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October 6, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Exempt From October Budget Cuts

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not be affected by the recession-related cuts to surface transportation programs under the one-month Continuing Resolutio

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Express-1 Expedited Solutions Purchases LRG International

Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Saint Joseph, Mich., a non-asset based transportation services provider, has acquired LRG International, an international forwarding company that specializes in ocean and air freight service

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Continues Sponsorship of Share the Road

Mack Trucks announced it will continue as a primary sponsor of the American Trucking Associations' Share the Road program in 2010

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

TMW Certifies ALK's PC*Miler 23

TMW Systems has certified the newest version of ALK Technologies' PC*Miler software, PC*Miler 23, to ensure its customers take advantage of the new enhancement

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Seattle Green Truck Center to Open Oct. 17

Cascade Sierra Solutions is opening a new Green Truck Center near the Port of Seattle on October 17

Tags: Events

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

UPS to Promote Safe Driving Among Teens

UPS is teaming up with the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles to promote safe driving among teenagers through the UPS Road Code, a teen safe-driving cours

Tags: Events

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Supports Texting Ban

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association voiced its support for a texting while driving ban for both truckers and drivers of four wheelers Monda

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Challenger Buys Ontario Special Commodities Carrier

Challenger Motor Freight has purchased the special commodities business of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, an Ontario-based special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freigh

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Down For Fifth Straight Week

The average price of diesel continued its fall for the fifth straight week, dropping another 1.9 cents to $2.58

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo to Sponsor America's Road Team in 2010

The Road Team uses this Volvo VN780 tractor to transport American Trucking Associations' Image Trailer around the country.

Volvo Trucks North America has announced it will continue to sponsor America's Road Team in 2010

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Hybrid at ICUEE Show This Week

The Kenworth T370 Hybrid Utility

Kenworth Truck Company will showcase its T370 diesel-electric hybrid truck, T270 truck and T470 model at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition this wee

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Shuffles Staff in Aftermarket Business

SAF-Holland S.A. has made some structural changes in its aftermarket business unit, including naming Alexander Geis as president of the unit and giving Dan Millar additional responsibilities as vice president of the Americas, Pacific and Asia

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Pride Transport to Deploy DriverTech System

Pride Transport will deploy 220 DriverTech DT4000 TruckPC systems throughout its fleet of tractors in an effort to take advantage of the range of application choices that come with the system

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Economy Top Concern Among Trucking Industry

The economy is the top concern among trucking industry executives in North America, according to a recent survey by the American Transportation Research Institut

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Defense, Tatra to Produce New Military Truck

Navistar Defense will help develop, produce and market new military tactical off-road trucks as part of a new strategic alliance with Tatra, a heavy-duty truck manufacturer in Koprivnice, Czech Republic

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Jobs Scarce in September

The number of jobs lost in the trucking industry increased to 3,600 in the month of September, compared with 3,300 jobs lost in Augus

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

PrePass Plus Interoperable With Ohio E-ZPass

As Ohio launches the E-ZPass system this week, PrePass Plus will be available for toll payment without any action by its customer

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

New Industry Council Aims to Improve Efficiency

Leaders of the Rocky Mountain Institute Move team are joining industry leaders to form the U.S. Council for Freight Efficiency, a group that will work toward reinventing the U.S. trucking industr

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Colorado DOT Promotes Safe Winter Driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation is promoting safe winter driving along Interstate 70 by reminding motorists of the chain law

October 3, 2009 - Industry News

Canada Grants Six-month Grace Period on Hazmat Training Documentation

Discrepancies in state-issued CDL hazmat training programs have prompted officials with Transport Canada (the government's transportation agency) to require that foreign drivers hauling hazardous materials loads in Canada carry proof-of-training certificates in addition to a CDL with hazmat endorsement

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments Fall After Hopeful Two Months

Shipments in manufactured durable goods were disappointing in August, with a 1.4 percent drop from July, following a two-month uptick in shipment

Tags: Economy

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler to Keep Portland Plant Open

Following news of a new military order and a boost in demand, Daimler Trucks North America will not close its Portland, Ore., plant as previously announce

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Vanguard Opens New Truck Center in Austin

Vanguard Truck Center of Austin has opened a new $4.5 million truck center facility in Buda, Texa

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Orders Continue to Rise

September Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEMs improved over August, the fourth straight month over month boos

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

DOT to Commence Work on Cell Phone Restrictions for Truck Drivers

The Department of Transportation plans to write rules banning text messaging and restricting cell phone use in moving trucks and buses

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