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May 27, 2009 - Industry News

The University of the Aftermarket Goes Online

The University of the Aftermarket has rolled out a new web site, which includes on-demand video programming and registration for online and in-person courses

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

SBA Determined to Share ARC Wealth

The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced a 100-percent guarantee program for America's Recovery Capital loans, available to established, viable, for-profit small businesses that need temporary relief

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

PTDI Adds to List of Certified Schools

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has expanded its list of North American truck driver training schools offering PTDI-certified courses, including two new ones in Ontario and two in the U.S

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

Marsh Canada Debuts Online Driver Training

Insurance company Marsh Canada has created an online driver training system to help fleets boost the quality of their drivers

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

Shell Rotella Gears up for Annual Event

The 27th Shell Rotella SuperRigs will include a free concert by country music singer Cody McCarver and the "Big Rig Lights" contest

Tags: Events

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Info Systems Program Needs More Time, GAO Says

A weak link in the national truck safety program is the inability of one state to check the status of a trucking company in another state. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a long-term project to close this ga

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Freight Puts Northeast Kansas on the Map

UPS Freight is reducing transit times and expanding direct routing to and from northeast Kansas

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Bill Would Limit Spread of Tolling On National Highway System

The "Freedom from Tolls Act," introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), would limit the spread of tolling on federal highways

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Gas, Oil Prices all up this Week

Diesel prices rose for the third week in a row, up 4.3 cents to a national average of $2.274, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Falls Again, to Lowest Since 2001

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.2 percent in April, after plunging 4.5 percent in March

Tags: Economy

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Valley Air District Offers Grants for New Diesel Trucks

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District in California has launched the Voucher Incentive Program, which will offer money to small fleets to replace older, polluting trucks with newer ones

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Jim Palmer Trucking Escapes Bankruptcy

A Missoula, Mont., bankruptcy judge approved a reorganization plan for Jim Palmer Trucking May 8, allowing the company to escape Chapter 11

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Love's Introduces 25th Tire Care Center With Michelin

Love's Travel Stops opened its 25th truck tire care service location under its partnership with Michelin Americas Truck Tires

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Manac Picks up Assets from Trailmobile

Manac acquired certain assets of defunct Trailmobile Canada as part of the company's asset liquidation process during the first week of May.

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Pride Honors Service Expert of 2008

John Wensel, owner of Wensel's Truck and Car Repair, was named 2008 Truck Service Expert of the Year at Truck Pride's 25th Annual Membership Meeting in Tucson, Ariz

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

New Truck Registrations Drop 40 Percent, Report Says

New commercial truck registrations (Class 3-8) were down 40 percent for the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, according to the Polk Commercial Vehicle Market Intelligence Report

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Dealers Oppose Fuel Economy Measure

Last week the House Committee on Energy and Commerce adopted an amendment to the "Global Warming Bill" (H.R. 2454) that would move authority to regulate fuel economy for heavy-duty trucks away from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

NATSO to Hold DEF Educational Session

The NATSO Foundation has tapped Noel Perry, transportation economist from Transport Fundamentals, to provide valuable insight into the anticipated need for Diesel Exhaust Fluid at an educational session June 5 in Nashville, Tenn

Tags: Events

May 21, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Legislature Passes Truck Weight Bill

On Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's desk is a bill that would provide uniform access on most Illinois roads to 80,000-pound trucks

Tags: Highways

May 21, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Sees Little or No Change in Insurance Premiums

Insurance premium rates either decreased slightly or flattened out during the first quarter of 2009 for the trucking, intermodal, bulk transportation services and owner-operator segments, according to the Transportation Insurance Pricing Survey conducted by NIP Group

May 21, 2009 - Industry News

LaHood: Obama Administration Plans to Reinstate Cross-Border Trucking

The Obama administration is close to finishing a plan to revive long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexican border

May 21, 2009 - Industry News

Senators Introduce Drug Testing Bill for Truck Drivers, ATA Rallies Behind it

New legislation introduced in the Senate will help close loopholes that allow drug and alcohol users to slip by trucking companies' driver hiring checks

May 21, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Stakeholders Push for Federal Action on Freight

A coalition of shipper and transportation groups has issued a "Surface Transportation Reauthorization Platform" calling for increased federal involvement in freight issues

Tags: Highways

May 21, 2009 - Industry News

Mack to Sponsor Refuse Driver Skill Challenge

Mack Trucks will host its Driving Skills Safety Challenge at the WasteExpo 2009 show in Las Vegas June 9 and 10, where participants will be awarded $15,000 in prizes.

Tags: Events

May 21, 2009 - Industry News

VDOT Reduces Rest Stop Closures To Address Truck Parking Concerns

The Virginia Department of Transportation has altered its plan to close 25 of the state's 42 rest stops and now expects to close 19 to address concerns about truck parking and minimize travel distance between facilities

Tags: Highways

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