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October 30, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Completes Sale of MSSC

As part of its effort to concentrate on commercial vehicle businesses, ArvinMeritor has completed the sale of its 57 percent stake in the Meritor Suspension Systems Company joint venture to Mitsubishi Steel Manufacturin

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Congress Gives Highway Authorization Six Weeks

Congress has extended the 2005 highway authorization (popularly known as SAFETEA-LU) to Dec. 18, reports the Journal of Commerce

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Marangoni Tread to Donate to Cancer Foundation

During the month of November, Marangoni Tread North America plans to donate money to The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation for every RingTread "cured," in its new "Cures for the Cure" campaign

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Army Places Three More Orders for Mack Vision Elite

The U.S. Army is requesting three additional orders for Mack Vision Elite model tractors worth $6.6 million for its TACOM Life Cycle Management Comman

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Leland Brake Expands Distribution Network in Ohio

Leland Brake and Wheel, DuBois, Pa., has expanded its distribution network with the addition of Perkins Motor Service in Ohio

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Narrows Third Quarter Loss

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide narrowed its loss in the third quarter to $158.7 million, compared to a net loss of $720.9 million in the year-ago quarter

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar, Chinese Company Eye Joint Venture to Build Diesel Engines

Navistar is eyeing a joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Anhui Jianghuai Automobile, or JAC, to build and market advanced diesel engines for commercial vehicles in Chin

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

Economic Signs Point to a Recovery

Recent economic indicators point to some positive reinforcement that we're coming out of the recession, including news of the gross domestic product rising 3.5 percent in the third quarte

Tags: Economy

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

FCCC Delivers Last Load of Waste to the Landfill

Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer of DTNA, presents Bill Harris (right) with a "Tag Team Champion" award.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation recently sent its last load of waste to the landfill, according to Bob Harbin, presiden

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Narrows Loss in 3Q

While the third quarter was not as bad as the prior quarter and year-ago period for the truckload carrier, P.A.M. Transportation Services still posted a net loss of $1.2 million, or 13 cents a share, for the three-month perio

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

New DOJ Rules on Medical Marijuana Don't Apply to Truckers

New Department of Justice guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that allow the use of medical marijuana do not trump the Department of Transportation's longstanding rules on the use of the drug by safety-sensitive transportation employee

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA: Behavior Changes Key to Fighting Distracted Driving

In a testimony to the House of Representatives on behalf of the American Trucking Associations, Randy Mullett stressed the importance of behavioral changes as key to combating distracted driving in the trucking industry

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA's Windsor Takes Cap-and-Trade Issues to Senate

American Trucking Associations First Vice Chair Barbara Windsor took issues with the cap-and-trade proposal to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today, claiming the legislation would increase the price and volatility of diesel for the trucking industry

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

Xata Takes Home Tekne Award For Xatanet

Xata Corporation has received the 2009 Tekne Award in the Technology Services award category, presented by the Minnesota High Tech Association in partnership with Enterprise Minnesota and LifeScience Alle

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

Alabama Blitz Finds More Crash-Causing Activity Among Passenger Vehicles

Alabama state troopers have distributed 12,288 tickets so far as part of its Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign, 95 percent of which went to drivers of passenger vehicle

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

TransCore Freight Index Gains 9 Percent in September

The availability of spot market freight gained 9 percent in September from August, according to the TransCore Freight Index, an indicator that the freight market is starting to see improvement

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

North American Land Trade Slides 24.9 Percent

Surface transportation trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico was down 24.9 percent in August from the year-ago perio

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Celadon Joins NYSE Amid First Quarter Plunge in Income

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, has announced a 78.6 percent drop in income in its fiscal first quarter, while also announcing plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchang

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon Modifies Chain Regulation

Under the Oregon Department of Transportation's recently modified chain regulation, tandem drive axle trucks are allowed to go without chains when signs are posted

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Behind the Scenes at Fontaine Fifth Wheel R&D

Fifth wheels often get taken for granted. But think about what they have to do: Clamp on to a relatively small metal pin and stay clamped on through all sorts of conditions, even a rollover. If a fifth wheel lets loose of a 60,000-pound loaded trailer going down the highway, you're looking at an expensive mishap at best, if not a fatal tragedy. "Failure is not an option," says Henry Bell, president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Snider Tire Launches New Indiana Retread Plant

Snider Tire has launched a new Michelin Retread Technologies plant in Bluffton, Ind., in order to supply its Tire and Retread Asset Control System locations in Blytheville, Ark., and Cambridge, Ohio

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Technology to Be Central to Trucking Industry in 2020

New truck technologies are becoming more and more central to making trucks fuel efficient, environmentally sound and safer, according to the Global Truck 2020 Stud

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Welcomes Third Quarter Profit

Daimler Trucks North America, which makes Freightliner Trucks, recently introduced two new Freightliner Coronado models.

While German vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG saw a welcome improvement in its earnings and net profit in the third quarter versus the second quarter, the numbers were still down from the year-ago perio

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Presents Webinar on SIRIS Technology

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will present a webinar on the preliminary field test results of the Smart Infrared Inspection System developed by International Electronic Machines Corporatio

Tags: Events

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

SkyBitz to Track 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree

SkyBitz is making it possible for the American public to track online the exact location of the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Eagar, Ariz., to Washington, D.C

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