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August 12, 2009 - Industry News

Funding Helps Eaton Develop Hybrid Power Systems

Eaton will help produce plug-in hybrid electric power systems for 378 vehicles, as part of $45.4 million government grant

August 12, 2009 - Industry News

Hammond Taps CSTK As Arctic Breeze Dealer

Arctic Breeze Truck AC is offered in both day cab and sleeper cab configurations.

Hammond Air Conditioning has tapped CSTK, a transportation solutions provider, as the official dealer of its Arctic Breeze Truck AC system

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Expects Boost in Diesel Price for '10, No Change in '09

The U.S. Department of Energy predicts this year's average diesel price will settle at $2.46 a gallon, the same as last month's forecast, but its forecast for 2010 is up 5 cents from last month, to $2.84

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

Xora Merges With Gearworks Under Xora Name

Xora, Mountain View, Calif., has merged with Gearworks, Eagan, Minn., into one location-based mobile business applications provider

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

Report Warns Against Dependency on Oil

Rising gas prices coupled with the economic downturn have magnified the issues associated with consumers' dependence on oil, according to new research by the Natural Resources Defense Counci

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

Celadon Posts Lower Revenue and Income

Celadon Group saw its revenue and net income fall during the second quarter of 2009, amid a weak freight market and pricing pressures

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Expands Globally

Con-way Freight has launched a portfolio of worldwide less-than-truckload services to help customers understand the company's global offerings

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

Drivers Still Unhappy With Their Jobs, Survey Says

About half of drivers said they don't feel respected in their jobs, and many feel undervalued, according to a recent survey taken at truckstops

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

Continental Surpasses SmartWay Compliance Goal

Continental Tire North America has surpassed its goal of meeting the standards set out by the EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership in its first year of participation

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

Safety Inspectors to Compete for Championship Next Week

Forty-four roadside inspectors from across North America will compete to be named the best safety inspector at the annual North American Inspectors Championship in Pittsburgh next week

Tags: Events

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

Express-1 Income Falls Amid Lower Revenue

Express-1 Expedited Solutions' net income for the second quarter was $288,000, a 63 percent drop from $774,000 for the same quarter of 2008

August 10, 2009 - Industry News

CDL Reporting System Needs Improvement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in a report card on its long-term effort to improve the commercial driver license program, says there still is work to be done to improve the timeliness of reporting and data security

August 10, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Emphasizes Need to "Reject Protectionism" during North American Summit

President Barack Obama, center, with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, right, at the leaders' meeting at the Cabanas Cultural Center Monday. (White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama, in meetings with Mexican President Felipe Calderon over the weekend, promised that he will find a way to meet the U.S.' commitment to open the border to Mexican trucks under the North American Free Trade Agreement

August 10, 2009 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Implements ACS' Truckstop Scanning

Covenant Transport has made a deal with Affiliated Computer Services to use the company's TripPak Truck Stop Scanning services

August 10, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Gains 7.5 Cents This Week

Across the U.S. this week, diesel prices averaged $2.625, a 7.5-cent jump from last wee

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 10, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor to Invest in Brazil

Following the announcement that it will shed its wheels business, ArvinMeritor has announced plans to invest up to $10 million for its commercial vehicle business in Brazil

August 10, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Driver Reaches 2 Million Accident-free Miles

Steven Ruesken, a driver for Con-way Freight, has reached the 2-million-mile mark for driving without an acciden

August 10, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW '10 Opens Registration For One-on-One Supplier Meetings

Heavy-duty supplier and distributor executives can now sign up for One-on-One meetings during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in January 201

Tags: Events

August 10, 2009 - Industry News

Obama, Calderon Discuss Cross-Border Trucking

President Barack Obama, in meetings with Mexican President Felipe Calderon over the weekend, promised that he will find a way to meet the U.S.' commitment to open the border to Mexican trucks under the North American Free Trade Agreement

August 7, 2009 - Industry News

Reinke Honors Top Five Trailer Dealers

Reinke Manufacturing recently honored its top five North American trailer dealers for 2009 for their impressive sales efforts

August 7, 2009 - Industry News

BusTechs Changes Name to Reflect Expanded Transportation Recruiting

Griffith Marks is TransTech's new director of sales.

BusTechs, a specialty staffing company, has changed its name to TransTechs to recognize its expanded service

August 7, 2009 - Industry News

FFE Incurs $5.2 Million Loss in 2Q

Frozen Food Express Industries saw an after tax loss of $5.2 million, or 30 cents a share, during the second quarter, a reflection of lower volumes and pricing pressure

August 7, 2009 - Industry News

CSS Wins $22.2 Million For Truckstop Electrification Systems

Cascade Sierra Solutions, a non-profit organization based in Coburg, Ore., won a $22.2 million infusion from the federal government to advance truckstop electrification infrastructure

August 7, 2009 - Industry News

Gainey May Exit Bankruptcy With New Owner

In an effort to escape bankruptcy, Gainey Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., is negotiating with Phoenix-based Najafi Company to become the majority owner

August 7, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Associates: Don't Get Excited Yet

While the freight market has been showing signs of marginal improvement over the last couple months, the industry will most likely find stable waters ahead, as actual growth will not occur for some time, said Noel Perry, managing director and senior consultant at FTR Associates. The company presented its Commercial Vehicle Truck and Trailer Outlook and Update during a webinar Friday

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