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February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Bolt Express Receives Carrier of the Year Honors

Expedited carrier Bolt Express, Toledo, Ohio was recognized at the 6th Annual GPSNet Technologies Conference as the Carrier of the Year

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Cutting Jobs

FedEx Corp. is cutting 900 jobs at its FedEx Freight unit, about 2.6 percent of the less-than-truckload unit's 35,000 employees

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Old Dominion Announces General Rate Increase

Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, N.C., will be increasing its base rates effective Feb. 16

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Arsenault Finds Many Fleets Still Don't Know Benefits of VMRS

As the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations meets this week, a report by a major maintenance software company finds that awareness of VMRS, the TMC-developed maintenance reporting standard, still lags in the industry

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Lowest Since 2005

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell almost 3 cents this week to $2.219, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Previews its BlueTec SCR Technology at TMC

At the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Conference in Orlando, Fla., this week, Detroit Diesel gave journalists a preview of its production-intent version of Daimler's BlueTec technology

February 9, 2009 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Idling Restrictions Now in Effect

Pennsylvania diesel idling restrictions went into effect Friday

February 8, 2009 - Industry News

New ATD Chairman Focuses on 'Crisis of Confidence'

With heavy truck sales in decline, the newest leader of the American Truck Dealers association is focusing on tackling what he calls a "crisis of confidence" in truck retailin

February 8, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton Signs Transmission Agreement With India's Tata Motors

Eaton has signed an agreement through 2014 with Tata Motors of Pune, India, to supply them with heavy-duty synchronized transmissions for use on its World Truck program in India as well as global markets

February 7, 2009 - Industry News

Surface Trade Numbers for November Show Major Year-Over-Year Drop

The value of trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico dropped 13.8 percent in November 2008 from November 2007

February 6, 2009 - Industry News

Supplier Associations Looking for Credit Solutions

As a result of the credit crisis and reductions in automobile production, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and Original Equipment Suppliers Association are exploring options to address the cash needs and long-term viability of motor vehicle parts suppliers

February 5, 2009 - Industry News

Averitt Announces No General Rate Increase in 2009

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., will not take a general LTL rate increase in 2009, citing the opportunity to build customer loyalty

February 5, 2009 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Begins Sleep Apnea Wellness Program

Gordon Trucking of Pacific, Wash., has chosen Seattle-based company REM Medical as its provider of comprehensive sleep medicine services

February 5, 2009 - Industry News

AEP Receives EPA SmartWay Recognition

American Electric Power, Columbus, Ohio, is the first utility company to be recognized as a SmartWay Transport partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc

February 5, 2009 - Industry News

HD Dialogue to Offer Strategy Panel Discussion on Major Trends

Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 will feature a full-day program including a panel of top executives from ArvinMeritor, Mack Truck, and Marmon Highway Technologies/Berkshire Hathaway

Tags: Events

February 5, 2009 - Industry News

State-by-State Survey Reveals Highway Fatality Reduction

A survey from the Governors Highway Safety Association reveals that deaths on the nation's roadways declined an average of 10.7 percent in 2008

February 5, 2009 - Industry News

2008 Traffic Deaths Hit Record Low

The National Safety Council announced that the estimated annual death rate from motor vehicle-related crashes in 2008 was 13 deaths per 100,000 people, a 9 percent decrease from 2007

February 5, 2009 - Industry News

Light Vehicle Systems Drags Down ArvinMeritor Financial Results

ArvinMeritor reported that its Commercial Vehicle Systems business did well, considering the economy, in its first fiscal quarter, but its Light Vehicle Systems business dragged down its numbers

February 5, 2009 - Industry News

Preliminary Class 8 Vehicle Orders for January Show Continued Decline

Preliminary January numbers show Class 8 vehicle total net orders for all major North American OEMs at 7,608 units, down 12 percent from December 2008

February 5, 2009 - Industry News

Maryland Approves Truck Toll Increase

The Maryland Transportation Authority has approved a plan to raise truck tolls its seven toll facilities, a 50 percent increase for vehicles with three or more axles, despite objections from the state trucking association

Tags: Highways

February 4, 2009 - Industry News

LinkAmerica Express Honored by Lowe's

LinkAmerica, Wilksboro, N.C., announced that its Express Southeast Division was awarded the "2008 Golden Carrier Award" honoring its 99.7 percent on-time service, at the Lowe's Carrier Conference

February 4, 2009 - Industry News

Tire Group to Have Pavilion at TMC

The Tire Industry Association will for the first time host a TIA Pavilion co-located with the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Trade Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 9-11

Tags: Events

February 4, 2009 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Mandatory Safety Technology

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended this week to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that they explore making several heavy-duty vehicle safety technologies mandatory

February 4, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW'09 Announces Details of Aftermarket Awards Luncheon

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week have announced the categories and sponsors of the awards presented at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

February 4, 2009 - Industry News

New DOT Secretary Creates Economic Recovery Team

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has created a team at the U.S. Department of Transportation to coordinate the DOT's role in President Obama's economic recovery program

Tags: Highways

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