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Jun 01, 2010

Eaton transmission shifts into a higher gear

They don’t make things like they used to. That’s what Jackie Tennant may be saying these days as her truck’s transmission passes a major milestone....More
May 19, 2010

New company seeks alternative power source for transportation

A new venture between two advanced mobile electrical technology companies is hoping to develop a new power alternative for the transportation....More
May 13, 2010

Climate bill loses focus

The American Power Act proposed by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) on Wednesday has critics and proponents lining up their arguments....More
May 10, 2010

Maybe LaHood should drive down the highway

Under questioning from Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood defended the state of our roads in the U.S. Bond, who....More
Apr 28, 2010

Solar power has come a long way

Some 25 years ago or so, my parents built a new home for the family. Installed on the roof were a couple of very large solar panels. The panels....More
Apr 21, 2010

Earth Day challenge issued to truck fleets

As the 40th anniversary of Earth Day approaches tomorrow, Wheels Inc., a billion-dollar fleet leasing company, has issued a challenge: be greener. To....More
Apr 19, 2010

I-95 in Delaware gets stimulus boost

Traffic on Interstate 95 between Delaware and Maryland should be easing in the future as stimulus money is helping to add E-Z Pass lanes at the toll....More
Apr 09, 2010

I-80 toll rejection illustrates need to fix funding funding issues

The rejection by the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) of Pennsylvania’s plans to toll I-80 in that state is just the latest example of how....More
Apr 06, 2010

Daimler-Renault-Nissan alliance bears watching

As reports abound today that automakers Renault and Nissan will announce a parts-sharing and technology-swapping alliance with Daimler tomorrow....More
Mar 30, 2010

The birth of biodiesel

I’ve come to believe the saying, “what goes around, comes around,” is famous because it’s true. Fashion comes and goes, but every 20 years or so, we....More
Mar 23, 2010

Senate denies “Brown Bailout”; UPS, FedEx Express react

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 93-0 to advance the FAA Reauthorization Act to fund the FAA through 2011. The bill itself is not unlike the....More
Mar 17, 2010

ATA seeks nominees for America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is now seeking drivers to be part of its 2011-12 America’s Road Team. America’s Road Team is chosen every....More
Mar 11, 2010

Border dispute continues to hurt U.S. trucking interests

The one-year mark has come and gone, and we still don’t have a resolution to the cross-border trucking dispute between the U.S. and Mexico. The U.S....More
Mar 05, 2010

Goodyear finalists are all Highway Heroes

The four finalists for Goodyear North America’s Highway Hero Award have been announced. While any one of the four could win the 27th annual award,....More
Mar 02, 2010

The dirty side of electricity

Thinking of going electric with your vehicle to save the environment? Think again. A story on the site EurActive.com cites a report from last year....More
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