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September 22, 2008 - Industry News

Mansfield Oil Expands in Midwest

Mansfield Oil, a privately held $5.1 billion fuel logistics leader, announces the opening of their Midwest regional office in Naperville, Ill

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Crossings Into U.S. Up Slightly In 2007

The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 11.4 million in 2007, 0.3 percent higher than in 2006,

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Lowest In Five Months, But Oil Prices Spike

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell below $4 a gallon for the first time since April, but oil prices had their biggest one-day price spike ever Monday because of concerns about the crisis on Wall Street

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

This is Brake Safety Week

This week is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Brake Safety Week, a comprehensive program to promote commercial vehicle brake safety across North America

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Convoy Today To Address Fuel Prices

A trucker group is planning a convoy around Capitol Hill today to ask Congress and President George W. Bush to back energy legislation that would make fuel prices more affordable

Tags: Events

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Emergency Team Helps In Ike's Aftermath

In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Ike, the Bridgestone Americas Emergency Response Team, made up of company volunteers, made the journey from Nashville, Tenn., to Orange, Texas, last week to assist in relief and clean-up efforts

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

Study: Texting While Driving More Dangerous Than DUI

Texting behind the wheel impairs driving skills more than being drunk or high, according to new research carried out by British researchers

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

Proposed Legislation Would Offer Loans For Truckers Hit By Fuel Prices

U.S. Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.) has introduced legislation that would provide low interest loans to truckers and other small transportation businesses struggling to keep their businesses afloat in the face of record high fuel prices

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way In Top 100 on InformationWeek 500

Con-way ranked No. 72 on the 2008 InformationWeek 500 for its Step Saver Web-based dock management tool

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Identifies Critical Border Congestion Relief Projects

Drivers and freight shippers will experience less delay at two U.S. border crossings, thanks to a U.S. Department of Transportation effort to prioritize and accelerate projects that ease border congestion

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

FFE Hosts Driver Appreciation Celebration

As part of Driver Appreciation Week ceremonies last month, FFE Transportation Services, Dallas, celebrated at all the terminals throughout its network and honored million-mile drivers in a special ceremony

September 18, 2008 - Industry News

California Fleet Tests UK Emissions Retrofit Technology

London-based Johnson Matthey Technology has launched a demonstration of its advanced diesel retrofit technology with a fleet of 16 older trucks owned by the Ralph's supermarket chain in southern California

September 18, 2008 - Industry News

Webasto Honored With Environmental Technology Award

Webasto was awarded the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Anti-Idling Systems Technology Innovation Leadership of the Year Award for its BlueCool Truck technology

September 18, 2008 - Industry News

NC DOT Will Reroute I-40 To Original Location

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will reroute I-40 from the Greensboro Urban Loop back to its original location, which is currently signed as I-40 Business, in late fall

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2008 - Industry News

SMC3 Loss Prevention Conference for Claims Professionals

SMC3, Atlanta, announced its inaugural Loss Prevention Conference, to be held in Atlanta at the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel, Oct, 20-22

Tags: Events

September 18, 2008 - Industry News

ABF Expands Next-Day, Second-Day Service

ABF Freight System, Fort Smith, Ark., announced faster transit times in more than 24,000 station-to-station lanes including approximately 1,300 new next-day lanes and 21,000 new second-day lanes

September 18, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Army Reserve, Schneider Team Up To Recruit

Schneider National signed with the Army Reserve as an Employer Partner, in an alliance that allows the organizations to recruit, train and employ individuals interested in serving the nation and pursuing a career in the transportation and logistics industry

September 17, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Announces $4 Million For Ike Repairs

The federal government is making $4 million available immediately to begin funding work to repair roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Ike

Tags: Highways

September 17, 2008 - Industry News

Delaware Builds on E-ZPass Success with PrePass Deployment

Delaware will deploy PrePass on Route 301 near Middleton in mid-2009 and will become the 29th state to install the high-tech electronic weigh station bypass service

Tags: Highways

September 17, 2008 - Industry News

Safety Board Calls For Actions To Help Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board says human fatigue was the probable cause of a 2005 truck-bus collision that killed five and injured 35, and recommends the government mandate safety technology to prevent such accidents in the future

September 17, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Participates in Ford Job Fair

The American Trucking Associations and America's Road Team were in Dearborn, Mich. on Saturday, Sept. 13, participating in the Ford Motor Company Regional Job Fair

September 16, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Economist Warns: Transportation Spending Not Economic Quick Fix

U.S. Department of Transportation Chief Economist Jack Wells Tuesday wrote about transportation spending on the DOT's blog, particularly with regards to job creation and short-term economic growth

Tags: Highways

September 16, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Unions Back Obama

The Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, announced they plan to "educate transportation union members on Sen. John McCain's poor transportation record and Sen. Barack Obama's vision for a safe and expanded transportation system in America.

September 16, 2008 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum to Host MotorIoway Vintage Vehicle Road Rally

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has been chosen as a lunch stop by MotorIoway 1000, an Iowa vintage vehicle road rally

Tags: Events

September 16, 2008 - Industry News

Bayview Kenworth Expands Dealer Network

Bayview Kenworth has opened its newest facility in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

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