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January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Bendix Sheds Fan Drive Business; Chairman Retires

Bendix CVS Chairman Bob Oswald has announced his retirement.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has completed the sale of its fan drive/clutch business to Kit Masters. At the same time, the company's chairman, Bob Oswald, has announced his retirement

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

HDAW Announces CEU Credits For Education Sessions

Heavy-duty industry professionals attending education sessions during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '10 can receive University of the Aftermarket Continuing Educations Units, which can be applied toward their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and/or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) certificates

Tags: Events

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel to Reach Nearly $3 in 2010; Oil to Stay Around $80

Looking into 2010, the EIA projects oil and fuel prices to see a boost all around.

In the January edition of its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, the DOE's Energy Information Administration said it expects diesel prices to average $2.98 per gallon in 2010 and $3.14 in 201

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Group Formed to Combat Distracted Driving

FocusDriven aims to not only combat distracted driving, but also to provide support for victims of distracted driving and expand its mission to include education and the evaluation of new technologies. (Photo by Jim Park)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the creation of FocusDriven, a national nonprofit organization aimed at raising awareness and combating distracted driving

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Missing Arrow Driver Turns Up; Hundreds of Trucks Still Out There

While a missing Arrow Trucking Co. driver has turned up in Iowa, the bankrupt flatbed company still has trucks missing all over countr

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Orders to Slow in First Quarter

While commercial vehicle orders saw a strong end to 2009, net orders are expected to slow dramatically in the first quarter before recovering in the second half of 201

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Minnesota Suspends Biodiesel Requirement Through March

The state of Minnesota will not be enforcing its 5 percent biodiesel requirement starting Jan. 15 due to the freezing weather

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Ports Finally See Some Positive Signs of Growth in Container Volumes

December container volumes were at 1.08 TEU, a 1.7 percent boost over December 2008.

December was a good month for the ports, as retail container traffic saw an end to a nearly two-and-a-half-year streak of year-over-year declines

Tags: Intermodal

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Officials Pay a Visit to ArvinMeritor

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at ArvinMeritor's Troy headquarters with Chip McClure, chairman and CEO and with Carsten Reinhardt, chief operating officer.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood paid a visit to ArvinMeritor Monday to see the company's Class 8 technologies in action

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Jump For Third Week in a Row

This week, diesel gained just as much as it lost in the eight weeks before the holidays.

Diesel rose 8.2 cents this week, a jump equal to that of the fuel's decline between Nov. 2 and Dec. 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood Points to Flaws in AP Story on Creation of Construction Jobs

According to LaHood, highway and road construction jobs account for about 258,000 out of 132 million jobs nationwide.

In response to an Associated Press story claiming the government's $20 billion infusion into roads and bridges did not result in any significant change in employment rates, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the AP missed the mar

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. Shells Out $187 Million For Fuel Efficiency Projects

The funding for Class 8 projects will go toward the development of such technologies as aerodynamics. Here, DTNA tests aerodynamics at its Wind Tunnel in Portland, Ore. (Photo by DTNA)

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu has announced a more than $187 million investment in nine projects aimed at improving fuel efficiency in heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing For 2010 Sprinters

The 2010 line of Sprinters includes a cargo van, passenger van and a cab chassis.

Mercedes-Benz USA has announced new pricing for the 2010 line of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial vans, which includes a cargo van, passenger van and a cab chassis. All models are powered by a 3.0-liter BlueTec diesel engine

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Fleets Move Into 2010 With Caution

Fleets have a cautious outlook on 2010, with most not expecting substantial expansion until late in the year or even 201

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Receives DOE Funding to Explore Truck Efficiency

A Freightliner Century Class S/T inside the company's Portland wind tunnel. Such fuel-efficient technologies may be part of the funding. (Photo by DTNA)

Daimler Trucks North America has received about $40 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Energy's 21st Century Truck Technology Partnership, which will be shared by DTNA's sister company, Detroit Diesel

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Taps $54 Million For SuperTruck, Light-Duty Projects

Cummins has received $54 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to go towards two fuel efficiency projects

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACC to Discuss Marketing to Heavy Duty Aftermarket

The Automotive Communication Council is hosting a teleconversation, "Discuss What Works (and Doesn't) When Marketing to the Heavy Duty Aftermarket," which will take place Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. Eastern time

Tags: Events

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Midnight Trucking Radio Network to Broadcast Live at NATSO Show

Eric Harley, host of the Midnight Trucking Radio Network (MTRN), will broadcast live from the NATSO Show 2010, which will be held March 1-2 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACS Extends Deal With Love's to Use TripPak Network

Affiliated Computer Services has signed a multi-year deal with Love's Travel Stops to continue to house its TripPak Express drop boxes at more than 150 Love's location

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Connecticut Upgrades 23 Rest Areas

The state of Connecticut plans to upgrade its 23 service plazas with more restaurants, stores and improved facilities

January 10, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking Files for Bankruptcy Liquidation

Arrow Trucking, the Tulsa, Okla.-based flatbed carrier that suspended operations abruptly right before Christmas, has filed a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation as its main creditor filed suit against the carrier

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion to Boost Base Rates This Month

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line will increase its base rates on Jan. 18, a move motivated by the higher costs of new equipment, new service centers, technology, insurance costs and wages and benefit

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

UPS' Eaton Delivery Hybrids Get Nod From the Feds For Fuel Economy

(Photo courtesy of UPS)

A year-long evaluation of the hybrid-electric step delivery vans used by UPS yielded about a 29 percent improvement in fuel economy, which averaged about 13 miles per gallon, according to analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Funded by the DOE's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), NREL's Fleet Test & Evaluation (FT&E) team evaluated six of these hybrid vans at a UPS location in Phoenix over the last 12 month

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

Work Truck Show to Feature A Slew of New Products

At The Work Truck Show 2009, 490 exhibitors filled out a show floor covering nearly 500,000 square feet with new vocational trucks, components and equipment.

More than 65 companies have announced that they will introduce new products at The Work Truck Show 201

Tags: Events

January 8, 2010 - Industry News

COHMED Conference Slated For End of January

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED) Program is hosting their annual conference Jan. 24-28, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency River Walk in San Antonio

Tags: Events

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