CCJ Staff

CVSA awards Con-way Freight driver for excellence

Ross Reynolds, a Con-way Freight driver based at the company’s terminal in Tucson, Ariz., was named the winner of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s first International Driver Excellence Award, a new annual award that recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver. Reynolds, who has driven more than 2 million miles over nearly 40 years without an accident, has been driving trucks since 1978 and has spent ...

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Kane Is Able buys new Kenworth T680s

Kane Is Able Inc., a Scranton, Pa.-based third-party logistics provider, purchased 30 new Kenworth T680 trucks powered by the fuel-efficient Paccar MX-13 engine. The T680 has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay designation. “We know these trucks are more reliable for Kane and our customers, more comfortable for our drivers, cleaner for the environment and safer for everyone,” said Lawrence Catanzaro, senior transportation director.

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Dayton relocates, expands Michigan service center

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, relocated its Kalkaska service center in Michigan from a nine-door building to a $2 million 32-door facility in Grayling. The Dayton, Ohio-based company also opened its first Nebraska service center – a 10-door facility in Omaha.

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Mack updates telematics monitoring system for mDrive transmission

Mack Trucks announced this week that its Mack GuardDog Connect, its proactive telematics system, will now monitor critical fault codes for the Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.

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Will a Republican takeover of Congress affect trucking?

Will a Republican-controlled Congress affect the trucking industry? More specifically, will a Republican takeover of the Senate benefit the trucking industry?

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

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.

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New Transportation Committee chair takes reins

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

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Diesel produces more smog than gasoline, study says

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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board, and, notably, the study concludes that "diesel exhaust is responsible for 65-90 percent" of a particular geographical region's vehicular-delivered secondary organic aerosol — the smog ingredient. For the full report of ...

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Navistar reviewing more plant closings

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 profits.

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DOT continues connected vehicle crash avoidance technology tests

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. 21, began traversing the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich., as part of a yearlong safety pilot project by the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined elected officials and industry and community leaders on the University of Michigan ...

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