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June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Orders 300 Cascadias

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has purchased 300 Freightliner Cascadia trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel DD15 engines

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Teamster Carhaul Negotiators Reach Tentative National Agreement

The Teamsters union announced late last week that its carhaul negotiators had reached a tentative national agreement with the National Automobile Transporters Labor Division

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Layover.com Acquires MyTruckingSpace.com

Layover.com has acquired the trucker social networking website MyTruckingSpace.com and will merge it with social networking site MyLayover.com to expand each site's network of trucker-specific tools and create one ocial networking experience for the trucking professional

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

HireRight to Merge with USIS Commercial Services

U.S. Investigations Services, a provider of pre-employment, drug testing screening and security investigations (better known to the trucking industry for its DAC driver database), and HireRight, provider of on-demand employment background and drug screening solutions, have announced plans to merge

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Red Dot Adds 24 Distributor Locations in Eastern U.S.

Red Dot Corp., Seattle, announced the addition of three distributors totaling 24 separate locations in the eastern United States

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Receives DTNA Masters of Quality Award

Daimler Trucks North America has recognized Phillips Industries as one of its best suppliers for 2007 with its Masters of Quality Award.

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Nasr to Speak at the 2008 International Big R Show

Nabil Nasr, director of the National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery at Rochester Institute of Technology, will present "Remanufacturing and Product Sustainability,"at the Opening Session of the 2008 International Big R Show on Sunday, November 2

Tags: Events

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Announces 2008 'ALPHA' Program Participants

Con-way Inc. announced the second enterprise-wide class to be enrolled in its ALPHA development program, a three-year curriculum for selected employees that provides training and education to prepare participants for potential future opportunities in executive management

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

ALK Technologies and LLamasoft Announce Strategic Alliance

ALK Technologies, developers of PC*Miler Solutions, and LLamasoft, provider of supply chain network design software, announced an alliance aimed at providing enhanced supply chain network design and analysis solutions

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

United Equipment Funding is New Authorized East Dealer

United Equipment Funding, Henderson, Colco., was recently named an authorized dealership for East Manufacturing, offering the company's dump trailers and flatbeds.

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Location Selected for New Border Bridge

The Canadian government announced last week the location for a new border crossing between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, helping to relieve congestion on the Ambassador Bridge

Tags: Highways

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Down Earnings for FY 2008

FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn., last week reported that its net income of $1.13 billion for fiscal year 2008 was down 44 percent from the previous year, and reported a net loss of $241 million during the fourth quarter,

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

ASTM Approves New Biodiesel Blend Specifications

The ASTM International D02 Main Committee late last week approved a trio of long-awaited ASTM specifications for biodiesel blends

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

July 1: No Cell Phones While Driving in California, Washington

On July 1, new laws in California and Washington State will take effect and prohibit people from driving while they use a hand-held cell phone

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

Truckers Stage Protest in New York

New York legislators and others in the state capital of Albany had their Thursday morning shattered by the sound of hundreds of truck horns as truckers rallied to protest soaring fuel prices,

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Questions Impact of Climate Change Legislation on Fuel Prices

Expressing concern over the impact that pending cap-and-trade legislation could have on the economy and the price of fuel, a top trucking industry official Thursday urged Congress to take a cautious approach to climate change initiatives

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Iowa Roads and Bridges Suffer "Unimaginable Damage"

In Iowa, more than 50 U.S. highways and hundreds of smaller roads had to be closed due to the flooding

Tags: Highways

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Transmission Clinic Features Additional Tour and Speaker

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) Heavy Duty Transmission Division will be hosting their annual technical clinic on July 16 & 17 in Milwaukee

Tags: Events

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Dometic's HVAC Featured on "Trick My Truck"

Country Music Television's show "Trick My Truck" featured a new technology auxiliary air conditioning system from Dometic Environmental Corp. June 20 on the episode "Chill Factor.

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Sterling Trucks' 250,000th Truck Rolls Off Production Line

Sterling Truck Corp. rolled its 250,000th truck - a Sterling Set-Back 113-inch BBC A-Line - off the production line.

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Greater Baltimore Committee Names Co-Chairs of Transportation Funding Task Force

The president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association will co-chair a task force to study funding the state's infrastructure

Tags: Highways

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Appeals Court: Dealer Antitrust Suit Can go to Trial

A former Mack dealer, Toledo Mack Sales & Service, won the right to a jury trial of its claim that Mack Trucks and other Mack dealers violated antitrust law by conspiring to keep Mack prices artificially high

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Canada To Allow Wide Base Single Tires

New generation wide single truck tires are now approved for widespread use across Canada

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Suppliers Support Strong Anti-Counterfeiting Law in Statements to Congress

Representatives of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its Brand Protection Council expressed support of legislation strengthening the nation's anti-counterfeiting laws in both written comments and testimony this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Bumper Material Lauded for Environmental Innovation

The Society of Plastics Engineers recently recognized the bright film material embodied in Hendrickson Aero Bright products with an environmental stewardship award

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