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September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders, Production See Boost From July

While Class 8 orders, production and sales were lower year over year in August, new orders and production was up compared to Jul

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Agenda Set For Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum

Integer Research has set the agenda for its Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum on Oct. 8-9 in Las Vegas, which includes a panel discussion moderated by Steve Sturgess, executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking

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September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Remy, Phoenix Team Up on Hybrid Motors and Controls

Through a new agreement, Remy International and Phoenix International will produce a standardized platform of high performance motors and controls for hybrid and electric vehicle

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Nebraska Diesel School Receives Cummins Engine Donation

Gary Donnar (center), service manager of Cummins Central Power, demonstrates diagnostic features on the 2009 Cummins ISX diesel engine.

Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb., received a 2009 Cummins ISX diesel engine as a donation from Peterbilt of Norfolk, Cummins Central Power of Omaha, and the engine manufacture

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Hopeful on Economy Despite Quarter Results

The CEO of FedEx is optimistic about the state of the U.S. economy. During a post-earnings conference call, Frederick Smith forecast that U.S. gross domestic product should gain 3 percent in the calendar third quarte

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

SSA Gears Up For Convention in October

The Service Specialists Association is gearing up for its upcoming convention on Oct. 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, D.C

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September 17, 2009 - Industry News

AASA Report: Low Quality Parts Hurt the Aftermarket Industry

A new report by the Marketing Executives Council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association warns the independent aftermarket industry from using low-quality, low-cost aftermarket parts because of the issues associated with the industry's imag

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Chemrec's BioDME Plant Spurs Interest in Diesel Fuel Alternative

On the heels of dimethyl ether testing by the Volvo Group and Ford Europe, recent news that Chemrec AB will build a BioDME plant in Sweden is bringing up interest in DME as a diesel fuel alternative

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

TWNA Raises $3,000 For Goodyear Highway Hero

Jorge Orozco-Sanchez with his Freightliner Columbia tractor, donated by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. Photo by Nikohle Ellis

The Truck Writers of North America has raised $3,000 to help get Jorge Orozco-Sanchez, the 2008 Goodyear Highway Hero, get back on the road

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Ferro Confirmation Hearing Set

The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Sept. 23 on President Obama's nomination of Anne Ferro, president and CEO of the Maryland Motor Truck Association, to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

House Passes Green Vehicle Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would promote research and development for more fuel efficient light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Deadline for Comments on State Registration Fees

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is giving an additional 10 days for comments on its proposal to increase state registration fees for carriers starting next year, under the Unified Carrier Registration Plan

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider National to Shutter Operating Centers

Schneider National plans to close down operating centers in Seville, Ohio, and Green Bay, Wis., on Nov. 17, as the two facilities are used least by the compan

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

Chamber of Commerce: Inaction on Cross-border Trucking Costs Jobs

A new study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce points to the U.S. refusal to allow cross-border trucking with Mexico as one of the things costing American job

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

Could EPA Proposal Mean Trouble for Navistar 15-Liter Strategy?

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UPDATED 9/29/09 -- A proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency could throw a monkey wrench into Navistar's plans to buy enough pre-2010-emissions 15-liter engines from other engine makers to get it through until its own 15-liter, 2010-certified engines are ready

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Buys Rosemont Farms, Quality Logistics

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, a produce sourcing and non-asset based third party logistics company, has purchased Rosemont Farms Corp., a produce marketing company, and Quality Logistics, a non-asset based logistics company

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Releases Agenda For Distracted Driving Summit

The agenda for the upcoming Distracted Driving Summit includes five panel discussions on data, research, technology, policy and outreach, with a range of experts discussing each topi

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September 15, 2009 - Industry News

McLeod Software Debuts Cooperative Marketing Initiative

Tom McLeod, president of McLeod Software, demonstrates the new "MPowered by McLeod" decal.

McLeod Software has teamed up with Southern Cal Transport to introduce a new marketing initiative called MPowered by McLeod Software, a program that offers incentives to carriers that purchase or upgrade to a new software syste

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

DOE's New Mobile Application Locates Idle Reduction Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has launched the new Mobile Truck Stop Electrification Locator, a mobile application that helps truck drivers find public truckstops with idle reduction facilities

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

Environment, Technology Important to Moving Van Operators

Professional moving van operators are increasingly interested in protecting the environment and using advanced technology on the roa

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

CVSN Strikes Management Deal With AAIA

Through a new deal between the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, the AAIA will provide management services with a focus on government affairs representation to CVS

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

Government Releases Flu Cleaning Procedures for Truck Cab

The federal government released interim guidelines for cleaning a truck cab when a driver is visibly ill with the fl

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW '10 New Web Site Features Online Registration

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2010 has redesigned its web site to include online conference registration and a new loo

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September 15, 2009 - Industry News

AMSA: Mild Recovery on the Way for Moving Industry

While data provides some hope that the moving industry has reached a bottom, it also suggests that the recovery will be a slow and mild on

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot's First DEF Pump Now Operational

Pilot Travel Centers began operating its diesel exhaust fluid fuel island pump in Brooks, Ore., in preparation to serve vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction technolog

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