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December 15, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Releases Trucking Trends Report

The American Trucking Associations released "American Trucking Trends 2008-2009," an annual state of the industry report. This trucking industry almanac provides essential industry data that motor carriers need to make sound business decisions, especially in tough economic times

December 15, 2008 - Industry News

SmartWay Goes Global

The U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership and the University of Michigan recently held an international summit, where representatives from 12 countries, major retailers, and freight carriers gathered to discuss ways to reduce greenhouse gases from the transportation sector

Tags: Events

December 15, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Releases Analysis of Trucking Costs

The American Transportation Research Institute released its analysis on the operational costs of trucking. The research was sponsored by ATRI's Research Advisory Committee to provide more realistic inputs for freight and transportation programs and models currently in use

December 15, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Drops Below $2.50

The average price of a gallon of diesel has dropped below $2.50, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 14, 2008 - Industry News

Bendix Acquires SmarTire Systems

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems last week closed on a deal to buy the assets of SmarTire Systems Inc. for an undisclosed amount

December 14, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week to Return to Vegas in 2010

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2010 will return to Las Vegas in 2010

Tags: Events

December 14, 2008 - Industry News

CARB Adopts Retrofit Regulations

The California Air Resources Board Friday adopted two regulations aimed at cleaning up harmful emissions from the estimated 1 million heavy-duty diesel trucks that operate in California

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Holds Annual Conference

Vipar Heavy Duty distributors, supplier partners, and industry associates recently gathered for the group's Annual Business Conference in Las Vegas

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Preliminary 2008 Data Shows Record Low Highway Fatalities

The number of people killed in traffic crashes is expected to reach a new record low in 2008, with early projections showing an almost 10 percent drop in highway traffic deaths in the first 10 months of this year

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Peterbilt of Norfolk Opens New Dealership

Peterbilt of Norfolk (Nebraska) opened a new $2 million 18,000-square-foot service center along Highway 81 at Monroe Avenue

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Analyst: Lower Oil Prices Should Help Economy Recover

Lower oil prices and an expected government stimulus package should help the economy start growing again during the second half of the year, and that may be a signal for some pent-up truck buying demand to kick in.

Tags: Economy

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services Expanded Maintenance Provider Network

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services unveiled an expanded network of service providers available to customers enrolled in GE's Maintenance Management program

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Exec to Discuss Energy and Environmental Policy at Heavy Duty Dialogue

Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 announced that David Sexton, president, Shell Oil Products US, will speak at the conference about the global energy challenge and how the current economic environment is affecting short-and long-term energy supply and demand

Tags: Events

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Transportation Launches Web Site

TMC Transportation, Des Moines, Iowa, recently launched its new web site, www.tmctrans.com, with several new features for current and prospective customers

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Up Slightly in October

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1 percent in October from its September level, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, reported the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Wabash National Cuts Production

Wabash National announced that its Lafayette manufacturing operations will commence an extended holiday shutdown Dec. 22 through Jan. 5, 2009

December 10, 2008 - Industry News

Intermodal Institute Founder Says Transportation System Needs More Rails

In his address to the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Gil Carmichael, head of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, said any realistic discussion on the future of transportation must include the role of railroad

Tags: Intermodal

December 10, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Delivers 132 LNG Tractors For Port Drayage

A group of 132 Sterling tractors with clean-burning liquified natural gas engines are going into service in the Los Angeles Basin following official delivery Monday.

December 10, 2008 - Industry News

CARB Says New Research Supports Exhaust Proposal

The California Air Resources Board Wednesday announced the results of new research it said further emphasized the need to vote in favor of proposed regulations on truck diesel exhaust this week

December 9, 2008 - Industry News

Celadon Group Acquires Truckload Van Assets from Continental Express

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries purchased the truckload, intermodal and brokerage business, as well as approximately 400 tractors and 1,100 trailers of Continental Express for approximately $24 million

December 9, 2008 - Industry News

Government Survey: Trucks Moved $8.4 Trillion in Shipments in 2007

American industry shipped 13 billion tons of goods in 2007, according to preliminary numbers from the Commodity Flow Survey released by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau

December 9, 2008 - Industry News

ATA, Codega Develop Safety Training Program

The American Trucking Associations and Houston-based Codega introduced the ProTraining Safety Series 1 program to educate truck drivers, particularly new and younger professionals, about basic truck safety concepts, rules, and practices

December 9, 2008 - Industry News

Government Slashes Oil, Diesel Price Forecasts for 2009

New crude oil production like that from the Thunder Horse Platform in the Gulf of Mexico will help increase non-OPEC oil supplies in 2009. (Photo courtesy BP)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration significantly cut its predictions for energy prices for 2009, saying the global economic slowdown is now projected to be more severe and longer than in last month's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 8, 2008 - Industry News

Link Manufacturing's Michels Named HDMA Chairman

Dennis Michels, president and CEO for Link Manufacturing, was elected 2009 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association at the group's Nov. 12 board of directors meeting

December 8, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Fall; Oil Up After Four-Year Low

The national average of diesel fuel continued to fall last week even as crude oil futures hit a four-year low

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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