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November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Idle Reduction Technology Research Sheds Light on APU Decisions

The NC Solar Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh wrapped up a three-year, $500,000 project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that focused on developing mobile idle reduction technology to reduce idling of long haul trucks

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

New Study Offers Details on Moving Industry

The first comprehensive study of the economics of the U.S. moving and storage industry reveals a $16.5 billion sector providing 122,600 jobs distributed through all 50 states, with local small businesses making up 96 percent of the industry's establishments

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Quebec to Join Ontario in Mandating Speed Limiters

The Canadian province of Quebec has finalized its speed limiter rule and is on pace to have it take effect on New Year's Day, reports the Canadian publication Today's Trucking.

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Ontario To Offer Grants for Fuel-Saving Technologies

The Ontario provincial government is introducing a four-year, $15 million grant program to help commercial vehicles operators investing in fuel-saving technologies

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

New FHWA Office to Supports Innovative State Transportation Projects

The Federal Highway Administration announced the new Office of Innovative Program Delivery, which will provide national leadership and advice for states pursuing innovative and non-traditional transportation projects

Tags: Highways

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Utility Tri-State Moves to More Advanced Facility

Utility Tri-State has relocated its Oklahoma City branch to a more advanced facility to better serve the ongoing needs of its customers and to reach out to new ones

November 3, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Fall

Diesel prices continue their headlong retreat, falling 20 cents last week to a national average of $3.088, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 3, 2008 - Industry News

Automotive and Heavy Duty Suppliers Ask President for Economic Relief

In a letter sent to President Bush, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association urged the acceleration of the $25 billion loan program for motor vehicle manufacturers and parts suppliers to meet increased fuel efficiency requirements

Tags: Economy

November 3, 2008 - Industry News

Stifel Nicolaus Conference Call: Intermodal Growth Peaking -- For Now

The conversion of domestic freight traffic from on-highway to domestic intermodal may have already peaked, but intermodal may begin to experience its full potential after the economy recovers

Tags: Intermodal

November 3, 2008 - Industry News

"Green Plus" Fuel Additive Available Following Settlement With EPA

A company fined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for selling an unregistered diesel additive in 2006 now says it has full EPA approval for its product

November 3, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Has Record Quarter, But Predicts Lower Growth For Year

Cummins Inc. reported its highest third quarter sales and profits ever, and second best quarter in its history, but warned Friday that it would not be able to meet its full-year target for revenue growth, sending its shares tumbling

November 2, 2008 - Industry News

Rush Emphasizes Relationships in Speech to Business Students

Whether it's selling trucks or other types of business, building relationships is vital. That was part of the message of Marvin Rush, chairman of Rush Enterprises, when he spoke recently to students at the Indiana University's Kelley School of Business

October 31, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Announces Actions in Response to Global Market Conditions

ArvinMeritor,Troy, Mich., announced it is responding aggressively to the current weakness in global business conditions with restructuring and cost-reduction initiatives

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

JHT Holdings Emerges From Chapter 11

JHT Holdings, Kenosha, Wis., announced that it has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 and named Michael Testman as its new CEO

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Test results confirm Valvoline Premium Blue Fuel Savings

Valvoline Premium Blue Extreme synthetic engine oil provides significant fuel economy benefits for Class 8 trucks, according to a test program initiated by Valvoline

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

FedEx Recognizes Schneider National

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has been named Carrier of the Year by FedEx Ground

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Dupré Logistics Event Looks Ahead to 2025

Dupré Logistics recently hosted its Annual Client Colloquium with a presentation by futurist Erik Peterson, who focused on forecasting key trends out to the year 2025

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces Incentive Program

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America announced the "Show Me the Money" incentive program offering retail customers a choice of free fuel for a year or 0% APR financing for up to 36 months

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Reports Third Quarter Results

YRC Worldwide, Overland Park, Kan., reported lower earnings in the third quarter compared to lsat year, but also touted the generation of free cash flow and reduced total debt

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Services Reports Revenue and Net Income

Universal Truckload Services, Warren, Mich., announced financial results for the 13 and 39 weeks ended Sept. 27

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Ancra Buying S-Line

Ancra International, Erlanger, Ky., acquired Dallas-based S-Line Cargo Control and Safety Products

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth's Chillicothe Plant Receives Global Six Sigma Award

Kenworth's plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, received the Global Six Sigma award for Best Project Achievement in the Health, Safety and Environment category at the recent 2008 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Government, Business and Civic Leaders Unveil Maryland Highway Safety Foundation

The Maryland Highway Safety Foundation, a new not-for-profit organization founded to prevent collisons and save lives, was unveiled this week

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Reports Third Quarter Results

Commercial Vehicle Group, New Albany, Ohio, reported third quarter results for 2008

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

NTSB Wants Mandatory EOBRs

The National Transportation Safety Board this week issued its 2009 Federal Most Wanted List of safety improvements. Newly added to the list is one to require Electronic On-Board Recorders by all motor carriers

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