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March 12, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Files Motion to Intervene, Opposes Groups' Third Attempt to Change HOS Rules

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) yesterday filed a motion to intervene in the third legal challenge by the Teamsters and three so-called safety groups to the hours-of-service (HOS) rules first put in place in 2004

March 12, 2009 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International Announces "MTIST Stimulus Package"

Pressure Systems International, along with Wirth Financial and Velociti, announced a new retrofit program for the trucking industry

March 12, 2009 - Industry News

Reading Truck Body Sweeps "Green" and "Editors' Choice" Awards at Work Truck Show

Reading Truck Body, LLC (Reading, PA) won two awards at The Work Truck Show 2009 last wee

March 12, 2009 - Industry News

Aerodynamic Truck Design to be Honored at 25th National Space Symposium

A more efficient truck cab design will be inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame April 2 at the 25th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo

March 12, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Administration to Revisit Cross-Border Trucking

After President Obama signed an appropriations bill this week that cuts off funding for a controversial cross-border trucking program with Meixco, the Obama administration has said that it wants to come up with an alternative approach to cross-border trucking

March 12, 2009 - Industry News

Kevin Burch, President of Jet Express Elected TCA Chairman

Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been elected as 2009-2010 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association

March 12, 2009 - Industry News

Rocha, Roehl Earn Grand Prizes in TCA Safety Awards

The Truckload Carriers Association announced the grand prize winners of its 33rd Annual National Fleet Safety Awards: Rocha Transportation of Modesta, Calif., and Roehl Transport of Marshfield, Wis

March 11, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Releases Report on Cost-Benefit Analyses of Onboard Safety Systems

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released the findings from three onboard safety system studies, finding that the benefits of using the systems over a period of five years outweighed the costs associated with purchasing the systems

March 11, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Falls 2.3 Percent in January

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 2.3 percent in January from its December level, falling for the third consecutive month to its lowest level in more than five years

Tags: Economy

March 11, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Assists Truck Fleet Owners in Applying For Government Diesel Hybrid Grants

Eaton has established a program to assist diesel truck fleet owners in applying for the $156 million in grants for diesel hybrid trucks that are available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

March 11, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Medium-Duty Hybrids Qualify for Tax Credits

Peterbilt's medium-duty hybrids vehicles purchased in the United States are eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $12,000 from the federal government

March 11, 2009 - Industry News

Alabama Passes Steel Coil Hauling Legislation

Legislation expected to be signed by Alabama's governor will stiffen fines for truckers found hauling improperly secured steel coils in the state

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Counters Hours of Service Myths

The American Trucking Associations Tuesday released a statement to the media in response to the most recent legal challenge against the hours of service rules, calling safety advocates' criticism of the rules "myths.

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

"Card Check" Legislation Introduced in House and Senate

A bill pushed by unions to make it easier for them to organize companies was introduced in both the House and the Senate Tuesday. The Employee Free Choice Act, also known as "card check" legislation,

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Hybrid Trucks Qualify for up to $12,000 in U.S. Federal Tax Credits

Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium duty diesel-electric hybrid trucks in the United States are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit available from the federal government

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex Reaches Milestone at New Generation Friction Centers

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the production of its 2 millionth brake shoe at a New Generation Friction Center

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Appropriations Bill Will Cut Cross-Border Program

Among many other things, the 1,132-page omnibus spending bill that President Obama is expected to sign today will shut down a controversial pilot program that allowed Mexican trucking companies to operate beyond U.S.-Mexico border zones

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

PTDI Presents Dual Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Awards

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has presented the 11th annual Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award to two recipients for the first time in the award's history

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Names Best Fleets to Drive For

Fremont Contract Carriers of Fremont, Neb., and Wannemacher Enterprises of Lima, Ohio, are the winners of the first annual Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Area Transportation Receives SafeFleet Certification Award

Area Transportation of Homewood, Ill., a division of ADS Logistics, was recognized for its excellent safety performance by Aon Risk Services, the company's insurance and risk management advisor

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Drew Linn Honored as International Dealer of the Year

Navistar honored Drew Linn, dealer principal of Southland International Trucks in Alabama, as the International Dealer of the Year at its 29th Annual Circle of Excellence black-tie awards at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

PeopleNet Reports Record Revenue

Despite the down economy, PeopleNet announced it achieved record revenue and subscriber growth in 2008.

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Corning to Provide Navistar with Emissions-Control Products for 2010

Corning Inc. and Navistar have signed a deal for Corning to provide Navistar with advanced diesel emissions-control products to meet the EPA diesel emissions regulations that go into effect Jan. 1, 2010.

March 10, 2009 - Industry News

YRC to Increase Diversity of Workforce

YRC and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced an agreement providing for an expanded recruitment program to increase the diversity of YRC's truck driving and dock employees' workforce

March 9, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Offering Webinar on Truck and Bus Crash Trends

THe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is hosting a one-hour webinar Wednesday, March 11, about truck and bus crash trends over the past 10 years

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