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December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Names Fontaine International "Master of Quality"

Daimler Trucks North America recently honored Fontaine with its 2007 Masters of Quality award

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens New Arkansas Location

FleetPride, recently opened a 7,500-square-foot branch in Fort Smith, Ark

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Implements New Recommendations for Vehicle Lifts

The new TMC RP 534, Guidelines for Determining Vehicle Lift Productivity Efficiency, outlines the productivity advantages provided by vehicle lifts and how to evaluate lift ROI.

The Technology & Maintenance Council has adopted a new Recommended Practice to help fleet managers quantify the productivity improvement and return on investment from installing vehicle lifts in Class 7-8 truck maintenance facilities

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Enforcement Blitz Targets Trucks on Non-Interstate Highways

The Pennsylvania State Police issued 382 citations during a one-day enforcement detail that focused on inspecting commercial vehicles along rural roads and non-interstate highways in the state

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 to Feature Post-Election Panel

Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 will include a panel discussion of the priorities of the new administration and 111th Congress and the impact the changes will have on the commercial vehicle industry

Tags: Events

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Consolidates North American Operations

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. is consolidating North American operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America's headquarters in Logan Township, N.J

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Travel Center

Pilot recently opened a new travel center in Brooklyn, Iowa, off Interstate 80 at exit 201

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

Final EOBR Rule Will Expand Proposed Requirements

The final electronic onboard recorder rule will significantly expand the scope of the proposed rule, according to John Hill, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America LLC Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results

TravelCenters of America reported net income for the third quarter of $16.66 million, but still shows a net loss of $41.56 million for the first nine months of the year

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

September Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rises 7.5 Percent

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico was 7.5 percent higher in September 2008 than in September 2007, reaching $71.8 billion

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

New York State Targets Urban Truck Pollution

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently launched a long-term enforcement strategy to cut down on what it called "smoke-spewing diesel trucks and buses," especially in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by pollution

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

Final EOBR Rule Will Expand Proposed Requirements

The final electronic onboard recorder rule will significantly expand the scope of the proposed rule, said John Hill, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. "It's still not as far as a lot of people would like me to go,

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Rebates for Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services has processed more than $5.7 million in rebates for its customers that lease hybrid or alternative fuel motor vehicles since implementing a rebate program

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics Receives Approval of Financing Facility

Greatwide Logistics Services has obtained final approval of its $73.6 million financing facility.

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

VIS Moves to New Facility

Vehicle Inspection Systems, Orlando, Fla., has moved into a new, 40,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility located near Orlando International Airport

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Trailer Associations Team Up

The North American Trailer Dealers Association announced the launch of the NATM Affiliate Program, which will bring safety and regulatory information from the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers down to the trailer dealers

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Federal Proposal Would Set up Certified Medical Examiner System

In addition to tying drivers' medical certifications to their CDLs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week also announced a proposal to improve standards and set uniform requirements for medical examiners

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Rubber Manufacturers Association Predicts 2009 Tire Shipments

Shipments of original equipment commercial truck tires this year are expected to be down about 16 percent from 2007, at nearly 3.9 million units, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue to Fall

The national average price of a gallon of diesel this week fell to $2.615, 80 cents less than a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Economic Bureau Says U.S. Has Been in Recession for a Year

Dismissing the notion that a recession equals two quarters of declining GDP, a prominent group of economists announced that by their reckoning, the U.S. has been in a recession for nearly a year

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Paclease Opens New Canadian Franchise Location

Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its Canadian franchise network expansion with the addition of a new full-service lease location in Moncton, New Brunswick

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Hino to Use SCR for 2010

Hino Motors Sales USA announced that it will use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to meet the stringent 2010 emissions regulations

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published its final rule changing how driver medical qualifications are handled, tying them to the commercial driver's license

November 30, 2008 - Industry News

YRC, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement to Modify Contract

The Teamsters Union and the freight companies of YRC Worldwide announced they have reached a tentative agreement to modify the current labor agreement for employees covered by the National Master Freight Agreement

November 30, 2008 - Industry News

Indiana Gets First Mobile Command Center Vehicle

The Supreme Industries Special Vehicles sales team delivered Indiana's first district Mobile Command Center Vehicle to representatives of Dearborn County as part of its $2.1 million contract award from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security

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