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October 12, 2009 - Industry News

HDMA Announces Theme, Contributors For Heavy Duty Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association is gearing up for next year's Heavy Duty Dialogue, settling on the theme of "The Next Decade in the Commercial Vehicle Industry" and announcing contributor

Tags: Events

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Research Center Taps Funding For New Diesel Engine Testing

The Knoxville, Tenn.-based National Transportation Research Center will receive $500,000 in federal research funding to test the Legacy rotary engine, a new type of rotary diesel engine for the trucking industry

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Provides Free Flu Shot to Employees

Through a partnership with Walgreens, Pilot Travel Centers is providing free seasonal flu shots to all 14,000 of the company's employees around the country, whether they participate in the company's medical plan or not

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

ACT: The Worst Production Rates Are Behind Us

Truck assembly plants, such as this Mack facility in Macungie, Pa., may start to see more activity.

While year-over-year declines will continue until the first quarter of 2010, the worst is behind us, and truck production rates will grow starting in the third quarte

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

GAO: More Biofuel Production Needed

The production of biofuel, including biodiesel and ethanol, must be increased in order to meet the requirements of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Ac

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Women In Trucking to Host Luncheon at Big Rig Expo

Women In Trucking will host a luncheon for members and potential members at the Big Rig Expo Oct. 23 at the Tulsa Convention Center

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October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Webinar to Cover Fuel Management

Sokolis Group will host a webinar on making better fuel budget decisions in 2010, on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. Eastern time

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October 12, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW One-on-One Supplier Registration Hits Record of 111

Registrations for pre-scheduled, one-on-one meetings during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '10 has hit an all-time high, with 111 supplier teams already signed u

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October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Arizona to Shutter Rest Stops to Save Money

The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close 13 highway rest stops, possibly close 12 Motor Vehicle Division field offices, defer $370 million in highway construction project

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Crash-related Deaths Down in First Half of 2009

The number of deaths related to motor vehicle crashes fell by 7 percent in the first half of 2009 compared to the first half of 200

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Expands Into Puerto Rico With New Dealer

Guaraguao Truck Sales, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, will serve as the authorized sales and service dealer for Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty work trucks

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

NTEA Announces Members of Verification Program

The National Truck Equipment Association has recognized three member companies and requalified 17 companies through its Member Verification Program for their commitment to safety and quality standard

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Lists Options for TRU Compliance

To help carriers comply with its new regulations for reefer units, the California Air Resources Board has provided a list of pollution control technology options on its web sit

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Parts Suppliers Call on Congress to Focus on Industry Needs

The motor vehicle parts industry last week urged Congress to invest in the industry, which needs greater access to capital and long-term programs to support technology and innovation

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Leland Brake and Wheel Adds to Distributor Network

Leland Brake and Wheel Parts, a foundation air brake parts supplier based in DuBois, Pa., has added Brockway Truck Sales, Bronx, N.Y., to its distributor network

October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois DOT Plans 12-day Closure of MLK Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation is closing the Martin Luther King Bridge to all traffic for 12 days starting Monday, Oct. 12

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Enhances Preferred Pricing Program

YRC has upgraded its Preferred Pricing Program to now guarantee preferred pricing shipments at no additional cos

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Prevails in Eaton Antitrust Suit

A U.S. District Court jury has ruled in favor of ZF Meritor and Meritor Transmission Corp. in the companies' antitrust lawsuit against Eaton Corp

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

Accuride Files For Bankruptcy Amid Restructuring Plan

Evansville, Ind.-based Accuride Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within its U.S. entities and announced a plan to restructure its balance shee

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ATA's Graves: Trucking Industry in a "Transformational Moment"

The trucking industry is going through a "transformational moment" as big as the ones triggered by the building of the Interstate Highway System and 1980's deregulation, said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

Share the Road Safety Tour Stops Over in Vegas

The American Trucking Associations' national Share the Road highway safety tour stopped over at the Las Vegas Auto Show Thursday, to demonstrate to drivers how to share the road safely with large trucks

Tags: Events

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Supports Texting Ban

The Executive Committee of the American Trucking Associations decided to support a bill to ban texting by all drivers

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Temporarily Rehires Workers at Columbus Engine Plant

Cummins is hoping to temporarily reinstate about 270 production workers who had been laid off or transferred to other Cummins facilities from the Cummins Midrange Engine Plant near Columbus, Ind

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

UK Chemicals Company Rebrands Particulate Filter Product

Johnson Matthey, a London-based specialty chemicals company, has rebranded its Advanced CCRT System, the second generation benchmark CCRT filter technology for heavy duty diesel 2.5 gram NOx EGR and non-EGR engine retrofit

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Military Order Gives 'Second Chance' to Portland Plant

"A huge order" for military line-haul tractors is the main reason Daimler Trucks North America will keep open its assembly plant in Portland, Ore., said Martin Daum, the company's president, during Wednesday's webcas

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