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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

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Celebrated Drivers Across the Country This Week

Trucking companies and industry associations across the country have been honoring truck drivers for their hard work and celebrating their role this wee

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

Amid Driver Appreciation Week, Dupre Highlights Hourly Pay Structure

While most trucking companies prefer to pay their drivers by the mile, Dupre Logistics has been taking a different approach, compensating by the hour. In light of National Driver Appreciation Week, the company decided to highlight its hourly pay structure and celebrate the initiative's benefits to its 700-plus drivers as well as the company as a whole

Tags: Driver Pay

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

SSA Session Points to Role of People, Technology

During a presentation at the annual convention of the Service Specialists Association in Washington, D.C., Bill Wade of Wade&Partners stressed the importance of people in affecting change in the next three years as well as the role of technolog

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

Electric Vehicles International Opens New Plant in California

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with other state and local leaders, was on hand to celebrate the opening of Electric Vehicles International's worldwide headquarters and primary U.S. facility in Stockton, Calif., recently

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