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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

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Wants Input on Counterfeit Parts

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations is asking truck owners for their input on their experience with counterfeit parts

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders, Home Sales Beat Expectations

In a bit of surprise good news, durable goods orders rose in June, the biggest jump this year, while new home sales beat analysts' predictions

Tags: Economy

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Saia Increases Revenues, but Earnings Slip

Saia Inc. Johns Greek, Ga., reported its second-quarter 2008 revenues Were $276 million, an Increase of 9 percent over the same period in 2007.

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results

YRC Worldwide, Overland Park, Kan., reported second-quarter net earnings of $36.3 million, down from a profit of $55.4 million a year earlier

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon to Enforce Weight Receipt & UCRA

Starting January 1, 2009, the Oregon Motor Carrier Division will again be enforcing a requirement that motor carriers bear an Oregon weight-distance tax cab card called the weight receipt - in their vehicles

July 24, 2008 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Reports Revenue and Net Income for the Second Quarter of 2008

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, saw net income fall in the second quarter, but is "cautiously optimistic" that things are starting to look up

July 24, 2008 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Second-Quarter Earnings Increase

Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, N.C., saw revenue rise 16.2% to $417.8 million for the second quarter of 2008, from $359.6 million for the second quarter of 2007.

July 24, 2008 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Second Quarter Results

Texas-based Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America, experienced falling revenues and income in the second quarter compared to last year, but is looking ahead to an upswing in 2009

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