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June 9, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Recognizes 43 Masters of Quality

Daimler Trucks North America recognized 43 North American manufacturers that provide components for Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star truck brands as recipients of their Masters of Quality supplier quality award for 2007

June 9, 2008 - Industry News

NAST Names Winners in Second Show of Season

The National Association of Show Trucks had its second show of the season in Tecumseh, Mich., where thunder and lightning lit up the sky during Friday night's light judging

Tags: Events

June 9, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices, Oil Down

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel dropped slightly for the second week in a row, according to weekly figures from the federal Energy Information Administration, and crude oil prices dropped Monday as well

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 9, 2008 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Major Carhaul Company

Teamster carhaul members employed at Performance Transportation Services Inc. went on strike against the company at 9 a.m. eastern time Monday

June 8, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit New Record

Oil prices took their largest single-day leap ever Friday, and energy ministers from the world's top industrialized nations pledged Sunday to work to fight soaring energy costs

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2008 - Industry News

Maine Offers Low-Cost Loans for APUS

A new program rolled out last week in Maine will help truckers reduce their costs by $12,000 or more per rig, while improving air quality

June 5, 2008 - Industry News

Upfit Allowance Available for Dodge Sprinter Chassis Cabs

Dodge announced a program running from June 3, 2008 to January 2, 2009 offering a $1,000 allowance toward the purchase of an upfit body for installation on all Dodge Sprinter chassis cab models

June 5, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Purification Systems Joins EPA's WasteWise Program

Oil Purification Systems, Shelton, Conn., is participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise program as an endorser helping to promote environmental sustainability to its customers, partners and suppliers

June 5, 2008 - Industry News

AASA Changes Vision Conference Dates

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association has rescheduled its Vision Conference to Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18, 2009, at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, Ill

Tags: Events

June 5, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Leap

After falling for several days, the price of crude oil took an unexpected jump Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Light sweet crude for July delivery leaped $5.49 late in the day to close at $127.79 a barrel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 5, 2008 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Co.: Overtime Lawsuit Has no Merit

A lawsuit filed against Tacoma, Wash.-based Interstate Distributor Co. alleging that it unlawfully failed to pay overtime wages to its interstate drivers has no merit, according to an attorney for the company

June 5, 2008 - Industry News

North Carolina Proposes Idling Rule

The North Carolina Division of Air Quality has proposed a "pre-draft" rule to limit idling time of trucks over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating to no more than 5 minutes at a time in any 60-minute period

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

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