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March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Utilimaster Wins Editors' Choice Award For Energwise Utilivan

Here, Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations, congratulates Steve Campbell, director of sales for Utilimaster (center), and Caleb Pontius, national accounts manager, in front of the Energywise Utilivan.

Utilimaster Corporation received the Editors' Choice Award for its new Energywise Utilivan at The Work Truck Show 2010

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Glacier Bay Partners With Trojan Battery Company For APU

Glacier Bay has partnered with Trojan Battery Company to provide a ClimaCab climate control system with Trojan's OverDrive AGM 31 Batter

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

ATA's Costello Discusses Economic Outlook on CNBC

Today at 2 p.m. live on CNBC's "Street Signs" program with Erin Burnett, Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, will discuss the economic outlook of the trucking industr

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Carriers Hesitant to Add New Equipment

Truckload carriers in the U.S. are continuing to use caution in buying new equipment, according to Transport Capital Partners' recent Business Expectations Survey

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

T. Boone Pickens Predicts Quick Action on Natural Gas Incentives

LOUISVILLE, KY -- After the bitter battle on Capitol Hill about healthcare reform, a well-known alternative energy advocate predicts Congress will turn to legislation that will help the country toward a bipartisan goal of reducing our dependence on foreign oil

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Toyo Tires' M154 Receives SmartWay Verification

Toyo Tires' M154 has been verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program as a steer tire when used on a truck with the company's M657 drive tire and M127 free-rolling tire for trailer axles

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Receives Good Turnout

The National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Show 2010 and 46th Annual Convention in St. Louis exceeded attendance expectations this month, with 8,054 industry professionals in attendance

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March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Senate FAA Bill Does Not Give FedEx Employees Collective Bargaining Rights

The Senate's version of a $34.5 billion bill to authorize the Federal Aviation Administration does not give FedEx employees collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Ac

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Harbour Group Takes Over Fleetgistics

Fleetgistics Holdings, a provider of same-day logistics services in North America, has been acquired by Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Loui

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Rise to Two-Year High

ACT reports year-over-year growth in seven of the nine trailer segments for February.

In February, commercial trailer net orders gained 168 percent from February 2009, its highest level in two year

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Goes To Virginia on June 10-12

The 28th Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest will be held in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia from June 10-12 at the LEE HI Travel Plaza in Lexington

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March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Garden State Extends Sleeper Berth Idling Exemption Until 2011

A New Jersey sleeper berth exemption for the idling of heavy-duty trucks that was originally scheduled to sunset on May 1, 2010, has been delayed for another year

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Says 2010 On-Highway Line Better Than Ever

Cummins ISX-15

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Cummins announced its 2010 on-highway engines are now in full production and meeting customers' expectations for better fuel economy and performance. Production of the 2010 engine lineup began in late 2009, swinging into full production in January.

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

New Environmental Rest Stops Planned For Ohio Turnpike

The Ohio Turnpike Commission has announced plans to open up two "green" rest areas, powered by renewable energy such as wind or solar power and with electricity for truck drivers to heat or cool their cab

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Tracy Lawrence to Perform at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Tracy Lawrence

Iowa 80 Truckstop has tapped Tracy Lawrence to perform at the 31st Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 8

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March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Grote Opts Out of Shows to Take Work Lamps on Tour

Grote's LED WhightLight Work Lamp Portfolio

Grote Industries has launched its Trilliant Technology Tour, its road show-style program that will highlight the company's group of six high-tech, high-performance LED WhiteLight Work Lamps

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Permanent Repairs Under Way on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has tapped Flatiron Construction Corporation of Longmont to complete the permanent repairs on Interstate 70 following a rockfall incident March 8

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March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Exhaust Exposure During Pregnancy Can Affect Offspring

According to a recent study conducted by the Tokyo University of Science, breathing in diesel exhaust during pregnancy can slow down the brain and motor activity of the mother's offspring

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Brake Manufacturers Council Announces New Web Site

The Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has launched a new web site, www.brakecouncil.org, providing members with an online resource for the latest industry news as well as council events, initiatives and programs

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Event Preview: Mid-America Trucking Show Has Much to Offer

(Photo courtesy of MATS)

This week, more than 950 exhibitors and more than 70,000 projected attendees representing the heavy-duty trucking industry head to Louisville, Ky., for the big Mid-America Trucking Show March 25-27. Show Offerings As an attendee, you'll have access to a variety of show offerings and events, including a lineup of informative, constructive, and trucking-oriented seminars. The featured seminars will cover such topics as sleep apnea, the FMCSA's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 201

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March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider Installs Aerodynamic Wheel Covers Across Fleet

Truckload carrier Schneider National plans to outfit its entire fleet with the Deflecktor Aero Wheel Cover, an aerodynamic wheel cover designed to improve the mpg efficiency of the vehicle

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Aura, Zanotti Team Up For Integrated All-Electric Transport Refrigeration System

Through a strategic partnership, Aura Systems will integrate its AuraGen power generation and management solution with Zanotti's transport refrigeration systems to create an all-electric solutio

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

National Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet Summit to Feature Pickens as Keynote

T. Boone Pickens, founder and chairman of BP Capital Management and author of "The Pickens Plan," will provide the keynote address during the National Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Fleet Summit in Louisville, Ky., on March 24

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March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Pegasus TransTech Keynote to Address Emerging Technologies

Pegasus TransTech has tapped James P. Hogg, an applied technology expert from the faculty of the University of Central Florida, as the keynote speaker for its upcoming Users Conference

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March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Newport Business Media Names Editor of New RoadStar Magazine

Jim Park

Newport Business Media, formerly Newport Communications Group, has named Jim Park editor of the new RoadStar magazine for owner-operators, independent contractors and professional truckers

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