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May 8, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt of Norfolk Celebrates Grand Opening

More than 300 customers and trucking industry officials attended the grand opening celebration of Peterbilt of Norfolk (Neb.) on May 1

May 8, 2009 - Industry News

Webinar Looks at Building Back After the Recession

The third part in the Truckload Carriers Association's "Navigating the Storm" webinar series will cover "Building Back After a Recession: Will You Be Ready?

Tags: Events

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

April Truck Orders Down From March

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing Class 8 total net orders for all major North American OEM's totaling 7,935 units in April, down 9 percent from March

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Report: North American Road Investment Will Likely Fall Short of Demand

Some small growth in North American road spending is predicted in a new report, but likely not enough to meet demand over the next five years

Tags: Highways

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Isuzu Commercial Truck Celebrates 25 Years in the U.S. Market

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America celebrated the 25th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market with a ceremony at the American Truck Dealers convention last month

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Rise Again

Crude oil prices continued to rise Thursday, closing trading at $56.71 on the New York Mercantile Exchange after rising to over $58 a barrel earlier in the day

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Roadranger Lubricants Receive Environmental Award

Roadranger lubricants have received the "E2T Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award" from the Society of Automotive Engineers for significant innovations in reducing the environmental impact caused by the transportation industry

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Agriculture Hours of Service Exemption Under Attack in Washington

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety this week sent a letter to leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to repeal the driver hours-of-service exemptions for agriculture and utility drivers

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins to Temporarily Close MidRange Plant

Cummins is temporarily closing the Columbus MidRange Engine Plant in Walesboro, Ind., just outside Columbus, as a result of Chrysler's decision last week to idle its manufacturing operations while it undergoes bankruptcy reorganization

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Makes Changes to Scholarship Program

The Truckload Carriers Association is opening up its annual scholarship application process on May 11, with some significant changes to the program

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Wins Modern Productivity Award

Detroit Diesel has been recognized with a Modern Productivity Award in Warehousing/Manufacturing from Modern Materials Handling magazine

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Prices Rise on Crude Stockpile Report

Oil prices jumped to their highest level so far this year Wednesday, settling at $56.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

ZF and Continental Announce Commercial Vehicle Hybrid Drive Strategic Alliance

ZF and Continental have finalized a strategic alliance to develop and produce hybrid drives for commercial vehicles

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Launches New Green Initiatives

Detroit Diesel announced new initiatives to support its commitment to the environment by becoming an Energy Star partner

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Wallwork Kenworth - Bismarck Moves To New, State-of-the-Art Facility

Wallwork Kenworth has opened a state-of-the-art dealership in Bismarck, N.D., expanding its operations with a new facility that offers better accessibility and enhanced support

May 6, 2009 - Industry News

'Jason's Law' Introduced in Senate

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced companion legislation in the Senate to a bill in the House that would implement a pilot program to address shortages in safe parking for commercial motor vehicles on the National Highway System

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Administration Announces Biofuels Initiatives

President Obama Tuesday announced steps to increase the use of biofuels -- but traditional soy-based diesel would be limited in an EPA proposal

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel BlueTec Customer Demo Units In Use

Detroit Diesel's first two BlueTec emissions technology customer demo units are being evaluated by Schneider National

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Offers Custom Engineering

Navistar launched its Custom Engineering group to make modifications and add unique features to many of its heavy and severe service trucks

May 4, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall Below $2.20

The national average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell to $2.185, below $2.20 for the first time since they spiked in late March

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 4, 2009 - Industry News

CKCVR Q2 09 Fleet Equipment Buying Index Improves from Previous Quarter

CK Commercial Vehicle Research's Fleet Equipment Buying Index for Q2 2009 improved to 93.3 from 75.8 in the first quarter

Tags: Economy

May 3, 2009 - Industry News

Private Fleet Leaders Honored

The National Private Truck Council honored five individuals who have made significant contributions to NTPC

May 1, 2009 - Industry News

2009 Vista Competition Recognizes North America's Best Volvo Truck Technicians

Service technicians from Volvo Trucks North America dealership Pare Centre du Camion Volvo in Levis, Quebec, emerged victorious at the Volvo Vista 2009 competition on April 16

May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Mountain West Truck Center Team Wins Mack Technician Competition

Kara Holladay, Chris Shea and Wayne Thorne of Mountain West Truck Center, Salt Lake City, were crowned as Mack's champion service technicians on April 16 in the first Mack North American Vista Competition

May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report Looks at Equipment Buying and Usage

Older equipment, smaller fleets, fewer miles and idled equipment were the theme in a quarterly snapshot survey of fleets

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