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American Frozen Food Institute Urges Secretary of Transportation to Address Hours of Service Issue

MCLEAN, VA – The American Frozen Food Institute has urged Secretary of Transportation to bring resolution to a U.S. Court of Appeals decision vacating the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's 2005 Hours-of-Service (HoS) regulations.

AmeriGas Signs Logistics Management Agreement

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – AmeriGas, a large U.S. retail propane marketer, has selected logistics management solutions from Descartes to manage its national delivery operations.

Telargo Announces New HOS Module

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Telargo, Inc., a provider of mobile asset management solutions, has added a new Hours of Service (HoS) module to its fleet management solution.

New Regulation Could Force Old Trucks Off the Road

DIAMOND BAR, CA – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed that all trucks built before 2007 are retrofitted to reduce nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions.

Bridgestone Introduces New Commercial Drive Tire

CHICAGO – Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) recently introduced its next-generation Bridgestone drive tire to the market: the L320 on/off-highway radial.

PacLease Announces Three Additional Locations in Texas and One in Pennsylvania

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues to expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of three locations in Texas and one location in Pennsylvania.

Highland Commercial Roofing Goes ‘Green' With Biodiesel Fuel Conversion

LOS ANGELES – Highland Commercial Roofing Company, a commercial roofing contractor operating in California and Arizona, has converted their entire California truck fleet to run on biodiesel fuel.

California Biodiesel Industry Starts Trade Group

SACRAMENTO, CA – Biodiesel industry leaders have created the California Biodiesel Alliance, a new not-for-profit trade association to promote increased use and production of high quality, renewable biodiesel fuel in California.

PacLease Expands with Four New Locations

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues to expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of four East Coast locations.

Overweight Trucks Damage Infrastructure

MINNEAPOLIS – More than a half-million overweight trucks are allowed onto the nation's roads and bridges — an increasingly routine practice that some officials say is putting dangerous wear and tear on an already groaning infrastructure.

Indianapolis Based Peterbilt Dealership Group Offers Full-Service Leasing Through PacLease

INDIANAPOLIS – Utility-Peterbilt of Indianapolis recently opened a new PacLease franchise at its dealership location. The franchise, Utility-Peterbilt PacLease of Indianapolis, becomes the first Peterbilt-PacLease franchise in the area.

Senate Blocks Mexican Trucks Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate has voted to block a one-year experiment allowing Mexican trucks to transport cargo past a commercial zone along the border.

PC*MILER 21 Integration Certified by TMW Systems

PRINCETON, N.J. – TMW Systems, Inc. has integrated and certified ALK's latest versions of PC*MILER and PC*MILER|Tolls with its TMWSuite and TruckMate transportation management software solutions.

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services Adds Point-of-Interest and Geofencing Functionality to its Telematics Product

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services has added Point-of-Interest information uploading and Geofencing functionality to its Telematics product.

EPA Creates ‘Grow and Go' Program

SPRINGFIELD, IL – An expanded federal initiative and growing customer demand for “green” shippers are expected to accelerate biodiesel use in the trucking industry.

Kenworth to Showcase Four Medium-Duty Conventional Hybrid Trucks at National Conference in Seattle

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth will showcase four medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid trucks at the 7th annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF), Sept. 20-21 in Seattle at the Qwest Field Event Center.

Allied Waste of San Mateo County Converts Entire 225-Truck Fleet to Biodiesel

SAN MATEO, CA – Allied Waste Services will convert its entire 225-truck fleet to clean-burning, locally sourced biodiesel fuel.

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association Launches ClassIT Version 2.0

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) has released ClassIT 2.0, the latest version of the online National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC).

Telargo Helps Drivers and Motor Carriers Meet Hours of Service Regulations Through Advanced Automation and Reporting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Telargo, Inc., a provider of mobile asset management solutions, has added a new Hours of Service (HoS) module to its fleet management solution.

PHH FirstFleet Donates to Broward Partnership for The Homeless, Inc.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – More than 20 employees and senior executives of Fort Lauderdale-based PHH FirstFleet spent an active day working at Broward Partnership for the Homeless' (BPHI) Broward County Central Homeless Assistance Center (Center).

Isuzu Truck Introduces 2008 F-Series Line-Up

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced the availability of its 2008 F-Series line-up of Class 6, 7, and 8 low-cab-forward trucks.

Eaton Begins Commercial Production of Hybrid Power Systems for Medium-Duty Trucks

KALAMAZOO, MI – Eaton Corporation's medium-duty hybrid power systems are now commercially available and will be ready for customer deliveries in 2008 on the chassis of several major North American commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Navistar International Corp. Awarded Blue Sky Award

PASADENA, CA – Navistar International Corporation, a truck and engine producer, accepted the 2007 Blue Sky Award from WestStart-CALSTART for its contributions to the commercial development of diesel-hybrid technology.

Cummins Receives Order for 300 ISX Engines and ComfortGuard APU Systems from J&R Schugel Trucking

COLUMBUS, IN – J&R Schugel Trucking has ordered 300 trucks powered by Cummins ISX engines and equipped with Cummins ComfortGuard auxiliary power unit (APU) systems, which Cummins began producing for the marketplace eight months ago.

Truck Tonnage Rebounded Slightly in July

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Trucking Association's (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.3-percent in July, the first month-to-month increase since last March.

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