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March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Hybrid Trucks Qualify for up to $12,000 in U.S. Federal Tax Credits

Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium duty diesel-electric hybrid trucks in the United States are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit available from the federal government

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex Reaches Milestone at New Generation Friction Centers

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the production of its 2 millionth brake shoe at a New Generation Friction Center

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Appropriations Bill Will Cut Cross-Border Program

Among many other things, the 1,132-page omnibus spending bill that President Obama is expected to sign today will shut down a controversial pilot program that allowed Mexican trucking companies to operate beyond U.S.-Mexico border zones

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

PTDI Presents Dual Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Awards

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has presented the 11th annual Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award to two recipients for the first time in the award's history

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Names Best Fleets to Drive For

Fremont Contract Carriers of Fremont, Neb., and Wannemacher Enterprises of Lima, Ohio, are the winners of the first annual Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Area Transportation Receives SafeFleet Certification Award

Area Transportation of Homewood, Ill., a division of ADS Logistics, was recognized for its excellent safety performance by Aon Risk Services, the company's insurance and risk management advisor

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Drew Linn Honored as International Dealer of the Year

Navistar honored Drew Linn, dealer principal of Southland International Trucks in Alabama, as the International Dealer of the Year at its 29th Annual Circle of Excellence black-tie awards at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

PeopleNet Reports Record Revenue

Despite the down economy, PeopleNet announced it achieved record revenue and subscriber growth in 2008.

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Corning to Provide Navistar with Emissions-Control Products for 2010

Corning Inc. and Navistar have signed a deal for Corning to provide Navistar with advanced diesel emissions-control products to meet the EPA diesel emissions regulations that go into effect Jan. 1, 2010.

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

YRC to Increase Diversity of Workforce

YRC and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced an agreement providing for an expanded recruitment program to increase the diversity of YRC's truck driving and dock employees' workforce

March 9, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Offering Webinar on Truck and Bus Crash Trends

THe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is hosting a one-hour webinar Wednesday, March 11, about truck and bus crash trends over the past 10 years

Tags: Events

March 9, 2009 - Industry News

Safety Groups Challenge Hours of Service in Court Again

The Teamsters, Public Citizen, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and the Truck Safety Coalition have again attacked federal hours of service rules in court

March 9, 2009 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Ramps Up Revamped Missouri Plant

SAF-Holland announced that axle production commenced at its Warrenton, Mo., facility last month with initial shipments of both drum and disc braked axle

March 9, 2009 - Industry News

No-idling Industry Milestone: Bergstrom Manufactures 10,000th NITE Unit

Bergstrom this month produced its 10,000th NITE (No-Idle Thermal Environment) unit. Over the past five years, Bergstrom's battery-powered no-idling solution has been installed in trucking cabs all across the country and the world

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

Roadside Medical, Sleep Pointe to Create National Sleep Lab Network for Truckers

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab and Sleep Pointe LLC have teamed up to develop a national sleep lab network in order to immediately address the critical issue of obstructed sleep apnea among professional truck drivers

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

Thermo King Cuts Prices on Key Aftermarket Parts

Thermo King has lowered prices on more than 160 key aftermarket parts for Thermo King refrigeration units and TriPacTM APUs

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

Qualcomm, ITI Collaborate to Offer Pro-Tread Driver Training

Qualcomm and Instructional Technologies Inc. announced that they are collaborating to provide ITI's Pro-Tread Training Series on the Qualcomm Mobile Computing Platform 200 Series (MCP200)

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposed Rule Extends External ABS Lamp Requirement

On March 3 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking extending by 18 months a requirement that trailers with antilock brake systems be equipped with an external antilock malfunction indicator lamp.

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

SC&RA Expects More Than 600 At Annual Conference

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association will hold its 2009 Annual Conference April 21-25, at the La Quinta Resort and Conference Center, La Quinta, Calif

Tags: Events

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

ADS 2009 International Convention and Tradeshow

The 2009 Association of Diesel Specialists International Convention and Tradeshow will be held August 5-9 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md

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March 8, 2009 - Industry News

ExxonMobil to Invest at Record Levels to Meet Future Energy Demand

ExxonMobil Friday announced plans to invest at record levels -- between $25 billion and $30 billion annually over the next five years -- to meet expected long-term growth in world energy demand

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

California Officials Support Higher Weight Efforts

The Agricultural Transportation Efficiency Coalition, which supports increasing the overall gross vehicle weight limits for trucks, has received support from the California League of Food Processors and the San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Pollution Control District

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

Construction on Borman Highway

The final phase of the changes to I-80/94 (the Frank Borman Expressway) on the Indiana/Illinois border is now under way, meaning lanes and various ramps are restricted through November 2009 during road reconstruction

Tags: Highways

March 5, 2009 - Industry News

Transportation Industry Thought Leaders Convene at Upcoming AmeriQuest Symposium

Charles "Shorty" Whittington, Chairman of the American Trucking Association, Michael Sansolo, retail food industry consultant, and Dan North, chief economist with Euler Hermes ACI

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March 5, 2009 - Industry News

DriverTech Brings iPhone to Truck Drivers

DriverTech, designers of the DT4000 TruckPC announced an exclusive agreement with iCooper Inc. of Washougal, Washington

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