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January 11, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood Points to Flaws in AP Story on Creation of Construction Jobs

According to LaHood, highway and road construction jobs account for about 258,000 out of 132 million jobs nationwide.

In response to an Associated Press story claiming the government's $20 billion infusion into roads and bridges did not result in any significant change in employment rates, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the AP missed the mar

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. Shells Out $187 Million For Fuel Efficiency Projects

The funding for Class 8 projects will go toward the development of such technologies as aerodynamics. Here, DTNA tests aerodynamics at its Wind Tunnel in Portland, Ore. (Photo by DTNA)

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu has announced a more than $187 million investment in nine projects aimed at improving fuel efficiency in heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing For 2010 Sprinters

The 2010 line of Sprinters includes a cargo van, passenger van and a cab chassis.

Mercedes-Benz USA has announced new pricing for the 2010 line of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial vans, which includes a cargo van, passenger van and a cab chassis. All models are powered by a 3.0-liter BlueTec diesel engine

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Fleets Move Into 2010 With Caution

Fleets have a cautious outlook on 2010, with most not expecting substantial expansion until late in the year or even 201

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Receives DOE Funding to Explore Truck Efficiency

A Freightliner Century Class S/T inside the company's Portland wind tunnel. Such fuel-efficient technologies may be part of the funding. (Photo by DTNA)

Daimler Trucks North America has received about $40 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Energy's 21st Century Truck Technology Partnership, which will be shared by DTNA's sister company, Detroit Diesel

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Taps $54 Million For SuperTruck, Light-Duty Projects

Cummins has received $54 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to go towards two fuel efficiency projects

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACC to Discuss Marketing to Heavy Duty Aftermarket

The Automotive Communication Council is hosting a teleconversation, "Discuss What Works (and Doesn't) When Marketing to the Heavy Duty Aftermarket," which will take place Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. Eastern time

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January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Midnight Trucking Radio Network to Broadcast Live at NATSO Show

Eric Harley, host of the Midnight Trucking Radio Network (MTRN), will broadcast live from the NATSO Show 2010, which will be held March 1-2 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

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January 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACS Extends Deal With Love's to Use TripPak Network

Affiliated Computer Services has signed a multi-year deal with Love's Travel Stops to continue to house its TripPak Express drop boxes at more than 150 Love's location

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Connecticut Upgrades 23 Rest Areas

The state of Connecticut plans to upgrade its 23 service plazas with more restaurants, stores and improved facilities

January 10, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking Files for Bankruptcy Liquidation

Arrow Trucking, the Tulsa, Okla.-based flatbed carrier that suspended operations abruptly right before Christmas, has filed a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation as its main creditor filed suit against the carrier

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion to Boost Base Rates This Month

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line will increase its base rates on Jan. 18, a move motivated by the higher costs of new equipment, new service centers, technology, insurance costs and wages and benefit

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

UPS' Eaton Delivery Hybrids Get Nod From the Feds For Fuel Economy

(Photo courtesy of UPS)

A year-long evaluation of the hybrid-electric step delivery vans used by UPS yielded about a 29 percent improvement in fuel economy, which averaged about 13 miles per gallon, according to analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Funded by the DOE's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), NREL's Fleet Test & Evaluation (FT&E) team evaluated six of these hybrid vans at a UPS location in Phoenix over the last 12 month

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

Work Truck Show to Feature A Slew of New Products

At The Work Truck Show 2009, 490 exhibitors filled out a show floor covering nearly 500,000 square feet with new vocational trucks, components and equipment.

More than 65 companies have announced that they will introduce new products at The Work Truck Show 201

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January 8, 2010 - Industry News

COHMED Conference Slated For End of January

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED) Program is hosting their annual conference Jan. 24-28, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency River Walk in San Antonio

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January 8, 2010 - Industry News

Legal, Financial Troubles Continue to Hit Arrow CEO

Arrow Trucking CEO Doug Pielsticker now faces two lawsuits filed against him in Tulsa County District Court Thursday by Summit Bank and the Bank of Oklahom

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

NTEA Announces Members of Verification Program

The National Truck Equipment Association has requalified 16 companies through its Member Verification Program for their commitment to safety and quality standards

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

Study Points to Emerging Truck Technologies As Fuel Savers

Emerging technologies, such as Windyne's aerodynamic Flex-Fairing, can improve fuel efficiency.

Fuel consumption on new tractor-trailers could be lowered by 20 percent starting in 2012 and as much as 50 percent in 2017 through the use of such emerging technologies as engine improvements, transmission enhancements, better aerodynamics and changes in system

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Urges NHTSA to Focus on Driver Behavior

The ATA calls for more consistent and uniform requirements from state to state for driver behavior.

The American Trucking Associations told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to focus on driver behavior in its 2010-2015 Strategic Plan

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Receives EPA 2010 Certification for Heavy-Duty and Midrange Engines

Cummins announced it has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency for its 2010 Heavy-Duty big-bore ISX15 and MidRange ISB6.7, ISC8.3 and ISL9 engines

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

Analysts: Gear Up For Change in the Next Decade

The freight industry is in for some changes in the next 10 years.

While the trucking industry finished up the "aughts" with little momentum and an overall weak freight market, analysts believe the next decade will be marked by change that promises to make things better than the las

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

EPA's Smog Proposal Could Mean More Regs For Trucking

Under the EPA's new smog proposal, we could eventually see more states adopting stricter emissions regulations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to tighten health standards for smog, a move that could lead to more state and local regulations of trucking

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Acquires Bright Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing's headquarters in Reading, Pa.

Penske Truck Leasing has purchased Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution, providers of full-service truck leasing, truck rental, maintenance, and logistics operations

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

Cargotec Sheds Hydraulic Cylinders Business

Cargotec's Waltco Hydraulics will go to Ligon Industries.

Finland-based Cargotec, which provides handling systems and related services for the loading and unloading of goods, has divested Waltco Hydraulics, its U.S.-based hydraulic cylinders manufacturing business, to Ligon Industries

January 7, 2010 - Industry News

ATD's 2010 Expo Shaping Up

The American Truck Dealers' 2010 Convention and Expo, themed "Voice of the Dealer: Fuel the Fire Within," will be held on April 23-26 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla

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