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September 3, 2009 - Industry News

New York Bans Texting While Driving

New York State has passed a law banning the use of handheld devices for reading, typing and sending text messages while driving

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

OIG Audit Calls For FMCSA Improvement in Cross-border Safety

In an annual audit report of the North American Free Trade Agreement's cross-border trucking provisions, the Office of the Inspector General said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should improve in meeting the safety criteri

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Opens New Greensboro Headquarters

Mack Trucks officially opened its new headquarters in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, with a celebratio

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Allocates $45 Million For Clean Truck Upgrades

The California Air Resources Board sent a grant agreement to the South Coast Air Quality Management District that will free up $45 million in funds for truckers to replace diesel truck

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW Educational Sessions to Focus on Changing Industry

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2010 have announced topics for the workshops and business and technical theater topics, which revolve around the conference's theme of "Achieving Success in a Changing Environment.

Tags: Events

September 3, 2009 - Industry News

Drayage Truck Registration Deadline Sept. 30

Owners of drayage trucks operating in California must register their trucks in the State of California Drayage Truck Registry by Sept. 30

Tags: Intermodal

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Leaders Volunteer to Feed Detroit's Needy

During the Truckload Carriers Association' annual officer planning meeting this week, leaders packaged and shrink-wrapped hundreds of boxes of food for home-bound seniors and other needy residents of Detroi

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

TravelCenters Adds to Locations for All-You-Can-Eat Menu

TravelCenters of America has expanded its All-You-Can-Eat menu format with the addition of 75 Country Pride, Fork-In-The-Road, and Buckhorn Family Restaurant branded locations, which now carry the men

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Army Taps Daimler to Produce Military Line-haul Tractors

The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command has tapped Daimler Trucks North America to produce 1,780 units of the M915A5 military line-haul tractors, as part of a new contract worth $377 millio

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan Retailer Places First Fleet Order for Daimler's 2010 Trucks

Meijer, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, has ordered 40 EPA 2010 Freightliner Cascadia trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13 engines with the new BlueTec emissions technolog

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Shatner to Speak at NTEA Truck Show, Convention

The Work Show 2010 and 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association Convention will host William Shatner as the keynote speaker at the president's breakfast and NTEA annual meeting on March 11

Tags: Events

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

NTSB Urges New Pedal Design in Heavy Vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board has called upon the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require heavy vehicles be installed with technology to prevent unintended acceleration when starting from a parked positio

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Ford's Transit Connect Sees Traction Within First Month

After the first full month of being on the lot at Ford dealers, the company has sold over 2,000 units of its new Transit Connect cargo va

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Releases 2010 Pricing for Cummins ISX

Daimler Trucks North America has announced pricing for meeting the EPA 2010 standards with the Cummins ISX15 engine

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Gilbarco to Distribute DEF Dispensers in North America

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has distributed its first Encore S diesel exhaust fluid dispensers for North Americ

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

Leasing Provides an Alternative for Weathering the Storm

In this economy, trucking companies are struggling. Revenue and earnings are down; capacity is too high; freight is hard to come by; and many trucks are sitting in the lot. With the way things are, it's hard for a carrier to justify buying new equipment. And some companies have started to get creative about where their equipment comes from. Could leasing be a better option to get fleets through this tumultuous time

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Takes Over Sprinter Sales Under New Subsidiary

Mercedes-Benz USA is returning to the commercial vehicle business, as it takes on the sales, marketing and distribution of Sprinter vehicle

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

Traffic Congestion On the Rise After Reaching a Bottom

After bottoming out in the second quarter, traffic congestion across the country is on the rise amid signs of economic recovery, new stimulus-funded highway construction projects and lower fuel price

Tags: Highways

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Manufacturing Shows First Sign of Growth in 18 Months

The manufacturing industry has started to show improvement for the first time in 18 month

Tags: Economy

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

Analysts Offer Class 8 Sales Predictions

Class 8 retail sales for 2009 and 2010 are expected to be worse than previously forecast, based on weaker year-to-date industry statistic

September 1, 2009 - Industry News

Hino Reveals 2010 Emissions Pricing

Hino Trucks has announced pricing for meeting the EPA 2010 emissions standards with its selective catalytic reduction technology

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Show Slight Increase

The average price of diesel showed little change from last week, increasing 0.6 cents to $2.67

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks to Participate in DOE's Clean Cities Programs

The Business Class M2 112, powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G, runs on clean burning natural gas.

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, Daimler Trucks North America has announced it will participate in at least seven of the 25 projects, representing $32.9 million in fundin

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Two Comcar Companies Form Strategic Alliance

Midwest Coast Transport, a Florida-based truckload carrier, has formed a strategic alliance with Willis Shaw Express, a truckload carrier based in Arizon

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade Down for Sixth Straight Month

North American surface transportation trade was down 31.5 percent in June 2009 from the year-ago perio

Tags: Economy

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