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October 5, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Supports Texting Ban

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association voiced its support for a texting while driving ban for both truckers and drivers of four wheelers Monda

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Challenger Buys Ontario Special Commodities Carrier

Challenger Motor Freight has purchased the special commodities business of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, an Ontario-based special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freigh

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Down For Fifth Straight Week

The average price of diesel continued its fall for the fifth straight week, dropping another 1.9 cents to $2.58

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo to Sponsor America's Road Team in 2010

The Road Team uses this Volvo VN780 tractor to transport American Trucking Associations' Image Trailer around the country.

Volvo Trucks North America has announced it will continue to sponsor America's Road Team in 2010

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Hybrid at ICUEE Show This Week

The Kenworth T370 Hybrid Utility

Kenworth Truck Company will showcase its T370 diesel-electric hybrid truck, T270 truck and T470 model at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition this wee

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Shuffles Staff in Aftermarket Business

SAF-Holland S.A. has made some structural changes in its aftermarket business unit, including naming Alexander Geis as president of the unit and giving Dan Millar additional responsibilities as vice president of the Americas, Pacific and Asia

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Pride Transport to Deploy DriverTech System

Pride Transport will deploy 220 DriverTech DT4000 TruckPC systems throughout its fleet of tractors in an effort to take advantage of the range of application choices that come with the system

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Economy Top Concern Among Trucking Industry

The economy is the top concern among trucking industry executives in North America, according to a recent survey by the American Transportation Research Institut

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Defense, Tatra to Produce New Military Truck

Navistar Defense will help develop, produce and market new military tactical off-road trucks as part of a new strategic alliance with Tatra, a heavy-duty truck manufacturer in Koprivnice, Czech Republic

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Jobs Scarce in September

The number of jobs lost in the trucking industry increased to 3,600 in the month of September, compared with 3,300 jobs lost in Augus

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

PrePass Plus Interoperable With Ohio E-ZPass

As Ohio launches the E-ZPass system this week, PrePass Plus will be available for toll payment without any action by its customer

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

New Industry Council Aims to Improve Efficiency

Leaders of the Rocky Mountain Institute Move team are joining industry leaders to form the U.S. Council for Freight Efficiency, a group that will work toward reinventing the U.S. trucking industr

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Colorado DOT Promotes Safe Winter Driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation is promoting safe winter driving along Interstate 70 by reminding motorists of the chain law

October 3, 2009 - Industry News

Canada Grants Six-month Grace Period on Hazmat Training Documentation

Discrepancies in state-issued CDL hazmat training programs have prompted officials with Transport Canada (the government's transportation agency) to require that foreign drivers hauling hazardous materials loads in Canada carry proof-of-training certificates in addition to a CDL with hazmat endorsement

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments Fall After Hopeful Two Months

Shipments in manufactured durable goods were disappointing in August, with a 1.4 percent drop from July, following a two-month uptick in shipment

Tags: Economy

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler to Keep Portland Plant Open

Following news of a new military order and a boost in demand, Daimler Trucks North America will not close its Portland, Ore., plant as previously announce

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Vanguard Opens New Truck Center in Austin

Vanguard Truck Center of Austin has opened a new $4.5 million truck center facility in Buda, Texa

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Orders Continue to Rise

September Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEMs improved over August, the fourth straight month over month boos

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

DOT to Commence Work on Cell Phone Restrictions for Truck Drivers

The Department of Transportation plans to write rules banning text messaging and restricting cell phone use in moving trucks and buses

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Prepares For Annual Business Conference

Ed Viesturs, a high altitude mountaineer, will speak at the upcoming Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference.

"Evolution" is the theme of Vipar Heavy Duty's upcoming 2009 Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, Oct. 18-23 in Marco Island, Fla

Tags: Events

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Anniversary of Ports' Clean Truck Program Highlights Debate Over Methods

On the first anniversary of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Truck Programs Thursday, several environmental and political groups took the opportunity to not only celebrate the programs' success, but to also point fingers at the American Trucking Associations, claiming the group is preventing further progress. "On a day we should be celebrating, we condemn the legal attacks by the American Trucking Associatio

Tags: Intermodal

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Mahle Clevite to Co-Host Tech and Skills Regional Conference

Mahle Clevite, Ann Arbor, Mich., has agreed to co-host the upcoming Tech and Skills Regional Conference, a career development and networking event sponsored by AERA, an associaiton of engine builders and rebuilder

Tags: Events

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-related Deaths Fall in 2008

The number of deaths related to transportation was reduced by almost 10 percent in 2008, compared to 2007, with fatalities from crashes involving medium and heavy trucks falling 15.9 percen

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Administration's Distracted Driving Efforts Include Trucker Phone Restrictions

The Department of Transportation plans to embark on a rulemaking process that would ban text messaging and restrict the use of cell phones by truck and bus drivers

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Economy Dips Less Than Expected in 2Q

The U.S. Gross Domestic Product during the second quarter was not as bad as previously thought, with a 0.7 percent decline, compared to the 1 percent decrease forecasted in Augus

Tags: Economy

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