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Natural gas-powered Cascadia available with 48-in. sleeper

| July 31, 2013

The natural gas-powered Freightliner Casacadia will soon be available with a 48-inch sleeper, with the option of CNG or LNG tanks, the truck maker announced this week.

New Transportation Committee chair takes reins

| November 29, 2012

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) was named the chairman of the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday, succeeding Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.)

Diesel produces more smog than gasoline, study says

| October 24, 2012

Diesel engines produce nearly 15 times the amount of one of the main ingredients in smog than gasoline-powered engines, says a recent study by the University of Cal-Berkeley. The study was in part funded by the ...

Navistar reviewing more plant closings

| October 05, 2012

Navistar CEO Lewis Campbell says company is reviewing all operations beyond its core North American truck and parts business to see whether any need to be adjusted, sold or closed as it seeks to increase ...

DOT continues connected vehicle crash avoidance technology tests

| August 21, 2012

Nearly 3,000 cars, trucks and buses equipped with “connected” Wi-Fi technology to enable vehicles and infrastructure to “talk” to each other in real time to help avoid crashes and improve traffic flow on Tuesday, Aug. ...

Schneider offering $6,000 tuition reimbursement to driving school grads

| July 18, 2012

Schneider National is offering $6,000 for tuition reimbursement to qualified driving school graduates. The Green Bay, Wis.-based company says the program will cover the full cost of many truck-driving schools and give drivers a leg ...

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell in May

| July 10, 2012

FTR Associates on Monday, July 9, announced that its Trucking Conditions Index for May fell nearly 4 points from April.

Monthly freight index up 0.2% in April

| June 15, 2012

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2 percent in April.

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