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October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Defense, Tatra to Produce New Military Truck

Navistar Defense will help develop, produce and market new military tactical off-road trucks as part of a new strategic alliance with Tatra, a heavy-duty truck manufacturer in Koprivnice, Czech Republic

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Jobs Scarce in September

The number of jobs lost in the trucking industry increased to 3,600 in the month of September, compared with 3,300 jobs lost in Augus

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

PrePass Plus Interoperable With Ohio E-ZPass

As Ohio launches the E-ZPass system this week, PrePass Plus will be available for toll payment without any action by its customer

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

New Industry Council Aims to Improve Efficiency

Leaders of the Rocky Mountain Institute Move team are joining industry leaders to form the U.S. Council for Freight Efficiency, a group that will work toward reinventing the U.S. trucking industr

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Colorado DOT Promotes Safe Winter Driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation is promoting safe winter driving along Interstate 70 by reminding motorists of the chain law

October 3, 2009 - Industry News

Canada Grants Six-month Grace Period on Hazmat Training Documentation

Discrepancies in state-issued CDL hazmat training programs have prompted officials with Transport Canada (the government's transportation agency) to require that foreign drivers hauling hazardous materials loads in Canada carry proof-of-training certificates in addition to a CDL with hazmat endorsement

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments Fall After Hopeful Two Months

Shipments in manufactured durable goods were disappointing in August, with a 1.4 percent drop from July, following a two-month uptick in shipment

Tags: Economy

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler to Keep Portland Plant Open

Following news of a new military order and a boost in demand, Daimler Trucks North America will not close its Portland, Ore., plant as previously announce

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Vanguard Opens New Truck Center in Austin

Vanguard Truck Center of Austin has opened a new $4.5 million truck center facility in Buda, Texa

October 2, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Orders Continue to Rise

September Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEMs improved over August, the fourth straight month over month boos

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

DOT to Commence Work on Cell Phone Restrictions for Truck Drivers

The Department of Transportation plans to write rules banning text messaging and restricting cell phone use in moving trucks and buses

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Prepares For Annual Business Conference

Ed Viesturs, a high altitude mountaineer, will speak at the upcoming Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference.

"Evolution" is the theme of Vipar Heavy Duty's upcoming 2009 Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, Oct. 18-23 in Marco Island, Fla

Tags: Events

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Anniversary of Ports' Clean Truck Program Highlights Debate Over Methods

On the first anniversary of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Truck Programs Thursday, several environmental and political groups took the opportunity to not only celebrate the programs' success, but to also point fingers at the American Trucking Associations, claiming the group is preventing further progress. "On a day we should be celebrating, we condemn the legal attacks by the American Trucking Associatio

Tags: Intermodal

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Mahle Clevite to Co-Host Tech and Skills Regional Conference

Mahle Clevite, Ann Arbor, Mich., has agreed to co-host the upcoming Tech and Skills Regional Conference, a career development and networking event sponsored by AERA, an associaiton of engine builders and rebuilder

Tags: Events

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-related Deaths Fall in 2008

The number of deaths related to transportation was reduced by almost 10 percent in 2008, compared to 2007, with fatalities from crashes involving medium and heavy trucks falling 15.9 percen

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Administration's Distracted Driving Efforts Include Trucker Phone Restrictions

The Department of Transportation plans to embark on a rulemaking process that would ban text messaging and restrict the use of cell phones by truck and bus drivers

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Economy Dips Less Than Expected in 2Q

The U.S. Gross Domestic Product during the second quarter was not as bad as previously thought, with a 0.7 percent decline, compared to the 1 percent decrease forecasted in Augus

Tags: Economy

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Ontario Cracks Down on Cell Phone Use While Driving

The Ontario Legislature has passed a law banning the use of handheld devices to talk, text or e-mail while drivin

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Debate Gets One-Month Reprieve

Congress has passed a bill that will temporarily fund government operations, including highway funding, for another month, just as the fiscal year came to a close Wednesday

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Summit Sets Stage for Reform

Sights like this may soon be a thing of the past. (Photo by Jim Park)

Conducting cell phone business while driving is destined to go the same way as driving without a seat belt and getting behind the wheel after a few drinks. There's a lot of talking still to be done, details worked out

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Tennessee Truck Show to Feature Online Voting

The Tennessee Truck Show, Oct. 8-10 in Crossville, Tenn., features online truck competition voting for those who cannot attend, a new aspect this yea

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

TIMTC Meeting to Cover DOT Technology Programs

State and U.S. Department of Transportation representatives will present on truck technology programs during the first Annual Meeting of the Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition, coming up on October 6 and

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

NTTC Event to Tackle Issues Facing Tank Truck Industry

The upcoming National Tank Truck Carriers' 26th Annual Cargo Tank Maintenance Seminar & Equipment Show will tackle several significant issues facing the bulk transportation industr

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

AltWheels Gears Up For Fleet Day Oct. 5

Fleet Day 2008 featured a variety of vehicles with alternative technologies.

The AltWheels Fleet Day will be held Oct. 5 at the Staples world headquarters in Framingham, Mass., where alternative fleet technologies will be on displa

Tags: Events

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

D.C. Gets a Glimpse of Clean Diesel Technologies

David McKenna, director of powetrain sales and marketing for Mack, explains the company's selective catalytic reduction emissions technology for 2010 to government officials at the Clean Diesel Power event.

The Diesel Technology Forum held its clean diesel power showcase Tuesday in Washington, D.C., drawing industry leaders, senior government officials, members of the media and user group representative

Tags: Events

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