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February 11, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Secretary Meets With State Transportation Leaders

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood met with leaders of state departments of transportation Wednesday in preparation for final passage of the economic recovery bill

Tags: Highways

February 11, 2009 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Sees Big Income Drop, But Still Profitable

Although revenue dropped and net income plunged, Rush Enterprises still made a profit last quarter and for 2008 despite a "bleak" truck sales environment

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Southern California Transportation & Logistics Summit Scheduled

The 2009 Southern California Transportation & Logistics Summit, themed "Sustainability and the Emerging Green Supply Chain," will be held April 9 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif

Tags: Events

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

ATD Convention and Expo Set for April

The credit crisis, Navistar's Jim Hebe, James Carville and Mary Matalin, and The Capitol Steps are among the highlights of the American Truck Dealers' 2009 Convention & Expo in Washington, D.C., April 18-20

Tags: Events

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

PHH Arval Green Driving Program

PHH Arval, Sparks, Md., introduced PHH GreenFleet Driver Training, an online course created by the Environmental Defense Fund designed to teach employee drivers how their driving behaviors can impact the environment and provide simple strategies to reduce that impact

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

EIA: Diesel Predicted to Average $2.28 in 2009

On-highway diesel prices are expected to average $2.28 per gallon this year and $2.55 in 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Information's Short Term Energy Outlook released Tuesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

National Biodiesel Board Unveils Guiding Principles for Sustainability

At its annual conference in San Francisco, The National Biodiesel Board unveiled a formalized list of principals to guide the industry on issues of sustainability at its annual conference

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Supplier / Rep Introductory Breakfast Set at MATS

Heavy Duty Representatives Association will hold an introductory breakfast for suppliers who want to meet manufacturers' reps to discuss sales building opportunities during the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Events

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Rebates to Partners

Peterbilt Motors is offering rebates of up to $1,500 to Landstar owner-operators and to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for qualified new Class 8 trucks purchased in 2009

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

TCA to Host Transportation Insurance Audio Conference

The Truckload Carriers Association is holding an audio conference on transportation insurance titled "Getting Leaner and Smarter" on Feb. 19 from noon - 1:30 p.m. ET

Tags: Events

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Dossier Software Users Group Schedule 21st Annual Meeting

The Dossier User Group will hold its annual meeting May 6 and 7 at the Renaissance Hotel and Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Mobile Alternative Fueling Station Locater Available On-the Go

The U.S. Department of Energy has made its Alternative Fueling Station Locator available for drivers using their cell phone, BlackBerry, or other personal digital assistant (PDA)

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Tenneco, GE to Develop Non-Urea SCR Technology

Tenneco and GE Transportation have signed a joint agreement to develop a proprietary selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment technology designed to reduce and control diesel engine emissions for various transportation and other applications

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Dealer Expands Utility Sales of the Ozarks

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced that its independent dealer, Utility Trailer Sales of the Ozarks in Springfield, Mo., has doubled its square footage

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Bolt Express Receives Carrier of the Year Honors

Expedited carrier Bolt Express, Toledo, Ohio was recognized at the 6th Annual GPSNet Technologies Conference as the Carrier of the Year

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Cutting Jobs

FedEx Corp. is cutting 900 jobs at its FedEx Freight unit, about 2.6 percent of the less-than-truckload unit's 35,000 employees

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Old Dominion Announces General Rate Increase

Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, N.C., will be increasing its base rates effective Feb. 16

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Arsenault Finds Many Fleets Still Don't Know Benefits of VMRS

As the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations meets this week, a report by a major maintenance software company finds that awareness of VMRS, the TMC-developed maintenance reporting standard, still lags in the industry

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Lowest Since 2005

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell almost 3 cents this week to $2.219, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Previews its BlueTec SCR Technology at TMC

At the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Conference in Orlando, Fla., this week, Detroit Diesel gave journalists a preview of its production-intent version of Daimler's BlueTec technology

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Idling Restrictions Now in Effect

Pennsylvania diesel idling restrictions went into effect Friday

February 8, 2009 - Industry News

New ATD Chairman Focuses on 'Crisis of Confidence'

With heavy truck sales in decline, the newest leader of the American Truck Dealers association is focusing on tackling what he calls a "crisis of confidence" in truck retailin

February 8, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Signs Transmission Agreement With India's Tata Motors

Eaton has signed an agreement through 2014 with Tata Motors of Pune, India, to supply them with heavy-duty synchronized transmissions for use on its World Truck program in India as well as global markets

February 7, 2009 - Industry News

Surface Trade Numbers for November Show Major Year-Over-Year Drop

The value of trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico dropped 13.8 percent in November 2008 from November 2007

February 6, 2009 - Industry News

Supplier Associations Looking for Credit Solutions

As a result of the credit crisis and reductions in automobile production, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and Original Equipment Suppliers Association are exploring options to address the cash needs and long-term viability of motor vehicle parts suppliers

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