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March 13, 2008 - Industry News

Federal Freight Index Rose 2.4% in January

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 2.4 percent in January from its December level, matching its largest monthly increase in the last two years

Tags: Economy

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Jones Installed as NTEA President

Dennis Jones, vice president of sales & marketing for Auto Truck Group, Bensenville, Ill., was installed as the 44th president of the National Truck Equipment Association

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Xtra Lease Launches Used Trailer Sales

Xtra Lease announced it is selling hundreds of used trailers from the company's rental locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Sees Latest Skirmish in Mexico Cross-Border Trucking

The latest skirmish in the battle over long-distance trucking across the Mexican border occurred Tuesday, when Transportation Secretary Mary Peters went before Sen. Byron Dorgan

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

Volvo Trucks North America announced that the company and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new three-year agreement that would cover approximately 2,600 UAW members at the New River Valley, Va., plant

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Radio Personality to Broadcast from Big Rig

Sirius Satellite Radio trucking channel personality Meredith Ochs will broadcast a live ride-along with The Chrome Shop Mafia on their way to the Mid-America Trucking Sho

Tags: Events

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

DOE Projects Lower Diesel Prices

Hold on, says the Department of Energy, that $4 diesel isn't going to last - but it's going to be higher than we originally predicted

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 11, 2008 - Industry News

ATA To Study Snow Removal

With Connecticut legislators considering fines for drivers who cause crashes because they did not clear their vehicles' roofs of ice and snow, the American Trucking Associations is asking the American Transportation Research Institute to study the issue

March 11, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.9 Percent in 2007

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 4.9 percent higher in 2007 than in 2006

Tags: Economy

March 11, 2008 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Celebrates First Anniversary

Women In Trucking, a non-profit organization created to encourage the employment of women and assist in promoting a more female-friendly environment in the trucking industry, celebrated its one year anniversar

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

$4 Diesel a Reality

Diesel prices hit another record last week, hitting the $4 mark in some parts of the country, while crude oil prices rose to nearly $108 a barrel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Goodyear Tops Fortune's Global Most Admired List

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been recognized as the world's most admired motor vehicle parts company by Fortune magazine

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Newport Launches Aftermarket Magazine

Newport Communications announced the launch of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal, a quarterly magazine for heavy-duty parts distributors and service providers

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

New Study Finds 1st Hour of Driving Riskiest

A new study underscores earlier evidence that the greatest risk of an accident occurs in the first hour of driving, and that the risk in the second through 11th hour is relatively flat

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Senator Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Truck Program

U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), along with a bipartisan of lawmakers, has called for an investigation into whether the Department of Transportation has violated the Antideficiency Act for funding the Mexican truck pilot program.

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Turns Back Speed Governors on Trucking Fleet

Con-way Freight announced that it has turned back the speed governors on its 8,400-tractor fleet from 65 to 62 mph in a move to improve fuel conservation and reduce carbon emissions

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

VW Takes Control of Scania

Volkswagen AG took control of Swedish truck maker Scania AB last week, as the global truck-building industry continues a trend of consolidation

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Secretary Urges Congress to Keep Cross Border Trucking Program Going

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters Monday warned that now is not the time to halt efforts to implement trucking provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement because doing so could hurt an already struggling U.S. economy

March 9, 2008 - Industry News

EIA Predicts Oil Prices Will Fall

Crude oil could drop to $57 a barrel by 2016 (in 2006 dollars), as expanded investment in exploration and development brings new supplies to the world market, says the U.S. Energy Information Administratio

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 9, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Repossessions Increased Significantly in 2007

Repossessions and liquidations of tractor-trailer trucks increased 110 percent in 2007 compared with 2006, according to Nassau Asset Management's NasTrac Quarterly Index

Tags: Economy

March 9, 2008 - Industry News

TA Cuts Workforce

TravelCenters of America is cutting back its work force and expects to scale back on expansion projects because of the struggling economy

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Offers Online Tools On Bonus Depreciation

The federal government has made it more attractive to purchase commercial trucks in 2008, says Navistar International, and the truck maker has launched an online tool to help buyers

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Washington State Looking For Truck Parking Info

The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking truckers and trucking companies for information to help develop truck parking in the stat

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Announces 2006 Financial Results

In another step toward becoming a current filer with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Navistar International reported its financial results for 2006

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Biofuels, Trucks at International Renewable Energy Conference

Caption: President George W. Bush is given a tour of Volvo and Mack carbon-dioxide-neutral trucks by Volvo Group CEO Leif Johansson.

Biofuels and hybrid trucks were among the topics discussed this week during the the three-day Washington International Renewable Energy Conference, including a close-up look from President Bush at some renewable-fuel heavy trucks

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