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December 29, 2008 - Industry News

CH Robinson to Host Regional Carrier Appreciation Event

CH Robinson Worldwide is holding a its first Southeast Carrier Appreciation Event in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 13

Tags: Events

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

2009 ATD Convention and Expo

Online registration is now open for American Truck Dealers' 2009 Convention & Expo, themed "Moving America," to be held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, D.C., April 18-20

Tags: Events

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Hino Truck Engines Tops in Customer Satisfaction

Hino Truck engines rank highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty truck owners, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Drives Down Deaths on Highways

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are driving down the number of deaths on our highways resulting from poor driving behaviors of car, truck and bus drivers through the Operation Safe Driver campaign

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Buying Edart Leasing

Ryder System will acquire substantially all the assets of the full service truck leasing, commercial truck rental and contract maintenance businesses of Edart Leasing Company LLC,

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Terra, Brenntag Team up to Supply DEF

Terra Environmental Technologies and Brenntag North America announced a mutually exclusive, multi-year strategic alliance designed to efficiently supply the United States and Canada with TerraCair ultra pure diesel exhaust fluid

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

FTR Forecast Reflects Downward Revision

FTR Associates' latest truck market forecast registers yet another downward revision to the near term freight and truck production forecast

Tags: Economy

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Snow and Ice Research Prompts ATA Action Plan

Based on the results of a study on the effects of snow and ice accumulation on vehicles, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued a "call to action"

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Tonnage Tonnage Shows Month-to-Month Improvement, But Freight Outlook Still Bleak

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in November, marking the first month-to-month improvement since June 2008 -- but in real numbers, freight volumes remain weak

Tags: Economy

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall to Lowest Level Since 2005

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again last week, to $2.366 per gallon, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Delivers First T370 Diesel-Electric Hybrid

Kenworth recently delivered the first Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid tractor to Carlile Transportation Systems during a ceremony at the Carlile facility in Tacoma, Wash

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

University of the Aftermarket Certifies HDAW '09 Education Program

HDAW '09 and Northwood University announced that participants in the seven Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week education sessions can receive up to 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward a heavy-duty aftermarket certification available through the University of the Aftermarket

Tags: Events

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Cutting Jobs, Dropping Markets

Ryder System will cut jobs in the U.S. and discontinue operations in some international markets as part of a restructuring plan in response to the current global economic environment

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Flying J to Reorganize Under Chapter 11

Flying J Inc. and some of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware

December 18, 2008 - Industry News

Safety Groups Petition FMCSA to Reconsider HOS Rule

Four major safety advocacy groups Thursday filed a petition asking the government to reconsider its controversial final hours of service rule

December 18, 2008 - Industry News

Obama Taps Rep. LaHood for DOT Secretary

President-elect Barack Obama tapped Republican Congressman Ray LaHood of Illinois as his choice for Transportation Secretary, according to news reports

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Pilot Travel Centers Sign Agreement with Pegasus TransTech

Pilot Travel Centers and Pegasus TransTech signed a 10-year extension to their agreement solidifying Pilot's partnership to offer Pegasus Transflo Express truck stop scanning services exclusively at its 305 locations in 40 states

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Awarded Department of Energy Funding

Navistar was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to participate in an alternative-vehicle technology project aimed at accelerating the development, evaluation and deployment of advanced, aerodynamic trailers to significantly reduce fuel consumption by heavy-duty tractor trailers

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Freight Accelerates Service To and From Central Illinois

UPS Freight announced enhanced direct service which places all of Illinois under a next-day blanket and draws major markets, including Dallas, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, to within two days of central Illinois

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

HDAW '09 Features Business Builder Centers

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 will feature the newly developed HDAW Business Builder Centers open during the product expo

Tags: Events

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Cooper Kenworth Adds Three Facilities

Cooper Kenworth recently opened three new locations in North Carolina, enabling Kenworth Truck Company to reach the milestone 300-dealer location mark in the United States and Canada

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Participates in Toys for Tots

Barr-Nunn teamed up with the Marine Corps again this year to assist in the delivery of toys for the Toys for Tots program

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Builds Dealership Facility in Reno-Sparks, Nevada

TEC Equipment has opened a new purpose-built, heavy-duty truck dealership facility in Sparks, Nev., signaling the company's full-service entrance into the Northern Nevada truck market

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Peterbilt Celebrates 300,000th Truck Production

Peterbilt recently celebrated the completion of its 300,000th production truck at the company's Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Stricter Entry Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new rule to place stricter safety requirements on all newly registered trucking and bus companies. This final rule raises the compliance standards for passing new entrant safety audits,

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