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March 5, 2009 - Industry News

Transportation Industry Thought Leaders Convene at Upcoming AmeriQuest Symposium

Charles "Shorty" Whittington, Chairman of the American Trucking Association, Michael Sansolo, retail food industry consultant, and Dan North, chief economist with Euler Hermes ACI

Tags: Events

March 5, 2009 - Industry News

DriverTech Brings iPhone to Truck Drivers

DriverTech, designers of the DT4000 TruckPC announced an exclusive agreement with iCooper Inc. of Washougal, Washington

March 5, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Receives Major Hybrid Tractor and Truck Order From Coca-Cola Enterprises

Kenworth Truck Company announced today its largest ever hybrid truck order

March 5, 2009 - Industry News

Flying J Adds Two Locations to Fuel Network

Flying J announced the addition of two locations to its network, in Red Deer, Alberta and Jarrell, Texas

March 5, 2009 - Industry News

Conference Call About American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding Available for National Diesel Emissions Reduction Program

Funding for EPA's $300 million of ARRA funding (aka "the stimulus") will be made available very soon, and applications for this funding have extremely tight deadlines

March 5, 2009 - Industry News

American Honda Motor Co. Begins Use of Class 8 Hybrid Truck

American Honda Motor Co. introduced a Class 8 hybrid diesel electric truck into its truck fleet at its parts center in Alpharetta, Ga

March 5, 2009 - Industry News

ACS Opens New Facility

Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), of Louisville, Ken., officially relocating to its new TripPak Services facility on Wednesday, March 18

March 5, 2009 - Industry News

NPTC 2009 Annual Conference

The National Private Truck Council's 2009 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, will be held May 3-5, 2009 in Nashville, Tenn

Tags: Events

March 5, 2009 - Industry News

TruckPro Becomes CVSN Member

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) approved TruckPro as a new member at a recent Board of Directors meeting

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

VHD Equipment Network Continues Expansion

VHD Equipment Network, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VIPAR Heavy Duty, has added four new distributors to its roster of members

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Research Group Rates Bottlenecks

A new analysis of 30 freight bottlenecks assesses the severity of 30 freight bottlenecks within the U.S. interstate system, using unique analysis methods and data to produce a severity ranking for each location

Tags: Highways

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Averitt Expanding Truckload Service into Four New States

Averitt Express is expanding its asset-based truckload coverage to include Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and New Jersey.

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Westpac Honors Vendors

Westpac Heavy Duty announced the recipients of its annual "PAC" awards, given to vendors who received high marks on Westpac's supplier scorecard for 2008

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

February Heavy Truck Orders Reach Lowest Level In Over 6 Years

Class 8 total net orders for all major North American OEMs fell to 6,167 units in February, the lowest order rate in over six years, according to preliminary figures from transportation forecasting and analysis firm FTR Associates

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Ford Bolsters Commercial Truck Lineup With Three New Offerings

The 2011 F-59 Super Duty commercial stripped chassis, covering Classes 4 and 5

Ford Motor Co.'s Commercial Truck arm officially added three van-based products to its sales-leading list of vehicles late Tuesday at the National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Show in Chicago

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens New Location in Gainesville, Georgia

FleetPride, a nationwide supplier of heavy duty truck and trailer parts, has expanded its presence in Georgia with a new 5,000 square foot branch in Gainesville

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Kraft Adds RouteMax Refrigerated Hybrid Truck to its Green Fleet

Kraft Foods added another green ingredient to its DiGiorno Pizza line this week - the first-of-its-kind diesel-electric hybrid delivery truck equipped with a RouteMax refrigerated truck body for frozen and refrigerated capabilities

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Research Group Rates Bottlenecks

A new analysis of 30 freight bottlenecks assesses the severity of 30 freight bottlenecks within the U.S. interstate system, using unique analysis methods and data to produce a severity ranking for each location

Tags: Highways

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Freymiller Earns OTA Safety Awards

Freymiller, a 48-state refrigerated carrier based out of Oklahoma City, received first place for Outstanding Achievement in Highway Safety, presented by the Oklahoma Trucking Association and Great West Casualty

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Court: Retailer Must Pay Delivery Drivers Overtime

A New Jersey Appeals Court ruled that a furniture retailer cannot take advantage of the trucking exemption in the state's overtime pay laws to avoid paying its delivery workers time-and-a-half when they work more than 40 hours a week

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Successfully Integrates National Networks

YRC rolled out a new logo earlier this year.

YRC Worldwide announced today the successful March 1 integration of the national networks for Yellow Transportation and Roadway. The two industry leaders will now do business as YRC

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Arnold Transportation Raises Contractor Pay

Effective March 1, Arnold Transportation raised the independent contractor pay for its Super Regional and Southwest Regional areas despite the current economic challenges

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Timken Realigns

The Timken Company is realigning its organization to improve efficiency and reduce costs

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Government Releases First ARRA Funds for Highways

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released $26.6 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act this week to states and local transportation authorities to repair and build highways, roads and bridges.

Tags: Highways

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

TA Shows Profit for Fourth Quarter

Despite the slowing economy and and a decline in fuel volumes, TravelCenters of America posted better results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2008 than the previous year

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