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April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Truck Rental Went Green to Aid "Today" Show

Penske Truck Rental partnered with International Truck and Engine Corporation and Eaton Corporation, to utilize hybrid commercial rental trucks as part of the annual NBC "Today Show" Lend a Hand series, which was held April 14-18.

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Named Wal-Mart's 2007 LTL Carrier of the Year

Con-way Freight announced that it has been named by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as its 2007 LTL Carrier of the Year

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Tools to Cope with the Fuel Crisis

Fuel, the price of it and conserving it, remains the most critical issue facing truckers. On April 21, the price of diesel spiked to highs, of $4.60 a gallon in some areas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

Snowe Introduces the 'Diesel Tax Parity Act'

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced legislation yesterday, the 'Diesel Tax Parity Act,' which would lower the federal diesel tax

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 21, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Hero Motor Corporation Joint Venture to Close

The Indian Hero Group and Daimler AG signed a contract in Delhi that governs the establishment of the Daimler Hero Motor Corporation Ltd. Commercial vehicle joint venture.

April 21, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Hits Record $4.20 High as Crude Prices Rise

Diesel prices at the pump struck a record high, of $4.20 a gallon, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service, putting pressure on truckers and other shippers who rely on the fuel to transport goods to market

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 21, 2008 - Industry News

Landstar System Reports 18 Percent Increase in Earnings Per Diluted Share

Landstar System, Inc. reported revenue in the 2008 first quarter increased approximately 6 percent to $609 million compared to $577 million for the 2007 first quarter

April 21, 2008 - Industry News

Growth Opportunities in the North American Heavy-Duty Truck Aftermarket Driven by Technology

Consolidation characterizes the current business environment in the North American heavy-duty truck aftermarket. The aftermarket continues to witness greater truck complexity, a declining skilled worker population and distribution channel cost compression

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Con-Way Reports First-Quarter 2008 Results

Con-way Inc. reported net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2008 of $22.5million (after preferred stock dividends), or 47 cents per diluted share.

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Named Automotive News 2008 PACE Award Winner

Cummins announced that it has earned the 2008 Automotive News PACE Award for the 6.7L turbo diesel engine.

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

FutureRack Live Offers Fuel Reduction Information

FutureRack Live is offering a two-week complimentary trial for fleets that buy bulk fuel.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Titan Trailers Moves to New Facility

Titan Trailers' R&D operation, Quality Control and Final Finish has moved into a new 37,000 square foot facility that will also accommodate all scheduling, accounting and training facilities

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Deadline Approaching For TCA Scholarship Applications

May 15 is the deadline for submitting applications to the Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship Fund for the 2008-2009 school year

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Plant Layoffs Deeper Than Expected

Volvo Trucks North America will cut 1,100 jobs at its Dublin, VIrginia plant,

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo's New River Valley Plant Wins Top Environmental Award

Volvo Trucks North America's New River Valley Plant (NRV) won Virginia's highest environmental award

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

NationaLease Establishes Private Equity Fund

NationaLease has established a private equity fund to "enable effective ownership transition of existing NationaLease members

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Mack Launches Web Site to Mark Environmental Accomplishments, Celebrate Earth Day

Mack Trucks, Inc. marked Earth Day 2008 by showcasing its environmental initiatives on the World Wide We

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Mack Announces 2007 Distributors of the Year

Mack Trucks announced the recipients of its 2007 Distributor of the Year awards

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

NTEA Launches New Web Site

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) launched a newly redesigned website, www.ntea.com,

April 18, 2008 - Industry News

Hino to Cut U.S. Production

Hino will stop producing commercial trucks at its Long Beach, Calif., plant, nearly halving its U.S. truck-building capacity

April 18, 2008 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports First-Quarter Earnings

Rush Enterprises' revenues were down 24 percent, while net income dropped from $9.7 million last year to $1 million in this year's first quarter

April 18, 2008 - Industry News

Webb Responds to Increased Costs

Webb Wheel Products announced that it will take immediate actions to mitigate the risks associated with skyrocketing global metals prices.

Tags: Economy

April 18, 2008 - Industry News

GE Offers Rebates Through Hybrid Vehicle Program

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services announced a Hybrid Rebate Program for companies that lease hybrid vehicles

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Nominations Open for MEMA's Triangle Award

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has opened nominations for its Triangle Award, the association's most prestigious award.

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Testing Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Two new Volvo hybrid refuse trucks will be tested in regular daily operations in Sweden by refuse collection firms Renova and Ragn-Sells

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