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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

March 18, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Says it's Growing Despite Weak Truck Business

Military and export shipments continue to drive the growth strategy of Navistar International, despite softness in traditional markets

March 18, 2008 - Industry News

Tons Of Sand Stressed Bridge That Collapsed

Tons of sand were putting stress on the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis at the time it collapsed last August, according to the National Transportation Safety Board

Tags: Highways

March 18, 2008 - Industry News

Paccar Honored For International Business

Paccar was selected for the 2008 Governor's Trader of the Year Award. The award honors a Washington State business each year, recognizing a company that has significantly contributed to the expansion of the state's international trade

March 18, 2008 - Industry News

Westport Sells 50 LNG Port Trucks

Westport Innovations announced that Southern Counties Express has placed an initial order for 50 Kenworth LNG T800 Class 8 trucks, which will start container movement service at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over the next few weeks

March 18, 2008 - Industry News

I-95 Closed In Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has closed a 2-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia due to severe damage of a steel-reinforced concrete colum

Tags: Highways

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Still Rising

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel last week was just under $4 a gallon, with the average topping the $4 mark in several regions of the country

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands Into Wyoming

FleetPride, a large independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has finalized the acquisition of certain assets of Truck & Industrial Supply Co

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

Teamsters On Way to Organizing UPS Freight

With victories in Ohio and Pennsylvania, two-thirds of UPS Freight workers have signed authorization cards to become Teamsters, announced Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel Surpassing Labor Costs for Some

The American Trucking Associations predicts the trucking industry will spend a record $135 billion on fuel in 2008, based on current fuel price forecasts

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Launches Fuel-Hauling Service

Schneider National has added fuel-hauling capabilities to its bulk division

March 16, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo, UAW Agree on Three-Year Contract

Volvo Trucks North America Saturday announced that employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified a new three-year agreement covering about 2,600 members of UAW Local No. 2069 at the New River Valley, Va., plant

March 16, 2008 - Industry News

Licensing at Swift Driving School Under Investigation

A Memphis-area truck driver training school operated by Swift Transportation has been closed since late February as officials investigate potential licensing problems at the facility

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