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January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Steps Up to Provide Relief to Haiti

TEC Equipment has offered up the use of its company jet to transport a team of seven doctors, nurses and health professionals from Medical Teams International to Haiti. (Photo courtesy of TEC Equipment)

When TEC Equipment's President and CEO Dave Thompson lands the company's corporate jet in Haiti Thursday morning, he'll have two hours to find an orphan girl that a Portland, Ore., couple had adopted just days before the devastating earthquake hi

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Trucks Hit By Delays Due to Port of Oakland's New Ban

With the new truck ban taking effect, trucks are getting jammed at the Port of Oakland. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles)

Trucks serving the Port of Oakland were hit by delays Tuesday amid the new ban on old trucks

Tags: Intermodal

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Commences Hours of Service Review with First of Four Listening Sessions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched its review of the hours of service rule with a listening session in Washington, D.C., yesterday, the first of four it plans to hold around the country this month

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Roadsigns to Recovery

It looks like the recession is over. Now the question on everyone's mind is the recovery. Even though the economy is heading in the right direction, expect a bumpy ride, said an economist speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Tuesday. "The recovery is one of the most difficult phases of the business cycle," said Bob Dieli, President and founder of RDLB Inc., an economic research and management consulting fir

Tags: Economy

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Trafficmaster Acquires Fleet Management Solutions

U.K.-based Trafficmaster, the parent company of Teletrac, has acquired Fleet Management Solutions, which provides satellite-based tracking solutions for remote mobile assets

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Slip After a Three-week Hike; Oil Rises With Stocks

Diesel prices were down for the first time in three weeks.

After gaining 15.3 cents in three straight weeks, diesel prices dropped 0.9 cents this week, landing at a national average of $2.87 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Direct ChassisLink Expands Into Midwest

Direct ChassisLink will offer chassis for use to drayage companies at marine terminals and railroads in the entire Midwest region starting March 1

Tags: Intermodal

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Holland Offers Quicker Service to the Midwest

Holland is shaving off transit times in many markets.

Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, has announced that it is offering next-day service reach between Toronto and seven markets in the Midwest and is also cutting transit times on five lanes in and out of Toronto for two-day service

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

GE Capital Processes Over $2.5 Million in Hybrid, Alternative Fuel Rebates

GE Capital Fleet Services has processed more than $2.5 million in rebates for customers as part of the Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles Rebate Program in 2009

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Shaves Down Transit Times

Con-way Freight expects the new initiative to reduce total operating miles by 16.6 million per year.

Less-than-truckload player Con-way Freight said it will shave one day off transit times to 460 U.S. destinations

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider Exec Lands Among Computerworld's Top 100 IT Leaders

Shaleen Devgun, vice president of strategy, planning and architecture at Schneider National, was selected as one of IDG's Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Introduces Truck Rebate For OOIDA Members

Members of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association can receive a $1,500 rebate on new Volvo VN and VT model trucks purchased during 2010

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Takes Home Award For Heavy Duty Remanufacturing

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group has honored ArvinMeritor as Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year for 2009

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Acquires Holley's EGR Valve Technology

Navistar has acquired certain assets of Holley Performance Products, including the intellectual property rights to some of its exhaust gas recirculation valve technology

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Answers on Supporting Document Regulation

The American Trucking Associations has filed a lawsuit asking the court to compel the Department of Transportation to issue supporting documents regulation on hours of service

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue Looks at Trucks in the Next Decade

What does the next decade hold for the commercial vehicle industry? How will trucks and the way they are marketed change? What will be the driving factors behind those changes? Heavy Duty Dialogue '10 tried to answer that question

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Pride, Heavy Duty America Talk 'Collaboration;' HDA's Biermann to Retire

HDA President Pat Biermann will retire effective Aug. 31.

Truck Pride and Heavy Duty America announced they are looking at a "formal collaboration" between the two organization, the same day HDA President Pat Biermann announced his retirement

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

Motor Wheel CVS in Mexico Wins Casting Plant of the Year Award

The Mexico facility of Motor Wheel Commercial Vehicle Systems Inc., a Precision Partners company, has been honored as the 2009 Major Casting Plant of the Year by the Mexican Foundry Men Society

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders See Year-over-Year Climb in December

The last four months of 2009 were the strongest of a very soft year for Class 8 net orders.

December orders of Class 8 commercial vehicles climbed 37 percent to 11,919 units from the year ago mont

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel's BlueTec Technology Gets EPA Certification

The DD15 engine

Detroit Diesel has announced that its engines with the BlueTec emissions control system are certified to meet 2010 emissions regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

McNeil Recalls Products Due to Chemical Found on Wood Pallets

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of McNeil-PPC, has recalled certain lots of over-the-counter products in the Americas, the United Arab Emirates and Fiji

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

USA Harness Announces ISO Certification

USA Harness, Inc., a manufacturer of electrical wiring harness systems, has become certified to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems standard

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

Barriers to Commercialization Still Exist For Hybrid Truck Industry

(Photo courtesy of Peterbilt)

Hybrid drivetrain technology has the potential to improve fuel economy by 20 to 50 percent on medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The technology can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and smog-forming pollutants by the same percentage. With such benefits to the trucking industry, why is the hybrid truck industry still in an early stage, almost 10 years behind the market introduction of passenger hybrids

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

Western States, Albertsons Team Up For Food Drive

Western States Equipment has partnered with Albertsons to kick off the 'Dump Hunger' campaign, a post-holiday food drive reaching fives states, including Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington

January 18, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Faces Federal Investigation

Arrow Trucking is being investigated by two federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Servic

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