November 13, 2007 - Industry News
Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility in Chester, Va., located on 13201 Grover Court. The 16,000-square-foot facility offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasin
The Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2008 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, Feb. 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Fla
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. said the company's Paragould, Ark., plant has produced its 75,000th dry van. The Arkansas plant produces the 4000D-X dry van, which accounted for more than half of Utility's dry va
McLeod Software has Agent Access For Truckload to its PowerBroker and LoadMaster enterprise management systems. The Agent Access For Truckload module allows brokers, logistics providers and carriers that dispatch their own trucks
Chuck Powell, vice president of the Pacific Northwest region for Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., announced the opening of a new service center in Eugene, Ore. The 20-door facility is located on a two-acre site a
The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations is now accepting nominations for its 2008 Maintenance Supervision Award.
The award, presented annually, recognizes top front-line truck equipment maintenance
Daimler is promoting measures for drastically reducing the emissions and fuel consumption of commercial vehicles. To mark the launch of the Shaping Future Transportation initiative, Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses this week presented 16 trucks
November 9, 2007 - Industry News
Manac Inc. headquartered in St. Georges, Quebec, Canada has named Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire as its standard tire supplier. BFNT will be the primary tire supplier for Manac as well as for the CPS trailer brand in North America
With more than a thousand trucks in its fleet, BMC West is always looking for ways to deliver products more efficiently while conserving fuel. So, the Boise, Idaho-based company recently jumped at the chance
Webasto Product North America, which provides heating and cooling solutions for the light and heavy-duty transportation industries, has received approval for several products that meet California's new standards for air quality
International Truck and Engine Corp. said it has entered line production of hybrid commercial trucks. International, a Navistar company, is now producing the International DuraStar Hybrid
November 8, 2007 - Industry News
ALK Technologies says its CoPilot Live 7 GPS navigation for Windows Mobile smartphones and PocketPCs is now available. CoPilot Live 7 redefines mobile satellite navigation with its simple and intuitive menus
Schneider National Inc. ranks sixth on G.I. Jobs' list of Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers due to its successful recruiting efforts, truck driver apprenticeship program and the benefits the company offers to reservists and veterans.
Commercial truck sales will experience a slow recovery after the first quarter of 2008, while heavy-duty sales are likely to grow faster next year than medium-duty trucks, according to Stephen Latin-Kasper
November 7, 2007 - Industry News
New Jersey-based Automotive Resources International (ARI), has announced its affiliation with SmartWay Transport, a voluntary collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its annual Private Fleet Management Institute Jan. 12-16, 2008, at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla.
Roehl Transport's safety record earned the carrier the American Trucking Associations top honors in two divisions. The Marshfield, Wis.-based trucking company's van division was recognized as the safes
TravelCenters of America has acquired its 235th travel center location in Morris, Ill. Formerly the Romine's Truck Stop, the 39-acre site is branded TA and is located along I-80 at Exit 112 on Route 47
McLeod Software, which provides dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms, has integrated the PowerBroker Carrier Insurance Renewal interface with Carrier411.
Con-way Freight is constructing two major new facilities in LaSalle and Rockford, Ill. The less-than-truckload freight carrier held groundbreaking ceremonies recently at the new sites in LaSalle and the Rockford
Arsenault Associates has partnered with Networkcar, which provides wireless vehicle management, to bring vehicle data to Arsenault's Dossier system automatically and wirelessly.
Arsenault Associates develops, distributes and supports Dossier
Navistar, an affiliate of Navistar International Corp., has signed a joint venture agreement with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. of India to produce diesel engines for medium and heavy commercial trucks and buses in India.
November 6, 2007 - Industry News
Sterling Truck Corp. says its new Sterling Bullet chassis cab, Class 4 and 5 truck introduced in March has begun production, with some vehicles already arriving at Sterling dealerships
International Truck and Engine Corp. will be unveiling the newest truck model in the PayStar line - the International PayStar 5900i Set-Back Axle (SBA), a Class 8 vocational on/off-road vehicle with custom factory options
Continued economic progress, population growth and the pursuit of improved living standards in the developing world will be the key driver of global energy demand over the next two decades, Exxon Mobil Corp
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