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January 22, 2008 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Installs Right Weigh Load Scales Fleetwide

Refrigerated carrier Prime Inc. said it will outfit its entire fleet of Class 8 trucks and trailers with Right Weight scales. With more than 3,500 Right Weigh scales already in use at Prime, the carrie

January 22, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Improves Service

ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket (CVA) business has announced the establishment of an improved-service Customer Care Center at both its U.S. and Canadian parts distribution centers.

January 22, 2008 - Industry News

AAIA Outstanding Service Award Presented to David Scheer

David Scheer, president of Inland Truck Parts Co., has received the prestigious 2007 AAIA Outstanding Service Award. The award was presented during the AAIA executive committee meeting at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas.

January 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATA's Safety & Loss Panel Seeks Award Nominations

The American Trucking Associations' Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council says nominations are now being accepted for the council's 2008 Excellence in Claims & Loss Prevention Award and 2008 Claims/Loss Prevention Professiona

January 21, 2008 - Industry News

Ford Adds Full-size Vehicles its E-85 Lineup for 2009

Ford Motor Co. announced today it is adding three additional vehicles to its E-85 flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) line-up for the 2009 model year - Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full-size sports utility vehicle

January 18, 2008 - Industry News

30 Speakers Highlight eyefortransport Confab March 26-27

The 6th annual eyefortransport Wireless & Mobile Technology for Trucking & Delivery Fleets Conference, scheduled March 26-27 in Florida, features a roster of more than two dozen speakers

Tags: Events

January 18, 2008 - Industry News

Safeway's Truck Fleet Converted to Burn Biodiesel Fuel

Safeway Inc. has converted its entire California and U.S. truck fleet to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel. The retailer said it has switched its entire fleet of more than 1,000 trucks to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel.

January 18, 2008 - Industry News

New Exhibitors, Trucks, Products Added to Work Truck Show 2008

Floor space at The Work Truck Show 2008 is sold out, with a record 534 exhibitors covering 203,400 square feet in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Eighty-one of these exhibitors are participating in the even

Tags: Events

January 18, 2008 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Gets Federal Trademark Protection

Webb Wheel Products Inc. has obtained a Federal Trademark Registration for its 2023 trailer hub. This means that no other manufacturer, domestic or international, can use a name or brand, which is confusingly similar

January 17, 2008 - Industry News

Paccar Joins PHH FirstFleet Maintenance Network

PHH FirstFleet has announced the addition of Paccar to its North American truck maintenance network. Paccar designs, manufactures and supports medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplate

January 17, 2008 - Industry News

FedEx Claims Significant Improvements in LTL Services

FedEx Freight said it has improved its service in key U.S. markets, and FedEx National LTL now provides long-haul shippers with improved on-time service after re-engineering its network, FedEx Freight

January 17, 2008 - Industry News

Kenly 95 TA Truckstop Gets Makeover

The Kenly 95 TA Truckstop located at I-95 Exit 106, in Kenly, N.C. is getting a fresh new look in the form of a 2-year renovation and expansion that gets under way this month. Once completed, the facility will

January 16, 2008 - Industry News

CAT Scale to Purchase Interstate Scales

CAT Scale Co. has entered into an agreement with Hargett Enterprises Inc., to purchase Interstate Scales from the company. For the time being CAT Scale Co. will operate Interstate Scales intact while scale sites are evaluated

January 16, 2008 - Industry News

Fleet Execs: Higher Fuel Prices Seen Over Next Year

eyefortransport recently completed a two-year survey of more than 300 North American fleet executives to establish the concerns and strategies of those in charge of fueling North America's fleets amidst concerns over the changing price of oil.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 15, 2008 - Industry News

Descartes Acquires Mobitrac Fleet Management Business

Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, has acquired certain assets of the fleet management business formerly known as Mobitrac from privately-held Fluensee Inc.

January 15, 2008 - Industry News

Melton Technologies Adds Fleet Maintenance Software Enhancements

Melton Technologies announces the new and enhanced Vehicle Maintenance & Tire Tracking module that complements its existing Horizon truck fleet management software applications. This new product will come as an updat

January 15, 2008 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Truck Driver Training Course, Recertifies Two

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) said Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb., has been added to the growing list of North American truck driver training schools offering PTDI-certified courses

January 15, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO, ATA Laud National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission Report

Two national transportation organizations have come out in support of a report published this week by The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. Both the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO

Tags: Highways

January 15, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Up 86 Cents Over Same Time Last Year

The average retail price in the U.S. for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 5 cents Monday to $3.326, according to the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) weekly fuel price report. The national average is 86.3 cents highe

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 14, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Hosts China Road Transport Group

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves Monday welcomed representatives of the China Road Transport Association as they began a two-day visit with trucking executives and policy experts designed to study U.S. trucking operations.

January 14, 2008 - Industry News

Noregon Releases Version 3.0 of JPRO Fleet Diagnostics

Noregon Systems, which develops diagnostic solutions for the trucking industry, has released version 3.0 of its heavy-duty diagnostic software, JPRO Fleet Diagnostics. Totally re-designed JPRO Fleet Diagnostic

January 14, 2008 - Industry News

Eaton Debuts Hybrid Power System in 30 Chinese Buses

Eaton Corp. has formally introduced its first commercially available hybrid power system in China with Beiqi Foton Bus Co., deploying the hybrid system in 30 city buses for Guangzhou Yiqi Bus. Eaton provides diesel-electric hybrid power system

January 11, 2008 - Industry News

ACOFAS Hosts Business Meeting at HDAW

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) presents its annual business meeting during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. The meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. in Grand Ball Room D of the Mirag

January 11, 2008 - Industry News

TA and Bridgestone Firestone Sign Exclusive Tire Sales Agreement

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire (BFNT) has signed a seven-year agreement with TravelCenters of America (TA) to sell Bridgestone and Firestone brand commercial tires at sites operated by TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers.

January 10, 2008 - Industry News

CFI Becomes Con-way Truckload

Con-way Inc.'s truckload operating unit, Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), will now be known as Con-way Truckload. "The new name communicates that we are truly part of the Con-way organization, and that's an exciting development,

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