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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

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

NationaLease Celebrates 65th Anniversary With Video

NationaLease, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2009 and has posted a video on the history of truck leasing in America on its web site in honor of its accomplishment

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

Wright Express Modifies Fuel-Price Risk Management Program

Wright Express has modified its fuel-price risk management program, continuing to purchase derivative instruments to cover approximately 80 percent of its fuel-price-related earnings exposure going forward, but not as far in advance as in the past

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

CH Robinson to Host Regional Carrier Appreciation Event

CH Robinson Worldwide is holding a its first Southeast Carrier Appreciation Event in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 13

Tags: Events

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

2009 ATD Convention and Expo

Online registration is now open for American Truck Dealers' 2009 Convention & Expo, themed "Moving America," to be held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, D.C., April 18-20

Tags: Events

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Hino Truck Engines Tops in Customer Satisfaction

Hino Truck engines rank highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty truck owners, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Drives Down Deaths on Highways

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are driving down the number of deaths on our highways resulting from poor driving behaviors of car, truck and bus drivers through the Operation Safe Driver campaign

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Buying Edart Leasing

Ryder System will acquire substantially all the assets of the full service truck leasing, commercial truck rental and contract maintenance businesses of Edart Leasing Company LLC,

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Terra, Brenntag Team up to Supply DEF

Terra Environmental Technologies and Brenntag North America announced a mutually exclusive, multi-year strategic alliance designed to efficiently supply the United States and Canada with TerraCair ultra pure diesel exhaust fluid

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

FTR Forecast Reflects Downward Revision

FTR Associates' latest truck market forecast registers yet another downward revision to the near term freight and truck production forecast

Tags: Economy

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