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October 1, 2009 - Industry News

DOT to Commence Work on Cell Phone Restrictions for Truck Drivers

The Department of Transportation plans to write rules banning text messaging and restricting cell phone use in moving trucks and buses

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Prepares For Annual Business Conference

Ed Viesturs, a high altitude mountaineer, will speak at the upcoming Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference.

"Evolution" is the theme of Vipar Heavy Duty's upcoming 2009 Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, Oct. 18-23 in Marco Island, Fla

Tags: Events

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Anniversary of Ports' Clean Truck Program Highlights Debate Over Methods

On the first anniversary of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Truck Programs Thursday, several environmental and political groups took the opportunity to not only celebrate the programs' success, but to also point fingers at the American Trucking Associations, claiming the group is preventing further progress. "On a day we should be celebrating, we condemn the legal attacks by the American Trucking Associatio

Tags: Intermodal

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Mahle Clevite to Co-Host Tech and Skills Regional Conference

Mahle Clevite, Ann Arbor, Mich., has agreed to co-host the upcoming Tech and Skills Regional Conference, a career development and networking event sponsored by AERA, an associaiton of engine builders and rebuilder

Tags: Events

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-related Deaths Fall in 2008

The number of deaths related to transportation was reduced by almost 10 percent in 2008, compared to 2007, with fatalities from crashes involving medium and heavy trucks falling 15.9 percen

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Administration's Distracted Driving Efforts Include Trucker Phone Restrictions

The Department of Transportation plans to embark on a rulemaking process that would ban text messaging and restrict the use of cell phones by truck and bus drivers

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Economy Dips Less Than Expected in 2Q

The U.S. Gross Domestic Product during the second quarter was not as bad as previously thought, with a 0.7 percent decline, compared to the 1 percent decrease forecasted in Augus

Tags: Economy

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Ontario Cracks Down on Cell Phone Use While Driving

The Ontario Legislature has passed a law banning the use of handheld devices to talk, text or e-mail while drivin

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Debate Gets One-Month Reprieve

Congress has passed a bill that will temporarily fund government operations, including highway funding, for another month, just as the fiscal year came to a close Wednesday

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Summit Sets Stage for Reform

Sights like this may soon be a thing of the past. (Photo by Jim Park)

Conducting cell phone business while driving is destined to go the same way as driving without a seat belt and getting behind the wheel after a few drinks. There's a lot of talking still to be done, details worked out

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Tennessee Truck Show to Feature Online Voting

The Tennessee Truck Show, Oct. 8-10 in Crossville, Tenn., features online truck competition voting for those who cannot attend, a new aspect this yea

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

TIMTC Meeting to Cover DOT Technology Programs

State and U.S. Department of Transportation representatives will present on truck technology programs during the first Annual Meeting of the Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition, coming up on October 6 and

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

NTTC Event to Tackle Issues Facing Tank Truck Industry

The upcoming National Tank Truck Carriers' 26th Annual Cargo Tank Maintenance Seminar & Equipment Show will tackle several significant issues facing the bulk transportation industr

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

AltWheels Gears Up For Fleet Day Oct. 5

Fleet Day 2008 featured a variety of vehicles with alternative technologies.

The AltWheels Fleet Day will be held Oct. 5 at the Staples world headquarters in Framingham, Mass., where alternative fleet technologies will be on displa

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

D.C. Gets a Glimpse of Clean Diesel Technologies

David McKenna, director of powetrain sales and marketing for Mack, explains the company's selective catalytic reduction emissions technology for 2010 to government officials at the Clean Diesel Power event.

The Diesel Technology Forum held its clean diesel power showcase Tuesday in Washington, D.C., drawing industry leaders, senior government officials, members of the media and user group representative

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Bendix Holds Product Demonstration in Washington, D.C.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems held its fourth annual demonstration in Washington, D.C., recently, during which the company showcased its active safety and new fuel saving air management technologies to fleets, legislators and governmental agencies

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Use of Biofuels Expected to Grow By 2015

Global use of biofuels should more than double by 2015, with U.S. biofuel use expected to grow by more than 35 percen

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Unveils Electric Vehicle to Congress

Navistar unveiled its all-electric commercial truck to members of Congress Wednesda

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Seeks EPA Approval of 2010 Engines

Detroit Diesel has applied for 2010 certification with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resource Board for its Detroit Diesel DD13 and DD15 engines with BlueTec emissions control system

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

NAFTA Land Trade Down 28 Percent From July 2008

North American surface transportation trade was down 28 percent in July 2009 from the year-ago perio

Tags: Economy

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

InformationWeek 500 List Includes 25 Transportation Companies

InformationWeek has released its 21st annual InformationWeek 500 list, honoring 25 trucking and logistics companie

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex to Combine Brake Controls and Air Management Units

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems will combine its Brake Controls and Air Management Business divisions into a new Air Controls Business unit, which will be lead by Paul Bal

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA: NY Times Article on Distracted Driving is Misleading

As a national summit on distracted driving gets under way this week, the New York Times coverage of driver distraction raised the ire of trucking industry representatives who said it contained a number of errors

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

New National Database to Fight Cargo Theft

ISO has teamed up the National Insurance Crime Bureau to develop a national information sharing system aimed at combating cargo thef

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt to Shutter Nashville Assembly Plant

Peterbilt announced it will permanently close its Madison, Tenn., truck assembly plant in an effort to realign its North American manufacturing operation

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