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July 14, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Dealership in Shartlesville

The new facility, which rests on 8 acres, features five drive-through bays.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has expanded its operation with a new full-service dealership in Shartlesville

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Continues to Post Year-Over-Year Gains

May was the third straight month to see a year-over-year boost in freight. (Photo by Michelin)

In May, the Freight Transportation Services Index landed at a reading of 97.7, 4.4 percent higher than the same month a year ag

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

TravelCenters Provides Healthier Meal Options

TravelCenters of America is going healthy, with four new fit-friendly menu items at TA full service restaurants

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

FreightWatch Receives a $10 Million Investment

FreightWatch International has received a $10 million growth equity investment by Bridge Investments, a Chicago-based private equity firm

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Rail Posts Highest Year-Over-Year Monthly Gain in 20 Years

In June, intermodal rail traffic jumped 19.2 percent from the same month in 2009, the largest year-over-year monthly gain since 199

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Internet Truckstop Celebrates 15 Years in Freight Matching Business

Online freight matcher Internet Truckstop will celebrate its 15th anniversary this month

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Prime Lube Taps Pennsylvania DEF Distributor

J.J. Powell has signed on to become the distributor of Prime Lube's BlueSky diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) throughout central and western Pennsylvania

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Ramps Up Hiring on Increased Demand

Components manufacturer SAF-Holland has hired 83 new industrial employees at its plants in Keilberg, Frauengrund and Worth am Main, Germany, a result of increased demand and production

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

D.C. Idle-Reduction Campaign Gets Under Way

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments officially launched its diesel idle-reduction campaign Tuesday, running throughout the summer

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Anti-Idling Rule Takes Effect in North Carolina

(Photo by Bette Garber)

A new rule limiting heavy-duty trucks' idling time went into effect in North Carolina this wee

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Evans Cooling Opens Full Service Facility in Tennessee

Evans Cooling Systems has opened a full service facility for converting heavy-duty trucks to Evans waterless coolant in Crossville, Tenn

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Returns to Indianapolis Next Two Years

The National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Show will return to Indianapolis for the next two years, the group announced

Tags: Events

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Roadcheck Reports Continued Low Out-of-Service Rates

During this year's Roadcheck, held last month, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance found that out-of-service rates for commercial motor vehicles continued to hover close to record lows set in 2009

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Westport to Develop Biogas, Natural Gas Engines For Volvo

Westport Innovations has signed a new agreement with Volvo Powertrain to develop biogas- and natural gas-fueled engine products for Volv

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Despite June Slip, Pulse of Commerce Still Strong

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) by UCLA Anderson School of Management slipped 1.9 percent in June, coming off a 3.1 percent boost in Ma

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Announces First Round of Sweepstakes Winners

Iowa80.com has selected the first round of winners for its six-month Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes, with another 50 prizes to be awarded in September

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

KelleyAmerit Lands AT&T Contract For Repair and Maintenance

KelleyAmerit Fleet Services, a strategic partnership of Kelley Fleet Services and Amerit Consulting, has been contracted by AT&T for vehicle repair and maintenance services. Under the contract, KelleyAmerit will maintain and repair AT&T's 76,000 vehicle

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Eastbound I-24 Ohio River Bridge Closed This Morning

The Eastbound lanes of the Interstate 24 Bridge between Illinois and Kentucky will be closed between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Central time toda

Tags: Highways

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Releases Proposed Standards For Renewable Fuel Standard Program

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its proposed 2011 percentage standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard program, know as RFS2

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

CBO: Climate Bill Would Cut U.S. Deficit By $19 Billion

The American Power Act would establish a hard price collar on carbon emissions credits that operators would have to purchase.

A report released by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation found that the American Power Act would reduce U.S. deficits by about $19 billion from 2011 to 202

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Downward Trend

Diesel prices continued their downward trend this week, losing 2.1 cents in the fuel's third straight dro

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Receives Big Turnout

This year's Jamboree featured over 175 exhibits and a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 56 contestants, among other festivities.

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truckstop attracted tens of thousands of people last week to the festivities, which included a free concert by Tracy Lawrence and other events to celebrate trucking

Tags: Events

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Expects to Post Profitable Second Quarter

YRC should post better earnings and income for the second quarter of this year, the company says.

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide said it expects to return to profitability with its second quarter results

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Convoy for the Kids Coming Up July 24

This year's Convoy for the Kids truck show will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich, N.Y., on Saturday, July 24

Tags: Events

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Mack to Supply SCR Trucks to Chrysler

Chrysler Group Transport cited quality, ease of maintenance and fuel economy as driving factors in their decision to replace their existing fleet with 325 Mack Pinnacle models.

Mack Trucks will supply 325 Mack Pinnacle Model DayCab tractors to Chrysler Group Transport, effectively replacing Chrysler's previous fleet in the U.S. and Canada

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