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December 3, 2008 - Industry News

New York State Targets Urban Truck Pollution

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently launched a long-term enforcement strategy to cut down on what it called "smoke-spewing diesel trucks and buses," especially in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by pollution

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

Final EOBR Rule Will Expand Proposed Requirements

The final electronic onboard recorder rule will significantly expand the scope of the proposed rule, said John Hill, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. "It's still not as far as a lot of people would like me to go,

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Rebates for Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services has processed more than $5.7 million in rebates for its customers that lease hybrid or alternative fuel motor vehicles since implementing a rebate program

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics Receives Approval of Financing Facility

Greatwide Logistics Services has obtained final approval of its $73.6 million financing facility.

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

VIS Moves to New Facility

Vehicle Inspection Systems, Orlando, Fla., has moved into a new, 40,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility located near Orlando International Airport

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Trailer Associations Team Up

The North American Trailer Dealers Association announced the launch of the NATM Affiliate Program, which will bring safety and regulatory information from the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers down to the trailer dealers

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Federal Proposal Would Set up Certified Medical Examiner System

In addition to tying drivers' medical certifications to their CDLs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week also announced a proposal to improve standards and set uniform requirements for medical examiners

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Rubber Manufacturers Association Predicts 2009 Tire Shipments

Shipments of original equipment commercial truck tires this year are expected to be down about 16 percent from 2007, at nearly 3.9 million units, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue to Fall

The national average price of a gallon of diesel this week fell to $2.615, 80 cents less than a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Economic Bureau Says U.S. Has Been in Recession for a Year

Dismissing the notion that a recession equals two quarters of declining GDP, a prominent group of economists announced that by their reckoning, the U.S. has been in a recession for nearly a year

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Paclease Opens New Canadian Franchise Location

Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its Canadian franchise network expansion with the addition of a new full-service lease location in Moncton, New Brunswick

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Hino to Use SCR for 2010

Hino Motors Sales USA announced that it will use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to meet the stringent 2010 emissions regulations

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published its final rule changing how driver medical qualifications are handled, tying them to the commercial driver's license

November 30, 2008 - Industry News

YRC, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement to Modify Contract

The Teamsters Union and the freight companies of YRC Worldwide announced they have reached a tentative agreement to modify the current labor agreement for employees covered by the National Master Freight Agreement

November 30, 2008 - Industry News

Indiana Gets First Mobile Command Center Vehicle

The Supreme Industries Special Vehicles sales team delivered Indiana's first district Mobile Command Center Vehicle to representatives of Dearborn County as part of its $2.1 million contract award from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security

November 30, 2008 - Industry News

Todco Opens New Western Plant

Ohio-based Todco announced its new manufacturing facility in Tecate, Mexico, is now fully operational and serving the needs of the firm's western customer base

November 30, 2008 - Industry News

Aggressive Driving Crackdown on I-81

The Pennsylvania State Police recently rolled out their Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign, a four-week enforcement effort to reduce aggressive driving along a portion of Interstate 81 in Dauphin and Cumberland counties

November 25, 2008 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Facility Wins Daimler Trucks Quality Award

SAF-Holland's Muskegon, Mich., facility has won the Masters of Quality Award for 2007 from Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis Division

November 25, 2008 - Industry News

California to Delay Enforcement of Reefer Regs

The California Air Resources Board has indicated it will delay enforcement of its Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) regulation

November 25, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Launches Site to Let Public Voice Concerns on Transportation

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials launched a new campaign that will give travelers an opportunity to share their views on "What the New President and Congress Should Know About Transportation.

Tags: Highways

November 25, 2008 - Industry News

Baker, Baytech Partner to Expand Alternate Fuel Conversion to East Coast

Baker Equipment of Richmond, Va., recently partnered with Baytech Corp. of Los Altos, Calif., to expand their existing alternative fuel vehicle conversion capabilities

November 25, 2008 - Industry News

Stemco, Motion Control Deal Off

Stemco and Carlisle Companies are no longer in discussions for Stemco to acquire Carlisle's Motion Control division

November 24, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Drops 3 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 3 percent in October, marking the fourth consecutive month-to-month drop

Tags: Economy

November 24, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Price Lowest in 20 Months, Crude Oil Prices Rise

The average price of diesel fuel fell another 14.5 cents per gallon this week to $2.664, a level not seen since spring of 2007

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 23, 2008 - Industry News

Engine Manufacturers Ready to Implement 2010 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Standards

The Engine Manufacturers Association last week issued a statement affirming that its members are on schedule and ready to meet EPA's stringent 2010 emission standards for heavy-duty engines

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