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May 19, 2009 - Industry News

Convoy To Re-enact 1919 Military Trek Across U.S.

Truck enthusiasts this summer will re-enact a historic 1919 U.S. Army cross-country convoy that eventually led to establishment of the modern Interstate Highway system

Tags: Highways

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Nominee Hurley Withdraws

President Obama's choice to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Charles Hurley, has withdrawn his name

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

Long Beach Rolls Out New Funding For Clean Trucks

The Port of Long Beach has announced a new round of funding for subsidized leases and loans for new liquefied natural gas or diesel-fueled trucks and retrofit devices that reduce soot and oxides of nitrogen emissions

Tags: Intermodal

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Names Con-way LTL Carrier of the Year

For the second year in a row, Con-way Freight has been named 2008 LTL Carrier of the Year by Wal-Mart Stores for its customer service, operational excellence and creative solutions

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

Rotary and Chief Create Vehicle Service Group

Dover Industrial Products, the parent company of Rotary and Chief Automotive Technologies, has formed a Vehicle Service Group in an effort to enhance vehicle service and repair as well as leverage scale and technology

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon Weighs 26,000 Trucks At Enforcement Event

The Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Division weighed more than 26,000 commercial trucks during an intensive size and weight enforcement effort along the Interstate 84 corridor last week

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Stoops' Sleeper Tractor Gains SmartWay Status

Stoops Specialty Trucks has been awarded SmartWay certification status on its new Freightliner Cascadia Custom Sleeper Tractors, the only custom sleeper conversion units to achieve the honor.

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Legislature Passes Uniform Speed Limit Bill

A bill to allow a uniform 65-mph speed limit on rural interstates in Illinois now rests in the hands of the governor

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Up

Diesel fuel prices are up slightly from last week, to $2.231 national average, but that's less than half where they were a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Right to Repair Bill Gets a Boost in Support

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act garnered further support in Congress this week with the addition of Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Corrine Brown (D-FL) and William Lacy Clay (D-MO) as co-sponsors

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

CVSA's Roadcheck Commences June 2

Inspectors and law enforcement officials will be patrolling North America's highways as part of the annual "Roadcheck" starting June 2, an event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar to Link Dealer Inventories

Navistar will optimize its dealers' parts inventory and speed up customer repairs through parts supply chain and intelligence tools provided by OEConnection LLC, a leading online parts and service exchange in the automotive industry

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Improvement of Hazardous Material Regulations

Congress should eliminate redundant rules and ensure uniformity across jurisdictions in the regulation of transportation of hazardous materials, Con-way Freight Vice President of Safety Robert Petrancosta told a House committee last week

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Speakers Added to Diesel Exhaust Fluid Conference

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), the trade association for petroleum-marketing and liquid-handling, and NATSO, which represents travel plazas and truckstops, have added several industry experts to present at the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Conference on June 5

Tags: Events

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Group Files Lawsuit Against Fatigue Enforcement

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit challenging a Minnesota State Patrol's arbitrary enforcement program used to declare truck drivers fatigued and place them out of service

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Receives EPA Clean Air Excellence Award

Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to earn the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

More Congressional Support for "Right to Repair"

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) gained two more co-sponsors last week

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Teamsters VP Potter to Head Port Division

The Teamsters have appointed At-Large Vice President Fred Potter of New Jersey as Director of the union's Port Division

Tags: Intermodal

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

NPTC, UMTRI Release Truck Size and Weight Study

Increases in truck weight and length would have a direct beneficial effect on the challenges facing American businesses, according to a study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute that was commissioned by the National Private Truck Council

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Index Fell 3.3 Percent in March from February

The federal Freight Transportation Services Index fell 3.3 percent in March from its February level, falling to its lowest level in more than six years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported

Tags: Economy

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Survey: Real-Time Asset Data 'Most Critical' in Managing Fleet Operations

Real-time asset data is viewed as the most critical information in effectively managing fleet operations, according to recent findings from a GE Capital Fleet Services' survey

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Center in Tyler, Texas

Pilot opened a new travel center today in Tyler, Texas, at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Farm-to-Market 14

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Mack, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Mack Trucks and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new 40-month Master Agreement that would cover about 1,700 UAW members at seven facilities in three states

May 14, 2009 - Industry News

Slow Trailer Sales To Continue, Researcher Tells TTMA

Trailer production will continue at current depressed levels through the end of 2009 before beginning a slow recovery, Eric Starks, President of FTR Associates recently told members of the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) at their annual meeting

May 14, 2009 - Industry News

Mergers, Acquisitions Down Among Transportation Companies

Deal activity dropped significantly during first quarter 2009 in the global transportation and logistics (T&L) industry, according to a report released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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