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August 5, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada, Mexico Rises 6.8 Percent in May

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 6.8 percent higher in May 2008 than in May 2007, reaching $74.1 billion

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again

The national average price of a gallon of diesel fell significantly for the third week in a row, falling more than 10 cents to $4.502

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Employment Index Suggests Worse To Come

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index continued a now year-long decline in July, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

Tags: Economy

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Reaction Swift To Border Announcement

Monday's announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it was extending the Mexican border truck pilot program drew swift criticism and a vow from a powerful Congressman to act swiftly

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Celadon Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year Results

Although earnings were down for its fiscal year, Celadon says its fourth-quarter earnings show things are looking up

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Cross-Border Trucking Demonstration Project Extended for 2 Years

The cross-border trucking demonstration project will be extended for two years as permitted under U.S. law, announced John H. Hill, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator

August 3, 2008 - Industry News

HDA Selects Karmak as Computer Systems Provider

HD America and Karmak have reached an agreement that will offer HDA member companies the opportunity to select Karmak's Legend business system to manage their parts and service businesses

August 3, 2008 - Industry News

Bill Would Offer Tax Credits For Safety Technology

A bill introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) would provide a tax credit to commercial vehicle purchasers when they buy vehicles with certain safety equipment installed

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Puradyn Receives U. S. Army Contract

Puradyn Filter Technologies has received a contract from the U.S. Army to supply 70 puraDYN oil filtration systems to outfit the Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV)

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Secretary Visits Navistar's Melrose Park Engine Plant

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters visited Navistar's Engine Group headquarters in Melrose Park, Ill., to evaluate the benefits of diesel hybrid electric power

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

SAF- Holland Road Tour 08

SAF-Holland went on the road this summer with its new Road Tour '08 traveling show room and training cente

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

ParkingCarma and Partners Awarded $5.5 Million Contract

The West Coast's Interstate 5 and the East Coast's Interstate 95 will receive more than $5 million each in federal support for innovative strategies to reduce the frustration of truckers looking for parking on congested routes

Tags: Highways

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Sterling Heights Dodge Opens Commercial Center

Sterling Heights Dodge, Sterling Heights, Mich., announced a new Commercial Center and the launch of Fleet Elite, a new service experience to ensure customers are serviced well

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

PierPASS OffPeak Program Diverts Daytime Traffic

PierPASS, Long Beach, CA., announced that its OffPeak program has diverted more than nine million truck trips from peak daytime traffic since the program's start three years ago

Tags: Highways

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Order 100 Mack Pinnacle DayCab Models

Mack Trucks announced it has received orders for 100 MACK Pinnacle Axle Back DayCab tractors from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

JerrDan Appoints New Distributors to Its Sales and Service Network

JerrDan Corporation, Greencastle, Pa., recently added Kent Collision and Kustom of Ingleburn, Australia and Summit Truck Bodies of Kansas City, Mo., to their sales and service network

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

30th Anniversary of Antilock Braking System

Bosch, Broadview, IL, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the automotive antilock braking system (ABS), a contribution to driving safety

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Hunter's B400T Heavy-Duty Brake Tester Approved by FMCSA

New enforcement regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration allow Hunter's B400T Brake Tester to be used to test brake compliance without a follow-up physical inspection to take non-complying vehicles out of service

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Report on the Heavy Hauler Semi Trailer Manufacturing Industry

Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, announced the addition of the "Heavy Hauler Semi Trailer Manufacturing in North America" report to their offering

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Study Ranks States on Road Conditions and Cost-Effectiveness

North Dakota does the best job maintaining its roads and bridges and New Jersey has the worst-performing, least cost-effective highway system in the nation, according to an annual Reason Foundation stud

Tags: Highways

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

DOT's Commercialization Proposal Would Suffocate Existing Interstate Businesses, NATSO Says

The Bush administration's recent proposal to commercialize rest areas in 10 states would devastate highway-based businesses,

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Featured on Travel Channel's Extreme Truckstops

Iowa 80 Truckstop, The World's Largest Truckstop, is featured in a newly produced Travel Channel show, Extreme Truckstops.

July 30, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Calls for Comprehensive Plan to Limit Fuel Costs Effect on the Economy

A top trucking official along with a professional truck driver Wednesday urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive energy pla

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Marangoni Increases Production

Marangoni Tread N.A. has increased RingTread retread production in its Madison, Tenn., Alpha-Ring manufacturing plant by 25 percent to accommodate domestic and global growt

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

IDC Brings Scanning Technology In-Cab Using DTScan

Interstate Distributor Co. (IDC), Tacoma, WA, is integrating DriverTech DTScan In-Cab Scanning systems into its fleet.

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