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November 19, 2009 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Reports Positive 3Q Results

SAF-Holland assembly on automated guided vehicles.

While SAF-Holland is still lagging behind the third quarter of 2008 in terms of sales and profitability, the parts supplier managed to improve its third quarter performance from the second quarter

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

ATRI Finds Fuel, Emissions Savings on Longer Routes

The American Transportation Research Institute has found that a truck can use less fuel and emit fewer emission traveling a slightly longer route with higher average speeds, compared to traveling on a route with lower speeds, numerous speed limit change

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

Spartan Acquires Utilimaster in $45 Million Deal

Utilimaster builds specialty vehicles made to customer specifications, such as this DuraPlate truck body for Old Dominion.

Spartan Motors has acquired Utilimaster Corporation from John Hancock Life Insurance Company, a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, in a $45 million dea

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

NationaLease Announces 2009 Rising Star Award Winners

NationaLease, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., announced the 2009 recipients of its Rising Star Awards at its annual meeting held recently in Naples, Fla

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

YRC to Shutter Richfield Breakbulk Terminal

YRC Worldwide has plans to close its breakbulk terminal in Richfield, Ohio, in another effort to secure its financial strength, according to published report

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Introduces Division For Open Haul Equipment Carriers

The Truckload Carriers Association plans to introduce an "Open Deck" division, a subgroup that would facilitate discussions between member carriers who operate open haul equipment and their peer

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

Adams and Son Trucking Changes Name Under Rebranding Effort

Sidney, Neb.-based Adams and Son Trucking, a contract carrier specializing in flatbed and van hauling, has changed its name to Adams Industries, Inc., as part of a rebranding effort

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

TCA to Host Webcast on Navigating Shipper Contracts

The Truckload Carriers Association is holding an upcoming webcast covering shipper contract demands that cause problems for carriers and broker

Tags: Events

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

Rypos Ramps Up Education on CARB Regulation

Massachusetts-based Rypos, which provides diesel exhaust filtration products, has been educating the industry on the California Air Resources Board's regulation for transport refrigeration units (TRUs), as the compliance deadline approaches Dec. 31

November 19, 2009 - Industry News

California to Set the Stage For Changes in National Transportation Network

The Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program could catch on throughout the rest of the country.

Between the California Air Resources Board's emissions rules and the Port of Los Angeles' efforts to regulate trucking and clean the air, the state of California stands to lead the country in critical issues related to trucking

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Senators Seek 6-Month Extension of Highway Program

Without infrastructure reform, highways will become ever more congested. (Photo courtesy Michelin)

A group of senators have come together in support of a six-month extension of the current highway program, in preparation for passage of a new, multi-year program. Right now the highway program is operating under a short-term extensio

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

More Fleet Hybrids Will Be on the Road By 2015

The New York Department of Sanitation uses this Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid truck in its fleet.

The use of hybrid electric vehicles is expected to catch on with fleets over the next five years, with sales increasing from 300,000 units in 2009 to more than 830,000 in 201

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Wallwork Kenworth Expands Dealer Network

Wallwork Kenworth in Fergus Falls

Wallwork Kenworth, headquartered in Fargo, N.D., has added new facilities in Williston, N.D., and Fergus Falls, Minn

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Recovery Most Likely Headed For Elongated 'U' in 2010

During an interactive session at the 2009 Intermodal Expo and TransComp in Anaheim, Calif., this week, 44 percent of the audience said they expect the economic recovery to play out in a "U" shape, or a slow upturn. Meanwhile, 26 percent anticipate a "W" shape, or a double dip in economic activity. For the most part, panelists agreed with the audience and expect an elongated "U,"

Tags: Economy

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Dupre Drivers Are Happier With Electronic Logs

Dupre started testing the electronic log system in 2006.

Since implementing electronic log systems in each of its trucks, Dupre Logistics has seen benefits over using manual paper logs, including simplicity of use and happier drivers

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

More People to Travel By Car This Thanksgiving

Over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, more people will travel by automobile this year due to budget constraints, with a 2.1 percent rise in auto travelers expected this yea

Tags: Highways

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon DOT Enforces Weight Compliance on I-5 This Week

The Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Division is holding an enforcement event through Friday, Nov. 20, during which its staff will inspect and weigh trucks along Interstate

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Oklahoma to Implement Routing, Permitting Solution

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety have chosen to use an integrated transportation solution from Intergraph and Cambridge Systematics, which will automate their oversize/overweight vehicle routing and permitting functions

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

New Vehicle Registrations Down 38.7 Percent in Third Quarter

A reflection of continued softness in the commercial market and downward pressure on demand, new registrations for commercial vehicles during the third quarter were down 38.7 percent from the 2008 perio

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Annual Drive Safer Sunday Set For Nov. 29

Atlanta-based Road Safe America is holding its Drive Safer Sunday on Nov. 29, 2009, an annual observance aimed at saving lives and cutting injuries on the year's busiest traffic da

Tags: Events

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider National to Lead Emerson's Transportation Division

Schneider National will take over Emerson's transportation division by the end of the year, providing the company a 300-driver dedicated fleet

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Cap-and-Trade Bill Slows in Senate

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Jim Webb (D-VA) Monday introduced The Clean Energy Act of 2009, which abandons the cap-and-trade concept.

It appears unlikely that the Senate will complete work on its version of a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions this year, despite pressure from the international community for the U.S. to address the issue before a global warming summi

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Private Equity Firm to Buy Gainey

Gainey Transportation, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization more than a year ago, is being purchased by a private equity firm

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Leland Adds New Distribution

Leland Brake and Wheel has added Kenworth of Buffalo to its OES dealer/distributor family

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry to Close for Improvement Project

Truckers that use the Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry to get their hazmat and oversized loads across the border are facing a long detour for the next few months

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