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January 20, 2009 - Industry News

December Truck Orders Foretell Soft Start to 2009

Heavy-duty truck sales in 2008 fell for the second straight year, to their lowest level since 1992, while Class 8 orders for December were lower than expected

January 19, 2009 - Industry News

Government Report Analyzing Tire Debris Supports Retreads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued its final report on its Commercial Medium Truck Tire Debris Study

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Moved to Pittsburgh

A competitor at the NTDC in 2007.

The American Trucking Associations' 2009 National Truck Driving Championships will now be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., and not San Jose, Calif., as previously announced, and a step van competition is being added

Tags: Events

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

APRA Requests Remanufacturing Tax Credit

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association is working with its membership to contact Congress to support a tax credit for the purchase of equipment used to recycle or remanufacture goods

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

Women In Trucking's Voie Earns CDL

Voie, who has worked with truck drivers her whole career (and was married to one), recently earned her own CDL.

The president of the Women In Trucking association, Ellen Voie, has earned her Class A Commercial Driver's License

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

HD America Going Paperless via GCommerce

HD America has elected to partner with GCommerce to receive electronic invoices from all suppliers. The solution is designed to automate the invoice processing between HD America and its vendors, improving efficiencies for both

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Enterprises Deploying Largest Hybrid Electric Delivery Fleet

Coca-Cola Enterprises last week announced the deployment of the largest hybrid electric delivery trucks in North America

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Adds A.M. Delivery

FedEx Freight is now offering FedEx Freight A.M. delivery, ensuring delivery by 10:30 a.m. backed by a money-back guarantee

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Aljex Reports 2008 Results

Aljex Software of Middlesex, N.J., reported record sales for 2008, with an overall 39 percent increase in subscription sales over 2007

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Averitt Announces "Smart Car for Smart Thinking" Program

Averitt Express will give away a Smart car.

Averitt Express is giving away a 2008 Smart Car and 20 $500 gas cards to associates in February through its "Smart Car for Smart Thinking" program

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Yamaha Honors Southeastern Freight Lines

Southeastern Freight Lines of Lexington, S.C., has been named 2008 Yamaha Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Bendix Offers Brake Training School for Technicians

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering the 2009 edition of its all-inclusive Brake Training School for new and experienced technicians in nearly 20 U.S. cities starting April 6 in Elyria, Ohio

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Makes Tractor-Trailer.net Available to Affiliates

FleetPride is offering Tractor-Trailer.net from Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, to their FleetPride drive-in service shops and FleetCare Truck Service Center affiliates

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

PacLease Adds 13 Locations

Paccar Leasing Company continues its expansion with 13 new locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Gronbach to Discuss Shifting Demographics at HD Dialogue

Heavy Duty Dialogue '09, with the theme of The Commercial Vehicle Industry in Transition, will feature Ken Gronbach, noted author, futurist and demographer

Tags: Events

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Double Coin Adds Idealease as a National Account Fleet Customer

CMA and Double Coin tires have added Idealease to the Double Coin National Account Fleet Program, enabling medium and large-size trucking fleets to purchase Double Coin TBR products at competitive pricing

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Innovation Fuels Purchases Terminal at Port of Milwaukee

Innovation Fuels, a New York-based renewable fuel company that manufactures, markets, and distributes biodiesel fuel, has closed on the purchase of a 310,000-barrel-capacity terminal located on ten acres in the Port of Milwaukee.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Organizers Cancel British Truck Show

Organizers in Britain have cancelled what is billed as the country's largest transport and logistics event, The Commercial Vehicle Show, because of the bad economy

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Awarded Canadian Military Contract

Navistar Defense LLC received its first Canadian military contract, to provide the Canadian Department of National Defense with Military Commercial off the Shelf vehicles

January 14, 2009 - Industry News

Federal Freight Index Lowest in Five Years

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.4 percent in November from its October level, falling after a one-month rise

Tags: Economy

January 14, 2009 - Industry News

Ford, Navistar Settle Legal Dispute Over Engines

Ford Motor Company and Navistar International announced late Tuesday they have reached an agreement to settle litigation between the companies, including ending their diesel engine supply agreement three years early

January 14, 2009 - Industry News

EIA Predicts Lower Fuel, Oil Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration again cut its price forecasts for 2009 oil and fuel prices

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 14, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Repos Down in 2008

There were actually fewer truck repossessions in 2008 than there were in 2007, according to Nassau Asset Management's NasTrac quarterly index, but still many more than 2006

Tags: Economy

January 14, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar, Ford Settle Litigation

Ford Motor Company and Navistar International announced late Tuesday they have reached an agreement to settle litigation between the companies, including ending their diesel engine supply agreement

January 14, 2009 - Industry News

San Antonio Dedicates Clean Energy CNG Station

The City of San Antonio, Texas, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. co-hosted special ceremonies on Wednesday to dedicate the city's new compressed natural gas station, which will fuel the city's expanding fleet of natural gas refuse trucks

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