vehicles into operation in eight U.S. cities

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Continue to Drop

Over the last four weeks, diesel has slipped 18.1 cents. (Photo by Ryder)

Diesel prices continued their downward trend this week, falling 3.4 cent

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Georgia Passes Ban on Texting While Driving

Georgia has taken the country one step closer to a nationwide ban on texting while driving; Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law last week

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash Wins Award For Promoting PSI's ThermAlert

From left to right, Steve Robinson and Tim Musgrave from PSI, and Dick Giromini and Steve Miller from Wabash National.

Pressure Systems International, manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI, presented Wabash National Corporation with the 2009 Athena Award at the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association meetin

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Freight to Bounce Back Stronger Than Economy

Expected growth in Asia's economy could mean a competitive market for U.S. exports. (Photo by Schneider)

Over the long term, freight is expected to grow at a stronger pace than the U.S. gross domestic product, said Paul Bingham, managing director of global commerce and transportation at IHS Global Insight

Tags: Economy

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Is Southern California Losing Its Competitive Edge in World Trade?

Congestion, lack of infrastructure funding and stringent emissions rules are threatening Southern California's leadership position in world trade and logistics, according to panelists at the Southern California Transportation & Logistics Summit. While currently 43 percent of all trade to the nation goes through Southern California ports, these volumes are at risk of being diverted to other ports that are easier to operate in

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

IANA Launches DVIR Processing System

The Intermodal Association of North America has launched the IANA Driver Vehicle Inspection Report Processing System, which helps motor carriers, intermodal equipment providers, facility operators, and maintenance and repair vendors with regulatory compliance and identification of defective equipment

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Dealers Convention to Help Dealers Succeed

Trailer dealers will learn tips on how to succeed at this year's National Trailer Dealers Association Convention, which will be held Oct. 14 and 15, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, Calif

June 7, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA to Propose Easing of Supporting Documents for EOBR Users

Under a pending Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposal, carriers that use electronic recorders will get a break on the list of documents required to prove they are in compliance with the hours of service rules

June 4, 2010 - Industry News

President Obama Visits Maryland Truck Dealership

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden last week toured and met with employees of K. Neal International Trucks, a commercial-truck dealership and truck parts supplier in Hyattsville, Md

June 4, 2010 - Industry News

Flying J, Comdata Reach Agreement For Card Acceptance

Comdata methods of payment will now be accepted at more than 250 Flying J locations across the U.S. and Canada

June 4, 2010 - Industry News

Averitt Giving Away Ford F-150, Free Gas

Averitt Express has launched its Ford F-150 4x4 Fuel Duel program, which offers incentives to employees who follow fuel-efficient practices

June 4, 2010 - Industry News

Shell Exec Touts Zero-Emission Transport Goals

Shell last week said developed countries should be well down the road towards the target of zero emission transport systems by 2050

June 4, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre Expands into the Southeast

Dupre Logistics announced the expansion of its Site and Private Fleet Services group into North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina markets

June 4, 2010 - Industry News

2009 LA Port Emissions Numbers Point to Success of Clean Truck Program

The Port of Los Angeles is crediting its Clean Truck Program for a large part of significant cuts in emissions at the port last year

June 4, 2010 - Industry News

Oklahoma Legislation Will Establish CNG Interstate Highway

A new law in Oklahoma spells out goals to have CNG fueling stations located along the Interstate highway system in the states

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Traffic Reaches Highest Since November 2008

Last week, container volume was up 37.5 percent, while trailer volume rose 25.2 percent over the same week in 2009. (Photo by Schneider)

Intermodal volume on U.S. freight railroads has reached its highest level since November 2008 last wee

Tags: Intermodal

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Announces Winner of Music & Motors Sweepstakes

Iowa 80 Group has announced that Randy Young, an owner-operator from Melba, Idaho, has won its Music & Motors Sweepstake

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Roadcheck Kicks Off Tomorrow

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance kicks off its annual Roadcheck tomorrow

Tags: Events

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

Marten Transport Boosts Driver Layover Pay

Truckload carrier Marten Transport has increased its driver layover pay. Starting now, Marten drivers will receive $100 per day for layovers

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

Behind the Scenes at DTNA's Testing Program

Michael Keeney has been with the reliability growth program for four years. He spent a day back in the saddle with this Coronado daycab heavy hauler to demonstrate the extreme conditions delivered by steep grades and 130,000 pounds GCW. (Photo by STF)

What has seemed like an almost flawless launch for the Detroit Diesel DD13/15/16 has likely been because of the Reliability Growth testing, started back in 2005 at Daimler Trucks North America's new facility in Portland, Ore. The function of this group is to hammer new products with the harshest "real-world" conditions the engineers can find. Any faults discovered are identified, allocated, addressed and validated before the issue gets taken off the board

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