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February 7, 2010 - Industry News

New-To-North America MX Includes Innovative But Proven Features, Paccar Says

Paccar says its new heavy-duty MX diesel will be the standard engine in most Kenworth and Peterbilt Class 8 models as 2010 unfolds, and that it will be federally certified without use of emissions credits

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Reaches Seven-Week Low on Strong Dollar, Weak Job Market

U.S. crude fell 2.67 percent Friday to $71.19 a barrel.

Crude oil reached a seven-week low at the end of trading Friday, on a strengthening dollar and concerns about the U.S. labor market, prompted by a government jobs repor

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Administrator Gives Inside Look Into Trucking Regs

Annette Sandberg

During a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus Friday morning, Annette Sandberg, the former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, provided an insider's thoughts on some of the most influential and pressing regulatory issues facing the trucking industry

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Group, Penn State Form Research Partnership

Thomas Richard, Director of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (left), and Niklas Gustavsson, Volvo Group Head of Public Affairs, hold the partnership agreement between the University and the truck manufacturer.

The Volvo Group joined a partnership with Pennsylvania State University for research into engine technology, alternative fuels, intelligent transportation systems and new safety technologies

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Sells 100,000th Truck

The truck, a Fuso FE145 fitted with a refrigerated van body with moveable internal bulkhead, was sold to LaVallee's Bakery Distributors of Waltham, Mass.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has sold its 100,000th truck in North America

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder and Employees Pull Together $100,000 For Haiti

Ryder System, Inc. and the Ryder Charitable Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts in Haiti

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Penske Donates Trucks For Haiti Relief Effort

Penske Corporation has donated over $1 million worth of diesel-powered flatbed trucks to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

ADS, GAAS Join Forces on Scholarship Resource

The Association of Diesel Specialists is joining forces with the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Committee to create an online scholarship resource for students planning to pursue careers in the diesel industry

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

AMSA Honors Hilldrup With Service Excellence Award

The American Moving & Storage Association has chosen Hilldrup Moving & Storage of Stafford, Va., to receive the 2009 Moving and Storage Agent of the Year Service Excellence Award

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Narrows Fourth Quarter Loss Amid Debt Swap

In its debt-for-equity swap, Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC received tenders for approximately $470 million in par value, representing approximately 88 percent of the company's outstanding notes.

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide posted an operating loss of $95 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, up from the third quarter's $118 million loss and the year-ago quarter's operating loss of $335 million

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

HDMA Announces 2010 Board of Directors, Officers

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association recently announced its new board of directors and officers for 2010, with Dennis Michels, president and CEO of Link Manufacturing, accepting a second term as chairman and Patrick Cavanagh, president and CEO of Williams Control

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Pacifica Trucks Found to be Misclassifying Drivers

The lawsuit argued that because Pacific Trucks provided trucks and other business-related expenses used by employees, it should have classified its workers as employees.

The Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled against Pacifica Trucks, Wilmington, Calif., which was found to have misclassified its drivers as independent contractors

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

January Truck Orders Reach a New Low

Class 8 truck orders have not been this low since July 2002, according to preliminary data released by FTR Associates

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Xata Gets Revenue Up With Turnpike Acquisition

While software provider Xata managed to boost its revenue by 20 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 with its acquisition of Turnpike Global Technologies, the company widened its net loss to $1.6 millio

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Narrows Loss in Fourth Quarter; Revenue Stabilizes

Con-way Truckload's income was down 43.3 percent to $8.2 million.

While Con-way Inc. did not have as weak a quarter as the fourth quarter of 2008, the company still posted a net loss of $1.9 million, or 4 cents a share, which it attributes to expenses related to an administrativ

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Gentle Giant Wins 'The Indy'

The American Moving & Storage Association has honored Gentle Giant Moving Company of Somerville, Mass., with the Independent Mover of the Year Award, or "the Indy.

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Millions in Unpaid Claims Surface at Arrow Trucking

Arrow Trucking may owe between $2.25 million and $5 million in unpaid civil damages and medical claims the company let pile up while it was in busines

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Announces Comprehensive Plan For Clean Energy

At a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors, President Barack Obama laid out plans to boost biofuels production and reduce our dependence on foreign oil

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Fleets Hesitant About Buying in First Quarter

Only 28 percent of fleet managers said they plan to place orders for power units in the next three months.

Despite news that the market may be slowly starting to turn around, fleets are even more soft on buying equipment in the first quarter of 2010, with CK Commercial Vehicle Research's FSR Equipment Buying Index dropping 21 percen

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

PHMSA Considers Fee Hike For Hazmat Carriers

In the Feb. 2 Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to more than triple the annual registration fee for shippers and carriers of hazardous materials

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Sirius XM's Road Dog Available For Blackberry Phones

Truckers can now listen to Sirius XM Radio's news and talk channel for trucking, Road Dog, on Blackberry smartphones through a new free application

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

HDMA Puts Heavy Duty Dialogue 2011 on the Calendar

Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has announced that it will hold its Heavy Duty Dialogue at The Mirage in Las Vegas on Jan. 17, 2011

Tags: Events

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Narrows Loss in Fourth Quarter

Covenant reduced its average tractor fleet by about 276 trucks from a year ago.

Covenant Transportation Group managed to narrow its loss in the fourth quarter, posting $2.7 million, or 19 cents a share, in net loss, compared with a net loss of $39.8 million, or $2.83 a share, in the 2008 quarte

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Is Among Those Calling for Reform of Commodities Markets

Excessive speculation in the commodities markets plays a significant role in the run-up of diesel fuel prices, said Randy Mullett, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Con-way.

Excessive speculation in commodities markets helped create the economic crisis and plays a significant role in fuel price run-ups, and needs to be brought under federal control. That was the message to Congress yesterday from a coalition of commodities consumers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

American Forge & Foundry Donates Equipment to Tech Schools After HDAW

As attendees and vendors were saying their goodbyes at the end of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week last month in Las Vegas, shop equipment provider American Forge & Foundry was trying to decide what to do with the heavy-duty lifting product

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