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July 30, 2010 - Industry News

Joplin Petro Remodel to Include New Super Truck Showroom

The remodel is expected to be complete early next year.

The Joplin Petro in Joplin, Mo., is undergoing an expansion and remodel, which will include a new 15,000 square-foot Super Truck Showroom

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

Eyefortransport Gears Up For TruckIT Forum

Eyefortransport will hold its eighth truckIT Forum on Oct. 5 and 6 at the Vanderbilt Garden Hilton in Nashville, Tenn

Tags: Events

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Talbert Manufacturing Expands Dealer Network

Talbert Manufacturing has added DeCleene Trailer Sales to its dealer network. DeCleene has five locations throughout Wisconsin

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Sees Continued Growth in Earnings, Revenue

Universal Truckload Services' balance sheet continued to see signs of a recovery, with net income increasing by $3.3 million to $4.6 million for the 13-week period ending July 3

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Senator Submits Amendment to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) submitted a proposal Wednesday to amend H.R. 5297, or the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, by retroactively extending the biodiesel tax credit

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

New Bill Would Give Ports Authority Over Clean Truck Programs

Nadler's new bill would allow ports to set the standards for clean diesel and alternative energy vehicles in order to reduce pollution. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Portland)

A new bill would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Act to allow ports to enact and enforce clean truck programs and implement environmental programs above the current federal requirements

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Ambassador Bridge Moves Forward in Approval Process

The current Ambassador Bridge, which is 80 years old, is the busiest border crossing in North America, handling 1.6 million truck crossings each year.

Manuel Moroun, owner of the Ambassador Bridge, is one step closer to building a second span of the international crossing between Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Moroun received the OK from the Canada Border Services Agency to build a new customs plaza in Windso

Tags: Highways

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Hands Out $1 Million in Safety Training Grants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the recipients of safety training grants worth $1 million

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Suit Over California's Ammunition Shipping Restriction

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a joint lawsuit with The Calguns Foundation, the National Rifle Association, the Folsom Shooting Club and two individual truckers, to challenge California's ban on interstate shipment of handgun ammunition to the state

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

BTS Reports Highest Year-Over-Year Rise in Land Transportation Trade

Land transportation trade between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners was up 39.5 percent in May from the year-ago month, the highest year-over-year increase in total U.S.-NAFTA trade by surface modes on record back to April 199

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Saia Improves 2Q Results on Stronger Revenue and Pricing

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia improved its second quarter performance on stronger revenue, better pricing and solid cost performance

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Posts Positive 2Q Earnings

Quality Distribution posted positive second quarter earnings on an 18.5 percent boost in revenue from the same quarter of 2009

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Fleet Engineers to Market Mudguard's V-Flap

Through a new agreement, Fleet Engineers will market Mudguard Technologies' V-Flap Product to its customers in North Americ

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Illinois Restores Truck Access Provision For Length

Effective immediately, trucks in Illinois up to 65 feet in length can access local roads to points of delivery or for food, fuel, rest and repai

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

CAT Scales to Replace J-Scales at Flying J Travel Plazas

As a result of the Pilot-Flying J merger, CAT Scale will now be the truck scale at all Flying J Travel Plaza locations

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Kick Off Next Week

The American Trucking Associations will hold its National Truck Driving Championships next week, from Aug. 3 to 7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohi

Tags: Events

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Horton Expands Global Reach Into China

L to R: Steve Wardleworth, Linn Brown, Terry Gilberstadt of Horton; and Raymond Sun, Edith Li from R&S Promotion.

Through a recently signed agreement, Beijing-based R&S Promotion Co. will represent Horton and distribute Horton products to on- and off-highway original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket segments in China

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Gray, VSG Pen Patent License Agreement

Gray Manufacturing Company and Vehicle Service Group have entered into a Patent License Agreement related to wireless coordinated lift systems or wireless mobile column lifts

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Gears Up For Inspector Competition

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is gearing up for the 18th annual North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 2-8

Tags: Events

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Announces Second Annual Video Contest

The American Trucking Associations has announced plans to sponsor a video contest for the National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, for the second time around

Tags: Events

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Frito-Lay, Walmart Renew Partnerships With Women In Trucking

Frito-Lay and Walmart have renewed their Gold Level partnerships with the Women In Trucking Association

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

CARB May Ease TRU Emission Standards For 2003 Engines

If the proposed amendments are passed, owners of 2003 model-year TRU engines would be in compliant using a Level 2 verified diesel emissions control system.

The California Air Resources Board may ease emission standards for model-year 2003 transport refrigeration units, set to take effect Dec. 31, 2010

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Post Second Straight Drop

In June, new orders for manufactured durable goods were down for the second month in a row, falling 1 percent to $190.5 billio

Tags: Economy

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Federal Reserve Report Paints Rosy Picture of Transportation Demand

Fleets in Cleveland are buying equipment at replacement levels, but the need to replace equipment may grow toward the end of this year, as fleets age and demand picks up.

Several regions across the U.S. are seeing a pickup in demand for freight transportation services, according to the Federal Reserve

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Starts to Reopen Rest Areas

The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to reopen highway rest areas that were temporarily closed, including three this week

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