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January 29, 2009 - Industry News

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Moved

The American Trucking Associations announced that National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 will take place Nov. 1-7

Tags: Events

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Flying J Chair Maggelet Assumes Operational Leadership

Flying J, Ogden, Utah, announced that Crystal Call Maggelet, chairman of the board and the founder's daughter, will add the duties of president and chief executive officer, assuming operational leadership of the company

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Splitting Business into Electrical, Industrial

Eaton announced that its businesses are being reorganized into two sectors -- electrical and industrial -- with a vice chairman and chief operating officer for each sector, effective Feb. 1

January 28, 2009 - Industry News

FTR December Numbers Show Class 8 Orders Lowest Since September 2006

Class 8 net orders for December 2008 were even softer than estimated, totaling 8,649 units, reports FTR Associates, Nashville, Tenn. in their current North American Commercial Truck and Trailers Outlook service

January 28, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo to Cut 650 at Virginia Truck Plant

Volvo Trucks North America announced permanent layoffs of 650 hourly employees in March and April at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va., according to published reports

January 28, 2009 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Reports Revenue and Net Income for the Fourth Quarter of 2008

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, saw revenue fall for the fourth quarter of 2008 but net income increase compared to the same period of 2007

January 28, 2009 - Industry News

Iteris Awarded CVISN Contracts by Maine and Nevada

Iteris, Santa Ana, Calif.,, was selected by the states of Maine and Nevada to provide Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) services in projects with a potential total value of up to $2 million over the next four years

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

Hill Bros. Receives Conagra Award

Hill Bros. Transportation was recently awarded ConAgra Foods 2008 Temperature Carrier of the Year award

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Achieves Best Safe Driving Performance in 21 Years

Con-way Truckload announced that its 3,500 drivers set a company record for safe driving in 2008, reducing its total accident frequency rate by 29 percent over the past four years to a 21-year low

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

HDT Fuel Issue Finalist for Two Journalism Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking editors are finalists for two prestigious Jesse H. Neal awards from the American Business Media for the June 2008 Fuel Crisis Survival special issue

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar to Close Indianapolis Engine Plant

Navistar International will close its Indianapolis engine plant and Indianapolis Casting Corp. foundry because the company is ending its diesel engine supply agreement with Ford

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Asks Congress to Support Trucking's Environmental Initiatives

The American Trucking Associations Tuesday asked Congress to support the trucking industry's environmental initiatives, which it says will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and reduce the carbon footprint of all vehicles by nearly a billion ton

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

RigMaster Reportedly Out of Business

Published reports indicate that APU maker RigMaster Power is shutting its doors

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

Wabco Supplies AMT System to Chinese Truck Maker

Wabco Holdings has begun supplying its new modular automated manual transmission system to China National Heavy Truck Corp., to be featured on their HOWO heavy truck series

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

Third Generation Driver Big Winner at Broadway Flying J

Daniel Harris, Jackson, Miss., was the winner of the Broadway Flying J's 45th anniversary $7,000 truck customization package

January 26, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar's Ustian to Speak at HDMA Mid-America Event

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Navistar, as the keynote speaker of HDMA's 19th Annual Breakfast & Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show on Friday, March 20

Tags: Events

January 26, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Drop

The national average price of a gallon of diesel and the price of a barrel of oil traded on the futures market both showed declines Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 26, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Plummets 11 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 11.1 percent in December 2008, marking the largest month-to-month reduction since April 1994, when the unionized less-than-truckload industry was in the midst of a strike

Tags: Economy

January 26, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results for 2008

Special charges related to Con-way Freight and a Chinese acquisition caused Con-Way Inc. to report a net loss for the fourth quarter of $49.7 million, compared to net income of $36.9 million a year earlier

January 26, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Announces Driver of the Year Finalists

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the finalists for its Driver of the Year contest

January 26, 2009 - Industry News

NABE Survey Confirms Worsening Recession

A survey released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics confirmed that the U.S. recession deepened in the fourth quarter of 2008, depicting the worst business conditions since the survey began in 1982

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2009 - Industry News

Rush Truck Center Delivers Hybrid Truck to Food Bank

Rush Truck Center in Tucson, Arizona delivered a 2009 Model 335 Peterbilt hybrid diesel electric truck to a Tucson Community Food Bank Fleet.

January 25, 2009 - Industry News

Accuride and Benecor Cease Joint Venture

Accuride and Benecor are ending their urea distribution partnership set up to build a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF, also known as urea) dispensing infrastructure

January 23, 2009 - Industry News

Ray H. LaHood Becomes 16th Secretary of Transportation

Ray H. LaHood became the 16h U.S. Secretary of Transportation Friday afternoon

January 23, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Introduces YRC Brand Name for Integrated Network

YRC is the new brand name for YRC Worldwide's combined Yellow Transportation and Roadway network, and the company says it's ahead of schedule to successfully integrate its national networks by early spring

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