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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

May 20, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Honors Boyd's Safety Director

James Ransom of Boyd Bros. Transportation has been named Safety Professional of the Year by the Safety and Security Division of the Truckload Carriers Association.

May 20, 2009 - Industry News

Continental Offers Online Commercial Tire Training

Continental Tire North America has launched a new online training program, "Engage360 Untamed Innovation," to give tire dealers detailed information about the company's commercial vehicle tires

May 20, 2009 - Industry News

TMC Announces Scholarship Program

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has launched its scholarship program for the 2009-2010 academic year for students from WyoTech or the University of Northwestern Ohio

May 20, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Gains Diamond Supplier Status

Truck-Lite has been named Navistar's 2008 Diamond Supplier. To achieve Diamond Supplier status, suppliers must meet Navistar's standards for performance, quality, delivery, customer service and business practices

May 20, 2009 - Industry News

Study Finds More GPS and Wireless Use Among Fleets

Fleet vehicles, trailers, construction equipment and mobile workers account for about 3.6 million GPS and wireless devices used in the U.S., according to a study by C.J. Driscoll & Associates

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

Convoy To Re-enact 1919 Military Trek Across U.S.

Truck enthusiasts this summer will re-enact a historic 1919 U.S. Army cross-country convoy that eventually led to establishment of the modern Interstate Highway system

Tags: Highways

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Nominee Hurley Withdraws

President Obama's choice to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Charles Hurley, has withdrawn his name

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

Long Beach Rolls Out New Funding For Clean Trucks

The Port of Long Beach has announced a new round of funding for subsidized leases and loans for new liquefied natural gas or diesel-fueled trucks and retrofit devices that reduce soot and oxides of nitrogen emissions

Tags: Intermodal

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Names Con-way LTL Carrier of the Year

For the second year in a row, Con-way Freight has been named 2008 LTL Carrier of the Year by Wal-Mart Stores for its customer service, operational excellence and creative solutions

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

Rotary and Chief Create Vehicle Service Group

Dover Industrial Products, the parent company of Rotary and Chief Automotive Technologies, has formed a Vehicle Service Group in an effort to enhance vehicle service and repair as well as leverage scale and technology

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon Weighs 26,000 Trucks At Enforcement Event

The Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Division weighed more than 26,000 commercial trucks during an intensive size and weight enforcement effort along the Interstate 84 corridor last week

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Stoops' Sleeper Tractor Gains SmartWay Status

Stoops Specialty Trucks has been awarded SmartWay certification status on its new Freightliner Cascadia Custom Sleeper Tractors, the only custom sleeper conversion units to achieve the honor.

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Legislature Passes Uniform Speed Limit Bill

A bill to allow a uniform 65-mph speed limit on rural interstates in Illinois now rests in the hands of the governor

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Up

Diesel fuel prices are up slightly from last week, to $2.231 national average, but that's less than half where they were a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Right to Repair Bill Gets a Boost in Support

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act garnered further support in Congress this week with the addition of Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Corrine Brown (D-FL) and William Lacy Clay (D-MO) as co-sponsors

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

CVSA's Roadcheck Commences June 2

Inspectors and law enforcement officials will be patrolling North America's highways as part of the annual "Roadcheck" starting June 2, an event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar to Link Dealer Inventories

Navistar will optimize its dealers' parts inventory and speed up customer repairs through parts supply chain and intelligence tools provided by OEConnection LLC, a leading online parts and service exchange in the automotive industry

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