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November 10, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Narrows Loss in Fiscal 4Q

While the company's fiscal fourth quarter started to show some signs of improvement, ArvinMeritor narrowed its loss during the quarter and posted a drop in sales, on continued market weaknes

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Tries Exchange Offer to Avoid Bankruptcy

YRC hopes its debt for equity exchange offer will get the transportation giant back on track.

In its latest effort to secure its financial strength, YRC Worldwide has launched an exchange program to unload debt instruments in exchange for the company's common stock and new Class A Convertible Preferred Stock

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Western Star Still Going Strong

This Western Star on-highway rotary-boom wrecker was featured at an event in Las Vegas.

Western Star last week staged a dealer meeting in Las Vegas to underscore its new structure as a separate business unit under Daimler Trucks North America. Trucking reporters were invited to drive some of the division's on- and off-highway product

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Will Chrysler Return to Class 8 Trucks? Link with Fiat's Iveco Might Make It So

If Chrysler decides to re-enter the Class 8 market here, Iveco's Australian Powerstar conventional might be the basis for a North American Ram tractor.

Will Chrysler return to the Class 8 market that it left 34 years ago? Fred Diaz, CEO of Chrysler LLC's Dodge Ram Truck, said his group will explore expansion into heavy trucks while it adds Euro-style cargo vans and a new American light pickup. They'll all be called Rams but not overtly Dodge Rams because the Ram name has gained near-stand-alone brand status within Chrysler

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Valvoline, Tiwi Team Up for Fuel Savings

By teaming up with in-truck driver coaching aid Tiwi, Valvoline is offering fleets real fuel savings through its new Fuel Proof Guarantee program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex Upgrades South Carolina Friction Center

During the fourth quarter, Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems will be moving into a new friction center in Columbia, S.C., which includes new equipment as well as an increase in manufacturing space

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Service Into Canada

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line has expanded its service through its Northwest gateway into Canada, which will connect more than 65 Old Dominion service centers to Edmonton and Calgary, Canada

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Takes First Dip in Four Weeks

Diesel broke its four-week rise, falling 0.7 cents to $2.801 Monday, landing at the same price as Oct. 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Express to Add 51 Hybrids From Azure Dynamics

FedEx Express plans to use the new vehicles at a Bronx, N.Y. station.

FedEx Express has plans to buy 51 additional gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles from Azure Dynamics Corporation, rounding out its total fleet of hybrid electric and electric vehicles to 325 after the new step-vans are delivere

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Florida Waste Hauler Deploys 10 CNG Refuse Trucks

The CNG version of the E-Z Pack Hercules ASL is designed with on-board fuel cells integrated into the body.

Choice Environmental Services, a private waste hauler in south Florida, has deployed a new fleet of 10 compressed natural gas refuse trucks, which are expected to cut emissions by 25 percent compared to diesel-fueled trucks

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

TACOM Taps Navistar Defense For More MTVs, Engineering Support

The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has tapped Navistar Defense to produce 1,928 additional medium tactical vehicles worth $348 millio

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

TravelCenters Incurs Third Quarter Loss

From 2008, TravelCenters saw a 3.6 percent decline in fuel volumes.

TravelCenters of America said it lost $12.2 million in the third quarter on continued difficult economic conditions as well as declines in fuel sales volume

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

FFE Posts $2.6 Million Loss in 3Q

As a result of lower demand for transportation services, excess capacity and downward pricing pressure, Frozen Food Express Industries, Dallas, reported a loss of $2.6 million, or $0.15 a share, in the third quarte

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

FTR: We're on the Bottom, But Where Do We Go From Here?

"We really have reached a bottom, and that's a good thing." "We think the economy is starting to improve." These are just a few of the promising phrases listeners heard from Eric Starks, president of FTR Associate

Tags: Economy

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

Council Starts Dialogue Between OEMs, End Users On Fuel-Saving Technology

At the inaugural meeting of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency last week, the Rocky Mountain Institute's Move team spurred a dialogue between users of "efficiency technologies" and the makers of these fuel-saving products. While the two industry groups don't always understand each other, they certainly agreed on the same thing at the council meeting: There is no source of fair, independent and neutral information on these technologies

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Recognized For Linehaul Simulation Tool

InformationWeek placed Con-way in its list of 500 innovative users of business technology, honoring the carrier for its Linehaul Simulation tool, a web-based solution designed for its less-than-truckload subsidiary, Con-way Freigh

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

CTA Calls For More U.S.-Canada Coordination on Trucking Issues

The U.S. and Canadian governments should work more closely together on regulations aimed at improving competition in the trucking industry, make the highways safer and reduce trucking's environmental footprin

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Repossessions Down in Third Quarter

Repossessions and liquidations of trucking equipment has started to fall off in the third quarter, with Nassau Asset Management's NasTrac Quarterly Index down

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

SSA Panelist Stresses Importance of Building a Web Site

Building a company web site is becoming increasingly important for distributors and shops to get visibility in the marketplac

Tags: Events

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

JBHT Signs Intermodal Deal With Norfolk Southern

Under a new multi-year deal, Norfolk Southern will provide intermodal service to J.B. Hunt Transport Services, an initiative that will convert some of its truck traffic to intermodal

Tags: Intermodal

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Ferro as FMCSA Chief

The Senate yesterday confirmed Anne Ferro as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration. It also approved Cynthia Quarterman as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

ATA 'Perplexed' by DOT Deal on Hours of Service Rule

American Trucking Associations is "extremely perplexed" by the Department of Transportation's decision to reopen its truck driver hours of service rulemaking

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Kool Pak Expands Service to Boise, Salt Lake City

Kool Pak, a refrigerated transportation provider, has expanded its service to include Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, Uta

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Missouri Truckload Carrier to Shutter

Joplin, Mo.-based Sitton Motor Lines has decided to close its doors, according to the Springfield Business Journal

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Caltrans Done With Night Closures on I-80

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed the night closures of Interstate 80, with the last closure between Colfax and Secret Town Road finished early Wednesday morning

Tags: Highways

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