August 20, 2007 - Industry News
Mack Pinnacle tractors have been certified by the U.S. EPA SmartWay program, a designation that means these long-range tractors meet EPA's environmental and fuel efficiency standards for excellence.
The SmartWay program requires trucks to have a detaile
August 17, 2007 - Industry News
The 2007 National Truck Driving Championships will feature a record number seven female drivers competing in Minneapolis.
"I'm thrilled that seven women have won state competitions through their dedicatio
Today's fleets are facing an uphill battle. With nationwide retail diesel prices averaging $2.93 over the past year, savvy fleets know they have to look at other avenues to offset this enormous expense.
Many attend the OPIS Fleet Fueling Conferenc
August 16, 2007 - Industry News
According to results of a recently released National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) 2007 Dealer Financial Performance Report, dealers are encouraged to look beyond sales totals and examine return on assets (ROA
Forty-eight trucks competed for trophies in a variety of classes at the 9th Annual TruckerFest, held at the Alamo Petro in Sparks, Nev., Aug. 10-11 as part of Reno's annual Hot August Nights classic car celebration. In addition t
August 15, 2007 - Industry News
Delmar Learning has released its Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual. Filled with updated content, practice tests, and demonstrative graphics, this revised edition provides all the latest
The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) announced Wednesday that its annual spring meetings will now be held in conjunction with Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. The next HDAW will be held Jan. 21-24, 2008, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Biofuel Industries Group LLC, a privately owned holding company that provides resources and strategic direction to its alternative energy affiliates, announced the official opening of the NextDiesel biodiesel facility,
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The Trucking Association Executives' Council recently elected Karen Rasmussen as national chairman for 2007-2008 at its annual meeting in Destin, Fla. A resident of Phoenix, Rasmussen has been president and CEO of the Arizona
August 14, 2007 - Industry News
Roadside inspectors from across North America will convene in Minneapolis next week to view for the title of best commercial vehicle inspector during the annual North American Inspectors Championship
Minnesota-based Anderson Trucking Service Inc. (ATS) has taken delivery of its first 19-axle trailer, designed by ATS with the help of Trail King Industries. The new trailer will begin hauling customer loads this month.
The Southeast Truck Show, which was scheduled for Sept. 27-29 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport, has been cancelled. Dale Sommers, "The Truckin' Bozo," for whom the event was named,
The ComfortGuard APU System from Cummins features ComfortGuard Cab Air HVAC components for heating and cooling. The easy-to-use in-cab thermostat can be controlled manually or programmed to start automatically
RigMaster Power Corp. and DCL International Inc. are pleased to announce the introduction of RigMaster's 2008 model APU complete with Tier 4a compliant engine and diesel particulate filter (DPF) at this year's Great American Trucking Show.
Country and bluegrass superstars Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs will bring their own brand of musical magic to the 2007 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E)
The American Trucking Associations is bringing back its Information Technology and Logistics Council (ITLC) after shutting it down seven years ago in an reorganization of the association
ALK Technologies has released ALK|FleetSuite 21, an updated suite of fleet management technologies. ALK is a developer of routing, mileage and mapping software, including their flagship product PC*MILER.
August 13, 2007 - Industry News
Michelin North America is investing $350 million to improve and expand every major manufacturing facility in South Carolina over the next four years. This latest round of Michelin investments will upgrade the company's manufacturing facilitie
Tennessee-based IdleAire Technologies Corp. has opened its 123rd and 124th Advanced Travel Center Electrification (ATE(R)) installations along the heavily traveled I-10 corridor.
The Conoco Travel Center in Baytown, Texas
Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload carrier, this week announced a major pay increase for its company driver fleet. Under the new pay package, effective Sept. 30, drivers will earn up to $4,500 more per year
Noregon Systems Inc., a leading developer and supplier of vehicle diagnostic software and communication adapters to the heavy-duty industry, has announced the release of its newest version of JPRO Fleet Diagnostics.
From a high of 9.7 percent to a low of 3.1 percent, pre-tax profits varied widely among manufacturers in the work truck industry. The gap widened even more so when return on investment (ROI) between the typical manufacturer
Improving how business people relate to their customers will be the topic of regional Closing the Gap seminars hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).
A series of meetings will be offered in suppor
August 10, 2007 - Industry News
The comment period is now open for the Petroleum Equipment Institute's latest draft, called the Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of Underground Storage Tank Systems.
This latest Recommended Practices draft was produce
August 9, 2007 - Industry News
An all-star line-up featuring some of the nation's top safety practitioners has been confirmed for fifth annual National Safety Conference sponsored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Sept. 13-14, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Arlingto
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