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July 30, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Denies Petitions Challenging Endangerment Finding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is standing by its claim that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of the American people and that emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

GDP, Consumer Confidence Indicate a Slowing Recovery

Imports were up 28.8 percent in the second quarter, the largest increase in 26 years, but exports were up only 10.3 percent. (Photo by Port of Seattle)

Real gross domestic product grew 2.4 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter, compared to a 3.7 percent boost in the first quarter of this yea

Tags: Economy

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

Governors Push to Get Scudder Falls Bridge Revamped

Scudder Falls Bridge, which has two lanes in each direction and no shoulder, handles nearly 60,000 vehicles daily and is the scene of 105 crashes annually. (Photo by DRJTBC)

The governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are proposing a public-private partnership to revamp the Scudder Falls Bridge that carries Interstate 95 over the Delaware River

Tags: Highways

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

North America Is Ready For Low-Cost Trucks, But Foreign Builders Face Challenges

While sales of low-cost trucks in North America are almost non-existent, there is potential for growth in this market, especially for foreign manufacturers such as Tata Motors and Mahindra, according to Ryan Carmichael, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. Carmichael is currently working on the North American module of Frost & Sullivan's low-cost truck market study, which will analyze this market in different regions of the world. The full results will be released in September

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

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