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January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Laying Off More Than 2,300

Daimler Trucks North America is laying off more than 2,300 employees at three Freightliner plants in North Carolina and at a plant in Portland, Ore

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Predicts Truck Sales Recovery

Navistar International's stock price rose last week, despite projecting lower-than-expected 2009 earnings, as company officials provided an optimistic forecast on North American truck sales and offered reassuring news about the company's cash and credit situation

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets to Vie for Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks North America will award $25,000 each to two fleets with the best driving records in 2008 in its new Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The money is awarded to help fund additional safety activities at the winning fleets

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Cutting More than 2,300 Jobs

Daimler Trucks North America is laying off more than 2,300 employees at three Freightliner plants in North Carolina and at a plant in Portland, Ore

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Construction Companies Planning Layoffs This Year

An estimated two-thirds of the nation's non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls, according to new employment and business forecast figures released by the Associated General Contractors of America

Tags: Economy

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Mack Delivers Hybrid Refuse Truck to Air Force

Mack Trucks recently delivered the first diesel-electric hybrid refuse truck to the U.S. Air Force Advanced Power Technology Office

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Teamsters Agree to Concessions in Modified YRC Agreement

Teamster members who work at the freight companies of YRC Worldwide - Yellow, Roadway, Holland and New Penn - have agreed to modify the current labor agreements.

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Census Bureau: Trucking Revenues Rose in 2007

Truck transportation revenues saw a 3.2 percent increase from 2006, reaching $229 billion in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Service Annual Surve

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

TCA To Host Webinar on Bankruptcies

The Truckload Carriers Association will host a "Protecting Carrier Interest in Shipper and Broker Bankruptcies" webinar on Jan. 22

Tags: Events

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Extends Rebate To OOIDA Members

Kenworth has extended through 2009 its rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Air-Weigh Earns ISO Certification

Air-Weigh, Eugene, Ore., is now certified by the International Organization for Standardization

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade Falls in October

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico fell 2.1 percent in October 2008 from the previous year, reaching $72.7 billion

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

Eaton to Use Clean Diesel Technology in No-Urea Aftertreatment System

Eaton has signed an agreement to use Clean Diesel's patented Advanced Reagent Injector System (ARIS) technology for injection of hydrocarbon fuel in emissions reduction applications, including Eaton's Aftertreatment System

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

International Will Have 15-liter MaxxForce Engine for 2010

Navistar will have an International 15-liter engine platform for 2010, it revealed in its Jan. 5 analysts conference call

January 8, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor to Reorganize Light Vehicle Systems Business

ArvinMeritor Thursday announced that instead of selling its Light Vehicle Business group as a whole unit, with today's economic realities it has decided to reorganize the business

January 7, 2009 - Industry News

Stifel, Nicolaus Analysts Look Into Crystal Ball

In their first "think piece" of the new year, the transportation analysts at Stifel, Nicolaus predicted increasing regulations that will constrain capacity increases as we come out of the economic downturn.

Tags: Economy

January 7, 2009 - Industry News

Alcoa Cutting Jobs, Production, Capital Expenses

Alcoa announced a series of actions it's taking to deal with the current economic downturn, including cutting more than 13,500 jobs, more plant closures, plans to sell assets and cuts in production and capital expenditures

January 7, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Petition for Meal Break Relief

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied a request by a group of motor carriers asking that the agency declare that California's meal and rest break regulations are pre-empted by federal law because they're incompatible with hours of service regulations

January 7, 2009 - Industry News

Mack to Sponsor Skills Challenge at World of Concrete

Mack Trucks will again sponsor a Driving Skills Safety Challenge during the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, Feb. 3-5

Tags: Events

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

PTDI Recertifies Idaho Truck Driver Training Course

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has recertified the Idaho Center for Professional Truck Driving, in Nampa, Idaho, for five years

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

"Green" Trucks, Exhibitors Added to Work Truck Show

More new product launches, "green" vehicles, exhibitors and educational sessions have been added to The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association Convention

Tags: Events

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Extends Rebate Program with Landstar

Kenworth will extend its program with Landstar System that offers a $1,000 rebate on qualifiying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks to independent contractors leased to Landstar

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

Trans-Texas Corridor DOA

The controversial Trans-Texas Corridor is dead, but officials say they will still develop transportation projects that "move Texas forward.

Tags: Highways

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

Maryland Proposes Toll Hike for Trucks

A proposed toll increase in Maryland would spare passenger cars an increase but would charge trucks and other multi-axle vehicles more

Tags: Highways

January 6, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Associates Releases Preliminary Class 8 Orders for December

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 total net orders for all major North American OEM's at 8775 units -- the weakest monthly order activity since mid-2002

Tags: Economy

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