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December 7, 2007 - Industry News

Five Star International Trucks Takes State Honors

The Pennsylvania Truck Dealers recently named Five Star International Trucks Inc. as Pennsylvania's "2007 Dealer of the Year" during its annual convention. Pete Scheler, president of Five Star International Trucks, accepted the top honor

December 7, 2007 - Industry News

Delmar Honors ASE Technician of the Year

Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning, recently presented the Delmar, Cengage Learning/ASE Technician of the Year Award to Eddie Hodges of Sand Springs, Okla. Hodges participated in ASE exams covering a range of topic

December 7, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Financial Services Hosts Workshop Feb. 6-8

Volvo Financial Services North America will host its annual Financial Services Workshop in Las Vegas on Feb. 6-8, 2008. The workshop provides financial service representatives of Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks and Volv

December 7, 2007 - Industry News

New Office Supports Volvo Financial Services in Canada

Volvo Financial Services North America recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new office in Aurora, Ontario. The new facility will support the growth of the company's Canadian operations,

December 7, 2007 - Industry News

Shell Lubricants Introduces Long-life Axle Fluid

Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Spirax ASX R, a new long-life axle fluid that offers improved fuel economy. In standard industry and commercial fleet tests, Shell Spirax ASX R has demonstrated a fuel efficiency improvement of more than one percent

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 7, 2007 - Industry News

New Series of Cat Pistons Released by IPD

Industrial Parts Depot (IPD), a business unit of Storm Industries, Inc., has released of a new series of IPDSteel pistons for use in Caterpillar C15 and some later 3406E applications. The IPDSteel piston design is of the later two-piece

December 7, 2007 - Industry News

IPD Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Torrance, Calif.-based Industrial Parts Depot (IPD), which manufactures heavy-duty diesel and natural gas engine parts, announced it has received its ISO 9001:2000 certification. Maintained by the International Organizatio

December 7, 2007 - Industry News

Supreme Building Dry Freight Vehicles for Penske

Supreme Industries, which manufactures specialized commercial vehicles including truck bodies, said its wholly owned subsidiary, Supreme Corp., has been awarded a large contract by Penske Truck Leasing Co. to build dry freight vehicle

December 5, 2007 - Industry News

Bendix Chief Joe McAleese Elected 2008 HDMA Chairman

Joe McAleese, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, has been elected 2008 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) board of directors. McAleese has worked at Bendix and Honeywell/AlliedSignal

December 5, 2007 - Industry News

Truck Writers Awards Entry Deadline is Dec. 15

The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) reminds all journalists who have covered trucking-related stories in the past year that Dec. 15 is the entry deadline for the group's 2007 Communication Awards program

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

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