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February 4, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Extends Agreement with Cummins for ISX Engine in 2010

Volvo Trucks North America will offer the 15-liter Cummins ISX engine certified for 2010 emissions standards in the Volvo VN. This is an extension of an existing agreement between Volvo and Cummins Inc

February 4, 2008 - Industry News

Delo Offers Nitrite-free Extended Life Coolant

Chevron's Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants and coolants, has introduced the latest member of its product family, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite Free (DELO ELC-NF). The new Extended Life Coolant (ELC)

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 4, 2008 - Industry News

HDAW '08 Conference Draws SRO Crowds to Vegas

Nearly 1,800 heavy-duty aftermarket executives and professionals attended Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '08 (HDAW) late last month at The Mirage, Las Vegas. In its third year, this annual business conference

Tags: Events

February 1, 2008 - Industry News

XATA Corp. Completes Acquisition of GeoLogic Solutions

XATA Corp. has completed its acquisition of GeoLogic Solutions Inc., based in Herndon, Va. GeoLogic provides the commercial trucking industry with wireless asset management solutions. Its mobile communications and tracking system,

February 1, 2008 - Industry News

AxleTech International to Enter Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket

AxleTech International, which manufactures axles, suspensions, brakes and aftermarket parts for off-highway vehicles, will now produce original equipment (OE) aftermarket products for on-highway commercial

February 1, 2008 - Industry News

Old Dominion Relocates Service Center to Portland, Oregon

Chuck Powell, vice president of Pacific Northwest region for Old Dominion Freight Line, announced the expansion and relocation of its Portland, Ore., service center. The 84-door facility is located on a 15.6-acre sit

February 1, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Records Fourth Year of Record Sales and Profits

Cummins Inc. has released results for 2007, completing a year of record sales and earnings - the fourth straight year of record financial performance for the company. Cummins' sales rose 15 percent to $13.05 billion, from $11.36 billion in 2006

February 1, 2008 - Industry News

Union Workers at Volvo Trucks' New River Valley Plant Go on Strike

Union workers at Volvo Trucks North America in Dublin, Va., went on strike today after the United Auto Workers' bargaining committee and Volvo failed to reach a tentative agreement. Volvo Trucks North America said today it was unabl

January 31, 2008 - Industry News

Heil 'Personalizes' Factory Training; Releases Schedule

The Heil Institute of Technology announces its 2008 schedule of factory training courses designed to help customers maximize their return on investment in Heil refuse and recycling equipment by increasing uptime.

January 31, 2008 - Industry News

Isuzu Halts Car Production, Concentrates on Mid-range, Medium-duty Trucks

Falling sales for its SUV and pickup models has led to a decision by Isuzu to abandon the car market to concentrate efforts on sales of its money-making mid-range and medium-duty cabover trucks.

January 31, 2008 - Industry News

Landstar Cites Increased 4th Quarter Revenue, Earnings

Landstar System Inc. reported consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2007 of $643 million compared to $611 million for the 2006 fourth quarter. Net income for the 13-week period ended

January 31, 2008 - Industry News

New U.S. Trucking Industry Profile Released by Newport Communications

The 2008 Profile of the U.S. Commercial Truck Market, analyzing the universe of Classes 2c through 8 trucks, trailers and buses, is now available from Newport Communications Group. As with previous Newport Profiles, it provides a clear

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Seko Opens New Office in Saudi Arabia

Seko, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has established a new facility in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia office offers a range of multi-modal transport and logistics services, including customs brokerage

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Opens Gulfport Brokerage Branch

Knight Transportation has opened its newest brokerage branch in Gulfport, Miss., which will be operated by Knight Brokerage, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight Transportation, Inc. This new branch, locate

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Bergstrom, Firefly Test NITE Sleeper Cab Cooling System

Bergstrom Inc. and Firefly Energy Inc. have agreed to test and co-market the NITE system alongside Firefly Energy's Oasis BCI Group 31 truck battery. The agreement is designed to give drivers and fleets a cost-effectiv

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Highlights Hybrid, Alternative Fuel Trucks

The rising cost of fuel, new emissions regulations and environmental concerns are making hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles increasingly attractive to a wide range of companies and government agencies

Tags: Events

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Names National Fleet Safety Award Winners

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced the winners of its annual National Fleet Safety Awards competition for 2007. Listed first through third place, the best in each division are

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Takes 2 More Neal Prizes For Editorial Excellence

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has won two Jesse H. Neal honors for editorial excellence in the 2008 American Business Media competition. The Neal Award is regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of business publishing

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Takes 2 More Neal Prizes For Editorial Excellence

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has won two Jesse H. Neal honors for editorial excellence in the 2008 American Business Media competition. The Neal Award is regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of business publishing

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

American LaFrance Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Two years of losses have prompted American LaFrance LLC, the emergency and vocational truck manufacturer, to seek bankruptcy protection, according to Bloomberg. The South Carolina-based company, known as one of the oldes

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Operating Revenue Up 11% for J.B. Hunt in 4Q

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., announced fourth quarter 2007 net earnings of $54.3 million versus 2006 fourth quarter earnings of $57.8 million. Financial results for the current quarter include an $8.4 million

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

4th Quarter Gross Domestic Product Up Only 0.6%

Real gross domestic product - the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States - increased at an annual rate of 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to advanc

Tags: Economy

January 29, 2008 - Industry News

FreightScan Now Offers Bar Code Scanning Solution

FreightScan, which offers technology solutions for the freight and logistics industry, has added two new functions to its FreightScan FS100 automated dimensioning system for cargo scanning. Those functions include the ability

January 28, 2008 - Industry News

Increasing Profits in a Down Economy Topic of LTL Confab Feb. 17-19

Increasing and maintaining profitability in a sluggish economy will be the focus of the Distribution & LTL Carriers Association's annual conference in San Diego, Feb. 17-19. "Tools for Profitability: Driving the Bottom Line,"

Tags: Events

January 28, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Reports Net Income Down for 4th Quarter

Con-way Inc. reported net income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2007 of $36.9 million, or 78 cents per diluted share. The results compared with fourth-quarter 2006 net income of $81.8 million

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