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September 12, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Awards 45 College Scholarships

A total of 45 students - all children of employees at Con-way Inc. and its subsidiary operating companies - are recipients of educational grants through the Con-way Scholarship program. The program annually provide

September 12, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Facility in Maine

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in Scarborough, Maine, located on 77 Postal Way. The 9,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, currently employing 15 associates, offers commercial and consumer truck

September 12, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Sweeps J.D. Power Original Equipment Awards Again

Tire maker Michelin has again ranked highest in customer satisfaction in every segment of the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. Michelin topped the rankings

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Senate Votes to Block Cross-border Trucking Program

The U.S. Senate voted late Tuesday to block funding for a test program to allow Mexican long-haul trucks to operate in the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Honors Trio for Reaching 3 Million Miles

Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., said three of its professional truck drivers have achieved the goal of traveling three million miles. Drivers Charles Beaty, Jon Smith and Larry Trexler

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Founders Seek to Take Company Private

Patrick E. Quinn and Max L. Fuller, co-chairmen and founders of U.S. Xpress, have announced that within the week they'll proceed with a tender offer to acquire all outstanding Class A shares of the company's common stock.

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

TMC's Fall Meeting Includes Tech Display, Fair, Competition

The Technology & Maintenance Council's 2007 Fall Meeting, Sept. 24-27 in Nashville, Tenn., will include an advanced technology display and a technician training fair held in conjunction with the third annual TMCSuperTech national technician competition

Tags: Events

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Peterbilt Recognizes Top Parts, Service Managers

Nearly 400 representatives from Peterbilt dealerships' parts and service departments met in St. Louis recently for the Peterbilt Customer Service Conference. Representatives from the parts and service departments, warranty manager

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Peterbilt Announces Paccar PX Skills Winner

Trevor Friesen of Pacific Peterbilt, Surrey, Canada was named as Peterbilt's inaugural National Paccar PX Skills Challenge winner at the company's National Customer Service Conference in St. Louis in late August

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

KLLM Transport Offers Maptuit FleetNav for Directions

Maptuit Corp. announced KLLM Transport Services will be deploying FleetNav Directions throughout its national fleet of 1,400 trucks providing its driver's with truck-to-dock turn-by-turn directions.

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Travis Body & Trailer Names New Dealer

Travis Body & Trailer Inc. of Houston, Texas, has appointed Premier Truck Trailers of Kansas City Inc. of Independence, Mo., as its newest independent dealer. Premier serves the metropolitan of Kansas City, Western Missouri as well as Northeastern Kansas.

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Sitton Motor Lines Offers 'Pick Your Pay' Program

Owner-operators at Sitton Motor Lines have long received many of the benefits of being an employee while at the same time enjoying the independence and additional earning power associated with ownership. Now Sitton

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Celebrates 25 Years in Business

This October Barr-Nunn celebrates 25 years of providing truckload and logistic services to shippers across the nation. In 1982, Robert Sturgeon founded Sturgeon Truck Line

September 10, 2007 - Industry News

HDX Technology Conference Oct. 3-4 in Atlanta

The 2007 HDX Technology Conference is scheduled Oct. 3-4 at the Westin Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Ga., featuring a number of informative sessions during the two-day event

Tags: Events

September 10, 2007 - Industry News

Senate Expected to Vote Today on Mexican Truck Program

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa Monday urged the Senate to act swiftly and decisively to block funding for the Bush administration's Mexican truck program.

September 10, 2007 - Industry News

OOIDA Seeks Hearing on Segments of HOS Ruling

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has filed a petition requesting the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reconsider its opinion on certain hours of service rules. OOIDA asked the court to rehea

September 10, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Management Conference & Exhibition Oct. 20-23 in Orlando

The American Trucking Associations will host its 2007 Management Conference and Exhibition (MC&E) in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 20-23. Held at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Tags: Events

September 10, 2007 - Industry News

Menlo Worldwide Cites Major Expansion in China

Menlo Worldwide, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has signed an agreement to purchase Chic Holdings Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Shanghai Chic Logistics Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Chic Supply Chain Management Co. Ltd.

September 7, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Eight-month Delay in HOS Changes

Citing the potential for "serious disruption to trucking operations," the American Trucking Associations has submitted a motion asking the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circui

September 7, 2007 - Industry News

OOIDA Takes Legal Action Against DOT Over Mexico Program

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed a petition Friday asking for a review of the Department of Transportation's cross-border trucking program and a stay on the program pending that review

September 6, 2007 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Trucking Firms Cleared To Cross Border

Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution from El Paso, Texas, was given approval to operate in Mexico late Thursday night, and Transportes Olympic of Nuevo Leon, was cleared to operate in the United States

September 6, 2007 - Industry News

Penray Enhances Winter BioDiesel Fuel Treatment

Penray has enhanced its Winter Blend BioDiesel Fuel Treatment, designed for treating large storage tanks. The new formula works in everything from BioDiesel B2 to BioDiesel B20. "We're pleased to announc

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 6, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Adds Trailer Axles to Reman List

ArvinMeritor Inc. has added a major new component to its portfolio of remanufactured components - trailer axles, initially targeted at the North American intermodal motor carriers. Production began this month

September 6, 2007 - Industry News

GE Trailer Leasing Celebrating 50 Years

GE's Trailer Fleet Services business is celebrating 50 years of service to the trucking industry this month with branch-based customer events and a commitment of 5,000 total hours of volunteer community service from employees.

September 6, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Honors Top Drivers for August

Decker Truck Line recently announced its Drivers of the Month for August 2007. Jim Rowe was selected for the honor from Decker's Flatbed division, and Sammy "Mule" Boydston received the award for the Reefer/Van division

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