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September 14, 2008 - Industry News

Air Conditioning Clinic Scheduled for 2008 Big R Show

Klaus Zenk of Santech Industries, Chantilly, Va., and chairman of the Automotive Parts Rebuilders' Air Conditioning Division, announced the program for this year's air conditioning clinic at the Big R Show

Tags: Events

September 14, 2008 - Industry News

Michelin, PTP Sign Agreement

As part of its "wherever you go" initiative to expand its on-highway service network, Michelin has signed up Professional Transportation Partners to offer Michelin products

September 14, 2008 - Industry News

Online Applications Available For 2009 GAAS Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted online for the 2009 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium scholarship, awarded to students planning automotive aftermarket careers

September 14, 2008 - Industry News

Power Service Products Sponsors Biodiesel Challenge

Power Service Products, Weatherford, Texas, manufacturer of diesel fuel additives, will be a sponsor of the "Willie Run '08" biodiesel driving challeng

Tags: Events

September 12, 2008 - Industry News

House Passes Highway Fund Bailout

The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed legislation to put $8 billion into the federal Highway Trust Fund, which is running out of money

Tags: Highways

September 12, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Posts Disaster Waivers

As it did three years ago with Katrina and her close relatives, the American Trucking Associations is posting on its web site state and federal emergency declarations and waivers connected with this year's continuing series of fall hurricanes

September 11, 2008 - Industry News

FHWA Denies Pennsylvania Plan to Toll I-80

The Federal Highway Administration announced Thursday that it did not approve an application from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to place tolls on Interstate 80

Tags: Highways

September 11, 2008 - Industry News

Cascadia Advertising Claims Reviewed

A review by the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus found Daimler Trucks North America did not provide enough evidence to back up some of its advertising claims on the fuel efficiency of its Cascadia model

September 11, 2008 - Industry News

Senate Passes Highway Trust Fund Fix

The Senate late Wednesday approved legislation to transfer $8 billion to restore solvency to the Highway Trust Fund

September 11, 2008 - Industry News

Van Kleeck's Now Ringtread Dealer

Marangoni Tread North America, Madison, Tenn., added Van Kleeck's Tire, Hudson, N.Y., to its North American Ringtread Dealer network.

September 11, 2008 - Industry News

HDAW Opens One-on-One Meeting Supplier Registration

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 has officially opened One-on-One meeting supplier registrations for the February 2009 conference

Tags: Events

September 11, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Expands Employee Wellness Program

Con-way Freight has launched an expansion of its wellness program in which trained health and fitness professionals provided by Wellness Coaches USA are stationed at the company's freight service centers

September 11, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Economist Delivers Keynote at EBE User Conference

EBE Technologies, East Moline, Ill., developer of enterprise business process management software for the transportation industry, hosted its first annual User Conference and Vendor Exhibition themed "Driving Action, Delivering Results", in Oak Brook, Ill., last month

Tags: Events

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Freight Index Rises For Fourth Consecutive Month

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.2 percent in July from its June level, rising for the fourth consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported

Tags: Economy

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Review of Court's Denial of Challenge to Ports' Concession Plan

As expected following a Monday hearing, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder's Wednesday denied the American Trucking Associations' request for a preliminary injunction against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to halt implementation of their concession agreements

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

YRC Accelerates Yellow/Roadway Integration

YRC Worldwide, Overland Park, Kan., announced is accelerating its integration strategy, focusing on the corporation's two largest operating subsidiaries, Yellow Transportation and Roadway

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

House Votes To End Cross-Border Program

The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed a bill that would immediately end the controversial Mexican cross-border truck pilot program

September 9, 2008 - Industry News

States Forced to Delay Millions of Dollars in Highway Contracts

States have put the brakes on millions of dollars of highway construction projects and are scrambling to substitute scarce state funds for the federal funds that have been cut off due to the crisis in the Highway Trust Fund

Tags: Highways

September 9, 2008 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference Next Month

"Driven" is the theme for the 2008 Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, scheduled for Oct. 19-24 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa at Summerlin in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

September 8, 2008 - Industry News

Judge: No Injunction in Port Lawsuit

A federal judge has refused to grant a preliminary injunction to stop the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach from implementing the concessions requirements of their clean air plans,

Tags: Intermodal

September 8, 2008 - Industry News

California Cracking Down On Misclassified Port Drivers

California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a crackdown on trucking companies operating at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles that misclassify their drivers as independent contractors

September 8, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Oil Traders Eye Ike, OPEC

Diesel prices continue to drop closer to the $4-a-gallon mark, with the national average at $4.059 according to weekly retail figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 8, 2008 - Industry News

Conference Board Index Suggests Unemployment Will Continue To Rise

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index continued its year-long decline in August, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

Tags: Economy

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National Enterprise Receives Awards of Excellence

Schneider National Enterprise, Green Bay, Wis., recently earned awards of excellence from four sources of transportation and logistics news

September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Increases Truck Sales to Military

Navistar Defense, Warrenville, Ill., was awarded two new contracts by the U.S. Army, increasing sales of medium tactical vehicles to nearly $92 million

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