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October 29, 2009 - Industry News

TransCore Freight Index Gains 9 Percent in September

The availability of spot market freight gained 9 percent in September from August, according to the TransCore Freight Index, an indicator that the freight market is starting to see improvement

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

North American Land Trade Slides 24.9 Percent

Surface transportation trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico was down 24.9 percent in August from the year-ago perio

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Celadon Joins NYSE Amid First Quarter Plunge in Income

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, has announced a 78.6 percent drop in income in its fiscal first quarter, while also announcing plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchang

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon Modifies Chain Regulation

Under the Oregon Department of Transportation's recently modified chain regulation, tandem drive axle trucks are allowed to go without chains when signs are posted

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Behind the Scenes at Fontaine Fifth Wheel R&D

Fifth wheels often get taken for granted. But think about what they have to do: Clamp on to a relatively small metal pin and stay clamped on through all sorts of conditions, even a rollover. If a fifth wheel lets loose of a 60,000-pound loaded trailer going down the highway, you're looking at an expensive mishap at best, if not a fatal tragedy. "Failure is not an option," says Henry Bell, president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Snider Tire Launches New Indiana Retread Plant

Snider Tire has launched a new Michelin Retread Technologies plant in Bluffton, Ind., in order to supply its Tire and Retread Asset Control System locations in Blytheville, Ark., and Cambridge, Ohio

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Technology to Be Central to Trucking Industry in 2020

New truck technologies are becoming more and more central to making trucks fuel efficient, environmentally sound and safer, according to the Global Truck 2020 Stud

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Welcomes Third Quarter Profit

Daimler Trucks North America, which makes Freightliner Trucks, recently introduced two new Freightliner Coronado models.

While German vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG saw a welcome improvement in its earnings and net profit in the third quarter versus the second quarter, the numbers were still down from the year-ago perio

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Presents Webinar on SIRIS Technology

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will present a webinar on the preliminary field test results of the Smart Infrared Inspection System developed by International Electronic Machines Corporatio

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October 28, 2009 - Industry News

SkyBitz to Track 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree

SkyBitz is making it possible for the American public to track online the exact location of the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Eagar, Ariz., to Washington, D.C

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Mid-West Truck Show Slated For Feb. 2010

The 47th Annual Mid-West Truck Show will be held Feb. 5-6, 2010 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill., featuring expanded displays, programs and additional exhibitor spac

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Committee Approves Ferro for FMCSA

Anne Ferro

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the nomination of Anne Ferro to be chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

TIMTC to Host Webinar on Truck Technology Initiatives

The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition will host a webinar Nov. 16 to address the latest U.S. and state Department of Transportation truck technology initiative

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW'10 Session to Focus on Promoting Distributor Value Proposition

An educational session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2010 will provide heavy-duty distributors with strategies and tactics for promoting their value proposition to customers and prospect

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Hours of Service Regulations Being Reviewed Again

The trucking industry's gearing up to go around one more time on hours of service regulations, following Tuesday's announcement from Public Citizen that the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration agreed to conduct a new rulemakin

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Dealership in Lansing

Central Michigan Kenworth

Central Michigan Kenworth, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Michigan Kenworth, has opened a dealership location in Lansing, to enhance customer reac

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Chooses BlueTec to Meet EPA 2010 Standards

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Logan Township, N.J., will equip its EPA 2010-emissions compliant commercial trucks with BlueTec technolog

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Gives Out First Mileage Milestone Awards

Dallas-based Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of non-asset-based transportation and third-party logistics services, has launched a new program to reward company drivers and owner-operators who reach certain safety milestone

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

PrePass Installs Solar Power at Florida Weigh Station

PrePass weigh station service has implemented solar technology on U.S. 1 near Flagler, Fla

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Qualcomm Receives DTTS Certification on Trailer Tracking

Qualcomm's Untethered Asset Management Service has received Defense Transportation Tracking System II (DTTS) certification by the U.S. Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command (SDDC

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Ricardo Upgrades Engine Testing Facility

Ricardo Inc., headquartered in Van Buren Township, Mich., has upgraded its heavy-duty engine test facility at its Chicago Technical Cente

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Earnings Down 95.6 Percent in 3Q

Paccar is the parent company of Kenworth Truck Company, which makes this T270 diesel-electric hybrid.

Paccar saw its earnings take another nosedive in the third quarter, falling 95.6 percent to $13 million from $299 million in the third quarter of 200

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Sturman Receives Grant For Natural Gas Research

Sturman Industries, which conducts engine controls research and development, has received a $1 million grant by the California Energy Commission to convert a diesel truck engine to enabling Sturman Digital Hydraulic air control

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Covenant Posts Third Quarter Loss

Tennessee-based Covenant Transportation Group posted a third quarter loss of $13.6 million, or 96 cents a share, compared to a $3.4 million loss, or 24 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2008

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Northwood Honors Eight With Aftermarket Education Award

Northwood University will recognize eight automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Las Vegas

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