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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

May 18, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. Producer Prices Down in April Following March Boost

The U.S. Producer Price Index fell 0.1 percent in April, following an increase of 0.7 percent in Marc

Tags: Economy

May 18, 2010 - Industry News

Polk: New Registrations Remain Depressed; Stabilization Ahead

While new registrations overall were off in the first quarter, Class 8 registrations were up.

New commercial truck registrations fell 8 percent in the first quarter compared to a year ago, but an increase in Class 8 registrations points the way to improvements the rest of the year, according to figures from Polk Commercial Vehicle Solutions

May 18, 2010 - Industry News

WIT Retains Board of Directors; Upcoming Goals Announced

The Women In Trucking Association has voted to retain the current officers for its Board of Director

May 18, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Seat Belt Use Among Drivers

During a one-day statewide enforcement effort focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation, the Pennsylvania State Police placed 101 trucks and 75 commercial vehicle drivers out of service

May 17, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Parts Council Members For 2010

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2010 Kenworth Parts Council members, consisting of parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada

May 17, 2010 - Industry News

SC&RA Announces Hauling Job Winners

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has announced the winners of its Hauling Job of the Year Awards, which went to Houston-based Mammoet USA in the Hauling over 160,000 pounds (net) category, and Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore., in the Hauling under 160,00 pounds (net) category

May 17, 2010 - Industry News

SC&RA Launches New Benefits Program for Members

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has launched a new benefits program for its members, following its search for an option to reduce members' costs for health care and ancillary service

May 17, 2010 - Industry News

Carolina Dealer Changes Name to Advantage

Volvo and GMC Truck Center of Carolina has changed its operating name to Advantage Truck Center

May 17, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Takes First Dip in Seven Weeks; Oil Continues Downward

During trading Monday, oil slipped below $70 for the first time in three months. (Photo by BP)

Diesel prices fell for the first time in seven weeks, dropping 3.3 cents to a national average of $3.094 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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