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August 24, 2010 - Industry News

New Stemco Gaff Alliance to Bring Suspension Components to U.S., Canada

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, has formed an investment-based strategic alliance with Gaff International to provide polyurethane suspension components to the commercial vehicle market in the U.S. and Canada

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Seasonality Impacts July Trailer Orders; Year-Over-Year Orders Remain Positive

For the first time since 1998, the backlog of trailer orders for the industry was up from June to July, ACT Research said.

While July trailer orders were 9 percent below June levels, the year-over-year figures were much more promising, and orders are typically low during this seaso

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

California Amends Copper Bill Following Negotiations

With the amendment, manufacturers can deplete their inventory of non-compliant materials until Dec. 31, 2023.

California has amended a bill that restricts the amount of copper in brake friction material sold in the state, following negotiations between the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association, environmentalists and automakers

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Marten Breaks Ground on New Texas Facility

Marten Transport is working on a new facility in Desoto, Texas, which is expected to be finished by early January 2011

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Ransome to Handle International Trucks and Engines

Navistar International has chosen Ransome, a Caterpillar dealer, to handle International truck sales, parts, service, leasing, rentals and engine overhauls in Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester Counties in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Convoy to Raise Money For Special Olympics

In Wisconsin, the Truck Convoy was led by law enforcement escorts to the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh for a celebration party recognizing participating truckers for the support they give Special Olympics.

Organizers of the Special Olympics will hold the annual World's Largest Truck Convoy across the country on Sept. 18, to raise money for Special Olympics

Tags: Events

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Mack to Add Workers on Production Ramp-Up

Here, technicians at the Macungie plant assemble a Titan truck by Mack.

Mack Trucks plans to add 125 workers at its assembly plant in Macungie, Pa., starting the first week in October

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

July Dip in Canadian Freight Activity Linked to Seasonality

While TransCore's July Canadian Freight Index was down 19 percent from June, the company says the fluctuation is normal with seasonality, vacation and construction activity

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Allied Systems Settles With Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist who suffered a brain injury when a tractor-trailer crashed into him in May 2005 has settled his claim against Allied Systems and its driver for $6.5 million

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

TMC to Feature Session on IntelliDrive, Smart Roadside Program

The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition will hold a session on Truck IntelliDrive and Smart Roadside at the Technology and Maintenance Council's 2010 Fall Meeting in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 22

Tags: Events

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel's Down For Second Straight Week

The price of diesel continues to hover just below $3 a gallon.

Diesel prices were down for the second week in a row, falling 2.2 cents this week to a national average of $2.957 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Utility Picks Up Business For Lightweight Dry Van Trailer

The 4000D-X Composite is made with a polyurethane foam core construction that structurally bonds the interior lining panels to the outside skin panels.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has announced that Mesilla Valley Transport and McNay Truck Line have added the 4000D-X Composite dry van trailer to their fleets

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Judge Rules in Favor of FedEx on Driver Status in Kansas

In the latest battle over FedEx Ground drivers' status, the company did not retain the "right to control" its drivers, a key aspect of the legal test for employment status. (Photo by FedEx)

A U.S. District Court Judge in Indiana has ruled that FedEx Ground drivers in Kansas were independent contractors, not employees

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone Receives Top Supplier Award From Volvo

Volvo has chosen Bridgestone as one of its Premium Suppliers for 2009, becoming the first tire manufacturer to receive Volvo's award

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

PPI, Leading Economic Index Inch Up

The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods inched up 0.2 percent in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tags: Economy

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Nine Charged in CDL Scam in Pennsylvania

The defendants charged with indictment appeared before a federal magistrate in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

A U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charged nine defendants with knowingly producing, attempting to produce, conspiring to produce and aiding and abetting the production of false Pennsylvania commercial driver's licenses

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Lonestar Truck Group Opens New Dealership in Waco

The new Waco facility sits on 10 acres of land with over 60,000 square feet of dealership space.

The Lonestar Truck Group has opened the new Waco Freightliner dealership located in Waco, Texas

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Hyundai Translead Chooses Ridge Corp. For Aero Side Fairings

Hyundai Translead, which manufactures dry van trailers, refrigerated trailers, container chassis and converter dollies, has chosen Ridge Corporation's Green Wing aerodynamic side fairing components as its preferred aerodynamic component supplier

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Inc. Puts Eight Transportation Companies on 500 List

Eight transportation and logistics companies landed on Inc. magazine's 2010 list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

MAPI Report: Manufacturing to Grow Faster Than Overall Economy

Manufacturing production is expected to grow by 5.7 percent in 2010 and 4.7 percent in 2011, according to a report recently released by the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI

Tags: Economy

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

New Mexico County Takes Delivery of Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Truck

The HLA system on this refuse vehicle captures the trucks' kinetic energy during braking to assist in launching and accelerating the vehicle.

Los Alamos County in New Mexico has taken delivery of the first hydraulic hybrid refuse truck in the state, which will be used in daily residential refuse pick up operations

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Ohio Governor Proposes Higher Truck Weight Limit

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has proposed to increase truck weights on the state's highways to increase export

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo to Rehire 270 Plant Workers on Increased Orders

Many employees will return to Volvo Truck's New River Valley plant in September, a promising sign for the trucking industry. Here, technicians install an engine at the Virginia plant. (Photo by Volvo)

Volvo Truck North America will be recalling about 270 former employees to its New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., following a boost in orders for new truck

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Debuts eStar at American LeMans Series Race

Navistar was the presenting sponsor at this weekend's American LeMans Series (ALMS) race in Elkhart Lake, Wis., with its eStar all-electric truck on display at the event

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Drivers File Suit in Massachusetts Over Contractor Status

Your scribe -- between writing assignments last summer -- out earning his keep on the big road with 55,000 pounds of frozen waffles.

FedEx Ground now faces a lawsuit filed by 31 current and former drivers in U.S. District Court in Bosto


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