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November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Powertrain Cutting 1,000 Jobs

Truck maker Volvo AB is cutting 1,000 jobs in its Powertrain unit, including 100 at its Hagerstown, Md. powertrain plant, according to widely published reports Tuesday

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Domestic Intermodal Posts Best Results in Four Years

Domestic intermodal had its best performance this quarter since the second quarter of 2004, according to a report released by the Intermodal Association of North America

Tags: Intermodal

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Celebrates 75 Years

Ryder System last week celebrated 75 years in business at its headquarters in northwestern Miami-Dade

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

FleetCards USA Launches Trends Advisory Council

FleetCards USA, Atlanta, launched a new trends advisory council, called FleetCards TrendWatch, which will examine the influences and effects that most impact the American fleet card business

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Great Dane Closing Savannah Plant

Great Dane Trailers plans to close its original manufacturing facility in Savannah, Ga., effective Jan. 9, 2009

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

AASA, OAC Announce Integration of Associations

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) announced an integration and leadership agreement between the two groups

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Inland Power Group Moving to New Facility

Inland Power Group of Rockford, Ill., will relocate its Rockford operations to a larger facility

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Reorganizes Truck Business

Navistar continues to grow its business globally to reach new markets, such as South Africa, where the company recently participated in the  Johannesburg International Motor Show.

Navistar International announced it is reorganizing its truck segment into four business units: North American Truck Operations, Global Truck Operations, Global Bus Operations and Navistar Defense

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

National Diesel Average Falls Below $3

The national average retail price for a gallon of diesel fuel fell below $3, the lowest price in more than a year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Automotive and Heavy Duty Suppliers Seek Economic Relief from Government

As the Big Three automakers continue to lobby Washington, D.C., for a government bailout, automotive and heavy-duty parts and components suppliers reminded the government that they need economic relief, too

Tags: Economy

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Mahle Clevite Technician Award Sponsor

Mahle Clevite, Ann Arbor, Mich., announced its participation as a sponsor in the Technician of the Year Program

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Dana Reports Losses, Announces More Cutbacks

Dana Holding Corp., Toledo, Ohio, reported lower sales and a larger net loss for the third quarter compared to last year. It will close as many as 10 more plants in the next two year

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Massachusetts Waste Hauler Faces Idling Fines

For the third time this year, the Environmental Protection Agency has cited a Massachusetts waste hauler for exceeding the state's five-minute idling limit

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Accuride Reports Third Quarter Results; to be Traded on Pink Sheets

Accuride saw third-quarter sales increase compared to a year earlier, but had a net loss of more than $200 million, largely because of restructuring charges. The company's stock will be suspended from trading on the New York Stock Exchange

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Oregon Distributor

Texas-based FleetPride, a large aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of E.H. Burrell Co. Inc. of Oregon

November 10, 2008 - Industry News

TA, Petro Say They're on Top of Urea Distribution for 2010

TravelCenters of America reaffirmed its plans to distribute the diesel exhaust fluid needed for most 2010 engines at all of its TA and Petro branded locations in 2009

November 7, 2008 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Reaches BlueTec SCR Testing Milestone

Detroit Diesel announced it has surpassed 7 million miles of demonstrated testing on its BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology

November 7, 2008 - Industry News

Groups Say Unemployment Numbers Underscore Urgency of Infrastructure Stimulus

Friday's news that the nation's unemployment rate hit a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October prompted several groups to call for a stimulus bill that includes infrastructure spending

Tags: Economy

November 7, 2008 - Industry News

Record Number of Brake Inspections Put More Trucks Out of Service

Commercial vehicle inspectors conducted a record number of inspections during Operation Air Brake - 20,810 - and found a slightly higher percentage of brake problems resulting in out-of-service orders than last year

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Cuts 40 Locations From Service Network

Con-way Freight announced a major re-engineering of its operating network that will cut the size of the network by 40 locations

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services' Telematics Solutions Receives Technology Services Award

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services won the Technology Services Award at the 2008 Tekne Awards for its Mobile Resource and Asset Use/Management via a telematics solution

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Work Truck Show to Offer Green Truck info, Fleet Symposium

The Work Truck Show 2009 is being held in conjunction with the 45th Annual NTEA Convention March 4-6, 2009, at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago

Tags: Events

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Accuride Draws Under Its Revolving Credit Facility

Accuride Corp, Evansville, Ind., is drawing approximately $95 million under its $125 million revolving credit facility under its Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.5 Percent from Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 4.5 percent higher in August 2008 than in August 2007, reaching $72.3 billion

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Chairman To Deliver Keynote at Ag and Food Transportation Summit

The new chairman of the American Trucking Associations will deliver the opening keynote address at the International Summit on Ag and Food Transportation Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C

Tags: Events

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