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November 23, 2008 - Industry News

Feds Shut Down South Dakota Carrier For Refusing to Comply with Safety Regs

The U.S. District Court for South Dakota granted a request of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Justice to immediately halt the operations of Action Carrier Inc., of Sioux Falls, S.D.,

November 23, 2008 - Industry News

Fleets, Government Officials and Media Experience Brake Systems Safety

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems provided fleet managers and government officials with an opportunity to experience the latest collision-safety technology for commercial trucks, buses, and trailers at a demonstration ride 'n drive even

November 20, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Offers Economic Trends Webcast

The Truckload Carriers Association's Truckload Academy is offering "Truckload Economic Trends," a webcast from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 11

Tags: Events

November 20, 2008 - Industry News

Maine Congressman Honored for Work on Weight Limits

The Forest Resources Association presented Rep. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) with its 2008 Legislative Leadership Award

November 20, 2008 - Industry News

Lift Association Elects Officers and Directors

The Automotive Lift Institute, Cortland, NY, reelected Jerry Lentz of Challenger Lifts, Louisville, Ky., to a third term as Chairman of the Board of Directors

November 20, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Suppliers Show Support for HDAW'09

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week report a strong response from suppliers, with a record number of participant commitments for HDAW '09 from the same period of the prior year

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November 20, 2008 - Industry News

Distributors Encouraged to Provide Information for Buyer's Guide

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's National Parts & Service Directory is currently gathering information on heavy-duty distributors for its annual buyer's guide

November 19, 2008 - Industry News

Highway Trust Fund Revenue Falls $3 Billion in Single Year

The Highway Trust Fund, the federal government's primary source for financing highway, bridge and transit projects, took in $3 billion fewer in Fiscal Year 2008 as Americans drove 90 billion miles less over 11 months of the same fiscal year

Tags: Highways

November 19, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports Fiscal Year 2008 and Fourth-Quarter Results

ArvinMeritor, Troy, Mich., reported financial results for its full fiscal year and fourth quarter ended Sept. 28, 2008

November 19, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Freight Shipments with Canada and Mexico Reached a Record High in 2007

Goods valued at more than $909 billion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and Mexico in 2007, 4.9 percent higher than the previous record set in 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

November 19, 2008 - Industry News

Mileage-Based User Fee Possible

With the federal surface transportation program scheduled to expire in September 2009, and with infrastructure needs far out-stripping funding from current taxes, the technology exists to implement a mileage-based fee,

November 19, 2008 - Industry News

OOIDA Asks Government to Delay 2010 Standards

With the backing of new research, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking U.S. policymakers to delay or phase in 2010 emissions standards in light of the current economic situation

November 19, 2008 - Industry News

General Dynamics to Acquire AxleTech International

General Dynamics is buying AxleTech International, a global manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty axles, axle components, planetary axles, independent suspensions, brakes and aftermarket parts

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

FleetPride Purchases Automotive Brake

FleetPride recently acquired Automotive Brake Co. of Newburgh

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

SSA Says Annual Convention a Success

The Service Specialists Association of Elgin, Ill., recently held its annual convention in San Diego focusing on the future of the spring repair industry and how to communicate with customers and employees better in order to build a successful business

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November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens Body Shop in Atlanta Area

Penske Truck Leasing recently opened its new collision repair center in Atlanta suburb Lithia Springs

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Firestone Plant Earns Green Building Honor

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire's Warren County Plant in Tennessee is the first tire plant to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

GE Fleet Services to Host Webinar on Fuel Outlook

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services will host a free online seminar, "Navigating the Energy Environment. What's Next? Fuel Outlook and Impact to Your Bottom Line in 2009.

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November 18, 2008 - Industry News

FMSCA Announces Final HOS Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Tuesday announced its final hours of service rule, and they remain unchanged from the "interim" rule the trucking industry has been working under

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Commission Proposes Toll Changes

The Ohio Turnpike Commission this week proposed new toll rates that will change how trucks and tractor-trailers are charged and will give a big break for E-ZPass users

Tags: Highways

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Cox Makes Changes for Fuel Efficient Fleet

Cox Communications New England recently added the Navistar Hybrid Bucket Truck to its environmentally friendly fleet

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon DOT Announces Winter Parking for I-84 Eastbound Closures

During winter freeway closures between Pendleton and La Grande, the Oregon Department of Transportation will be directing eastbound trucks to park along the right shoulder of Interstate 84 near the Exit 216 Interchange

Tags: Highways

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Pacer Deploying Clean Truck Equipment in Southern California

Pacer International of Concord, Calif., announced that its subsidiaries, Pacer Cartage, Harbor Rail Transport, and PDS Trucking, a subsidiary of Pacer Distribution Services, will deploy 230 new clean trucks in their Southern California operations beginning in late November

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Final HOS Rule Keeps 11 Hour Driving, 34-Hour Restart Provisions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced its final hours of service rule, and they remain unchanged from the "interim" rule the trucking industry has been working under

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Averitt Opens New West Atlanta Facility

Averitt Express recently opened a new distribution facility in West Atlanta, with double the amount of dock space and nearly twice as many dock doors as the previous West Atlanta location

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