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October 14, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler To Drop Sterling Brand, Consolidate Manufacturing

Despite new introductions like the Sterling 360, the brand has never achieved the same kind of penetration as the Freightliner badge.

Daimler Trucks North America today announced it is dropping the Sterling brand and consolidating manufacturing as part of a comprehensive plan in response to continuing depressed demand across the industry and changes in the company's core markets

October 13, 2008 - Industry News

New Jersey Approves Revised Toll Hike

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority Friday approved a plan that would raise tolls less than initially proposed

Tags: Highways

October 13, 2008 - Industry News

California: Idling Law Grace Period Over

California Air Resources Board staff hit the road last week to begin enforcing recently enacted anti-idling program for diesel engines

October 13, 2008 - Industry News

I-65 Becomes First 'Biofuels Corridor'

A B20 biodiesel and E85 pump in Alabama along I-65.

I-65 is being touted as America's first "biofuels corridor," with E85 ethanol-blend gasoline and B20 biodiesel-blend diesel available all along the interstate route

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 10, 2008 - Industry News

Expediter Conference Planned

The Sixth Annual Expedite Alliance Conference, "Synergy 2009," put on by GPSNet Technologies, will be held Jan. 16-18, 2009, in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

October 10, 2008 - Industry News

Carbon-Dioxide Emissions Addressed at SAE Commercial Vehicle Congress

Heavy-duty truck manufacturers are already feeling strong pull from the marketplace to improve the efficiency of their vehicles. But they could soon feel a strong push to make their vehicles even more efficient, thanks to potential regulation of greenhouse gases

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Plummet; Government Lowers Diesel Price Predictions

Crude oil futures fell below $85 Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a near 12-month-low

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Files Opening Brief in Ports' Injunction Appeal

The American Trucking Associations filed its opening brief Wednesday, Oct. 8, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an effort to get an injunction against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's concession plan

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Grand-Mere Joins Kenworth Dealer Network

Kenworth Grand-Mere in Quebec recently joined the Kenworth dealer network

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

NTEA Receives Three Diamond Awards

The National Truck Equipment Association was recently honored with three Diamond Awards, the highest honor bestowed upon a non-profit by MSAE, the Michigan Society of Association Executives

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Honored by Tennessee Trucking Association

Con-way Freight was recognized by the Tennessee Trucking Association in the Less-Than-Truckload 15 Million Miles and Over category for its safety record and practices

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

Former Shell President John Hofmeister to Speak at NATSO Show

John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Co. and the founder and head of Citizens for Affordable Energy, will be a featured speaker at The NATSO Show 2009 in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 24-28

Tags: Events

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

Dupré Logistics Receives Safety Awards from ATA

Dupré Logistics of Lafayette, La., recently received nine safety awards from the American Trucking Association's Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for July

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 15.9 percent higher in July 2008 than in July 2007, reaching $71.6 billion

Tags: Economy

October 8, 2008 - Industry News

New Jersey Scales Back Toll Proposal

New Jersey officials are scaling back their controversial proposal to hike tolls

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2008 - Industry News

EPA Honors Mack for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Mack Trucks was among seven companies recognized this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for achieving significant greenhouse gas reductions through EPA's Climate Leaders program

October 8, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Index Fell 1.9 Percent in August from July

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.9 percent in August from its July level, declining after four consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports

Tags: Economy

October 8, 2008 - Industry News

SAE Panel: Global Cooperation Key to Technology Innovation

Global product development, lauded for shaving engineering costs and speeding products to market, is providing other benefits for U.S.-based commercial vehicle manufacturers: Fresh thinking from other parts of the world

Tags: Events

October 7, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Expands Highway Safety Agenda

The Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations Tuesday voted to expand the organization's aggressive safety agenda

October 7, 2008 - Industry News

Idle-Reduction Systems Get Tax Break

The $700 billion financial rescue plan signed by President Bush contains a tax exemption for idle-reduction systems, such as auxiliary power units and cab insulation

October 7, 2008 - Industry News

EPA Honors SmartWay Participants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented SmartWay Excellence Awards to 27 businesses and organizations

October 7, 2008 - Industry News

Survey Identifies Key Trends in Global Supply Chains

A survey of logistics executives revealed that reverse globalization, softer revenue forecasts and sustainability are key issues affecting global supply chains

October 7, 2008 - Industry News

Canadian Company Buys Quebec LTL

Canada's largest for-hire trucking company, TransForce, has made a deal to acquire Quebec-based LTL fleet Transport Couture et Fils Itée (TCFL)

October 6, 2008 - Industry News

Wabco Announces Multi-Year Contract With ZF

Wabco Holdings, Brussells, Belgium, extended a long-term agreement to supply ZF with transmission automation systems for its "AS Tronic" and "AS Tronic lite" automatic transmissions

October 6, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Announces Safety Winners

The American Trucking Associations recently honored fleets with the best safety programs at its Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council's national conference

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