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October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Arizona to Shutter Rest Stops to Save Money

The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close 13 highway rest stops, possibly close 12 Motor Vehicle Division field offices, defer $370 million in highway construction project

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Crash-related Deaths Down in First Half of 2009

The number of deaths related to motor vehicle crashes fell by 7 percent in the first half of 2009 compared to the first half of 200

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Expands Into Puerto Rico With New Dealer

Guaraguao Truck Sales, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, will serve as the authorized sales and service dealer for Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty work trucks

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

NTEA Announces Members of Verification Program

The National Truck Equipment Association has recognized three member companies and requalified 17 companies through its Member Verification Program for their commitment to safety and quality standard

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Lists Options for TRU Compliance

To help carriers comply with its new regulations for reefer units, the California Air Resources Board has provided a list of pollution control technology options on its web sit

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Parts Suppliers Call on Congress to Focus on Industry Needs

The motor vehicle parts industry last week urged Congress to invest in the industry, which needs greater access to capital and long-term programs to support technology and innovation

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Leland Brake and Wheel Adds to Distributor Network

Leland Brake and Wheel Parts, a foundation air brake parts supplier based in DuBois, Pa., has added Brockway Truck Sales, Bronx, N.Y., to its distributor network

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois DOT Plans 12-day Closure of MLK Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation is closing the Martin Luther King Bridge to all traffic for 12 days starting Monday, Oct. 12

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Enhances Preferred Pricing Program

YRC has upgraded its Preferred Pricing Program to now guarantee preferred pricing shipments at no additional cos

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Prevails in Eaton Antitrust Suit

A U.S. District Court jury has ruled in favor of ZF Meritor and Meritor Transmission Corp. in the companies' antitrust lawsuit against Eaton Corp

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

Accuride Files For Bankruptcy Amid Restructuring Plan

Evansville, Ind.-based Accuride Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within its U.S. entities and announced a plan to restructure its balance shee

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ATA's Graves: Trucking Industry in a "Transformational Moment"

The trucking industry is going through a "transformational moment" as big as the ones triggered by the building of the Interstate Highway System and 1980's deregulation, said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

Share the Road Safety Tour Stops Over in Vegas

The American Trucking Associations' national Share the Road highway safety tour stopped over at the Las Vegas Auto Show Thursday, to demonstrate to drivers how to share the road safely with large trucks

Tags: Events

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Supports Texting Ban

The Executive Committee of the American Trucking Associations decided to support a bill to ban texting by all drivers

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Temporarily Rehires Workers at Columbus Engine Plant

Cummins is hoping to temporarily reinstate about 270 production workers who had been laid off or transferred to other Cummins facilities from the Cummins Midrange Engine Plant near Columbus, Ind

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

UK Chemicals Company Rebrands Particulate Filter Product

Johnson Matthey, a London-based specialty chemicals company, has rebranded its Advanced CCRT System, the second generation benchmark CCRT filter technology for heavy duty diesel 2.5 gram NOx EGR and non-EGR engine retrofit

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Military Order Gives 'Second Chance' to Portland Plant

"A huge order" for military line-haul tractors is the main reason Daimler Trucks North America will keep open its assembly plant in Portland, Ore., said Martin Daum, the company's president, during Wednesday's webcas

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Relaunches Back On The Road Campaign

For the third year, Arrow Truck Sales is launching its Back On The Road 2010 campaign, an initiative designed to benefit a deserving owner-operator in need of a truck and a jo

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Making Pre-employment Driver Screening Easier

Commercial motor carriers will soon have electronic access to driver inspection and crash records as part of the hiring process through a new program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administratio

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Star Leasing Implements GE VeriWise Trailer Tracking

Star Leasing Company, Columbus, Ohio, will use GE Asset Intelligence's VeriWise trailer tracking for its fleet of lease and rental trailers, including dry vans, flatbeds, and refrigerated van

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Outlook Forecasts Lower Diesel Prices, CO2 Emissions

The Department of Energy has lowered its projection for diesel prices in the fourth quarter and forecasts a 5.9 percent fall in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions this year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Texas DOT Scraps Trans-Texas Corridor-35 Plan

The Texas Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the agency would not build the Trans-Texas Corridor-35, a plan for a toll road network that would parallel Interstate 35 from north of Dallas/Fort Worth to San Antonio

Tags: Highways

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Ramps Up Technology Investments

Dallas-based Greatwide Logistics Services has been ramping up its investments in new technologies, including LeanLogistics' On-Demand TMS, McLeod software, RedPrairie and PeopleNet

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

No-Idle Systems

As we report in the June 2011 issue of Heavy Duty Trucking, there are a large number of suppliers of idle-reduction systems. We have listed as many as we are aware of for your convenience.

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

EIA Releases First Outlook of Oil Price Uncertainty

The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced the first results of its Energy and Financial Markets Initiative, an effort launched in September to better understand what drives energy price

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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