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August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Chassis Builders Show Their Stuff at NTEA Conference Sept. 17-19

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

Tags: Events

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

'Ice Road Truckers' on Road Dog Radio Show Today

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

Tags: Events

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Central States Trucking Shows 100% Growth Since 2003

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.

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Allstate Leasing Tests the Waters on Fuel Performance

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

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Arsenault Develops Invoice Data Import Software

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

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Asks Congress to Fund Drug, Alcohol Test Clearinghouse

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

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

ATA to DOT: Push for Stay on Hours of Service Ruling

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

Artisan Honored with Delphi Supplier Award

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

July 31, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Georgia Dealer Names New President

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

July 31, 2007 - Industry News

PHH FirstFleet Partners with Wright Express for Fuel Card

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

July 31, 2007 - Industry News

Target Honors J.B. Hunt as Domestic Carrier of the Year

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

July 31, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Contract Seeks Overnight Parking Solution for Big Rigs

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

July 31, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin North America to Acquire Oliver Rubber Co.

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 Opens 2 New Brokerage Service Centers

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.

July 30, 2007 - Industry News

Thermo King Dedicates $7.1 Million R&D Center in Minneapolis

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

July 30, 2007 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Centers Raise More Than $48,000 for USO

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

July 30, 2007 - Industry News

Tests Show Roadranger Lubes Improve Fuel Efficiency

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

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls Another 0.1% in June

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.

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

TMCA Marketing Boot Camp Sept. 19-20 in Long Beach

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

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

AAIA Publishes 2007 AWDA Financial Analysis Report

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).

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

NPTC Hosts National Safety Conference Sept. 13-14

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

Tags: Events

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

Orders for Manufactured Durable Goods Up 1.4% in June

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

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

Networkcar Picks Siemens for its Vehicle Management System

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

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Wins Training Development Honor

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

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

Dana's Spicer Driveshifts Offered on Freightliner Trucks

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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