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May 13, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Demonstrates Solid Oxide Fuel Cell APU

Cummins said it has demonstrated a tubular solid oxide fuel cell in a hybrid-configured auxiliary power unit (APU) configured to power a Class 7/8 truck's "hotel loads" while running on commercial ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

ADS Offers New Training Courses

The Association of Diesel Specialist offers several new training courses for diesel fuel injection and turbocharger industry professional

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Announces Dealer of the Year

MHC Kenworth - Kansas City was named the 2009 Kenworth Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada at the recent Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Seattle.

Kenworth has named MHC Kenworth in Kansas City, Mo., as its Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Announces Courses on DPFs

The California Air Resources Board has announced upcoming courses on diesel particulate filters and aftertreatment devices

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Rejects Boston's Request to Reroute Hazmat Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rejected Boston's request to route trucks carrying hazardous materials around the cit

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Climate Legislation Draws Mixed Reactions

The new bill would provide tax incentives for conversion to clean natural gas vehicles, such as these. But the ATA says the incentives wouldn't be enough to spur NG infrastructure.

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced climate change legislation Wednesday, drawing mixed results from the trucking and construction industries

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

California to Hold Inaugural SuperTech Competition

Technicians from Northern California have already competed (shown). The winners will compete against the Southern California crew on June 6 to determine who goes on to the national SuperTech.

The California Trucking Association will host the state's inaugural SuperTech Competition on June 5 and 6 at the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, Calif

Tags: Events

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

Private-Sector Household Goods Shipments Struggle in 2009

While household goods moves by members of the armed services and by federal government employees provided relatively steady business for movers during 2009, moves by individuals and corporate clients failed to keep pac

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

Finding the Needles in the Haystack Under CSA 2010

Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or CSA 2010, the FMCSA is going to be looking at five times the amount of data as under the SafeStat system. In addition, carriers are going to be measured by the seven Behavior Analysis & Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs), which are complex measurements of safety performance. For carriers to survive under the new system, they need to understand their CSA 2010 scores

May 12, 2010 - Industry News

Freight TSI Sees First Year-Over-Year Boost in Nearly Two Years

The Freight Transportation Services Index gained 0.9 percent in March from February, its third straight monthly increas

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

Osterberg Safety Award Breaks New Ground

From left, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, Don Osterberg, Dawn King and Jeffrey Burns.

Over the years there have been some hard words and even harder feelings between the trucking industry and safety advocacy groups, but last night something new happened. Last night the Truck Safety Coalition, a partnership between Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways and Parents Against Tired Truckers, presented a Distinguished Safety Leadership award to a trucking executive

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACT: Blue Skies Ahead For Class 8 Demand

ACT Research expects the trucking and commercial vehicle sectors to continue to rebound this year and has raised its forecast for Class 8 production by 6,000 units

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Should Rise on Economic Growth

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has raised its predictions for diesel and oil prices on more optimistic economic growth forecasts, according to the most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins on Track For $12 Billion in Sales For 2010

Cummins Chairman and CEO Tim Solso told shareholders to expect sales of $12 billion in 2010, an 11 percent boost over 2009

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Opens Pre-Employment Screening Program

The new screening program gives employers five years of an applicant's crash history and three years of his inspection history - with the driver's permission.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now offering trucking companies access to a safety database they can use to screen applicants for driver jobs

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

NFI to Test Refrigerated Containers

NFI believes the next big thing in intermodal transportation is refrigerated containers, and the New Jersey-based trucking, intermodal and logistics company is getting ready to put half a dozen of them into service to test the waters

Tags: Intermodal

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

EIA Projects Greater Use of Renewables By 2035

Over the next 25 years, energy consumption is expected to grow, but there will also be a greater use of renewable fuels within the transportation secto

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

TMW Moves User Conference Following Nashville Flooding

On the heels of the extensive flooding damage in Nashville, Tenn., TMW Systems has moved its 2010 TransForum User Conference and Exhibition from the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville to the Gaylord Texan property in Grapevine, Texa

Tags: Events

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

PTDI Recertifies Schools, Names New Director

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has recertified truck driver training programs in four schools and named David Heller as director

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

Tornado Demolishes Love's Truckstop in Oklahoma City

A tornado hit east of Oklahoma City Monday, demolishing a Love's Travel Stop on Interstate 40 at Choctaw Road

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar to Supply 5,000 ProStar+ to J.B. Hunt

Navistar and J.B. Hunt Transport Services today announced that the two companies have reached a long-term supply agreement for Navistar to be the principal provider of International brand commercial trucks to J.B. Hunt through 2014

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

USA Harness Adds to Testing Capabilities

USA Harness, a manufacturer of electrical wiring harness systems, has added a High Potential tester to its testing capabilities

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Moves to Toll Interstate 95 at N.C. Border

Virginia may put tolls on I-95. Here, traffic is backed up on I-95 North in Richmond. (Photo courtesy of Virginia DOT)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has submitted an application to the Federal Highway Administration to put tolls along Interstate 95 near the North Carolina border

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Technology Behind the Scenes to Grow

(Photo courtesy of CLI)

The trucking industry can expect technology that's used behind the scenes to grow in the years ahead, according to Ken Weinberg, vice president of Carrier Logistics Inc. These "less sexy technologies" that are used to move freight and load trucks more efficiently will gain traction, he says

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise Half a Penny; Oil Eases Back Up

Over the last six weeks, diesel prices have gained 18.8 cents. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

Diesel prices changed slightly from last week, rising 0.5 cents to $3.127 a gallon this wee

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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