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July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Hunter's B400T Heavy-Duty Brake Tester Approved by FMCSA

New enforcement regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration allow Hunter's B400T Brake Tester to be used to test brake compliance without a follow-up physical inspection to take non-complying vehicles out of service

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Report on the Heavy Hauler Semi Trailer Manufacturing Industry

Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, announced the addition of the "Heavy Hauler Semi Trailer Manufacturing in North America" report to their offering

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Study Ranks States on Road Conditions and Cost-Effectiveness

North Dakota does the best job maintaining its roads and bridges and New Jersey has the worst-performing, least cost-effective highway system in the nation, according to an annual Reason Foundation stud

Tags: Highways

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

DOT's Commercialization Proposal Would Suffocate Existing Interstate Businesses, NATSO Says

The Bush administration's recent proposal to commercialize rest areas in 10 states would devastate highway-based businesses,

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Featured on Travel Channel's Extreme Truckstops

Iowa 80 Truckstop, The World's Largest Truckstop, is featured in a newly produced Travel Channel show, Extreme Truckstops.

July 30, 2008 - Industry News

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

A top trucking official along with a professional truck driver Wednesday urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive energy pla

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Marangoni Increases Production

Marangoni Tread N.A. has increased RingTread retread production in its Madison, Tenn., Alpha-Ring manufacturing plant by 25 percent to accommodate domestic and global growt

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

IDC Brings Scanning Technology In-Cab Using DTScan

Interstate Distributor Co. (IDC), Tacoma, WA, is integrating DriverTech DTScan In-Cab Scanning systems into its fleet.

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National Intermodal Top Provider for Nestlé USA

Schneider National, Green Bay, WI, has been selected as a top intermodal provider for Nestlé USA

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Delphi, Peterbilt Successfully Demonstrate Fuel Cell APU

Peterbilt Model 386

Delphi and Peterbilt have successfully demonstrated a Delphi solid oxide fuel cell auxiliary power unit powering a Peterbilt Model 386 truck's "hotel" loads

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Celadon Honored Twice by the American Heart Association

Celadon Chairman and CEO Steve Russell

Celadon Trucking Services, Indianapolis, has been honored twice by the American Heart Association in connection with the company's wellness program

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Stemco Kaiser Announces Product Launch in Canada

Stemco Kaiser, Millington, MI., is expanding its market outside of the United States by launching its product line in Canada

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Newport Editors Win ASBPE Awards

Newport Communications Group announced that the editors of its Heavy Duty Trucking magazine have won a number of national and regional awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumps 1.3 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.3 percent in June, marking the second consecutive month-to-month gain. The index rose 0.5 percent in May

Tags: Economy

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Sirius, XM Complete Merger

Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio, commonly heard in long-haul truck cabs, announced that they have completed their merger, and will change the corporate name to Sirius XM Radio Inc

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Roads Can Be Safer, Top Federal Highway Official Says

Acting Federal Highway Administrator Jim Ray issued a "call to arms" on highway safety last week, urging state Departments of Transportation to adopt more coordinated, systemwide approaches to reduce crashes

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Iteris Reports "Solid Profitability" in First Fiscal Quarter

Iteris Inc. Santa Ana, Calif., reported operating income of $1.4 million and net income of $666,000, or $0.02 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2008,

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Report Outlines Bridge Challenges

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released "Bridging the Gap: Restoring and Rebuilding the Nation's Bridges," a new report that outlines the critical challenges ahead in repairing and restoring bridges in America

Tags: Highways

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Seven-Month Decline in Travel Reflected in Highway Trust Fund

New data showing further declines in the number of miles Americans are driving is proof that the country needs means, other than the gas tax, to finance the nation's transportation infrastructure, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Bush Administration Unveils New Approach for Infrastructure

A clean and historic break with the past is needed to encourage the future vitality of our country's transportation network, said Transportation Secretary Mary Peters Tuesday in unveiling the Bush Administration's plan to change the national approach to transportation

Tags: Highways

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports Third-Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Results

ArvinMeritor Inc., Troy, Mich., saw net income increase dramatically for its third quarter ended June 30, compared to the same quarter last year

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop More Than 11 Cents

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second week in a row, dropping to $4.602 per gallon, the lowest it's been since May

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

Aljex Reports Rapid Growth in First Half of 2008

Aljex Software, Middlesex, N.J., announced record sales for the first half of calendar year 2008, with a 75 percent increase in subscription sales over the same period in 2007.

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Files Suit to Block Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports Concession Plans

The American Trucking Associations, with its Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference, filed suit in the U.S. District Court in California challenging the port "Concession Plans" as approved by the Cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach and their harbor commissions

Tags: Intermodal

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

Educational Topics Announced For HDAW 2009

The educational program for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2009 will focus on the them "Maximizing Opportunities in Challenging Times" with sessions on profit analysis, customer service, business plans, trends in fleet technology, motivating employees, and developing or improving service operations

Tags: Events

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