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September 25, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens Austin Facility

Penske Truck Leasing recently hosted the grand opening of its facility in Austin, Texas

September 25, 2008 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Bound Brook Safety Equipment Co.

FleetPride has acquired Bound Brook Safety Equipment Co., a subsidiary of Somerset Tire Service, Edison, N.J

September 25, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Forum Returns to HDAW'09

The popular Heavy Duty Aftermarket Forum will again lead off the education program for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in 2009

Tags: Events

September 24, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Looks To Green Future

At an international press briefing ahead of the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hannover this week, Andreas Renschler, head of Daimler Truck and Bus, said the Daimler division has reported the best earnings result in its history

September 24, 2008 - Industry News

EPA Awards Clean Diesel Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the first $3.4 million in funding for clean diesel projects under the $50 million Diesel Emission Reduction Program

September 24, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Falls

Confirming anecdotal reports of a slow August, the American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.6 percent in August, the largest month-to-month drop since March

Tags: Economy

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

DC Convoy Draws Fewer Than Expected, But Delivers Fuel Message

Although fewer truckers showed up than organizers hoped, they say a protest in Washington, D.C. Tuesday over high fuel prices did generate some valuable local and national coverage in the media

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Seattle Trucking Company

Teamsters at Oak Harbor Freight Lines in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho walked off the job Monday night in response to what they call "hostile efforts by company representatives to bully and intimidate workers.

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Engine Celebrates 75 Years With Dedication Of New Engine Plant

During a special event Tuesday in Huntsville, Ala., Navistar Engine Group celebrated the 75th anniversary of its first production diesel engine, the D-40, with the dedication of the facility that will build its newest diesel engine family, MaxxForce Big Bore

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Calls for Comprehensive Plan to Limit Fuel Costs' Effect on the Economy

A top trucking official Tuesday urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive energy plan that will ensure an affordable supply of oil and limit the effect of rising fuel costs on the U.S. economy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Truck Centres of Ontario Relocates

Kenworth Truck Centres of Ontario has expanded its customer support with a new facility in Lively, Ontario, that provides enhanced service, easier accessibility and a wider selection of new Kenworth trucks

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Named a "Best Place to Work"

C.H. Robinson Worldwide was named by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a "Best Place to Work" in the Minneapolis area for 2008

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

Firestone To Close Noblesville Air Springs Plant

Firestone Industrial Products Company will close its Noblesville, Ind., air spring plant after a gradual phase-down of operations

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

PHH Arval Named To InformationWeek Top 100

PHH Arval, Sparks, Md., was ranked 76th on the 2008 InformationWeek 500

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

Manufacturer-Driven IT Solutions Slated for Discussion At Conference

Representatives of three automotive parts manufacturers will discuss how information technology (IT) innovations have helped their companies realize supply chain improvements and profitability on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the MIS Council Fall Conference in Marco Island, Fla

Tags: Events

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

Accuride Announces Changes To Improve Competitiveness

Accuride Corp. announced leadership changes and other restructuring changes, including the creation of an aftermarket division, designed to improve its competitiveness

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

Booths Going Quickly For HDAW '09

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week organizers report outstanding progress in product expo booth reservations for the February 2009 event, with more than 53 companies already submitting contracts to exhibit and participat

Tags: Events

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

Mansfield Oil Expands in Midwest

Mansfield Oil, a privately held $5.1 billion fuel logistics leader, announces the opening of their Midwest regional office in Naperville, Ill

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Crossings Into U.S. Up Slightly In 2007

The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 11.4 million in 2007, 0.3 percent higher than in 2006,

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Lowest In Five Months, But Oil Prices Spike

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell below $4 a gallon for the first time since April, but oil prices had their biggest one-day price spike ever Monday because of concerns about the crisis on Wall Street

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

This is Brake Safety Week

This week is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Brake Safety Week, a comprehensive program to promote commercial vehicle brake safety across North America

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Convoy Today To Address Fuel Prices

A trucker group is planning a convoy around Capitol Hill today to ask Congress and President George W. Bush to back energy legislation that would make fuel prices more affordable

Tags: Events

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Emergency Team Helps In Ike's Aftermath

In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Ike, the Bridgestone Americas Emergency Response Team, made up of company volunteers, made the journey from Nashville, Tenn., to Orange, Texas, last week to assist in relief and clean-up efforts

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

Study: Texting While Driving More Dangerous Than DUI

Texting behind the wheel impairs driving skills more than being drunk or high, according to new research carried out by British researchers

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

Proposed Legislation Would Offer Loans For Truckers Hit By Fuel Prices

U.S. Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.) has introduced legislation that would provide low interest loans to truckers and other small transportation businesses struggling to keep their businesses afloat in the face of record high fuel prices

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