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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

December 16, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Greenville Facility

Penske Truck Leasing recently hosted the opening of its newest facility in Greenville, S.C

December 16, 2008 - Industry News

Michelin Spartanburg Truck Tire Facility Earns Safety Award

Michelin's truck tire plant in Spartanburg, S.C., was recently presented a Michelin Global Safety Award for attaining 2 million safe work hours without a serious injury

December 15, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Launches South-Central Regional Service

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., is extending its regional service to customers in the South-Central United States, increasing the company's regional footprint to 16 states since it first launched the offering

December 15, 2008 - Industry News

2009 Specialized Transportation Symposium Scheduled

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association will host its annual Specialized Transportation Symposium March 11-13, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Tags: Events

December 15, 2008 - Industry News

Custom Truck Sales Opens New Headquarters in Regina

Custom Truck Sales of Regina, a longtime Kenworth dealer, has moved its headquarters into a new full-service facility in Regina, Saskatchewan

December 15, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon Reminds Drivers About Chains

The Oregon Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be prepared for snowy and icy conditions as they travel through Oregon this week

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