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  • Speedco opens 52nd Lube & Tire Center
    By Jeff Jensen, Editor
    Posted Apr 21st 2008 7:01AM
    Denver suburb receives 1st Speedco location in Colorado DENVER, COLO. – Speedco is rapidly spreading across the United States, adding con...
  • Next generation hybrid testing
    By Sean Kilcarr - Fleet Owner
    Posted Apr 21st 2008 4:34AM
    The exclusive joint venture formed by truck maker Paccar and component supplier Eaton Corp. to develop a production-ready Class 8 hybrid tractor b...
  • Hino quits building trucks in Golden State
    By Today's Trucking
    Posted Apr 21st 2008 4:32AM
    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Hino Motors is blaming the weak U.S. economy for its decision this past weekend to halt the assembly of trucks in California...
  • High fuel prices hurting independent truckers
    By Russ Corey - The Associated Press
    Posted Apr 21st 2008 4:21AM
    FLORENCE, Ala. — Charles Scott doesn’t know how some of his fellow independent truckers can afford to stay in business. Scott has been...
  • A new threat on the road: texting drivers
    By Carl Manning - The Associated Press
    Posted Apr 20th 2008 5:38AM
    LAWRENCE, Kan. — During a break in classes at the University of Kansas, Charles Rombold has his cell phone ready for texting. The 20-year-ol...
  • Volvo Trucks to lay off up to 1,100 workers from southwest Virginia plant, reduce production
    By The Associated Press
    Posted Apr 18th 2008 5:26PM
    DUBLIN, Virginia - Volvo Trucks North America plans to lay off up to 1,100 employees from its southwest Virginia plant next month and reduce produ...
  • Reno cops use big rig to nab traffic law violators
    By The Associated Press
    Posted Apr 18th 2008 5:44AM
    RENO, Nev. — That inconspicuous white 18-wheeler rumbling down the freeway could be bad news for bad drivers. Inside might be a Nevada H...
  • Big rig misses one moose, but second one not so lucky
    By The Associated Press
    Posted Apr 18th 2008 5:37AM
    HEMATITE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A truck driver is assessing the damage to his rig after he avoided one moose in the road only to strike another o...
  • ATA chair tells Senate to fix congestion; consider bigger trucks
    By Today's Trucking
    Posted Apr 18th 2008 5:29AM
    ARLINGTON, Va. – American Trucking Associations Chairman Ray Kuntz today asked a Senate panel to make fundamental changes to federal surface...
  • Crash course
    By Justin Carretta, online news editor - Fleet Owner
    Posted Apr 18th 2008 5:16AM
    What is the event or reason that makes truck-car collisions unavoidable? This question was discussed thoroughly by Ralph Craft, senior transportat...