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July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Georgia Pacific Names Dedicated Driver of the Year

Mike Sieling, a Dart contractor, received his award at Georgia Pacific's annual Carrier Conference in Green Bay, Wis., in June.

Georgia Pacific has named Mike Sieling, a Dart contractor, as its Dedicated Driver of the Year, the first year for the award

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Incentive Programs Linked to Natural Gas Use

Private and public fleets are expanding their use of natural gas vehicles to reduce emissions, according to a new research report by Emisstar

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Milan Express, New Century Expand Partnership

Milan Express Company and New Century Transportation have formed an alliance to provide Milan's customers in the Midwest and Southeast LTL services to and from the Northeast

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Orders Show First Boost in Three Months

June truck orders for all major North American OEMs rose 9.7 percent from Ma

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo Receive Wellness Awards

The National Business Group on Health honored Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America for their employee wellness programs

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Webasto Teams Up With WheelTime

Webasto Product North America has teamed up with WheelTime Network, which will distribute and promote Webasto's idle-reducing products in North America

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Shutters Canadian Plant

Navistar has shuttered its Chatham, Ontario, plant in the midst of negotiations with the Canadian Auto Workers union, which represents the facility's employees

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Oshkosh Wins Military Business for All Terrain Trucks

The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Oshkosh Corporation to supply its MRAP All Terrain Vehicles for troops in Afghanistan

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Infrastructure Loses on Spending This Year

Spending for infrastructure is expected to decline 4.3 percent in 2009 in areas including highway and streets, transportation, sewage/waste disposal and water supply

Tags: Highways

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth's Chillicothe Plant Celebrates 35 Years

The first truck produced at Kenworth's Chillicothe plant, in 1974.

Kenworth's manufacturing plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Kenworth's largest plant has produced more than 325,000 trucks since it was opened in 1974

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Adopts Pegasus TransTech's Transflo Express

U.S. Xpress has adopted the Transflo Express truck stop scanning solution from Pegasus TransTech

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

EPA Corrects Language in On-Board Diagnostics Provision

The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that its rule related to On-Board Diagnostics systems was not meant to prevent aftermarket facilities from servicing heavy-duty trucks and engines

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Model 335 Qualifies for Tax Credits

Peterbilt added its Model 335 medium-duty hybrid electric tractor to its family of hybrid vehicles eligible for federal tax credit

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Rebound Predicted to Begin in 2010

The market for commercial vehicles is expected to pick back up in 2010 as the economy trends up, according to the latest report from Polk & Co. In the July issue of "Polk View," "The Future of the U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market," the automotive market intelligence company predicts sales will rebound after the housing market bottoms out

Tags: Economy

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets Going Green Despite Economy

Despite the state of the economy, fleets are still focused on the environment, according to a recent study by PHH Arval

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Richmond Peterbilt Takes Home TruckCare Award

Peterbilt of Richmond in Richmond, Va., receives the Peterbilt TruckCare Dealer of the Year award for superior aftermarket service.

Peterbilt of Richmond took home the 2008 Peterbilt TruckCare Dealer of the Year award for its excellent aftermarket service

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Merges Auto and Truck Groups

Eaton has decided to combine its Automotive and Truck Groups into one operating unit, known as the Vehicle Group

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Tractor Qualifies for Maximum $9,000 U.S. Federal Tax Credit

Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid tractors in the United States are now eligible for a tax credit of $9,000, the maximum available, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit offered by the federal government

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Announces Product Program with Highway Original

Vipar Heavy Duty announced a new custom fit bumper program with Highway Original, a company that researches and develops new products to fill recognized product offering voids in the commercial vehicle aftermarket

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Integer Research Prepares for DEF Forum

Integer Research will hold its Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum 2009 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Oct. 8-9

Tags: Events

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Second Week in a Row

The average price of diesel fell 1.4 cents last week, the second consecutive weekly dro

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

VDOT Announces Upcoming Rest Stop Closures

The Virginia Department of Transportation has posted electronic message signs announcing rest area closures slated for July 21

Tags: Highways

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Carriers See Modest Economic Improvement

Truckload carriers had a somewhat rosy outlook on the state of the economy and expect things to improve in the coming month

Tags: Economy

July 5, 2009 - Industry News

River States Opens New Dealership

River States Truck and Trailer opened its third full-service Freightliner dealership, located in Roberts, Wis

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

West Virginia Hikes Tolls on State Turnpike

The West Virginia Parkways Economic Development and Tourism Authority has increased tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike, the first toll hike in 28 years

Tags: Highways

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