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January 30, 2009 - Industry News

FTR: Uncertainty, Overcapacity Key Themes for 2009 Economy

In its "Recession Update" webinar for customers Friday, transportation research and forecasting firm FTR Associates painted a picture of a challenging 2009 economic environment, with many uncertainties affecting predictions for the end of this recession

Tags: Economy

January 30, 2009 - Industry News

National Safety Council Calls for Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

The National Safety Council is pushing to stop the use of cell phones while driving

January 30, 2009 - Industry News

CE Names Titan by Mack a "Top 100 Product" for 2008

Construction Equipment magazine named the Titan by Mack one of the Top 100 Products introduced in the construction industry in 2008

January 30, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Announces 70 Consecutive Years of Net Profit

Paccar announced it earned its fourth highest annual net income in its 103-year history in 2008, making for 70 consecutive years of net profit

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Turbine Truck Engines Secures Agreement with Chinese Corporation

Turbine Truck Engines, Deland, Fla., has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Aerospace Machinery & Electric Equipment Company, a Chinese corporation

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Transplace Shipper Symposium to Feature Graves

Gov. Bill Graves, president and CEO of American Trucking Associations, will be among the featured speakers at Transplace's 2009 Shipper Symposium in Dallas May 5-7

Tags: Events

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Praxair Specifies RollTek Side Roll Protection

Praxair, Westfield, Ind, has specified LifeGuard RollTek on all new Praxair tractors for its U.S.-based bulk fleet

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

HDMA Offers Sales Training and Best Practices Research for Commercial Vehicle Suppliers

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has partnered with Kotler Marketing Group to provide three "Defending Price" regional workshops designed to help parts suppliers negotiate more effectively in the OEM and Aftermarket

Tags: Events

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Reports Fourth Quarter Financials

Eaton reported increased net income for 2008 over 2007, but fourth-quarter income plummeted, and the company expects revenues to fall this year in comparison to 2008

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

New DOT Secretary to Speak at MTA Convention

New U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will speak during the opening session of the 46th Annual Mid-West Truckers Association Convention on Feb. 6

Tags: Events

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Slashing Fleet, Jobs After Fourth Quarter Loss

Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., announced it is cutting more jobs, closing facilities and reducing the size of its fleet after a fourth quarter loss of $11 million

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

PortCheck to Begin Clean Truck Fee Collection

PortCheck of Long Beach, Calif., the not-for-profit company created by marine terminal operators to collect the Clean Truck Fee for the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, will start collecting the fee beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18

Tags: Intermodal

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Moved

The American Trucking Associations announced that National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 will take place Nov. 1-7

Tags: Events

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Flying J Chair Maggelet Assumes Operational Leadership

Flying J, Ogden, Utah, announced that Crystal Call Maggelet, chairman of the board and the founder's daughter, will add the duties of president and chief executive officer, assuming operational leadership of the company

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Splitting Business into Electrical, Industrial

Eaton announced that its businesses are being reorganized into two sectors -- electrical and industrial -- with a vice chairman and chief operating officer for each sector, effective Feb. 1

January 28, 2009 - Industry News

FTR December Numbers Show Class 8 Orders Lowest Since September 2006

Class 8 net orders for December 2008 were even softer than estimated, totaling 8,649 units, reports FTR Associates, Nashville, Tenn. in their current North American Commercial Truck and Trailers Outlook service

January 28, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo to Cut 650 at Virginia Truck Plant

Volvo Trucks North America announced permanent layoffs of 650 hourly employees in March and April at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va., according to published reports

January 28, 2009 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Reports Revenue and Net Income for the Fourth Quarter of 2008

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, saw revenue fall for the fourth quarter of 2008 but net income increase compared to the same period of 2007

January 28, 2009 - Industry News

Iteris Awarded CVISN Contracts by Maine and Nevada

Iteris, Santa Ana, Calif.,, was selected by the states of Maine and Nevada to provide Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) services in projects with a potential total value of up to $2 million over the next four years

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

Hill Bros. Receives Conagra Award

Hill Bros. Transportation was recently awarded ConAgra Foods 2008 Temperature Carrier of the Year award

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Achieves Best Safe Driving Performance in 21 Years

Con-way Truckload announced that its 3,500 drivers set a company record for safe driving in 2008, reducing its total accident frequency rate by 29 percent over the past four years to a 21-year low

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

HDT Fuel Issue Finalist for Two Journalism Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking editors are finalists for two prestigious Jesse H. Neal awards from the American Business Media for the June 2008 Fuel Crisis Survival special issue

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar to Close Indianapolis Engine Plant

Navistar International will close its Indianapolis engine plant and Indianapolis Casting Corp. foundry because the company is ending its diesel engine supply agreement with Ford

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Asks Congress to Support Trucking's Environmental Initiatives

The American Trucking Associations Tuesday asked Congress to support the trucking industry's environmental initiatives, which it says will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and reduce the carbon footprint of all vehicles by nearly a billion ton

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

RigMaster Reportedly Out of Business

Published reports indicate that APU maker RigMaster Power is shutting its doors

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