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January 22, 2009 - Industry News

EPA Lists Idle-Reduction Systems Eligible for Tax Break

Last year Congress granted an exemption from the 12 percent federal excise tax for idle-reduction systems such as auxiliary power units, and now the Environmental Protection Agency has come up with a list of approved systems

January 22, 2009 - Industry News

Bridestone Reducing Truck Tire, Ceasing Consumer TIre Production at LaVergne Plant

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations announced it will cease passenger and light truck manufacturing at its LaVergne, Tenn., tire plant, and cut the number of commercial truck and bus tires it is producing, due to negative economic conditions

January 22, 2009 - Industry News

Werner Reports Fourth Quarter and 2008 Revenues and Earnings

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., saw revenues fall in the fourth quarter and in 2008 compared to the previous year

January 22, 2009 - Industry News

Groups Say Infrastructure Projects Can Help Speed Economic Recovery

As Congress considers an economic stimulus bill that includes spending on infrastructure, two groups are touting the ability of infrastructure construction to create jobs faster than many may expect

Tags: Highways

January 22, 2009 - Industry News

Research Debunks Expected Energy Drop in ULSD

Research sponsored by the American Transportation Research Institute found that contrary to expectations, ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel does not have lower energy levels

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 22, 2009 - Industry News

Phillips Expands Harness Division

Phillips Industries has expanded its Electrical Harness Division, located in Saltillo, Mexico,

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell almost 2 cents this week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

EOBR Rule On Hold Under New Administration

A final rule that would have mandated electronic onboard recorders for at least some motor carriers is on hold after President Barack Obama's new administration Tuesday ordered all federal agencies and departments to stop any pending regulation

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

ALK Celebrates 30 Years

ALK Technologies, Princeton, N.J., is celebrating 2009 as its 30th year of developing transportation and navigation software solutions

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

Express-1 Acquires First Class Expediting Services

Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Saint Joseph, Mich., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Express-1, recently purchased certain assets of First Class Expediting Services, Rochester Hills, Mich

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Grand Falls Opens Facility in New Brunswick

Kenworth Grand Falls has opened a new parts and service location in New Brunswick

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

Heil Adds New Paint Facility

Heil recently added a new paint facility to its Fort Payne, Ala., manufacturing facility in an effort to increase efficiencies and streamline production techniques

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

AASHTO, TRIP Identify Transportation Headaches

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and The Road Information Program (a national transportation research group), released a report entitled "America's Top Five Transportation Headaches - and Their Remedies.

Tags: Highways

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

EPA OKs CARB Reefer Regs

California last week received a waiver from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that allows the state to enforce emissions regulations on truck and trailer refrigeration units

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Signs Agreement with Five States to Relieve Congestion on I-95

The U.S. Department of Transportation signed an agreement with the Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia departments of transportation to relieve congestion and improve mobility on a key stretch of Interstate 95

Tags: Highways

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Emissions to Partner with Emcon, Close Wisconsin Plant

Cummins Emission Solutions, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., announced it will strategically partner with Emcon Technologies LLC in the manufacturing of Cummins-designed emission controls systems for the 2010 on-highway truck market

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Yokohama Truck Tires Get SmartWay Approval

Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Thermo King Announces New Ownership of Two Dealerships

Thermo King announced that their dealerships in Springfield, Mo., and Tulsa, Okla., have been sold to John T. Cooper, a Springfield businessman, and R. Wayne Smith III, also of Springfield

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics Receives Approval for Acquisition

Greatwide Logistics Servicesof Dallas has obtained bankruptcy court approval for the company's acquisition by an investor group

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Opens Service Center in Rockford, Ill.

Con-way Freight has opened a new service center in Rockford, Ill., offering next-day delivery throughout Illinois and within a surrounding 600-mile radius

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Drivers Get Appreciation Bonuses

Barr-Nunn Transportation, Granger, Iowa, paid out more than $640,000 in appreciation bonuses to its drivers and owner-operators during 2008

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

December Truck Orders Foretell Soft Start to 2009

Heavy-duty truck sales in 2008 fell for the second straight year, to their lowest level since 1992, while Class 8 orders for December were lower than expected

January 19, 2009 - Industry News

Government Report Analyzing Tire Debris Supports Retreads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued its final report on its Commercial Medium Truck Tire Debris Study

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Moved to Pittsburgh

A competitor at the NTDC in 2007.

The American Trucking Associations' 2009 National Truck Driving Championships will now be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., and not San Jose, Calif., as previously announced, and a step van competition is being added

Tags: Events

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

APRA Requests Remanufacturing Tax Credit

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association is working with its membership to contact Congress to support a tax credit for the purchase of equipment used to recycle or remanufacture goods

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