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August 26, 2009 - Industry News

OEConnection to Offer Services to International Dealers

OEConnection President and CEO Charles Rotuno sits in a new 2009 International LoneStar truck.

Through an agreement with Navistar, OEConnection, an online parts and service exchange, will implement its supply chain solutions at International truck dealerships in the U.S. and Canad

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Mulls Safety Exam for New Entrants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, requesting comments from the industry on whether the agency should require new carrier applicants to pass a safety examinatio

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Passes Anti-Indemnification Law

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed an anti-indemnification bill into law Tuesday night, which protects motor carriers against shipper contracts that hold carriers accountable for the shipper's negligenc

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

SmartDrive Program Found to Reduce Driver Distraction

Commercial drivers can reduce the risks related to distraction by 50 percent or more by using the SmartDrive Measured Safety Progra

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

Ontario Forges Ahead With LCV Program

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is under way with its pilot program for long combination vehicle

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Coalition Working on SmartWay Program for Port Drayage Trucks

The Coalition for Responsible Transportation has committed to forming a national SmartWay certification program and rating system for green port drayage trucks, thanks to a new partnership with the EPA's SmartWay Transport Program

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Posts 2Q Loss Amid Positive Outlook

Despite strong sales in the month of June, SAF-Holland posted a loss of $6.58 million during the second quarter, compared with a profit of $16.7 million in the year-ago quarte

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Class 8 Sales Down 32.9 Percent in July

Sales of Class 8 trucks were down 32.9 percent in July 2009 from July 200

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Ahead of Schedule With BlueTec Testing

Detroit Diesel says it's ahead of schedule in testing its BlueTec emissions technology for 2010, having completed 25 million miles of testin

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Transportation Insurance Rates Drop Slightly in 2Q

Transportation insurance premiums have started to drop slowly in the second quarter of 2009, as rates were down 1 to 10 percent for many in the trucking, intermodal trucking, bulk transportation, and messenger and courier services segment

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

HDT to Host Free Webinar on SCR

Heavy Duty Trucking, Detroit Diesel BlueTec and FactsAboutSCR.com will hold a webinar on the new EPA 2010 emissions control technology selective catalytic reduction and the development of the diesel exhaust fluid infrastructure in North Americ

Tags: Events

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Filtration Moves Filter Assembly Operations to Mexico

Cummins Filtration has decided to move its filter assembly operations from its Lake Mills, Iowa, plant to its facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Technologies Found to Reduce Idling, Emissions

Certain idle reduction technologies can improve idling and reduce emissions, according to recent research by the American Transportation Research Institute

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

New Energy Creates Prototype of MotionPower for Trucks

New Energy Technologies has produced a prototype of its MotionPower device for heavy-duty trucks, a device for capturing energy through the movement of heavy vehicles

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

BNSF Railway Enhances Intermodal Services

BNSF Railway has expanded its services this year with 23 new intermodal services and faster transit times on 45 different lane

Tags: Intermodal

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

EVI Moves Headquarters to California

Electric Vehicles International, a manufacturer of alternative fuel vehicles, will move its headquarters from Toluca, Mexico, to Stockton, Calif., where there is a larger market for the company's products

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Reaches Highest Price This Year

Diesel prices increased another 1.6 cents this week, reaching a year-to-date average high of $2.66

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

TMW Prepares For Upcoming TransForum Conference

TMW Systems will hold its TransForum 2009 User Conference and Exhibition Sept. 20-23 in Nashville

Tags: Events

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Express Integrates New Modec Hybrids into U.K. Fleet

FedEx Express and Modec have introduced 10 new electric commercial vehicles for use in the United Kingdo

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Announces New Product Program With Hyva

Through a new deal with Vipar Heavy Duty and subsidiary VHD Equipment Network, Hyva USA will supply its new hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers to the commercial transportation industr

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

June Vehicle Mileage Shows Positive Change

Total vehicle travel for June 2009 was estimated to be about 2 percent, or 4.9 billion miles, greater than June 200

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

ACOFAS Lowers Membership Fees

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment has lowered the cost of ACOFAS membership for the 2009 year from $300 to $200, in response to the current economic situation

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Driver Dies of H1N1 Flu on Heels of New Federal Guidelines

A Landstar System over-the-road driver from Beaverton, Ore., died last week after becoming ill with the H1N1 strain of fl

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Ruan Transport Commits to Cut Emissions

Ruan Transport, a national daily hauler, has joined the new Environmentally Sustainable Methods for Achieving Responsible Transportation (E-SMART) project, an effort of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fluid milk transpor

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Ryder Named Green Supply Chain Partner By Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics magazine has selected Ryder System as one of its Green Supply Chain Partner

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