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November 7, 2008 - Industry News

Groups Say Unemployment Numbers Underscore Urgency of Infrastructure Stimulus

Friday's news that the nation's unemployment rate hit a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October prompted several groups to call for a stimulus bill that includes infrastructure spending

Tags: Economy

November 7, 2008 - Industry News

Record Number of Brake Inspections Put More Trucks Out of Service

Commercial vehicle inspectors conducted a record number of inspections during Operation Air Brake - 20,810 - and found a slightly higher percentage of brake problems resulting in out-of-service orders than last year

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Cuts 40 Locations From Service Network

Con-way Freight announced a major re-engineering of its operating network that will cut the size of the network by 40 locations

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services' Telematics Solutions Receives Technology Services Award

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services won the Technology Services Award at the 2008 Tekne Awards for its Mobile Resource and Asset Use/Management via a telematics solution

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Work Truck Show to Offer Green Truck info, Fleet Symposium

The Work Truck Show 2009 is being held in conjunction with the 45th Annual NTEA Convention March 4-6, 2009, at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago

Tags: Events

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Accuride Draws Under Its Revolving Credit Facility

Accuride Corp, Evansville, Ind., is drawing approximately $95 million under its $125 million revolving credit facility under its Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.5 Percent from Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 4.5 percent higher in August 2008 than in August 2007, reaching $72.3 billion

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Chairman To Deliver Keynote at Ag and Food Transportation Summit

The new chairman of the American Trucking Associations will deliver the opening keynote address at the International Summit on Ag and Food Transportation Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C

Tags: Events

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

America's Road Team Highlights Safety During National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

America's Road Team, a group of million mile accident-free drivers, are taking the opportunity during National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week this week to reach out to the motoring public and talk about safety and the dangers of driving while drowsy.

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Minnesota Facility

Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of its new full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance services facility in Faribault, Minn

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

C&D Technologies Partners with Firefly

C&D Technologies, Blue Bell, Penn., announced that it has signed a manufacturing contract with Firefly Energy, the Peoria, Ill.-based battery technology company and developer of lead-acid battery technologies

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Independent Panel Finds Border Project Safe But Statistically Inadequate

An independent panel evaluating the controversial cross-border trucking demonstration program says while there were no crashes involving Mexican carriers in the project and out of service rates were low, there were not enough participants for a meaningful comparison

November 5, 2008 - Industry News

What Will an Obama Presidency Mean for Trucking?

Now that Barack Obama has been elected as the 44th president of the United States, observers are looking to what kinds of decisions he might make that affect the trucking industry

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Illinois Considers Toll Hike for Trucks

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is holding public hearings this month on a proposed toll increase on trucks to pay for a major construction project on the Illinois Tollway system

Tags: Highways

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

TSE Brakes Joins Marmon Highway Technologies

Marmon Highway Technologies, Birmingham, Ala., announced the acquisition of TSE Brakes

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Bendix Continues Channel Partner Rewards Program

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is honoring achievement in its Premier Distributor Program, a channel partner program that rewards distributors

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Business Planning Education Session Scheduled for HDAW '09

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 will host a best practices and solutions session, "Essential Elements of Your Business Plan," a panel discussion of industry executives with significant experience in the heavy duty industry

Tags: Events

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

PSI Celebrates 15 Years of Automatic Tire Inflation

Pressure Systems International recently celebrated its 15th anniversary at a Fleet Technology event held in San Antonio

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Walker Group Holdings Acquires Bulk International

Walker Group Holdings of New Lisbon Wis., a portfolio company of Insight Equity, announced that it has purchased the Mexico-based manufacturing assets of Bulk International from Bulk Resources

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Phillips Honored by Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America recently presented Phillips Industries with its 2007 Masters of Quality Award

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

MHF Trucking & Drayage Opens Chicago Terminal

MHF Logistical Solutions Trucking & Drayage Division of Jacksonville, Fla., has opened a terminal in Chicago

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Mack Receives Additional $8.6 Million U.S. Army Award

Mack Trucks has received an award of approximately $8.6 million from the U.S. Army Tacom Life Cycle Management Command for 66 Mack Granite Elite model tractors over the next three years

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Networkcar Becomes Networkfleet

Networkcar, San Diego, is changing its name to Networkfleet and has moved to a newly renovated building to expand its headquarters

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

NationaLease Announces 2008 Award Recipients

NationaLease, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., announced the 2008 recipients of its Rising Star Awards and Leading Initiative Awards at its annual meeting held recently in Boston

November 4, 2008 - Industry News

Idle Reduction Technology Research Sheds Light on APU Decisions

The NC Solar Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh wrapped up a three-year, $500,000 project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that focused on developing mobile idle reduction technology to reduce idling of long haul trucks

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