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September 23, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. House Gets Hybrid Pete

Peterbilt delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives its first hybrid electric vehicle today - a Peterbilt Model 330 Hybrid Electric Truck - to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the Honorable Daniel Beard.

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

New Energy's MotionPower Ready for Full-scale Development

New Energy Technologies, an alternative and renewable energy developer, has begun developing a field-ready, full-scale version of its MotionPower technology for heavy-duty trucks, a device for capturing energy through the movement of heavy vehicles

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Missouri Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Crash-related Deaths

An Associated Wholesale Grocers driver from Missouri pleaded not guilty Wednesday to accusations that he is at fault for the 10 deaths that occurred in a June 26 cras

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Thermo King Offers Rebates on Espar Heaters

Thermo King is offering customers rebates of up to $1,000 on qualifying quantities of select Espar heaters through Dec. 31

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

HDMA Seeks Participants for Third Quarter Supplier Barometer

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association is seeking responses for its third quarter Supplier Baromete

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Resolution to Cross-border Trucking Dispute On Hold

Roy Kienitz, the Department of Transportation's undersecretary for policy, does not expect the Obama administration to move on resolving the cross-border trucking issue this year, according to an article in Inside U.S. Trade

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Spatco to Provide DEF Dispensing Systems to Daimler Trucks

Spatco DEF will manufacture and distribute its diesel exhaust fluid Dispensing Systems to over 800 Daimler Trucks North America dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada, thanks to a strategic partnership with DTNA

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Recognizes 35 As Masters of Quality

Daimler Trucks North America recognized 35 North American manufacturers that provide components for Freightliner and Western Star truck brands as recipients of its Masters of Quality supplier quality award for 200

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Estes Express Improves Transit Times

Richmond, Va.-based Estes Express Lines has cut delivery times in its less-than-truckload network by a full day from 26 terminals in the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest regions to more than 28,000 zip codes in North America

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Atlas Honors Drivers During ROAD Day

Atlas Van Lines honored its drivers Tuesday during its annual Recognizing Our Atlas Drivers (ROAD) Day, a day of cookouts, picnics, competitions and other event

September 22, 2009 - Industry News

TMC Speaker Stresses Maintenance in 2010

Maintenance will be more important than ever in the coming year, especially with the introduction of new emissions technology, stressed a speaker at the recent Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting and National Skills Competition

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September 22, 2009 - Industry News

Xata, Digi Sign Partner Services Agreement

Through a new deal between Xata Corporation and Digi International, Digi will supply select on-truck hardware to support Xata's onboard communications technology, effective immediately

September 22, 2009 - Industry News

Indianapolis Trucking Company Makes Debut

Indianapolis-based Megan Bissmeyer and Jenny Kehrer have announced the launch of Rapid Freight Solutions, a new freight and transportation carrier to provide regional service in the Midwest as well as national transportation services

September 22, 2009 - Industry News

Customer's Job Top Reason For Moving in 2009

In 2009, the most popular reason for customer moves was job-related, at 37 percent for new jobs, 16.3 percent for company transfers and 26.6 percent for retirement

September 22, 2009 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight to Deploy Electronic Driver Logs

Lexington, S.C.-based Southeastern Freight Lines plans to deploy electronic driver logs as a way of automating Department of Transportation Hours of Service record keeping and improve efficiency in its operations

September 22, 2009 - Industry News

New Mexico Study Points to High-risk Behaviors in Truckers

Long-haul truck drivers are involved in higher risk behaviors, including high-risk sexual behaviors and drug and alcohol us

September 22, 2009 - Industry News

YRC's New Web Site For Regional Service

YRC Regional Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, has launched a new web site, yrcregional.com, where customers of Reddaway, Holland and New Penn can track shipments, access service maps, obtain shipping forms and view transit times, YRC Worldwide says

September 22, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Offering Seminar For Diesel Vehicle Owners

The California Air Resources Board's new training seminar is a 30-minute overview of the board's existing regulations that apply to diesel vehicle owners

September 22, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider National Adds 14 States to Regional Network

Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National has added its regional service to 14 new states in the Southeast and Midwest, rounding out its Schneider Regional network to 29 states

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

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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

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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

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