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March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Event Preview: Mid-America Trucking Show Has Much to Offer

(Photo courtesy of MATS)

This week, more than 950 exhibitors and more than 70,000 projected attendees representing the heavy-duty trucking industry head to Louisville, Ky., for the big Mid-America Trucking Show March 25-27. Show Offerings As an attendee, you'll have access to a variety of show offerings and events, including a lineup of informative, constructive, and trucking-oriented seminars. The featured seminars will cover such topics as sleep apnea, the FMCSA's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 201

Tags: Events

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider Installs Aerodynamic Wheel Covers Across Fleet

Truckload carrier Schneider National plans to outfit its entire fleet with the Deflecktor Aero Wheel Cover, an aerodynamic wheel cover designed to improve the mpg efficiency of the vehicle

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Aura, Zanotti Team Up For Integrated All-Electric Transport Refrigeration System

Through a strategic partnership, Aura Systems will integrate its AuraGen power generation and management solution with Zanotti's transport refrigeration systems to create an all-electric solutio

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

National Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet Summit to Feature Pickens as Keynote

T. Boone Pickens, founder and chairman of BP Capital Management and author of "The Pickens Plan," will provide the keynote address during the National Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Fleet Summit in Louisville, Ky., on March 24

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March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Pegasus TransTech Keynote to Address Emerging Technologies

Pegasus TransTech has tapped James P. Hogg, an applied technology expert from the faculty of the University of Central Florida, as the keynote speaker for its upcoming Users Conference

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March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Newport Business Media Names Editor of New RoadStar Magazine

Jim Park

Newport Business Media, formerly Newport Communications Group, has named Jim Park editor of the new RoadStar magazine for owner-operators, independent contractors and professional truckers

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

MATS to Stay in Louisville Another 10 Years

The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show will continue to hold the big show in Louisville, Ky., at least for the next 10 years

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March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Upward Trend; Oil Rises Alongside U.S. Stocks

After the House of Representatives passed the health care reform bill Sunday night, U.S. stocks starting climbing, sending crude oil prices up along with them.

Trucking fleets across the country felt the pinch for the fifth week in a row, as national diesel prices inched up 2.2 cents this week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Grants HOS Exemption for Fertilizer

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a temporary waiver from the hours of service rules for transport of anhydrous ammonia during the planting season

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Airworks Compressor Wins Innovation Award For Hybrid Mobile Air Compressor

Airworks Compressors was the winner of the Innovation Award. From left to right are Darryl Weflen, president, Sheila Stang, marketing, and John Engevik, national account manager.

Airworks Compressors Corp. has won the Innovation Award from The Work Truck Show 2010. The company achieved the honor for its new Twister T100 Hybrid mobile air compresso

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Terex Utilities Receives Green Award at Work Truck Show

The Terex Utilities HyPower Hybrid system won The Work Truck Show Green Award for innovation in fuel utilization. Here, Steve Carey from NTEA congratulates Terry Vanconant, Terex marketing communications and promotions coordinator (left).

South Dakota-based Terex Utilities has won The Work Truck Show Green Award for its HyPower Hybrid system at the Work Truck Show, held in St. Louis at the beginning of Marc

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Double Coin Tire Achieves SmartWay Verification

Double Coin Holdings, a China-based tire manufacturer, has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay list of verified technologies

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Ahern, Benesch Gear Up For Trucking and Logistics Conference

Ahern & Associates and Benesch, Attorneys at Law will hold a trucking and logistics seminar on May 25, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix

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March 19, 2010 - Industry News

More Truck Drivers Are Buckling Up

More commercial truck and bus drivers are buckling up these days, with 74 percent of them using their safety belts in 2009

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

Nebraska Lawmakers Crack Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification

A Nebraska bill aimed at cracking down on trucking and construction companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors went through its first round of approvals Thursday

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

EOBR Rule Moves Closer to Publication

The final rule on electronic onboard recorders is on track for publication soon. The White House Office of Management and Budget finished its review of the rule and returned it to the Department of Transportation yesterday

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

California Congressman Speaks Out Against Efforts to Regulate Drayage Operations

U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) has released a "Dear Colleague" letter last week, expressing his opposition to a campaign by the Teamsters to change federal transportation law in an effort to give ports the authority to ban owner-operator

Tags: Intermodal

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

Pilot Makes Denny's Its Restaurant of Choice

Pilot Travel Centers has selected Denny's Corp. as its full-service restaurant of choice

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

TRIB Releases New Version of Retread Tire Buyers Guide

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) has updated its TRIB Retread Tire Buyers Guide for truckers and others who have an interest in locating top quality retreaders in North America and many other countries

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Express-1 Named Top Expedited Carrier For 2010

Express-1 has been honored as the 2010 Expedited Carrier of the Year.

Express-1 Expedited Solutions has been named the 2010 Expedited Carrier of the Year by National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council and Logistics Management magazine

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Bill Moon Scholarship Deadline Coming Up April 16

The NATSO Foundation is still accepting applications for its 2010 Bill Moon Scholarship, awarded to deserving students with ties to the truckstop industry and whose academic qualifications and achievements are considered outstandin

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Land Transportation Trade Down 23.3 Percent From 2008

The U.S. did not have a good 2009 in terms of land transportation trade with the NAFTA countries. 2009 saw the largest year-over-year loss for the 15 years covered by the data.

U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico fell 23.3 percent from 2008 to 200

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Offers Rebates on Zero-Emissions, Hybrid Purchases

Electric Vehicles International's medium- and heavy-duty trucks are eligible for the CARB rebate.

The California Air Resources Board is offering $3.7 million in rebates for zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles, including commercial medium- and heavy-duty trucks

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Kicks Off Driving Success Tour in May

Volvo's VN tour will start off in the western U.S. in May and make its way to other regions of the U.S. and Canada this summer and fall.

Volvo Trucks North America will kick off its 2010 Driving Success Tour this May. On the tour, fleet managers and owner-operators across the U.S. and Canada will experience a Volvo VN78

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Third Quarter Results Improve With Global Economy

Driven by the improving global economy and higher shipment growth, FedEx Corp.'s fiscal third quarter net income was up 146 percent to $239 million, versus the year ago quarter's $97 million

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