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February 8, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Gives South Carolina the Nod to Start Building I-73

South Carolina can move forward with plans to build I-73 now that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved environmental documents for the project, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announce

Tags: Highways

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

ATA, DOT Partner for Safety Belt Poster Contest

The American Trucking Associations is joining with the Department of Transportation and other safety belt partners for the first annual "Be Ready. Be Buckled" children's poster contest. The contest invites children with a parent

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Hires 4 Medium-Duty Sales Members

Rush Enterprises Inc. has added four medium-duty market sales people to its dealership sales staff across the country in its focus on increasing the medium-duty market share. Casey McCollom has been named sales manager

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

Truck-involved Fatal Crashes Fall to All-time Low

Three of the primary measures of large truck safety fell to record lows in 2006, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Newly released Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

February 7, 2008 - Industry News

Paccar Chief Addresses HDMA Breakfast at MATS

Tom Plimpton, president of Paccar, will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) Breakfast & Briefing from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 28, at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

February 7, 2008 - Industry News

ZF Sachs Supplying Rear Shocks to Daimler Trucks North America

ZF Sachs, the powertrain and suspension components division of ZF, has been awarded the contract to supply all production heavy-duty twin-tube chassis and cab shock absorbers for Daimler Trucks North Americ

February 7, 2008 - Industry News

Modifying Driver Behavior Topic of TCA Audio Conference

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is sponsoring an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 21 called "Modifying Driver Behavior Through Training and Technology." The audio semina

Tags: Events

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Teamsters Launch Bid to Fire U.S. Transportation Secretary

The Teamsters Union is launching a nationwide campaign this morning to fire Transportation Secretary Mary Peters for "unlawfully opening the border to unsafe trucks from Mexico." "It's a disgrace that Mary Peters is still in office," sai

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Teamsters Launch Bid to Fire U.S. Transportation Secretary

The Teamsters Union is launching a nationwide campaign tomorrow morning to fire Transportation Secretary Mary Peters for "unlawfully opening the border to unsafe trucks from Mexico." "It's a disgrace that Mary Peters is still in office," said Teamsters

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National Intermodal Names Primary Rail Providers

Schneider National Inc. is consolidating its network of primary rail providers and simplifying its container/trailer pool operations to further enhance its intermodal service. Schneider Intermodal will utilize BNSF Railway and CSX Intermodal

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Diesels Meet Idle Limit Rules In California

Special sticker should be displayed on trucks whose engines are idle-legal.

The complete line of Cummins truck diesels can now meet Clean Idle requirements in California, allowing those engines to idle beyond the state Air Resources Board's five-minute limit, the builder announced. Cummins

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Detroit DD15, Safety Options Now Optional In Sterling Trucks

Detroit Diesel’s new DD15 is now optional in Sterling A (shown) and L-line models.

Sterling Truck says Detroit Diesel's new DD15 heavy truck diesel is now available in its A and L models. The builder also announced new safety options, including Knorr-Bendix air disc brakes, an Eaton collisio

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer Acquires Volunteer Trailer

Kentucky Trailer has acquired Volunteer Trailer, a Nashville, Tenn.-based trailer service company and dealer of Kentucky Trailer products. The transaction is effective immediately and allows Kentucky Trailer to provide direct service

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

Shareholders OK Name Change to Oshkosh Corp.

Oshkosh Truck Corp., which designs, manufactures and markets specialty access equipment, commercial, fire, emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies, has received a shareholders' vote of approva

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

2008 Aftermarket eForum Slated July 14-16 at O'Hare

"Learn More, Earn More: Techniques & Tools for Growing Your Business" is the theme for the 2008 Aftermarket eForum. Now entering its eighth year, this year's event will be held July 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago.

Tags: Events

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

MEMA Brand Protection Council Appoints 2008 Co-Chairmen

Andrew Cifranic of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Brian O'Rourke of Ford Customer Service Division were named co-chairmen of the Brand Protection Council (BPC) of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Associatio

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Converting Entire Fleet to Qualcomm's OmniVision Platform

Qualcomm Inc. and Con-way Truckload have announced plans to convert Con-way's entire fleet of tractors to Qualcomm's next-generation OmniVision mobile computing platform. Con-way Truckload selected the syste

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins APUs To Meet California's Clean Idle Rule with DPFs

Cummins Inc. says its ComfortGuard auxiliary power unit will meet Clean Idle requirements in California by exhausting through a diesel particulate filter. The APU's two-cylinder engine can be fitted with a special kit

February 4, 2008 - Industry News

Peters: $68 Billion DOT Budget Offers Congestion Relief

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters Monday said President Bush's $68 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation will help fund the department's safety programs, finance congestion relief program

February 4, 2008 - Industry News

PHH Arval Announces Training Partnership with CTS

PHH Arval has announced a strategic partnership with the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS), a leading provider of risk management and training solutions for drivers. The CTS program covers vehicle

February 4, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Extends Agreement with Cummins for ISX Engine in 2010

Volvo Trucks North America will offer the 15-liter Cummins ISX engine certified for 2010 emissions standards in the Volvo VN. This is an extension of an existing agreement between Volvo and Cummins Inc

February 4, 2008 - Industry News

Delo Offers Nitrite-free Extended Life Coolant

Chevron's Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants and coolants, has introduced the latest member of its product family, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite Free (DELO ELC-NF). The new Extended Life Coolant (ELC)

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 4, 2008 - Industry News

HDAW '08 Conference Draws SRO Crowds to Vegas

Nearly 1,800 heavy-duty aftermarket executives and professionals attended Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '08 (HDAW) late last month at The Mirage, Las Vegas. In its third year, this annual business conference

Tags: Events

February 1, 2008 - Industry News

XATA Corp. Completes Acquisition of GeoLogic Solutions

XATA Corp. has completed its acquisition of GeoLogic Solutions Inc., based in Herndon, Va. GeoLogic provides the commercial trucking industry with wireless asset management solutions. Its mobile communications and tracking system,

February 1, 2008 - Industry News

AxleTech International to Enter Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket

AxleTech International, which manufactures axles, suspensions, brakes and aftermarket parts for off-highway vehicles, will now produce original equipment (OE) aftermarket products for on-highway commercial

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