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December 5, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Recognizes Its Top October Drivers

Decker Truck Line Inc. has named Brian Samuelson as October's Driver of the Month from Decker's Flatbed division, and Lyle Grate received the award for the Reefer/Van division. Samuelson, who lives with is family in Davenport

December 5, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Makes InfoWorld 100 List

Schneider National Inc. has been honored for its advanced IT solutions by being included on the IDG InfoWorld 100 list for 2007. The annual awards pay tribute to IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologie

December 5, 2007 - Industry News

Teamster Hold Early Morning Rally Against Cross-Border Trucking

Teamsters rallied in San Diego this morning in opposition to a pilot program allowing Mexican truck drivers to travel on United States highways. Led by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa, the group urged Congress to end

December 5, 2007 - Industry News

Newport Shifts Focus, Suspends Publication Of RoadStar Magazine

IRVINE, Calif. - Responding to major market changes, Newport Communications Group will suspend publication of RoadStar, its award-winning over-the-road driver publication, effective in January. In part, the suspension is in reaction to shifts in marketers' focus

December 4, 2007 - Industry News

Roadranger.com Offers Point And Click Extended Protection

Eaton and Dana - through their Roadranger marketing partnership - have launched a new online ordering tool called the Roadranger Warranty Assistant. It provides customers and OEM dealers with a resource to quickl

December 4, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Honors October Drivers of the Month

Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), a Con-way company and international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has named its monthly driver award recipients for October 2007. Company Driver of the Month is Francis "Butch"

December 4, 2007 - Industry News

Alltel Wireless Launches TimecardGPS

Alltel Wireless, an Arkansas-based network that provides coverage across the nation to 12 million customers, has announced the availability of TimecardGPS, an application that enables users to track an employee's location,

December 4, 2007 - Industry News

OPS in Partnership With Large Peterbilt Distributor

Oil Purification Systems (OPS), which developed and manufactures the OPS-1 on-board oil refining system, has announced a distribution agreement with Larson Cos., headquartered in Bloomington, Minn.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 4, 2007 - Industry News

McLeod Software Debuts New GPS Fuel Tax Module

McLeod Software, which provides dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms, has introduced a new module for its LoadMaster enterprise transportation management system.

December 4, 2007 - Industry News

TCA's Recruitment, Retention Conference Jan. 29-31 in Nashville

The Truckload Carriers Association and ACS MultiMedia Advertising is hosting the 7th Annual Recruitment & Retention Conference Jan. 29- Jan. 31, 2008 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce St., Nashville.

Tags: Events

December 4, 2007 - Industry News

Trucks Travel 91 Billion Miles; Bring in $312 Billion in 2006

Total revenue for truck transportation, couriers and messengers, and warehousing and storage reached $312 billion in 2006, up from $293 billion the year before, the U.S. Census Bureau said this week. U.S. commercial trucks traveled 91 billion mile

December 3, 2007 - Industry News

N.C. Trucking Association Spearheads Highway Safety Plan

The North Carolina Trucking Association has teamed with the state's Governor's Highway Safety Program to spearhead a new state initiative aimed at enhancing commercial vehicle safety. The program is unique in that

December 3, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Opens First Dealership in Leon, Mexico

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. said Utility Trailers de Mexico, S. A. de C.V. has opened the first Utility dealership in Leon, Mexico. The new 10,000 square-foot facility will offer new and used trailer sales,

November 30, 2007 - Industry News

SEKO Expands Operations in Charlotte, N.C.

SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, recently expanded its Charlotte, N.C., operation into a larger facility to accommodate customer demand. SEKO Charlotte is a full-service logistics

November 29, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics Seminar Explores Why IT Projects Fail

Why do nearly half of all IT projects fail? Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), software and solutions provider to the trucking industry, will try to provide an answer and at the same time show how to determine return on investmen

Tags: Events

November 29, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Keynoter at Work Truck Show

The Honorable Clarence H. "Bud" Albright Jr., Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, is scheduled to kick off the day-long Hybrid Truck & Alternative Fuels Summit at The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truc

Tags: Events

November 29, 2007 - Industry News

PPD Vice President Wins Sleep Apnea Award

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD), creators of a sleep apnea detection and treatment program targeting the commercial vehicle industry, said its vice president, Wendy Sullivan, has received an award from the American Sleep Apnea Association

November 29, 2007 - Industry News

Charley Johnson Elected 2007-2008 MEMA Chairman

Charles E. "Charley" Johnson, president, CEO and director of Proliance International Inc. of New Haven, Conn., has been elected 2007-2008 chairman of the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) board of directors.

November 29, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Releases Freight Transportation Forecast Through 2018

Trucking will increase its share of the nation's freight pool and continue to dominate domestic freight movement into the next decade, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released "U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to… 2018."

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Opens 22nd Pilot Truck Care Center

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems LLC is opening a new Pilot Truck Care Center in Robinson, Texas at 1202 Sun Valley Road on Interstate 35, Exit 328. It will provide trucking fleets with new tires, retreads, limited mechanical service

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

New Team Drivers for CFI Guaranteed a New Truck

Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), a Con-way company and international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., said that beginning Dec. 21, new driver teams joining the company will have the option to drive a new 2008 Kenworth T660 or

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

Inland Detroit Diesel-Allison Becomes Inland Power Group

Inland Detroit Diesel-Allison, in business since 1958, has changed its company name to Inland Power Group. The goal of the name change is to better reflect the company's broader product and service offering.

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Conference on FMCSA's COMPASS Program

An audio conference called "One-stop Shopping for All Your FMCSA Data," which introduces FMCSA's COMPASS program, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time on Dec. 13, hosted by the Truckload Carriers Association

Tags: Events

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

Roehl Transport Wins Industrial Safety Improvement Award

Roehl Transport's flatbed division recently won the Industrial Safety Improvement Award from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The award recognizes the Marshfield, Wis.-based trucking company's flatbed

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Report Eyes Changes in Truck Equipment Industry

Companies are continually facing new challenges and pressures from the constantly evolving truck equipment industry, and this is only the beginning, according to the North American Truck Equipment Industry Outlook and Strategy Report

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