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July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth's Chillicothe Plant Celebrates 35 Years

The first truck produced at Kenworth's Chillicothe plant, in 1974.

Kenworth's manufacturing plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Kenworth's largest plant has produced more than 325,000 trucks since it was opened in 1974

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Adopts Pegasus TransTech's Transflo Express

U.S. Xpress has adopted the Transflo Express truck stop scanning solution from Pegasus TransTech

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

EPA Corrects Language in On-Board Diagnostics Provision

The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that its rule related to On-Board Diagnostics systems was not meant to prevent aftermarket facilities from servicing heavy-duty trucks and engines

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Model 335 Qualifies for Tax Credits

Peterbilt added its Model 335 medium-duty hybrid electric tractor to its family of hybrid vehicles eligible for federal tax credit

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Rebound Predicted to Begin in 2010

The market for commercial vehicles is expected to pick back up in 2010 as the economy trends up, according to the latest report from Polk & Co. In the July issue of "Polk View," "The Future of the U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market," the automotive market intelligence company predicts sales will rebound after the housing market bottoms out

Tags: Economy

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets Going Green Despite Economy

Despite the state of the economy, fleets are still focused on the environment, according to a recent study by PHH Arval

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Richmond Peterbilt Takes Home TruckCare Award

Peterbilt of Richmond in Richmond, Va., receives the Peterbilt TruckCare Dealer of the Year award for superior aftermarket service.

Peterbilt of Richmond took home the 2008 Peterbilt TruckCare Dealer of the Year award for its excellent aftermarket service

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Merges Auto and Truck Groups

Eaton has decided to combine its Automotive and Truck Groups into one operating unit, known as the Vehicle Group

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Tractor Qualifies for Maximum $9,000 U.S. Federal Tax Credit

Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid tractors in the United States are now eligible for a tax credit of $9,000, the maximum available, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit offered by the federal government

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Announces Product Program with Highway Original

Vipar Heavy Duty announced a new custom fit bumper program with Highway Original, a company that researches and develops new products to fill recognized product offering voids in the commercial vehicle aftermarket

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Integer Research Prepares for DEF Forum

Integer Research will hold its Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum 2009 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Oct. 8-9

Tags: Events

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Second Week in a Row

The average price of diesel fell 1.4 cents last week, the second consecutive weekly dro

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

VDOT Announces Upcoming Rest Stop Closures

The Virginia Department of Transportation has posted electronic message signs announcing rest area closures slated for July 21

Tags: Highways

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Carriers See Modest Economic Improvement

Truckload carriers had a somewhat rosy outlook on the state of the economy and expect things to improve in the coming month

Tags: Economy

July 5, 2009 - Industry News

River States Opens New Dealership

River States Truck and Trailer opened its third full-service Freightliner dealership, located in Roberts, Wis

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

West Virginia Hikes Tolls on State Turnpike

The West Virginia Parkways Economic Development and Tourism Authority has increased tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike, the first toll hike in 28 years

Tags: Highways

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Safety Improved in 2008

The number of traffic fatalities continued to fall in 2008, reported the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fatalities dropped 9.7 percent between 2007 and 2008, from 41,259 to 37,261. The economic slowdown was undoubtedly a factor but the fatal accident rate also fell to an historic low of an estimated 1.27 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Happy Independence Day

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Friday, July 3, as Newport Communications offices are closed for the Independence Day holiday. News will resume Monday, July 6. In the meantime, browse through our new and improved web site

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Roadway Conditions Key to Saving Lives

Roadway conditions were found to be a significant factor contributing to U.S. highway fatalities, accounting for more than half of death

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Pushes Back TRU Compliance Deadlines

The California Air Resources Board has pushed back its deadline for compliance with the state's strict new emissions rules for reefer units

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Landstar Acquires Premier Logistics, A3 Integration

Landstar System has purchased Premier Logistics and A3 Intregation, supply chain transportation integration companies

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

N.C., Nevada County Vote to Raise Fuel Tax

North Carolina and Washoe County, Nev., have enacted laws to increase fuel taxes to save revenu

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Parts Conference Goes Online

Navistar Parts held its "Power Up" Virtual Conference and Sales Expo recently, an online gathering of more than 1,600 International and ICTM Bus dealer parts employees

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Study: Fleets Leaning Toward SCR for 2010

With six months to go before the new EPA 2010 emissions standards for heavy duty diesel engines go into effect, a national research study shows that purchase consideration for SCR (selective catalytic reduction) remains higher than increased EGR

July 1, 2009 - Industry News

Grote Industries Expands European Presence

Grote Industries has relocated its European headquarters to Niederwinkling, near Straubing, Germany, as a result of growth and increased demand for its LED products

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