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September 21, 2009 - Industry News

ACT Research: August Orders Show Improvement Over July

August commercial vehicle orders of Class 8 models shot up to their highest level since November of 2008, but were still down 30 percent year over yea

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Seals Deal to Divest Wheels Business

ArvinMeritor has closed the deal to sell its wheels business to Iochpe-Maxion, S.A., a Brazilian producer of wheels and frames for commercial vehicles, railway freight cars and castings, for approximately $180 million

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

New Federal Initiative Focuses on Women in Transportation Field

Through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation and Spelman College, a new program has been developed to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology and help women in the field achieve their goal

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW Offers Deferred Billing Option For Early Registration

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '10 announced a special deferred billing option, reduced early registration prices, and an early registration contest for distributors who plan to attend the January event

Tags: Events

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Sees Third Consecutive Fall

The average price of diesel fell 1.2 cents to $2.622 this week, the third consecutive weekly declin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

New West Virginia Fontaine Center to Support Hino Trucks

Fontaine Modification Co. will open a new modification center in Williamstown, W.V., to support Hino Trucks' assembly plant in West Virgini

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

Vocational Truck Owners More Satisfied With Heavy-duty Engines

Owners of vocational trucks are more satisfied with their heavy-duty engines this year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

PSI Names First Winner of Carl Tapp Award

Pressure Systems International has honored Rosemary Baca as the first recipient of the Carl Tapp Awar

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Pricelock Presents Webinar on Fuel Budgeting for 2010

Pricelock is presenting a webinar on managing your fuel budget in 2010, which will take place October 1 at 2 p.m. Eastern time

Tags: Events

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Intermodal Institute Head: Country Needs New Intermodal System

The U.S. should build a new, intermodal transportation system that incorporates both freight and passenger rail to meet future transportation needs, according to Gil Carmichael, founding chairman of the board of directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institut

Tags: Intermodal

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Hamilton County Invites Kids to Touch-A-Truck

At the Touch-A-Truck event, children could get up inside this moving van and color on the inside of the trailer.

Hamilton County, Tennessee's Touch-A-Truck event drew about 577 attendees and volunteers to Tennessee Riverpark on Sept. 12, an event designed to give children the opportunity to get up close and personal with large motorized vehicle

Tags: Events

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo to Test BioDME as Potential Vehicle Fuel

Volvo Trucks plans to conduct field tests involving BioDME, a biofuel that generates low carbon dioxide emissions, to assess the potential of dimethyl ether as a vehicle fue

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor, Midwest Wheel Companies Take Home HDX Awards

ArvinMeritor and Midwest Wheel Companies were named Manufacturer Technology Partner of the Year and Distributor Technology Partner of the Year, respectively, by HDX Service

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Rolls Out CSA 2010 Web Site

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rolled out a new web site to provide information about the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or CSA 2010

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Makes Rand McNally's Truck GPS Available at Dealers

Daimler Trucks North America will carry Rand McNally's IntelliRoute TND 500 navigation device at its Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star dealers throughout the U.S in Octobe

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Chinese Truck Market: Opportunity For North American OEMs?

While Class 8 orders for North American OEMs have been slowly showing signs of improvement, the numbers for 2009 still do not look good in comparison to previous years. In fact, analysts say North American OEMs shouldn't expect things to get back up to normal levels for several years out. Despite the bleak outlook for equipment sales in North America, things are looking rosy overseas, especially in the Chinese commercial vehicle marke

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Transport Funding Measure Contains Weight Increase for Maine

The Senate late last week passed a bill containing a proposal by Sen. Susan Collins to allow 100,000 pound, six-axle trucks on Maine's I-95 in a one-year pilot program

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Utah DOT Plans Overnight Closures on I-80

The Utah Department of Transportation has planned overnight closures on sections of Interstate 80 in Salt Lake and Summit Counties on various dates from late September to mid-Octobe

Tags: Highways

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders, Production See Boost From July

While Class 8 orders, production and sales were lower year over year in August, new orders and production was up compared to Jul

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Agenda Set For Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum

Integer Research has set the agenda for its Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum on Oct. 8-9 in Las Vegas, which includes a panel discussion moderated by Steve Sturgess, executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking

Tags: Events

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Remy, Phoenix Team Up on Hybrid Motors and Controls

Through a new agreement, Remy International and Phoenix International will produce a standardized platform of high performance motors and controls for hybrid and electric vehicle

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Nebraska Diesel School Receives Cummins Engine Donation

Gary Donnar (center), service manager of Cummins Central Power, demonstrates diagnostic features on the 2009 Cummins ISX diesel engine.

Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb., received a 2009 Cummins ISX diesel engine as a donation from Peterbilt of Norfolk, Cummins Central Power of Omaha, and the engine manufacture

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Hopeful on Economy Despite Quarter Results

The CEO of FedEx is optimistic about the state of the U.S. economy. During a post-earnings conference call, Frederick Smith forecast that U.S. gross domestic product should gain 3 percent in the calendar third quarte

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

SSA Gears Up For Convention in October

The Service Specialists Association is gearing up for its upcoming convention on Oct. 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, D.C

Tags: Events

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

AASA Report: Low Quality Parts Hurt the Aftermarket Industry

A new report by the Marketing Executives Council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association warns the independent aftermarket industry from using low-quality, low-cost aftermarket parts because of the issues associated with the industry's imag

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