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February 26, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Underway With Training Seminars on New Vehicle Regs

The California Air Resources Board is underway with its free training seminars, which describe the requirements for the Truck and Bus regulation and the Heavy Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas regulation

Tags: Events

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Committee Strikes Down Bill For Biodiesel Blend

A bill to institute a 5 percent biodiesel blend in Iowa was shot down by the Iowa House Ways and Means Committe

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Iveco, Navistar Call it Quits on Australian Truck Marketing Relationship

Iveco Trucks Australia Limited will no longer market Navistar's International brand trucks in Australia starting in October 2010

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

Walmart Sets Goal to Reduce GHG Emissions

Walmart Stores plans to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Calls Appeals Court Decision on LA Port Concessions a 'Non-Event'

A Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Port of Los Angeles on eight requirements on truck drivers serving the port, but the court battle is not over. (Photo courtesy of Port of Los Angeles)

In response to a Wednesday decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow eight concession agreements to continue at the Port of Los Angeles, the American Trucking Associations called the ruling a "non-event,

Tags: Intermodal

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Bans Motorists From I-380, I-84; Lowers Speed Limit

In response to the severe winter storm hitting the Northeast, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the State Police have banned all commercial traffic, motorcycles and recreational vehicles on Interstates 380 and 84 until further notice

Tags: Highways

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

State DOTs Use Social Networking to Get the Word Out

More and more state transportation departments are using social networking sites to get the word out to the traveling public, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. From a survey of 32 state DOTs, AASHTO found that 26 states, or 81 percent, are now on Twitter, while almost half of those surveyed have a Facebook page. Meanwhile, 18 states have an active YouTube channel

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

MEMA Supports Bill to Provide Credit to Manufacturers

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has applauded the efforts behind the introduction of the Manufacturing Modernization and Diversification Act in the House of Representatives

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado DOT Offers Alerts Via E-mail, Text Message

The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new communications tool that will allow users to receive e-mail and text message updates on transportation topics and travel conditions, including news for truck drivers

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. Under Secretary for Energy to Speak at Green Truck Summit

U.S. Under Secretary for Energy Kristina Johnson

The organizers of the Green Truck Summit have tapped U.S. Under Secretary for Energy Kristina Johnson, Ph.D., to deliver the keynote address at the summit in St. Louis on March 9

Tags: Events

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

CSX, Union Pacific Come Together For Domestic Interline Container Program

The new Umax program will provide customers with access to more than 20,000 containers and more than 600 service lanes. (Photo by CSX)

CSX Intermodal has partnered with Union Pacific Railroad to introduce a new domestic interline container program called Umax

Tags: Intermodal

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Pana-Pacific to Distribute PressurePro's Line of TPMS Products

Pana-Pacific Corporation has signed a distribution deal under which it will distribute Advantage PressurePro's line of products to the commercial vehicle market

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Senate Passes Highway Extension Measure

Extending the highway program would likely restore close to $20 billion into the Highway Trust Fund.

The Senate yesterday passed its version of a jobs bill that contains a measure extending the highway program through December

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Pre-Employment Screening Web Site

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration yesterday launched a web site where trucking companies can register for access to a safety database they will be able to use for screening applicants for driving jobs

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

CCMTA Seeks Feedback on Possible Mandate For EOBRs

The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators has released a discussion paper related to the development of a national standard mandating the use of electronic on-board recorders in Canada

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Winter Weather Delays Reopening of I-40

Before this portion of I-40 can be reopened, 590 bolts must be installed, grouted into place and tested.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has pushed back the reopening of a portion of Interstate 40 that was closed by a rockslide in October

Tags: Highways

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Consistent With Trends; Segments Mixed

In January, Commercial trailer net orders climbed 10 percent over January 200

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Points to Recovery

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 3.1 percent in January, its highest level since September 2008

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

GPSNet Announces Winners of Excellence in Expediting Awards

GPSNet presented the awards during its 7th Annual Sylectus Conference in Amelia Island, Fla.

GPSNet Technologies, which recently changed its name to Sylectus, announced the winners of its Excellence in Expediting Awards during its 7th Annual Sylectus Conference in Amelia Island, Fla

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

GPSNet Technologies Changes Its Name to Sylectus

Software development company GPSNet Technologies has changed its name to Sylectus to facilitate sales and marketing of the company's Alliance software products

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

NavStar Forms Distribution Partnership With Rock Hard Systems

NavStar Technologies, Inc., which develops asset tracking and monitoring devices for vehicles and high value cargo, has formed a distribution partnership with Rock Hard Systems, Inc., a trucking software developer

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Launches Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes

Iowa80.com has launched the Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes for professional truck drivers in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its e-commerce web site

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Eastern U.S. Braces For Monster Winter Storm

The east could experience wind gusts as high as 70 mph and snowfall rates of one to two feet in some areas. (Photo by Michelin)

The heavy snowstorm that hit central Texas on Tuesday is expected to head to the mid-Atlantic and New England on Thursday and Friday

Tags: Highways

February 23, 2010 - Industry News

Most Trucks at Port of Tacoma Meet Clean Air Standards

Here, a container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Tacoma. (Photo courtesy of Port of Tacoma)

About 90 percent of the heavy-duty trucks serving terminals at the Port of Tacoma are meeting the port's 2010 clean truck standard

Tags: Intermodal

February 23, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Energy to Expand California Network of LNG Stations

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. plans to expand its existing network of liquefied natural gas truck fueling stations in southern California

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