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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

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

HDAW '11 Theme, Education Program Leadership Set

The theme for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2011 will be "Leadership - Strategies for Tomorrow." In conjunction with setting the theme, organizers have also announced the education programs chair

Tags: Events

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Global Growth on the Horizon For the Commercial Vehicle Industry

During a recent lecture, Matthias Wissmann, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, gave his thoughts on the global commercial truck recovery. (Photo by IAA)

The global trucking industry has a very bright future and has started to show some positive signs of a recovery across several international markets, said Matthias Wissmann, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industr

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Celebrates Engine Milestone

Engine assembly at the Volvo Powertrain plant in Hagerstown, Md.

Volvo has produced its 300,000th 13-liter heavy-duty diesel engine. The company celebrated the milestone last week at its Hagerstown, Md., plant

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

EIA: Trucking A Small Part of Emissions Reductions Under APA

Changes in fossil fuel use in the transportation and industrial sectors and in buildings would account for a small amount of emissions reductions under the American Power Ac

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Haldex Consolidates North American Production at Mexico Plant

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems will consolidate its North American manufacturing operations by moving its production activities from Iola, Kan., to Monterrey, Mexico

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Found to Have Violated WARN Act

Arrow Trucking did violate federal law by failing to give employees 60 days notice prior to closing, according to a judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

July 16, 2010 - Industry News

Missouri Kicks Off Safety Campaign Against Texting

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has launched a statewide public safety campaign to encourage drivers not to text while driving

Tags: Events

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Mexico Gives Truckers Access to Tolled Road to Laredo

Truckers will gradually be allowed to travel on the Nuevo Laredo highway, which connects Monterrey, Mexico, with Laredo, Texas, after the Mexican government closed the highway due to flooding from the Salado Rive

Tags: Highways

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

J. B. Hunt's Earnings Jump on Increased Demand

During the second quarter, truckload carrier J. B. Hunt Transport Services' earnings jumped to $52.1 million, or 40 cents a share, compared with $24 million, or 19 cents a share, in the 2009 quarter

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Broker Groups Fight It Out Over New Senate Legislation

Brokers and freight forwarders are at odds with each other over the Senate's Motor Carrier Protection Act, which would beef up regulatory oversight of brokers if passed. The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), which is supportive of the bill, and the Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents (AIPBA), against the bill, are at the center of the debate. The two organizations held webinars this week, voicing their opinions and laying out some of the impact

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