Industry Briefs

Truck shows to launch health pavilions, exhibitor space

Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. and the Healthy Trucking Association of America to promote health and wellness at 2010 truck shows.

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Macks deliver trees

Mack trucks delivered Christmas trees to Rockefeller Center and the U.S. Capitol in D.C.

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Rebates available in Northeast

Truckers from six New England states can get rebates from Cascade Sierra Solutions.

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California reefer deadline is Dec. 31

California is warning truckers with 2002 model Transport Refrigeration Units and older that they must comply with emissions control technology before Jan. 1. Truckers who have not already complied should place emissions control technology orders soon. Stock may be depleted for last-minute orders and then delivery could take up to three months.  CARB will begin enforcement after Dec. 31 and non-compliant TRUs could be penalized up to $500 per violation. There will be no grace periods for ...

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Volvo, Mack engines certified

Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks announced Monday, Nov. 16, that their diesel engines have been certified by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board to meet the near-zero emissions standards that take effect in January 2010. Both Greensboro, N.C.-based truck makers are using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to bring nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions down to EPA 2010 levels. Volvo says both its D11 and D13 engines received EPA and ...

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Fleet research indicates slow demand for 2010 equipment

The 2009 Fleet Study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research indicates a likely slow demand for new 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-compliant power units when they are initially introduced. Respondents to the study were wary of committing to placing orders for the new equipment in the first half of 2010, according to CKCVR; even the 42 percent of respondents who said they might place orders characterized, on average, the actual probability that trucks would be purchased ...

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Gulf Coast Filters now at TA centers

Gulf Coast Filters products are now available in Travel Centers of America truck stops nationwide. Gulf Coast Filter products, including the Model O-2 By-Pass Oil Filter, are stocked at 144 TA centers in 41 states. Gulf Coast Filters, www.gulfcoastfilters.com, (800) 398-8114.

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TCA honored with race title

A horserace in Toronto was renamed, briefly, The Truckload Carriers Association Race as part of an industry promotion.

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Averitt wins clean diesel award

Averitt Express, based in Cookeville, Tenn., was among other fleets honored with the Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the Tennessee Trucking Association. The new award recognizes transportation companies that have made "significant, measurable improvements in air quality through the development and/or implementation of clean diesel actions," a Tennessee Trucking Association statement says.  

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Peterbilt wins environmental award

Peterbilt Motors received the 2009 Clean Air Champion Award from the North Texas Clean Air Coalition (NTCAC) for the second consecutive year, as well as their Innovative Business of the Year Award, at the NTCAC Annual Awards presentation in Fort Worth, Texas. Peterbilt was chosen as Clean Air Champion for voluntarily working to lower the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing processes in the greater North Texas area.

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