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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

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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

August 19, 2009 - Industry News

Trucks Lag Behind Intermodal in 2Q

Domestic intermodal transport outperformed trucks during the second quarter of 200

Tags: Intermodal

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

PrePass Expands Services, Elects New Officers

Help Inc. Chairman Larry Davis of the Ohio Trucking Association and Vice Chairman Rick Clasby of the Utah Department of Transportation demonstrate Help's new truck inspection service.

Help Inc., the public-private partnership that provides the PrePass weigh station service, is making some changes, with new officers and new service

Tags: Highways

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

GAAS Now Accepting Applications for 2010 Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted online for the 2010 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium scholarship, awarded to students planning automotive aftermarket careers

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

Grote Industries Names Dominic Grote President

Dominic Grote is Grote Industries' new president.

Dominic Grote has been appointed president and chief operating officer of family-owned Grote Industries, replacing Eric Morris, who has stepped down

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

PSI Reaches Five-Year Mark With SmartWay

San Antonio-based Pressure Systems International has reached its five-year anniversary as a SmartWay Transport Partnership shipper and as a manufacturer of a SmartWay-endorsed technolog

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Summit to Start Sept. 30

The U.S. Department of Transportation has finalized details on its summit to address issues related to distracted driving, which has been slated for Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

ATRI Conducting Survey on Cell Phone Use

The American Transportation Research Institute is requesting information from motor carriers and commercial drivers on how wireless devices are used in the trucking industry

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

New Penn Teamsters to Reconsider YRC Contract Amid Merger Threat

Teamsters for YRC's regional operating unit New Penn, who rejected YRC Worldwide's new labor contract, will vote again on the changes on news of a possible merger of New Penn with YRC

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

MEMA Gears Up For Technology Conference

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association is gearing up for its Information Services Council Annual Fall Conference, kicking things off with Tim Kraus, president and chief operating officer of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Associatio

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