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November 18, 2008 - Industry News

HDMA Names Participants in Heavy Duty Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has announced additional participants in Heavy Duty Dialogue 2009, for a total of 18 influential senior executives scheduled to discuss "The Commercial Vehicle Industry in Transition" Feb. 16 in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue to Fall Amid News of Troubled Global Economy

Diesel prices continue their headlong plunge, with the U.S. Energy Information Administration reporting an average retail price of $2.809 in its weekly report, down 13.5 cents from last week and more than 60 cents lower than a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Hino Tops Conventional Medium-Duty Survey, Buying Plans Lowest Since 2002

Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, ranks highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty trucks in its second model year of producing the vehicles, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

NTSB Says Design Flaw Caused I-35W Bridge Collapse

The collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis was caused a design flaw that led to the bridge not being able to take the weight of concentrated construction loads on the bridge, exacerbated by inadequate inspection procedures

Tags: Highways

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Meeting Theme: "Forging Alliances in Technical Leadership"

"Forging Alliances in Technical Leadership" will be the theme of the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2009 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, Feb. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Stemco Buying Carlisle Motion Control

Stemco will acquire Carlisle's Motion Control division, which supplies brake friction to the heavy duty truck market as well as new and remanufactured brake shoes under the Altec brand name

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Major Layoffs Planned at Kenworth Plant

Kenworth will all but shut down production at its Renton, Wash., truck plant, when it lays off more than 400 employees at in January, according to published reports

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

High-Tech Vehicles, Roads Hailed as Future of Transportation

Government and industry leaders this week are unveiling an array of transportation technologies that promise to save lives, time and money by reducing congestion, improving safety and minimizing wasted fuel and emissions

Tags: Highways

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Launches 75th Anniversary Tour

Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, N.C., kicked off its 75th anniversary celebration at this year's National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) Annual Meeting and TransComp Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale Nov. 14-19

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Supplier CEOs Write Congress Urging Help for Auto Makers

Urging Congressional support for financial assistance to the automotive industry, 98 supplier industry CEOs sent a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Monday,

November 14, 2008 - Industry News

Waste Management Begins Testing Hydraulic Hybrids

Houston-based Waste Management, North America's largest waste management company, is field-testing the first prototype parallel hydraulic hybrid truck to be deployed in a waste collection vehicle

November 14, 2008 - Industry News

Engine Group Estimates DEF Use

The Engine Manufacturers Association has developed estimates for how much diesel exhaust fluid will be needed by U.S. and Canadian on-highway vehicles from 2010 to 2019

November 14, 2008 - Industry News

Setco Announces Partnership with AMS to Distribute Clutch Products

Setco Automotive and AMS Automotive have teamed up to market and distribute Lipe Clutch products in the heavy duty aftermarket

November 14, 2008 - Industry News

Collection of Clean Truck Fee Will Be Delayed at Southern California Ports

Collection of the Clean Truck Fee at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will not begin today as previously scheduled.

Tags: Intermodal

November 13, 2008 - Industry News

MHF Trucking & Drayage Opens Massachusetts Terminal

MHF Logistical Solutions Trucking & Drayage Division has opened a terminal in Worcester, Mass

November 13, 2008 - Industry News

Voters Approve $71 Billion for Transportation Funding

On Nov. 4, voters passed measures generating more than $71 billion in new revenue for transportation infrastructure work, reports the American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Tags: Highways

November 13, 2008 - Industry News

S&P's Downgrades Automotive Suppliers

A number of automotive suppliers, including several that also supply the commercial truck industry, had their credit ratings placed on CreditWatch by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services because of their ties to struggling American automakers

November 13, 2008 - Industry News

Wabash National Launches Purchasing Consortium

Wabash National, Lafayette, Ind., launched the Transportation Equipment Purchasing Consortium with other businesses associated with the transportation industry

November 13, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Index in Negative Territory

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 2.5 percent in September from its August level, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

November 12, 2008 - Industry News

Philips Respironics Launches Sleep Apnea Awareness Program

Royal Philips Electronics announced a program targeted at the trucking industry to increase awareness of a potentially serious disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) that can negatively affect drivers and impact trucking companies

November 12, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo To Display Intelligent Vehicle Systems Innovations at 15th World Congress on ITS

Sweden-based Volvo Group, the parent company of Volvo Trucks North America, will showcase a number of intelligent transportation systems under the theme of "Connected Truck" during the 15th World Congress on ITS in New York, Nov. 16-20

Tags: Events

November 12, 2008 - Industry News

Two Agencies Look at Short-Term, Long-Term Energy Forecasts

Two different energy forecasts released Wednesday indicate that while oil and diesel prices may stay fairly low through 2009, if that delays energy investment spending, it could mean an energy supply crunch later on

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 12, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Parking Limited for I-80 Storm Closures

The Nevada Department of Transportation is reminding truckers that the Boomtown Truck Stop, located west of Reno on Interstate 80, has indefinitely closed

Tags: Highways

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Powertrain Cutting 1,000 Jobs

Truck maker Volvo AB is cutting 1,000 jobs in its Powertrain unit, including 100 at its Hagerstown, Md. powertrain plant, according to widely published reports Tuesday

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Domestic Intermodal Posts Best Results in Four Years

Domestic intermodal had its best performance this quarter since the second quarter of 2004, according to a report released by the Intermodal Association of North America

Tags: Intermodal

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