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October 21, 2008 - Industry News

Paccar Reports Third-Quarter Financial Results

Construction of Paccar's new engine production facility in Columbus, Miss., continues on schedule. The technologically advanced and environmentally friendly facility will incorporate leading-edge manufacturing and diagnostic processes, says the company.

Paccar earnings for the third quarter were flat compared to the same period last year, which the company says is good in light of the lower truck demand in many parts of the world

October 21, 2008 - Industry News

Marten Performs Well In Third Quarter

Marten Transport, Mondovi, Wis., saw operating revenue and net income improve in the third quarter compared to the same period last year

October 21, 2008 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics Agrees to be Acquired by Investor Group

Greatwide Logistics Services, Dallas, announced that it intends to enter into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group made up of its first lien secured lenders

October 21, 2008 - Industry News

Gainey Corp. Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Gainey Transportation, Grand Rapids, Mich., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in response to a lawsuit by Wachovia

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

Three Sessions at HDAW '09 to Focus on Technology

HDAW '09 is addressing its theme of "Maximizing Opportunities in Challenging Times" with several sessions of the education program focused on distributor solutions for the upcoming technology storm in the commercial vehicle industry

Tags: Events

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

HDAW One-on-One Supplier Registration Hits Record of 100

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 has registered a conference-record 100 suppliers for pre-scheduled, One-on-One Meetings during the February 2009 conference

Tags: Events

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue to Fall

Diesel and crude oil prices continue to plummet, with the national average price of a gallon of diesel dropping below $3.50 for the first time since February -- but OPEC is not taking low oil prices sitting down

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

Flynn Returns To Leasing Arena With Innovative Business Model

A new truck leasing business based on information technology will give leasing customers more flexibility and personal service

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

CNC Holdings Buys Majority Stake in TransLogic Auto Carriers

TransLogic Auto Carriers, based in Bad Axe, Mich., has announced the acquisition of 53 percent ownership by CNC Holdings LLC of West Bloomfield, Mich

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

Heartland Express Has Good Third Quarter

Revenue and earnings both increased for Heartland Express in the third quarter, and the company is upgrading its fleet and expanding its regional operations

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

Vipar To Open Distribution Centers With Brake Reman Operations

Vipar Heavy Duty announced it it will open parts distribution centers in the eastern and western parts of the United States

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Accepting 2009 Maintenance Supervision Award Nominations

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations is now accepting nominations for its 2009 Maintenance Supervision Award

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Fatalities Fall, But Truck-Related Deaths Remain Flat

Transportation fatalities in the United States decreased by 4 percent in 2007 compared to 2006, although fatalities from crashes involving medium and heavy trucks remained virtually the same

October 19, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Awards Technician Scholarships

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has awarded two truck technician scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year

October 19, 2008 - Industry News

Hunter Engineering Training Earns ASE Certification

Hunter Engineering, Bridgeton, Mo., announced that its training program achieved ASE-certified status from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

October 17, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Appeals Ruling on California Ports' Concession Plan

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach launched their clean truck program Oct. 1 and report that it is going well, but a lawsuit against a portion of the program remains to be settled

October 17, 2008 - Industry News

FTR Conference Call: Bad News Bears

A conference call held Friday by FTR Associates offered a gloomy forecast for the economy, including a consensus that we are facing a four-quarter recession, weak freight and continuing tight credit

Tags: Economy

October 16, 2008 - Industry News

Mack to Provide Heavy Duty Tractors and Trailers to U.S. Army

Mack Trucks has received an award of approximately $28.5 million from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for heavy-duty tractors and trailers

October 16, 2008 - Industry News

DOE: Proved Oil Reserves Grow

For the first time in four years, U.S. proved oil reserves increased during 2007, as proved reserve additions of 2 billion barrels exceeded production of 1.7 billion barrels, according to information released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 16, 2008 - Industry News

USA Truck Reports Increased Revenue, Income Over '07

USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., announced increased revenue and net income for the third quarter compared to the same period in 2007

October 16, 2008 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Introduces Canada Next-Business-Day Cross-Border Service

FedEx Freight is offering next-business-day coverage between key Canadian gateway cities and several regions across the U.S., as well as further supporting shippers and customers operating fast-cycle logistics by streamlining cross-border processes

October 16, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Adds Location in Clintonville

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a full-service location in Clintonville, Pa., to expand customer support in western Pennsylvania

October 16, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Joins SmartWay, Names VP of Sustainability

Penske Truck Leasing announced its support and participation in the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership, and also created a new vice president of sustainability position

October 16, 2008 - Industry News

Marten Transport Raises Settlement Rates

Marten Transport, Mondovi, Wis., announced that starting Nov. 1, it will raise settlement rates for owner-operators by 2 cents per mile across the board to its scale

October 16, 2008 - Industry News

New Web Site for Aftermarket Scholarships

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship Committee, Research Triangle Park, NC, recently launched a redesigned web site

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