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December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Cutting Jobs, Dropping Markets

Ryder System will cut jobs in the U.S. and discontinue operations in some international markets as part of a restructuring plan in response to the current global economic environment

December 22, 2008 - Industry News

Flying J to Reorganize Under Chapter 11

Flying J Inc. and some of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware

December 18, 2008 - Industry News

Safety Groups Petition FMCSA to Reconsider HOS Rule

Four major safety advocacy groups Thursday filed a petition asking the government to reconsider its controversial final hours of service rule

December 18, 2008 - Industry News

Obama Taps Rep. LaHood for DOT Secretary

President-elect Barack Obama tapped Republican Congressman Ray LaHood of Illinois as his choice for Transportation Secretary, according to news reports

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Pilot Travel Centers Sign Agreement with Pegasus TransTech

Pilot Travel Centers and Pegasus TransTech signed a 10-year extension to their agreement solidifying Pilot's partnership to offer Pegasus Transflo Express truck stop scanning services exclusively at its 305 locations in 40 states

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Awarded Department of Energy Funding

Navistar was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to participate in an alternative-vehicle technology project aimed at accelerating the development, evaluation and deployment of advanced, aerodynamic trailers to significantly reduce fuel consumption by heavy-duty tractor trailers

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Freight Accelerates Service To and From Central Illinois

UPS Freight announced enhanced direct service which places all of Illinois under a next-day blanket and draws major markets, including Dallas, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, to within two days of central Illinois

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

HDAW '09 Features Business Builder Centers

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 will feature the newly developed HDAW Business Builder Centers open during the product expo

Tags: Events

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Cooper Kenworth Adds Three Facilities

Cooper Kenworth recently opened three new locations in North Carolina, enabling Kenworth Truck Company to reach the milestone 300-dealer location mark in the United States and Canada

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Participates in Toys for Tots

Barr-Nunn teamed up with the Marine Corps again this year to assist in the delivery of toys for the Toys for Tots program

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Builds Dealership Facility in Reno-Sparks, Nevada

TEC Equipment has opened a new purpose-built, heavy-duty truck dealership facility in Sparks, Nev., signaling the company's full-service entrance into the Northern Nevada truck market

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Peterbilt Celebrates 300,000th Truck Production

Peterbilt recently celebrated the completion of its 300,000th production truck at the company's Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Stricter Entry Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new rule to place stricter safety requirements on all newly registered trucking and bus companies. This final rule raises the compliance standards for passing new entrant safety audits,

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Engine Makers React to Reports that 2010 Emission Regs are Still on Track

Engine makers that are using SCR technology for their 2010 engines are applauding a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to stick by its Jan. 1 deadline, rejecting calls to delay the deadlin

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

ALK's PC*Miler Navigator Portable Navigation for Drivers

A screen shot of the Navigator's 3D street map view.

ALK Technologies introduced the PC*Miler Navigator 430 portable navigation device, designed for owner-operators, leased operators and company drivers

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Intermodal Chassis 'Roadability' Regs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week issued rules long wanted by intermodal trucking companies that make the owners/providers of intermodal equipment responsible for their safety on the road

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Toughens New Entry Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new rule to place stricter safety requirements on all newly registered trucking and bus companies. This final rule raises the compliance standards for passing new entrant safety audits,

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

OPEC Slashes Production; New Energy Outlook Predicts Flat Oil Consumption

The OPEC oil cartel announced their biggest output cut ever Wednesday, cutting 2.2 million barrels per day to try to boost prices, at the same time as the U.S. government released a new report predicting flat oil consumption to 2030

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Jason Swann is Rush Truck Centers' Top Technician for 2008

Sixty of the best technicians in the Rush Truck Centers dealer network met in Nashville this week to compete in the company's third annual Tech Skills Rodeo. For two days, these specialized techs sweated over their laptops and their toolboxe

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

Jason Swann is Rush Truck Centers' Top Technician for 2008

Sixty of the best technicians in the Rush Truck Centers dealer network met in Nashville this week to compete in the company's third annual Tech Skills Rodeo. For two days, these specialized techs sweated over their laptops and their toolboxe

December 16, 2008 - Industry News

Arsenault Associates Announces Technology Initiative

Arsenault Associates, Burlington, N.J., launched an expansion of its Technology and Development Center in West Chester, Pa., doubling the size of the current facility and add software developers to the staff immediately

December 16, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Will Use GPS Data for Enforcement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rescinded a policy barring use of GPS records to verify compliance with the hours of service rules

December 16, 2008 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Invests to Increase ULSD Supply

ExxonMobil Refining & Supply will invest more than $1 billion in three refineries to increase the supply of ultra low sulfur diesel by about 6 million gallons per day.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 16, 2008 - Industry News

Allison Expands Global Network of Distributor Partners

Allison Transmission, Indianapolis, has added six new distributors to its European and Asia Pacific network of trusted partners in the past year

December 16, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Offering Truckers Holiday Dinner

On Dec. 24, Volvo Trucks will be supplying free turkey buffet dinners and beverages at 163 participating Flying J travel plazas in the U.S. and Canada

Tags: Events

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