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July 19, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Inches Lower; Crude Rises With Equities

Diesel prices have fallen 6.2 cents since last month. (Photo by Citgo)

The national average price of diesel didn't fall as sharply this week, slipping only 0.4 cents to $2.899 a gallon, in the fuel's fourth straight weekly declin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

Wingfoot Adds New Truck Maintenance Center in Texas

The new Midland, Texas, center will provide trucking fleets with new tires, retreads, light mechanical service, preventive maintenance and roadside assistance.

Wingfoot Commercial Tire has opened a new truck maintenance center in Midland, Texas

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Show Latino Gets a New Name

The organizers of The Truck Show Latino have changed its name to The Golden State Trucking Expo, in an effort to attract a wider range of truckers to the event

Tags: Events

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

BrakeSentry Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Product Launch

The BrakeSentry kit was designed to provide drivers and technicians with a quick and effective means to visually inspect and identify any brake out-of-adjustment conditions for prompt correction.

Ashville, N.C.-based Brake Sentry is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the launch of its BrakeSentry kit, a brake stroke monitoring device, this month

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

NTSB Schedules Hearing on Cargo Tank Rollover

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing to discuss a rollover and fire of a cargo tank vehicle that happened on Interstate 69 in Indianapolis last year

Tags: Events

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Industrial Production Inches Up Slowly; Manufacturing Loses Steam

Industrial production grew at a slower rate than expected in June, inching up 0.1 percent after a 1.3 percent rise in May, according to data released by the Federal Reserve

Tags: Economy

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

HDAW '11 Theme, Education Program Leadership Set

The theme for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2011 will be "Leadership - Strategies for Tomorrow." In conjunction with setting the theme, organizers have also announced the education programs chair

Tags: Events

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Global Growth on the Horizon For the Commercial Vehicle Industry

During a recent lecture, Matthias Wissmann, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, gave his thoughts on the global commercial truck recovery. (Photo by IAA)

The global trucking industry has a very bright future and has started to show some positive signs of a recovery across several international markets, said Matthias Wissmann, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industr

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Celebrates Engine Milestone

Engine assembly at the Volvo Powertrain plant in Hagerstown, Md.

Volvo has produced its 300,000th 13-liter heavy-duty diesel engine. The company celebrated the milestone last week at its Hagerstown, Md., plant

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

EIA: Trucking A Small Part of Emissions Reductions Under APA

Changes in fossil fuel use in the transportation and industrial sectors and in buildings would account for a small amount of emissions reductions under the American Power Ac

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Haldex Consolidates North American Production at Mexico Plant

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems will consolidate its North American manufacturing operations by moving its production activities from Iola, Kan., to Monterrey, Mexico

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Found to Have Violated WARN Act

Arrow Trucking did violate federal law by failing to give employees 60 days notice prior to closing, according to a judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Missouri Kicks Off Safety Campaign Against Texting

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has launched a statewide public safety campaign to encourage drivers not to text while driving

Tags: Events

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Mexico Gives Truckers Access to Tolled Road to Laredo

Truckers will gradually be allowed to travel on the Nuevo Laredo highway, which connects Monterrey, Mexico, with Laredo, Texas, after the Mexican government closed the highway due to flooding from the Salado Rive

Tags: Highways

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

J. B. Hunt's Earnings Jump on Increased Demand

During the second quarter, truckload carrier J. B. Hunt Transport Services' earnings jumped to $52.1 million, or 40 cents a share, compared with $24 million, or 19 cents a share, in the 2009 quarter

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Broker Groups Fight It Out Over New Senate Legislation

Brokers and freight forwarders are at odds with each other over the Senate's Motor Carrier Protection Act, which would beef up regulatory oversight of brokers if passed. The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), which is supportive of the bill, and the Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents (AIPBA), against the bill, are at the center of the debate. The two organizations held webinars this week, voicing their opinions and laying out some of the impact

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Connecticut Truck Museum Says Farewell

The Golden Age of Trucking Museum, a non-profit organization in Middlebury, Conn., will close its doors on July 20 due to financial difficulties

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Suppliers Start to See the Benefits of the Turnaround

Suppliers expect Class 8 factory build to be at 128,500 units, on average, for 2010. (Photo by Jim Park)

The extent of the heavy-duty market turnaround is showing itself in recent numbers from the second quarter, with 84 percent of suppliers reporting sales growth and nearly 82 percent reporting optimis

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania to Hike Tolls on Turnpike

This is the first time E-ZPass users, which make up almost two-thirds of Turnpike travelers, will pay lower tolls than cash customers on the Turnpike since the system was launched.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has hiked toll rates by 3 percent for E-ZPass users and 10 percent for cash-paying motorists

Tags: Highways

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Auburn University Studies LTL Pricing Practices

Auburn University will be conducting a study examining less-than-truckload transportation pricing practices and will be seeking information from carriers, shippers and third-party logistics providers

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

New York's Sheridan Expressway May Face Demolition

The Sheridan runs between the Cross Bronx Expressway and the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx.

Community and transportation advocacy groups in New York are working hard these days to push the state Department of Transportation to tear down the Sheridan Expressway in the Bron

Tags: Highways

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Introduces New DoubleStack Loading System

Con-way Truckload has converted 100 of its 53-foot truckload trailers to the DoubleStack system, a new cargo loading and capacity management system that allows shippers to more efficiently utilize space while securing freight

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

Landstar's Second Quarter Climbs on Strong Volumes, Pricing

Landstar System's second quarter revenue and net income climbed from the second quarter of 2009 on stronger volumes and pricin

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

New Greenhouse Opens For Research on Biofuels

The SGI-ExxonMobil algae biofuels program moves from a laboratory setting to a greenhouse, an environment that better reflects real-world conditions for algae production. (Photo by Business Wire)

Exxon Mobil Corporation and Synthetic Genomics have opened a new greenhouse facility dedicated to the research and testing of their algae biofuels program

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Dealership in Shartlesville

The new facility, which rests on 8 acres, features five drive-through bays.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has expanded its operation with a new full-service dealership in Shartlesville

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