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June 17, 2009 - Industry News

LaHood Pushes for Short-Term Highway Funding Fix

Ray LaHood, DOT Secretary, pushes for 18-month highway reauthorization on Capitol Hill.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday went to Capitol Hill and asked Congress to pass an immediate 18-month highway reauthorization and put off the bigger issues about how we're going to fund our infrastructure long-term

Tags: Highways

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Taps Country Singer to Raise Funds for Troops

Country singer Leland Martin will raise funds for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's Truckers for Troops program, using proceeds from the sale of his latest CD

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Ramps up Safety Belt Education

While safety belt use among commercial vehicle drivers went up 7 percentage points in 2008, the American Trucking Associations is gearing up its safety agenda to urge further use of safety belts

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Sales Look Dim

Class 8 retail sales for 2009 are expected to be 43 percent below 2008 levels, according to ACT Research's recently published North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Driver Reaches 2 Million Accident-Free Miles

Con-way Freight driver Mary Kile was honored for achieving the 2 million accident-free miles -- the second woman at Con-way to do so

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

Networkfleet Wins M2M Value Chain Award

Networkfleet was honored with the M2M Value Chain Silver Award in the fleet management category for BLS Trucking's use of the Networkfleet system

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

Jet Express Donates Tractor to Driving School

Kevin Burch, president of Dayton, Ohio-based Jet Express, drove a used tractor to Clark State Community College, where he donated the truck to be used in its Commercial Transportation Training Center in Springfield, Ohio

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

Enterprise Expands into Washington, D.C., Area

Enterprise Commercial Trucks has added two new rental offices, one in Woodbridge, Va., and another in Laurel, Md

June 16, 2009 - Industry News

Atlas Expands Small-Shipment Relocation Services

In an effort to expand, Atlas World Group has purchased Smart Move, forming a new joint relocation entity called Smart Move Transportation

June 16, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Chief: Global Trade Key to Emerging from Recession

Scott Davis serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UPS, the world's largest package delivery company.

Global trade is key to getting out of the current recession, according to the chairman and CEO of UPS, Scott Davis

Tags: Economy

June 16, 2009 - Industry News

New York City Takes Title for Worst Road Rage

The Big Apple was the least courteous city for road rage this year, up from number three last year, according to the fourth annual In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey by AutoVantage

June 16, 2009 - Industry News

ITS America Seeks Congestion Ideas

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America, IBM and Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations are looking for innovative ideas for combating transportation congestion as part of a new global challenge

Tags: Highways

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Expands BP Partnership

Under a new agreement, Hino Trucks' dealers will have access to Castrol and BP branded lubricants for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Continues to Rise, Oil Down After Rally

Diesel prices continued to rise for the sixth straight week, jumping up 7.4 cents to $2.572, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Develops New LTL Pricing Model

Con-way Freight has launched True LTL Pricing, a capped pricing model that is more predictable and less expensive than truckload, the company says

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Fontaine Expands Marketing Effort Across Canada

Fontaine International and its aftermarket company, Fontaine Parts Connection, have tapped Pro Force Marketing to represent the companies across Canada

June 14, 2009 - Industry News

Hybrid Trucks Carry Message to Capitol Hill

This Mack TerraPro refuse truck with a diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain was one of the trucks taking part in a Hybrid on the Hill Day for federal officials.

A decade ago, hybrid trucks were little more than a vision. Last week, lined up along the Reflecting Pool at the base of the U.S. Capitol, more than a dozen hybrid

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Sales Receives Used Truck Dealer Award

Kyle Treadway (center), Kenworth Sales Company president, was presented the award at the recent Kenworth Dealing Meeting.

Kenworth Sales Company in West Valley City, Utah, received the 2008 Kenworth Used Truck Dealer of the Year award

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

TransCore and Transport Institute to Study Canadian Trucking

The Transport Institute at the University of Manitoba and TransCore Link Logistics are teaming up to conduct research on transportation trends in the Canadian trucking industry

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Hazmat Changes at Ambassador Bridge?

Hazardous materials shipments might be able to cross the U.S.-Canadian border via the privately owned Ambassador Bridge in the future, according to a report by Canadian trucking publication Today's Trucking

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

I-40 Reopens in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 40 through downtown Knoxville on Friday after a 14-month closure

Tags: Highways

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

TA, Petro Now Have Prepackaged DEF Supply

TravelCenters of America announced today that all 234 of its TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers locations are stocked with 2.5 gallon containers of diesel exhaust fluid for retail sale

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Central Illinois Trucks Wins Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year Award

Central Illinois Trucks receives its award at the recent Kenworth Dealing Meeting.

Central Illinois Trucks of Normal, Ill., was recognized as Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

CDOT Program Reduces Highway Clearance Time

Colorado's Heavy Tow Quick Clearance program managed to reduce the average time to clear weather-stranded vehicles off the road to 23 minutes from 50 minutes

Tags: Highways

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Computrol's Fuel Control System for Smaller Fleets

Computrol Fuel Systems has developed a new fuel control system, the Fleet 100, a lower-cost system for smaller fleet operators

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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