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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

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Bendix Honors 36 Distributors

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced the winners of its Premier Distributor Program, a channel partner program that rewards distributor

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

MFTA Announces Dealer of the Year Award Winners

Mitsubishi Fuso executives present Milea Truck Sales Corp. with the Dealer of the Year Award.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has recognized its 2009 Dealers of the Year. Each year, MFTA honors its most outstanding dealers in the U.S. and Canada, for overall performance, for parts sales, and for service performance

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Dealer Celebrates 40 Years in the Industry

Troy, Ill.-based Truck Centers, a family-owned dealer group, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the heavy truck industry

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania's Sleeper Berth Exemption For Idling Expires

Starting May 1, long-haul truck drivers in Pennsylvania are no longer allowed to idle during rest periods, as the sleeper-berth exemption of the state's Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicle Idling Act has expired

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Celadon Selects Winner of "Art for the Long Haul" Contest

Celadon displayed the winner art on one of its trucks outside of the New York Stock Exchange.

Celadon Group has selected Shelby Bertsch, a freshman majoring in illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design, as the overall winner of its "Art for the Long Haul" student art contes

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Pilot Pleads Guilty to Selling Drug Detox Drink

A pilot for US Airways Express pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday for selling a substance over the Internet to help drug users defeat drug tests, including truck drivers and other transportation employee

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

'Right to Repair' Gains Support From Dodd, Kerry

Sens. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) have joined the list of co-sponsors of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, which was recently introduced into the Senate by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

International Tire Conference to Feature Workshop on Recycling and Retreading

The International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) will feature a half-day interactive workshop called "Recycling and Retreading Bring Value To The Tire Industry," on Sept. 20

Tags: Events

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Marangoni Adds Leslie Tire to North American Dealer Network

Marangoni Tread North America has added Leslie Tire in Mt. Clemens, Mich., to its North American RingTread dealer network

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Mack to Hold Driving Skills Safety Challenge This Week

During Mack's Driving Safety Challenge, contestants will test their skills in the Mack TerraPro (shown).

Mack Trucks has announced it will hold its annual "Driving Skills Safety Challenge" during WasteExpo 2010 on May 4 and 5 in Atlanta

Tags: Events

April 30, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder Gives to Tornado Relief Efforts

Ryder has donated to the American Red Cross to help residents impacted by the recent tornados in the southeast U.S

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Shows Positive Performance With Industrial Sector Gains

Universal Truckload Services reported increased revenue and net income for the 13-week period ending April 3, 2010, as the company experienced some improvement in the industrial sector

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Optronics Acquires Defunct Panelite Lighting Brand

Optronics International has acquired the Panelite Millenium Series lighting brand, patents and tooling, as well as the rights to Panelite's custom stainless steel truck accessories

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Canada Offers to Pay Michigan's Share For Detroit-Windsor Bridge; Partnership Bill Gets Closer to Publication

An artist rendering of the proposed DRIC bridge.

Canada has offered to cover Michigan's share of the costs to build the proposed new bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, up to $550 million

Tags: Highways

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