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March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Kicks Off T700, Paccar MX Road Show in April

Beginning this summer, the Kenworth T700 will be available with the Paccar MX engine.

Kenworth Truck Company will kick off the Kenworth T700 and Paccar MX Engine Road Tour in April, visiting 90 Kenworth dealer locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Eyes Amendments to Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation

At a hearing scheduled for late summer, the California Air Resources Board may make changes to the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measure

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

IRS Warns About Fuel Surcharge Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service has warned that motor carriers that pay their owner-operators a fuel surcharge need to include those amounts in the Form 1099 report of the compensation they pay their contractors

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Right to Repair Act Gains Bipartisan Support in Senate

Proponents of the Right to Repair Act say it would allow independent repair shops to compete on a level playing field with other facilities. (Photo by Michelin)

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) introduced the Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act Thursday

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Down; Optimism Still in the Air

While tonnage was down from January, fleets can expect moderate growth for the rest of the year. (Photo by Con-way)

After rising 1.9 percent in January, the American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 0.5 percent in Februar

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth's T700 Gains SmartWay Certification

Kenworth's new T700 integrates the hood, bumper, fenders, headlamps, fairings, windshield and roof in a precise, clean manner for the resulting fuel-efficient and stylish shape.

Kenworth Truck Company's new aerodynamic Kenworth T700 model has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Utilimaster Wins Editors' Choice Award For Energwise Utilivan

Here, Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations, congratulates Steve Campbell, director of sales for Utilimaster (center), and Caleb Pontius, national accounts manager, in front of the Energywise Utilivan.

Utilimaster Corporation received the Editors' Choice Award for its new Energywise Utilivan at The Work Truck Show 2010

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Glacier Bay Partners With Trojan Battery Company For APU

Glacier Bay has partnered with Trojan Battery Company to provide a ClimaCab climate control system with Trojan's OverDrive AGM 31 Batter

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

ATA's Costello Discusses Economic Outlook on CNBC

Today at 2 p.m. live on CNBC's "Street Signs" program with Erin Burnett, Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, will discuss the economic outlook of the trucking industr

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Carriers Hesitant to Add New Equipment

Truckload carriers in the U.S. are continuing to use caution in buying new equipment, according to Transport Capital Partners' recent Business Expectations Survey

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

T. Boone Pickens Predicts Quick Action on Natural Gas Incentives

LOUISVILLE, KY -- After the bitter battle on Capitol Hill about healthcare reform, a well-known alternative energy advocate predicts Congress will turn to legislation that will help the country toward a bipartisan goal of reducing our dependence on foreign oil

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Toyo Tires' M154 Receives SmartWay Verification

Toyo Tires' M154 has been verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program as a steer tire when used on a truck with the company's M657 drive tire and M127 free-rolling tire for trailer axles

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Receives Good Turnout

The National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Show 2010 and 46th Annual Convention in St. Louis exceeded attendance expectations this month, with 8,054 industry professionals in attendance

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March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Senate FAA Bill Does Not Give FedEx Employees Collective Bargaining Rights

The Senate's version of a $34.5 billion bill to authorize the Federal Aviation Administration does not give FedEx employees collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Ac

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Harbour Group Takes Over Fleetgistics

Fleetgistics Holdings, a provider of same-day logistics services in North America, has been acquired by Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Loui

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Rise to Two-Year High

ACT reports year-over-year growth in seven of the nine trailer segments for February.

In February, commercial trailer net orders gained 168 percent from February 2009, its highest level in two year

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Goes To Virginia on June 10-12

The 28th Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest will be held in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia from June 10-12 at the LEE HI Travel Plaza in Lexington

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March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Garden State Extends Sleeper Berth Idling Exemption Until 2011

A New Jersey sleeper berth exemption for the idling of heavy-duty trucks that was originally scheduled to sunset on May 1, 2010, has been delayed for another year

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Says 2010 On-Highway Line Better Than Ever

Cummins ISX-15

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Cummins announced its 2010 on-highway engines are now in full production and meeting customers' expectations for better fuel economy and performance. Production of the 2010 engine lineup began in late 2009, swinging into full production in January.

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

New Environmental Rest Stops Planned For Ohio Turnpike

The Ohio Turnpike Commission has announced plans to open up two "green" rest areas, powered by renewable energy such as wind or solar power and with electricity for truck drivers to heat or cool their cab

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Tracy Lawrence to Perform at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Tracy Lawrence

Iowa 80 Truckstop has tapped Tracy Lawrence to perform at the 31st Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 8

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March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Grote Opts Out of Shows to Take Work Lamps on Tour

Grote's LED WhightLight Work Lamp Portfolio

Grote Industries has launched its Trilliant Technology Tour, its road show-style program that will highlight the company's group of six high-tech, high-performance LED WhiteLight Work Lamps

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Permanent Repairs Under Way on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has tapped Flatiron Construction Corporation of Longmont to complete the permanent repairs on Interstate 70 following a rockfall incident March 8

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Exhaust Exposure During Pregnancy Can Affect Offspring

According to a recent study conducted by the Tokyo University of Science, breathing in diesel exhaust during pregnancy can slow down the brain and motor activity of the mother's offspring

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Brake Manufacturers Council Announces New Web Site

The Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has launched a new web site, www.brakecouncil.org, providing members with an online resource for the latest industry news as well as council events, initiatives and programs

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