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June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Bumper Material Lauded for Environmental Innovation

The Society of Plastics Engineers recently recognized the bright film material embodied in Hendrickson Aero Bright products with an environmental stewardship award

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Top Ten Finalist in America's Best Restroom Contest

Iowa 80 men's restroom

Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa, has been nominated in Cintas Corp.'s Annual Best Restroom contest as having one of the best restrooms in the country and is the only truckstop to receive the designation

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Idaho Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line announced a service center opening in Pocatello, Idaho

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

UDOT Launches iTruck Campaign

The Utah Department of Transportation has launched iTruck, a campaign to help truckers avoid delays and closures while traveling through the state

Tags: Highways

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Attendance Up at CLI Training Conference

Carrier Logistics Inc. announced that attendance at its FACTS annual user group conference held in White Plains, N.Y., doubled from the past three years

Tags: Events

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar's MaxxPro Plus Debuts To Public In Paris

The Navistar Defense upgraded Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, MaxxPro Plus, debuted to the public this week during European defense trade show Eurosatory in Paris, France

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress President to Provide Keynote Address at FFCA Conference

Patrick E. Quinn, co-chairman and president, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, will provide the keynote address to an expected audience of 500 attendees at the upcoming Faster Freight - Cleaner Air East Coast conference in New York City.

Tags: Events

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Loss Prevention Conference Association Closes Shop

The Loss Prevention Conference, a transportation industry association dedicated to educating its members on the prevention of freight loss and damage, will no longer operate as a member-based organization

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Services Capitalizes on Growth

Roadrunner Transportation Services, formerly known as Roadrunner Dawes Freight Systems, Cudahy, Wis., announced a new brand identity and logo reflecting the company's comprehensive service offerings, including third-party transportation logistics and supply-chain management

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

New York Proposes Policy to Keep Trucks on Interstates, off State Highways

New York officials last week announced a draft statewide regulation that is designed to keep trucks on the Interstate Highway System and off of many state roads

Tags: Highways

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo to Develop Prototype Lightweight Composite Sleepers

The sleeper cabs will consist of three pieces:  a one-piece composite sleeper, a composite roof and Volvo’s highly engineered steel cab, modified to attach to the composite sleeper.

Volvo Trucks North America will develop lightweight prototype sleepers made with advanced composite material technology as part of a U.S. Army program to reduce the weight and improve fuel economy of trucks

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Judge: IdleAire Can Go Ahead With Sale

A judge ruled that IdleAire Technologies, Knoxville, Tenn., can go ahead with a planned sale

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Speed Limiters To Become Mandatory In Ontario

After intense lobbying by the Ontario Trucking Association over the last two years, the provincial government has passed a bill requiring speed limiters on trucks -- no matter their origin

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Remain High

The national average price of a gallon of diesel fuel remained unchanged from last week, while crude oil prices went on a roller coaster ride Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Bosch Celebrates 500 Millionth Oxygen Sensor

Bosch celebrated the production of the 500 millionth oxygen sensor last month

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Bosch Rexroth Opens New Tech Center East

Bosch Rexroth has opened a new Tech Center East in Rochester Hills, Mich, to work on hydraulic hybrid systems and other new technologies

June 15, 2008 - Industry News

Motor Equipment Manufacturers Talk to Lawmakers

More than 100 representatives of companies that make vehicles, components and parts ranging from cars to truck anti-idling and safety devices were in Washington, D.C., last week to meet with their senators and representative

June 15, 2008 - Industry News

Bosch Rexroth to Host 2008 HTUF Conference

Bosch Rexroth, Rochester Hills, Mich., has been selected to host the Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Conference, which is being held Oct. 14-16, 2008 in South Bend, Ind

Tags: Events

June 15, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Joins in Support of Reforms to Energy Commodities Market

The American Trucking Associations joined 18 transportation-related organizations last week in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging immediate reforms to the energy commodities market to stop surging oil prices and prevent further decline in the U.S. economy

June 15, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces Funding for Twin Cities

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving the Twin Cities region of Minnesota $133.3 million in federal funds to help cut congestion along the I-35W corridor.

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2008 - Industry News

Floods Close Highways in Midwest

Watch out for possible road closures in flood-hit Iowa and Wisconsin and possibly other upper Midwestern states

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2008 - Industry News

Major Carhauler Shuts Doors as Teamsters Continue Master Carhaul Negotiations

The Teamsters Union says it is "very close" to reaching a tentative carhaul agreement this week. Meanwhile, the country's second largest auto hauler has closed its doors

June 13, 2008 - Industry News

Trans-Texas Corridor Plans Scaled Back

Artist's rendering of the initial Trans-Texas Corridor project

Opponents of the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor appear to have won a victory. The Texas Department of Transportation announced it would limit the project to improving existing highways to create the new Interstate 69 rather than the original 1,200-foot-wide project

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Expands Engine Offerings

In apparent response to Caterpillar's announcement Thursday that it would not make a 2010-compliant engine, Daimler Trucks North America sent out a news release Friday outlining its own engine plans

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

DOT's Freight Transportation Index Unchanged in April

The Freight Transportation Services Index was unchanged in April from its March level following the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports

Tags: Economy

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