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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.

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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

March 23, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Offers Contract Audioconference

The Truckload Carriers Association will sponsor an audio conference on "Recurring Issues in Shipper and Carrier Contracts" April

Tags: Events

March 23, 2008 - Industry News

Greatec Wide Base Tires Earn SmartWay Certification

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire's Greatec wide base drive and trailer radials have been added to the EPA SmartWay-certified list of commercial tires

March 23, 2008 - Industry News

ATD Offering Workshops at Convention

The American Truck Dealers will offer a variety of workshops at its 45th annual convention,

Tags: Events

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Looks to Louisville This Week for MATS

The Mid-America Trucking Show will be held this week, March 27-29, at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Citation Changes Headquarters Designation to Michigan

Citation Corp. has changed its headquarters designation from Birmingham, Ala., to its existing facility in Novi, Mich

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Online Social Networking For Truckers

Layover.com has expanded its network of trucker-specific tools by giving those in the trucking industry their own personal space on the internet at www.myLayover.com

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Recognizes Top Dealers

Freightliner Trucks recently announced its 2007 ASPIRE Award Winners.

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Dupre' Recognized for Personnel Safety

Dupre' Transport LLC operations from the Chemical, Site and Energy Distribution Services businesses will be recognized for their 2007 personnel safety performanc

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

DOT: Climate Change Could Cause Transportation Problems Along Gulf Coast

Climate change could disrupt transportation along the central Gulf Coast in the next 50 to 100 years, according to government simulations

Tags: Highways

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Small Business Confidence Drops to 35

The Small Business Research Board's Transportation Small Business Confidence Index dropped to 35 during the fourth quarter of 2007

Tags: Economy

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon Company Buys Roberts KW Dealerships

The Papé Group, Eugene, Ore., has purchased the assets of Roberts Motor Company, a dealer of heavy- and medium-duty Kenworth trucks

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