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January 12, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Say's It's Ready for 2010

Cummins reaffirmed Monday that its entire on-highway product range will be ready to meet the new Environmental Protection Agency regulations for the North American market beginning in 2010

January 11, 2009 - Industry News

Kenan Advantage Group Signs Agreement with TravelCenters of America

Kenan Advantage Group, North Canton, Ohio, has signed a five-year transportation and logistics services agreement with TravelCenters of America to provide services to the majority of TA's locations throughout the country

January 11, 2009 - Industry News

TIA Releases Dates for Training Classes

The Tire Industry Association announced its 2009 winter/spring dates for its Automotive Tire Service and Commercial Tire Service Certified Instructor programs

January 11, 2009 - Industry News

New Data Shows Record Low Highway Fatalities

The number of people killed in traffic crashes is expected to reach a new record low in 2008, with early projections showing an almost 10 percent drop in highway traffic deaths in the first 10 months of 2008

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Biodiesel Industry Says It's Ready for Renewable Fuels Goals

The National Biodiesel Board Friday said the U.S. biodiesel industry is ready to meet America's renewable fuels goals for 2009

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

CTL Transportation Announces Driver Pay Increase

CTL Transportation, a national tank truck company based in Mulberry, Fla., with 11 terminal locations, announced an increase to its company driver pay package

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

EOBR Rule May Not Make It

The final electronic on board recorders regulation, which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had been scheduled to publish by the end of 2008, may not make it into the rulebooks during the final days of the Bush administration

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Laying Off More Than 2,300

Daimler Trucks North America is laying off more than 2,300 employees at three Freightliner plants in North Carolina and at a plant in Portland, Ore

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Predicts Truck Sales Recovery

Navistar International's stock price rose last week, despite projecting lower-than-expected 2009 earnings, as company officials provided an optimistic forecast on North American truck sales and offered reassuring news about the company's cash and credit situation

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets to Vie for Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks North America will award $25,000 each to two fleets with the best driving records in 2008 in its new Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The money is awarded to help fund additional safety activities at the winning fleets

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Cutting More than 2,300 Jobs

Daimler Trucks North America is laying off more than 2,300 employees at three Freightliner plants in North Carolina and at a plant in Portland, Ore

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Construction Companies Planning Layoffs This Year

An estimated two-thirds of the nation's non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls, according to new employment and business forecast figures released by the Associated General Contractors of America

Tags: Economy

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Mack Delivers Hybrid Refuse Truck to Air Force

Mack Trucks recently delivered the first diesel-electric hybrid refuse truck to the U.S. Air Force Advanced Power Technology Office

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Teamsters Agree to Concessions in Modified YRC Agreement

Teamster members who work at the freight companies of YRC Worldwide - Yellow, Roadway, Holland and New Penn - have agreed to modify the current labor agreements.

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Census Bureau: Trucking Revenues Rose in 2007

Truck transportation revenues saw a 3.2 percent increase from 2006, reaching $229 billion in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Service Annual Surve

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

TCA To Host Webinar on Bankruptcies

The Truckload Carriers Association will host a "Protecting Carrier Interest in Shipper and Broker Bankruptcies" webinar on Jan. 22

Tags: Events

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Extends Rebate To OOIDA Members

Kenworth has extended through 2009 its rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Air-Weigh Earns ISO Certification

Air-Weigh, Eugene, Ore., is now certified by the International Organization for Standardization

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade Falls in October

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico fell 2.1 percent in October 2008 from the previous year, reaching $72.7 billion

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton to Use Clean Diesel Technology in No-Urea Aftertreatment System

Eaton has signed an agreement to use Clean Diesel's patented Advanced Reagent Injector System (ARIS) technology for injection of hydrocarbon fuel in emissions reduction applications, including Eaton's Aftertreatment System

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

International Will Have 15-liter MaxxForce Engine for 2010

Navistar will have an International 15-liter engine platform for 2010, it revealed in its Jan. 5 analysts conference call

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor to Reorganize Light Vehicle Systems Business

ArvinMeritor Thursday announced that instead of selling its Light Vehicle Business group as a whole unit, with today's economic realities it has decided to reorganize the business

January 7, 2009 - Industry News

Stifel, Nicolaus Analysts Look Into Crystal Ball

In their first "think piece" of the new year, the transportation analysts at Stifel, Nicolaus predicted increasing regulations that will constrain capacity increases as we come out of the economic downturn.

Tags: Economy

January 7, 2009 - Industry News

Alcoa Cutting Jobs, Production, Capital Expenses

Alcoa announced a series of actions it's taking to deal with the current economic downturn, including cutting more than 13,500 jobs, more plant closures, plans to sell assets and cuts in production and capital expenditures

January 7, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Petition for Meal Break Relief

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied a request by a group of motor carriers asking that the agency declare that California's meal and rest break regulations are pre-empted by federal law because they're incompatible with hours of service regulations

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