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February 17, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Fines California Company For Emissions Violations

Petaluma, Calif.-based Golden State Lumber has been fined $20,000 by the California Air Resources Board for failing to inspect its diesel trucks in accordance with the state's smoke emissions standards

February 17, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces $1.5 Billion in Funding For Transportation Projects

The recently announced Tiger funds will go toward such initiatives as the National Gateway project. Pictured here is the site for the North Baltimore Intermodal Terminal.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has allocated $1.5 billion to more than 50 transportation projects as part of the Tiger (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant Program

Tags: Highways

February 17, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Reopens Four Rest Areas

The Virginia DOT has begun the process of reopening the 19 rest stops that have been closed since July.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has reopened four rest stops along Interstate 81 that the state closed this summer due to budget cuts. The newly opened rest areas are near Rural Retreat, Smyth, New Market and Radfor

February 17, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Gets Shareholder Approval on Debt Swap, Private Placement

The Feb. 17 vote eliminates a total of $550 million in debt from the less-than-truckload giant's books.

During YRC Worldwide's special stockholders meeting Wednesday, stockholders approved the company's $470 million debt-for-equity swap as well as the purchase of $70 million in new unsecured convertible notes in a private placement.

February 17, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Orders Meet Low Expectations Following Dec. Rush

On the heels of the December rush to buy trucks before the EPA 2010 mandate went into effect, January truck net orders slipped 18 percent from the year-ago mont

February 17, 2010 - Industry News

Wyoming to Study I-80 Tolling More Closely

The state of Wyoming is one step closer to implementing tolls on Interstate 80, which stretches from east to west

Tags: Highways

February 17, 2010 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Increases Pay For Drivers

Decker will add 20 new Peterbilts to its fleet.

Decker Truck Line, Fort Dodge, Iowa, has implemented a new pay plan for reefer/van company drivers out of increased business

February 17, 2010 - Industry News

Pacer Sees Boost in Fourth Quarter Income

Pacer International, the asset-light North American freight transportation and third party logistics provider, posted a $91.6 million boost in income from operations during the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the year-ago quarte

February 16, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Taps $752 Million Contract For MaxxPro Dash MRAP Vehicles

International MaxxPro Dash MRAP

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Navistar Defense a contract for $752 million to provide 1,050 International MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles

February 16, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Expands Two-Day Service Between U.S. and Canada

UPS Freight's expanded service includes two-day transit between Montreal and Milwaukee, Rockford, Ill., and St. Louis as well as between Toronto and points in Georgia and the Carolinas. (Photo by UPS)

UPS Freight is now offering two-day delivery from Montreal and Toronto as far south as Atlanta and St. Louis

February 16, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall About a Cent in Fifth Straight Dip

Oil closed higher Tuesday on a weak dollar, a gain in stocks and concerns about Iran's nuclear plans.

Following last week's delay in diesel price reporting amid severe winter storms, the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration said diesel prices were down for the fifth week in a row Tuesda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 16, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor PlatinumShield Brake Shoes Win TWNA's Technical Achievement Award

Truck Writers of North America has recognized the rust preventative coating on ArvinMeritor's PlatinumShield Brake Shoes as the top technical achievement for 2009. The award presentation took place at the annual Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) meeting in Tampa, Fla

February 16, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Expands Distribution Network

Great Dane Trailers has expanded its North American distribution network with three new dealer locations

February 16, 2010 - Industry News

Investing Wisely in Green Technologies

These days, there are more opportunities than ever to implement "green" into your fleet. And while these green technologies have their advantages and disadvantages, the most important thing, especially in these economic times, is to find

February 16, 2010 - Industry News

Spot Freight Falls Beyond Seasonal Norms

While January freight availability was up on a year-over-year basis, the spot freight market was down 38 percent from December to January, exceeding seasonal norm

February 15, 2010 - Industry News

NPTC Teams Up With Trucker Buddy

The National Private Truck Council and Trucker Buddy International have announced an agreement to work together to provide industry content and promotion of both organizations

February 15, 2010 - Industry News

Four More Yokohama Tires Earn SmartWay Verification

Four more Yokohama commercial truck tires have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay list of verified fuel-saving technologies for tires

February 15, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Dealers Offer Parts Deal for Used Truck Buyers

Navistar Parts is offering a special deal for those buying a used truck at an International dealer

February 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Takes Fourth Straight Dive Amid Winter Storms

Diesel continued its downward trend last week, falling 1.2 cents in the fuel's fourth straight weekly dro

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 12, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre' Logistics Upgrades to Qualcomm's MCP 100

Dupre' Logistics, Lafayette, La., has chosen to install Qualcomm's Mobile Computing Platform 100 Series throughout its entire fleet

February 12, 2010 - Industry News

CRST Awarded $4.5 Million in Fees Following Sexual Harassment Suit

A federal judge ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to hand over $4.5 million in attorney fees to CRST Van Expedited, which was sued in 2007 by the federal agency, according to reports by the Des Moines Register

February 12, 2010 - Industry News

South Carolina Truck Show Slated For June 25

The South Carolina Truck Show will be held June 25-26, 2010, at the Faith Assembly of God Church in Charleston, S.C

Tags: Events

February 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Report Calls For Infrastructure Funding Through VMT

A new report by Rand Corporation suggests the pending reauthorization of the federal transportation bill should look at more direct ways to fund the U.S. transportation system, such as charging drivers directly for the miles they travel

Tags: Highways

February 12, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2010 Dealer Council Members

Kenworth Truck Company has named its Kenworth Dealer Council members for 2010

February 11, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Dealers Offer DPF Cleaning Service

In its performance tests, Paccar Parts found that the FSX diesel particulate filter cleaning machine got filters 9 percent cleaner than other machines.

Participating Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers now offer a diesel particulate filter cleaning service through the FSX Inc. cleaning machine

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