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December 11, 2009 - Industry News

IANA's Intermodal Equipment Registry Goes Live

The Intermodal Association of North America has launched its Global Intermodal Equipment Registry, a virtual technology alternative to the intermodal equipment marking options that were mandated in the final roadability regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Tags: Intermodal

December 11, 2009 - Industry News

Get Ready For Onslaught of New Rules From OSHA

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has made it clear that it's back in the rulemaking business, with a sling of new labor rules in the pipeline for 2010 that trucking companies ought to be aware of. That's the message that was presented during the American Trucking Associations' recent webinar "OSHA Outlook: What to Expect from OSHA in the Current Political Climate," lead by Larry Halprin, a partner at Keller and Heckma

December 11, 2009 - Industry News

Florida Municipalities Upgrade to RunWise Hybrid Vehicles

The Florida communities of Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Miami have purchased 11 Autocar E3 refuse trucks with Parker Hannifin's RunWise hydraulic hybrid technology

December 11, 2009 - Industry News

ACT: 2011 Shaping Up For Strong Growth in Production

While 2010 should bring modest growth in production levels, ACT Research expects 2011 to see significant growth in truck production, both in the medium and heavy-duty sectors

December 10, 2009 - Industry News

House Approves Pilot Program to Test Heavy Trucks in Maine, Vermont

This provision of the bill would up the weight limits for big rigs in Maine and Vermont.

The FY2010 Transportation Appropriations bill was approved in the House of Representatives Thursday, moving on to the Senate, which may take up the legislation as early as this weeken

December 10, 2009 - Industry News

Census Bureau: '08 Trucking Revenue Up; Miles Down

Despite the fact that total vehicle miles traveled were down 2.1 percent in 2008, the trucking industry saw a 2.2 percent improvement in revenue over 200

December 10, 2009 - Industry News

Veolia Taps Clean Energy to Build CNG Fueling Station For LA

Veolia Transportation Services has tapped Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to build, operate and maintain a compressed natural gas bus fueling station at Veolia's downtown Los Angeles facilities

December 10, 2009 - Industry News

TCP: Fleets Are Optimistic Going Into 2010

Carriers have a more optimistic outlook, with expectations for increased volume and rates in 2010, according to a fourth quarter Business Expectations Survey by Transport Capital Partners

December 10, 2009 - Industry News

Dupre Adds SmartWay Spec Tractors to Fleet

Dupre Logistics has recently added SmartWay-certified tractors to its fleet

December 9, 2009 - Industry News

CARB to Look at More Flexible Truck & Bus Rule; Rewriting Challenged Research Report

CARB used Wednesday's meeting to look at the economy's effect on trucking emissions.

The California Air Resources Board Wednesday directed its staff to come back in April with a new provision that would give truck fleets more flexibility in cleaning up their diesel emissions under the state's Truck and Bus Rul

December 9, 2009 - Industry News

Advanced Vehicle Technology Bill Awaits Senate Approval

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) has introduced the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act, a measure that would create an advanced vehicle technology research development program at the Department of Energy

December 9, 2009 - Industry News

Freight TSI Down For Second Month in a Row

The Freight Transportation Services Index was down in October from its September level, its second straight monthly fall following September's 0.5 percent decreas

December 9, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit's Ambassador Bridge Celebrates 80 Years

At the time it was built, the Ambassador Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

The Ambassador Bridge in Detroit celebrated its 80th anniversary recently. The bridge, which was constructed from 1927 to 1929, connects the Canadian side of the Detroit River with Detroit

Tags: Highways

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Toyo Tires Receives SmartWay Verification

Toyo Tires' M137 and M657 tires are developed using Toyo Tires' e-balance technology, which can lead to improved tire life, improved endurance, improved irregular wear resistance and improved fuel consumption.

The EPA's SmartWay program has verified a set of Toyo Tires' premium commercial tires, including the M137 steer tire, M127 free rolling tire for trailers and the M657, a new drive tire that will soon be released in the U.S

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Adds Hybrids to Canadian Fleet

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Coca-Cola Bottling Company is adding 15 more hybrid single-axle tractors to its existing hybrid fleet of 20 side-bay trucks and two straight trucks in Canada

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Hosts Truckers For Troops Telethon This Week

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is holding its third Truckers for Troops Telethon this week to raise funds for care packages to be sent to U.S. troops stationed in combat areas overseas

Tags: Events

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America Honors Soldiers This Week

This week, hundreds of trucks are carrying handmade wreaths across the country to honor fallen soldiers during this holiday season, as part of Wreaths Across America

Tags: Events

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Cadec Global Wins "Lean and Green" Award

Business NH Magazine has honored Cadec Global with its "Lean and Green" Award, which recognizes businesses whose environmental practices are a model for sustainability and growth

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Removed From Dow Jones Index Amid Exchange Deadline

YRC Worldwide may face bankruptcy if things don't pan out with its debt-for-equity plan.

YRC Worldwide will be scratched from the Dow Jones Transportation Average on Dec. 11, the Dow Jones Indexes announced, as the less-than-truckload giant also faced the deadline for its debt-for-equity exchange Tuesday nigh

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices to Rise in 2010; Crude Hovers Around $76 This Winter

The EIA expects diesel prices to average $2.96 a gallon in 2010.

In the December edition of its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, the DOE's Energy Information Administration forecasted annual average diesel fuel retail prices at $2.46 and $2.96 per gallon for 2009 and 2010, respectivel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. Gears Up For Six-Day Equipment Auction

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is gearing up for its annual six-day industrial equipment public auction at its Orlando, Fla., permanent auction site from Feb. 15-20, 2010

Tags: Events

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

DME Association Forms Committee to Promote the Fuel in North America

The International DME Association has formed its North American Affairs Committee to actively promote the awareness and use of dimethyl ether as a diesel substitute in North America

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Financial Ranks Highest in Dealer Satisfaction Survey

Daimler Truck Financial has received the highest ranking in the annual dealer satisfaction survey conducted by the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Smith Throws Switch on All-Electric Trucks

Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles is making the first deliveries of its Newton Class 5 through 7 all-electric truck. Customers for the first six trucks include the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, Staples, AT&T, Coca-Cola, PG&E and Kansas City Power and Light, who are all heavily committed to sustainability and low emissions. The Smith Newton is a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) and fully compliant with California ZEV regulation

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Calls For Boost in Transportation Infrastructure Investment

In a nationally televised speech today at the Brookings Institution, President Barack Obama outlined his plan for tackling the job market, including additional investments in transportation infrastructure as a way to stimulate jobs and economic growth

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