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December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Cadec Global Wins "Lean and Green" Award

Business NH Magazine has honored Cadec Global with its "Lean and Green" Award, which recognizes businesses whose environmental practices are a model for sustainability and growth

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Removed From Dow Jones Index Amid Exchange Deadline

YRC Worldwide may face bankruptcy if things don't pan out with its debt-for-equity plan.

YRC Worldwide will be scratched from the Dow Jones Transportation Average on Dec. 11, the Dow Jones Indexes announced, as the less-than-truckload giant also faced the deadline for its debt-for-equity exchange Tuesday nigh

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices to Rise in 2010; Crude Hovers Around $76 This Winter

The EIA expects diesel prices to average $2.96 a gallon in 2010.

In the December edition of its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, the DOE's Energy Information Administration forecasted annual average diesel fuel retail prices at $2.46 and $2.96 per gallon for 2009 and 2010, respectivel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. Gears Up For Six-Day Equipment Auction

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is gearing up for its annual six-day industrial equipment public auction at its Orlando, Fla., permanent auction site from Feb. 15-20, 2010

Tags: Events

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

DME Association Forms Committee to Promote the Fuel in North America

The International DME Association has formed its North American Affairs Committee to actively promote the awareness and use of dimethyl ether as a diesel substitute in North America

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Financial Ranks Highest in Dealer Satisfaction Survey

Daimler Truck Financial has received the highest ranking in the annual dealer satisfaction survey conducted by the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Smith Throws Switch on All-Electric Trucks

Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles is making the first deliveries of its Newton Class 5 through 7 all-electric truck. Customers for the first six trucks include the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, Staples, AT&T, Coca-Cola, PG&E and Kansas City Power and Light, who are all heavily committed to sustainability and low emissions. The Smith Newton is a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) and fully compliant with California ZEV regulation

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Calls For Boost in Transportation Infrastructure Investment

In a nationally televised speech today at the Brookings Institution, President Barack Obama outlined his plan for tackling the job market, including additional investments in transportation infrastructure as a way to stimulate jobs and economic growth

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Earnings Down 30 Percent From Last Year

FedEx Corporation expects to post earnings of $1.10 per share for the second quarter ended Nov. 30, a 30 percent drop from $1.58 per share a year ago

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Continental Hosts Fuel Savings Workshop

Continental Tire North America recently hosted an event to provide fleet managers with the opportunity to learn more about fuel efficiency

Tags: Events

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Slow Decline For Fifth Week

Diesel continues its slow downward trend.

Diesel prices were down for the fifth straight week, slipping 0.3 cents to a national average of $2.772 Monda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

EPA: On-Road Vehicles Contribute to Threat of GHGs

The EPA says on-road vehicles are to blame for more than 23 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of the American people and that emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threa

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Trucks Hauled 58 Percent of North American Freight in '08

Trucks carried 58 percent of the freight measured by value between the U.S., Canada and Mexico in 2008, accounting for $554 billion, beating out rail, maritime, pipeline and ai

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Munich Research Team Tests Low-Emission Engine

Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have used this engine to demonstrate simultaneous reduction of nitrogen oxides and soot, without resorting to a catalytic converter.

A research team at the Munich, Germany-based Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) has managed to reduce the pollutants in exhaust emissions to barely measurable levels, just three months after the Euro 5 Norm for exhaust emissions has gone into effec

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload to Expand Regional Services

Con-way Truckload plans to add 300 trucks to its fleet by the end of 2010 to accommodate the additional business.

In response to customer demand, Con-way Truckload plans to expand its regional service by adding operations in 10 U.S. states, including Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

ATA to Co-Sponsor Sleep Apnea Conference

The American Trucking Associations will co-sponsor the American Sleep Apnea Association's maiden national conference on sleep apnea and trucking, which is slated for Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI in Baltimore

Tags: Events

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Adds Concrete Mixer to Portfolio

Continental provides a full line-up of rear discharge mixer products sold under the CBMW brand and also sells replacement parts for all mixer makes.

Navistar International has purchased Continental Manufacturing Company, a privately-held mixer manufacturer, with locations throughout the U.S

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Panther Executives Join Drivers in Hauling Freight This Week

Clarke and Wadel will do the job of Panther's owner-operators in a Sprinter cargo van.

Panther Expedited Services executives Andrew Clarke, president and CEO, and Ed Wadel, chief information officer, will be working as a driver team this week to raise money for charity and get a better idea of how things operat

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Delphi to Supply Hybrid System Components to Allison

Under a new long-term business agreement, Delphi Automotive Systems will supply Allison Transmission with key hybrid drive system components and energy storage systems

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

ATC Freightliner Builds New Complex

The new ATC Freightliner site includes retail, service area, parts sales and warehousing training facilities, administrative offices and truck sales department.

The Around The Clock Freightliner Group has built a new 200,308 square-foot complex along Interstate 20 in Dallas, in an effort to better serve its over-the-road and local fleet customers

December 7, 2009 - Industry News

Decker Drivers Reach New Safety Milestones

Decker Truck Line, Fort Dodge, Iowa, has honored two drivers for reaching new safety milestones

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Xata Buys Turnpike Global in $20 Million Deal

Software provider Xata Corporation has purchased Ontario-based Turnpike Global Technologies in a $20 million dea

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Founder of Grammer Industries Visits the White House

Charles "Shorty" Whittington, president of Grammer Industries and immediate past chairman of the American Trucking Associations, was at the White House Thursday, sharing ideas on how to continue growing the economy and put Americans back to wor

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Members Say Cover-up Means Truck Rule Needs to be Revisited

Members of the California Air Resources Board are saying the Statewide Truck and Bus Rule that takes effect next year was based on research that has been tainted by questionable credential

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Houston Coalition Issues Petition Against USAA Support For Ticket Cameras

The Houston, Texas, Coalition Against Red-Light Cameras has released an online petition targeting the United Services Automobile Association's support for red light camera

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