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June 5, 2008 - Industry News

Georgia Suspends Scheduled Increase in Fuel Tax

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order this week suspending a scheduled increase in fuel taxes that would have taken effect on July 1

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Freight Extends Reliability Guarantee to Canada

UPS Freight, which introduced its on-time performance guarantee in the United States in January, has expanded the guarantee to shipments moving in both directions across the Canada-U.S. border

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

Study Looks at Why Diesel Exhaust Causes Cardiovascular Problems

A study at Sweden's Umea University found that exposure to diesel exhaust causes a rapid deterioration of the function of blood vessels, as long as 24 hours after exposure

June 3, 2008 - Industry News

Connecticut Diesel Tax Going Up July 1

Connecticut's state tax on diesel fuel will rise 7.7 cents per gallon as of July 1

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 3, 2008 - Industry News

Business Class M2e Hybrid Available for Commercial Rental

Freightliner Trucks announced its new business class M2e hybrid will be available this month for commercial application rentals at International Leasing Co., based in Seattle and Kent, Wash

June 3, 2008 - Industry News

Heil Names Valley Truck and Trailer as Arizona Dealer

Heil Environmental has named Valley Truck and Trailer Service of Glendale, Ariz., as its dealer for the state of Arizona effective July 1

June 3, 2008 - Industry News

Speedco Offers Fleetguard as Standard Filter

Speedco announced that Fleetguard will be the standard filter for all lube services

June 3, 2008 - Industry News

Xpress Global Systems Finalizes Acquisition of Pinner Transportation

U.S. Xpress Enterprises announced that its Xpress Global Systems subsidiary has finalized the asset purchase of Pinner Transportation's business

June 3, 2008 - Industry News

UDOT Truck Technology Project Reduces Emissions

The Utah Department of Transportation's adoption of PrePass truck technology has reduced greenhouse gas and related emissions by more than 2,000 metric tons, the agency announced

June 3, 2008 - Industry News

Continental Tire Partners with EPA Smartway

Continental Tire North America has officially joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership, as a shipper partner, committing to support common goals reducing environmental impacts for ground freight transportation.

June 3, 2008 - Industry News

CARB Representative to Discuss New Draft Regs During Conference

A representative of the California Air Resources Board will be a featured presenter Monday, June 9, at the Greening the Supply Chain Conference to discuss draft regulations that would require aerodynamic devices for 53-foot trailers and the tractors pulling them

June 2, 2008 - Industry News

Carhauling Company Asks Bankrtupcy Court for Wage Cut

In the 11th hour of negotiations with the Teamsters Union for a new carhauler labor agreement, Performance Transportation Services last week filed for 1113-E relief in bankruptcy court, asking the court to approve a 15 percent wage cu

June 2, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Slightly

Diesel prices dropped slightly over the past week after a meteoric run-up that saw the national average of a gallon of diesel rise more than 57 cents in just three weeks

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 2, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Asks for Proposals to Fight Border Congestion

The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking for innovative ways to fight congestion at some of the nation's busiest border crossings, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced Monday

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

Trimac Adds Bendix Safety Technology

Ohio-based bulk commodities giant Trimac Transportation has added the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program to its fleet of tractors

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Going After Short-Haul Truck Movements in New York

Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, Va., and 10 New York-based short line railroads have created a program to convert short-haul truck movements to rail

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Reports FY2007 Losses

Navistar International last week filed its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, bringing it current with its annual financial information

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

APRA HD Brake Division to Meet in Charleston

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association's 2008 Heavy Duty Brake Clinic will be held June 26-27 at The Holiday Inn Charleston Airport & Convention Center in Charleston, S.C

Tags: Events

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Truck Sets Fuel Mileage Record

A latest-generation Mercedes-Benz Actros cabover tractor and dry van combination recorded 12.10 mpg in a record-setting, seven-day, 7,900-mile run just completed at the Nardo motor-race circuit in southern Italy.

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Launches Perdido Spar Hull

The hull of one of the world's deepest oil production facilities last week embarked on an 8,200-mile journey from the shipyard in Pori, Finland, to Ingleside, Texas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

Toledo Company Offering Half-Price Safety Inspections

The Toledo, Ohio, area firm of Toledo Spring, Brake and Alignment Service will offer truck and bus inspections at half-price or $40 for all of June during Truck Safety Month

May 29, 2008 - Industry News

Regulators Probing Oil Futures Trading

In response to the dramatic increases in the price of crude oil traded on the commodity market, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Thursday announced initiatives to increase transparency of the energy futures markets

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 29, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade Up Slightly From Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 1.5 percent higher in March 2008 than in March 2007, reaching $70.8 billion,

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2008 - Industry News

Frozen Food Express Lowers Top Speed

Dallas-based Frozen Food Express Industries has reduced the maximum speed of its company-operated truck fleet from 65 to 62 mph in an effort to mitigate the impact of rising fuel costs

May 28, 2008 - Industry News

Aftermarket Association Awards 115 Scholarships

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship Committee announced the awarding of scholarships to 115 students pursuing automotive and heavy-duity aftermarket careers in 2008

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