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April 8, 2008 - Industry News

Congestion Pricing Dies in New York

A proposal to charge drivers extra tolls to enter New York City's most congested neighborhoods during peak hours died in the New York Assembly Monday

Tags: Highways

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Launches Driver Training In Cab

U.S. Xpress driver George Smith demonstrates the new in-cab training technology.

U.S. Xpress is training drivers for safety & regulatory issues with computer-based lessons right in their own cabs

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Freight Workers Ratify Teamsters Contract

The Teamsters added more than 9,900 members with workers at UPS Freight ratifying a contract by more than 89 percent

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop, Crude Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second week in a row, to $3.995, a little less than a penny drop from the previous week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

Nissan Enters North American Light Commercial Vehicle Business

Nissan North America will enter the light commercial vehicle business in North America with three new vehicles in three years, the first of which will be launched in the first half of 2010.

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Firm Offers Symposium on Transporting Chemicals

A. Duie Pyle will present a symposium on the potential threat of terrorism involving chemicals transported by truck

Tags: Events

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Menlo 'Greens' its Fleet of Transport Partners

Menlo Worldwide Logistics is demonstrating its commitment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership by increasing its use of SmartWay-approved carriers

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs to be Held at Iowa 80

The 26th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held from June 5-7 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, located off exit 284 of Interstate 80 in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Smaller Biodiesel Producers Fail Quality Tests More Often

Small and medium producers of biodiesel had "significant failure rates" in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2007 biodiesel quality survey, while about 90 percent of all the biodiesel tested met specifications

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Great Dane Trailers receives Customer Excellence Award

Pressure Systems International presented Great Dane Trailers with its 2007 Customer Excellence Awar

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Fewer Small Transportation Companies to Expand

Fewer small transportation companies are considering expansion, instead planning to focus on meeting customer needs and improving employee productivity, according to the results of the latest Small Business Research Board poll

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

SMC3 Summer Conference to Explore "New Supply Chain"

Attendees at the SMC3 2008 Summer Conference will investigate the latest trends and developments emerging in the domestic and global supply chain

Tags: Events

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

Global Supplier Associations Team up to Fight Counterfeiting

The leading international automotive and truck parts supplier associations this week issued a statement of cooperation to join together to combat counterfeitin

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade up in January from Previous Year, Month

Trade using surface transportation between the United States, Canada and Mexico was 7.4 percent higher in January 2008 than in January 2007

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Engines Meet California Clean Idle Certification With Very Low NOx Emissions

Volvo Trucks North America offers a new feature to help customers meet California's stringent truck idling requirements. Volvo trucks equipped with this feature comply with California regulations, with the benefit of very low nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

HTUF to Test Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Calstart's Hybrid Truck Users Forum Refuse Working Group has selected the supplier team of Crane Carrier/ISE/Bosch Rexroth to negotiate with for validation and testing of Class 7 & 8 heavy duty hydraulic hybrid and electric hybrid refuse vehicles

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

J.J. Keller Receives 2008 Gold World Medal

J.J. Keller & Associates received a Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals 2008 International Film and Video Competition for its Eye on Speed & Space Management training program

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

Packerland Establishes Driver Hall of Fame

Packerland Transport announced that Robert Styczynski, Wayne Meyer, and Larry Nohr will be the first three individuals to be inducted into a newly created Driver Hall of Fame

April 2, 2008 - Industry News

Eaton, Dana Renew Roadranger Deal

Ten years Eaton and Dana created the Roadranger marketing organization, the two companies have agreed to renew the initiative for an additional five years

April 2, 2008 - Industry News

CommercialTruckTrader.com Adds Features

Commercial Truck Trader, an online marketplace for buying and selling commercial trucks and trailers, added a new feature that will make it easier for buyers and sellers of commercial trucks to connect

April 2, 2008 - Industry News

Peterbilt Partners With Westport Innovations

Peterbilt has partnered with Westport Innovations to develop a natural gas version of its Model 386 for Wal-Mart

April 2, 2008 - Industry News

Peterbilt Announces Hybrid Production

Peterbilt announced its plan for full production of the hybrid Model 320 Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA) vehicle in the fourth quarter of 2008 at the 2008 Mid-America Trucking Show.

April 2, 2008 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Attendees Enjoy More Breathing Room

Mid-America Trucking Show organizers say the reason crowds seemed thinner at last week's event was not because of lower attendance, but because of more show real estate for crowds to spread out

Tags: Events

April 1, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Looks at Fuel Prices

On the same day independent truckers were involved in scattered protests about high diesel prices, a Congressional committee was grilling big oil company executives about high fuel prices and high profits

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 1, 2008 - Industry News

NYC Congestion Pricing Step Closer to Reality

The New York City Council has asked the state Legislature to enact Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial "congestion pricing," proposal, which would charge drivers for entering Manhattan's busiest areas on weekdays

Tags: Highways

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