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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

February 4, 2009 - Industry News

Company Pushes "Green" Alternative to De-Icers

A Canadian company says it has an environmentally safe alternative to road salts that won't cause the kinds of corrosion problems that have been plaguing the trucking industry since the introduction of liquid de-icers containing magnesium chloride and calcium chloride

February 3, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Delivers Hybrid Diesel-Electric Class 8 Truck to Wal-Mart

ArvinMeritor recently presented Wal-Mart Stores, in Bentonville, Ark., with a prototype heavy-duty truck equipped with the first Meritor diesel-electric drivetrain

February 3, 2009 - Industry News

UMTRI, Con-way Freight Launch Field Testing of Safety Warning System

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has joined Con-way Freight to begin field operational testing of an integrated crash warning system installed in commercial trucks under the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety System program

February 3, 2009 - Industry News

Analyst Discusses State of Truckload, LTL

Truckload and LTL demand are "extraordinarily weak" and while capacity has been declining rapidly, it is not keeping up with the drop in demand, according to John Larkin of Stifel Nicolaus Transportation Research

February 3, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Year of Record Sales and Earnings

Cummins reported its fifth consecutive year of record sales and profits, despite significant global economic challenges that negatively affected fourth quarter performance

February 2, 2009 - Industry News

Kelley Fleet Services Expands Relationship With Qwest

Kelley Fleet Services, Mission Viejo, Calif., has expanded its service relationship with Qwest Communications International, bringing the total number of Qwest vehicles maintained by KFS to over 5,700 vehicles in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona

February 2, 2009 - Industry News

CKCVR Fleet Equipment Buying Index Declines Further in Q1 2009

CK Commercial Vehicle Research reports that their Fleet Equipment Buying Index for the first quarter of 2009 fell 9 percent from fourth-quarter 2008 figures

February 2, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue Decline

The average price of a gallon of diesel is now more than a dollar less than it was a year ago, falling 2.2 cents from last week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 2, 2009 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Testing New Hybrid Trucks, Alternative Fuels

Among the vehicles Wal-Mart is testing are five Peterbilt Model 386 heavy duty hybrid trucks with diesel-electric hybrid power systems.

Wal-Mart announced it will test two new types of heavy-duty commercial hybrid trucks and two different alternatively fueled heavy duty trucks as a part of the company's efforts to build a more sustainable trucking fleet

February 1, 2009 - Industry News

Used Truck Values Continue Decline in January

Class 8 highway tractors took a relatively heavy hit in January, according to data from the American Truck Dealers association

January 30, 2009 - Industry News

FTR: Uncertainty, Overcapacity Key Themes for 2009 Economy

In its "Recession Update" webinar for customers Friday, transportation research and forecasting firm FTR Associates painted a picture of a challenging 2009 economic environment, with many uncertainties affecting predictions for the end of this recession

Tags: Economy

January 30, 2009 - Industry News

National Safety Council Calls for Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

The National Safety Council is pushing to stop the use of cell phones while driving

January 30, 2009 - Industry News

CE Names Titan by Mack a "Top 100 Product" for 2008

Construction Equipment magazine named the Titan by Mack one of the Top 100 Products introduced in the construction industry in 2008

January 30, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Announces 70 Consecutive Years of Net Profit

Paccar announced it earned its fourth highest annual net income in its 103-year history in 2008, making for 70 consecutive years of net profit

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Turbine Truck Engines Secures Agreement with Chinese Corporation

Turbine Truck Engines, Deland, Fla., has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Aerospace Machinery & Electric Equipment Company, a Chinese corporation

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Transplace Shipper Symposium to Feature Graves

Gov. Bill Graves, president and CEO of American Trucking Associations, will be among the featured speakers at Transplace's 2009 Shipper Symposium in Dallas May 5-7

Tags: Events

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Praxair Specifies RollTek Side Roll Protection

Praxair, Westfield, Ind, has specified LifeGuard RollTek on all new Praxair tractors for its U.S.-based bulk fleet

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