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September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Study: North American Truck Makers Could be Shut Out from Half of Global Market

Within four years, North American commercial vehicle companies won't be able to compete against low-cost commercial vehicle manufacturers based in emerging-market countries such as Russia, India and China, according to a study by AlixPartners LLP, a global business advisory firm

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Group Offers Guide for Underground Tank Maintenance

The Clean Diesel Fuel Alliance, a partnership of public and private organizations created to facilitate the transition to ultra low sulfur diesel, has published a new guide for underground storage and tank maintenance

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Frito-Lay On its Way to Largest Fleet of All-Electric Trucks in North America

A Frito-Lay electric truck is seen with the New York city skyline in the background Tuesday, September 7, 2010. The truck is one of five all-electric trucks that Frito-Lay is rolling out in New York City. (David Goldman-AP Images for Frito-Lay)

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is setting the wheels in motion this week for what will ultimately be the largest fleet of commercial all-electric trucks in North America. New York City will become the first U.S. city to see Frito-Lay snacks delivered by fully electric delivery trucks, with five new trucks beginning routes this month

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Reports Profits for Third Quarter

Navistar International reported $137 million in profits for its third quarter, compared to a loss of $12 million for the same period a year ago

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Projects Slightly Lower Fuel, Oil Prices

The U.S. Department of Energy has revised its predictions for oil and fuel prices downward, reflecting expectations of slower economic growth

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar to Move to Lisle

Navistar Inc. announced it will be moving from Warrenville, Ill., to Lisle, Ill., at the former Alcatel-Lucent East campus on Warrenville Road

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

TMC Fall Meeting to Focus on Quality Control, Service Provider Relationships

"Quality Control in Maintenance Operations" is the theme for the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2010 Fall Meeting, to be held Sept. 20 to 23 at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, N.C

Tags: Events

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

European Study Shows Truckers Not at Fault in Most Crashes

A European study of truck accidents causes confirmed similar U.S. studies that show passenger vehicle drivers are at fault 75 percent of the time in truck-related crashes

September 7, 2010 - Industry News

New Norfolk Southern Corridor to Increase Double-Stack Capacity

Norfolk Southern Railway will open its Heartland Corridor intermodal corridor this week, which will increase intermodal freight capacity by raising vertical clearances in 28 tunnels on a Norfolk Southern rail line between the port of Hampton Roads, Va., and Chicago known as the Heartland Corridor

Tags: Intermodal

September 7, 2010 - Industry News

Oregon Credits Inspection Blitzes for Drop in Truck Crashes

Oregon's Department of Transportation says its commercial vehicle enforcement and education efforts appear to be paying off with a drop in truck crashes

September 7, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist to Address HDAW'11

Martin Regalia, senior vice president and chief economist with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will share his insight on the forces impacting the American economy in the opening general session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '11

Tags: Events

September 7, 2010 - Industry News

UPS and Electric Vehicles International Begin Demonstration of Fully Electric Walk-In Van

UPS has begun a 90-day demonstration trial of Electric Vehicles International's walk-in van (EVI-WI). Over the past year, EVI and UPS have worked together to develop a vehicle to meet the needs of the parcel delivery service industry

September 7, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down Slightly

The national average price of a gallon of diesel was nearly unchanged from the previous week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 7, 2010 - Industry News

I-40 Bridge over the Mississippi River Reduced to One Lane In Both Directions

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Crews working on the Interstate 40/Hernando DeSoto Bridge seismic retrofit project have begun the process of reducing I-40 to one lane in both directions

Tags: Highways

September 3, 2010 - Industry News

China's 2Q Truck Sales Up 83 Percent Over 2009

China saw an 83 percent year-over-year improvement in sales of heavy-duty trucks during the second quarter of 201

September 3, 2010 - Industry News

Owners of Post-Emissions Standard Engines Report Problems

A little over half of owners of one-year-old heavy-duty truck engines have experienced some type of problem in 201

September 3, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. Unemployment Relatively Unchanged From July

The U.S. lost 54,000 jobs in August, raising the unemployment rate slightly to 9.6 percent from July's 9.5 percen

Tags: Economy

September 3, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Spurs Participation In National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations is encouraging carriers and industry associations across the country to get involved with its annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, coming up Sept. 19-25

Tags: Events

September 3, 2010 - Industry News

Brenntag Receives Responsible Distribution Excellence Award

The National Association of Chemical Distributors has honored Brenntag North America, headquartered in Reading, Pa., with its 2010 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award

September 3, 2010 - Industry News

August Class 8 Orders Come In As Expected

August Class 8 truck net orders came in at 12,337 units for all major North American OEMs, close to July figures and the monthly average seen over the last six months of 13,000 unit

September 2, 2010 - Industry News

FleetMatics Merges With SageQuest

FleetMatics, a privately-funded software-as-a-service company focused on GPS vehicle tracking, has merged with SageQuest, a provider of GPS vehicle management solutions

September 2, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Seeks Nominations For Best Fleets to Drive For Contest

The Truckload Carriers Association is accepting nominations for its 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For contest and survey, an annual evaluation of the best employers in the trucking industry

September 2, 2010 - Industry News

KLLM Beefs Up Driver Incentive Program

KLLM Transportation Services is beefing up its incentive plan to reward lead drivers, contractors and lease-purchase contractors when they join the company or when they refer another driver who joins the company

September 2, 2010 - Industry News

Productivity Fell 1.8 Percent in Second Quarter

Productivity slipped 1.8 percent during the second quarter of 2010, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report

Tags: Economy

September 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Takes Industry Issues to Washington

ATD representatives exit a meeting Wednesday with White House officials. L to R: Bert Hulgrave, ATD managing director; Kyle Treadway, ATD chairman; Dick Witcher; ATD vice chairman; and Phil Brady, NADA/ATD president.

The American Truck Dealers led a coalition of trucking industry executives Wednesday to meet with senior members of the Obama administration and to discuss the state of the industry, the impact of higher costs resulting from new emission mandates and options to boost medium- and heavy-duty truck sales

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