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March 28, 2008 - Industry News

PeopleNet Targets French Language Markets in North America

PeopleNet announced a major effort to serve French-speaking markets in North America

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens Facility in Sun Valley, California

Penske Truck Leasing hosted the grand opening of a new $9 million facility in Sun Valley, Calif

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

Financing Company Reports on Economy, Trucking Outlook

FCC Equipment Financing, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Financial Services, predicts that the U.S. economy will grow only about 1.5 percent this year, and freight will be flat or even down slightly for 2008

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Urges Federal Government to Help Bring Down Fuel Prices

Prices at a San-Francisco area filling station.

The American Trucking Associations is urging the Bush Administration to act quickly to ensure that strategies are in place to ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Flat For February

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index remained flat in February, not losing any of January's 2.4 percent gain

Tags: Economy

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Accuride, Benecor Team up to Build Urea Infrastructure

Accuride has entered into a joint venture with Benecor to focus on building a dispensing infrastructure for the urea, or diesel exhaust fluid, required for many 2010-EPA-compliant engines

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

TA Opens New Petro:Lube Shop

TravelCenters of America announced its newest Petro:Lube facility in Colby, Kan

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Free DVD on Inspections

ATA Associates recently released "The Road Series 3 - Level 1 Vehicle Inspections," the newest program in its series of free truck driver training DVDs

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Study: LCVs Could Save Fuel

Triple-trailer combinations are currently allowed in some states, such as Oregon.

Increasing maximum operating weight and/or length of over-the-road trucks could decrease congestion, save fuel and reduce pollution, according to research released this wee

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Battle Over Hot Fuel Issue

The American Trucking Associations is part of a group fighting against the use of automatic temperature compensation equipment in retail fuel sales, while the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is pushing for the device

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Offers Driver Training Materials

Cummins is offering new tools to familiarize drivers with what they need to know about its on-highway engines

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

Web Site Offers Green Truck Finance Info

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership is unveiling a new web-based clearinghouse targeted towards buyers of clean trucks and other emissions-cutting and fuel-saving technologies

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

East to Showcase First Aluminum Trailer at MATS

East Manufacturing celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and is celebrating by showcasing its first aluminum trailer, starting this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Tags: Events

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Museum to Open in Pennsylvania

The history of over-the-road transportation rolls into Allentown, Pa., on April 12 with the opening of the America On Wheels museum

Tags: Events

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

More Truckers Using Seat Belts

The number of professional truckers buckling up their seat belts jumped dramatically in 2007 to a record level

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

GE to Host Free Online Seminar on Vehicle Remarketing

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services will be hosting a free online seminar April 3 on "Vehicle Remarketing - Trends that will Affect Your Bottom Line in 2008.

Tags: Events

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor's Mascot Remanufacturing Gets Major Contract

ArvinMeritor has received a long-term, multi-million-dollar supply agreement to provide remanufactured transmissions and axle carriers to Navistar Parts under the ReNewed brand

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

International Offers Fuel Mileage Guarantee

Customers who purchase a qualifying new International DuraStar powered by a MaxxForce 7 or MaxxForce DT engine will be guaranteed fuel economy improvement of 7 percent or greate

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Inches Closer to $4 Mark

The national average price of a gallon of diesel continues to hover near the $4 mark, as the American Trucking Associations asks the government to do something about it

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

Enforcement Blitz Targets Drivers

A 24-hour enforcement blitz in 14 Southeastern states targeted problem drivers - both commercial and passenger vehicles - on Feb. 28

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

High Fuel Prices Can Erase Reefer Refunds

The recent sharp increases in the cost of fuel are having an effect on the fuel tax refunds some carriers can get in some states for the use of motor fuel off the highway

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Training Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period for its proposed rule on minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial vehicle drivers

March 23, 2008 - Industry News

L.A. Harbor Commission Approves Controversial Clean Truck Program

Trucks enter terminal gates at Port of Los Angeles

The American Trucking Associations is expected to fight the landmark "Clean Truck Program" approved last week by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission

March 23, 2008 - Industry News

Minnesota Hikes Fuel Taxes

Minnesota's transportation finance bill, passed late last month over a gubernatorial veto, raises fuel taxes starting Oct. 1 but puts the brakes on privatization of highways

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2008 - Industry News

Trucker Medical Clinics Planned

Last week, the second of a planned coast-to-coast network of medical clinics targeted at truck drivers opened at a truckstop in Tennessee

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