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July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Parts Supplier Calls For More Intellectual Property Protection

During a hearing before the House Small Business Committee, a representative of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) called on Congress to ramp up intellectual property protection

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

GAO: Highway Bridge Program Needs More Work

According to the GAO, one in four bridges is either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.

In a recent study, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said much work remains to be done on the federal Highway Bridge Program, as one in four bridges in the U.S. is either structurally deficient and needs repair or functionally obsolete

Tags: Highways

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Knight Capitalizes on Capacity Constraints in 2Q

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation was able to take advantage of the tightening of capacity during the second quarter, posting net income of $15.8 million, or 19 cents a share, a 26 percent boost over the year-ago period

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Marten Improves Income With Strategic Initiatives

(Photo courtesy of Marten)

Marten Transport managed to improve its net income in the second quarter of 2010 by 15.2 percent from the year-ago quarter

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Arkansas Best Corporation reported a loss of $7.4 million, or 30 cents a share, during the second quarter of 2010, compared to the $15.4 million loss in the year-ago quarter

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

PHH Arval Acquires the Center for Transportation Safety

PHH Arval has acquired certain assets of the Center for Transportation Safety, a provider of fleet risk management and training solutions, focusing on simulator, classroom, behind-the-wheel and mobile training programs for driver

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

TravelCenters Upgrades Truckstop Showers

TravelCenters of America has recently renovated driver showers at its TA and Petro Shopping Center locations with new amenities

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor to Invest in Expansion of Advanced Technologies

ArvinMeritor announced plans to invest $23 million over the next five years to expand its advanced technologies capabilities at its technical center in Troy, Mich

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Applauds Derivatives Reforms in New Finance Law

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R) joined Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (L) at a press conference last week, following a final passage vote on Wall Street reform legislation.

The financial reform bill President Obama will sign today includes a provision that will lead to tougher regulation of derivatives trading, a move applauded by trucking interests that blame fuel price run-ups on excessive speculation in oil price futures

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Production Begins on Kenworth's T700

Kenworth Truck Company's new aerodynamic T700 truck is now in full production at its manufacturing plant in Chillicothe, Ohio

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Reach Highest Level This Year

June posted nearly 16,000 new orders for Class 8 trucks, ACT says.

June orders for Class 8 vehicles soared 93 percent above year-ago figures, reaching their highest level this yea

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Long-Haul Collisions Are Lowest During First Half of the Year

Collisions and near collisions in the long-haul trucking industry are typically low from January to June, between 1 and 5 percent

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

New Wabco Unit Specializes in Remanufacturing Parts

Wabco Holdings has established a new operating unit, specializing in remanufacturing electronic and mechatronic components as well as traditional mechanical products for commercial vehicles and passenger cars

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Continental's Steer Tire Lineup Receives SmartWay Verification

The HSR2 features a 23/32-inch deep improved cut and chip resistant tread compound; patented groove geometry for better resistance to cracking and tearing; a protective curb rib for high scrub applications; and visual alignment and tread depth indicators.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership has verified Continental Tire the Americas' regional steer tire line as a fuel saving technology

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins ISX11.9 Gets EPA, CARB Nod

Cummins has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for its ISX11.9 diesel engine, which will go into full production in Augus

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA's New Truck Safety Campaign Targets Teens

As part of a new strategy aimed at cutting commercial motor vehicle-related crashes, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said it will focus on educating teenagers

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Says MaxxForce 13-Powered ProStar+ Gets Better 'Fluid Economy' Than Competitors

Navistar International says third-party testing has proved that its ProStar+ tractor with a 2010-legal MaxxForce 13 diesel is more efficient than two major competitors when both fuel and diesel exhaust fluid are counted

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

Connecticut Gets Under Way With Rest Area Upgrades

Gov. Rell and state officials break ground at the North Haven service plaza on July 19.

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell was on hand Monday at the groundbreaking for the redevelopment of the service plaza on the southbound Wilbur Cross Parkway in North Haven, the first of the state's 23 highway service plazas being overhauled

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

Heartland's 2Q Lags Year Ago on Continued Weak Freight Market

While Heartland Express still continued to see some disappointing year-over-year figures, the truckload carrier believes things are stabilizing.

Truckload carrier Heartland Express said earnings and income were down during the second quarter of 2010, as freight demand continued to la

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

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