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January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar's Plimpton to Address Heavy Duty Dialogue '09

Paccar Vice Chairman Thomas Plimpton will be a featured speaker at Heavy Duty Dialogue next month

Tags: Events

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Midnight Trucking Radio Network Off Satellite, On iPhone

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network is no longer being aired on XM Satellite Radio, but will be available via live streaming on the iPhone sometime in the first quarter

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Marks 45 Years

Iowa 80 TA Truckstop, located in Walcott, Iowa, will be celebrating its 45th year of serving America's professional drivers in 2009

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation Recognized for Safety and Compliance

Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, Ark., was recently honored with Compliance Safety Systems' inaugural annual award for its dedication to safety and overall compliance to DOT regulations

December 30, 2008 - Industry News

Isuzu to Use SCR Technology to Meet 2010 Emissions Requirements

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it intends to use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to achieve the 2010 standards for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by diesel engines

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Says California Meal/Break Regs Applicable to Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rejected a petition to exempt commercial vehicle drivers subject to federal hours of service regulation from the California laws and regulations requiring employers to provide employees with meal and rest breaks

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop, Oil Rises Above $40

The average price of a gallon of diesel is now about a dollar less than it was a year ago, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Names Schneider Logistics Diversity Supplier of the Year

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, Wis., was recognized for its exceptional service with the ArvinMeritor 2007 Supplier Diversity Tier 1 Supplier of the Year Award

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

NationaLease Celebrates 65th Anniversary With Video

NationaLease, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2009 and has posted a video on the history of truck leasing in America on its web site in honor of its accomplishment

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

Wright Express Modifies Fuel-Price Risk Management Program

Wright Express has modified its fuel-price risk management program, continuing to purchase derivative instruments to cover approximately 80 percent of its fuel-price-related earnings exposure going forward, but not as far in advance as in the past

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

CH Robinson to Host Regional Carrier Appreciation Event

CH Robinson Worldwide is holding a its first Southeast Carrier Appreciation Event in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 13

Tags: Events

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

2009 ATD Convention and Expo

Online registration is now open for American Truck Dealers' 2009 Convention & Expo, themed "Moving America," to be held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, D.C., April 18-20

Tags: Events

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Hino Truck Engines Tops in Customer Satisfaction

Hino Truck engines rank highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty truck owners, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Drives Down Deaths on Highways

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are driving down the number of deaths on our highways resulting from poor driving behaviors of car, truck and bus drivers through the Operation Safe Driver campaign

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Buying Edart Leasing

Ryder System will acquire substantially all the assets of the full service truck leasing, commercial truck rental and contract maintenance businesses of Edart Leasing Company LLC,

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Terra, Brenntag Team up to Supply DEF

Terra Environmental Technologies and Brenntag North America announced a mutually exclusive, multi-year strategic alliance designed to efficiently supply the United States and Canada with TerraCair ultra pure diesel exhaust fluid

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

FTR Forecast Reflects Downward Revision

FTR Associates' latest truck market forecast registers yet another downward revision to the near term freight and truck production forecast

Tags: Economy

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Snow and Ice Research Prompts ATA Action Plan

Based on the results of a study on the effects of snow and ice accumulation on vehicles, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued a "call to action"

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Tonnage Tonnage Shows Month-to-Month Improvement, But Freight Outlook Still Bleak

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in November, marking the first month-to-month improvement since June 2008 -- but in real numbers, freight volumes remain weak

Tags: Economy

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall to Lowest Level Since 2005

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again last week, to $2.366 per gallon, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Delivers First T370 Diesel-Electric Hybrid

Kenworth recently delivered the first Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid tractor to Carlile Transportation Systems during a ceremony at the Carlile facility in Tacoma, Wash

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

University of the Aftermarket Certifies HDAW '09 Education Program

HDAW '09 and Northwood University announced that participants in the seven Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week education sessions can receive up to 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward a heavy-duty aftermarket certification available through the University of the Aftermarket

Tags: Events

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Cutting Jobs, Dropping Markets

Ryder System will cut jobs in the U.S. and discontinue operations in some international markets as part of a restructuring plan in response to the current global economic environment

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Flying J to Reorganize Under Chapter 11

Flying J Inc. and some of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware

December 18, 2008 - Industry News

Safety Groups Petition FMCSA to Reconsider HOS Rule

Four major safety advocacy groups Thursday filed a petition asking the government to reconsider its controversial final hours of service rule

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