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December 9, 2009 - Industry News

Advanced Vehicle Technology Bill Awaits Senate Approval

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) has introduced the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act, a measure that would create an advanced vehicle technology research development program at the Department of Energy

December 9, 2009 - Industry News

Freight TSI Down For Second Month in a Row

The Freight Transportation Services Index was down in October from its September level, its second straight monthly fall following September's 0.5 percent decreas

December 9, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit's Ambassador Bridge Celebrates 80 Years

At the time it was built, the Ambassador Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

The Ambassador Bridge in Detroit celebrated its 80th anniversary recently. The bridge, which was constructed from 1927 to 1929, connects the Canadian side of the Detroit River with Detroit

Tags: Highways

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Toyo Tires Receives SmartWay Verification

Toyo Tires' M137 and M657 tires are developed using Toyo Tires' e-balance technology, which can lead to improved tire life, improved endurance, improved irregular wear resistance and improved fuel consumption.

The EPA's SmartWay program has verified a set of Toyo Tires' premium commercial tires, including the M137 steer tire, M127 free rolling tire for trailers and the M657, a new drive tire that will soon be released in the U.S

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Adds Hybrids to Canadian Fleet

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Coca-Cola Bottling Company is adding 15 more hybrid single-axle tractors to its existing hybrid fleet of 20 side-bay trucks and two straight trucks in Canada

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Hosts Truckers For Troops Telethon This Week

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is holding its third Truckers for Troops Telethon this week to raise funds for care packages to be sent to U.S. troops stationed in combat areas overseas

Tags: Events

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America Honors Soldiers This Week

This week, hundreds of trucks are carrying handmade wreaths across the country to honor fallen soldiers during this holiday season, as part of Wreaths Across America

Tags: Events

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Cadec Global Wins "Lean and Green" Award

Business NH Magazine has honored Cadec Global with its "Lean and Green" Award, which recognizes businesses whose environmental practices are a model for sustainability and growth

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Removed From Dow Jones Index Amid Exchange Deadline

YRC Worldwide may face bankruptcy if things don't pan out with its debt-for-equity plan.

YRC Worldwide will be scratched from the Dow Jones Transportation Average on Dec. 11, the Dow Jones Indexes announced, as the less-than-truckload giant also faced the deadline for its debt-for-equity exchange Tuesday nigh

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices to Rise in 2010; Crude Hovers Around $76 This Winter

The EIA expects diesel prices to average $2.96 a gallon in 2010.

In the December edition of its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, the DOE's Energy Information Administration forecasted annual average diesel fuel retail prices at $2.46 and $2.96 per gallon for 2009 and 2010, respectivel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. Gears Up For Six-Day Equipment Auction

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is gearing up for its annual six-day industrial equipment public auction at its Orlando, Fla., permanent auction site from Feb. 15-20, 2010

Tags: Events

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

DME Association Forms Committee to Promote the Fuel in North America

The International DME Association has formed its North American Affairs Committee to actively promote the awareness and use of dimethyl ether as a diesel substitute in North America

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Financial Ranks Highest in Dealer Satisfaction Survey

Daimler Truck Financial has received the highest ranking in the annual dealer satisfaction survey conducted by the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Smith Throws Switch on All-Electric Trucks

Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles is making the first deliveries of its Newton Class 5 through 7 all-electric truck. Customers for the first six trucks include the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, Staples, AT&T, Coca-Cola, PG&E and Kansas City Power and Light, who are all heavily committed to sustainability and low emissions. The Smith Newton is a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) and fully compliant with California ZEV regulation

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Calls For Boost in Transportation Infrastructure Investment

In a nationally televised speech today at the Brookings Institution, President Barack Obama outlined his plan for tackling the job market, including additional investments in transportation infrastructure as a way to stimulate jobs and economic growth

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Earnings Down 30 Percent From Last Year

FedEx Corporation expects to post earnings of $1.10 per share for the second quarter ended Nov. 30, a 30 percent drop from $1.58 per share a year ago

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Continental Hosts Fuel Savings Workshop

Continental Tire North America recently hosted an event to provide fleet managers with the opportunity to learn more about fuel efficiency

Tags: Events

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Slow Decline For Fifth Week

Diesel continues its slow downward trend.

Diesel prices were down for the fifth straight week, slipping 0.3 cents to a national average of $2.772 Monda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

EPA: On-Road Vehicles Contribute to Threat of GHGs

The EPA says on-road vehicles are to blame for more than 23 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of the American people and that emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threa

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Trucks Hauled 58 Percent of North American Freight in '08

Trucks carried 58 percent of the freight measured by value between the U.S., Canada and Mexico in 2008, accounting for $554 billion, beating out rail, maritime, pipeline and ai

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Munich Research Team Tests Low-Emission Engine

Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have used this engine to demonstrate simultaneous reduction of nitrogen oxides and soot, without resorting to a catalytic converter.

A research team at the Munich, Germany-based Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) has managed to reduce the pollutants in exhaust emissions to barely measurable levels, just three months after the Euro 5 Norm for exhaust emissions has gone into effec

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload to Expand Regional Services

Con-way Truckload plans to add 300 trucks to its fleet by the end of 2010 to accommodate the additional business.

In response to customer demand, Con-way Truckload plans to expand its regional service by adding operations in 10 U.S. states, including Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

ATA to Co-Sponsor Sleep Apnea Conference

The American Trucking Associations will co-sponsor the American Sleep Apnea Association's maiden national conference on sleep apnea and trucking, which is slated for Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI in Baltimore

Tags: Events

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Adds Concrete Mixer to Portfolio

Continental provides a full line-up of rear discharge mixer products sold under the CBMW brand and also sells replacement parts for all mixer makes.

Navistar International has purchased Continental Manufacturing Company, a privately-held mixer manufacturer, with locations throughout the U.S

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Panther Executives Join Drivers in Hauling Freight This Week

Clarke and Wadel will do the job of Panther's owner-operators in a Sprinter cargo van.

Panther Expedited Services executives Andrew Clarke, president and CEO, and Ed Wadel, chief information officer, will be working as a driver team this week to raise money for charity and get a better idea of how things operat

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