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June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Transportation Policy Group Calls for Greater Funding Scrutiny

The Bipartisan Policy Center's National Transportation Policy Project has released its proposal for changing federal surface transportation policy, which includes restructuring federal programs, updating the criteria for formulas and creating a performance-based syste

Tags: Highways

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Taps NTSB Member as Chairman of Agency

Hersman holds a CDL.

President Obama plans to name Deborah Hersman as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, according to a White House announcement Tuesday

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Recognizes Dealers of the Year

Volvo Trucks has named M&K Quality Truck Sales as its U.S. Dealer of the Year for 2008 and Beaver Truck Centre as Canada Dealer of the Year

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Pape Kenworth Promotes Laird to President

Dave Laird has been promoted to the position of president of Pape Kenworth, the trucking division of the Pape Group

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Takes Cap-and-Trade Issues to Congress

The American Trucking Associations told Congres this week that a cap-and-trade program would result in significant costs to the trucking industry and American consumers

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Texas Kenworth Takes Home Dealer Award

Kenworth of South Texas was recognized as 2008 Kenworth Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Donates Hybrid Truck to Food Rescue Effort

Forgotten Harvest, a non-profit that provides mobile food rescue services, has added its first hybrid-powered truck to its fleet

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar, American LaFrance Mull Joint Venture

At a waste expo Tuesday, Navistar displayed a new truck in its International line based on an existing American LaFrance low cab-over engine platform

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Adopts New Safety Agenda

The American Trucking Associations has adopted a new safety agenda aimed at significantly expanding trucking's role in the national conversation about highway safety

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Government Ups Oil, Fuel Price Predictions

The Department of Energy is expecting crude oil and diesel prices to be higher in the second half of the year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Canada Developing National EOBR Standard

The Canadian government has mandated the Council of Motor Transport Administrators to implement a National Safety Code standard for electronic onboard recorders, in respond to a request from the Canadian Trucking Alliance

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Second-Generation Biodiesels Perform Well in Daimler Testing

Fueling of a Mercedes-Benz Atego with Diesel from renewable resources.

A European test of second-generation biodiesel fuels made from hydrotreated vegetable oils showed reduced emissions compared to traditional petroleum-based diesel

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

OPS Taps $2.5 Million in Funding

Oil Purification Systems has received $2.5 million in funding from Atlantic Capital Group, Sterling Passive Investments, RDA Ventures, USA Fund and Connecticut Innovations, to grow its line of products and beef up customer service

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Turns a Profit in 2Q

Despite rocky economic conditions, Navistar International in the second quarter of 2009 turned out profits of $12 million

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Moving Independent Contractor Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association will hold its Independent Contractor Division Meeting during The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Aug. 20 and 21

Tags: Events

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider Grows Fuel-Hauling Services

Schneider National is continuing to grow its fuel-hauling capabilities, with a possible upcoming expansion into the Northeast

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Wright Express Resumes Fuel Hedging

Wright Express has resumed purchases under its existing fuel-price risk management program through the fourth quarter of next year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Colorado Adopts Green Truck Bill

A new Colorado law aims to give incentives for reducing emissions as well as boost Colorado's competitiveness in trucking, according to the Colorado Motor Carriers Association

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Increase, Oil Hovers Near $70

Diesel prices shot up 14.6 cents a gallon this week to $2.498, the largest weekly jump in more than a year, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

General Motors Drops Midrange Trucks as Bankruptcy Throes Continue

General Motors, continuing to swing its financial ax since declaring bankruptcy a week ago, announced Monday that it will drop its medium-duty truck line by the end of July

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Right to Repair Elicits Continued Support

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act has garnered additional support from seven members of Congress

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Honored by SmartWay

YRC Worldwide has received the highest ranking from the EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership program, for the fifth consecutive year

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

GM Shutting Down Medium-Duty Operations

General Motors has decided to shut down its medium-duty truck operations

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Recognized as Carrier of the Year

Southeastern Freight Lines has been honored by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council in the 2009 Carrier of the Year Awards, marking the eighth time the company has been recognized

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Shippers Group Wants Higher Truck Weight Limits

More than 100 associations and companies, including the National Private Truck Council, the Agricultural Transportation Efficiency Coalition and big companies like Kraft Foods and International Paper, today launched a coalition asking Congress to raise the truck weight limit

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