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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Hours of Service Regulations Being Reviewed Again

The trucking industry's gearing up to go around one more time on hours of service regulations, following Tuesday's announcement from Public Citizen that the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration agreed to conduct a new rulemakin

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Dealership in Lansing

Central Michigan Kenworth

Central Michigan Kenworth, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Michigan Kenworth, has opened a dealership location in Lansing, to enhance customer reac

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Chooses BlueTec to Meet EPA 2010 Standards

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Logan Township, N.J., will equip its EPA 2010-emissions compliant commercial trucks with BlueTec technolog

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Gives Out First Mileage Milestone Awards

Dallas-based Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of non-asset-based transportation and third-party logistics services, has launched a new program to reward company drivers and owner-operators who reach certain safety milestone

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

PrePass Installs Solar Power at Florida Weigh Station

PrePass weigh station service has implemented solar technology on U.S. 1 near Flagler, Fla

Tags: Highways

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Qualcomm Receives DTTS Certification on Trailer Tracking

Qualcomm's Untethered Asset Management Service has received Defense Transportation Tracking System II (DTTS) certification by the U.S. Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command (SDDC

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Ricardo Upgrades Engine Testing Facility

Ricardo Inc., headquartered in Van Buren Township, Mich., has upgraded its heavy-duty engine test facility at its Chicago Technical Cente

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Earnings Down 95.6 Percent in 3Q

Paccar is the parent company of Kenworth Truck Company, which makes this T270 diesel-electric hybrid.

Paccar saw its earnings take another nosedive in the third quarter, falling 95.6 percent to $13 million from $299 million in the third quarter of 200

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Sturman Receives Grant For Natural Gas Research

Sturman Industries, which conducts engine controls research and development, has received a $1 million grant by the California Energy Commission to convert a diesel truck engine to enabling Sturman Digital Hydraulic air control

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Covenant Posts Third Quarter Loss

Tennessee-based Covenant Transportation Group posted a third quarter loss of $13.6 million, or 96 cents a share, compared to a $3.4 million loss, or 24 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2008

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Northwood Honors Eight With Aftermarket Education Award

Northwood University will recognize eight automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Las Vegas

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Up 17 Percent From 2Q

Cargo theft rose about 17 percent in the third quarter from the second quarter, with a 30 percent rise from the year-ago perio

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Study Points to Benefits of ESC Systems

Stability control systems can provide substantial safety benefits for heavy trucks, with electronic stability control (ESC) systems more beneficial than roll stability control (RSC) system

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Yara Chooses Blue1USA For DEF Dispensing

Yara North America, which produces diesel exhaust fluid, has signed a contract to purchase DEF mini-bulk storage and dispensing systems from Blue1US

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

DOT to Revisit Hours of Service Rules

The federal government has agreed to start a new round of rulemaking on hours of service regulations. Public Citizen today announced the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration agreed to revisit the rules to settle a lawsui

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Sees 68.6 Percent Drop in Income

Flatbed and dry van carrier Universal Truckload Services said its net income fell 68.6 percent to $1.7 million, or 11 cents a share, in the third quarter, compared with $5.4 million, or 34 cents a share for the year-ago quarte

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

OI and Share the Road Transport Items for Soldier's Care Packages

Operation Interdependence and the national highway safety program Share the Road have managed to deliver leftover non-perishable items for care packages for U.S. soldiers serving overseas

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

TCA to Host Webcast on CSA 2010

The Truckload Carriers Association will host a webcast covering the federal government's new safety compliance program, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 201

Tags: Events

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Amid Medium-Duty Exits, Buyers Uncertain About What Brand to Purchase

Truck buyers are undecided about which brand they plan to purchase to replace discontinued brands in the medium-duty market such as Chevrolet, GMC Trucks and Sterlin

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Drug and Alcohol Use

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's first national drug and alcohol strike force, more than 80 carriers face enforcement action while 77 commercial bus and truck drivers were taken off the road

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

PeopleNet's Service Network Ready For Repair

PeopleNet, a provider of Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, said its new North American service network of third-party service centers across North America are certified to install and service PeopleNet system

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Climbs to Highest Level in Nearly a Year

Diesel prices continued their climb for the third consecutive week, gaining 9.6 cents to an average of $2.801, the highest since Nov. 17, 200

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-Weight Workshop Provides Industry With Tools to Succeed

When instructor Greg Hayes begins one of his truck-weight compliance workshops, there are almost always a few skeptical faces in the class. But by the time the session is over, it's as though light bulbs have come on for everyone in the room. "It's like watching your kids succeed," Hayes said. "It's very satisfying to help attendees understand the technical issues of truck-weight regulations, an area of law which usually requires specialized knowledge.

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

USA Convoy Brings Total to $93,000 Raised

Following Convoy for a Cure - USA at Willie's Place in Texas on Saturday, $93,000 has been raised for Breast Cancer Research between the four convoys that have taken place throughout the U.S. and Canada this yea

Tags: Events

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Nov. 1-7

Next week, trucking companies across the nation will participate in the 14th Annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, an event aimed at celebrating and recognizing professional truck drivers for their hard work throughout the year

Tags: Events

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