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June 22, 2009 - Industry News

Superrigs Winner Honors Fallen Competitor

First runner up was Pat Eilen's Peterbilt and MAC end dump combo. This truck and Brad Caton's Eilen truck both were entered in Superrigs in memory of Jake Eilen. (Photo by Steve Sturgess)

Shell's annual truck beauty show and calendar shoot, the Shell Rotella Superrigs, was held last week at the Oak Grove Petro truckstop just outside of Kansas City, Mo

Tags: Events

June 22, 2009 - Industry News

Karmak Announces Technology Conference

Karmak will hold its 2009 Karmak Technology Conference and Expo Oct. 20-23 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Hotel in St. Louis, Mo

Tags: Events

June 22, 2009 - Industry News

ATRI Releases New Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute has released an updated version of its listing of state and local idling regulations, which can be accessed as a cab card or on the Web

June 22, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Taking Orders for SCR-Equipped Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America is now taking orders for trucks equipped with its selective catalytic reduction exhaust aftertreatment system.

Customers can now place orders for trucks equipped with Volvo's selective catalytic reduction technology, which satisfies the EPA 2010 emissions regulations

June 22, 2009 - Industry News

Santa Monica To House All-Electric Truck

The City of Santa Monica, Calif., will be receiving an all-electric zero emission medium-duty truck, ZeroTruck, purchased from Electrorides

June 22, 2009 - Industry News

Diversified Transfer Joins SmartWay Ranks

Diversified Transfer and Storage has joined the ranks of the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership

June 22, 2009 - Industry News

Hendrickson Joins SmartWay Partnership

Hendrickson has become a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership

June 21, 2009 - Industry News

Oberstar Proposal Would Mandate EOBRs

Mandatory electronic on-board recorders and a number of other truck driver safety related regulations are among the highway reauthorization proposal announced last week by Rep. James Oberstar and other leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

June 21, 2009 - Industry News

Number of States Banning Texting While Driving Doubles in '09

North Carolina last week became the 14th state to pass a law banning all drivers from text messaging while driving

June 19, 2009 - Industry News

International Technician Earns Top Service Award

Robert Ball of Maudlin International Trucks competed for the title of

Robert Ball of Maudlin International Trucks earned the title of "Top Service Technician" at the third annual Navistar Service Technician Rodeo

June 19, 2009 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Expands Coverage on Used Trucks

Arrow Truck Sales is now offering four-year/400,000-mile comprehensive engine warranties on pre-owned units

June 19, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack Choose TET as DEF Supplier

Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have chosen Terra Environmental Technologies to supply diesel exhaust fluid

June 19, 2009 - Industry News

Port of Oakland Passes Clean Truck Plan

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a $15.2 million Comprehensive Truck Management Plan Tuesday, which included a vote to ban older, polluting trucks from the port

Tags: Intermodal

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon Taxes to Go Up

Oregon's weight-distance tax will go up as a result of a bill raising the state fuel tax

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

Florilli Tests Xata Navigation, Renews MobileMax Contract

Florilli Transportation has set up a pilot program with Xata to test the company's navigation system running on its TREQ-L and TREQ-M4 screens. The carrier has also renewed its contract with Xata for the MobileMax fleet operations solution

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

Oberstar Unveils Highway Reform Blueprint

Rep. James Oberstar and other leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday unveiled the most substantive proposal to date for the next national highway program

Tags: Highways

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

Study Finds '07 Diesels to be Cleaner

According to a recent study, new clean diesel technology manufactured in 2007 produced 90 percent less emissions compared to previous 2004 models, surpassing the levels required by law

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

Sirius XM's Trucking Channel Now Available on iPhone and iPod

Truckers can now listen to Sirius XM Radio's news and talk channel for trucking, Road Dog, on the iPhone and iPod Touch, as Apple has just recently added the service

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Strikes Deal With Teamsters Pension Fund

YRC Worldwide will use a portion of its real estate as collateral in lieu of making pension contribution payments during the second quarter

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

Jerr-Dan Taps Rush Towing as Southwest Distributor

Jerr-Dan Corp., owned by Oshkosh, has tapped Rush Towing Systems of San Antonio, Texas, to be its distributor for Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

LaHood Pushes for Short-Term Highway Funding Fix

Ray LaHood, DOT Secretary, pushes for 18-month highway reauthorization on Capitol Hill.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday went to Capitol Hill and asked Congress to pass an immediate 18-month highway reauthorization and put off the bigger issues about how we're going to fund our infrastructure long-term

Tags: Highways

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Taps Country Singer to Raise Funds for Troops

Country singer Leland Martin will raise funds for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's Truckers for Troops program, using proceeds from the sale of his latest CD

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Ramps up Safety Belt Education

While safety belt use among commercial vehicle drivers went up 7 percentage points in 2008, the American Trucking Associations is gearing up its safety agenda to urge further use of safety belts

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Sales Look Dim

Class 8 retail sales for 2009 are expected to be 43 percent below 2008 levels, according to ACT Research's recently published North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook

June 17, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Driver Reaches 2 Million Accident-Free Miles

Con-way Freight driver Mary Kile was honored for achieving the 2 million accident-free miles -- the second woman at Con-way to do so

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