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October 19, 2009 - Industry News

New DEF Study Shows Promise For Truckstops, Retail Service Stations

Fuel island dispensers of DEF like this one will be a major source of DEF for vocational fleets.

Truckstops and retail service stations can expect to get about 80 percent of the vocational market for diesel exhaust fluid when the new EPA 2010 emissions standards goes into effec

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Red Dot Expands Aftermarket Distribution Network

Red Dot Corp., which provides climate control solutions for heavy-duty trucks and equipment, has added Interstate Companies to its aftermarket distribution network

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue '10 Panel to Focus on Global Strategies

Heavy Duty Dialogue '10 will include a panel discussion focusing on global transportation strategies, covering such topics as government regulations, highway congestion, new vehicles and technologies, as well as globalization, market consolidation and intermodal affects on the commercial vehicle industry

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October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Chevron Tests Delo 10W-30 Engine Oil

Chevron has found that its Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 heavy-duty engine oil can improve fuel economy by 1 percent over 15W-40 oils and by 0.5 percent over 5W-40 grade synthetic lubricants, according to recent laboratory and field testin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Purchases Angelo Fleet & Industrial Supply

FleetPride, the Texas-based independent aftermarket distributor of truck and trailer parts, has purchased Angelo Fleet & Industrial Supply, bringing the total number of FleetPride locations in Texas to 17

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

APRA Accepting Nominations For Remanufacturer Award

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association is now accepting nominations for its annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award, which will be presented at the Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit 2010 in Las Vegas on Jan. 18, 2010

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton's Sales, Income Down From 2008

While Eaton Corp. showed slight improvement over the second quarter of this year, the company's third quarter saw weak overall income and sales as well as decreased truck sales compared to the year-ago perio

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

East Coast Leaders Endorse LA Port Clean Truck Program

Trucks at the Port of Long Beach

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker have announced their support of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program, and have urged Congress to update the law to allow all ports to implement such programs

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

Lanair Products Acquires Lenan Corp.

Lanair Products has purchased Lenan Corp., a niche manufacturer of waste oil heaters and related equipment

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Continues Upward Trend

Crude oil continued its upward trend Friday, ending the day at $78.53 a barrel and setting another record high for the yea

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Expands Paris, Mexico Hubs

FedEx Express has expanded two of its global hubs, one at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and the other at Guadalajara International Airport in Jalisco, Mexico

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Bridge Strike Law Unfair

OOIDA questions whether GPS-using drivers ignore signs like these.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is speaking out against recent legislation proposed by New York Gov. David Paterson, aimed at cracking down on truck drivers who use a certain type of GPS to reduce the number of bridge strike

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

IRS Boosts Per Diem Rate For Drivers

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has raised the per diem rate for drivers, or the amount per day that a truck driver can be reimbursed for meals and incidental expenses when the driver is away from home on trave

October 16, 2009 - Industry News

BMC to Integrate With AASA

The Brake Manufacturers Council will be integrated into the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, as part of a new agreement announced Frida

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Breaks $77 in New High for Year

After breaking the $75 a barrel mark Wednesday, crude oil futures settled at $77.58 a barrel Thursday, following a fall in U.S. gasoline stocks and a boost in the equity marke

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Transplace Expands Offerings to Small, Mid-sized Companies

Dallas-based Transplace, a non-asset based third party logistics provider, has expanded its customer base to include small and mid-sized businesse

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Fontaine Fifth Wheel, Parts Connection Open New Headquarters

Fontaine Fifth Wheel and its aftermarket parts company, Fontaine Parts Connection, have moved into a new headquarters in Trussville, Ala., which features a 9,000-square-foot research and development lab

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Driver Pre-Screening Program Reality After Seven Years

In August 2002, a group of truck safety professionals went to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with a suggestion. Safety could be improved, they said, by letting employers check a key federal database for a driver applicant's crash and roadside inspection history. It took seven years of persistent effort, and an Act of Congress, but now the agency is moving ahead with a Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Secure Trailer Opens New Location in Dallas

Secure Trailer Depot, a transportation security company, has expanded further into the state of Texas with a new, high security location in Dalla

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Continues Upward Trend

The Freight Transportation Services Index was up for the second straight month in August, gaining 0.7 percent from its July leve

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Evans Network Acquires Assets of Land Transportation, Phoenix Transit

The Evans Network of Companies has acquired the container drayage, domestic truckload, and brokerage assets of Land Transportation and Phoenix Transit and Logistics

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

New York Cracks Down on Bridge Strikes

New York Governor David Paterson has proposed legislation that calls for stricter enforcement of driving laws aimed at reducing the number of bridge strikes in Westchester County and across the state

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Hits Record High Following Dow Jones Milestone

Oil hit a record high for the year, landing above $75 a barrel on Wednesday, on the heels of a rosy economic outlook and the Dow Jones industrial average breaking 10,000 for the first time in a yea

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

Imperial Supplies Sold to Grainger

A Grainger showroom

Illinois-based Grainger, a distributor of facilities maintenance products, has purchased Imperial Supplies from American Capital, a publicly traded private equity firm

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

New Study Makes the Case for Biodiesel

Biodiesel fuel creates more than four times the amount of energy that it takes to make biodiesel, according to recent research from the University of Idaho and U.S. Department of Agriculture

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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