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August 7, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Associates: Don't Get Excited Yet

While the freight market has been showing signs of marginal improvement over the last couple months, the industry will most likely find stable waters ahead, as actual growth will not occur for some time, said Noel Perry, managing director and senior consultant at FTR Associates. The company presented its Commercial Vehicle Truck and Trailer Outlook and Update during a webinar Friday

August 7, 2009 - Industry News

Teamsters Accept YRC's New Labor Contract

YRC Worldwide's proposed labor contract changes were ratified by Teamster members by a 58.5 percent to 41.5 percent margin Frida

August 7, 2009 - Industry News

Remy Receives DOE Funds

Remy International has been awarded a U.S. Department of Energy grant for $60.2 million to develop a standardized platform of hybrid electric motors and controls

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Wabash Reports $17.9 Million Loss in 2Q

Wabash National lost $17.9 million, or 59 cents a share, during the second quarte

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Allison to Produce Hybrid Systems for Trucks Through Grant

Allison Transmission will be developing commercial hybrid truck drive systems, thanks to a $62.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Hino Holds Maiden Technician Competition

Dealer service technicians from across the country competed at Hino Trucks' maiden National Service Skills Competition in Novi, Mich

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Trucks Banned on California Highway

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 1361 this week, banning vehicles with three or more axles or a gross weight of 9,000 pounds or more on a segment of the Angeles Crest Highway (State Route 2

Tags: Highways

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

New York Proposes Banning Through Trucks from Some Highways

New York Gov. David Paterson yesterday announced proposed new trucking regulations for New York State which would restrict large trucks from using seven highways as shortcuts, drawing fire from the state trucking association head for the "terrible decision.

Tags: Highways

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Pacer Posts Weak Second Quarter

Pacer posted losses and decreased revenue for the second quarter of 2009, on the heels of announcing it will sell its heavy-haul trucking operations to Universal Truckload Services and UTS Leasing

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon Passes Law to Reduce Emissions

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a series of bills into law recently as part of his global warming package, including House Bill 2186, which requires oil companies to reduce the amount of carbon in gasoline and diesel fue

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Good News for Truckers on I-10 Bridge in New Orleans

Work has progressed on the hurricane-damaged Interstate 10 Twin Span Bridge into New Orleans to the point where the state Department of Transportation can end its rigorous inspection and maintenance efforts that have required twice-weekly lane closures

Tags: Highways

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Dana Breaks Even in 2Q

Dana Holding Corp. managed to break even during the second quarter of 2009, while the company lost $122 million during the same quarter of last year

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Loses $186.2 Million in 2Q

The second quarter of 2009 brought a loss of $186.2 million, or $9.58 a share, to Quality Distributio

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Orders Continue to Climb Slowly

July heavy-duty truck orders continued to improve, with a 9.6 percent rise over June, the second consecutive monthly boos

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Awards Scholarships to 15 Students

The Truckload Carriers Association has awarded college scholarships to 15 students for the 2009-2010 school year

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Smith Electric Receives $10 Million DOE Infusion

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to produce all-electric, zero emissions commercial truck

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Transparency and Speculation Limits

The American Trucking Associations called on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to increase transparency in energy markets and restrict speculation by establishing aggregate position limit

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Task Force Ramps Up Efforts to Combat Theft

The National Cargo Theft Task Force has developed a web site designed to be the central point of contact for law enforcement and the insurance and transportation industries when it comes to cargo theft

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

UTA Taps Baker as Keynote Speaker

The Used Truck Association has tapped Dan Baker as its keynote speaker during its Annual Convention Nov. 4-7, in San Antonio, Texa

Tags: Events

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Energy Roundtable Focuses on Fuel Efficient Technologies

Rep. Gary Peters held an energy roundtable recently, focusing on fuel-efficient vehicles and technologie

August 6, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Announces 2010 Pricing

Detroit Diesel's DD16 with BlueTec technology for 2010 will cost $9,000 more than current-technology engines.

Daimler Trucks North America Thursday announced pricing for meeting EPA2010 standards with its Detroit Diesel BlueTec or Cummins mid-range engine emissions technologies

August 5, 2009 - Industry News

Xata's Quarter Sees Slight Improvement

Xata Corp.'s fiscal third quarter results showed somewhat stronger numbers in comparison to the same period a year ago

August 5, 2009 - Industry News

Averitt Expands Michigan and Pennsylvania Reach

Averitt Express has expanded its network in the U.S., with the addition of new locations in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Harrisburg, Pa

August 5, 2009 - Industry News

TA Results Reflect Slowing Economy and Fuel Volumes

TravelCenters of America saw greater losses and decreased revenue during the second quarter, a reflection of the slowing economy and lower fuel volume

August 5, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Visits Navistar to Present Electric Vehicle Grant

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

President Barack Obama made a visit to Navistar Wednesday to present a $39 million federal grant to build all-electric delivery vehicle

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