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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

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period for CDL Permit Regulation

In response to several requests, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period for the proposed rulemaking on commercial driver's license learner's permit standards until July 9

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Awards $1 Million to Nine Driver Training Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded a total of $1 million in grants to nine technical and community colleges to enhance classroom safety curriculums and behind-the-wheel training courses for students enrolled in commercial driver's license training programs

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

Ol' Blue USA Announces Upcoming Events

Ol' Blue, USA (United Safety Alliance), of Van Nuys, Calif., announced upcoming developments in its continuing effort to promote highway safety education and improve relations between the motoring public, law enforcement and commercial drivers

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

EIA Hikes Diesel, Oil Price Predictions

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is having a hard time predicting where fuel and oil prices will go, as its Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week predicted prices far higher than the same report just two months ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

Caterpillar, Navistar to Pursue Strategic Alliance

Caterpillar will not supply EPA 2010-compliant engine to truck OEMs, instead pursuing a strategic alliance with Navistar that will result in a Cat-branded severe service truck - an alliance that also will help Navistar build its severe-duty business

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

Zero-Emission, Idle-Reducing Cooling Product From Webasto Earns CARB Approval

Webasto Product North America has received California's Air Resources Board (CARB) approval for its BlueCool Truck Bunk Cooler. Out of all CARB approved devices, BlueCool Truck (BCT) is the only engine-off technology that has no emissions when in use

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Allison Automatics Claim Optimum Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission, Inc. has announced that recent test results show fully automatic Allison transmissions, along with a vehicle spec that is appropriate for the particular duty cycle, can provide superior fuel efficiency and optimum fuel economy.

Tags: Economy

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

DriverTech Announces 'No Transaction Charge' In-Cab Scanning

DriverTech, designers of the transportation industry's Windows XP-embedded onboard computing system with three modes of communications, announced the commercial availability of its DTScan in-cab scanning solution

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Thermo King's TriPac DPF Gains CARB Approval

Thermo King's diesel particulate filter (DPF) for its TriPac Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System has been approved for use by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Superrigs '08

Best In Show

Canadian Ryan Danylchuk just made it on to the lot at the Iowa 80 Truckstop as the judges were setting out to judge the lights category on Friday evening, Day Two of the 2008 Shell Rotella Superrigs.

Tags: Events

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Paccar Parts Incentives on Fuel-Saving Idle-Reduction Truck Technologies

Paccar Parts announced a program to incentivize the sale of its idle reduction, engine-off cooling and heating technology provided by leading automotive and truck supplier Webasto

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