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May 10, 2008 - Industry News

National Geographic Channel to Feature Dupré Logistics

National Geographic is filming a documentary on the fatigue issue and how it is monitored and combated that will air later this year

May 10, 2008 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle Named Carrier of the Year for Safety

The New York State Motor Truck Association recognized A. Duie Pyle, West Chester, Pa., as the Carrier of the Year for Safety

May 10, 2008 - Industry News

Illinois Rt. 7 Project Requires Bridge Closure

The Illinois Rt. 7 Bridge between Lockport and Romeoville will be closed in both directions for a resurfacing project until the end of August

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2008 - Industry News

ACT Named Smartway Partner

American Central Transport, Liberty, Kan., has been awarded the right to use the SmartWay Partner Logo by the Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transport Partnership

May 10, 2008 - Industry News

PTDI Adds SAGE Services in Montana

The Professional Truck Driver Institute added SAGE Technical Services in Missoula, Mont., to the list of North American truck driver training schools offering PTDI-certified courses.

May 9, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices: How High Can They Go?

Crude oil hit a record $126 on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday, almost double the price of a year ago, and analysts disagreed sharply last week on where oil prices are headed in the future

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Vipar to Sell Eaton Weatherhead Products

Vipar Heavy Duty is adding Eaton Weatherhead's fluid conveyance products to the portfolio of brands it offers to the heavy duty aftermarket

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Raises Prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced price increases in the United States of up to 5 percen

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Firestone Increases Air Spring Prices

Firestone Industrial Products Company has increased prices between 3 percent and 7 percent on air springs for the light duty and heavy duty markets.

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Virginia to Practice Interstate Lane Reversal

Virginia will be reversing traffic on Interstate 64 Sunday in an emergency preparedness exercise to test state agencies' ability to reverse traffic for hurricanes.

Tags: Highways

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Allied/North American Offer Settlement to Owner-Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced that Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines filed a revised bankruptcy plan under which owner-operators will receive $1.25 million due under the terms of a settlement agreement reached last year

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Launches Sustainability Initiative

The American Trucking Associations Thursday launched a program of initiatives to set the trucking industry on the road toward a more sustainable future, under the banner, "Trucks Deliver a Cleaner Tomorrow.

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

IdleAire Gets Loan to Stay Afloat

IdleAire Technologies has secured a line of credit and borrowed $3.7 million to help it survive, along with hiring a turnaround consultant

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Study Looks at Lane-Departure Crashes

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a report that details a number of low-cost solutions to reduce the number of fatal lane-departure crashes

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Lowers Top Speed of Fleet

Con-way Truckload has reduced the maximum governed speed of its 2,700-tractor fleet from 70 to 65 mph in support of an enterprise-wide sustainability initiative at parent company Con-way Inc

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Buys Two North Carolina Dealerships

Texas-based Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest full service network of heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America, has acquired two more dealership compnies in Charlotte, North Carolina

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

International Dealer Technicians to Compete in Rodeo

In a head-to-head, hands-on test of their technical skill and speed, eight of the top service technicians in the International dealer network will compete to determine who is the best of the bes

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Rolls Back Speed

Schneider National Thursday announced plans to operate the most energy-efficient fleet in the industry, including slowing its fleet to 60 mph

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Washington DOT Releases Truck Parking Report

There isn't enough parking in Washington State, according to a survey done by the state Department of Transportation

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

International Offers Fuel Economy Options, Discounts

Responding to both increasing fuel expenses and fleet problems with disappointing fuel consumption, International has introduced fuel saving options in combination packages

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Soar, DOE Ups Price Predictions, Senators Look for Relief

As crude oil prices soar to new records, the U.S. Department of Energy is predicting the price of a gallon of diesel will average close to $4 per gallon in 2008, and Democrats in the U.S. Senate are proposing measure

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Study Questions Benefits of Longer Training

Research on the relationship between entry-level driver training and safety outcomes appears to indicate that longer training doesn't necessarily mean safer drivers

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

MTA Offers Forums on Risk Management

The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold forums on "Claim Management and Asset Protection for Trucking Companies" in May and June

Tags: Events

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Poster Contest Aims at Truckers Buckling Up

Sara O'Dell of Pryor, Okla., is the winner of the "Be Ready. Be Buckled" children's poster contest

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

CalStart Honors Eaton, Others With Blue Sky Awards

Eaton is the winner of CalStart's Blue Sky Award 2008 for its efforts in developing hybrid commercial trucks

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