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April 28, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Again Set Record Highs

Diesel prices hit another record last week, with the average price reported by the Energy Information Administration at $4.177 nationally, up $1.366 from a year ago and up 3.4 cents from last week's record-setting price

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 28, 2008 - Industry News

Truckers Take Fuel Protest to DC

A convoy of truckers, horns blaring, drove into Washington, D.C., Monday morning to protest high fuel prices

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 28, 2008 - Industry News

New Majority owners for KLLM

KLLM Transport Services, Richland, Miss., has been sold to a group of Jackson, Miss., investors, as some of the last assets of ex-WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers were sold of

April 28, 2008 - Industry News

Marvin Rush Named Dealer of the Year

W. Marvin Rush, chairman of Rush Enterprises, New Braunfels, Texas, won the Truck Dealer of the Year Award, sponsored jointly by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and the American Truck Dealers division of the National Automobile Dealers Association

April 27, 2008 - Industry News

Promoting Dialogue Slated for 2008 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium

A special presentation during the 2008 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium will focus on the need to improve communication between aftermarket parts manufacturers and automotive service technicians

Tags: Events

April 27, 2008 - Industry News

2008 Electronics and Mechatronics Clinic

The Electronics & Mechatronics Division of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association will hold this year's clinic May 5-6 at the Sheraton Newark Hotel in Newark, N.J., ending with a plant tour of Model Electronics in Ramsey, New Jersey

Tags: Events

April 27, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Finalizes Integration of International Supply Chain Services

Schneider Logistics announced that it has completed integration of the four logistics companies the organization has acquired since 2005

April 27, 2008 - Industry News

Remy President Addresses Five Challenges in HD Market

Remy President Jay Pittas addressed five challenges to today's heavy-duty market at the recent Mid America Trucking Show in an address to the Heavy Duty Representatives Association Annual Meeting

April 27, 2008 - Industry News

Eaton Announces Public Offering and Prices of Common Shares

Eaton announced the proposed public offering of 17,500,000 of its common shares

April 25, 2008 - Industry News

Bill Would Mandate Fuel Surcharge Pass-Through

Two U.S. senators last week introduced a bill to stop unscrupulous brokers and other middle-men who charge shippers for fuel costs, but don't pass those costs on to the operators who actually pay for the fuel

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Parts Council Members

Kenworth's 2008 Parts Council consists of leading parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Online Forum to Provide Trucking Input on Driver Health Survey

An online forum May 16 will give motor carriers the opportunity to provide input to the proposed Survey of Truck Driver Injury and Health being conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Tags: Events

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Facility

Penske Truck Leasing hosted the grand opening of a new facility in Oklahoma City

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

New Century To Relocate and Expand Truckload Operation

New Century Transportation will relocate its Martinsville, W.V.-based truckload operation to Chambersburg, Pa.,, to address the rapid increase of business in the region

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Created

With its marketing focus redefined to be a one-stop shop for trucking fleets, Bridgestone has rolled its Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton business and the recently acquired Bandag retreading operation into a single business unit,

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Carlisle to Drop On-Highway Brake Business

Carlisle Companies, Charlotte, N.C., has decided to dispose of its on-highway brake business and its power transmission belt business

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Falls - Largest Drop Since August 2006

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3.3 percent in March 2008, after remaining unchanged in February -- the largest month-to-month contraction since August 2006

Tags: Economy

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Goodyear Joins SmartWay Transport Partnership

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership, which previously approved using the company's Fuel Max linehaul tires on SmartWay-certified tractors and trailers

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Members Receive Ford's Silver World Excellence Award

Truckload Carriers Association announced that two of its members - Cimarron Express of Genoa, Ohio, and M & M Cartage Co. Louisville, Ky., have received silver level World Excellence Awards from the Ford Motor Company.

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Beaver Valley Truck Center Joins Heil

Beaver Valley Truck Center of Leetsdale, Pa., was named an authorized distributor for Heil Environmental, Parts Central and Bayne Premium Lift Systems throughout northeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

ATA to Host Diesel Fuel Workshop

The American Trucking Associations will host a Fuel Strategies Workshop June 19 to help the trucking industry cope with skyrocketing fuel prices

Tags: Events

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Truckstop Owners to Meet with Lawmakers

During NATSO's annual NATSO Day on Capitol Hill event April 28 and 29, truckstop and travel plaza operators from across the nation will convene to speak with members of Congress about critical issues facing the industry

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Total Tec Fuel Filter Named Among Best New Product Introductions

Champion Laboratories announced that its Total Tec Fuel Filter, marketed under Champion's Luber-finer brand, earned Heavy Duty Trucking's Nifty Fifty Award at the 2008 Mid-America Trucking Show.

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

SkyBitz Presented 2008 Product Innovation Leadership Award

SkyBitz has been awarded the 2008 Product Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan in the North American regional fleet telematics market

Tags: Events

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Speedco Opens 52nd Lube & Tire Center

Speedco opened its most recent location this month in Commerce City, Colo. The new location is one of 20 new locations added in the last three years

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