December 21, 2007 - Industry News
Bandag (Bridgestone Bandag LLC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and commemorating this milestone at local celebrations honoring the half-century-old vision of Roy J. Carver, Bandag's founder.
December 20, 2007 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association is sponsoring an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 17, forecasting economic trends for the new year. The bottom line: The tougher it is to be a trucker today
The 7th Annual Recruitment & Retention Conference, presented by the Truckload Carriers Association and ACS MultiMedia Advertising, is scheduled Jan. 29 through 31 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel
XATA Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GeoLogic Solutions Inc. for approximately $17.5 million. Consideration for the transaction will be paid in approximately 87 percent cash, 11 percent in notes of XAT
General Motors Corp. and International Truck and Engine Corp., the principal operating subsidiary of Navistar International Corp., have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding under which Navistar would purchase certain assets
December 19, 2007 - Industry News
President Bush Wednesday signed an energy bill that, among other things, sets the government on a course to start regulating fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks. It also requires that biofuels be blended with standard petroleum fuels on an annual schedule
Penske Truck Leasing recently hosted the grand opening of a new facility in Lubbock, Texas, located on 512 E. 50th Street. The 12,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility offers commercial and consumer truck rental services
As part of its fourth quarter Fleet Sentiment inquiry, CK Commercial Vehicle Research included questions about 2008 equipment buying plans. Fifty-nine for-hire, private and government fleet managers responded to the questionnaire.
Making its largest single order to date of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, the U.S. Marine Corps has ordered 1,500 additional MRAP vehicles valued at nearly $1.2 billion from International Military and Government
The deadline for the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) early registration fee discount deadline is nearing. The All-Industry HDAW '08, scheduled Monday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 24, at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, will be North America'
TravelCenters of America has opened its 237th travel center location along Interstate 20 in Greenwood, La. Formerly the Kelly's Truck Stop, the 32-acre site is located on I-20 at Exit 5
Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), in partnership with OpSource, the software-as-a-service delivery experts, has introduced FACTS-ondemand, a subscription version of its Facts freight management system, to minimize upfront cost
The Carrier Logistics annual User Group Conference will be held April 3 and 4 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown White Plains, N.Y. Attendees will learn from both CLI experts and business peers as they share best practices.
December 18, 2007 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations will testify today before a Senate Subcommittee that it supports the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recent Interim Final Rule on driver's hours of service. The interi
President Bush today signed an energy bill that, among other things, sets the government on a course to start regulating fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks. It also requires that biofuels be blende
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will commemorate its 60th anniversary throughout 2008. What began as a handful of American companies has grown into an international trade association of mor
December 17, 2007 - Industry News
The seven-week strike ended Monday at International Truck and Engine Corp. as members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) approved new three-year labor agreements that will yield operational flexibility and cost improvements at nine company locations.
The seven-week strike ended today at International Truck and Engine Corp. as members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) approved new three-year labor agreements that will yield operational flexibility and cost improvements at nine company locations.
TravelCenters of America LLC has opened a Petro:Lube facility in Gadsden, Ala., marking the 68th truck maintenance and repair center now operating under the Petro:Lube brand.
The new shop facility features six bays and further enhance
Everco Heavy Duty has named Heavy Duty Marketing as its sales representatives in the south and central region of the country, including the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska
December 14, 2007 - Industry News
Decker Truck Line has named Bahne Struecker as driver of the year for Decker's Reefer/Van Division, and Dan Welsh as top driver for the Flatbed Division.
Struecker, who lives with his family in Algona, Iowa, was selected as th
December 13, 2007 - Industry News
ConocoPhillips Lubricants Academy has updated a range of its web and classroom-style courses for ConocoPhillips marketers.
Computer modules and in-depth offsite product training courses
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The past year proved challenging for the freight transportation industry in the United States, and 2008 will likely remain difficult, at least through the first half, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch is a global rating agency providin
International Truck and Engine Corp. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on new three-year labor contracts, the company announced Thursday.
The tentative agreement is subject to ratification throug
International Truck and Engine Corp. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on new three-year labor contracts, the company announced today
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