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August 4, 2009 - Industry News

Expedited Freight Down With Autos, But It's Still Got Life

The expedited freight industry was seriously hurt by the slump in automobile sales since 2007, then the recent bankruptcy and shutdown at two of the Big Three auto makers this spring, but there are many other "emergency" cargoes moving. Meanwhile, rates are half what they were, but still better than truckload freight

August 4, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Honors Remy with Quality Award

Remy, manufacturer of Delco Remy heavy-duty starters and alternators, has been honored with the Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks North Americ

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Court Approves Flying J-Pilot Merger

A bankruptcy court has approved Flying J's request to merge with Pilot Travel Center

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Recovery Act Reaches Milestone in Funding

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has reached its 6,000th highway funding milestone, with a project to widen U.S. 60, or Grand Avenue, northwest of downtown Phoeni

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Speculation Blamed for Petroleum Run-up

Speculation in the petroleum futures market was a major contributor to the rise in oil prices during 2008, according to Gary Gensler, chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Up 2.2 Cents This Week

The price of diesel inched up 2.2 cents per gallon this week, the second consecutive weekly increas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

GAO: Highway Trust Fund Not All Spend on Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation allocated $78 billion in Highway Trust Fund money toward purposes other than construction and maintenance of highways and bridges during the fiscal years 2004 through 2008

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Customers Hesitant About Class 8 Buying

Customers are hesitant about buying new trucks over the next year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Heavy-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Army Expands M-ATV Deal With Oshkosh

Oshkosh has been tapped to produce another $1.06 billion worth of M-ATVs for the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Theme Set for HDAW 2010

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2010 have been gearing up for next year's event, with the theme of "Achieving Success in a Changing Environment.

Tags: Events

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

H.O. Wolding Implements Sleep Apnea Program

H.O. Wolding has selected Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics to implement a sleep apnea progra

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Financial Offers New Training Program

Daimler Truck Financial is offering a comprehensive training program to its heavy- and medium-duty truck dealers on selling finance and insurance product

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

White House Energy Advisor Visits ArvinMeritor

President Obama's energy and climate change advisor, Carol Browner, rode in an over-the-road truck outfitted with ArvinMeritor's new hybrid drivetrain system and discussed the future of the advanced technology.

Carol Browner, President Obama's White House energy advisor, visited ArvinMeritor's headquarters yesterday to discuss the company's dual-mode hybrid Class 8 truck's green benefits and test-drive the vehicl

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Gets Donation From Bette Garber Fund

The Bette Garber Memorial Fund has awarded a $1500 grant to Trucker Buddy International

August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Ohio Grant Goes for Research on Hybrid Technologies

Ohio State University and Vanner will begin developing market-viable commercial electric vehicles, thanks to state approval for the first $500,000 of a $3 million Ohio Third Frontier grant

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Unsafe Carriers Back on the Road, GAO Says

Through an investigation conducted by the Government Accountability Office, the organization found that 20 motor coach companies and 1,073 trucking companies that had been fined and ordered out of service were actually drivin

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

PacLease Expands Into Iowa

Paccar Leasing Company has added two new locations in Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Bendix Spicer Supports NHTSA Braking Decision

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has voiced its support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's final rule mandating a 30 percent reduction in stopping distance for trucks

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Congress Votes to Give Highway Trust Fund $7 Billion Boost

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives voted this week to shore up the Highway Trust Fund with a $7 billion boost, to complete highway construction projects planned for the rest of the 2009 fiscal year

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Reaches 70-year Milestone

Peterbilt Motors Company celebrated its 70th anniversary in the truck manufacturing business, with a special event at its Denton, Texas, facility last week

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Port of Oakland Exemption Vote Goes Through

The Port of Oakland Commission officially voted Thursday to support a national goods movement policy, after making a change to the language of the resolution to make it clear that Oakland was speaking for itself, not "all West Coast ports.

Tags: Intermodal

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Lawmakers Take Action Against Texting Following Virginia Tech Study

In response to a recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute that highlights the dangers of texting while driving, lawmakers have rolled out new legislation that would ban texting on a cell phone or other device while driving. A new federal bill, known as the Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Ac

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Weak Tire Demand Brings Losses to Goodyear

The second quarter brought a $221 million net loss, or 92 cents a share, for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, affected by weak tire deman

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

P.A.M.'s Losses Widen in Second Quarter

P.A.M. Transportation Services' second quarter was characterized by a net loss of $2.36 million, or 25 cents a share, versus a loss of $1.33 million, or 14 cents a share, during the second quarter of 2008

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Equipment Buying To Remain Stable Through 3Q

CK Commercial Vehicle Research has found that its Fleet Equipment Buying Index for the third quarter of 2009 has improved slightly to 89 percent from the second quarter's 88.1 percent

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