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April 22, 2009 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Grows Earnings in First Quarter From Last Year

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation bucked industry trends and reported higher operating income year over year for the first quarter

April 22, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Mexico Puts First Medium-Duty Hybrid on the Road in Mexico

A Mexican bakery company took delivery of the first medium-duty hybrid truck in Mexico in a ceremony

April 22, 2009 - Industry News

CVSA Calls for Repeal of Hours of Service Exemptions

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is calling for the repeal of agricultural and utility industry exemptions to hours of service exemptions, following the results of a study of truck crash and out of service rate

April 22, 2009 - Industry News

New Green Technology for Moving Cargo Containers at Ports

Attendees at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress this week in Detroit got a sneak peak of a new pollution-saving truck for transferring cargo containers at ports

Tags: Intermodal

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

Appeals Court Sides with FedEx Ground on Independent Contractor Issue

An appeals court Tuesday said FedEx Ground independent contractors are independent business owners -- not employees -- and are outside the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

Aurora to Distribute Morgan Truck Body Components

Aurora Parts & Accessories signed a deal with Morgan Corp. to distribute original equipment parts through Aurora's network of more than 450 independently owned dealerships

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

Caterpillar Reports First-Quarter Loss

Caterpillar Inc. reported its first quarterly loss in 16 years, but expects to be profitable later in the year

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Crossings Into U.S. Down in 2008

The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2008, 6 percent fewer than in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

AAA Study: Aggressive Driving a Factor in Up to 56 Percent of Deadly Crashes

As many as 56 percent of deadly crashes involve one or more unsafe driving behaviors typically associated with aggressive driving, according to a new analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

TMW, WebTech Wireless Partner to Offer Fleet Management Solutions

TMW Systems, a leading provider of enterprise transportation software, and Vancouver, Canada-based WebTech Wireless, which offers location-based and fleet telematics products and services, announced a reseller and partnership agreemen

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

Piedmont Natural Gas Launches Green Fleet Pilot Program

Piedmont Natural Gas in North Carolina has launched a Green Fleet pilot program, examining natural gas as an alternative to diesel fuel for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in its fleet

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

NorCal Kenworth Moves to Anderson

NorCal Kenworth recently relocated to a newly refurbished facility in Anderson, Calif., that doubles the size of its former location in Redding and provides convenient freeway access

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Honors

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industr

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Lawsuit on Cross-Border Trucking Dismissed

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has lost its bid to have a court declare the cross-border trucking pilot program illegal

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Dart Transit celebrates 75 years

Dart Transit Company, Eagan, Minn., this year celebrates 75 years in business

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Reports Near-Record Cash Flow, $50 Million Net Loss for Quarter

Eaton Corp. announced a net loss of $50 million, or a loss of 30 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2009, with near record cash generation during the quarter

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Iowa Could be Latest State to Mandate Biodiesel

As Iowa lawmakers head into what could be the final week of their legislative session, still on the table is a bill that would require biodiesel blends in the state

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hold Around $2.22; Oil Prices Fall

Diesel prices dropped slightly this week, hovering around the $2.22 per gallon mark for the third week in a row

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

ACS Expedited Signs 10-Year Agreement with Sapp Bros.

Affiliated Computer Services announced a 10-year extension to its exclusive agreement with Sapp Bros Travel Centers for the placement of TripPak Truck Stop Scanning services and TripPak Express drop boxes at all participating Sapp Bros locations

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Arsenault Celebrates 30 Years of Maintenance Management Innovation

Arsenault Associates is marking its 30th year in business serving the fleet management industry

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Delivers 15 DuraStar Hybrids to Beverage Distributor

The streets of southeast Michigan have just become a little greener, thanks to Navistar's recent delivery of 15 InternationalĀ® DuraStar Hybrid beverage tractors to area beverage distributor Powers Distributing Co.

April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Republic Plans First CNG Refuse Fleet in Idaho

Republic Services, the City of Boise, Idaho's waste and recycling collection services contractor, plans to deploy a new compressed natural gas refuse truck fleet that will be the first in the state

April 19, 2009 - Industry News

International LoneStar Named 'ATD Commercial Truck of the Year'

The American Truck Dealers association named the International LoneStar the first ATD Commercial Truck of the Year

April 19, 2009 - Industry News

Government One Step Closer to Greenhouse Gas Regulation

Expect to see some sort of action taken toward federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, now that the Environmental Protection Agency has officially said greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare

April 19, 2009 - Industry News

Obama, Calderon Agree to Resolve Trucking Conflict, But No Details

At their meeting in Mexico City last week, President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced that they are committed to resolve the fight over long-distance cross-border trucking between the U.S. and Mexico

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