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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

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Meeting Theme: "Forging Alliances in Technical Leadership"

"Forging Alliances in Technical Leadership" will be the theme of the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2009 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, Feb. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Stemco Buying Carlisle Motion Control

Stemco will acquire Carlisle's Motion Control division, which supplies brake friction to the heavy duty truck market as well as new and remanufactured brake shoes under the Altec brand name

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Major Layoffs Planned at Kenworth Plant

Kenworth will all but shut down production at its Renton, Wash., truck plant, when it lays off more than 400 employees at in January, according to published reports

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

High-Tech Vehicles, Roads Hailed as Future of Transportation

Government and industry leaders this week are unveiling an array of transportation technologies that promise to save lives, time and money by reducing congestion, improving safety and minimizing wasted fuel and emissions

Tags: Highways

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Launches 75th Anniversary Tour

Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, N.C., kicked off its 75th anniversary celebration at this year's National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) Annual Meeting and TransComp Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale Nov. 14-19

November 17, 2008 - Industry News

Supplier CEOs Write Congress Urging Help for Auto Makers

Urging Congressional support for financial assistance to the automotive industry, 98 supplier industry CEOs sent a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Monday,

November 14, 2008 - Industry News

Waste Management Begins Testing Hydraulic Hybrids

Houston-based Waste Management, North America's largest waste management company, is field-testing the first prototype parallel hydraulic hybrid truck to be deployed in a waste collection vehicle

November 14, 2008 - Industry News

Engine Group Estimates DEF Use

The Engine Manufacturers Association has developed estimates for how much diesel exhaust fluid will be needed by U.S. and Canadian on-highway vehicles from 2010 to 2019

November 14, 2008 - Industry News

Setco Announces Partnership with AMS to Distribute Clutch Products

Setco Automotive and AMS Automotive have teamed up to market and distribute Lipe Clutch products in the heavy duty aftermarket

November 14, 2008 - Industry News

Collection of Clean Truck Fee Will Be Delayed at Southern California Ports

Collection of the Clean Truck Fee at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will not begin today as previously scheduled.

Tags: Intermodal

November 13, 2008 - Industry News

MHF Trucking & Drayage Opens Massachusetts Terminal

MHF Logistical Solutions Trucking & Drayage Division has opened a terminal in Worcester, Mass

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