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November 4, 2009 - Industry News

FTR: Recovery Is Here, But Freight Growth Will Be Slow

While research indicates a recovery is under way, the transportation industry shouldn't expect to see freight growth until 201

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders See Sharp Rise From September

The month of October saw an uptick in Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEMs, with orders totaling 21,792 unit

November 4, 2009 - Industry News

DOT, FCC Join Forces to Address Distracted Driving

The Department of Transportation is teaming up with the Federal Communications Commission to evaluate technologies that may help prevent distracted driving

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

SMC3 Announces Speakers For 2010 Conference

SMC3 has finalized its speaker line-up for its educational and networking conference, "2010 Jump Start: Supply Chain's Look Ahead," Jan. 19-20, 2010, in Atlanta

Tags: Events

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Wins Awards From North Texas Clean Air Coalition

The North Texas Clean Air Coalition has honored Peterbilt Motors Company with its 2009 Clean Air Champion Award for the second year in a row as well as its Innovative Business of the Year Awar

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Hayes Lemmerz May Emerge From Bankruptcy With Overhaul Plan

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has accepted a reorganization plan for Hayes Lemmerz International to come out of bankruptc

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Posts Dramatic Drop in Income

Amid continued weak demand, excess capacity and pricing pressure, Con-way saw its net income drop to $13.5 million, or 27 cents a share, in the third quarter, versus $38.8 million, or 81 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Pacer Makes New Arrangements With UP Amid 3Q Report

On the heels of reporting its third quarter results, Pacer International has announced new arrangements with Union Pacific Railroa

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Kinedyne Opens China Manufacturing Plant

Workers at the new Nantong facility.

Kinedyne Corporation, Branchburg, N.J., has opened a new manufacturing facility in the Jiangsu Province of eastern China

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA to Host CSA 2010 Listening Sessions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting registration for two public listening session webinars in December on the agency's comprehensive safety analysis 2010 initiative

Tags: Events

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Transcraft to Consolidate Production Plants

Transcraft Corporation, the Wabash subsidiary that produces flatbed, drop deck, dump trailers and truck bodies, has sold its production plant in Anna, Ill., and will consolidate operations into its Cadiz, Ky., facilit

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

SleepSafe Deems J.B. Hunt Sleep Trials a Success

California-based SleepSafe Drivers, a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs for fleets, has seen positive results of a clinical trial focused on testing and treating truck drivers with sleep apnea as part of a national contrac

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Former SmartWay Head Kicks Off a New Venture in Truck Aerodynamics

There have been many contributions to the improvement of truck and trailer aerodynamics - and therefore fuel efficiency - over the last few years, both from truck manufacturers and from add-on devices. Many of these advanced

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Expands Diesel Power Business

Navistar has purchased the engine components business of Continental Diesel Systems US, as part of an effort to produce key fuel injection components for its MaxxForce diesel engine

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

RMA: Tire Shipments Down in '09, Uptick Coming in '10

Sharp decreases in demand for original equipment manufacturer commercial truck tires should result in a drop in tire shipments by about 13 percent in 200

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Sees Fourth Weekly Rise

Diesel saw a slight jump this week of 0.7 cents, its fourth consecutive weekly gai

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

IRS Lets FedEx Off the Hook Regarding Independent Contractors

The Internal Revenue Service has reversed a previous decision that FedEx Ground owed $319 million in back taxes for 2002 after an audit found the company had misclassified its independent contractor driver

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

HDT Accepting Nominations For Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking is accepting nominations for its Truck Fleet Innovators program, which recognizes four to six innovative fleet executives who will be featured in the March issue of the magazine

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

SSA Says Annual Convention a Hit

The Service Specialists Association of Elgin, Ill., recently held its annual convention in Washington, D.C., focusing on business improvement, technical training and industry updates

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

NATSO Foundation Accepting Applications for Bill Moon Scholarship

The NATSO Foundation is now accepting online registration for the 2010 Bill Moon Scholarship, awarded to deserving students with ties to the truckstop industry and whose academic qualifications and achievements are considered outstanding

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

DEL Hydraulics Teams Up With Vipar Heavy Duty

DEL Hydraulics has announced it has teamed up with Vipar Heavy Duty and its wholly owned subsidiary, Vipar Heavy Duty Equipment Network, for a new heavy-duty supplier program

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Chicago Tightens Idling Regulations

The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance modifying Illinois' 10-minute idle time limit to three minutes in the city for diesel-powered vehicle

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Completes Sale of MSSC

As part of its effort to concentrate on commercial vehicle businesses, ArvinMeritor has completed the sale of its 57 percent stake in the Meritor Suspension Systems Company joint venture to Mitsubishi Steel Manufacturin

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Congress Gives Highway Authorization Six Weeks

Congress has extended the 2005 highway authorization (popularly known as SAFETEA-LU) to Dec. 18, reports the Journal of Commerce

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Marangoni Tread to Donate to Cancer Foundation

During the month of November, Marangoni Tread North America plans to donate money to The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation for every RingTread "cured," in its new "Cures for the Cure" campaign

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