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September 30, 2009 - Industry News

D.C. Gets a Glimpse of Clean Diesel Technologies

David McKenna, director of powetrain sales and marketing for Mack, explains the company's selective catalytic reduction emissions technology for 2010 to government officials at the Clean Diesel Power event.

The Diesel Technology Forum held its clean diesel power showcase Tuesday in Washington, D.C., drawing industry leaders, senior government officials, members of the media and user group representative

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Bendix Holds Product Demonstration in Washington, D.C.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems held its fourth annual demonstration in Washington, D.C., recently, during which the company showcased its active safety and new fuel saving air management technologies to fleets, legislators and governmental agencies

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Use of Biofuels Expected to Grow By 2015

Global use of biofuels should more than double by 2015, with U.S. biofuel use expected to grow by more than 35 percen

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Unveils Electric Vehicle to Congress

Navistar unveiled its all-electric commercial truck to members of Congress Wednesda

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Seeks EPA Approval of 2010 Engines

Detroit Diesel has applied for 2010 certification with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resource Board for its Detroit Diesel DD13 and DD15 engines with BlueTec emissions control system

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

NAFTA Land Trade Down 28 Percent From July 2008

North American surface transportation trade was down 28 percent in July 2009 from the year-ago perio

Tags: Economy

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

InformationWeek 500 List Includes 25 Transportation Companies

InformationWeek has released its 21st annual InformationWeek 500 list, honoring 25 trucking and logistics companie

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex to Combine Brake Controls and Air Management Units

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems will combine its Brake Controls and Air Management Business divisions into a new Air Controls Business unit, which will be lead by Paul Bal

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA: NY Times Article on Distracted Driving is Misleading

As a national summit on distracted driving gets under way this week, the New York Times coverage of driver distraction raised the ire of trucking industry representatives who said it contained a number of errors

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

New National Database to Fight Cargo Theft

ISO has teamed up the National Insurance Crime Bureau to develop a national information sharing system aimed at combating cargo thef

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt to Shutter Nashville Assembly Plant

Peterbilt announced it will permanently close its Madison, Tenn., truck assembly plant in an effort to realign its North American manufacturing operation

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

Australian Supplier Brings Products to North American Truck Market

General Pneumatics will offer its DumpMaster in North America.

Australian-based General Pneumatics is rolling out its contamination removal products to the North American heavy-duty truck aftermarke

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Launches Driver Appreciation Video Contest

The American Trucking Associations will hold a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 200

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

More YRC Layoffs on the Horizon

In a statement released Monday, less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide said it continues to lay off employees across the company "in response to economic conditions affecting business volumes.

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

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