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Amendment seeks to curtail EPA oversight of fuel standards

Yesterday, June 27, the U.S. House appropriations committee may consider an amendment to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating fuel and emission standards in trucks manufactured after model year 2016. The full committee is scheduled to meet for markup of its funding bill for the interior, environment and related…

Trailer orders soften in May: ACT Research

ACT Research has reported that trailer orders softened in May, but the decline came as no surprise as May orders have fallen below April volumes in 10 of the past 12 years. The industry researcher said the sharp decline of 23% month-over-month, however, is indicative of a soft patch in…

NAFTA surface trade hit record high in March

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 6.2 percent higher in March than in March 2011, totaling $85.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation. March was the highest month…

Four private fleet drivers inducted into PMTC Hall of Fame

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has inducted four drivers into its Hall of Fame during its annual conference in King City yesterday. The Hall of Fame – found online at www.pmtc.ca –is sponsored by Huron Services Group and recognizes superior over the road performance by drivers whose…

Mack partners with community to open Mack Truck Stop

As a result of a partnership with multiple organizations in Lehigh Valley, Pa., a Titan by Mack now greets visitors to the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, an arts and cultural center and the former site of Bethlehem Steel. Mack partnered with ArtsQuest, which manages the Levitt Pavilion, and the Lehigh…

Arkansas Best Corporation Closes on Acquisition of Premium Logistics Company Panther Expedited Services, Inc.

Arkansas Best Corporation (ABFS), a leading provider of freight transportation and logistics solutions, today announced it closed on the previously announced purchase of Panther Expedited Services, Inc. (“Panther”), from Fenway Partners LLC, for approximately $180 million, adding that all of Panther’s outstanding debt has been repaid. The $100 million term…

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