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December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer, High Tech Performance Form Joint Venture

Kentucky Trailer has formed a joint venture with High Tech Performance Trailers to build and sell custom trailers to the motorsports transport, corporate marketing, training, hospitality, mobile marketing and event marketing industries

December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Plant Wins Sustainability Award

Navistar's Melrose Park engine plant has received the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award, for the 14th time

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Highways to Lose $15 Billion in Spending Next Year

The government is expected to infuse only $63.4 billion into highway and transit system projects next year.

Federal funding for highway and transit systems projects should drop by over $15 billion next year, according to an analysis of transportation spending trends by the Associated General Contractors of America

Tags: Highways

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

GAO: Customs and Border Protection Needs a Plan For Container Scanning

The Customs and Border Protection has not achieved sustained scanning rates above five percent at comparatively larger ports.

According to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not been making progress under the 9/11 Commission Act, which requires 100 percent of U.S.-bound cargo containers to be scanned by 2012

Tags: Intermodal

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Truck Driver Violations

During a five-day enforcement blitz targeting traffic violations by commercial vehicle drivers, Pennsylvania State Police troopers gave out 801 traffic citations and placed 21 trucks and 20 drivers out of servic

Tags: Highways

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Ohio Truckstop Adds Transflo Express Scanning

Dogwood Crossing Travel Center, Carroll, Ohio, now offers the Transflo Express truckstop scanning solution from Pegasus TransTech, making it the 31st independently-owned truckstop to house the solution

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Convoy to Deliver Wreaths Across America Starting Sunday

A week-long convoy will take wreaths to honor veterans across the country.

This Sunday, Wreaths Across America will send off a convoy of trailer-trailers from Maine to travel across the U.S. delivering wreaths to honor veterans

Tags: Events

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins to Temporarily Slice 400 at New York Plant

Cummins Inc. will temporarily cut its workforce by 400 people at its Jamestown Engine Plant in New York starting in January, due to a significant short-term drop in demand for heavy-duty truck engine

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of SC Johnson in Bribery Case

In the latest developments in a civil suit alleging that SCJ Transportation executives were welcoming bribes and kickbacks from trucking companies, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled in favor of SC Johnso

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Drivers See Boost in Sick Days in '08

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers needed 17 median days off of work to recuperate from injuries and illnesses in 2008, up from 15 days in 200

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

New Report Points to Auto Giants' Unsafe Carhauling

A recent Teamsters Union report claims that auto giants Fiat-Chrysler and GM's use of cut-rate carhaul companies is threatening consumer confidence and public safety

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Consolidations Among Tech Companies Are Here to Stay

Acquisitions of transportation technology companies seem to be commonplace these days, as the economic environment leaves some companies with no choice, while others want to keep up with the advancing of technology. News of consolidations have been frequent over the last few years. In February 2008, Xata Corp. bought GeoLogic Solutions. In March of this year, Descartes Systems Group acquired privately-held Scancode Systems. In April, McLeod Software announced the purchase of iLEN

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

New TPMS Certification Focuses on Fleets

TPMS 2.0 has created a new standard for certifying commercial tire pressure monitoring solutions that is more fleet centric

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Reaches 25-Year Milestone in the U.S.

Hino Trucks is celebrating its 25th year making commercial trucks in the U.S., having introduced its first cab over engine medium-duty truck to the U.S. market in 198

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

OTA Speaks Out Against MDOT Toll Hike on Blue Water Bridge

During public hearings Wednesday, the Ontario Trucking Association spoke out against a proposed 85 percent increase in per axle tolls on the U.S. side of the Blue Water Bridge between Port Huron, Mich., and Sarnia, Ontari

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

Teamsters Hope to Unionize Canada's Challenger

The Teamsters Union has moved to unionize workers within the Canadian-based Challenger Group, which includes Challenger Motor Freight, Elgin Motor Freight and Lodwick Transport, after receiving numerous phone calls from Challenger employee

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Inks Joint Venture With Modec to Build Electric Trucks

Navistar International Corporation and U.K.-based Modec Limited have formed a joint venture to produce Class 2c-3 all-electric commercial trucks, which will be sold in North, Central and South America

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

Betancourt Launches Fuel Management Venture

Following yesterday's announcement that Innovative Computing Corporation would be acquired by TMW Systems, Ernie Betancourt, former president of ICC, is launching QuikQ, a new company that will bring a fuel management tool to the trucking industry

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

Industry Opinion Turns Soft on Transportation Insurance Market

Despite signs that transportation insurance rates were leveling off last quarter, the industry indicated that rates have been down across the board with intensifying competitio

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

New CNG Dispenser Installed at Southern California Shell

Go Natural Gas has installed a new Compressed Natural Gas fueling dispenser at a Shell service station in San Juan Capistrano, Calif

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Gain 80 Percent From September

Trailer orders are on the rise, while production rates are only slightly increasing.

Net orders for commercial trailers jumped 80 percent from September to October, a 124 percent boost from October 200

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

Prop 1B Grant Applicants Get Extension on Port of LA Truck Ban

Truck drivers waiting on Prop 1B funding will be allowed to service the Port of Los Angeles until April 30, or until the new truck is delivered.

The Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission will now allow drivers to continue to operate their old trucks beyond the Jan. 1 ban date for those who are waiting for their Prop 1B grants to be delivered

Tags: Intermodal

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Restructures Credit Agreement With Banks

SAF-Holland assembly on automated guided vehicles.

Through a recent agreement with its banks, SAF-Holland managed to restructure and extend its existing $476.9 million credit line until 2014

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

ASAA to Hold Maiden Conference on Sleep Apnea and Trucking

The American Sleep Apnea Association will hold a national conference on sleep apnea and trucking, the first event of its kind, the ASAA says

Tags: Events

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Announces Second in Webinar Series

GE Capital Fleet Services continues with its Environmental Performance webinar series with its Medium & Heavy Truck Environmental Policy Update, which will be held Dec. 8, 2009, at 2 p.m. Eastern tim

Tags: Events

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