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April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Waltco Lift Brings on New Director of Sales For Canada

Aaron Gorman

Waltco Lift Corp. has named Aaron Gorman as its new Canadian director of sales, responsible for all sales and strategic planning in the Canadian marke

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Smith Electric U.S. Taps Additional $22 Million in Funding

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation will receive $32 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to produce all-electric, zero emissions trucks

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Calspan Seeks Information on Cargo Theft Prevention Technologies

Calspan Corporation, a research, development, testing and evaluation engineering firm, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are seeking suppliers of wireless truck-based cargo prevention technology to participate in an evaluation program

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil Breaks 17-Month Record on Obama's Drilling Plans

The price of crude oil neared $84 a barrel Wednesday, the highest posting in 17 month

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposal Adds Details to Current Texting Ban

(Photo by Jim Park)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to toughen the punishment for texting while driving

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion Recognized As ASE Training Provider

Old Dominion Freight Line has been certified as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training provider

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA's ART Division to Host Webinar on Vehicle-Based Safety Systems Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology will host a webinar presenting preliminary test results for the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) Progra

Tags: Events

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Republic Services to Add Natural Gas Trucks to Western Fleet

Phoenix-based Republic Services will add 226 natural gas-powered trucks to 10 facilities in the western region starting in April

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Opens Door For Offshore Oil Drilling

President Barack Obama has lifted a ban on offshore oil drilling, allowing for drilling off the coast of Virginia and part of the southern Atlantic coastlin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Is on Track For Slow Growth in 2010

Demand for Class 8 vehicles in 2010 is expected to increase 3 percent over 2009, consistent with year-ago estimates by FTR Associate

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Energy to Build CNG Fueling Stations For AT&T

Clean Energy Fuel Corp. has signed an agreement with AT&T to supply compressed natural gas fueling stations, as AT&T deploys up to 8,000 CNG fleet vehicles nationwide

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Study Outlines Approach to Fuel Economy Standards for Trucks

Photo by Bette Garber

Trucking moves a step closer to federally mandated fuel economy standards today, with publication this morning of a conceptual approach to the issue by the National Academy of Sciences

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Official Truck Driver Texting Ban

U.S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a federal rule that proposes to specifically prohibit texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. The proposed rule would make permanent an interim ban announced in Januar

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

GAO Is Investigating Truck Detention Practices

According to a 2009 study, the trucking industry considers time spent waiting at the dock to be the biggest inefficiency in the business. (Photo by Michelin)

The Government Accountability Office is looking into operational and safety problems associated with detention of trucks at loading docks

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

CalArk Adds Capacity on Increased Business

Truckload carrier CalArk International has recently purchased 100 new 2011 International ProStar trucks

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

PlanGraphics Moves to Acquire Kansas-Based Carrier

PlanGraphics, which recently acquired Integrated Freight Corporation in a "reverse merger," plans to purchase M. Bruenger Trucking Co., Inc., a refrigerated and dry freight carrier out of Wichita, Kan

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood Appoints New Advisory Council for Transportation Stats

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has appointed 10 members to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to advise the Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistic

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

January Boasts Largest Year-Over-Year Gain in Land Trade Since 2000

January land transportation trade between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners was up 19.5 percent from January 2009, the largest year-over-year gain since March 200

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

TIA, SEMA Partner to Create New Global Tire Expo

Tire Industry Association and the Specialty Equipment Market Association have teamed up to create the Global Tire Expo - Powered by TIA, a tire industry-only part of the SEMA Show, slated for Nov. 2-5, 201

Tags: Events

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight, TNT Launch U.S.-Europe Export Service

TNT and Con-way Freight have expanded their existing relationship to offer a new export service, featuring a day-definite, road/air/road U.S. to Europe solution for heavier freight shipments

Tags: Global, Con-Way

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

PHH Arval Seeks Participants For Green Fleet Survey

PHH Arval is asking fleet managers and corporate environmental leaders to participate in its annual Green Fleet Survey, which gauges awareness of environmental issues

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Rush to Form New Navistar, Peterbilt Divisions; Acquires Lake City

Rush Enterprises has announced plans to form a division that will operate dealerships offering Navistar products

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Slightly After Five-Week Gain; Oil Up After Moscow Bombings

A bombing in Moscow sent oil prices soaring Monday, as people are concerned that future bombings may restrict oil supplies from the country. (Photo by Shell)

After climbing 19 cents over the last five weeks, diesel prices fell slightly this week to a national average of $2.939 a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx to Add All-Electric Parcel Delivery Trucks

The new electric vehicles are designed with a range that allows many FedEx Express couriers to make a full eight-hour shift of deliveries before their vehicles need recharging.

FedEx Corp. will expand its alternative-energy vehicle fleet by adding four purpose-built electric parcel delivery trucks, slated to hit the road in Los Angeles in Jun

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Announces Music & Motors Sweepstakes

Iowa 80 Group has partnered with Mobile Delvac to launch its Music & Motors Sweepstakes

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