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February 10, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Postpones Truck/Bus Crash Data Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology has postponed its webinar, "National Truck and Bus Crash Picture," to next Wednesday, Feb. 17, due to the winter storm

Tags: Events

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Rush Sees Income, Revenue Down in Fourth Quarter

Rush Enterprises said its fourth quarter was characterized by decreases in both net income and gross revenue, compared with the year-ago quarter

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Closing Interstates 81, 83, 78

With blizzard conditions causing impassible road conditions, Pennsylvania closed interstates 83, 78, and part of Interstate 81 at 12:30 p.m. and is expecting to close additional roads as conditions deteriorate

Tags: Highways

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Used Truck Volumes Up; Prices Still Lowest Ever

Many fleets that have never bought used before are looking at it as an option to replace older trucks. (Photo courtesy of Arrow Truck Sales)

While the used truck market is seeing some strong improvement in demand and volumes, prices are at their lowest levels ever, according to Carl Heikel, president and CEO Arrow Truck Sale

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Joins Social Networking Sites

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is now part of the social networking community, with a newly launched Facebook page and Twitter feed

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Bridge Reports Strong Fourth Quarter

Trailer Bridge attributes its fourth quarter performance to attributes the performance to high capacity utilization.

Florida-based Trailer Bridge seemed to come out of the fourth quarter of 2009 in a stronger position than most carriers, with operating income, earnings and net income all up during the period

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash Narrows Loss in Fourth Quarter Amid Weak Trailer Sales

Wabash sold 3,300 new trailer units in the fourth quarter, a 65 percent drop from the fourth quarter of 2008. Shown here is a refrigerated trailer from Wabash.

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corporation reported an operating loss of $11.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to an operating loss of $87.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2008

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Administrator Gives Inside Look Into Trucking Regs

During a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus Friday morning, Annette Sandberg, the former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, provided an insider's thoughts on some of the most influential and pressing regulatory issues

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

MVASIST Service System Saves Time, Money for Mack, Volvo Customers, Dealers

Mack and Volvo say their Internet-based communications system has saved many hours of service write-up time and aggravation for customers and dealers since its introduction in 2008 and that all its dealers will be using it by year's end

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

GM Joins Ranks of Biodiesel Supporters With 2011 Diesel

General Motors has announced that its 2011 model year Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engines will be fully compatible with a 20 percent blend of biodiesel (B20)

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Snider Tire Purchases South Carolina Dealership

Snider Tire has purchased Consolidated Tires, a truck service dealership in South Carolina, bringing the total number of Snider Tire locations in South Carolina to nine

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Helps to Bring Missing Children Home

In 2006, the Washington State Patrol approached Pacific, Wash.-based Gordon Trucking, asking if the carrier would participate in a program to get posters of missing children on the sides of its trailers. As a family business, Gordon Trucking jumped at the opportunity to help out local families in the Washington area, according to Steve Gordon, chief operating officer. "As a locally owned and operated company, we were happy to help the stat

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Plans to Recruit Regional Drivers This Year

Schneider plans to hire more drivers this year, to expand its regional services and accommodate a growing freight base. (Photo courtesy of Schneider National)

Schneider National is looking to add 2,500 drivers to its regional driving fleet this year, with operations offices in the West, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Launches New Ad Campaign

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has launched a new brand advertising campaign aimed at illustrating the company's customized tire programs for fleet customers

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

AxleTech Moves Into New Troy Facility

AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, has officially moved to its new headquarters and distribution center in Troy, Mich., to meet the needs of its commercial and military customers

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Gains Market Share in Fourth Quarter

Intermodal's market share should continue to grow. (Photo courtesy of CSX)

During the fourth quarter of 2009, intermodal's share of U.S. long haul movements of international and domestic containers increased 0.2 percent from the third quarter, with 13.3 percent market shar

Tags: Intermodal

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Pride Names Preferred Vendors

Truck Pride Partners, a heavy-duty parts distribution and marketing organization, has signed a new supply agreement with Exide Technologies to make Exide its preferred vendor for the Truck Pride Partners battery line

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Citation Merges With Grede Foundries to Form New Company

Citation Corp. has purchased certain assets of Milwaukee-based Grede Foundries, which specializes in gray iron, ductile iron and steel castings

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Trade Organizations Speak Out Against Ports' Regulatory Efforts

Several industry groups are taking action against the ports' efforts to regulate trucking operations. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles)

In a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the National Retail Federation, writing on behalf of several trade organizations, urged the DOT to oppose the efforts of some ports to regulate the trucking industry

Tags: Intermodal

February 7, 2010 - Industry News

New-To-North America MX Includes Innovative But Proven Features, Paccar Says

Paccar says its new heavy-duty MX diesel will be the standard engine in most Kenworth and Peterbilt Class 8 models as 2010 unfolds, and that it will be federally certified without use of emissions credits

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Reaches Seven-Week Low on Strong Dollar, Weak Job Market

U.S. crude fell 2.67 percent Friday to $71.19 a barrel.

Crude oil reached a seven-week low at the end of trading Friday, on a strengthening dollar and concerns about the U.S. labor market, prompted by a government jobs repor

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Administrator Gives Inside Look Into Trucking Regs

Annette Sandberg

During a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus Friday morning, Annette Sandberg, the former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, provided an insider's thoughts on some of the most influential and pressing regulatory issues facing the trucking industry

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Group, Penn State Form Research Partnership

Thomas Richard, Director of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (left), and Niklas Gustavsson, Volvo Group Head of Public Affairs, hold the partnership agreement between the University and the truck manufacturer.

The Volvo Group joined a partnership with Pennsylvania State University for research into engine technology, alternative fuels, intelligent transportation systems and new safety technologies

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Sells 100,000th Truck

The truck, a Fuso FE145 fitted with a refrigerated van body with moveable internal bulkhead, was sold to LaVallee's Bakery Distributors of Waltham, Mass.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has sold its 100,000th truck in North America

February 5, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder and Employees Pull Together $100,000 For Haiti

Ryder System, Inc. and the Ryder Charitable Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts in Haiti

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