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November 19, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Freight Shipments with Canada and Mexico Reached a Record High in 2007

Goods valued at more than $909 billion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and Mexico in 2007, 4.9 percent higher than the previous record set in 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

November 19, 2008 - Industry News

Mileage-Based User Fee Possible

With the federal surface transportation program scheduled to expire in September 2009, and with infrastructure needs far out-stripping funding from current taxes, the technology exists to implement a mileage-based fee,

November 19, 2008 - Industry News

OOIDA Asks Government to Delay 2010 Standards

With the backing of new research, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking U.S. policymakers to delay or phase in 2010 emissions standards in light of the current economic situation

November 19, 2008 - Industry News

General Dynamics to Acquire AxleTech International

General Dynamics is buying AxleTech International, a global manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty axles, axle components, planetary axles, independent suspensions, brakes and aftermarket parts

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

FleetPride Purchases Automotive Brake

FleetPride recently acquired Automotive Brake Co. of Newburgh

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

SSA Says Annual Convention a Success

The Service Specialists Association of Elgin, Ill., recently held its annual convention in San Diego focusing on the future of the spring repair industry and how to communicate with customers and employees better in order to build a successful business

Tags: Events

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens Body Shop in Atlanta Area

Penske Truck Leasing recently opened its new collision repair center in Atlanta suburb Lithia Springs

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Firestone Plant Earns Green Building Honor

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire's Warren County Plant in Tennessee is the first tire plant to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

GE Fleet Services to Host Webinar on Fuel Outlook

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services will host a free online seminar, "Navigating the Energy Environment. What's Next? Fuel Outlook and Impact to Your Bottom Line in 2009.

Tags: Events

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

FMSCA Announces Final HOS Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Tuesday announced its final hours of service rule, and they remain unchanged from the "interim" rule the trucking industry has been working under

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Commission Proposes Toll Changes

The Ohio Turnpike Commission this week proposed new toll rates that will change how trucks and tractor-trailers are charged and will give a big break for E-ZPass users

Tags: Highways

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Cox Makes Changes for Fuel Efficient Fleet

Cox Communications New England recently added the Navistar Hybrid Bucket Truck to its environmentally friendly fleet

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon DOT Announces Winter Parking for I-84 Eastbound Closures

During winter freeway closures between Pendleton and La Grande, the Oregon Department of Transportation will be directing eastbound trucks to park along the right shoulder of Interstate 84 near the Exit 216 Interchange

Tags: Highways

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Pacer Deploying Clean Truck Equipment in Southern California

Pacer International of Concord, Calif., announced that its subsidiaries, Pacer Cartage, Harbor Rail Transport, and PDS Trucking, a subsidiary of Pacer Distribution Services, will deploy 230 new clean trucks in their Southern California operations beginning in late November

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Final HOS Rule Keeps 11 Hour Driving, 34-Hour Restart Provisions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced its final hours of service rule, and they remain unchanged from the "interim" rule the trucking industry has been working under

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Averitt Opens New West Atlanta Facility

Averitt Express recently opened a new distribution facility in West Atlanta, with double the amount of dock space and nearly twice as many dock doors as the previous West Atlanta location

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Mack and Volvo Launch DPF Remanufacturing Program

Technicians at the Middletown Remanufacturing Center use high pressure air flows and powerful vacuums to clean and remanufacture diesel particulate filter elements.

Mack and Volvo launched large scale programs to remanufacture diesel particulate filters for the trucking industry, which will operate out of the Middletown Remanufacturing Center in Middletown, Pa

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

CVSN Pinewood Challenge Joins HDAW '09

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network will host its annual 18-wheel Pinewood Challenge in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09

Tags: Events

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Pennsylvania Facility

Penske Truck Leasing recently hosted the grand opening of a new location in New Stanton, Pa

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI President Speaker in Traffic Webinar

American Transportation Research Institute President Rebecca Brewster will be a featured speaker during a Nov. 20 National Highway Institute webinar on traffic management

Tags: Events

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Polk: Truck Registrations for September Lowest Since February 2003

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for the first nine months of 2008 were down 25.2 percent from the same period in 2007, reports Polk Commercial Vehicle Solutions in its September Commercial Vehicle Intelligence Report, published Monday

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

HDMA Names Participants in Heavy Duty Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has announced additional participants in Heavy Duty Dialogue 2009, for a total of 18 influential senior executives scheduled to discuss "The Commercial Vehicle Industry in Transition" Feb. 16 in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue to Fall Amid News of Troubled Global Economy

Diesel prices continue their headlong plunge, with the U.S. Energy Information Administration reporting an average retail price of $2.809 in its weekly report, down 13.5 cents from last week and more than 60 cents lower than a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Hino Tops Conventional Medium-Duty Survey, Buying Plans Lowest Since 2002

Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, ranks highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty trucks in its second model year of producing the vehicles, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

NTSB Says Design Flaw Caused I-35W Bridge Collapse

The collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis was caused a design flaw that led to the bridge not being able to take the weight of concentrated construction loads on the bridge, exacerbated by inadequate inspection procedures

Tags: Highways

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