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September 2, 2009 - Industry News

NTSB Urges New Pedal Design in Heavy Vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board has called upon the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require heavy vehicles be installed with technology to prevent unintended acceleration when starting from a parked positio

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Ford's Transit Connect Sees Traction Within First Month

After the first full month of being on the lot at Ford dealers, the company has sold over 2,000 units of its new Transit Connect cargo va

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Releases 2010 Pricing for Cummins ISX

Daimler Trucks North America has announced pricing for meeting the EPA 2010 standards with the Cummins ISX15 engine

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Gilbarco to Distribute DEF Dispensers in North America

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has distributed its first Encore S diesel exhaust fluid dispensers for North Americ

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Leasing Provides an Alternative for Weathering the Storm

In this economy, trucking companies are struggling. Revenue and earnings are down; capacity is too high; freight is hard to come by; and many trucks are sitting in the lot. With the way things are, it's hard for a carrier to justify buying new equipment. And some companies have started to get creative about where their equipment comes from. Could leasing be a better option to get fleets through this tumultuous time

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Takes Over Sprinter Sales Under New Subsidiary

Mercedes-Benz USA is returning to the commercial vehicle business, as it takes on the sales, marketing and distribution of Sprinter vehicle

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

Traffic Congestion On the Rise After Reaching a Bottom

After bottoming out in the second quarter, traffic congestion across the country is on the rise amid signs of economic recovery, new stimulus-funded highway construction projects and lower fuel price

Tags: Highways

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Manufacturing Shows First Sign of Growth in 18 Months

The manufacturing industry has started to show improvement for the first time in 18 month

Tags: Economy

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

Analysts Offer Class 8 Sales Predictions

Class 8 retail sales for 2009 and 2010 are expected to be worse than previously forecast, based on weaker year-to-date industry statistic

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

Hino Reveals 2010 Emissions Pricing

Hino Trucks has announced pricing for meeting the EPA 2010 emissions standards with its selective catalytic reduction technology

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Show Slight Increase

The average price of diesel showed little change from last week, increasing 0.6 cents to $2.67

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks to Participate in DOE's Clean Cities Programs

The Business Class M2 112, powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G, runs on clean burning natural gas.

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, Daimler Trucks North America has announced it will participate in at least seven of the 25 projects, representing $32.9 million in fundin

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Two Comcar Companies Form Strategic Alliance

Midwest Coast Transport, a Florida-based truckload carrier, has formed a strategic alliance with Willis Shaw Express, a truckload carrier based in Arizon

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade Down for Sixth Straight Month

North American surface transportation trade was down 31.5 percent in June 2009 from the year-ago perio

Tags: Economy

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

No-idling Restrictions in Texas Effective Tuesday

Truck drivers in many areas of Texas will be subject to new anti-idling restrictions Tuesday as a state administrative code with exemptions is expirin

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Growing Support for Texting While Driving Ban

Eighty percent of Americans said they would support a ban on texting while drivin

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

New Grote President Talks About Lighting Trends

When you step into the cab of a truck or climb into the trailer, you're probably not thinking about an important element that makes your job a lot easier: lighting. Grote Industries, a lighting supplier to the heavy-duty trucking industry, is doing some exciting things in an area many of us take for granted. Dominic Grote, who was recently named president of the company, provided the inside scoo

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Gain 16 Percent From July 2008

Commercial trailer orders were up 16 percent in July from the same month of 2008, the first recorded year-over-year gain in 200

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

Bosselman Adds 15 to Boss Shops Network

Bosselman has purchased 15 Flying J Care Service Centers, adding to the Boss Shops network

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Eyes Boost in UCR Fees For 2010

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is giving the industry 15 days to comment on a proposed rulemaking that would raise fees for interstate commercial truck and bus companies, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies under the Unified Carrier Registration

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

Smaller GDP Drop Positive Sign

Real Gross Domestic Product, the output of goods and services produced by labor and property in the U.S., dropped at an annual rate of 1 percent in the second quarter of 2009, a much smaller decrease from the first quarte

Tags: Economy

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

C.R. England Off the Hook For '05 Accident

A Portland jury held C.R. England not responsible for a 2005 traffic accident involving one its drivers and an 85-year-old woman, who was seriously injure

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Makes External ABS Lamp Rule Permanent

In a final rule, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has made permanent an existing rule requiring that trailers with antilock brake systems be equipped with an external antilock malfunction indicator lam

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Visits Eaton's Hybrid Village

Joe Palchak, Eaton's president of the Vehicle Group, left, and Dimitri Kazarinoff, vice president and general manager of Hybrid Power Systems, center, shows Governor Jennifer Granholm a cutaway of Eaton's commercial vehicle hybrid electric power system.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm paid a visit to Eaton Thursday to get a rundown on how the company was putting its grant money to wor

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Shell Lubricants Taking EPA 2010 On Tour

Shell Lubricants is going on tour this month, making stops at 10 cities as part of its 2010 Emissions Symposium

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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