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April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Online Forum to Provide Trucking Input on Driver Health Survey

An online forum May 16 will give motor carriers the opportunity to provide input to the proposed Survey of Truck Driver Injury and Health being conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Tags: Events

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Facility

Penske Truck Leasing hosted the grand opening of a new facility in Oklahoma City

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

New Century To Relocate and Expand Truckload Operation

New Century Transportation will relocate its Martinsville, W.V.-based truckload operation to Chambersburg, Pa.,, to address the rapid increase of business in the region

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Created

With its marketing focus redefined to be a one-stop shop for trucking fleets, Bridgestone has rolled its Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton business and the recently acquired Bandag retreading operation into a single business unit,

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Carlisle to Drop On-Highway Brake Business

Carlisle Companies, Charlotte, N.C., has decided to dispose of its on-highway brake business and its power transmission belt business

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Falls - Largest Drop Since August 2006

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3.3 percent in March 2008, after remaining unchanged in February -- the largest month-to-month contraction since August 2006

Tags: Economy

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Goodyear Joins SmartWay Transport Partnership

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership, which previously approved using the company's Fuel Max linehaul tires on SmartWay-certified tractors and trailers

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Members Receive Ford's Silver World Excellence Award

Truckload Carriers Association announced that two of its members - Cimarron Express of Genoa, Ohio, and M & M Cartage Co. Louisville, Ky., have received silver level World Excellence Awards from the Ford Motor Company.

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Beaver Valley Truck Center Joins Heil

Beaver Valley Truck Center of Leetsdale, Pa., was named an authorized distributor for Heil Environmental, Parts Central and Bayne Premium Lift Systems throughout northeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

ATA to Host Diesel Fuel Workshop

The American Trucking Associations will host a Fuel Strategies Workshop June 19 to help the trucking industry cope with skyrocketing fuel prices

Tags: Events

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Truckstop Owners to Meet with Lawmakers

During NATSO's annual NATSO Day on Capitol Hill event April 28 and 29, truckstop and travel plaza operators from across the nation will convene to speak with members of Congress about critical issues facing the industry

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Total Tec Fuel Filter Named Among Best New Product Introductions

Champion Laboratories announced that its Total Tec Fuel Filter, marketed under Champion's Luber-finer brand, earned Heavy Duty Trucking's Nifty Fifty Award at the 2008 Mid-America Trucking Show.

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

SkyBitz Presented 2008 Product Innovation Leadership Award

SkyBitz has been awarded the 2008 Product Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan in the North American regional fleet telematics market

Tags: Events

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Speedco Opens 52nd Lube & Tire Center

Speedco opened its most recent location this month in Commerce City, Colo. The new location is one of 20 new locations added in the last three years

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

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