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December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Analyst: Lower Oil Prices Should Help Economy Recover

Lower oil prices and an expected government stimulus package should help the economy start growing again during the second half of the year, and that may be a signal for some pent-up truck buying demand to kick in.

Tags: Economy

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services Expanded Maintenance Provider Network

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services unveiled an expanded network of service providers available to customers enrolled in GE's Maintenance Management program

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Exec to Discuss Energy and Environmental Policy at Heavy Duty Dialogue

Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 announced that David Sexton, president, Shell Oil Products US, will speak at the conference about the global energy challenge and how the current economic environment is affecting short-and long-term energy supply and demand

Tags: Events

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Transportation Launches Web Site

TMC Transportation, Des Moines, Iowa, recently launched its new web site, www.tmctrans.com, with several new features for current and prospective customers

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Up Slightly in October

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1 percent in October from its September level, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, reported the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Wabash National Cuts Production

Wabash National announced that its Lafayette manufacturing operations will commence an extended holiday shutdown Dec. 22 through Jan. 5, 2009

December 10, 2008 - Industry News

Intermodal Institute Founder Says Transportation System Needs More Rails

In his address to the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Gil Carmichael, head of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, said any realistic discussion on the future of transportation must include the role of railroad

Tags: Intermodal

December 10, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Delivers 132 LNG Tractors For Port Drayage

A group of 132 Sterling tractors with clean-burning liquified natural gas engines are going into service in the Los Angeles Basin following official delivery Monday.

December 10, 2008 - Industry News

CARB Says New Research Supports Exhaust Proposal

The California Air Resources Board Wednesday announced the results of new research it said further emphasized the need to vote in favor of proposed regulations on truck diesel exhaust this week

December 9, 2008 - Industry News

Celadon Group Acquires Truckload Van Assets from Continental Express

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries purchased the truckload, intermodal and brokerage business, as well as approximately 400 tractors and 1,100 trailers of Continental Express for approximately $24 million

December 9, 2008 - Industry News

Government Survey: Trucks Moved $8.4 Trillion in Shipments in 2007

American industry shipped 13 billion tons of goods in 2007, according to preliminary numbers from the Commodity Flow Survey released by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau

December 9, 2008 - Industry News

ATA, Codega Develop Safety Training Program

The American Trucking Associations and Houston-based Codega introduced the ProTraining Safety Series 1 program to educate truck drivers, particularly new and younger professionals, about basic truck safety concepts, rules, and practices

December 9, 2008 - Industry News

Government Slashes Oil, Diesel Price Forecasts for 2009

New crude oil production like that from the Thunder Horse Platform in the Gulf of Mexico will help increase non-OPEC oil supplies in 2009. (Photo courtesy BP)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration significantly cut its predictions for energy prices for 2009, saying the global economic slowdown is now projected to be more severe and longer than in last month's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 8, 2008 - Industry News

Link Manufacturing's Michels Named HDMA Chairman

Dennis Michels, president and CEO for Link Manufacturing, was elected 2009 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association at the group's Nov. 12 board of directors meeting

December 8, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Fall; Oil Up After Four-Year Low

The national average of diesel fuel continued to fall last week even as crude oil futures hit a four-year low

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 8, 2008 - Industry News

CARB to Vote on Retrofit Regulation

Environmental and public health groups are urging the California Air Resources Board to approve a landmark regulation to reduce diesel pollution emitted by older heavy-duty diesel vehicles when it meets late this week.

December 8, 2008 - Industry News

FedEx Freight, FedEx National LTL Announce Rate Increase

FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL will implement 5.7 percent general rate increases effective Jan. 5, 2009.

December 5, 2008 - Industry News

EPA Issues On-Board Diagnostic Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules requiring on-board diagnostic systems on heavy-duty vehicles to monitor emission control systems

December 5, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Cutting 500 Jobs

Cummins Inc. announced Friday that it will reduce its professional workforce worldwide by at least 500 employees - or approximately 3.5 percent - by the end of 200

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Honors Con-way Freight

Con-way Freight has been recognized for its safety record and practices by the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association with a 2007 Fleet Safety Award in the Division IV, Over 5 Million Miles Category

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Wabco Completes Joint Venture Agreement with Fuwa

Wabco Holdings has completed its agreement with Guangdong Fuwa Heavy Industry Co. to form a joint venture for production of air disc brakes in China

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

PacLease Adds 14 U.S. Locations

Paccar Leasing has added 14 independently owned locations in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Going up 25 Percent Next Month

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials announced Thursday that the Turnpike will supply $1.3 billion in new funding in the next year and a half, thanks to a 25-percent toll increas

Tags: Highways

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Fall Below $44 a Barrel

Amid signs that the economy is continuing to worsen, crude oil futures fell below $44 a barrel Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Hankook Tire Achieves EPA SmartWay Certification

Hankook Tire, Wayne, N.J., has had three of its commercial fleet tires certified for the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Program

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