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February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Parts Suppliers Submit Formal Assistance Request to Treasury

On behalf of the motor vehicle parts supplier industry, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its affiliate, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, submitted a formal request to the U.S. Department of the Treasury last week seeking financial assistanc

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Analysis Shows Intermodal Losing Market Share in Q4 2008

Intermodal transport lost market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2008, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows.

Tags: Intermodal

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-Involved Fatality Rate Falls 5.8 Percent

Figures recently released by the Federal Highway Administration indicate that the truck-involved fatality rate in 2007 declined 5.8 percent to 2.12 per 100 million miles from 2.25 per 100 million miles in 2006

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Roads and Bridges Get $26.8 Billion in Stimulus Bill

President Obama is scheduled to sign the $787 billion economic stimulus plan in Denver today. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes $26.8 billion in direct funding to states for "shovel ready" road and bridge projects

February 16, 2009 - Industry News

J.D. Power Honors Paccar With Founder's Award

J.D. Power and Associates presents its Founder's Award to Paccar Monday during Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 in Orlando, Fla

February 14, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Freight Improves Transit Times in Texas and Oklahoma

UPS Freight is improving transit times on 2,250 lanes affecting customers throughout Texas and southern Oklahoma

February 14, 2009 - Industry News

HDRA Breakfast at MATS to Feature Mary Craig

Mary Craig

Mary Craig, former owner of A-C Brake Co. in Louisville, Ky., will be the keynote speaker of the Heavy Duty Representatives Association's Annual Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville next month

Tags: Events

February 14, 2009 - Industry News

Averitt Express Adds Four Locations in Texas

Averitt Express is opening four new Texas locations in order to improve transit times in hundreds of lanes in and out of the state

February 12, 2009 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales to Announce Winner of Back on the Road 2009 at MATS

Arrow Truck Sales will announce the winner of its Back on the Road 2009 campaign, presented by Volvo Trucks North America, at a ceremony at the Mid America Truck Show in Louisville, Ky., on March 20

Tags: Events

February 12, 2009 - Industry News

Sirius XM Radio Announces Changes in Trucking Lineup

Sirius XM Radio's Road Dog Trucking Radio channel will now feature a single channel combining shows from legendary trucking radio hosts, the new generation of trucking radio talent, and exclusive programming from both the Sirius and XM services

February 11, 2009 - Industry News

Hill Staffers Predict Struggle to Pass Highway Bill

The outlook for reauthorization of the federal highway program was described in somber terms this week at a gathering of senior legislative staff members from the key transportation committees in Congress

Tags: Highways

February 11, 2009 - Industry News

Mid-America Gearing up for 38th Annual Show

There will be fewer exhibitors at the Mid-America Trucking Show this year, but organizers are still promising a great event for the heavy-duty trucking industry, March 19-21 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

February 11, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Index Falls 2.3 Percent in December

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 2.3 percent in December from its November level, falling for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported

Tags: Economy

February 11, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Secretary Meets With State Transportation Leaders

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood met with leaders of state departments of transportation Wednesday in preparation for final passage of the economic recovery bill

Tags: Highways

February 11, 2009 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Sees Big Income Drop, But Still Profitable

Although revenue dropped and net income plunged, Rush Enterprises still made a profit last quarter and for 2008 despite a "bleak" truck sales environment

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Southern California Transportation & Logistics Summit Scheduled

The 2009 Southern California Transportation & Logistics Summit, themed "Sustainability and the Emerging Green Supply Chain," will be held April 9 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif

Tags: Events

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

ATD Convention and Expo Set for April

The credit crisis, Navistar's Jim Hebe, James Carville and Mary Matalin, and The Capitol Steps are among the highlights of the American Truck Dealers' 2009 Convention & Expo in Washington, D.C., April 18-20

Tags: Events

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

PHH Arval Green Driving Program

PHH Arval, Sparks, Md., introduced PHH GreenFleet Driver Training, an online course created by the Environmental Defense Fund designed to teach employee drivers how their driving behaviors can impact the environment and provide simple strategies to reduce that impact

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

EIA: Diesel Predicted to Average $2.28 in 2009

On-highway diesel prices are expected to average $2.28 per gallon this year and $2.55 in 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Information's Short Term Energy Outlook released Tuesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

National Biodiesel Board Unveils Guiding Principles for Sustainability

At its annual conference in San Francisco, The National Biodiesel Board unveiled a formalized list of principals to guide the industry on issues of sustainability at its annual conference

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Supplier / Rep Introductory Breakfast Set at MATS

Heavy Duty Representatives Association will hold an introductory breakfast for suppliers who want to meet manufacturers' reps to discuss sales building opportunities during the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Events

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Rebates to Partners

Peterbilt Motors is offering rebates of up to $1,500 to Landstar owner-operators and to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for qualified new Class 8 trucks purchased in 2009

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

TCA to Host Transportation Insurance Audio Conference

The Truckload Carriers Association is holding an audio conference on transportation insurance titled "Getting Leaner and Smarter" on Feb. 19 from noon - 1:30 p.m. ET

Tags: Events

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Dossier Software Users Group Schedule 21st Annual Meeting

The Dossier User Group will hold its annual meeting May 6 and 7 at the Renaissance Hotel and Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn

February 10, 2009 - Industry News

Mobile Alternative Fueling Station Locater Available On-the Go

The U.S. Department of Energy has made its Alternative Fueling Station Locator available for drivers using their cell phone, BlackBerry, or other personal digital assistant (PDA)

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