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April 30, 2007 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Trucks to Begin Cross-Border Demonstration Program at Same Time

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced late Monday that U.S. trucks will begin operating in Mexico for the first time ever - starting at the same time Mexican trucks begin operating north of the commercial borde

April 30, 2007 - Industry News

VIPAR Heavy Duty Adds 114th Company to its Roster

VIPAR Heavy Duty, one of North America's leading truck parts networks, said Jack Lyons Truck Parts Inc. has joined its network of distributors. Marking the 114th stockholder company for VIPAR Heavy Duty, Jack Lyons Truck Parts

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Central States Trucking Buys Specialized Trailer

Illinois-based Central States Trucking has purchased a specialized Great Dane drop-frame roller van trailer to secure ground transportation at an even higher level. This trailer will be primarily used for its growing air freigh

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Sloan Produces White Paper on its HDX PFL Solution

Sloan Transportation has released a new white paper on the steps the company took to advance the functionality of the HDX Price File Library for the heavy-duty industry. Sloan announced last year that it was the first parts manufacture

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Central Hauling Driver Wins Truck

Central Hauling Co. driver Randy Thomas of Jackson, Miss., recently won the company's bi-yearly referral contest. He surpassed all other drivers in recruiting, and for his efforts was awarded his own truck.

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron's Lubricants University Offers Free Course in Spanish

Lubricants University, an online training resource offering information on relevant technologies and trends in the lubrication and maintenance industry, is offering its "Fundamentals of Lubrication" training course in Spanish.

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Menlo Worldwide Named Supplier of the Year by Medical Supplier

Menlo Worldwide, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. and a global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services, has been named the 2006 Supplier of the Year by Maquet Inc.

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Economic Growth Slowest in Four Years

Real domestic product increased at an annual rate of just 1.3 percent in the first quarter, the slowest since first quarter 2003, according to advance estimates released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Tags: Economy

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Idealease Picks Fuller UltraShift as Preferred Spec

Eaton Corp. said the company's Fuller UltraShift HV (Highway Value) automated transmission has been named the preferred specification for all future North American medium-duty vehicle transactions at Idealease Inc., of Barrington, Ill.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Velociti Certified Installer for PSI in Europe

Velociti Inc., a specialist in global installation and service of wireless technology systems, has been certified by Pressure Systems International for PSI Tire Inflation System installations in Europe.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Diesel Association Hosts Convention, Trade Show July 11-15

The 2007 International Convention & Tradeshow for the Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) is slated for Wednesday, July 11, through Sunday, July 15, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Calif.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Enhances Its Used Truck Web Site

Penske Truck Leasing has introduced an enhanced commercial vehicle resale Web site at www.penskeusedtrucks.com, with improved functionalities, including easier navigation and more information

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Free Webinars Available About the HDX Price File Library

Free webinars begin this week on the HDX Price File Library (PFL), a system that facilitates a better process of conveying product and pricing information between manufacturers and distributors.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

RideKing Cab Shocks Offer Cab Comfort

RideWorks has introduced its new RideKing 1¾-inch bore mono tube cab shocks to the trucking industry, designed to optimize the ride comfort in all Class 8 sleeper cabs.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

EPA Terms Peterbilt Trucks Environment Friendly, Fuel Efficient

Peterbilt's two most aerodynamic trucks - Model 387 and 386 - have been recognized as fuel efficient and environment friendly by the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program, which establishes a

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Alcoa's Aluminum Cuts Weight of SAF-Holland Fifth Wheel

Alcoa's aluminum top plate forging enabled SAF-Holland to shed 100 pounds in weight and to integrate NoLube technology in the world's lightest and first commercially available aluminum fifth wheel for tractor-trailers

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens $5.6 Million Ontario Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened an 18,000-square-foot facility in Cambridge, Ontario, located at 105 Saltsman Drive that offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Marten Transport Cites 9.9% Increase in Revenues

Marten Transport Ltd. said first-quarter operating revenue, consisting of revenue from truckload and logistics operations, increased 9.9 percent, to $131.4 million in the first quarter of 2007 from $119.6 million in the 2006 quarter.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Covenant Reports 1Q Revenues; Proposed Name Change

Covenant Transport Inc. announced financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007, and reported a proposed name change for the Nevada-based holding company from Covenant Transport Inc. to Covenant Transportation Group Inc

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 1.2% in March

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.2 percent in March, which was the second consecutive monthly gain. The index increased 1.6 percent in February.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Darry Stuart, Joseph Dunne Address Dossier User Group

Two top speakers will address the 19th annual Dossier User Group conference Oct. 24 and 25 at the Hilton Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The Dossier board reports that fleet maintenance guru Darry Stuart, general chairma

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders, Shipments Rise in March

March orders for manufactured durable goods increased 3.4 percent, marking the fourth increase in the last five months, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Tags: Economy

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Reports Modest Growth for Most Areas

Retail sales are generally positive across the country but manufacturing in some areas continues to feel the pinch of weakening home sales, according to the latest Beige Book, a summary of economic condition

Tags: Economy

April 23, 2007 - Industry News

Truckmakers Welcome EPA Guidance on SCR

Volvo Trucks North America said it is pleased with guidances issued late last month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to meet the federal emissions

April 23, 2007 - Industry News

IdleAire, Truckstops Partner to Reduce Truck Idling

IdleAire Technologies Corp. and members of NATSO, the trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, have partnered to eliminate nearly 72 million pounds of emissions from idling diesel truck

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