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September 30, 2011 - Industry News

Former President Bush to Address NTEA Show Attendees, But Not the Press

Former President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at the National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Show and annual meeting next March 7 in Indianapolis.

September 29, 2011 - Industry News

Mississippi River Bridge Project to Impact I-70 Traffic in St. Louis in Early October

Work on a new Mississippi River Bridge will significantly impact traffic in the downtown St. Louis area in early October, transportation authorities announced. Various closures are scheduled for bridge demolition and construction work

Tags: Highways

September 29, 2011 - Industry News

ATA President Graves, TranSafe CEO Sandberg to Present During HDAW '12

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, and Annette Sandberg, a former federal safety official and now an industry consultant, will speak at opening sessions of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2012, the organization said

Tags: Events

September 29, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Announces Intention to Lease a Plant in Northwest Alabama

Navistar International Corporation announced it intends to sign a lease agreement for a manufacturing facility in Northwest Alabama that would further enhance the company's manufacturing strategy

September 29, 2011 - Industry News

GreenMan Subsidiary Receives Its First EPA Engine Family Approval for Alternative Fuel Conversions

GreenMan Technologies said its American Power Group subsidiary has gotten government approval for a clean alternative-fuel vehicle and engine conversion program involving the 2004 Caterpillar C-15 engine family

September 29, 2011 - Industry News

Saddle Creek to Buy 40 Freightliner-Cummins Natural Gas Tractors

Saddle Creek, a nationwide third-party logistics provider, is buying alternative fuel vehicles for its for-hire fleet as part of a commitment to sustainability, the company said. It has agreed to purchase 40 Freightliner natural gas trucks and plans to add 40 more in early 2012

September 29, 2011 - Industry News

Chinese Ministry of Commerce Approves Daimler-Foton Joint Venture

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce, or MOFCOM, has approved the Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive joint venture between Daimler Trucks and Foton Motor, the companies said

September 29, 2011 - Industry News

Truckload Driver Turnover Rises to 3-Year High in 2nd Quarter

The turnover rate for over-the-road truck drivers rose to 79% in the second quarter, according to American Trucking Associations' latest Trucking Activity Report

September 28, 2011 - Industry News

New Economic Report Finds Diesel Industry Provides $480 Billion In Value, 1.25 Million Jobs

A new report finds that even with the development of alternative fuels, diesel is still a major driving factor in the U.S. economy and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future

September 28, 2011 - Industry News

USDA to Pay Biofuel Producers in 41 States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make payments to more than 160 energy producers in 41 states to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels such as biodiesel

September 28, 2011 - Industry News

LL Truck and Trailer Parts Newest Vipar HD Stockholder

Vipar Heavy Duty announced that All Truck and Trailers Parts is the newest stockholder to join the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors

September 28, 2011 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts to Open Store Near Casper, Wyoming

Inland Truck Parts will open a new location in Evansville, Wyo., Oct. 17, providing truck parts and remanufacturing services

September 28, 2011 - Industry News

Accuride Selling Fabco Automotive Subsidiary

Accuride Corp. has sold its subsidiary Fabco Automotive Corp. to Fabco Holdings, a new company formed and capitalized by Wynnchurch Capital in partnership with Stone River Capital Partners

September 27, 2011 - Industry News

Cat Execs Proud of New CT Vocational Trucks; Short Drives Verify Premium Look and Feel

The vocational truck segment has another premium vehicle for buyers to consider, something declared by Caterpillar executives in their briefings and preliminarily verified by short stints behind the wheels of several CT660 demonstrators shown to the trade press this week

Tags: Vocational Trucks, Caterpillar

September 27, 2011 - Industry News

Mica Says He Will Challenge Any Changes to Hours Rule

Rep. John Mica, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, warned President Obama that he will challenge any changes to the current hours of service rules. "We will aggressively oversee any attempt by the U.S. Department of Transportation to impose new regulatory burdens on the trucking industry by making changes to the current hours of service rules," Mica and three fellow Republicans wrote in a Sept. 23 letter to the president

September 27, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Edged 0.2% Lower in August

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 0.2% in August after falling a revised 0.8% in July 2011

September 27, 2011 - Industry News

ATA's Safety Management Council Announces 2011 Award Recipients

ATA's Safety Management Council announced its 2011 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Albuquerque, N.M

September 27, 2011 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade for July up 18.1% YoY

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S., Canada and Mexico was 18.1% higher in July 2011 than in July 2010, totaling $72.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

September 27, 2011 - Industry News

TMD Friction SA Acquired by Tokyo-based Nisshinbo

TMD Friction Group SA is being acquired by Nisshinbo Holdings, a Japanese group listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

September 27, 2011 - Industry News

McLeod Users' Conference: What Slow Growth Means for Operations and Software

Tom McLeod, president and CEO of McLeod Software, kicked off the 2011 McLeod Software Users' Conference in Chicago by assessing the state of our economy (slow), and offering carriers advice on how best to slog. According to him, success today is all about tightening your game

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

Appeals Court Strikes LA Port's Employee Requirement

The American Trucking Associations won a reversal of a key piece of the Port of Los Angeles concession program for drayage carriers. In a ruling yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit threw out the LA port's plan to force independent drivers to become employees of drayage companies. The court upheld several other aspects of the concession program, covering issues such as off-street parking, maintenance and financial capability

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

Big Drop for Diesel; Oil Under Pressure; Libya Returns

National on-highway diesel prices dropped 4.7 cents on average from last week, accelerating from the previous week's 2.9 cent drop. Diesel was $3.786 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Streamlines Top Management

YRC Worldwide Monday announced Jeff Rogers as YRC president and Mike Naatz as Holland president, and eliminated four executive positions

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

Rand McNally, McLeod Team Up On Hours of Service Application

At the McLeod User Conference in Chicago, Rand McNally showcased its TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition products, which now are integrated and available with McLeod's recently announced LoadMaster Enterprise and Powerbroker Version 10.3 applications

September 26, 2011 - Industry News

ACT: Trailer Shipments Strong; Used Trucks Scarce

Two new reports from ACT Research indicate that trailer shipments were strong in August (although increasing cancellations are a concern), while the used truck market is challenged by a lack of inventory

Tags: Economy


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