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February 20, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Alerts Public on the Dangers of Hypermiling

The American Trucking Associations put out a press release in response to a national news magazines' recommendation to use potentially dangerous techniques to save fuel, trying to alert other media and the public about the issue

February 20, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Warns of Scam

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is warning motor carriers of another round of fraudulent letters issued to DOT contractors and potential contractors asking for financial information

February 19, 2009 - Industry News

Group Releases Transportation Insurance Pricing Survey

If your insurance prices have been falling, that trend could be reversing, according to one survey

February 19, 2009 - Industry News

Missouri DOT to Close Interstate 44 For 18 Hours Saturday

Part of I-44 in Springfield, Mo, will be closed for about 18 hours Saturday, Feb., 21, for the demolition of the northbound Glenstone Avenue bridge

Tags: Highways

February 19, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW Awards Luncheon Honors Distributors, Technician, Products

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week wrapped up Thursday in Orlando, Fla., with an awards luncheon honoring the industry's top heavy duty distributors, an outstanding technician and the best new aftermarket products

February 19, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Miles Traveled Continues to Fall

America's trend of declining driving continued into its second year with 3.8 billion fewer vehicle-miles traveled, or 1.6 percent less, in December 2008 compared to the same month a year earlier, the Federal Highway Administration reported Thursday

Tags: Highways

February 18, 2009 - Industry News

Report: There's a Bright Side of the Real Estate Bust for Truckers

The crash in the U.S. real estate market, including declining property values for commercial properties, is turning into an unlikely boon for the trucking industr

February 18, 2009 - Industry News

Stimulus Includes Funding for Clean Diesel Retrofits

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law this week by President Obama will make $300 million available to heavy-duty diesel vehicle and equipment owners to retrofit their fleets with cleaner-burning engines

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Falling

Diesel prices continue to fall, with the national average dropping 3.3 cents last week to $2.186, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Developing Custom Training

The Used Truck Association named The Brooks Group as its training company of choice

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Bekins Approves Recapitalization Plan

Bekins Van Lines announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved a plan to recapitalize the company in order to reduce debt while providing the additional capital to continue to grow the company

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar GPN Opens New CoMan Centers

Global Parts Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of VIPAR Heavy Duty, has opened two new CoMan Centers (Cooperative Manufacturing Centers) in the eastern and western parts of the United States. The new facilities will support GPN's brake remanufacturing operation

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Express-1 Expedited Solutions Reports Strong Q4 Results

The acquisition of Concert Group Logistics last year helped Express-1 Expedited Solutions post a 95 percent increase in revenues in the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to 2007

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

2009 Aftermarket eForum Goes to Virtual Conference

The 2009 Aftermarket eForum virtual conference is tentatively scheduled for September, and will be conducted completely via the Internet

Tags: Events

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Kinedyne Announces College Scholarship Program

Kinedyne, Branchburg, N.J., has launched the Kinedyne Cares College Scholarship Program, which offers a $2,500 award to one applicant each from the Alabama and Minnesota state trucking associations

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Approved as EPA SmartWay Affiliate

TEC Equipment of Portland, Ore., has received certification as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transportation Partnership Affiliate

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Rebate Program For CBC Members

Kenworth is offering a 2009 truck purchase rebate program with the Consolidated Buying Company and its petroleum hauler, private grocery supplier and agricultural hauler members

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Bendix Spotlighted in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Brand Protection Manual

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems was included in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Manual for its development and manufacturing of commercial vehicle safety technologies for use in anti-counterfeiting

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Thermo King Wins Sysco Supplier of the Year Award

Thermo King was recently recognized as an "Operations Supplier of the Year" by Sysco Corporation, a North American foodservice marketer and distributor

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue Announced for 2010

Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced that Heavy Duty Dialogue will return to the Mirage in Las Vegas on Jan. 18, 2010

Tags: Events

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Parts Suppliers Submit Formal Assistance Request to Treasury

On behalf of the motor vehicle parts supplier industry, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its affiliate, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, submitted a formal request to the U.S. Department of the Treasury last week seeking financial assistanc

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Analysis Shows Intermodal Losing Market Share in Q4 2008

Intermodal transport lost market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2008, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows.

Tags: Intermodal

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-Involved Fatality Rate Falls 5.8 Percent

Figures recently released by the Federal Highway Administration indicate that the truck-involved fatality rate in 2007 declined 5.8 percent to 2.12 per 100 million miles from 2.25 per 100 million miles in 2006

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Roads and Bridges Get $26.8 Billion in Stimulus Bill

President Obama is scheduled to sign the $787 billion economic stimulus plan in Denver today. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes $26.8 billion in direct funding to states for "shovel ready" road and bridge projects

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

J.D. Power Honors Paccar With Founder's Award

J.D. Power and Associates presents its Founder's Award to Paccar Monday during Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 in Orlando, Fla

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