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July 2, 2007 - Industry News

Truckomat Opening Pet Wash at Iowa 80 in Walcott

Truckomat Corp. is currently building a stand-alone Pet Wash called DOGOMAT at the Truckomat truck washing facility located at Iowa 80 TA Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa. "So many drivers travel with their pets we felt this was a natural extension

July 2, 2007 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Hosts Truckers Jamboree Next Week

The 28th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held next Thursday and Friday, July 12-13, at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. Featured will be more than 200 exhibits, a super truck beauty contest, antique truck display

Tags: Events

July 2, 2007 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2007 Shows Advances in Truck Fleet Safety

The U.S. trucking industry showed improvement in truck safety, including an increase in the number of drivers wearing their safety belts, as well as industry compliance with hazardous materials regulations,

June 29, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack Join U.S., Sweden in Fuel-saving Co-op

The Volvo Group and its subsidiary Mack Trucks Inc., are participating in joint environmental program with the governments of the United States and Sweden aimed at reducing consumption of fossil fuel by focusing on projects

June 28, 2007 - Industry News

Rotella SuperRigs Event Draws Crowd of 10,000

Thousands of visitors attended this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs event.

More than 10,000 people attended the 25th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last week at the Joplin Petro Stopping Center in Joplin, Mo., a three-day event that saw 118 working trucks competing for cash and prizes.

Tags: Events

June 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.3% in May

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.3 percent in May, marking the second consecutive month-to-month drop. In April, tonnage fell 2.2 percent

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider Forms Service Alliance With Dan Goodwill

Schneider Logistics, part of Schneider National, has formed a strategic alliance with Dan Goodwill and Associates Inc., a Canadian-based transportation consulting firm, to provide transportation advisory services to shippers

June 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATT and Mobile Awareness Provide Truck Safety Products

Advanced Transportation Technologies (ATT) has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with Mobile Awareness, a company that designs and markets transportation safety products.

June 27, 2007 - Industry News

Transport America Backs MS Society Bike Ride

Transport America helped raise more than $2.2 million for the Multiple Sclerosis Society earlier this month, participating in the Larkin Hoffman MS150 Bike Tour in Minnesota, starting in Duluth, with bikers finishing in Blaine

June 27, 2007 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Opens Office in Singapore

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, one of the largest third-party logistics companies in the world, has expanded its operations in Southeast Asia with a new office in Singapore.

June 27, 2007 - Industry News

Averitt Honors Trio for 20 Years of Safe Driving

Averitt Express recently honored Thomas England, of Cumming, Ga.; David Fullington, of Dickson, Tenn.; and Ron Head, of Cookeville, Tenn., for 20 years of safe driving

June 27, 2007 - Industry News

International Goes to Brazil for MaxxForce Engine Blocks

International Truck and Engine Corp. says its Brazilian subsidiary, MWM International Motores, and Brazil-based supplier Tupy, will provide compacted-graphite iron cylinder blocks for the new MaxxForce 11 and MaxxForce 1

June 27, 2007 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Plans to Go Public This Summer

SAF-Holland S.A., Luxembourg, which supplies key components and systems to the truck and trailer industry, plans to go public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this summer with a listing in the Prime Standard segment.

June 26, 2007 - Industry News

EPES Transport Honors Top Drivers

EPES Transport System Inc. recently held an awards banquet at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro, N.C., to honor the company's "Top Achievers." This prestigious award recognizes EPES driver

June 26, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Introduces Leadership Academy

Con-way Inc. has launched the Con-way Leadership Academy - a corporate initiative designed to provide education and training across a wide spectrum of functional and leadership roles, spanning operations, sales and management.

June 26, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Looks at Leadership July 17-18 in Chicago

The Truckload Carriers Association's Inaugural Leadership Summit, "Leading for Change: Effecting Cultural Transformation," will be held July 17-18 at the Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport

Tags: Events

June 26, 2007 - Industry News

GE Capital Solutions Targets Medium-Truck Market

GE Capital Solutions' transportation finance unit has launched a full range of financial solutions, from leases and loans to wholesale floor plan financing, to the medium-duty truck sector (Classes 4-7) specifically targeting

June 26, 2007 - Industry News

Ryder Honors Its Top Carriers of the Year

Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced its top carrier selections for the 2006 Ryder Carrier Quality Award. This award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics,

June 26, 2007 - Industry News

PressurePro Now Available at Flying J eStore

Advantage PressurePro is now supplying Flying J locations with its tire pressure monitoring systems through the Flying J e-Store, according to PressurePro CEO and President Phillip G. Zaroor.

June 26, 2007 - Industry News

TMC's Fall Meeting Set for Sept. 24-27 in Nashville

In addition to an array of technical sessions, the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2007 Fall Meeting, scheduled Sept. 24-27 in Nashville, Tenn., will include an advanced technology display and a technician training fair held in conjunctio

Tags: Events

June 25, 2007 - Industry News

LA/Long Beach Port Drivers Schedule Traffic Jam Wednesday

A convoy of Los Angeles and Long Beach port drivers will jam the Harbor Freeway (110) with tractor-trailers during the morning rush hour Wednesday, in conjunction with a scheduled meeting of port stakeholders in Long Beach,

June 25, 2007 - Industry News

Class 5 Market Gets the New Peterbilt Model 325 Conventional

Peterbilt Motors Co. recently announced the introduction of the new Model 325, its first vehicle dedicated to the specific needs of the Class 5 market. The Model 325 is tailor-made for a range of Class 5 application

June 25, 2007 - Industry News

Fatal Crash Prompts Request for Chinese Tire Recall

A death and injury lawsuit has prompted a U.S. tire importer and distributor to ask the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for help in recalling nearly half a million Chinese-made light truck tires

June 25, 2007 - Industry News

Mack & Volvo Trucks Parts Marketing Program Honored

The Parts Marketing Program for Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Trucks has been recognized for marketing excellence by the Transportation Marketing & Communications Association's (TMCA) 2007 National Compass Awards program

June 25, 2007 - Industry News

PacLease Opens New Locations in U.S., Canada

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) continues to steadily expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of 10 locations in the United States and two new locations in Canada. "These locations are representative

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