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May 11, 2009 - Industry News

Time Is Right to Re-Think Truck Productivity, Volvo Trucks Says

Increasing road congestion, inadequate infrastructure and the continued need to reduce the environmental impact of trucks means the trucking industry, policymakers and the general public must be open to new ways of increasing highway freight transport productivity

Tags: Highways

May 11, 2009 - Industry News

EPA SmartWay Adds 2 Michelin X-One Tires to Verified Technologies List

Two more commercial X-One truck tires from Michelin -- the XDNR2 drive tire and the XTER trailer tire -- have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay's list of verified technologies for tires

May 11, 2009 - Industry News

GAAS Awards 59 Scholarships, Prepares For Second Round

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship committee announced the awarding of scholarships to 59 American students pursuing aftermarket careers in 2009, and said sponsors donated more than $10,000 that will fund a second round of awards soon

May 11, 2009 - Industry News

Arsenault Revenue Grew 10.2% in 2008, 30% in 1st Quarter 2009

Arsenault Associates, a leading provider of fleet maintenance management software, reported that it produced another consecutive year of double digit revenue growth in 2008.

May 9, 2009 - Industry News

Continental's Commercial Vehicle Tire Division Announces Retreading Deal with Marangoni

Continental's new ContiTread, a retread product manufactured by Marangoni with the same rubber compounding, tread designs and fuel-saving technologies as new Continental tires, will be available in the U.S. and Canada for fleet customers through current Continental and MTNA dealers

May 8, 2009 - Industry News

California Leads Nation in Poor Roads

California's major urban roadways are the roughest in the nation, while overall, driving on rough roads costs the average American motorist approximately $400 a year in extra vehicle operating costs

Tags: Highways

May 8, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt of Norfolk Celebrates Grand Opening

More than 300 customers and trucking industry officials attended the grand opening celebration of Peterbilt of Norfolk (Neb.) on May 1

May 8, 2009 - Industry News

Webinar Looks at Building Back After the Recession

The third part in the Truckload Carriers Association's "Navigating the Storm" webinar series will cover "Building Back After a Recession: Will You Be Ready?

Tags: Events

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

April Truck Orders Down From March

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing Class 8 total net orders for all major North American OEM's totaling 7,935 units in April, down 9 percent from March

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Report: North American Road Investment Will Likely Fall Short of Demand

Some small growth in North American road spending is predicted in a new report, but likely not enough to meet demand over the next five years

Tags: Highways

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Isuzu Commercial Truck Celebrates 25 Years in the U.S. Market

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America celebrated the 25th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market with a ceremony at the American Truck Dealers convention last month

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Rise Again

Crude oil prices continued to rise Thursday, closing trading at $56.71 on the New York Mercantile Exchange after rising to over $58 a barrel earlier in the day

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Roadranger Lubricants Receive Environmental Award

Roadranger lubricants have received the "E2T Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award" from the Society of Automotive Engineers for significant innovations in reducing the environmental impact caused by the transportation industry

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Agriculture Hours of Service Exemption Under Attack in Washington

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety this week sent a letter to leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to repeal the driver hours-of-service exemptions for agriculture and utility drivers

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins to Temporarily Close MidRange Plant

Cummins is temporarily closing the Columbus MidRange Engine Plant in Walesboro, Ind., just outside Columbus, as a result of Chrysler's decision last week to idle its manufacturing operations while it undergoes bankruptcy reorganization

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Makes Changes to Scholarship Program

The Truckload Carriers Association is opening up its annual scholarship application process on May 11, with some significant changes to the program

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Wins Modern Productivity Award

Detroit Diesel has been recognized with a Modern Productivity Award in Warehousing/Manufacturing from Modern Materials Handling magazine

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Prices Rise on Crude Stockpile Report

Oil prices jumped to their highest level so far this year Wednesday, settling at $56.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

ZF and Continental Announce Commercial Vehicle Hybrid Drive Strategic Alliance

ZF and Continental have finalized a strategic alliance to develop and produce hybrid drives for commercial vehicles

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Launches New Green Initiatives

Detroit Diesel announced new initiatives to support its commitment to the environment by becoming an Energy Star partner

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Wallwork Kenworth - Bismarck Moves To New, State-of-the-Art Facility

Wallwork Kenworth has opened a state-of-the-art dealership in Bismarck, N.D., expanding its operations with a new facility that offers better accessibility and enhanced support

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

'Jason's Law' Introduced in Senate

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced companion legislation in the Senate to a bill in the House that would implement a pilot program to address shortages in safe parking for commercial motor vehicles on the National Highway System

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Administration Announces Biofuels Initiatives

President Obama Tuesday announced steps to increase the use of biofuels -- but traditional soy-based diesel would be limited in an EPA proposal

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel BlueTec Customer Demo Units In Use

Detroit Diesel's first two BlueTec emissions technology customer demo units are being evaluated by Schneider National

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Offers Custom Engineering

Navistar launched its Custom Engineering group to make modifications and add unique features to many of its heavy and severe service trucks

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