February 8, 2008 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
February 6, 2008 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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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
February 1, 2008 - Industry News
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,
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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