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May 21, 2010 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Improve Over 2009

April sales totaled 8,627 units, up from 6,664 units in April 2009.

Sales of Class 8 trucks gained 29.5 percent in April from the year-ago mont

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

White House Will Announce Plans for Truck Fuel Economy Standards Today

Truckers should brace themselves for national fuel economy standards, which are expected today. (Photo by Bette Garber)

The Obama Administration this morning will announce a plan to set national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for heavy- and medium-duty trucks, according to sources familiar with the plan

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

New Report Points to Benefits of Fuel Economy Technologies

Improving truck fuel economy can not only limit U.S. oil dependence and save fleets thousands of dollars at the pump, but it can also create more than 120,000 new jobs nationwide by 203

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Gain 91 Percent in April

The Class 8 market saw quite a boost last month, with net orders up 91 percent from April 200

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

Strategic Partnership to Encourage Women in Transportation to Pursue Technical Fields

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has signed an agreement with the Women's Transportation Seminar International to encourage women to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, while pursuing careers in transportation

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

Reductions in Driver Pay Could Exacerbate Driver Shortage

Truckload carriers have been aggressive in reducing driver pay during this economic cycle, so much so that demographic and regulatory changes could exacerbate an upcoming driver shortage in the next few year

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

Flatbed Carrier Orders International ProStar+ Trucks

Navistar has received an order from Boyd Bros. Transportation for 325 International ProStar+ tractors equipped with EPA 2010 advanced exhaust gas recirculation MaxxForce 13 engines

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

General Truck Tires Receive SmartWay Verification

Continental Tire North Americas has announced that four of its General Tire brand truck tires have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transport Partnership's list of verified fuel savings technologies

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

Maine Carrier Demonstrates Benefits of Heavier Trucks

H.O. Bouchard Inc., a logging and trucking contractor based in Hampden, Maine, recently demonstrated the safety and other benefits of allowing heavier trucks on the state's interstate system, as part of a pilot project approved by Congress in December

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

The Reliance Network Adds Two Carriers to Western Coverage

The Reliance Network, a consortium of regional less-than-truckload carriers, today has added Mountain Valley Express and Peninsula Truck Lines as providers covering the western U.S

May 20, 2010 - Industry News

Hino Hybrid Moves to the Big Apple

The New York Department of Sanitation has taken delivery of a Hino light-duty diesel hybrid cab-over, as part of its initiative to reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emission

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Governments to Develop Border Plan

Although observers had widely expected the issue of cross-border trucking to be addressed this week during Mexican President Felipe Calderon's visit to Washington, D.C., the issue was only alluded to in remarks and statements by Calderon and President Obama following yesterday's meetings

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Expands Voucher Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has approved changes to its existing $28 million Voucher Incentive Program to make funding available to a larger variety of truck

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico to Work on 21st Century Border Plan

President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon issued a joint statement after their meeting Wednesday that did not specifically mention cross-border trucking but did talk about the importance of "creating a border for the Twenty-First Century."

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

Fleets Shift Focus Toward Cost Savings in 2010

Cost savings is a top concern for fleet managers and executive management, with almost half of fleets naming it as their main focus for 201

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

Biodiesel Tax Credit Moves Closer to Publication This Week

The House of Representatives is expected to take up the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act of 2010 this week, which includes the biodiesel tax credit, which lapsed Dec. 31, 2009

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

Boston Receives Extension on Hazmat Vehicles Ban

The City of Boston has been granted a 45-day extension of its ban on hazardous materials trucks driving through the cit

Tags: Highways

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

OOIDA Pledges Support For Trucker Buddy

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has pledged to continue its support of Trucker Buddy International, a non-profit dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and young kids

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

APL Logistics Hires New Executive to Grow Domestic Rail Business

APL Logistics has appointed Dave Howland as its new vice president of land transport services

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

Fight Against Distracted Driving Goes Global

From left to right are Jennifer Smith, president of FocusDriven; DOT Secretary Ray LaHood; U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador; and Vitaly Churkin, Russian ambassador.(Photo courtesy of the United Nations)

U.N. and international officials met at the United Nations headquarters in New York Wednesday to launch a global effort to address distracted driving

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI Research on HOS Shows Safety Improvements

According to research by the American Transportation Research Institute on the current hours of service rules, the total collision rate was down 11.7 percent and preventable collisions decreased 30.6 percent from 2004 to 2009

May 19, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Adds Northeast to Regional Offerings

Schneider National has completed the final stage of rolling out its regional service with the addition of its Northeast regional servic

May 18, 2010 - Industry News

Reliable Environmental Transport Launches New Web Site

Reliable Environmental Transport, which provides professional, safety-oriented and cost-effective solutions for waste transportation and disposal needs, has unveiled a new web site, which includes several new interactive features and updated information

May 18, 2010 - Industry News

Emergency Repairs Get Underway on I-24 Sinkhole

The sinkhole is estimated to be 25 feet wide and 25 feet deep.

A large sinkhole opened up in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 near the Grundy/Coffee County line in Tennessee Tuesday

Tags: Highways

May 18, 2010 - Industry News

Allison Transmission Extends Partnership With DTNA

Allison Transmission has extended its partnership with Daimler Trucks North America for its transmissions to be the exclusive automatic transmission on all DTNA product lines, including Freightliner, Western Star, Freightliner Custom Chassi

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