April 24, 2008 - Industry News
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
Penske Truck Leasing hosted the grand opening of a new facility in Oklahoma City
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
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,
Carlisle Companies, Charlotte, N.C., has decided to dispose of its on-highway brake business and its power transmission belt business
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
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
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.
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.
The American Trucking Associations will host a Fuel Strategies Workshop June 19 to help the trucking industry cope with skyrocketing fuel prices
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
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.
SkyBitz has been awarded the 2008 Product Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan in the North American regional fleet telematics market
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
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.
Con-way Freight announced that it has been named by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as its 2007 LTL Carrier of the Year
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
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
April 21, 2008 - Industry News
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.
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
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
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 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.
Cummins announced that it has earned the 2008 Automotive News PACE Award for the 6.7L turbo diesel engine.
FutureRack Live is offering a two-week complimentary trial for fleets that buy bulk fuel.
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