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June 29, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Manufacturing Is In a Long-Distance Race, Says ArvinMeritor Chief

The story of global commerce in recent times has been about the relocation of production to places where labor costs the least, a trend that has been damaging to U.S. competitiveness. Service industries have grown while manufacturing has shrunk, a combination that limits the outlook for long-term U.S. prosperity. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Chip McClure, Chairman, CEO and President of ArvinMeritor

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Takes First Dive Since April

The price of diesel may have hit a peak last week, dropping 0.8 cents this week, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Orders Recovering Slowly

Sales for heavy-duty commercial vehicles are seeing a slow recovery as expecte

Tags: Economy

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Dart Honors Contractors of the Year

Dart President David Oren presents Harvey Zander (left) and Al Beck (right) with marble trophies at Dart's Eagan Operating Center.

Randy House, Al Beck and Harvey Zander have been named 2008 Contractors of the Year by Dart Transit

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Six More Voice Approval for "Right to Repair"

Six more co-sponsors have joined the effort to push through the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act recentl

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Launches Tools for Understanding Clean Air Standards

The California Air Resources Board has launched educational tools to help the trucking industry comply with the state's clean air regulation

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

CSX Joins Initiative to Cut Emissions

CSX has plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions of its train operations by 8 percent per revenue ton mile by 2011

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Flying J Locations to Offer ACS TripPak Scanning

Affiliated Computer Services will now offer its TripPak Truck Stop Scanning services at all participating Flying J locations

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan DOT to Reopen Section of I-75

The Michigan Department of Transportation will reopen a 1.5-mile stretch of Interstate 75 near the Detroit-Windsor international border crossing this week

Tags: Highways

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Gray Manufacturing Files Suit Against Stertil-Koni

Gray Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of portable lifting equipment, has filed a patent infringement suit against Stertil-Koni, which introduced a version of a wireless lift

June 26, 2009 - Industry News

TMC Puts Fall Meeting on the Map

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations will host its 2009 Fall Meeting and TMCSuperTech2009 Sept. 14-17 at the Raleigh Convention Cente

Tags: Events

June 26, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index on the Rise

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.2 percent in May, the first increase since February

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2009 - Industry News

TMC Prepares for Technician Skills Competition

The Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has scheduled its fifth annual National Technician Skills Competition for Sept. 14-17, during the council's 2009 Fall Meeting at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C

Tags: Events

June 26, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider National Expands Healthcare Offerings

Schneider National employees and their dependents now have access to a medical consultation service called Best Doctors

June 26, 2009 - Industry News

ZF and ISE to Distribute Hybrid Systems in North America

Auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen has signed on with ISE Corp., a producer of hybrid drives systems, to distribute a line of parallel-electric hybrid drive systems and parts in North America

June 25, 2009 - Industry News

Industry Organizations Debut Private Fleet Assessment Tool

The National Private Truck Council, Optima Associates and Schneider National have created the Private Fleet Assessment Program, a Web-based management resource to help carriers weigh the costs and overall performance of their fleet

June 25, 2009 - Industry News

Wyoming Eyes Tolling on I-80

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is considering placing a toll on Interstate 80 across southern Wyoming due to a shortfall of revenue needed to maintain the highway

Tags: Highways

June 25, 2009 - Industry News

CVSA Roadcheck Sees Drop in Safety Violations

During this year's Roadcheck, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's inspections found significant drops in vehicle and driver out-of-service rates as well as safety belt violations

June 25, 2009 - Industry News

Mack Finalizes Plant Consolidation

Mack's Macungie assembly operation will become home to its entire on-highway line, not just the Mack Granite and TerraPro models currently assembled there.

Starting in September, Mack Trucks will move production of its entire highway product line from its New River Valley, Va., plant to Macungie, Pa., where the company's construction and refuse trucks are built

June 25, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Sheds Light Vehicle Businesses

ArvinMeritor is selling its stake in two joint ventures in its light vehicle Chassis business, in an effort to concentrate on commercial vehicle businesses

June 25, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Seeks Nominations for Best Employer Contest

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are now taking nominations for the 2010 Best Fleets to Drive For contest, which recognizes top employers in the North American for-hire trucking industry

June 25, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Seeks Change to Labor Agreement With Teamsters

As part of its effort to secure its financial position, YRC Worldwide is seeking to modify the terms of its labor agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamster

June 24, 2009 - Industry News

Bexar County Taps New Kenworth Hybrids

Bexar County, Texas, added three new Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrids, which will be housed at county service centers

June 24, 2009 - Industry News

Transport America Couple Reaches Safe Driving Milestones

A couple who drives for Transport America has recently reached million-mile safe driving milestones

June 24, 2009 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Ramps Up Canadian Coverage

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has added eight new Canadian dealers to its network in 2009, with another three in the pipeline

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