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August 8, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Continue Decline

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Crude oil prices plunged to $115 a barrel Friday in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 8, 2008 - Industry News

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week This Month

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, organized by the American Trucking Associations, will be Aug. 24-30

Tags: Events

August 8, 2008 - Industry News

McLeod Panel To Feature Panel Of Truck Association Heavyweights

McLeod Software's User Conference in Nashville next month will kick of with a panel featuring the Chairmen of the Board of three major North American truck transportation associations

Tags: Events

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

MRH Holdings Seeks to Build a Diversified Transportation Holding Company

MRH Holdings, West Lafayette, Ind., plans to spend between $1 billion and $1.5 billion on transportation-related acquisitions. MRH has partnered with Arcapita Bank B.S.C., an international investment firm, to build a diversified transportation holding company

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Americas Focuses On Akron Site

The team evaluating the relocation of the Bridgestone Firestone Technical Center has recommended that the company build its new facility in Akron, Ohio

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

EPA Keeps Biofuels Levels in Place after Considering Texas' Request

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied a request from the state of Texas to reduce the nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers Comment on NHTSA's Proposed Import Safety Guidelines

Comments collected from a task force of North American motor vehicle parts suppliers regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's proposed importer best practices were submitted this wee

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Holding Sees Net Income Increase For Quarter

Patriot Transportation Holding, Jacksonville, Fla., reported net income of $2.77 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2008, a 14.3% increase over net income of $2.43 million in the same period last year

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Associates Forms New Safety Education Company

ATA Associates, Houston, Texas, recently formed Codega LLC, a safety education company focusing on motivation, reinforcement, retention and transference of information

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

FFE Transportation Services Launches SkyBitz Solution

FFE Transportation Services has chosen the American Eagle fleet as its launch pad for implementing the SkyBitz solution

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

YRC Sending 69 Drivers to the Truck Driving Championships

YRC Worldwide operating companies will have 69 professional drivers competing at the 2008 National Truck Driving Championships August 19-23 in Houston

Tags: Events

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

Tom Rozuk Named TRALA 2009 Annual Meeting Chairman

Tom Rozuk, manager, National Fleet Sales for Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, has been selected to serve as the Truck Renting and Leasing Association's 2009 Annual Meeting Chairman

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

Double Coin brand tires to be sold by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores will now offer Double Coin brand radial truck tires

August 7, 2008 - Industry News

Ninety Transportation and Logistics Firms Choose TMW Systems

TMW Systems, Cleveland, Ohio, announced solid growth during the first half of 2008

August 6, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar, American LaFrance Plan Vocational Truck Joint Venture

Navistar and American LaFrance have new plans to work together to develop, manufacture and support low cab-over engine (LCOE) vocational trucks

August 6, 2008 - Industry News

Bolt Express Expands Headquarters

Bolt Express recently completed a 12,000-square-foot addition to its corporate headquarters in Toledo, Ohio

August 6, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA Praises Senate Truck Safety Technology Bill

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says it actively supports Senate legislation recently proposed that would provide a tax credit to those who purchase trucks and buses with certain safety technologies installed

August 6, 2008 - Industry News

CVSN Meeting To Cover Important Aftermarket Topics

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network's annual meeting in Denver next month will cover NHTSA stopping distance changes, access to information/right to repair, aftermarket opportunities from 2010 emissions, marketing groups and more

Tags: Events

August 6, 2008 - Industry News

Domestic Intermodal Gains Accelerate

Despite a lagging economy and a sustained contraction in import volumes, domestic intermodal volume produced admirably during Q2 2008

Tags: Intermodal

August 6, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Launched to Provide Expanded Services for Freight Brokerage Market

Con-way Inc. has launched Con-way Multimodal, providing expanded freight brokerage capabilities and services in the third-party logistics and multimodal freight transportation business

August 6, 2008 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Repositions Aftermarket Business

SAF-Holland has a newly formed Aftermarket Business Unit dedicated to the replacement parts sales and service business

August 5, 2008 - Industry News

President Bush Issues Order to Expedite Columbia River Crossing

The Columbia River Crossing, also known as the Interstate 5 Bridge between Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash., has received national priority status from the White House.

Tags: Highways

August 5, 2008 - Industry News

Tenstreet, FFE Schedule Webinar For Refrigerated Driver Managers, Recruiters, Trainers

Tulsa, Okla.-based Tenstreet, which provides services and solutions to help truck fleets better manage human resources and driver pools, will co-host a webinar with FFE, one of North America's leading refrigerated carriers

Tags: Events

August 5, 2008 - Industry News

Goodyear Reports Strong Second Quarter and First Half Results

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company reported record second quarter sales driven by the performance of its international businesses

August 5, 2008 - Industry News

Iteris, Delphi Team to Market Active Safety Technologies

Iteris and Delphi announced that Iteris has been named the exclusive distributor of Delphi'’s Forward Collision Warning System for North American commercial vehicles

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