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June 3, 2010 - Industry News

Espar Products Distributes Compressor Cooling Containers

Espar Products has become the North American distributor for Euroengel, which produces compressor cooling containers for gastronomy and mobile services

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

Orders For Manufactured Goods Continue to Rise

Following a 1.7 percent boost in March, new orders for manufactured goods continued to rise, up 1.2 percent, or $5.1 billion, in Apri

Tags: Economy

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

May Class 8 Orders Off From April Levels

Following a spike in April, Class 8 truck orders fell 9.8 percent in May to 12,903 units for all major North American OEM

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

CIO Magazine Honors Trucking Companies For IT Efforts

Six trucking companies were honored by CIO magazine in its 2010 CIO 100 list, including Con-way, Old Dominion Freight Line, YRC Worldwide, FedEx, Pitt Ohio Express and Greatwide Logistics Services

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

Kansas Lawsuits Against Hot Fuel Go Class Action

Two lawsuits in Kansas fighting against the practice of "hot fuel" have become the first in the nation to receive class action statu

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 2, 2010 - Industry News

Rush Opens New Modern Facility in Oklahoma City

Rush's sign featuring a Peterbilt on a pole was moved from the old location to the new one, 2 miles west on I-40 in Oklahoma City. (Photo by Tom Berg)

Rush Enterprises officially opened a brand new dealership Wednesday on the west side of Oklahoma City with a ribbon cutting, product fair and barbeque lunch for dignitaries, guests and employees

June 2, 2010 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco Continues Demonstrations of Safety Systems

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems continues its series of ride-and-drive demonstrations across the country, with morning and afternoon demonstrations of its active Safety Systems technologies coming up this Friday, June

Tags: Events

June 2, 2010 - Industry News

Stoughton to Rehire Laid-Off Workers On Increased Demand

Stoughton Trailers will rehire 300 employees that were previously laid off by the end of the yea

June 2, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Gears Up For Annual Service-Technician Rodeo

Navistar International will hold its fourth annual Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo on June 8, 201

Tags: Events

June 2, 2010 - Industry News

Complete Innovations Ranks Among Canada's Fastest Growing Companies

Profit magazine has ranked Complete Innovations among Canada's fastest-growing companies, placing the software company at 18 on its Next 100 list

June 2, 2010 - Industry News

Anti-Siphon Device Under New Distribution

Neck-It! anti-siphon device is now distributed exclusively by Hansen International, headquartered in Lexington, S.C

June 2, 2010 - Industry News

Paccar MX Engine Receives CARB Certification

The California Air Resources Board has certified the Paccar MX 12.9-liter diesel engine to the 2010 emission standards

June 2, 2010 - Industry News

Pike: Hybrid Market Looks Promising Ahead

Hybrid vehicles, such as this Peterbilt operated by Tropicana, are on the rise.

Over the next five years, the trucking industry can expect to see more heavy- and medium-duty hybrid trucks on the road, as the market for them is expected to grow from 9,000 units sold in 2010 to more than 100,000 in 201

June 1, 2010 - Industry News

House Approves Bill Extending Biodiesel Credit

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act, (H.R. 4213), which would reinstate the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit through the end of 2010

June 1, 2010 - Industry News

Gegare to Challenge Hoffa for Teamsters Leadership

Fred Gegare, who has been a vice president at large for the Teamsters since 1998, has announced he will challenge James P. Hoffa for the union's presidency in the 2011 election

June 1, 2010 - Industry News

Vermont Bans Texting While Driving

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas has signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law for all drivers in his state

June 1, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Fall

The average price of a gallon of diesel dropped more than 4 cents over the past week, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 1, 2010 - Industry News

Surface Trade up 37 Percent from Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 37 percent higher in March 2010 than in March 2009

June 1, 2010 - Industry News

Prairie Farms Testing Hybrid Cold Plate Refrigeration System

Prairie Farms will put the cold plate refrigeration hybrid unit on the road immediately; five more are to come.

Illinois-based Prairie Farms is testing a "zero-carbon-footprint" cold plate refrigeration hybrid unit that will save on fuel and maintenance and drastically cut CO2 emissions

June 1, 2010 - Industry News

Turning CO2 into Diesel Fuel

If a new public-private partnership has its way, you may see plants turning waste C02 into diesel fuel as soon as 2013

May 31, 2010 - Industry News

April Trailer Orders Soften, But Trend Still Looks Good

Trailer orders in April were down 13 percent from March, but 3 percent above the prior year, according to ACT Research

May 28, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Best Since September 2008

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased for the sixth time in the last seven months, gaining another 0.9 percent in April. This followed a 0.4 percent increase in March

May 28, 2010 - Industry News

TIGER II Grants To Target Major-Impact Transportation Projects, Job Creation

Following on the success of the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant Program, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the availability of $600 million in TIGER II grants for capital investment in surface transportation projects

Tags: Highways

May 28, 2010 - Industry News

Americans Indicate They Are Cutting Back on Talking and Texting While Driving

U.S. drivers say they are talking and texting less while driving than they did a year ago and they say it's because they are more aware of the dangers of driving while distracted

May 28, 2010 - Industry News

PartSmart Now Offers Online Tax-Exempt Purchases

Tax-exempt customers now have the ability to purchase Navistar's PartSmart parts online without a tax penalty

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