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April 19, 2009 - Industry News

Despite Economic Changes, 'Fundamentals of Business Are Enduring,' says ATD Chairman

Amidst one of the worst U.S. economic downturns, the chairman of the American Truck Dealers Saturday commended his fellow dealers for attending the group's annual convention in Washington, D.C., and encouraged them to think beyond depressing headlines

April 17, 2009 - Industry News

International Truck Dealer Among Top Diversity-Owned Businesses

K. Neal International, an International truck dealer in Hyattsville, Md., has been named to DiversityBusiness.com's Div500, the 9th annual listing of the nation's top 500 diversity-owned businesses

April 17, 2009 - Industry News

Ontario Announces Pilot Program to Allow Rocky Mountain Doubles

Ontario will allow up to 100 longer combination vehicles to participate in a pilot project where specially certified drivers will pull two 53-foot trailers, known as Rocky Mountain doubles

April 16, 2009 - Industry News

Judge Rules Against Maritime Commission in Port Dispute

Trucks entering the Port of Los Angeles.

A District Court judge has denied the Federal Maritime Commission's request for an injunction of certain elements of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's Clean Truck Program

Tags: Intermodal

April 16, 2009 - Industry News

Report: Truck Aftermarket to Exceed $17 Billion in 2013

The U.S. aftermarket for medium- and heavy-duty truck parts and components will increase 3.8 percent annually to $17.1 billion in 2013, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, Ohio-based industry research firm

April 16, 2009 - Industry News

Aurora to Distribute Supreme Truck Body Components

Aurora Parts & Accessories, the nation's largest supplier of aftermarket semitrailer parts, has reached an agreement with Supreme Corporation to distribute Supreme's Original Equipment Part

April 16, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Administration Calls for High-Speed Rail to Address Congestion Issues

The Obama administration announced a new U.S. push to transform travel in America, creating high-speed rail lines from city to city, reducing dependence on cars and planes, reducing congestion and greenhouse gases, and spurring economic development

Tags: Highways

April 15, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Predicts $2.27 Diesel This Summer

In its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Agency predicted this week that diesel fuel prices, which averaged $4.37 per gallon last summer, will average $2.27 this summer

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 15, 2009 - Industry News

TMC Committee to Tackle Fleet, Service-Provider Issues

A new committee formed by the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations will take on some long-standing issues between fleets and service provider

April 15, 2009 - Industry News

Trebar Kenworth Sales Celebrates Co-Founder's 50th Anniversary with Kenworth

 Hatch Barrett of Trebar Kenworth Sales in Boise, Idaho.

Trebar Kenworth celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of its co-founders as a Kenworth dealer with a major trade event and other activities in Boise, Idaho

April 15, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Drops ComfortGuard APU

The slack economy and low sales have caused Cummins Inc. to drop its ComfortGuard auxiliary power unit, but it will continue to honor warranties for those in use and support them indefinitely with parts and service

April 14, 2009 - Industry News

TWIC Card Deadline Today

As of today, April 15, anyone entering the secure area of a maritime port must now possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or be escorted by someone who does

Tags: Intermodal

April 14, 2009 - Industry News

Cross-Border Trucking on Obama Agenda This Week

Setting up a new cross-border trucking program will likely be high on the agenda when President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon meet in Mexico City Thursday and Friday

April 14, 2009 - Industry News

Big R Show Opens Section for Heavy-Duty Engine Suppliers

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association will open a section of the 2009 International Big R Show for heavy Duty Engine Suppliers so engine remanufacturers in the heavy duty side of the business will be attracted to the combined trade show

Tags: Events

April 14, 2009 - Industry News

McLeod Users' Conference Expands to Three Days

McLeod Software is expanding its annual Users' Conference to three days by adding an optional training day

Tags: Events

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Fuel Price Steady, Oil Prices Fall

After rising for three weeks in a row, the average price of diesel stayed essentially the same last week, rising only one tenth of a cent nationwide and dropping in some regions

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt: Revenues, Income Down; ICS Unit Bucks Trend

J.B. Hunt's first quarter revenues were down 18 percent and operating income was down 21 percent, led by a 45-percent drop in revenue in the company's Truck segment -- but revenue for its Integrated Capacity Solution

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Maryland DOT Secretary is Obama's Choice for DOT Deputy Secretary

John Porcari, secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, is President Barack Obama's choice to become the next deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

2000th ARRA Project Announced

President Barack Obama Monday announced funding for the 2,000th transportation project under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), only six weeks after approving the first project

Tags: Highways

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Innovative Computing Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Last week, Innovative Computing celebrated its 40th anniversary during its annual user's conference in Nashville

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Collective Data Reports Continued Growth Despite Troubled Economy

Collective Data, which provides fleet information and maintenance management software systems, announced a year-over-year growth of 27 percent for 2008

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

FFE Announces Relocation of Lisa Motor Lines

Dallas-based Frozen Food Express Industries announced that the day-to-day operating functions for Lisa Motor Lines have been relocated to the FFE Transportation location in Lancaster, Texas

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Says Cost-Cutting Has Saved $430 Million

ArvinMeritor says cost-cutting steps it has taken since October 2008 will result in savings of approximately $430 million on an annual basis

April 12, 2009 - Industry News

Lynden Companies Receive Green Star Award for Environmental Programs

The Lynden family of companies, Anchorage, Alaska, was recently presented with a Green Star Award for environmental programs in Alaska

April 9, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Freight Expands North American Network

UPS Freight, the heavy freight arm of UPS, will offer door-to-door service to and from Mexico, complete with UPS customs brokerage capabilities and single invoicing for all services between the United States, Canada and Mexico

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