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March 4, 2009 - Industry News

VHD Equipment Network Continues Expansion

VHD Equipment Network, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VIPAR Heavy Duty, has added four new distributors to its roster of members

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Research Group Rates Bottlenecks

A new analysis of 30 freight bottlenecks assesses the severity of 30 freight bottlenecks within the U.S. interstate system, using unique analysis methods and data to produce a severity ranking for each location

Tags: Highways

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Averitt Expanding Truckload Service into Four New States

Averitt Express is expanding its asset-based truckload coverage to include Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and New Jersey.

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Westpac Honors Vendors

Westpac Heavy Duty announced the recipients of its annual "PAC" awards, given to vendors who received high marks on Westpac's supplier scorecard for 2008

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

February Heavy Truck Orders Reach Lowest Level In Over 6 Years

Class 8 total net orders for all major North American OEMs fell to 6,167 units in February, the lowest order rate in over six years, according to preliminary figures from transportation forecasting and analysis firm FTR Associates

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Ford Bolsters Commercial Truck Lineup With Three New Offerings

The 2011 F-59 Super Duty commercial stripped chassis, covering Classes 4 and 5

Ford Motor Co.'s Commercial Truck arm officially added three van-based products to its sales-leading list of vehicles late Tuesday at the National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Show in Chicago

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens New Location in Gainesville, Georgia

FleetPride, a nationwide supplier of heavy duty truck and trailer parts, has expanded its presence in Georgia with a new 5,000 square foot branch in Gainesville

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Kraft Adds RouteMax Refrigerated Hybrid Truck to its Green Fleet

Kraft Foods added another green ingredient to its DiGiorno Pizza line this week - the first-of-its-kind diesel-electric hybrid delivery truck equipped with a RouteMax refrigerated truck body for frozen and refrigerated capabilities

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Research Group Rates Bottlenecks

A new analysis of 30 freight bottlenecks assesses the severity of 30 freight bottlenecks within the U.S. interstate system, using unique analysis methods and data to produce a severity ranking for each location

Tags: Highways

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Freymiller Earns OTA Safety Awards

Freymiller, a 48-state refrigerated carrier based out of Oklahoma City, received first place for Outstanding Achievement in Highway Safety, presented by the Oklahoma Trucking Association and Great West Casualty

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Court: Retailer Must Pay Delivery Drivers Overtime

A New Jersey Appeals Court ruled that a furniture retailer cannot take advantage of the trucking exemption in the state's overtime pay laws to avoid paying its delivery workers time-and-a-half when they work more than 40 hours a week

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Successfully Integrates National Networks

YRC rolled out a new logo earlier this year.

YRC Worldwide announced today the successful March 1 integration of the national networks for Yellow Transportation and Roadway. The two industry leaders will now do business as YRC

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Arnold Transportation Raises Contractor Pay

Effective March 1, Arnold Transportation raised the independent contractor pay for its Super Regional and Southwest Regional areas despite the current economic challenges

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Timken Realigns

The Timken Company is realigning its organization to improve efficiency and reduce costs

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

Government Releases First ARRA Funds for Highways

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released $26.6 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act this week to states and local transportation authorities to repair and build highways, roads and bridges.

Tags: Highways

March 3, 2009 - Industry News

TA Shows Profit for Fourth Quarter

Despite the slowing economy and and a decline in fuel volumes, TravelCenters of America posted better results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2008 than the previous year

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces Emissions Technology Surcharge for EPA'10

Volvo Trucks North America said its trucks with EPA'10 emissions reduction technology will include a surcharge of $9,600

Tags: Events

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Fall

Diesel fuel prices continue their slide downward to the $2 mark, with a gallon of diesel averaging $2.087 nationwide according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Wins Napa Award

Phillips Industries has won the NAPA Heavy Duty Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2008

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex Continues to Invest in Friction Business

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems announced that effective immediately, the Haldex Friction Center business will report to Joe Panella, senior vice president, Global Sales

March 1, 2009 - Industry News

Vigillo Joins Forces With ITI

Vigillo, provider of a Web-based risk management platform for the delivery of policies, forms, training, assessments, and scorecards to the trucking industry, has formed an alliance with Instructional Technologies

March 1, 2009 - Industry News

Bergstrom Partners with Pro Force Marketing

Bergstrom, Rockford, Ill., has selected Pro Force Marketing as its exclusive, authorized representative in the Canadian market

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Rises 3 Percent In January, Down 10.8 Percent From Last Year

A 3-percent month-over-month increase in the American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index in January did little to erase the revised 7.8 percent contraction in December 2008

Tags: Economy

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

LaHood Speaks to ATA Board on Safety, Regulations, Infrastructure

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke last week to the American Trucking Associations' Board of Directors, focusing largely on safety issues, but also touching on the economy and infrastructure funding

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Awards $700,000 in Grants to Help Demonstrate Clean Air Innovations

The California Air Resources Board approved more than $700,000 in grants to bolster the commercialization of three cutting-edge clean air technologies

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