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July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Congress Votes to Give Highway Trust Fund $7 Billion Boost

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives voted this week to shore up the Highway Trust Fund with a $7 billion boost, to complete highway construction projects planned for the rest of the 2009 fiscal year

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Reaches 70-year Milestone

Peterbilt Motors Company celebrated its 70th anniversary in the truck manufacturing business, with a special event at its Denton, Texas, facility last week

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Port of Oakland Exemption Vote Goes Through

The Port of Oakland Commission officially voted Thursday to support a national goods movement policy, after making a change to the language of the resolution to make it clear that Oakland was speaking for itself, not "all West Coast ports.

Tags: Intermodal

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Lawmakers Take Action Against Texting Following Virginia Tech Study

In response to a recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute that highlights the dangers of texting while driving, lawmakers have rolled out new legislation that would ban texting on a cell phone or other device while driving. A new federal bill, known as the Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Ac

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Weak Tire Demand Brings Losses to Goodyear

The second quarter brought a $221 million net loss, or 92 cents a share, for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, affected by weak tire deman

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

P.A.M.'s Losses Widen in Second Quarter

P.A.M. Transportation Services' second quarter was characterized by a net loss of $2.36 million, or 25 cents a share, versus a loss of $1.33 million, or 14 cents a share, during the second quarter of 2008

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Equipment Buying To Remain Stable Through 3Q

CK Commercial Vehicle Research has found that its Fleet Equipment Buying Index for the third quarter of 2009 has improved slightly to 89 percent from the second quarter's 88.1 percent

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Landstar, NLM Receive Top 100 3PL Status

Landstar System, a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions, and newly-acquired National Logistics Management, have been honored as Top 100 3PLs by Inbound Logistic

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Nominees for Highway Hero Awards

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is seeking nominations for U.S. and Canadian drivers who have exhibited heroism on the road

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Supports Tax Credits for Idle Reduction Devices

The American Trucking Associations voiced its support of H.R. 3383, which gives tax credits for the purchase of idling reduction systems for diesel-powered on-highway vehicles

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide's Quarter Lacking Despite Efforts

YRC Worldwide said it lost $309 million, or $5.20 a share, during the second quarter, despite efforts to restore the less-than-truckload giant's financial healt

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

Deadline Approaching for Bridgestone Canadian Truck Hero Nominees

Bridgestone Canada is requesting nominations for the Bridgestone Canadian Truck Hero Award, as the deadline is less than two months away

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

Piedmont Taps Goodyear for Tire Retreading

Piedmont Truck Tires has enhanced its relationship with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to provide tire retreading system

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Second-Quarter Performance Down

Affected by the global recession and lower volumes, Cummins saw a drop in sales and profit during the second quarter

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

Oshkosh Posts $26.6 Million Loss

Oshkosh Corporation experienced a fiscal third quarter loss of $26.6 million, compared with the year-ago loss of $84.3 million, as a result of weak deman

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW 2010 Accepting Reservations for Booth Space

Organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2010 are now accepting reservations for booth space for the even

Tags: Events

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

International Trucks Now Available with Qualcomm MCP100

Navistar's International Truck dealers now offer Qualcomm's Mobile Computing Platform 100 Series to its customers

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

Surface Trade With Canada and Mexico Down 35.4 Percent

Land transportation trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico in May was down 35.4 percent from May 2008, the largest decline from the same month of the previous year on recor

Tags: Economy

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

Timken to Sell Needle Roller Bearings Biz

The Timken Company has signed a deal to sell off its Needle Roller Bearings business to Japan's JTEKT Corporation

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

Smith Newton Releases Electric Truck to the U.S.

Smith Newton has unveiled its electric trucks in the U.S., with first customers including Coca-Cola, Staples, Frito-Lay, AT&T, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Kansas City Power & Light

July 29, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Reports Second Quarter Loss

Daimler AG has reported a second quarter net loss of $1.51 billion, hurt by low sales and worldwide market weaknes

July 29, 2009 - Industry News

NPTC Gears Up For National Safety Conference

The National Private Truck Council will host its annual National Safety Conference September 10-11 in Herndon, Va

Tags: Events

July 29, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Drug Testing Rules Back Into Effect Aug. 31

The Department of Transportation passed a final rule, reinstating the requirements for observation collection of urine samples for all return-to-duty and follow-up drug tests, effective August 31

July 29, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Renton Plant Wins Recycling Award

Kenworth's plant in Renton, Wash.

Kenworth Truck Company's manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., has been honored with the 2009 Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction Award from King County's Solid Waste Division

July 29, 2009 - Industry News

NATSO, Barjan to Hold Joint Annual Event

NATSO's 2010 annual show in Las Vegas will be held in conjunction with Barjan's annual tradeshow in March of next year

Tags: Events

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