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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

January 7, 2009 - Industry News

Mack to Sponsor Skills Challenge at World of Concrete

Mack Trucks will again sponsor a Driving Skills Safety Challenge during the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, Feb. 3-5

Tags: Events

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

PTDI Recertifies Idaho Truck Driver Training Course

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has recertified the Idaho Center for Professional Truck Driving, in Nampa, Idaho, for five years

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

"Green" Trucks, Exhibitors Added to Work Truck Show

More new product launches, "green" vehicles, exhibitors and educational sessions have been added to The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association Convention

Tags: Events

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Extends Rebate Program with Landstar

Kenworth will extend its program with Landstar System that offers a $1,000 rebate on qualifiying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks to independent contractors leased to Landstar

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

Trans-Texas Corridor DOA

The controversial Trans-Texas Corridor is dead, but officials say they will still develop transportation projects that "move Texas forward.

Tags: Highways

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

Maryland Proposes Toll Hike for Trucks

A proposed toll increase in Maryland would spare passenger cars an increase but would charge trucks and other multi-axle vehicles more

Tags: Highways

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Associates Releases Preliminary Class 8 Orders for December

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 total net orders for all major North American OEM's at 8775 units -- the weakest monthly order activity since mid-2002

Tags: Economy

January 5, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Price Decline Slows

Diesel prices are still falling, although the rate of decline has slowed. Energy Information Administration figures released Monday show the average price of a gallon of diesel to be $2.291, down 3.6 cents from last week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 5, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Sells Vorad to Bendix

Eaton announced today it has sold its Vorad (Vehicle On-Board Radar) system to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Driver Reaches 2.5 Million Safe Miles

Barr-Nunn Transportation driver Keith Badtram recently reached a safety milestone of 2.5 million miles

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Thunder Horse Oil Platform Now in Full Operation in Gulf

The Thunder Horse platform taps an oil and gas reservoir that lies some 3 miles beneath mud, rock and salt, topped by a mile of ocean.

BP has started production from the third and fourth wells at the Thunder Horse oil production field in the Gulf of Mexico, with production now in excess of 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, marking commencement of full operatio

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Reports Fourth Quarter Loss, But Record Revenues for Year

Navistar's success is largely due to its military vehicles.

Navistar revenues for 2008 were up 20 percent compared to last year, and thanks largely to military sales, reported a profit for 2008 compared with a loss in fiscal 2007 -- but posted a loss for the fourth quarter

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar's Plimpton to Address Heavy Duty Dialogue '09

Paccar Vice Chairman Thomas Plimpton will be a featured speaker at Heavy Duty Dialogue next month

Tags: Events

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Midnight Trucking Radio Network Off Satellite, On iPhone

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network is no longer being aired on XM Satellite Radio, but will be available via live streaming on the iPhone sometime in the first quarter

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Marks 45 Years

Iowa 80 TA Truckstop, located in Walcott, Iowa, will be celebrating its 45th year of serving America's professional drivers in 2009

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation Recognized for Safety and Compliance

Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, Ark., was recently honored with Compliance Safety Systems' inaugural annual award for its dedication to safety and overall compliance to DOT regulations

December 30, 2008 - Industry News

Isuzu to Use SCR Technology to Meet 2010 Emissions Requirements

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it intends to use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to achieve the 2010 standards for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by diesel engines

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Says California Meal/Break Regs Applicable to Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rejected a petition to exempt commercial vehicle drivers subject to federal hours of service regulation from the California laws and regulations requiring employers to provide employees with meal and rest breaks

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop, Oil Rises Above $40

The average price of a gallon of diesel is now about a dollar less than it was a year ago, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Names Schneider Logistics Diversity Supplier of the Year

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, Wis., was recognized for its exceptional service with the ArvinMeritor 2007 Supplier Diversity Tier 1 Supplier of the Year Award

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