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October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana, Kentucky Announce Plans For Sherman Minton Bridge Repairs

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said the two states have agreed on a solution to repair the Sherman Minton Bridge following three weeks of inspection, testing and analysis

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

IANA To Offer Roadside Inspection Webinar on Oct. 12

The Intermodal Association of North America will offer the first of a three-part webinar series on roadability compliance on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. EDT

Tags: Events

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Fleet Group Pushes for Cell Phone Ban for Commercial Drivers

NAFA Fleet Management Association is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to move quickly to ban the use of mobile devices by commercial drivers except in emergencies

October 3, 2011 - Industry News

TMC Announces Technician Scholarship Winners

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has awarded five truck technician scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year in partnership with WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio and Lincoln Technical Institute

October 2, 2011 - Industry News

NC2 Joint Venture Becomes a Navistar Subsidiary; Cat Vocational COE for Overseas Being Developed

Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International will restructure aspects of their NC2 joint venture, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar. The companies meanwhile are developing a cab-over-engine vocational truck to be sold overseas.

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth, Kansas City, Named 2010 KW Parts and Service Dealer of Year

MHC Kenworth of Kansas City, Mo., was named 2010 Kenworth Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Parts and Service Meeting held recently in Orlando, Fla

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies Announces Restructuring in Sales Organization

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies announced the restructuring of its sales organization and expansion of geographical coverage by its regional sales managers

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

Horton Expands QuickShip Warehouse Program to Speed Customer Orders

Horton added a QuickShip warehouse in Edison, N.J., to support growth in the Northeast region and to provide faster response to customer orders

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

Promising New Biofuel Produced From Engineered Microbes

Researchers with the U.S Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified a new potential biofuel made by engineering microbes

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

J.D. Power Study Finds Medium-Duty Trucks Have Better Quality But More Serious Engine Problems

Medium-duty trucks have improved in overall quality, but have more serious problems with their engines, according to a study by J.D. Power and Associates

September 30, 2011 - Industry News

NTTC Offers Free Tank Truck Rollover Prevention Video 
with Spanish Subtitles

National Tank Truck Carriers released the Cargo Tank Rollover Prevention video with Spanish subtitles, available for free online

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

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