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October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Nearly All Used Truck Segments Report YTD Value Increases

If there was any question that the used-truck market came back to life in 2010, data released this month by the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide should squash all doubts

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Haldex Remanufacturing Celebrates 25 Years of "Being Green"

The Haldex Remanufacturing facility in Marion, N.C., is celebrating 25 years of being "green."

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Declines for Second Consecutive Month

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which measures fuel sales as an economic indicator, fell .5 percent in September after falling 1 percent in August

Tags: Economy

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

DOE: Diesel to Average Near $3 for 2010

The Department of Energy predicts diesel prices will average near $3 for the year and will be higher next year, while crude oil prices are expected to be slightly higher this winter than last

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Xtra Lease Bounces Back from Nashville Floods With New Location

Nearly six months after the Cumberland River rose 32 feet and devastated much of the Nashville area and its businesses, Xtra Lease will celebrate its recovery with a grand opening event for its new Nashville location on Oct. 27

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

C.R. England Expands Regional Division to Chicago

C.R. England has expanded its Regional Division with the creation of a new service offering short haul transportation centered in the greater Chicagoland area

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Cards, Letters Sought for "Truckers for Troops" Care Packages

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is putting out a request for cards and letters to include in care packages for military personnel stationed in combat areas overseas as part of its Truckers for Troops project

October 12, 2010 - Industry News

ABS Accounts for 3% Crash Reduction

The use of antilock braking systems on the tractor unit has reduced the number of police-reported crashes for air-braked tractor-trailers by an estimated 3 percent, according to a recent study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

October 12, 2010 - Industry News

Caterpillar and Navistar Joint Venture, NC2, Targets Australia for First On-Highway Vehicles

The first-ever Cat on-road trucks will be launched in October by NC2 Global LLC, the global joint venture between Caterpillar and Navistar, in Australia

October 12, 2010 - Industry News

New York Teamster Leader to Run Against Hoffa

Sandy Pope, a leader in the Teamster reform movement who rose through the ranks from Cleveland truck driver to president of a Teamster local in New York, is challenging 12-year incumbent James Hoffa for General President of the 1.3 million-member Teamsters Union

October 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Jump Second Week in a Row; Crude Prices Drop

BP's Texas City refinery. (Photo courtesy BP)

Diesel prices jumped 6.6 cents, the second weekly price increase in a row, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 12, 2010 - Industry News

CSX Delivers Record Third Quarter Results on Improving Business Levels

CSX Corp. announced third quarter earnings of $414 million, or $1.08 per share, versus $290 million, or $0.73 per share, in the same period last year. This represents a 48 percent year-over-year improvement in earnings per share and a third quarter record for the company

Tags: Intermodal

October 12, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA's Ferro to See Demonstration of High-Tech Safety Enforcement Tools

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Anne Ferro tomorrow will get a chance to check out some new high-tech safety enforcement tools being tested at the agency's Roadside Technology Corridor along Interstate 81 in Greene County, Tennessee

Tags: Events

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Talks Transportation Infrastructure

President Obama holds a meeting with Cabinet secretaries, former secretaries of transportation and mayors and governors on infrastructure investment Monday at the White House.

President Obama Monday pushed for action on infrastructure investment in order to create jobs and improve the country's long-term competitiveness and efficiency, touting his plan introduced last month that calls for a $50 billion up-front investment and creation of an infrastructure bank

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACT Cuts Medium-Duty Forecast for 2011; Heavy-Duty Forecast Remains Strong

Heavy-duty truck production is still poised for strong growth in 2011, but medium-duty truck demand is still being constrained by continuing weakness in the housing and construction sector, reports ACT Research

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

Penske Holding Educational Events

Penske Truck Leasing is hosting Discovery Forum 2010, a series of educational open houses for commercial fleet owners and fleet managers

Tags: Events

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Launches High-Mobility Medium Tactical Vehicle

Navistar Defense unveiled its new high-mobility medium tactical vehicle, based on the International 7000-MV platform

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

John Cleese to Give Keynote Address at Work Truck Show

British comedian John Cleese is bringing his unique perspective on business and life to The Work Truck Show 2011 as the event's keynote speaker

Tags: Events

October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Oregon Working on EV Charging Trail

Oregon will install up to eight electric vehicle fast-charging stations along Interstate 5 from Eugene south to the California border

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

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