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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

February 23, 2010 - Industry News

Another HOS Listening Session Planned for Mid-America Show; Ferro Stresses CSA 2010

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold another hours of service listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show, said Administrator Anne Ferro. This will be the fifth such session the agency has held in preparation for revisions to the current rule. Ferro said the agency aims to complete a draft rewrite of the rule by the middle of July. The draft will go to the White House Office of Management and Budget for vettin

February 23, 2010 - Industry News

Teletrac Integrates With SpeedGauge For Monitoring Driver Behavior

Through a new partnership, Teletrac Inc. will integrate SpeedGauge Inc. services into its Fleet Director 7 fleet management vehicle technology

February 23, 2010 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco to Demonstrate Braking Systems at Mid-America

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems will conduct a ride-and-drive demonstration of its advanced braking systems for truck operators at the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Sho

Tags: Events

February 23, 2010 - Industry News

Thermo King Announces 2009 Dealers and Corporate Award Winners

Transport Refrigeration received the award for Eastern Region Dealer of the Year. From L-R: Bill Dawson, general manager; Doug Myers, director of sales and marketing; David Swanson, owner; and Mike Mirro, director of operations for parts and service.

Thermo King recently recognized its top-performing individuals and dealers for 2009 at its annual Dealer Meeting

February 23, 2010 - Industry News

Reddaway Shaves Transit Times Throughout Network

Reddaway's new initiative provides customers with more next-day and two-day delivery options.

Reddaway, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, has cut transit times in more than 327,000 lane pairs throughout its network, providing more next-day and two-day delivery options

February 23, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Demand Remains Flat As Freight Trends Upward

FTR says excess capacity and the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions mandate will keep heavy truck equipment demand relatively flat this year. (Photo by Michelin)

Despite the fact that signs are pointing to increased demand for truck freight, demand for Class 8 trucks is not trending upward along with i

February 23, 2010 - Industry News

Accuride to Emerge From Bankruptcy

It looks like Accuride Corporation is on its way to emerging from Chapter 11, as the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the company's plan for reorganization

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

TMC Chooses Four to Receive Highest Honor

Doug White was one of four recipients of TMC's Silver Spark Plug Award.

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations awarded its highest honor - the Silver Spark Plug Award - to four trucking industry professionals during the Council's 2010 Annual Meeting, Feb. 9-12 in Tampa, Fla

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

TMC Taps Thrift As New General Chairman

Jerry Thrift

The Technology & Maintenance Council has appointed Jerry Thrift, manager for new product development at Ryder System, as its 2010-2011 general chairman and treasure

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

Highway Service Ventures Now Operating as HSV Plazas

Highway Service Ventures is now operating its four truckstop locations on the East Coast under the HSV Plazas bran

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands California Reach With Mandal Truck and Trailer Purchase

Aftermarket distributor FleetPride, Inc. has acquired Mandal Truck and Trailer in Lathrop, Calif., rounding out the total number of FleetPride locations in California to 2

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Pays Out For Alleged Clean Air Act Violation

Under a settlement agreement, Cummins Inc. will pay a $2.1 million penalty to the U.S. government and recall 405 engines following a complaint that was filed in federal court in the District of Columbi

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Sees First Boost in Five Weeks; Oil Hovers Around $80

After falling for five straight weeks, diesel prices picked up this week, rising 7.6 cent

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

Domestic Container Activity Improves in Fourth Quarter

Signs of slight improvement may be pointing to a recovery for the intermodal market, especially with domestic containers.

The intermodal market saw some modest improvement in the fourth quarter, with domestic container volume up 9 percent from the year-ago quarter

Tags: Intermodal

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

DOT's New Sample Bill Encourages States to Ban Texting

The language of the sample bill calls for a ban on texting while operating a motor vehicle on the travel portion of public streets, roads and highways. (Photo by Jim Park)

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a sample bill for state legislatures to use when prohibiting texting while driving

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

GreenRoad Secures Financing For GreenRoad 360

GreenRoad, which provides driver safety technology, has secured $10 million in financing to continue the deployment of its GreenRoad 360 service among existing and new customers

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

DTNA Gives Western Star Its Own Engineering Arm

Daimler Trucks North America has launched a new engineering division dedicated to Western Star Truck

February 22, 2010 - Industry News

CRST Malone Offers Lease Purchase Program, Sign-On Bonus

Truckload carrier CRST Malone has introduced a new lease purchase program as well as a sign-on bonus offer of up to $1,000 through mid-March for new owner-operators

February 21, 2010 - Industry News

Recession's Silver Lining: Highways Are Safer

Photo courtesy Michelin

It turns out that recession is not unrelieved misery. Amid the layoffs, business failures and bankruptcies, belt-tightening and anxiety there is some good news. When we go into a recession, highway safety improves

February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Brenntag Adds SCR Truck to Northeast Fleet

Brenntag will monitor and measure the SCR truck's performance against other trucks in its fleet.

Brenntag North America, Inc., a supplier of diesel exhaust fluid, has taken delivery of a new Freightliner Cascadia SCR tractor with a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine

February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Polk: New Vehicle Market Bleak in '09; Used Shows Promise

Fleets seemed to back off from registering new trucks last year, as registrations were at the lowest level in a single year since 1985. (Photo courtesy of Michelin)

The newest Polk Commercial Vehicle Solutions report paints a bleak picture of the commercial vehicle market in 2009, with the number of new commercial vehicle registrations for Classes 3-8 down 36.8 percent from 2008 to 312,400 units

February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Kansas Court Rules in Favor of Furniture Company on Driver Status

A Kansas Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Nebraska Furniture Mart, ruling that NFM was not an "employer" as defined by the Kansas Minimum Wage and Maximum Hours Law, and had no obligation to pay the truck driver

February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Cascade Sierra Offers Rebates For SmartWay Upgrades in New England

After being awarded over $1 million in Recovery Act/Clean Diesel funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cascade Sierra Solutions will provide instant rebates for installing SmartWay-verified technology updates on diesel trucks registered in New England

February 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Data on Truck Speed Limiters

The American Transportation Research Institute is collecting data from fleets on truck speed limiters and fuel consumption as part of a research initiative aimed at documenting the impact of speed limiters on a fleet's safety and operation

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