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October 28, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Presents Webinar on SIRIS Technology

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will present a webinar on the preliminary field test results of the Smart Infrared Inspection System developed by International Electronic Machines Corporatio

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October 28, 2009 - Industry News

SkyBitz to Track 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree

SkyBitz is making it possible for the American public to track online the exact location of the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Eagar, Ariz., to Washington, D.C

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Mid-West Truck Show Slated For Feb. 2010

The 47th Annual Mid-West Truck Show will be held Feb. 5-6, 2010 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill., featuring expanded displays, programs and additional exhibitor spac

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Committee Approves Ferro for FMCSA

Anne Ferro

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the nomination of Anne Ferro to be chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

TIMTC to Host Webinar on Truck Technology Initiatives

The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition will host a webinar Nov. 16 to address the latest U.S. and state Department of Transportation truck technology initiative

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW'10 Session to Focus on Promoting Distributor Value Proposition

An educational session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2010 will provide heavy-duty distributors with strategies and tactics for promoting their value proposition to customers and prospect

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Hours of Service Regulations Being Reviewed Again

The trucking industry's gearing up to go around one more time on hours of service regulations, following Tuesday's announcement from Public Citizen that the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration agreed to conduct a new rulemakin

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Dealership in Lansing

Central Michigan Kenworth

Central Michigan Kenworth, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Michigan Kenworth, has opened a dealership location in Lansing, to enhance customer reac

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Chooses BlueTec to Meet EPA 2010 Standards

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Logan Township, N.J., will equip its EPA 2010-emissions compliant commercial trucks with BlueTec technolog

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Gives Out First Mileage Milestone Awards

Dallas-based Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of non-asset-based transportation and third-party logistics services, has launched a new program to reward company drivers and owner-operators who reach certain safety milestone

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

PrePass Installs Solar Power at Florida Weigh Station

PrePass weigh station service has implemented solar technology on U.S. 1 near Flagler, Fla

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Qualcomm Receives DTTS Certification on Trailer Tracking

Qualcomm's Untethered Asset Management Service has received Defense Transportation Tracking System II (DTTS) certification by the U.S. Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command (SDDC

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Ricardo Upgrades Engine Testing Facility

Ricardo Inc., headquartered in Van Buren Township, Mich., has upgraded its heavy-duty engine test facility at its Chicago Technical Cente

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Earnings Down 95.6 Percent in 3Q

Paccar is the parent company of Kenworth Truck Company, which makes this T270 diesel-electric hybrid.

Paccar saw its earnings take another nosedive in the third quarter, falling 95.6 percent to $13 million from $299 million in the third quarter of 200

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Sturman Receives Grant For Natural Gas Research

Sturman Industries, which conducts engine controls research and development, has received a $1 million grant by the California Energy Commission to convert a diesel truck engine to enabling Sturman Digital Hydraulic air control

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Covenant Posts Third Quarter Loss

Tennessee-based Covenant Transportation Group posted a third quarter loss of $13.6 million, or 96 cents a share, compared to a $3.4 million loss, or 24 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2008

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Northwood Honors Eight With Aftermarket Education Award

Northwood University will recognize eight automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Las Vegas

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Up 17 Percent From 2Q

Cargo theft rose about 17 percent in the third quarter from the second quarter, with a 30 percent rise from the year-ago perio

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Study Points to Benefits of ESC Systems

Stability control systems can provide substantial safety benefits for heavy trucks, with electronic stability control (ESC) systems more beneficial than roll stability control (RSC) system

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Yara Chooses Blue1USA For DEF Dispensing

Yara North America, which produces diesel exhaust fluid, has signed a contract to purchase DEF mini-bulk storage and dispensing systems from Blue1US

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

DOT to Revisit Hours of Service Rules

The federal government has agreed to start a new round of rulemaking on hours of service regulations. Public Citizen today announced the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration agreed to revisit the rules to settle a lawsui

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Sees 68.6 Percent Drop in Income

Flatbed and dry van carrier Universal Truckload Services said its net income fell 68.6 percent to $1.7 million, or 11 cents a share, in the third quarter, compared with $5.4 million, or 34 cents a share for the year-ago quarte

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

OI and Share the Road Transport Items for Soldier's Care Packages

Operation Interdependence and the national highway safety program Share the Road have managed to deliver leftover non-perishable items for care packages for U.S. soldiers serving overseas

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

TCA to Host Webcast on CSA 2010

The Truckload Carriers Association will host a webcast covering the federal government's new safety compliance program, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 201

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October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Amid Medium-Duty Exits, Buyers Uncertain About What Brand to Purchase

Truck buyers are undecided about which brand they plan to purchase to replace discontinued brands in the medium-duty market such as Chevrolet, GMC Trucks and Sterlin

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