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November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Angel to be Honored at Humanitarian Bowl

The Truckload Carriers Association's Highway Angel program will honor a special Highway Angel Dec. 30 during Roady's Humanitarian Bowl football game at Boise State University's Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Companies Top G.I. Jobs' List of Military Employers

G.I. Jobs recently released its list of the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers, which included such trucking companies as J.B. Hunt Transport Services (ranking 16), Schneider National (18), and Werner Enterprises (25)

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Express-1 Expedited Solutions Improves Income From 2Q

While Express-1 Expedited Solutions saw its net income almost triple from the second quarter, its third quarter net income was down from the year-ago quarte

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Foodservice in Atlanta Starts Fueling With Biodiesel

The entire delivery fleet of U.S. Foodservice-Atlanta has started running on biodiesel fuel, including 185 tractors and 210 trailer

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Concludes Annual Business Conference With Good Turnout

Vipar Heavy Duty saw a boost in attendance among its distributors, supplier partners and industry associates at this year's Annual Business Conference, which was held at the Marco Island Marriott, in Marco Island, Fla., Oct. 18-23

Tags: Events

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

Rhode Island Becomes 19th to Outlaw Texting While Driving

Rhode Island's new texting ban goes into effect immediately.

Rhode Island has passed a law that prohibits texting on cell phones while driving, making Rhode Island the 19th state to enact such a la

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

Dan Rather Produces Second Show on Trucking Industry

From left, Michael Belzer, Todd Spencer, Miles Verheof and Dan Rather.

Dan Rather made a pit stop at Willie's Place truckstop at Carl's Corner, Texas, Monday to talk to a panel of people in the trucking industry, and to shoot a show that aired Tuesday night on HDNet

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Ups Diesel Price Estimates

The Department of Energy has increased its estimates for diesel prices for the rest of 2009 and into 201

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

New Report Paints Alarming Picture of Our Energy Future

A new report released this week says we're headed for an energy crisis, unless we take practical steps to address energy issues, including increasing demand for oil, higher fuel prices, and diminishing oil supplie

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Launches Blog on Public Policy, Sustainability

Diversified carrier Con-way has launched a Public Policy & Sustainability blog at www.freightpublicpolicy.org

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Narrows Loss in Fiscal 4Q

While the company's fiscal fourth quarter started to show some signs of improvement, ArvinMeritor narrowed its loss during the quarter and posted a drop in sales, on continued market weaknes

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Tries Exchange Offer to Avoid Bankruptcy

YRC hopes its debt for equity exchange offer will get the transportation giant back on track.

In its latest effort to secure its financial strength, YRC Worldwide has launched an exchange program to unload debt instruments in exchange for the company's common stock and new Class A Convertible Preferred Stock

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Western Star Still Going Strong

This Western Star on-highway rotary-boom wrecker was featured at an event in Las Vegas.

Western Star last week staged a dealer meeting in Las Vegas to underscore its new structure as a separate business unit under Daimler Trucks North America. Trucking reporters were invited to drive some of the division's on- and off-highway product

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Will Chrysler Return to Class 8 Trucks? Link with Fiat's Iveco Might Make It So

If Chrysler decides to re-enter the Class 8 market here, Iveco's Australian Powerstar conventional might be the basis for a North American Ram tractor.

Will Chrysler return to the Class 8 market that it left 34 years ago? Fred Diaz, CEO of Chrysler LLC's Dodge Ram Truck, said his group will explore expansion into heavy trucks while it adds Euro-style cargo vans and a new American light pickup. They'll all be called Rams but not overtly Dodge Rams because the Ram name has gained near-stand-alone brand status within Chrysler

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Valvoline, Tiwi Team Up for Fuel Savings

By teaming up with in-truck driver coaching aid Tiwi, Valvoline is offering fleets real fuel savings through its new Fuel Proof Guarantee program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex Upgrades South Carolina Friction Center

During the fourth quarter, Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems will be moving into a new friction center in Columbia, S.C., which includes new equipment as well as an increase in manufacturing space

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Service Into Canada

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line has expanded its service through its Northwest gateway into Canada, which will connect more than 65 Old Dominion service centers to Edmonton and Calgary, Canada

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Takes First Dip in Four Weeks

Diesel broke its four-week rise, falling 0.7 cents to $2.801 Monday, landing at the same price as Oct. 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Express to Add 51 Hybrids From Azure Dynamics

FedEx Express plans to use the new vehicles at a Bronx, N.Y. station.

FedEx Express has plans to buy 51 additional gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles from Azure Dynamics Corporation, rounding out its total fleet of hybrid electric and electric vehicles to 325 after the new step-vans are delivere

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Florida Waste Hauler Deploys 10 CNG Refuse Trucks

The CNG version of the E-Z Pack Hercules ASL is designed with on-board fuel cells integrated into the body.

Choice Environmental Services, a private waste hauler in south Florida, has deployed a new fleet of 10 compressed natural gas refuse trucks, which are expected to cut emissions by 25 percent compared to diesel-fueled trucks

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

TACOM Taps Navistar Defense For More MTVs, Engineering Support

The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has tapped Navistar Defense to produce 1,928 additional medium tactical vehicles worth $348 millio

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

TravelCenters Incurs Third Quarter Loss

From 2008, TravelCenters saw a 3.6 percent decline in fuel volumes.

TravelCenters of America said it lost $12.2 million in the third quarter on continued difficult economic conditions as well as declines in fuel sales volume

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

FFE Posts $2.6 Million Loss in 3Q

As a result of lower demand for transportation services, excess capacity and downward pricing pressure, Frozen Food Express Industries, Dallas, reported a loss of $2.6 million, or $0.15 a share, in the third quarte

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

FTR: We're on the Bottom, But Where Do We Go From Here?

"We really have reached a bottom, and that's a good thing." "We think the economy is starting to improve." These are just a few of the promising phrases listeners heard from Eric Starks, president of FTR Associate

Tags: Economy

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

Council Starts Dialogue Between OEMs, End Users On Fuel-Saving Technology

At the inaugural meeting of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency last week, the Rocky Mountain Institute's Move team spurred a dialogue between users of "efficiency technologies" and the makers of these fuel-saving products. While the two industry groups don't always understand each other, they certainly agreed on the same thing at the council meeting: There is no source of fair, independent and neutral information on these technologies

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