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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

Tags: Highways

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Xata Widens Loss in Fiscal Fourth Quarter

Xata Corporation posted a net loss to common shareholders of $1.6 million, or 19 cents a share, during the fiscal fourth quarter, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or 5 cents a share, for the same perio

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Demand Should Fall Off in Early 2010

FTR Associates expects heavy-duty truck demand to fall in early 2010, after EPA 2007 engine inventory is exhauste

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Distributors See Improvement in Profit Margins From 2008

While 68 percent of industrial distributors saw sales down from 2008, a total of 65 percent of industrial distributors saw their profit margins increase or remain the same in 2009, according to a recent Industrial Distribution surve

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Canadian Interest in EOBRs Remains Strong Despite Delays and Official Apathy

Even as the U.S. trucking industry awaits the final rule on EOBRs from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canada's trucking industry has been battling with some of the same questions. Truckers around the world have used on-board recording devices for more than 50 years. The first electronic device, the Tripmaster by Rockwell (now ArvinMeritor), emerged in the mid-1980s, and the pro and con camps have been split ever since

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer, High Tech Performance Form Joint Venture

Kentucky Trailer has formed a joint venture with High Tech Performance Trailers to build and sell custom trailers to the motorsports transport, corporate marketing, training, hospitality, mobile marketing and event marketing industries

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Plant Wins Sustainability Award

Navistar's Melrose Park engine plant has received the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award, for the 14th time

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Highways to Lose $15 Billion in Spending Next Year

The government is expected to infuse only $63.4 billion into highway and transit system projects next year.

Federal funding for highway and transit systems projects should drop by over $15 billion next year, according to an analysis of transportation spending trends by the Associated General Contractors of America

Tags: Highways

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

GAO: Customs and Border Protection Needs a Plan For Container Scanning

The Customs and Border Protection has not achieved sustained scanning rates above five percent at comparatively larger ports.

According to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not been making progress under the 9/11 Commission Act, which requires 100 percent of U.S.-bound cargo containers to be scanned by 2012

Tags: Intermodal

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Truck Driver Violations

During a five-day enforcement blitz targeting traffic violations by commercial vehicle drivers, Pennsylvania State Police troopers gave out 801 traffic citations and placed 21 trucks and 20 drivers out of servic

Tags: Highways

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Ohio Truckstop Adds Transflo Express Scanning

Dogwood Crossing Travel Center, Carroll, Ohio, now offers the Transflo Express truckstop scanning solution from Pegasus TransTech, making it the 31st independently-owned truckstop to house the solution

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Convoy to Deliver Wreaths Across America Starting Sunday

A week-long convoy will take wreaths to honor veterans across the country.

This Sunday, Wreaths Across America will send off a convoy of trailer-trailers from Maine to travel across the U.S. delivering wreaths to honor veterans

Tags: Events

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins to Temporarily Slice 400 at New York Plant

Cummins Inc. will temporarily cut its workforce by 400 people at its Jamestown Engine Plant in New York starting in January, due to a significant short-term drop in demand for heavy-duty truck engine

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of SC Johnson in Bribery Case

In the latest developments in a civil suit alleging that SCJ Transportation executives were welcoming bribes and kickbacks from trucking companies, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled in favor of SC Johnso

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Drivers See Boost in Sick Days in '08

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers needed 17 median days off of work to recuperate from injuries and illnesses in 2008, up from 15 days in 200

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

New Report Points to Auto Giants' Unsafe Carhauling

A recent Teamsters Union report claims that auto giants Fiat-Chrysler and GM's use of cut-rate carhaul companies is threatening consumer confidence and public safety

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