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September 8, 2009 - Industry News

House Scheduled to Vote on Heavy Duty Hybrid Bill

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 445, the Heavy Duty Hybrid Research, Development and Demonstration Act

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Department of Justice OKs LTL Joint Venture

The Department of Justice said Tuesday it will not get in the way of a joint venture between seven regional less-than-truckload companies to bid jointly and participate in other collaborative activitie

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices See First Drop Since July 20

The average price of diesel dropped 2.7 cents this week, the first decline since July 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Fram's New Electronic Rebate Reporting System

The Fram brand has created a new electronic rebate reporting system for the automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty marketplac

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Funds First Truck Through Voucher Program

The owner of Lodi Backhoe, a small business in Lodi, Calif., purchased the first truck through the California Air Resources Board's Voucher Incentive Program last week, a statewide effort to cut diesel pollution

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Snider to Open New Michelin Retread Technologies Plant in Houston

Snider Tire and Michelin Retread Technologies plan to open a new retreading plant in Houston in response to the growing demand for tire retread

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Releases Free Freight Management Software

Through a partnership between the Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Intelligent Transportation System's Joint Program Office and the Federal Highway Administration's Freight Office, new software is available to help the industry deliver products more efficientl

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Earns SmartWay's Top Score

Greatwide Logistics Services has earned the highest score given by EPA's SmartWay program

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Lord to Build New Production Cell for MR Suspensions

Lord Corp. has plans to build a 1,000-square-foot production cell for military vehicle Magneto-Rheological suspensions within its Cambridge Springs, Pa., plan

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Steertek Standard on ProStar, TranStar

Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems' weight-saving Steertek front steer axle is now standard on International ProStar and TranStar models

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing and Freightliner Hit the Road for 2010 SCR Engine Seminars

Penske Truck Leasing announced a 16-city, North American 2010 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Engine Seminar and Open House

Tags: Events

September 7, 2009 - Industry News

Boss Seals Expands Operations

Boss Seals, which makes heavy-duty truck seals and O-rings, has doubled its warehouse space in Tulsa, Okla

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

New York Bans Texting While Driving

New York State has passed a law banning the use of handheld devices for reading, typing and sending text messages while driving

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

OIG Audit Calls For FMCSA Improvement in Cross-border Safety

In an annual audit report of the North American Free Trade Agreement's cross-border trucking provisions, the Office of the Inspector General said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should improve in meeting the safety criteri

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Opens New Greensboro Headquarters

Mack Trucks officially opened its new headquarters in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, with a celebratio

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Allocates $45 Million For Clean Truck Upgrades

The California Air Resources Board sent a grant agreement to the South Coast Air Quality Management District that will free up $45 million in funds for truckers to replace diesel truck

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW Educational Sessions to Focus on Changing Industry

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2010 have announced topics for the workshops and business and technical theater topics, which revolve around the conference's theme of "Achieving Success in a Changing Environment.

Tags: Events

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

Drayage Truck Registration Deadline Sept. 30

Owners of drayage trucks operating in California must register their trucks in the State of California Drayage Truck Registry by Sept. 30

Tags: Intermodal

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Leaders Volunteer to Feed Detroit's Needy

During the Truckload Carriers Association' annual officer planning meeting this week, leaders packaged and shrink-wrapped hundreds of boxes of food for home-bound seniors and other needy residents of Detroi

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

TravelCenters Adds to Locations for All-You-Can-Eat Menu

TravelCenters of America has expanded its All-You-Can-Eat menu format with the addition of 75 Country Pride, Fork-In-The-Road, and Buckhorn Family Restaurant branded locations, which now carry the men

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Army Taps Daimler to Produce Military Line-haul Tractors

The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command has tapped Daimler Trucks North America to produce 1,780 units of the M915A5 military line-haul tractors, as part of a new contract worth $377 millio

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan Retailer Places First Fleet Order for Daimler's 2010 Trucks

Meijer, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, has ordered 40 EPA 2010 Freightliner Cascadia trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13 engines with the new BlueTec emissions technolog

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Shatner to Speak at NTEA Truck Show, Convention

The Work Show 2010 and 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association Convention will host William Shatner as the keynote speaker at the president's breakfast and NTEA annual meeting on March 11

Tags: Events

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

NTSB Urges New Pedal Design in Heavy Vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board has called upon the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require heavy vehicles be installed with technology to prevent unintended acceleration when starting from a parked positio

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Ford's Transit Connect Sees Traction Within First Month

After the first full month of being on the lot at Ford dealers, the company has sold over 2,000 units of its new Transit Connect cargo va

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