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September 30, 2009 - Industry News

InformationWeek 500 List Includes 25 Transportation Companies

InformationWeek has released its 21st annual InformationWeek 500 list, honoring 25 trucking and logistics companie

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex to Combine Brake Controls and Air Management Units

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems will combine its Brake Controls and Air Management Business divisions into a new Air Controls Business unit, which will be lead by Paul Bal

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA: NY Times Article on Distracted Driving is Misleading

As a national summit on distracted driving gets under way this week, the New York Times coverage of driver distraction raised the ire of trucking industry representatives who said it contained a number of errors

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

New National Database to Fight Cargo Theft

ISO has teamed up the National Insurance Crime Bureau to develop a national information sharing system aimed at combating cargo thef

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt to Shutter Nashville Assembly Plant

Peterbilt announced it will permanently close its Madison, Tenn., truck assembly plant in an effort to realign its North American manufacturing operation

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

Australian Supplier Brings Products to North American Truck Market

General Pneumatics will offer its DumpMaster in North America.

Australian-based General Pneumatics is rolling out its contamination removal products to the North American heavy-duty truck aftermarke

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Launches Driver Appreciation Video Contest

The American Trucking Associations will hold a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 200

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

More YRC Layoffs on the Horizon

In a statement released Monday, less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide said it continues to lay off employees across the company "in response to economic conditions affecting business volumes.

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Xerox to Purchase Affiliated Computer Services

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns (left) and ACS President and CEO Lynn Blodgett (right) discuss Xerox's acquisition of ACS.

Xerox is buying Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services for $6.4 billion. ACS TripPak Services, an operating division of ACS, is included in the acquisition

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue on Downward Trend

The average price of diesel continued its downward trend for the fourth week in a row, slipping 2.1 cent

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Underground Tank Regulations Don't Apply to DEF

Diesel exhaust fluid stored in underground storage tanks is not covered by Underground Storage Tanks regulation

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Outside Shops Demand 'Right To Repair,' But That's Not Fair to Dealers, One Says

The "right to repair" one's vehicle wherever one chooses isn't in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights, but many people in the maintenance and parts business believe it almost should be. Original-equipment dealers don't agree and have some real-money reasons why certain servicing information should remain proprietary. The issue has a lengthy history, and now there's legislation pending in Congress that would give independent shops what they want

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Toyo Tops List of Truck Tire Brands

Tire Review magazine has rated Toyo Tires as the #1 Overall Brand for both consumer and commercial truck tires in its annual Tire Brand Study of North American Tire Dealer

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Snider Tire To Purchase Consolidated Tires

Snider Tire, Greensboro, N.C., will purchase Consolidated Tires by the end of the yea

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Bendix Warns Public of Fraudulent Mailing Scam

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake have issued a fraud alert, warning employees, customers and other consumers about a business financing sca

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Expands Into Upper Midwest

Arrow Truck Sales is expanding its dealer network by opening a new store in Minneapolis, which will serve the entire upper Midwest regio

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Ferro Gets Her Confirmation Hearing, and Some Tough Questions

Anne Ferro

Anne Ferro, President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, was politely received by the Senate Commerce Committee at her confirmation hearing last week but ran into tough questionin

Tags: Anne Ferro, FMCSA, U.S. Senate

September 27, 2009 - Industry News

Court Ruling Supports Owner-Operator Status

A court ruling last week boosted the case of trucking companies who use owner-operators/independent contractors at California ports. A civil action filed in Superior Court by the California attorney general against Pac Anchor Transportation and truck owner

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

CVSN Reveals New Roster of Officers

Tom Stewart was elected president of CVSN's board of directors.

At the recent Aftermarket Distribution Summit at Amelia Island, Fla., the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network elected new officers for the 2010-2011 cycle, including Tom Stewart as president

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

EPA Mandates Greenhouse Gas Reporting by Manufacturers

In an effort to find out where greenhouse gas emissions are coming from, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule, requiring large emitters of heat-trapping emissions, including manufacturers heavy-duty trucks and engines, to report emissions data annuall

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Expands Asia-Pacific Reach

ArvinMeritor has expanded its global presence with the opening of a new technical center in Bangalore, Indi

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Up For Second Straight Month

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 2.1 percent in August, a repeat of July's booost

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

CSX Expands International Services

CSX Intermodal has expanded its international services by now running between Buffalo, N.Y., and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Philadelphi

Tags: Intermodal

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

Survey Looks at Key Trends Affecting Global Supply Chains

A survey of logistics executives revealed that continued pricing compression, reverse globalization and a commitment to green initiatives are key trends affecting global supply chain

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

Long-lived Pennsylvania Carrier Shutting Doors

A West Goshen, Pa.-based, family-owned trucking company will close its doors after 139 years in busines

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