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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

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

PSI Lauds Great Dane Trailers for Customer Excellence

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has presented Great Dane Trailers with its 2006 Customer Excellence Award, citing its part in making the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI, "the most widely used tire inflation system in the world."

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Record Performance - Despite HD Market

Broad gains across most of the company's product and geographical markets led Cummins Inc. to record revenues and strong earnings in the second quarter. The company reported second-quarter revenues of $3.34 billion

July 25, 2007 - Industry News

Covenant Transportation Revenues Up 4.8% for Quarter

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. announced that for the second quarter, total revenue increased 4.8 percent to $177.4 million from $169.4 million in the same quarter of 2006. Freight revenue, which excludes fuel surcharges

July 25, 2007 - Industry News

UPS Simplifies Shipment of Packages, Heavy Freight

UPS has launched UPS Express Critical, a service that meshes all of UPS' same-day and urgent capabilities into a single suite, allowing customers to simply manage package and heavy freight shipments together

July 24, 2007 - Industry News

Goodyear Truck Tires Gain EPA Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. commercial tires featuring Fuel Max Technology for use on SmartWay-eligible trucks. The fuel-efficient line-haul tires deliver up to 4 percen

July 24, 2007 - Industry News

ATA to Challenge Court's Revision to HOS Rules

The American Trucking Associations Tuesday said it will seek a stay from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to keep the current rules governing truck drivers' work and rest periods in plac

July 24, 2007 - Industry News

ATA to Challenge Court's Revision to HOS Rules

The American Trucking Associations today said it will seek a stay from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to keep the current rules governing truck drivers' work and rest periods in plac

July 24, 2007 - Industry News

Paccar Reports Revenues, Net Income for 2Q, First Half of '07

Paccar Inc. earned $298.3 million during the second quarter of 2007 compared to $369.9 million earned in the second quarter last year. Second quarter net sales and financial services revenues were $3.72 billion.

July 23, 2007 - Industry News

Stevens Transport Returns to Maptuit

Steven's Transport, a refrigerated truckload carrier and asset based logistics provider, will be returning to Maptuit Corp. after a brief trial with an alternative directions provider, once again providing its drivers with FleetNav Directions' truck-to-dock, turn-by-turn directions.

July 23, 2007 - Industry News

Delmar Learning Offers Truck Technician Training Series

Delmar Learning, which provides lifelong learning products and services has launched a new set of training courses geared toward medium- and heavy-duty truck technicians: The Professional Truck Technician Training Series.

July 23, 2007 - Industry News

QMI Fuel Treatment for Gas and Diesel Engines

Water contamination in fuel has always been a problem with both industrial and transportation fleets. In today's engines, with some injector tolerances of 3-5 microns, it has become acute. Further, the new ultra low sulfur diesel is responsibl

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 23, 2007 - Industry News

Marten Transport Revenues Up 5.3% in Second Quarter

Marten Transport Ltd., Mondovi, Wis., said operating revenues - consisting of revenue from truckload and logistics operations - increased 5.3 percent to $138.8 million in the second quarter of 2007 from $131.9 million in the 2006 quarter.

July 20, 2007 - Industry News

Maverick Recognizes Top Second-Quarter Drivers

Maverick Transportation has announced second quarter recipients of Driver of the Month honors for 2007. These include April Driver of the Month Kenny Lewis of Altus, Okla.; May Driver of the Month Gerry Pierson of Ozark, Mo.

July 20, 2007 - Industry News

Highway Watch Seeks Armed Suspect at Iowa, Missouri Truckstops

Highway Watch has issued a formal Be On the Lookout (BOLO) requesting assistance from members of the trucking and law enforcement community to assist in finding a man suspected of sexual assault/abuse of a minor child.

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