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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

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

No-idling Restrictions in Texas Effective Tuesday

Truck drivers in many areas of Texas will be subject to new anti-idling restrictions Tuesday as a state administrative code with exemptions is expirin

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Growing Support for Texting While Driving Ban

Eighty percent of Americans said they would support a ban on texting while drivin

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

New Grote President Talks About Lighting Trends

When you step into the cab of a truck or climb into the trailer, you're probably not thinking about an important element that makes your job a lot easier: lighting. Grote Industries, a lighting supplier to the heavy-duty trucking industry, is doing some exciting things in an area many of us take for granted. Dominic Grote, who was recently named president of the company, provided the inside scoo

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Gain 16 Percent From July 2008

Commercial trailer orders were up 16 percent in July from the same month of 2008, the first recorded year-over-year gain in 200

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

Bosselman Adds 15 to Boss Shops Network

Bosselman has purchased 15 Flying J Care Service Centers, adding to the Boss Shops network

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Eyes Boost in UCR Fees For 2010

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is giving the industry 15 days to comment on a proposed rulemaking that would raise fees for interstate commercial truck and bus companies, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies under the Unified Carrier Registration

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

Smaller GDP Drop Positive Sign

Real Gross Domestic Product, the output of goods and services produced by labor and property in the U.S., dropped at an annual rate of 1 percent in the second quarter of 2009, a much smaller decrease from the first quarte

Tags: Economy

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

C.R. England Off the Hook For '05 Accident

A Portland jury held C.R. England not responsible for a 2005 traffic accident involving one its drivers and an 85-year-old woman, who was seriously injure

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Makes External ABS Lamp Rule Permanent

In a final rule, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has made permanent an existing rule requiring that trailers with antilock brake systems be equipped with an external antilock malfunction indicator lam

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Visits Eaton's Hybrid Village

Joe Palchak, Eaton's president of the Vehicle Group, left, and Dimitri Kazarinoff, vice president and general manager of Hybrid Power Systems, center, shows Governor Jennifer Granholm a cutaway of Eaton's commercial vehicle hybrid electric power system.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm paid a visit to Eaton Thursday to get a rundown on how the company was putting its grant money to wor

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Shell Lubricants Taking EPA 2010 On Tour

Shell Lubricants is going on tour this month, making stops at 10 cities as part of its 2010 Emissions Symposium

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Trailer Bridge Taps Suter as New CEO

Florida-based freight carrier Trailer Bridge has tapped Ivy Barton Suter as its new CEO, replacing Ralph Heim, who has served as interim CEO since December

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Brenntag Completes DEF Sales Certification Program

Brenntag North America, a chemical distribution company, recently held a three-week diesel exhaust fluid sales certification program for 10 participants

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer for Turnaround

The board of directors of less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide has appointed Richard Williamson as its new chief strategy office

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Saves $83 Million For Customers in 2Q

Customers of GE Capital Fleet Services saved $83 million in aggregate during the second quarter of 200

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Datamonitor Offers Outlook for Global Express Industry

It will likely take until late next year before the global express market escapes the economic doldrums, according to new research by independent market analyst Datamonitor

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

TRALA to Host Free Webinar on 2010 Engine Technologies

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association will present a free web conference on 2010 engine emission technologie

Tags: Events

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Shells Out $300 Million To Fund Clean Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy is shelling out $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities progra

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