UPS

Old World, new tech

Electric-truck spotting across the pond.

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Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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Panel: California offers challenges, opportunities

Fleet executives at the Great West Fleet Executive Conference discussed doing business in the Sunshine State.

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Imagine running for the same fleet for 50 years…

Can you? We’ve heard no shortage of stories of independents who’ve stayed active that long leased to different carriers or on their own, but never with the same company. (If you have, I'm all ears!) I can't think of a company driver who's done it, either (though Wisconsin-based Butch Mueller is getting pretty close), and as far as UPS knows, Springboro, Ohio, resident Ron “Big Dog” Sowder (pictured) “may be the only in the trucking ...

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Roadside Attractions

A trucker joins a national fitness program, a natural born truck driver, a truck makes its film debut, plus Truck Gallery, Channel 19, Calendar events and more industry news items are featured.

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Fleet Insider

Paramount Freight Systems jumps into the small carrier scene in award-winning fashion; meanwhile truckers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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‘Courtesy not necessarily contagious': UPS driver after 50 accident-free years

Ohio resident and UPS driver Ron "Big Dog" Sowder (pictured) started his career with UPS in 1962 after serving in the Navy and answering an employment ad. On January 25, the driver marked 50 years hauling for the company -- all of it without an accident. Sowder's 4 million-plus safe miles have made him the longest-serving active member of the company elite "Circle of Honor" group of UPS safe drivers with 25-plus years of service ...

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Natural gas growing as trucking fuel option

More fleets are buying natural gas-powered trucks as the fueling infrastructure grows, Kenworth and Westport executives said.

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California ports react to Japan quake tsunami

Two Southern California ports took precautionary measures in response to the tsunami advisory.

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Trucking jobs surge with November revision

U.S. Department of Labor figures released Feb. 4 show 9,200 more trucking jobs than the agency's report a month ago.

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