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October 14, 2009 - Industry News

Landstar Third Quarter Hit By Recession

While Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., saw some signs of stabilization in the third quarter, its net income and revenue still took a hit from the recession

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Dealer Wins Young Leader Award

Jesse Berger

The Automotive Hall of Fame has honored Jesse Berger, president and dealer principal of Eastern Michigan Kenworth, with a Young Leader and Excellence Awar

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

EPA Report Highlights Benefits of Diesel Emission Reduction Program

In a recent report presented to Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency highlighted the benefits of its Diesel Emission Reduction Program, including reducing nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions and cutting fuel consumption by 3.2 million gallons

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

First Observer's Terrorism Awareness Training Available Online

The First Observer program has made its terrorism awareness training available online through the program's web site

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

WIT to Hold First "Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel"

The Women In Trucking Association will hold its first annual "Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel" to recognize women in the trucking industry on March 27, 2010, during the Mid-America Trucking Sho

Tags: Events

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

Study Points to Negative Impacts of I-80 Tolls

A recently released study analyzing the impact of tolls on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania outlines the negative costs of the tolls, including increased crash rates and decreased consumer spending and production along the route

Tags: Highways

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

Recaptured Energy, Ricardo Team Up to Develop "Green Solutions"

In a new partnership between Recaptured Energy Technologies and Ricardo, the two will work on developing "Green Solutions" for solving fuel and emissions problems faced by fleet

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

Coca Cola Supply Looks for a Better Way

We're at a familiar point in the business cycle, a dismal one from the perspective of many carriers. With freight down, carriers take even non-sustainable rates in hopes of staying afloat until the economy starts to produce again. At which point the pendulum will reverse: Capacity becomes king and shippers must pay. One major shipper, Coca Cola Supply, is looking for a better way.

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Recognizes "Good Stuff" Image Award Winners

The American Trucking Associations announced the winners of its third annual Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Trucking Image Award, including Pottles Transportation in the motor carrier category and the West Virginia Motor Truck Association in the state association category

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Sheds Tank Wash Business

Quality Distribution has sold Quala Systems, its tank wash subsidiary, to QualaWash Holdings in a $13 million dea

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Take First Jump in Six Weeks

The average price of diesel ceased its downward trend this week, rising for the first time in six week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Teletrac Wins Fleet Technology Award

Fleet News magazine has honored Teletrac with its 2009 Fleet Van Technology Initiative of the Year Award for the company's Fleet Director7 vehicle fleet management softwar

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

CVSA Kicks Off Safe Driver Campaign With High School Event

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are kicking off the "Operation Safe Driver" campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

OPIS to Host Webinar on DEF Integration

The Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is hosting a webinar on preparing for a smooth and profitable integration of diesel exhaust flui

Tags: Events

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Dupre Beefs Up Southern Presence

Dupre Logistics has opened a new terminal in Birmingham, Ala., with 13 employees and four trucks, and expects to double the location's resources by the end of 201

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Announces Early Phase-in of 2010 TRUs

Carrier Transicold has initiated the early phase-in of 2010 model year engines in most of its transport refrigeration units, providing extra engine compliance life under California Air Resources Board regulation

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Registration Open For Heavy Duty Dialogue '10

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has opened registration for its Heavy Duty Dialogue 2010, which is scheduled for January 18, 2010 at The Mirage in Las Vega

Tags: Events

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Maryland Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new 21,400-square-foot facility in Jessup, Md

October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Port of Oakland Passes Ban on Older Trucks

The Port of Oakland in California has passed a strict ban on older trucks that goes into effect Jan. 1, 201

Tags: Intermodal

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Green Strategies for Profitability

Being "green" can be a real win-win for trucking companies. That was the message of a panel session on "Green Strategies for Profitability" during the American Trucking Associations' annual management conference last week in Las Vegas

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Reaches Seven-week High

The price of crude oil settled at a seven-week high Monday, on news of a global economic recovery and increased demand reflecting a cold front that has hit the U.S

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

HDMA Announces Theme, Contributors For Heavy Duty Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association is gearing up for next year's Heavy Duty Dialogue, settling on the theme of "The Next Decade in the Commercial Vehicle Industry" and announcing contributor

Tags: Events

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Research Center Taps Funding For New Diesel Engine Testing

The Knoxville, Tenn.-based National Transportation Research Center will receive $500,000 in federal research funding to test the Legacy rotary engine, a new type of rotary diesel engine for the trucking industry

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Provides Free Flu Shot to Employees

Through a partnership with Walgreens, Pilot Travel Centers is providing free seasonal flu shots to all 14,000 of the company's employees around the country, whether they participate in the company's medical plan or not

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

ACT: The Worst Production Rates Are Behind Us

Truck assembly plants, such as this Mack facility in Macungie, Pa., may start to see more activity.

While year-over-year declines will continue until the first quarter of 2010, the worst is behind us, and truck production rates will grow starting in the third quarte

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