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February 27, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Awards $700,000 in Grants to Help Demonstrate Clean Air Innovations

The California Air Resources Board approved more than $700,000 in grants to bolster the commercialization of three cutting-edge clean air technologies

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Law Regulating Fuel Prices

You may see fuel prices drop in Wisconsin after a court overturned a law that was designed to prevent unfair price cutting among fuel sellers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

California License Fee Increases Don't Apply to Trucks

The California Trucking Association managed to get commercial vehicles exempted from California's new increases on state vehicle license fees

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Opens New Mexican Plant

Daimler Trucks North America last week opened a new manufacturing plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, in northern Mexico

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Small Business Administration Pushes Background Check Reform

A requirement for duplicative background checks for commercial truck drivers has made the Small Business Administration's top 10 list of burdensome federal regulations

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Multibearings Service Co.

FleetPride has completed the acquisition of Multibearings Service Co., Hialeah, Fla

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

Ameriquest Schedules Symposium

AmeriQuest Transportation Services will bring together top-ranking executives representing the private fleet, truckload carrier, and rental and leasing sectors of the transportation industry at its annual Transportation Industry Symposium April 16-18 in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Driving School Expands to Include Three Midwestern Schools

Roadmaster Drivers School has contracted to acquire the three schools that make up the American Truck Training and American Truck Training Academy, located in Kansas City, Mo., Oklahoma City, and Tulsa, Okla

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

Congressional Commission Recommends Mileage-Based User Fee

New report says fuel taxes are no longer the best way to pay for highway construction.

Calling the current federal motor fuels tax unsustainable over the long term, a bipartisan, Congressionally created commission is recommending that the U.S. shift to a mileage-based usage fee by 2020

Tags: Highways

February 26, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Travel Centers Provides Details about Diesel Exhaust Fluid Availability

Pilot Travel Centers announced the details and scheduled rollout for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) availability at its North American truckstops

February 25, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Outlook Deteriorates Further

Calling it "the worst market in a generation," transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates released its mid-month North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook flash report this week, showing a further weakening in freight and equipment demand

Tags: Economy

February 25, 2009 - Industry News

HDMA Announces 2009 Chairman, Officers and Board of Directors

Dennis Michels, President and CEO of Link Manufacturing, Ltd. of Sioux Center, Iowa, was officially installed as the 2009 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Associatio

February 25, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider National Freezing Pay

Although the company grew last year, Schneider National is taking steps to deal with the recession, including freezing pay

February 25, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider National's Erin Van Zeeland Recognized as Premier IT Leader

Erin Van Zeeland, vice president of business transformation for Schneider National, was selected as one of IDG's Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2009.

February 25, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Revises 2008 Operating Results to Reflect Increased Warranty Liability

Cummins has revised its fourth quarter and full year 2008 operating results to reflect a higher warranty liability than previously reported

February 25, 2009 - Industry News

Study: Clean Alternative Fuels Gains at Container Shipping Ports

U.S. and international container shipping ports are among the biggest sources of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, because of their reliance on diesel fuel. But progress toward reducing harmful emissions by switching to clean alternative fuels is gaining momentu

Tags: Intermodal

February 25, 2009 - Industry News

Ring Power Joins Vipar Heavy Duty Network

Ring Power Corp., St. Augustine, Fla., has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors

February 24, 2009 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. Auction Sells More than 8,300 Lots for $184 Million

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conducted their first six-day auction Feb. 16-21 at the company's newly expanded, 200-acre permanent auction site in Orlando, Fla

February 24, 2009 - Industry News

TWNA Gives Technical Achievement Award to Detroit Diesel

The compounding feature incorporated into the new Detroit Diesel's DD15 engine was recently recognized as the top Technical Achievement for 2008 by the Truck Writers of North America

February 24, 2009 - Industry News

Report: Commercial Hybrids Face Challenges; Market to Grow

A new report finds that despite consumer enthusiasm for hybrid vehicles, manufacturers have been slow to integrate hybrid technologies into commercial trucks and buses

February 24, 2009 - Industry News

NRS Deploys Clean Truck Fleet in Los Angeles and Long Beach

National Retail Systems, provider of global logistics services to America's retailers, has deployed 115 clean air pier trucks to comply with the Clean Truck Program requirements at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal

February 24, 2009 - Industry News

Joey Logano To Be At Petro Stopping Centers

Petro Stopping Centers announced that the new Home Depot driver, Joey Logano, will be at the North Las Vegas Petro location on I-15 @ Exit 54, to sign autographs on Friday Feb 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. PST

February 23, 2009 - Industry News

Budget Bill Would Stop Cross-Border Program

The omnibus budget bill in the U.S. House introduced Monday would put a halt to the Department of Transportation's controversial cross-border Mexican truck pilot program

February 23, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Still Heading Down

Diesel prices continue their downward trend, with the national average retail price falling 5.6 cents this week to $2.13, according to weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 22, 2009 - Industry News

Putting the Recession in Perspective

Bill Straus, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, spoke at Heavy Duty Dialogue '09.

"There is nothing typical about a typical recession. They're all unique," said Bill Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, during Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 last week

Tags: Economy

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