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September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Xerox to Purchase Affiliated Computer Services

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns (left) and ACS President and CEO Lynn Blodgett (right) discuss Xerox's acquisition of ACS.

Xerox is buying Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services for $6.4 billion. ACS TripPak Services, an operating division of ACS, is included in the acquisition

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue on Downward Trend

The average price of diesel continued its downward trend for the fourth week in a row, slipping 2.1 cent

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Underground Tank Regulations Don't Apply to DEF

Diesel exhaust fluid stored in underground storage tanks is not covered by Underground Storage Tanks regulation

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Outside Shops Demand 'Right To Repair,' But That's Not Fair to Dealers, One Says

The "right to repair" one's vehicle wherever one chooses isn't in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights, but many people in the maintenance and parts business believe it almost should be. Original-equipment dealers don't agree and have some real-money reasons why certain servicing information should remain proprietary. The issue has a lengthy history, and now there's legislation pending in Congress that would give independent shops what they want

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Toyo Tops List of Truck Tire Brands

Tire Review magazine has rated Toyo Tires as the #1 Overall Brand for both consumer and commercial truck tires in its annual Tire Brand Study of North American Tire Dealer

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Snider Tire To Purchase Consolidated Tires

Snider Tire, Greensboro, N.C., will purchase Consolidated Tires by the end of the yea

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Bendix Warns Public of Fraudulent Mailing Scam

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake have issued a fraud alert, warning employees, customers and other consumers about a business financing sca

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Expands Into Upper Midwest

Arrow Truck Sales is expanding its dealer network by opening a new store in Minneapolis, which will serve the entire upper Midwest regio

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Ferro Gets Her Confirmation Hearing, and Some Tough Questions

Anne Ferro

Anne Ferro, President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, was politely received by the Senate Commerce Committee at her confirmation hearing last week but ran into tough questionin

Tags: Anne Ferro, FMCSA, U.S. Senate

September 27, 2009 - Industry News

Court Ruling Supports Owner-Operator Status

A court ruling last week boosted the case of trucking companies who use owner-operators/independent contractors at California ports. A civil action filed in Superior Court by the California attorney general against Pac Anchor Transportation and truck owner

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

CVSN Reveals New Roster of Officers

Tom Stewart was elected president of CVSN's board of directors.

At the recent Aftermarket Distribution Summit at Amelia Island, Fla., the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network elected new officers for the 2010-2011 cycle, including Tom Stewart as president

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

EPA Mandates Greenhouse Gas Reporting by Manufacturers

In an effort to find out where greenhouse gas emissions are coming from, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule, requiring large emitters of heat-trapping emissions, including manufacturers heavy-duty trucks and engines, to report emissions data annuall

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Expands Asia-Pacific Reach

ArvinMeritor has expanded its global presence with the opening of a new technical center in Bangalore, Indi

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Up For Second Straight Month

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 2.1 percent in August, a repeat of July's booost

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

CSX Expands International Services

CSX Intermodal has expanded its international services by now running between Buffalo, N.Y., and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Philadelphi

Tags: Intermodal

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

Survey Looks at Key Trends Affecting Global Supply Chains

A survey of logistics executives revealed that continued pricing compression, reverse globalization and a commitment to green initiatives are key trends affecting global supply chain

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

Long-lived Pennsylvania Carrier Shutting Doors

A West Goshen, Pa.-based, family-owned trucking company will close its doors after 139 years in busines

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

Chassis Alignment Training Kicks Off Oct. 6

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment Specialists' Technician Training Clinic on heavy-duty chassis alignment will be held Oct. 6-7 in Illinoi

Tags: Events

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

New York Technician Takes Home Title at TMC SuperTech

Technicians had to think fast and work quickly at the engine and tire-wheel stations, plus a dozen others, during TMC's SuperTech competion. (Photo by Tom Berg)

Christopher Tate, a refrigeration technician for Mohawk Truck, Seneca, N.Y., took home the title of top heavy-truck technician at TMCSuperTech2009, winning the grand champion awar

Tags: Events

September 24, 2009 - Industry News

House Votes to Extend Highway Spending for Three Months

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would extend current federal highway spending programs for three months

September 24, 2009 - Industry News

CN Retools Online Emissions Calculator

CN, the Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries, has retooled its online greenhouse gas-emissions calculator to measure total carbon emissions for shipments across different modes of transportation, including vessel, rail and truck

Tags: Intermodal

September 24, 2009 - Industry News

ConMet to Use Stemco Endeavor Seal on PreSet Hubs

Consolidated Metco, a Vancouver, Wash.-based manufacturer of lightweight aluminum components, will make Stemco's Endeavor seal standard on ConMet PreSet hubs for trailer

September 24, 2009 - Industry News

LoJack Integrates With NC4's Incident Monitoring

LoJack Supply Chain Integrity has partnered with NC4, which provides situational awareness tools, to integrate NC4's External Situational Awareness incident monitoring service into its Supply Chain Information Sharing and Analysis Center

September 24, 2009 - Industry News

Event to Highlight Clean Diesel

The Diesel Technology Forum will hold a clean diesel power showcase on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Washington, D.C

Tags: Events

September 24, 2009 - Industry News

Trailer Market Continues to Trend Upward

The commercial trailer segment saw a boost in net orders in August, up 14 percent from July and 69 percent from the year-ago perio

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