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October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois DOT Plans 12-day Closure of MLK Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation is closing the Martin Luther King Bridge to all traffic for 12 days starting Monday, Oct. 12

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Enhances Preferred Pricing Program

YRC has upgraded its Preferred Pricing Program to now guarantee preferred pricing shipments at no additional cos

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Prevails in Eaton Antitrust Suit

A U.S. District Court jury has ruled in favor of ZF Meritor and Meritor Transmission Corp. in the companies' antitrust lawsuit against Eaton Corp

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

Accuride Files For Bankruptcy Amid Restructuring Plan

Evansville, Ind.-based Accuride Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within its U.S. entities and announced a plan to restructure its balance shee

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ATA's Graves: Trucking Industry in a "Transformational Moment"

The trucking industry is going through a "transformational moment" as big as the ones triggered by the building of the Interstate Highway System and 1980's deregulation, said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

Share the Road Safety Tour Stops Over in Vegas

The American Trucking Associations' national Share the Road highway safety tour stopped over at the Las Vegas Auto Show Thursday, to demonstrate to drivers how to share the road safely with large trucks

Tags: Events

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Supports Texting Ban

The Executive Committee of the American Trucking Associations decided to support a bill to ban texting by all drivers

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Temporarily Rehires Workers at Columbus Engine Plant

Cummins is hoping to temporarily reinstate about 270 production workers who had been laid off or transferred to other Cummins facilities from the Cummins Midrange Engine Plant near Columbus, Ind

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

UK Chemicals Company Rebrands Particulate Filter Product

Johnson Matthey, a London-based specialty chemicals company, has rebranded its Advanced CCRT System, the second generation benchmark CCRT filter technology for heavy duty diesel 2.5 gram NOx EGR and non-EGR engine retrofit

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Military Order Gives 'Second Chance' to Portland Plant

"A huge order" for military line-haul tractors is the main reason Daimler Trucks North America will keep open its assembly plant in Portland, Ore., said Martin Daum, the company's president, during Wednesday's webcas

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Relaunches Back On The Road Campaign

For the third year, Arrow Truck Sales is launching its Back On The Road 2010 campaign, an initiative designed to benefit a deserving owner-operator in need of a truck and a jo

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Making Pre-employment Driver Screening Easier

Commercial motor carriers will soon have electronic access to driver inspection and crash records as part of the hiring process through a new program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administratio

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Star Leasing Implements GE VeriWise Trailer Tracking

Star Leasing Company, Columbus, Ohio, will use GE Asset Intelligence's VeriWise trailer tracking for its fleet of lease and rental trailers, including dry vans, flatbeds, and refrigerated van

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Outlook Forecasts Lower Diesel Prices, CO2 Emissions

The Department of Energy has lowered its projection for diesel prices in the fourth quarter and forecasts a 5.9 percent fall in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions this year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Texas DOT Scraps Trans-Texas Corridor-35 Plan

The Texas Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the agency would not build the Trans-Texas Corridor-35, a plan for a toll road network that would parallel Interstate 35 from north of Dallas/Fort Worth to San Antonio

Tags: Highways

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Ramps Up Technology Investments

Dallas-based Greatwide Logistics Services has been ramping up its investments in new technologies, including LeanLogistics' On-Demand TMS, McLeod software, RedPrairie and PeopleNet

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

No-Idle Systems

As we report in the June 2011 issue of Heavy Duty Trucking, there are a large number of suppliers of idle-reduction systems. We have listed as many as we are aware of for your convenience.

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

EIA Releases First Outlook of Oil Price Uncertainty

The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced the first results of its Energy and Financial Markets Initiative, an effort launched in September to better understand what drives energy price

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Rand McNally Chooses Navteq to Power New Truck GPS

Rand McNally has selected Navteq Transport to power its new truck navigation device, IntelliRoute TND 500

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Execs Navigate Unprecedented Downturn

The sharp cyclic slump in the economy and truck sales around the globe is unprecedented, but Martin Daum, the new top executive at Daimler Trucks North America, says manufacturers should be prepared for cycles. ""If you freeze to death in the winter because you are in shorts, is it the problem of the winter, or is it because of you?" he asked in an interview during the American Trucking Associations' annual meeting in Last Vega

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Food City, Bison Transport Win Volvo Trucks Safety Award

From left, Bison President and CEO Don Streuber, Volvo Trucks Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Scott Kress, Food City Senior Vice President and COO Jesse Lewis and Food City Director of Transportation Mike Tate.

Volvo Trucks North America awarded Food City and Bison Transport its Volvo Trucks Safety Award Tuesday during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

PeopleNet's PerformX Compatible With Hino Engines

PeopleNet has announced that its PerformX engine monitoring system is fully compatible with Hino engines in medium-duty trucks, model years 2008-2010

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

DEF Suppliers Prepare for New Market in 2010

There is at least one growth business in transportation these days - the companies that manufacture and distribute diesel exhaust fluid are gearing for uphill as the deadline nears for the Environmental Protection Agency's new emission standard. Starting next year, most new trucks will need DEF to comply with the standard, and at the recent OPIS Fleet Fueling Conference in Atlanta suppliers were showing their products and explaining what carriers and truckstops need to know

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

FFE to Deploy StarTrak's Reefer Monitoring Service

Alanco Technologies' StarTrak Systems subsidiary has made a deal with FFE Transportation Services, a refrigerated carrier, to deploy its ReeferTrak reefer monitoring and management service

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

SmartWay Honors 37 Partners With Excellence Awards

SmartWay Transport announced the 37 winners of the 2009 SmartWay Excellence Awards at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference in Las Vegas Tuesday

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