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October 20, 2009 - Industry News

Leland Brake and Wheel Adds U.S. Truck to Distribution

Leland Brake and Wheel Parts, DuBois, Pa., has added U.S. Truck to its distribution networ

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider Implementing Electronic Logs

Schneider National is moving to electronic logs for its more than 13,000 drivers after a successful pilot program showed gains in productivity and safety, and test drivers who swear they'll never go back to using paper log books

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

ATA and Port of Long Beach Reach Settlement

The American Trucking Associations and the Port of Long Beach announced a settlement that will end the ATA's legal challenge of the port's Clean Trucks Program. The association will continue to pursue legal action against the Port of Los Angeles

Tags: Intermodal

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Posts Lower Revenue, Earnings

Third quarter net earnings for truckload carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services fell to $40 million, or 31 cents a share, compared with $60.3 million, or 47 cents a share in the third quarter of 200

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Werner's Revenue, Earnings Down in 3Q

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., posted weak revenues and earnings for the third quarter, a reflection of the continued challenging freight market and competitive pricin

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Approves $341 Million Loan For Port of Miami Tunnel

The Port of Miami says port trucks clog downtown streets. Photo courtesy of Port of Miami Tunnel Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $341 million loan to build a tunnel at the Port of Miami in order to provide cargo trucks and tourist buses better access to the por

Tags: Intermodal

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Gains a Dime in Second Weekly Rise

Diesel prices continued to rise for the second week in a row, gaining 10.5 cents to land at $2.705 on Monda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

New DEF Study Shows Promise For Truckstops, Retail Service Stations

Fuel island dispensers of DEF like this one will be a major source of DEF for vocational fleets.

Truckstops and retail service stations can expect to get about 80 percent of the vocational market for diesel exhaust fluid when the new EPA 2010 emissions standards goes into effec

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Red Dot Expands Aftermarket Distribution Network

Red Dot Corp., which provides climate control solutions for heavy-duty trucks and equipment, has added Interstate Companies to its aftermarket distribution network

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue '10 Panel to Focus on Global Strategies

Heavy Duty Dialogue '10 will include a panel discussion focusing on global transportation strategies, covering such topics as government regulations, highway congestion, new vehicles and technologies, as well as globalization, market consolidation and intermodal affects on the commercial vehicle industry

Tags: Events

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Chevron Tests Delo 10W-30 Engine Oil

Chevron has found that its Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 heavy-duty engine oil can improve fuel economy by 1 percent over 15W-40 oils and by 0.5 percent over 5W-40 grade synthetic lubricants, according to recent laboratory and field testin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Purchases Angelo Fleet & Industrial Supply

FleetPride, the Texas-based independent aftermarket distributor of truck and trailer parts, has purchased Angelo Fleet & Industrial Supply, bringing the total number of FleetPride locations in Texas to 17

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

APRA Accepting Nominations For Remanufacturer Award

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association is now accepting nominations for its annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award, which will be presented at the Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit 2010 in Las Vegas on Jan. 18, 2010

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton's Sales, Income Down From 2008

While Eaton Corp. showed slight improvement over the second quarter of this year, the company's third quarter saw weak overall income and sales as well as decreased truck sales compared to the year-ago perio

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

East Coast Leaders Endorse LA Port Clean Truck Program

Trucks at the Port of Long Beach

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker have announced their support of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program, and have urged Congress to update the law to allow all ports to implement such programs

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

Lanair Products Acquires Lenan Corp.

Lanair Products has purchased Lenan Corp., a niche manufacturer of waste oil heaters and related equipment

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Continues Upward Trend

Crude oil continued its upward trend Friday, ending the day at $78.53 a barrel and setting another record high for the yea

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Expands Paris, Mexico Hubs

FedEx Express has expanded two of its global hubs, one at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and the other at Guadalajara International Airport in Jalisco, Mexico

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Bridge Strike Law Unfair

OOIDA questions whether GPS-using drivers ignore signs like these.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is speaking out against recent legislation proposed by New York Gov. David Paterson, aimed at cracking down on truck drivers who use a certain type of GPS to reduce the number of bridge strike

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

IRS Boosts Per Diem Rate For Drivers

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has raised the per diem rate for drivers, or the amount per day that a truck driver can be reimbursed for meals and incidental expenses when the driver is away from home on trave

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

BMC to Integrate With AASA

The Brake Manufacturers Council will be integrated into the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, as part of a new agreement announced Frida

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Breaks $77 in New High for Year

After breaking the $75 a barrel mark Wednesday, crude oil futures settled at $77.58 a barrel Thursday, following a fall in U.S. gasoline stocks and a boost in the equity marke

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Transplace Expands Offerings to Small, Mid-sized Companies

Dallas-based Transplace, a non-asset based third party logistics provider, has expanded its customer base to include small and mid-sized businesse

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Fontaine Fifth Wheel, Parts Connection Open New Headquarters

Fontaine Fifth Wheel and its aftermarket parts company, Fontaine Parts Connection, have moved into a new headquarters in Trussville, Ala., which features a 9,000-square-foot research and development lab

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Driver Pre-Screening Program Reality After Seven Years

In August 2002, a group of truck safety professionals went to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with a suggestion. Safety could be improved, they said, by letting employers check a key federal database for a driver applicant's crash and roadside inspection history. It took seven years of persistent effort, and an Act of Congress, but now the agency is moving ahead with a Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program

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