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February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Falling

Diesel prices continue to fall, with the national average dropping 3.3 cents last week to $2.186, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Developing Custom Training

The Used Truck Association named The Brooks Group as its training company of choice

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Bekins Approves Recapitalization Plan

Bekins Van Lines announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved a plan to recapitalize the company in order to reduce debt while providing the additional capital to continue to grow the company

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar GPN Opens New CoMan Centers

Global Parts Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of VIPAR Heavy Duty, has opened two new CoMan Centers (Cooperative Manufacturing Centers) in the eastern and western parts of the United States. The new facilities will support GPN's brake remanufacturing operation

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Express-1 Expedited Solutions Reports Strong Q4 Results

The acquisition of Concert Group Logistics last year helped Express-1 Expedited Solutions post a 95 percent increase in revenues in the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to 2007

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

2009 Aftermarket eForum Goes to Virtual Conference

The 2009 Aftermarket eForum virtual conference is tentatively scheduled for September, and will be conducted completely via the Internet

Tags: Events

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Kinedyne Announces College Scholarship Program

Kinedyne, Branchburg, N.J., has launched the Kinedyne Cares College Scholarship Program, which offers a $2,500 award to one applicant each from the Alabama and Minnesota state trucking associations

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Approved as EPA SmartWay Affiliate

TEC Equipment of Portland, Ore., has received certification as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transportation Partnership Affiliate

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Rebate Program For CBC Members

Kenworth is offering a 2009 truck purchase rebate program with the Consolidated Buying Company and its petroleum hauler, private grocery supplier and agricultural hauler members

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Bendix Spotlighted in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Brand Protection Manual

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems was included in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Manual for its development and manufacturing of commercial vehicle safety technologies for use in anti-counterfeiting

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Thermo King Wins Sysco Supplier of the Year Award

Thermo King was recently recognized as an "Operations Supplier of the Year" by Sysco Corporation, a North American foodservice marketer and distributor

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue Announced for 2010

Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced that Heavy Duty Dialogue will return to the Mirage in Las Vegas on Jan. 18, 2010

Tags: Events

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Parts Suppliers Submit Formal Assistance Request to Treasury

On behalf of the motor vehicle parts supplier industry, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its affiliate, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, submitted a formal request to the U.S. Department of the Treasury last week seeking financial assistanc

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Analysis Shows Intermodal Losing Market Share in Q4 2008

Intermodal transport lost market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2008, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows.

Tags: Intermodal

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-Involved Fatality Rate Falls 5.8 Percent

Figures recently released by the Federal Highway Administration indicate that the truck-involved fatality rate in 2007 declined 5.8 percent to 2.12 per 100 million miles from 2.25 per 100 million miles in 2006

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Roads and Bridges Get $26.8 Billion in Stimulus Bill

President Obama is scheduled to sign the $787 billion economic stimulus plan in Denver today. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes $26.8 billion in direct funding to states for "shovel ready" road and bridge projects

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

J.D. Power Honors Paccar With Founder's Award

J.D. Power and Associates presents its Founder's Award to Paccar Monday during Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 in Orlando, Fla

February 14, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Freight Improves Transit Times in Texas and Oklahoma

UPS Freight is improving transit times on 2,250 lanes affecting customers throughout Texas and southern Oklahoma

February 14, 2009 - Industry News

HDRA Breakfast at MATS to Feature Mary Craig

Mary Craig

Mary Craig, former owner of A-C Brake Co. in Louisville, Ky., will be the keynote speaker of the Heavy Duty Representatives Association's Annual Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville next month

Tags: Events

February 14, 2009 - Industry News

Averitt Express Adds Four Locations in Texas

Averitt Express is opening four new Texas locations in order to improve transit times in hundreds of lanes in and out of the state

February 12, 2009 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales to Announce Winner of Back on the Road 2009 at MATS

Arrow Truck Sales will announce the winner of its Back on the Road 2009 campaign, presented by Volvo Trucks North America, at a ceremony at the Mid America Truck Show in Louisville, Ky., on March 20

Tags: Events

February 12, 2009 - Industry News

Sirius XM Radio Announces Changes in Trucking Lineup

Sirius XM Radio's Road Dog Trucking Radio channel will now feature a single channel combining shows from legendary trucking radio hosts, the new generation of trucking radio talent, and exclusive programming from both the Sirius and XM services

February 11, 2009 - Industry News

Hill Staffers Predict Struggle to Pass Highway Bill

The outlook for reauthorization of the federal highway program was described in somber terms this week at a gathering of senior legislative staff members from the key transportation committees in Congress

Tags: Highways

February 11, 2009 - Industry News

Mid-America Gearing up for 38th Annual Show

There will be fewer exhibitors at the Mid-America Trucking Show this year, but organizers are still promising a great event for the heavy-duty trucking industry, March 19-21 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

February 11, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Index Falls 2.3 Percent in December

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 2.3 percent in December from its November level, falling for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported

Tags: Economy

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