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October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Suppliers Show Strong Early Support for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week organizers report strong response from a record number of suppliers, with over 60 percent of the Product Expo exhibit spaces reserved by over 110 HDAW exhibiting suppliers

Tags: Events

October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Bill Would Help With Idle-Reduction Purchases

One bill would help truckers pay for APUs. (Photo by Jim Park)

One of the many bills introduced right before Congress left for its election recess is one that would offer tax incentives for clean energy, including one that would help with the purchase of idle-reduction technologies for heavy-duty vehicles

October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Reopens More Rest Areas

The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened four more rest areas along state highways. Rest areas at Bouse Wash (I-10), Hassayampa (US 60), Haviland (I-40) and McGuireville (I-17) are now open

Tags: Highways

October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Officials Celebrate Opening of Double-Stack Intermodal Corridor

Officials say the opening of a new rail corridor will allow double-stack intermodal freight to flow from the Port of New York and New Jersey to inland destinations and will cut the number of trucks on nearby highways

Tags: Intermodal

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Launches Back On The Road 2011

Arrow Truck Sales announced the launch of its Back On The Road 2011 campaign, designed to help out a trucker in need of a truck and a job

Tags: Events

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

$63 Million Settlement Reached in Suit Over Oklahoma Crash

The families of eight people killed in a truck crash last year on the Oklahoma Turnpike have settled a lawsuit for $62.7 million

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Efforts Would Reform International Registration Plan

An effort is under way to change the International Registration Plan, the system through which interstate motor carriers fulfill their vehicle registration obligations, to make the plan more flexible for the industry and simpler for states and industry alike

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Bill in House Aims to 'Reduce Barriers to New Truck Acquisition'

New bill would cut costs for equipment acquisition. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

Among the bills introduced on Capitol Hill right before Congress headed out for the election recess was one that would repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax on heavy trucks and trailers, and replace it with a 7.3-cents-per-gallon diesel tax increase

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

NTSB: Highway Deaths Fall in 2009

Transportation fatalities in the United States decreased by 9.2 percent in 2009 from 2008, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

PA Police Put 208 Trucks Out of Service During 'Operation FracNET'

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 208 trucks out of service during a three-day enforcement effort that focused on commercial vehicles hauling waste water from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operations in the state

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

CR Doesn't Renew Heavier Truck Pilot Program; CVSA Says It's Not Dead Yet

A pilot program allowing heavier trucks to run in Maine and Vermont was not renewed in a funding measure allowing DOT and other federal agencies to operate until after the November elections

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA, FMCSA to Target Aggressive Drivers During Operation Safe Driver

Although substantial progress is being made in driving down commercial motor vehicle-related deaths, enforcement across North America will come down hard on those caught driving aggressively during Operation Safe Driver, October 17-23

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Wins First Navy Contract for Heavy Truck Tractors

Navistar Defense has received an award for $18.9 million from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for 38 International 5000-MV heavy truck tractors (HTTs).

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil, Diesel Prices Up Tuesday

Diesel prices jumped more than 3 cents from Monday to Tuesday, according to Promiles, which showed an average price of $3.008 Tuesday, up 3.1 cents from the previous day

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

September Class 8 Orders Up

Preliminary data shows September Class 8 truck net orders up 21.6 percent over the previous month and 38.8 percent better than a year ago

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Considering Amendments to Reefer Regs

The California Air Resources Board has issued proposed amendments to its Transport Refrigeration Unit regulation

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Get Natural Gas Fueling Outlets

Clean Energy is teaming up with Pilot Flying J to bring more natural gas fueling facilities to the highways.

Clean Energy has signed an agreement with Pilot Flying J Travel Centers to operate public-access, compressed and liquefied natural gas fueling facilities at certain travel centers across the country

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins' Zwicker to Speak at Big R Show

Shawn Zwicker, Leader of New Business Development at Cummins, will speak on "Embracing the Future" at the opening session of the International Big R Sho

Tags: Events

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Carlisle Companies Announces Sale of Trail King

Carlisle Companies has sold Trail King Industries, its specialty trailer business

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Minnesota Truckers Optimistic But Intend to Hold Fleet Size Steady

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota trucking fleets expect the Minnesota economy to grow at modest levels in 2011, according to survey results released by the Minnesota Trucking Association

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Marten Transport Implements Sleep Disorder Program

Marten Transport has implemented a fatigue management program that will test new drivers during the orientation process. The program, in partnership with Fusion Sleep, will start at Marten's Tucker, Ga., terminal with plans to expand in the coming months

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Says It's Delivered 7,000+ 2010-Compliant Diesels

Navistar International Corp. announced that it began building trucks and buses powered by its 2010 EPA-compliant diesels in early summer, following extensive use of pre-'10 engines well into this year. 2010 engine production is "on track and progressing well," the company said in a press release yesterday

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Tire Makers Raise Prices

Several tire makers announced price increases on their commercial truck tires

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Proposed Settlement in Arrow Driver Suit Would Pay $1.58 Million

A settlement has been proposed in a lawsuit that has seen 256 former Arrow Trucking Co. drivers seeking payment for unpaid wages and violation of laws requiring notice of their closing

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Financial Sees Business Picking Up as Recession Recedes

The Great Recession was a severe test for Daimler Truck Financial. Before the downturn, DTF's typical annual book of business ran in the neighborhood of $2 to $2.2 billion a year. In 2009, the nation's largest truck finance company's business dropped by almost half, to $1.2 billion

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