May 28, 2008 - Industry News
New England Truck Tire Centers, Scarborough, Maine, has joined the Michelin Retread Technologies network, converting its retreading operations from the Bandag retreading process to the Michelin Retread Technologies process
Utility Trailer's manufacturing plant in Paragould, Ark., was awarded the Plant Safety Award by the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association
Oliver Rubber Company, Greenville, S.C. will increase prices for its retread rubber products by 5 percent effective June 1
Peterbilt of Bristol (Va.) was recently named an authorized dealership for East Manufacturing, offering the company's full line of flatbeds, dump trailers and accessories.
Work is scheduled to start Friday on the Interstate 5 "Boat Section" repair project in downtown Sacramento, Calif.
GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services will host a free online seminar June 19, "Mobile Resource Management - Increase Fleet Productivity and Reduce Costs.
The Kansas Highway Patrol's Trucks on Patrol for Safety (TOPS) program is putting troopers into commercial truck cabs in an effort to improve safety. is rolling across highways throughout the state
Navistar International says it's on track to report record revenues this year, including a 41-percent increase in medium and heavy truck shipments in the second quarter of the year
Fontaine International introduced online training through its Web site, www.fifthwheel.com
Trudell Trailers, Grand Rapids, Mich., has acquired all operations of Mid Michigan Great Dane, including its sister firm, Michigan Trailer Service
Frost & Sullivan recognized PeopleNet Communications with the 2007 North American Regional Fleet Telematics Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year Award
May 27, 2008 - Industry News
BP Lubricants USA is the first lubricants company to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership
Doonan Specialized Trailer of Great Bend, Kan., announced the acquisition of assets of Chaparral Manufacturing
Ventura Transfer Co., Long Beach, Calif., has won the California Trucking Association's First Place award for Intermodal Safety.
The average price of diesel fuel jumped 20 to 30 cents a gallon this past week, depending on what part of the country you were in, with the national average at $4.723 per gallon,
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May 23, 2008 - Industry News
Six home furnishings carriers have agreed to merge operations into one new organization, World Wide Logistics
Professional truckers should not be taking the anti-smoking drug Chantix, according to a warning issued last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
May 22, 2008 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1 percent in April 2008. March's tonnage reading, meanwhile, fell 1.7 percent instead of the previously reported 3.2 percent drop
Central States Trucking, Bensenville, Ill., has earned the "2007 Fleet Safety Award" from Acuity Insurance and A.N. Ansay & Associates
Thousands of law enforcement officers will be blanketing North America's roadways for 72 continuous hours beginning June 3 to hammer home the importance of comprehensive safety inspections of trucks and buses and on enforcing safety belt use.
Pacific Truck Center, a subsidiary of Pacific Power Products, has added another Freightliner Truck Dealership to its business portfolio.
Auxiliary power unit manufacturer RigMaster Power Corp. announced that its Olathe, Kan., facility, which was recently hit by a tornado, has resumed operations.
A lawsuit filed against Jevic Transportation charges that the Delanco, N.J.-based company violated federal labor law this week when it abruptly terminated approximately 1,200 employees shortly before it sought bankruptcy protection
May 21, 2008 - Industry News
Crude oil prices shot up over $130 a barrel Wednesday, while executives from the big oil companies testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee that there was little they could do
A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office found that improvements to drug testing programs could better identify truckers who use illegal drugs and keep them off the road
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