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May 4, 2011 - Industry News

April Truck Orders Highest in Five Years

Preliminary numbers indicate Class 8 commercial vehicle orders for North American markets climbed to 38,200 units in April, up 158 percent from year ago, according to ACT Research -- the largest monthly order intake since March 2006

May 4, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Sensible Security Credentialing

The American Trucking Associations Wednesday called for Congress to eliminate duplicative background checks for commercial drivers

May 4, 2011 - Industry News

Isuzu Gasoline-Engine Trucks Return with Production Start-Up at Spartan Motors

Gasoline-engine versions of Isuzu's NPR series low-cab-forward trucks include Single and Crew Cab models in 12,000- and 14,500-pound ratings.

Full production of gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series trucks has begun at a Spartan Motors facility in Charlotte, Mich., according to Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. Spartan began initial assembly on April 18, and resumed production Tuesday, May 3, under a contract with the Anaheim, Calif.-based distributor

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Isuzu Begins Full Production of N-Series Gasoline Trucks

Isuzu's NPR gasoline powered cab and chassis in crew-cab configuration

Following a two-year hiatus, gasoline-powered N-Series trucks are once again available from Isuzu. Full production of NPR and NPQ models got underway May 3 at the Spartan Motors, Inc., assembly facility in Charlotte, Mich

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Bob Stanton Makes History With Third Goill Award

Stanton's program limited county vehicles to 55 mph.

Bob Stanton, director of fleet management for Polk County, Fla., became just the second fleet professional to ever win a Larry Goill Memorial Quality Fleet Management Idea Award for the third time from the NAFA Fleet Management Association

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

White House Releases Partial Highway Reauthorization Draft

The White House released a partial proposal for a six-year transportation reauthorization bill that would, among other things, begin the process of testing a mileage-based funding system. The draft proposal, called the Transportation Opportunities Act, is being billed as a trial balloon for ideas that the administration would like to see included in a reauthorization bill that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said should be on President Obama's desk by August

Tags: Highways

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Wabash Reports Increased Income On Major Trailer Shipment Increase

Wabash National reported net income of $3.2 million for the first quarter of 2011 on net sales of $222 million, compared to a net loss of $139.1 million the same time last year on net sales of $78 million

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Wisconsin Wants to Convert U.S. 41 to Interstate

Wisconsin officials are moving ahead with efforts to convert U.S. Highway 41 between Milwaukee and Green Bay into an Interstate highway

Tags: Highways

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Transportation up Nearly 12% in February Over Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 11.8 percent higher in February 2011 than in February 2010, reaching $66.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Honors Southwest International Trucks

Navistar honored G. Russ Trimble, dealer principal of Southwest International Trucks in Dallas, as the International Truck Dealer of the Year at its 31st Annual Circle of Excellence awards in Napa Valley, Calif

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Delaware Raises Bridge Tolls

The I-78 Toll Bridge

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission approved a new toll rate structure that will go into effect July 1

Tags: Highways

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

MHT Companies Recovering from Tornadoes

Fontaine Trailer's manufacturing facility in Haleyville, Ala., lost its roof and sustained structural damage in an April 27 tornado. The crumpled metal in the foreground was a portion of the roof.

Several Marmon Highway Technologies companies in Alabama were impacted by the tornadoes that tore through the state on Wednesday, April 27

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Road Dog Satellite Radio Moving Channels

Sirius XM is reordering channels on both its Sirius and XM satellite radio feeds, including the Road Dog trucking channel

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Survey: More Larger Fleets Planning Larger Equipment Orders

Fewer fleets say they're planning to place equipment orders in the coming quarter, but the average size of the order is the highest since the fourth quarter of 2008, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Research's most recent Fleet Sentiment Report

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Meritor 2Q Income up 31% Year-Over-Year

Stronger truck demand drove sales and income higher for Meritor in its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood Awards $6.5 Million To Ease Truck Parking Shortages in Michigan and Minnesota

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded $6.5 million to projects designed to help address truck parking shortages in Michigan and Minnesota

Tags: Highways

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

MHT Brake & Wheel Ends Group Developing Complimentary Components

The newly formed Brake and Wheel Ends group of Marmon Highway Technologies is developing system solutions to optimize the performance of brake and wheel end components for the heavy truck and trailer market

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Senate Passes Bill Calling for Reman Parts in State Fleet

On April 27, the Michigan Senate passed a bill (SB-185) that prioritizes the use of remanufactured parts in the state's motor vehicle fleet

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

TIMTC, USDOT Webinar on Wireless Roadside Inspection

Trucking industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a free webinar to review preliminary findings for the Wireless Roadside Inspection program

Tags: Events

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

San Francisco Toll Hike Waiver Nears End

The San Francisco Bay Area Tolls Authority's one year toll increase exemption for vehicles of combinations with two or more axels will end on July 1, 2011

Tags: Highways

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Completes Acquisition of Midway Truck Parts

FleetPride, an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has completed the acquisition of Midway Truck Parts

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel and Crude Prices Rise from Last Week

National on-highway diesel prices rose again after falling slightly last week, according to the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Survey Shows Increase in Safety Belt Use

New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data that shows 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts while operating behind the wheel in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 2009

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Committee Urges FMCSA to Seek Jurisdiction Over Shippers

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee recommended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration seek jurisdiction over shippers, receivers and brokers who 'unduly detain' drivers

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Nelson Global Products Ready to Serve Global Customers

Nelson Global Products is back in business with a new name and a mission to serve OEM and aftermarket customers around the world with products supporting the thermal requirements of complex diesel emissions systems

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