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March 22, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar, Competitors Continue Sparring Over SCR

The word-war over the two paths being taken to meet 2010 exhaust limits by North American truck and engine builders continued at the Mid-America Trucking Sho

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

Western Star Trucks and TravelCenters of America LLC Extend Western Star ServicePoint to Petro:Lube Facilities

Western Star Trucks announced that it has entered into an agreement with TravelCenters of America LLC to add Western Star ServicePoint branded repair services to Petro:Lube facilities at Petro Stopping Center locations

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

Seventy Tons of CO2 Saved by Using Biodiesel

Freight carriers can now easily demonstrate their lifecycle carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction by using biodiesel fuel

March 21, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of ATA in Lawsuit Against Ports

Trucks entering the Port of Los Angeles.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the American Trucking Associations Friday in its lawsuit seeking an injunction against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Concession Plans

Tags: Intermodal

March 19, 2009 - Industry News

President Obama Previews First Plug-In Hybrid Electric Utility Truck System

President Barack Obama Thursday previewed an innovative plug-in hybrid electric utility truck with a power system developed by Eaton and the Electric Power Research Institute. The President visited the Electric Vehicle Technical Center of Southern California Ediso

March 19, 2009 - Industry News

Zempel at Pegasus Transtech Event Sounds Upbeat Note on Economy

The U.S. is not in a depression, said Clare Zempel, a noted economist and financial advisor, in remarks Wednesday at the Pegasus Transtech Users Conference in Clearwater, Fla

Tags: Economy

March 19, 2009 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rises at Smallest Rate Since 2003

Surface transportation trade between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 4.1 percent higher in 2008 than in 2007, reaching $830 billion

March 19, 2009 - Industry News

Fuel Issue Wins Grand Neal Award for Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has captured the 2009 Grand Neal Award-the highest honor in business journalism. The magazine won for its special theme issue, Fuel Crisis Survival, published in June 2008 as trucking struggled with sky-high fuel prices

March 19, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing and Smith System Team Up For Exclusive Driver Safety Training Programs

Penske Truck Leasing announced it has teamed up with Smith System, the global leader in driver safety training

March 18, 2009 - Industry News

DASH7 Alliance Formed to Advance Wireless Data Technology

Michelin, Lockheed Martin's Savi Technology, Texas Instruments and others are forming the DASH7 Alliance, a cross-industry initiative to expand the use of a wireless data technolog

March 18, 2009 - Industry News

Jacobs Vehicle Systems Marks Sale of 4 Millionth Engine Brake

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is marking the sale of its 4 millionth Jacobs Engine Brake this month

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar to Introduce 'PΛRTSMΛRT Charlie' at MATS

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is the gathering place for manufacturers, fleet owners, truck drivers and…male ballerinas

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Establishes New Technology Centers

Paccar recently launched innovative product and technology centers at its Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF manufacturing facilities

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Endorses Forestry Truck Productivity Reform

The American Trucking Associations are addressing the challenges to freight transportation by encouraging size and weight provisions to maximize productivity and decrease roadway demand

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

GAO Releases Transportation Funding Report

The General Accountability Office, in a recent report to Congress and DOT, made recommendations to avoid another highway funding shortfall

Tags: Highways

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

Women In Trucking to Host Reception at MATS, Appear on Sirius XM Show

Women In Trucking, a non-profit organization created to encourage the employment and success of women in the trucking industry, will be participating in numerous events at the Mid-America Trucking show this week

Tags: Events

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

Sirius XM's Road Dog Trucking Radio to Broadcast Live at MATS

Sirius XM's newly expanded Road Dog Trucking Radio channel will broadcast live from the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Expo Center/North Wing Booth #16116 from March 19-21, 2009

Tags: Events

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Medium Duty Hybrids, T800 LNG Trucks Eligible for U.S. Federal Stimulus Package Aid

Truck operators who purchase new Kenworth medium duty hybrid trucks and tractors or Kenworth T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

Double Coin Doubles Mexico Market Share on TBR Products in 2008

CMA, LLC and Double Coin released their Mexico market share numbers on their Double Coin TBR products

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

EVI to Demonstrate Commercial Electric Trucks at MATS

Electric Vehicles International (EVI), a manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles, announced today that "road ready" EV/HEV class 3-6 commercial vehicles will be available for demonstrations at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

Michelin to Raffle Set of X One XDN2 Tires at Mid-America Trucking Show

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is giving away a set of drive-axle truck tires to one lucky attendee at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) this week in Louisville, Ky

March 17, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Names Orr and Dietrich to Leadership Positions

Con-way Multimodal, the nationwide truckload brokerage division of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, today announced that Greg Orr and David Dietrich have joined the company

March 16, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Drop, Despite Higher Crude Prices

Diesel prices continue to fall, and have dropped below the $2-mark in many areas of the country, even as crude oil prices are now up closer to the $50 a barrel mark

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 16, 2009 - Industry News

Mexico Retaliates For Cutting Off Cross-Border Program

Mexico is retaliating for last week's actions that cut off funding for a federal pilot program that allowed a limited amount of cross-border trucking

March 16, 2009 - Industry News

2009 Tire Shipments to Drop Seven Percent

Tire shipments are projected to drop more than 7 percent in 2009 following a nearly 9 percent drop in 2008, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association

Tags: Economy

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