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April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Bipartisan Letter Calls For Repeal of Mexican Truck Program

Trucks cross the border at Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Learn NC)

In a recent letter written to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and 78 members of Congress urge the administration to repeal the Mexican truck progra

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Honors International Truck Dealers

Navistar has honored 28 International Truck dealers with its International Circle of Excellence award. During the awards ceremony held recently in Washington, D.C., Navistar also honored Roberto "Bob" Swain

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Teamsters to Train Members on First Observer Program

Teamster members from Oklahoma, and parts of Texas, Arkansas and Missouri will have the opportunity to train to become instructors in a transportation security program sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration on April 1

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Rises For Second Straight Month

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) has increased for the second straight month, rising 0.3 percent from January to Februar

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

AASA Updates Special Reports on Counterfeit Liability, Direct Importing

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has updated two of its "Special Reports" with new information

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

NAFA Gears Up For Annual Institute and Expo

NAFA will hold its 2010 Institute & Expo at the Cobo Center in Detroit on April 24 to 27

Tags: Events

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

New York Throws Out Proposed Truck Ban in Finger Lakes

Detail of a map from the New York DOT explaining the proposed restricted routes.

Truck drivers will no longer have to worry about a potential ban on heavy trucks on certain routes in New York's Finger Lakes area, as the New York State Department of Transportation said it will no longer pursue the restrictio

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

HDRA Elects New Board of Directors For 2010

During its Annual Member Meeting held in conjunction with the Mid-America Trucking Show recently, the Heavy Duty Representatives Association elected a new Board of Directors of 2010

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

March Pulse of Commerce Index Points to Recovery

Following February's 0.7 percent drop, the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) by UCLA Anderson School of Management managed to gain 1 percent in March, growing from 107.4 to 108.5

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

Decisiv Integrates With Dealer Business Systems

Decisiv, Inc., has integrated its Decisiv Service Management Platform with several dealer business systems, allowing dealers to streamline their business processes

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

Cat-Brand Trucks to Roam Highways in Australia

NC2 president Al Saltiel. In the background is a mock-up image of the Cat CT 630 based on International's Prostar model. With the CT 610, the two Cat conventionals will soon make their world debut on the Australian market.

Less than two years after Caterpillar announced its departure from the on-highway truck engine business, and just a few weeks after news that the relationship between Iveco Trucks Australia and International was being scrapped, the world's first Cat-branded trucks are about to be launched on the Australian market. And they will be on-highway trucks, not just the widely expected vocational-targeted models

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Shell Asks Truckers to Help Pick Toughest Roads

The makers of Shell Rotella engine oil want to hear from professional drivers about the toughest roads they drive and how they are able to protect themselves and their cargo

Tags: Highways

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Westport-Delphi Deal Will Help Westport Scale Up Production

Westport Innovations says it has reached high-volume scale production capability, thanks to a deal with one of the world's largest diesel injector manufacturers, Delphi Automotive Systems, to supply Westport's proprietary HD fuel injectors

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Tampa Highway to Make Port Access Easier

The I-4 / Selmon Expressway Connector is shown in this computer-enhanced drawing running diagonally across the photo frame. Interstate 4 is to the right in the photo; the Selmon Expressway is to the upper left.

Florida has broken ground on a new connector that will offer a special toll road to connect the Port of Tampa's main access point directly with the Interstate Highway System

Tags: Intermodal

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Truckstop Group Pushes for Biodiesel Tax Credit

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with industry partners, urged Congressional leaders to act quickly to reinstate the biodiesel tax credi

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico to Set up Group to Deal with Cross-Border Issue

Trucks line up near the border in Laredo, Texas.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood met with Mexico's top transportation official Monday in Mexico to discuss transportation issues and agreed to establish a working group to consider the next steps of the controversial and long-delayed cross-border trucking program

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up a Nickel

Diesel prices are at their highest level since November 2008. (Photo courtesy Lubrizol)

The national average price of a gallon of diesel rose 5.4 cents from last week, to $3.069, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

ACT Predicts Class 8 Production to Rise 14% in 2010

Fundamentals continue to improve in the trucking industry, setting the stage for significant demand for new equipment in 2011, according to ACT Research

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Guide Forecasts Flat Used Truck Sales

After the unexpected increase in new-truck sales in February, used-truck sales in March are expected to stay flat or improve slightly over the previous month, according the American Truck Dealers/National Auto Dealers Association's Official Commercial Truck Guide

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

ATD, OOIDA: Don't Let EPA Regulate Truck Economy

As three senators continue work on a bipartisan climate change bill, two trucking groups say future regulation of truck fuel economy should stay where it is, under the Department of Transportation, and not get shifted to the Environmental Protection Agency

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario's 23 Highway Service Centers Have a New Lease on Life

The province of Ontario has inked a 50-year deal with Host Kilmer Service Centers (HKSC) to develop and operate 23 service centers located along the 400-series highways throughout the province

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario to Review CB Ban Prior to Three-Year Phase Out

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation will review the inclusion of two-way radios in Ontario's ban on the use of handheld technologies while driving, before the three-year exemption on their use expires

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Gain 0.6 Percent From January

Wholesale merchant inventories were up 0.6 percent in February from January levels, a positive sign that trucks may have more to carry in the near future

Tags: Economy

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Enforcement Crackdown Campaign on Distracted Driving

The Department of Transportation has launched pilot programs in Hartford, Conn., and Syracuse, N.Y. to test whether increased law enforcement efforts can help combat distracted drivin

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

CTA: Canada Could Jump the Gun on Universal EOBR Rule

The CTA says there's no need for Canada to adopt an interim EOBR rule, and it could go straight into a broader mandate.

In a statement released last week, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said it views the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's latest electronic onboard recorder rule issued on April 2 as an interim step towards a much broader rule governing EOB

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