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May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Index Fell 3.3 Percent in March from February

The federal Freight Transportation Services Index fell 3.3 percent in March from its February level, falling to its lowest level in more than six years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported

Tags: Economy

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Survey: Real-Time Asset Data 'Most Critical' in Managing Fleet Operations

Real-time asset data is viewed as the most critical information in effectively managing fleet operations, according to recent findings from a GE Capital Fleet Services' survey

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Center in Tyler, Texas

Pilot opened a new travel center today in Tyler, Texas, at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Farm-to-Market 14

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Mack, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Mack Trucks and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new 40-month Master Agreement that would cover about 1,700 UAW members at seven facilities in three states

May 14, 2009 - Industry News

Slow Trailer Sales To Continue, Researcher Tells TTMA

Trailer production will continue at current depressed levels through the end of 2009 before beginning a slow recovery, Eric Starks, President of FTR Associates recently told members of the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) at their annual meeting

May 14, 2009 - Industry News

Mergers, Acquisitions Down Among Transportation Companies

Deal activity dropped significantly during first quarter 2009 in the global transportation and logistics (T&L) industry, according to a report released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

May 14, 2009 - Industry News

Nation's First Bulk DEF Dispenser Opens at Ann Arbor TravelCenter

What TravelCenters of America believes is the first operating retail bulk dispenser of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in the U.S. unveiled this morning at TA's location in Ann Arbor, Mich

May 13, 2009 - Industry News

DD15's Turbocompounding Wins TWNA Technical Achievement Award

REDFORD, Mich. - Detroit Diesel's turbo compounding technology for its DD15 engine was recently named the top Technical Achievement in 2008 by the Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

May 13, 2009 - Industry News

Biodiesel Supplier Opens Hub At Port Of Milwaukee

Innovation Fuels, a New York-based renewable energy company, has begun selling biodiesel to customers from its Midwestern fuels hub at the Port of Milwaukee, Wis., on Lake Michigan

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 13, 2009 - Industry News

Small Parts Suppliers In Serious Danger, Congress Hears

The credit crisis and its devestating effects on the nation's vehicle builders has also injured thousands of small parts suppliers, and many could fail, one of their executives told Congress yesterday

Tags: Economy

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Wabco Announces First Major Contract for EcoSmart Clutch Compressor

Wabco said it has won a contract from a major original equipment manufacturer in Europe to supply EcoSmart clutch compressor systems for production starting in 2011

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Colony Tire Signs With Michelin Retread Technologies

Colony Tire Corporation, headquartered in Edenton, N.C., has become the newest franchisee of Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT), the company said

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Up $2.221, But Now Lower Than Gasoline

The average U.S. pump price for on-highway diesel climbed 3.1 cents to $2.216 per gallon in the past week, according to the federal Department of Energy's weekly fuel price report

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Cargo Transporters Receives 10th Fleet Safety Award

Cargo Transporters Inc. has won a Platinum safety award for the 10th consecutive year from Great West Casualty Co. as part of its 2008 National Fleet Safety Awards

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

SuperFlow Acquires Zoom Technology

SuperFlow Technologies Group announced that it has acquired the assets of Zoom Technology Inc. Each makes automotive-related testing equipment, and one's product line complements the other's

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Freightliner Builds M2 Hybrid Truck For Propane Hauler

Freightliner Trucks has built a delivery truck for a Midwest propane distributor using Eaton Corporation's diesel-electric hybrid drive system. It is the first application of the parallel electric hybrid system to a hazardous material delivery application, Freightliner claimed

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth's Renton, Wash., Plant Receives Local Environmental Honor

Kenworth Truck Company's manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., was recently honored by the King County Industrial Waste Program for compliance with the plant's industrial wastewater discharge permit

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Offers Cleaned, Recycled Diesel Particulate Filters

Detroit Diesel customers with EPA '07 equipment approaching the required change intervals for diesel particulate filters can find cleaned and recycled DPFs at authorized service outlets, the builder said

May 11, 2009 - Industry News

Horton adds cooling system simulator at Carmel, Ind., facility

Horton, Inc. has added a state-of-the-art cooling system simulator to the testing equipment at its Carmel, Ind., facility

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

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