August 2, 2007 - Industry News
A number of leading chassis manufacturers are offering previews of trucks and truck products at the New Model Truck Product Conference (TPC), hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). This annual members-only
Rick Yemm of The History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" series talks with hosts Meredith Ochs and Chris T. on Sirius Road Dog Trucking Radio, channel 147, at 1:30 p.m. (ET) today
Bensenville, Ill.-based Central States Trucking is projected to double its revenues in the past four years from $21 million to $42 million, based in large part to its dedicated contract carrier division.
The introduction of the 2007 EPA-approved engines, coupled with the ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel, has raised fuel economy concerns throughout the trucking industry. Minnesota-based Allstate Leasing is thinking green by specifying a tracto
New Jersey-based Arsenault Associates, working with its customer Aqua America Inc., has developed a new option for its Dossier fleet maintenance software called Invoice Data Import. Invoice Data Import is an optional featur
The American Trucking Associations is urging Congress to authorize and fund a centralized clearinghouse for positive drug and alcohol testing results of commercial motor vehicle drivers to ensure that motor carrier employers are aware of previous positive test results
ATA President and CEO Bill Graves asked Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters Wednesday to push for a stay of the Court of Appeals ruling on hours of service (HOS) regulations, stating there was "no compelling safety reason"
July 31, 2007 - Industry News
Specialized third-party logistics provider Artisan has been named a recipient of Delphi Corp.'s Above & Beyond Award for Supplier Excellence. The award recognizes suppliers primarily for exceptional service to Delphi
Utility Trailer Sales Co. of Georgia LLC has named Mark Beecher as its new president to replace retiring president James Godwin. Beecher began his trailer career in 1995 and had been a regional manager for Utility Traile
PHH FirstFleet and Wright Express Corp. have introduced new branded fleet fuel card for PHH FirstFleet customers. The fleet card, developed by Wright Express, enhances PHH FirstFleet's ability to offer a nationally accepted fleet card
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has been recognized by Target Corp. as the recipient of the prestigious 2006 Domestic Carrier of the Year award. While there are many criteria used to select the winner, Target noted J.B. Hunt's
Foster-Miller Inc. has been awarded a $396,000 contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to develop an automated "SmartPark" system to make it easier for long-haul truck drivers to determin
Michelin North America Inc. today has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oliver Rubber Co., a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., which produces tread rubber and retreading equipment. The acquisition will be completed after regulatory approvals.
July 30, 2007 - Industry News
Knight Transportation Inc. has opened two new brokerage service centers in Indianapolis, Ind., and Carlisle, Pa. The two centers will be operated by Knight Brokerage LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight Transportation Inc.
Thermo King Corp. held a special dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for its newly renovated research and development facility at its Minneapolis headquarters. The Frederick McKinley Jones Research and Development Center is named
Petro Stopping Centers presented a check for $48,842 to the United Services Organization (USO) following a recent fund-raising drive to benefit the organization that helps the morale of troops around the world. Petro pledged one dollar to the USO
Roadranger has released the results of fuel economy tests that it says show a fuel savings of more than 1 percent with use of the newest generation of Roadranger Synthetic Lubricants for transmissions and axles. The tests, whic
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July 27, 2007 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.1 percent in June, marking the third consecutive month-to-month drop. Tonnage fell 1.3 percent in May and has dropped 3.5 percent since March.
July 26, 2007 - Industry News
The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) has scheduled its annual marketing boot camp Sept. 19-20 at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel. This two-day seminar is geared toward marketing professionals
The 2007 AWDA Financial Analysis Report, an industry-level study of Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association firms' financial results, is now available from the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its fifth annual National Safety Conference Sept. 13-14, at the Holiday Inn Arlington in Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, D.C.
"Private fleets have earned a reputation fo
New orders for manufactured durable goods increased 1.4 percent in June, led by new orders for non-defense aircraft and parts, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. New orders fell 2.3 percen
Networkcar has selected the Siemens TC63 wireless module for its Networkfleet wireless vehicle management system that connects fleet managers with every aspect of their vehicle operations.
The Siemens module is integrated into the Networkfleet
Schneider National Inc. has received an Excellence in Practice Citation from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). This is the second consecutive year that Schneider National has been recognized by AST
Dana Corp. says its Spicer driveshaft assemblies are now available on Freightliner LLC's North American commercial vehicles. Spicer Life Series and Spicer 10 Series medium- and heavy-duty driveshafts are available as standard equipment
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