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May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Reaches Agreement With EPA Over SCR Issue

When SCR first came onto the scene, it wasn't considered a feasible option for EPA because of issues related to the infrastructure and distribution of diesel exhaust fluid. Now, the infrastructure is more of a reality.

Navistar International has dropped its lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency after the EPA agreed to hold a public workshop or hearing to address Navistar's concerns regarding the agency's certification policies for selective catalytic reduction-equipped diesel trucks

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Reviews Options for Limiting Greenhouse Gases

The Transportation Department has added its voice to the ongoing debate over how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offering an analysis of a half-dozen strategies that are already under way or under consideration. Transportation is a major contributor to the greenhouse gases that most scientists say exacerbate global warming. Tailpipe emissions contribute almost 30 percent of greenhouse gase

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Black Rock APU Says Farewell

Black Rock Systems, a manufacturer of auxiliary power units based in Nevada, has ceased operations as of April 3

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Bendix Demonstrates Safety Technologies on Capitol Hill

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake held a demonstration event April 19 and 20 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., to show legislators and governmental agencies how the company's offerings improve highway safety and emissions

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Kids Create Posters For DOT's Safety Belt Contest

Adam Carr of Tampa, Fla., and Vijeyta Revankar of Seabrook, Texas, were chosen as the winners of the "Be Ready, Be Buckled" student safety belt poster contest, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's blog

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Reports 1Q Loss Despite Overhaul Efforts

Despite cost cutting and financial overhaul efforts, YRC Worldwide reported a net loss of $274 million during the first quarter, compared to a similar loss during the year-ago period

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Receives $191 Million in Orders

Navistar Defense has received $191 million in orders for new medium tactical vehicles as well as enhancements to International MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) units in Afghanistan

May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Tire Manufacturers Hike Prices Before Summer

Fleets looking to purchase new tires will likely see an uptick in prices from many manufacturers this summer. (Photo by Jim Park)

Several tire manufacturers have announced plans to increase prices for truck tires just in time for summer

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

TTE to Purchase China-Based Manufacturer

Florida-based Turbine Truck Engines plans to purchase a controlling interest in GuangDong Kingtec Electrical Co., a manufacturer of heavy-duty starter motors and alternators in China

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Reviews Options for Limiting Greenhouse Gases

According to the DOT, greenhouse gas emissions from medium and heavy trucks have increased 77 percent since 1990.

The Transportation Department has added its voice to the ongoing debate over how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offering an analysis of a half-dozen strategies that are already under way or under consideration

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Gains Almost a Nickel in Fifth Straight Boost

Over the last five weeks, diesel has gained 18.3 cents. (Photo by Michelin)

Diesel prices gained nearly a nickel this week, kicking off the month of May at its highest level since October 200

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens New Location in Maryland

Aftermarket distributor FleetPride has added a new 9,000 square-foot branch in Salisbury, Md., bringing the number of Maryland FleetPride locations to 10

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

NFI Establishes New Brokerage Division

New Jersey-based NFI has established a new brokerage division to connect carriers and shippers across the U.S

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

MEMA Forms Political Action Committee to Advance Legislative Agenda

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its affiliate associations have formed a new political action committee to advance lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., on behalf of motor vehicle parts suppliers

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

Penske Chooses Freightliner Cascadia For EPA 2010

Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 Freightliner Cascadia tractors with BlueTec selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology, making Freightliner the majority supplier of 2010 EPA-compliant tractors to Penske

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

Double Coin, CMA to Participate in RMA Data Collection Program

Double Coin Holdings, its North American subsidiary CMA, and the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), are participating in a new Data Exchange Pilot Program (DEPP) to be commissioned in 201

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

ADT Security Services to Add More Transit Connects

ADT Security Services, an electronic security provider, recently purchased 1,500 Ford Transit Connect models and intends to double that number within the next six months

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

Second Quarter Shows Fleets Optimistic, Yet Shy

While fleets did show some optimism about their business and their intentions to buy new equipment in the second quarter, many are still going the cautious route and aren't trying to get cocky ye

May 3, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Parts Kicks Off Virtual Conference and Expo This Week

Dealers and suppliers can connect electronically during Navistar Parts' Conference and Sales Expo, which kicked off Monday

May 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Chairman Honors Dealers' Entrepreneurial Spirit

Like many in the U.S. trucking industry, the nation's new heavy- and medium-duty truck dealers were hit hard by the recession. But the dealers' "incredible entrepreneurial spirit" led them through the worst, said Kyle Treadway, president of Kenworth Sales Co. in Salt Lake City, Utah, and chairman of the American Truck Dealers association during ATD's recent annual conference in Orlando, Fla

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

MEMA Brings Industry Concerns to Members of Congress

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association recently met with 150 members of Congress to address key issues important to the industry and push for the organization's legislative agenda

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

ABF Freight Wins National LTL Carrier of the Year Award

The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) has named ABF Freight the National LTL Carrier of the Year

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil Breaks Three-Week Record on Recovery Hopes, Oil Spill

Debris and oil from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform float in the Gulf of Mexico after the rig sank April 22. The spill has affected oil prices. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)

Crude oil finished out the week reaching a three-week record high, due to increased confidence in the economic recovery and the BP oil spill, which is threatening the coasts of several southern state

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Waives HOS For Haulers of Oil Spill Supplies

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig on April 21. The FMCSA wants to make sure the necessary supplies get to the area. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a regional emergency in the southern region in response to the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill, which occurred April 20 in Gulf of Mexic

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Empty Miles Service Provides a Durable Solution to 'Age-Old' Problem

(Photo by Schneider)

Schneider National has saved 61 tons of carbon dioxide, 147 tons of particulate matter and over 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel. The truckload carrier also managed to add 25 percent in backhaul revenue on specific accounts. The improvements are thanks to the Empty Miles Service, an online backhaul solution that enables a collaborative business process for identifying transportation efficiency opportunities between trading partners. More specifically, it's a systemic way to match empty truck

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