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August 24, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Express Integrates New Modec Hybrids into U.K. Fleet

FedEx Express and Modec have introduced 10 new electric commercial vehicles for use in the United Kingdo

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Announces New Product Program With Hyva

Through a new deal with Vipar Heavy Duty and subsidiary VHD Equipment Network, Hyva USA will supply its new hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers to the commercial transportation industr

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

June Vehicle Mileage Shows Positive Change

Total vehicle travel for June 2009 was estimated to be about 2 percent, or 4.9 billion miles, greater than June 200

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

ACOFAS Lowers Membership Fees

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment has lowered the cost of ACOFAS membership for the 2009 year from $300 to $200, in response to the current economic situation

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Driver Dies of H1N1 Flu on Heels of New Federal Guidelines

A Landstar System over-the-road driver from Beaverton, Ore., died last week after becoming ill with the H1N1 strain of fl

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Ruan Transport Commits to Cut Emissions

Ruan Transport, a national daily hauler, has joined the new Environmentally Sustainable Methods for Achieving Responsible Transportation (E-SMART) project, an effort of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fluid milk transpor

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Ryder Named Green Supply Chain Partner By Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics magazine has selected Ryder System as one of its Green Supply Chain Partner

August 23, 2009 - Industry News

Economist: Recession Expected to End This Quarter

An economist speaking to trucking executives last week said three different panels of economists believe the recession will end this quarter. A monthly survey of 51 economists published earlier this month by Blue Chip Economic Indicators say the Gross Domestic Product, the measure of the nation's economic activity, will turn positive in the third quarter

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver is 2009 Truck Driving Champion

Dale L. Duncan, a Con-way Freight professional truck driver based in San Diego, was named the 2009 National Truck Driving Grand Champion last week

Tags: Events

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

Traffic Stoppages on Illinois I-74 This Week

Motorists traveling on the westbound side of Interstate 74 near the U.S. 34 interchange will be stopped on August 25, for about 20 minutes, while those traveling on the eastbound side will be stopped on August 2

Tags: Highways

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Voices Support of DOT's Drunk Driving Campaign

The American Trucking Associations has voiced its support of the Department of Transportation's campaign to prevent drunk driving in the final weeks of summe

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Enhances Services

Expedited less-than-truckload carrier Daylight Transport has enhanced its services, with faster transit times on long-haul routes and a multi-million dollar investment in technology system

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

New Mexico's Underreporting Penalties in Effect

The New Mexico legislature enacted a new law that penalizes commercial vehicle drivers for failing to report either miles traveled on the state's roads or vehicle weights on a weight-distance tax retur

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Selects Lawyer as Administrator of PHMSA

President Barack Obama said he intends to name Cynthia Quarterman as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration within the Department of Transportatio

August 20, 2009 - Industry News

ATDynamics Gets Nod From New York State

Concept rendering of active flow control.

The State of New York has awarded funding to Advanced Transit Dynamics to research and develop fuel-efficient trailer aerodynamics technology

August 20, 2009 - Industry News

Pacer Finalizes Sale of Heavy-Haul Operations

Pacer International has finalized a deal with Universal Truckload Services to sell its heavy-haul trucking operations to subsidiaries of Universa

August 20, 2009 - Industry News

Utility Reopens New Mississippi Dealership

Utility Trailer Manufacturing has reopened its Richland, Miss., dealership, after repairing the damages caused by tornadoes and thunderstorms that hit the area in April 200

August 20, 2009 - Industry News

Henderson Driver Survives Rollover

A driver from Henderson Trucking survived a rollover and 77-foot slide while traveling 65 mph on Interstate 40 near Flagstaff, Ariz., after losing control of the vehicl

August 19, 2009 - Industry News

Mack Debuts First Pinnacle Model at Macungie

Mack Trucks has announced it has built its first Mack Pinnacle tractor on the production line at its Macungie Assembly Operations plant in Pennsylvania

August 19, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Orders Reach Highest Since November

Class 8 commercial vehicle orders presented a glimmer of hope in July, reaching its highest level since November of last year, despite orders still being down 38 percent year over yea

August 19, 2009 - Industry News

Driving Championships Media Day Yields Good Press For Trucking Industry

Maneuvering the long rig through the cone- and barrel-marked obstacle course is much tougher than it looks, declared WTAE-TV News reporter-anchor Michelle Wright.

American Trucking Associations has a number of publicity projects going, and one - Share The Road - scored a few points this week as a local TV news crew zeroed in on that safety message. It happened during a brief Media Day event prior to the start of the ATA's National Driving Championships, which begin August 20 at the convention center in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa

Tags: Events

August 19, 2009 - Industry News

Phillips Receives Daimler Award Second Year in a Row

Phillips Industries has been honored with the Daimler Trucks North America Masters of Quality Award for the second consecutive year

August 19, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW Exhibit Space Going Fast Among Suppliers

Exhibit space at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week's Product Expo has been going fast this year, with over 100 suppliers who have already reserved space during the first few weeks of registration

Tags: Events

August 19, 2009 - Industry News

Marten Implements Driver Pay Program for Shorter Hauls

Long-haul truckload carrier Marten Transport is implementing a driver pay program based on a graduated pay scale that will offer higher mileage pay for shorter hauls

August 19, 2009 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Says Brake Drums Meet New Stopping Regs

Webb Wheel Products' brake drum technology can be used to satisfy the recent U.S. government mandate for shortened truck stopping distance requirement

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