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November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Transcraft to Consolidate Production Plants

Transcraft Corporation, the Wabash subsidiary that produces flatbed, drop deck, dump trailers and truck bodies, has sold its production plant in Anna, Ill., and will consolidate operations into its Cadiz, Ky., facilit

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

SleepSafe Deems J.B. Hunt Sleep Trials a Success

California-based SleepSafe Drivers, a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs for fleets, has seen positive results of a clinical trial focused on testing and treating truck drivers with sleep apnea as part of a national contrac

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Former SmartWay Head Kicks Off a New Venture in Truck Aerodynamics

There have been many contributions to the improvement of truck and trailer aerodynamics - and therefore fuel efficiency - over the last few years, both from truck manufacturers and from add-on devices. Many of these advanced

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Expands Diesel Power Business

Navistar has purchased the engine components business of Continental Diesel Systems US, as part of an effort to produce key fuel injection components for its MaxxForce diesel engine

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

RMA: Tire Shipments Down in '09, Uptick Coming in '10

Sharp decreases in demand for original equipment manufacturer commercial truck tires should result in a drop in tire shipments by about 13 percent in 200

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Sees Fourth Weekly Rise

Diesel saw a slight jump this week of 0.7 cents, its fourth consecutive weekly gai

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

IRS Lets FedEx Off the Hook Regarding Independent Contractors

The Internal Revenue Service has reversed a previous decision that FedEx Ground owed $319 million in back taxes for 2002 after an audit found the company had misclassified its independent contractor driver

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

HDT Accepting Nominations For Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking is accepting nominations for its Truck Fleet Innovators program, which recognizes four to six innovative fleet executives who will be featured in the March issue of the magazine

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

SSA Says Annual Convention a Hit

The Service Specialists Association of Elgin, Ill., recently held its annual convention in Washington, D.C., focusing on business improvement, technical training and industry updates

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

NATSO Foundation Accepting Applications for Bill Moon Scholarship

The NATSO Foundation is now accepting online registration for the 2010 Bill Moon Scholarship, awarded to deserving students with ties to the truckstop industry and whose academic qualifications and achievements are considered outstanding

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

DEL Hydraulics Teams Up With Vipar Heavy Duty

DEL Hydraulics has announced it has teamed up with Vipar Heavy Duty and its wholly owned subsidiary, Vipar Heavy Duty Equipment Network, for a new heavy-duty supplier program

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Chicago Tightens Idling Regulations

The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance modifying Illinois' 10-minute idle time limit to three minutes in the city for diesel-powered vehicle

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Completes Sale of MSSC

As part of its effort to concentrate on commercial vehicle businesses, ArvinMeritor has completed the sale of its 57 percent stake in the Meritor Suspension Systems Company joint venture to Mitsubishi Steel Manufacturin

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Congress Gives Highway Authorization Six Weeks

Congress has extended the 2005 highway authorization (popularly known as SAFETEA-LU) to Dec. 18, reports the Journal of Commerce

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Marangoni Tread to Donate to Cancer Foundation

During the month of November, Marangoni Tread North America plans to donate money to The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation for every RingTread "cured," in its new "Cures for the Cure" campaign

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Army Places Three More Orders for Mack Vision Elite

The U.S. Army is requesting three additional orders for Mack Vision Elite model tractors worth $6.6 million for its TACOM Life Cycle Management Comman

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Leland Brake Expands Distribution Network in Ohio

Leland Brake and Wheel, DuBois, Pa., has expanded its distribution network with the addition of Perkins Motor Service in Ohio

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Narrows Third Quarter Loss

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide narrowed its loss in the third quarter to $158.7 million, compared to a net loss of $720.9 million in the year-ago quarter

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar, Chinese Company Eye Joint Venture to Build Diesel Engines

Navistar is eyeing a joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Anhui Jianghuai Automobile, or JAC, to build and market advanced diesel engines for commercial vehicles in Chin

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

Economic Signs Point to a Recovery

Recent economic indicators point to some positive reinforcement that we're coming out of the recession, including news of the gross domestic product rising 3.5 percent in the third quarte

Tags: Economy

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

FCCC Delivers Last Load of Waste to the Landfill

Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer of DTNA, presents Bill Harris (right) with a "Tag Team Champion" award.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation recently sent its last load of waste to the landfill, according to Bob Harbin, presiden

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Narrows Loss in 3Q

While the third quarter was not as bad as the prior quarter and year-ago period for the truckload carrier, P.A.M. Transportation Services still posted a net loss of $1.2 million, or 13 cents a share, for the three-month perio

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

New DOJ Rules on Medical Marijuana Don't Apply to Truckers

New Department of Justice guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that allow the use of medical marijuana do not trump the Department of Transportation's longstanding rules on the use of the drug by safety-sensitive transportation employee

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA: Behavior Changes Key to Fighting Distracted Driving

In a testimony to the House of Representatives on behalf of the American Trucking Associations, Randy Mullett stressed the importance of behavioral changes as key to combating distracted driving in the trucking industry

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA's Windsor Takes Cap-and-Trade Issues to Senate

American Trucking Associations First Vice Chair Barbara Windsor took issues with the cap-and-trade proposal to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today, claiming the legislation would increase the price and volatility of diesel for the trucking industry

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