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February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash Narrows Loss in Fourth Quarter Amid Weak Trailer Sales

Wabash sold 3,300 new trailer units in the fourth quarter, a 65 percent drop from the fourth quarter of 2008. Shown here is a refrigerated trailer from Wabash.

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corporation reported an operating loss of $11.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to an operating loss of $87.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2008

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Administrator Gives Inside Look Into Trucking Regs

During a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus Friday morning, Annette Sandberg, the former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, provided an insider's thoughts on some of the most influential and pressing regulatory issues

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

MVASIST Service System Saves Time, Money for Mack, Volvo Customers, Dealers

Mack and Volvo say their Internet-based communications system has saved many hours of service write-up time and aggravation for customers and dealers since its introduction in 2008 and that all its dealers will be using it by year's end

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

GM Joins Ranks of Biodiesel Supporters With 2011 Diesel

General Motors has announced that its 2011 model year Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engines will be fully compatible with a 20 percent blend of biodiesel (B20)

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Snider Tire Purchases South Carolina Dealership

Snider Tire has purchased Consolidated Tires, a truck service dealership in South Carolina, bringing the total number of Snider Tire locations in South Carolina to nine

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Helps to Bring Missing Children Home

In 2006, the Washington State Patrol approached Pacific, Wash.-based Gordon Trucking, asking if the carrier would participate in a program to get posters of missing children on the sides of its trailers. As a family business, Gordon Trucking jumped at the opportunity to help out local families in the Washington area, according to Steve Gordon, chief operating officer. "As a locally owned and operated company, we were happy to help the stat

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Plans to Recruit Regional Drivers This Year

Schneider plans to hire more drivers this year, to expand its regional services and accommodate a growing freight base. (Photo courtesy of Schneider National)

Schneider National is looking to add 2,500 drivers to its regional driving fleet this year, with operations offices in the West, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Launches New Ad Campaign

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has launched a new brand advertising campaign aimed at illustrating the company's customized tire programs for fleet customers

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

AxleTech Moves Into New Troy Facility

AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, has officially moved to its new headquarters and distribution center in Troy, Mich., to meet the needs of its commercial and military customers

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Gains Market Share in Fourth Quarter

Intermodal's market share should continue to grow. (Photo courtesy of CSX)

During the fourth quarter of 2009, intermodal's share of U.S. long haul movements of international and domestic containers increased 0.2 percent from the third quarter, with 13.3 percent market shar

Tags: Intermodal

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Pride Names Preferred Vendors

Truck Pride Partners, a heavy-duty parts distribution and marketing organization, has signed a new supply agreement with Exide Technologies to make Exide its preferred vendor for the Truck Pride Partners battery line

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Citation Merges With Grede Foundries to Form New Company

Citation Corp. has purchased certain assets of Milwaukee-based Grede Foundries, which specializes in gray iron, ductile iron and steel castings

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Trade Organizations Speak Out Against Ports' Regulatory Efforts

Several industry groups are taking action against the ports' efforts to regulate trucking operations. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles)

In a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the National Retail Federation, writing on behalf of several trade organizations, urged the DOT to oppose the efforts of some ports to regulate the trucking industry

Tags: Intermodal

February 7, 2010 - Industry News

New-To-North America MX Includes Innovative But Proven Features, Paccar Says

Paccar says its new heavy-duty MX diesel will be the standard engine in most Kenworth and Peterbilt Class 8 models as 2010 unfolds, and that it will be federally certified without use of emissions credits

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Reaches Seven-Week Low on Strong Dollar, Weak Job Market

U.S. crude fell 2.67 percent Friday to $71.19 a barrel.

Crude oil reached a seven-week low at the end of trading Friday, on a strengthening dollar and concerns about the U.S. labor market, prompted by a government jobs repor

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Administrator Gives Inside Look Into Trucking Regs

Annette Sandberg

During a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus Friday morning, Annette Sandberg, the former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, provided an insider's thoughts on some of the most influential and pressing regulatory issues facing the trucking industry

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Group, Penn State Form Research Partnership

Thomas Richard, Director of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (left), and Niklas Gustavsson, Volvo Group Head of Public Affairs, hold the partnership agreement between the University and the truck manufacturer.

The Volvo Group joined a partnership with Pennsylvania State University for research into engine technology, alternative fuels, intelligent transportation systems and new safety technologies

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Sells 100,000th Truck

The truck, a Fuso FE145 fitted with a refrigerated van body with moveable internal bulkhead, was sold to LaVallee's Bakery Distributors of Waltham, Mass.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has sold its 100,000th truck in North America

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder and Employees Pull Together $100,000 For Haiti

Ryder System, Inc. and the Ryder Charitable Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts in Haiti

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Penske Donates Trucks For Haiti Relief Effort

Penske Corporation has donated over $1 million worth of diesel-powered flatbed trucks to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

ADS, GAAS Join Forces on Scholarship Resource

The Association of Diesel Specialists is joining forces with the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Committee to create an online scholarship resource for students planning to pursue careers in the diesel industry

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

AMSA Honors Hilldrup With Service Excellence Award

The American Moving & Storage Association has chosen Hilldrup Moving & Storage of Stafford, Va., to receive the 2009 Moving and Storage Agent of the Year Service Excellence Award

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Narrows Fourth Quarter Loss Amid Debt Swap

In its debt-for-equity swap, Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC received tenders for approximately $470 million in par value, representing approximately 88 percent of the company's outstanding notes.

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide posted an operating loss of $95 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, up from the third quarter's $118 million loss and the year-ago quarter's operating loss of $335 million

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

HDMA Announces 2010 Board of Directors, Officers

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association recently announced its new board of directors and officers for 2010, with Dennis Michels, president and CEO of Link Manufacturing, accepting a second term as chairman and Patrick Cavanagh, president and CEO of Williams Control

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Pacifica Trucks Found to be Misclassifying Drivers

The lawsuit argued that because Pacific Trucks provided trucks and other business-related expenses used by employees, it should have classified its workers as employees.

The Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled against Pacifica Trucks, Wilmington, Calif., which was found to have misclassified its drivers as independent contractors

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