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November 13, 2008 - Industry News

Voters Approve $71 Billion for Transportation Funding

On Nov. 4, voters passed measures generating more than $71 billion in new revenue for transportation infrastructure work, reports the American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Tags: Highways

November 13, 2008 - Industry News

S&P's Downgrades Automotive Suppliers

A number of automotive suppliers, including several that also supply the commercial truck industry, had their credit ratings placed on CreditWatch by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services because of their ties to struggling American automakers

November 13, 2008 - Industry News

Wabash National Launches Purchasing Consortium

Wabash National, Lafayette, Ind., launched the Transportation Equipment Purchasing Consortium with other businesses associated with the transportation industry

November 13, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Index in Negative Territory

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 2.5 percent in September from its August level, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

November 12, 2008 - Industry News

Philips Respironics Launches Sleep Apnea Awareness Program

Royal Philips Electronics announced a program targeted at the trucking industry to increase awareness of a potentially serious disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) that can negatively affect drivers and impact trucking companies

November 12, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo To Display Intelligent Vehicle Systems Innovations at 15th World Congress on ITS

Sweden-based Volvo Group, the parent company of Volvo Trucks North America, will showcase a number of intelligent transportation systems under the theme of "Connected Truck" during the 15th World Congress on ITS in New York, Nov. 16-20

Tags: Events

November 12, 2008 - Industry News

Two Agencies Look at Short-Term, Long-Term Energy Forecasts

Two different energy forecasts released Wednesday indicate that while oil and diesel prices may stay fairly low through 2009, if that delays energy investment spending, it could mean an energy supply crunch later on

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 12, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Parking Limited for I-80 Storm Closures

The Nevada Department of Transportation is reminding truckers that the Boomtown Truck Stop, located west of Reno on Interstate 80, has indefinitely closed

Tags: Highways

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Powertrain Cutting 1,000 Jobs

Truck maker Volvo AB is cutting 1,000 jobs in its Powertrain unit, including 100 at its Hagerstown, Md. powertrain plant, according to widely published reports Tuesday

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Domestic Intermodal Posts Best Results in Four Years

Domestic intermodal had its best performance this quarter since the second quarter of 2004, according to a report released by the Intermodal Association of North America

Tags: Intermodal

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Celebrates 75 Years

Ryder System last week celebrated 75 years in business at its headquarters in northwestern Miami-Dade

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

FleetCards USA Launches Trends Advisory Council

FleetCards USA, Atlanta, launched a new trends advisory council, called FleetCards TrendWatch, which will examine the influences and effects that most impact the American fleet card business

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Great Dane Closing Savannah Plant

Great Dane Trailers plans to close its original manufacturing facility in Savannah, Ga., effective Jan. 9, 2009

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

AASA, OAC Announce Integration of Associations

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) announced an integration and leadership agreement between the two groups

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Inland Power Group Moving to New Facility

Inland Power Group of Rockford, Ill., will relocate its Rockford operations to a larger facility

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Reorganizes Truck Business

Navistar continues to grow its business globally to reach new markets, such as South Africa, where the company recently participated in the  Johannesburg International Motor Show.

Navistar International announced it is reorganizing its truck segment into four business units: North American Truck Operations, Global Truck Operations, Global Bus Operations and Navistar Defense

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

National Diesel Average Falls Below $3

The national average retail price for a gallon of diesel fuel fell below $3, the lowest price in more than a year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Automotive and Heavy Duty Suppliers Seek Economic Relief from Government

As the Big Three automakers continue to lobby Washington, D.C., for a government bailout, automotive and heavy-duty parts and components suppliers reminded the government that they need economic relief, too

Tags: Economy

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Mahle Clevite Technician Award Sponsor

Mahle Clevite, Ann Arbor, Mich., announced its participation as a sponsor in the Technician of the Year Program

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Dana Reports Losses, Announces More Cutbacks

Dana Holding Corp., Toledo, Ohio, reported lower sales and a larger net loss for the third quarter compared to last year. It will close as many as 10 more plants in the next two year

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Massachusetts Waste Hauler Faces Idling Fines

For the third time this year, the Environmental Protection Agency has cited a Massachusetts waste hauler for exceeding the state's five-minute idling limit

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Accuride Reports Third Quarter Results; to be Traded on Pink Sheets

Accuride saw third-quarter sales increase compared to a year earlier, but had a net loss of more than $200 million, largely because of restructuring charges. The company's stock will be suspended from trading on the New York Stock Exchange

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Oregon Distributor

Texas-based FleetPride, a large aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of E.H. Burrell Co. Inc. of Oregon

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

TA, Petro Say They're on Top of Urea Distribution for 2010

TravelCenters of America reaffirmed its plans to distribute the diesel exhaust fluid needed for most 2010 engines at all of its TA and Petro branded locations in 2009

November 7, 2008 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Reaches BlueTec SCR Testing Milestone

Detroit Diesel announced it has surpassed 7 million miles of demonstrated testing on its BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology

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