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April 5, 2007 - Industry News

Pete Delivers Last Model 379; Two-decade Run Comes to an End

The final Model 379 Legacy Class Edition marked the end of an era and the completion of its 20-year run as an industry icon for groundbreaking styling, quality, prestige and legendary performance.

April 5, 2007 - Industry News

Yokohama Increasing Tire Prices May 1

Persistent increases in the costs of raw material and transportation have caused Yokohama Tire Corp., Fullerton, Calif., to adjust prices to coincide with market changes, effective May 1

April 4, 2007 - Industry News

Dossier Users Rank Budgets, Costs as Top Fleet Manager Concerns

"What do fleet maintenance managers want to know more about?" was a survey question asked of hundreds of members of the Dossier fleet maintenance software Users Group earlier this year

April 3, 2007 - Industry News

International ProStar Recognized by EPA for Eco-responsibility

IThe International ProStar, known for its aerodynamic design and resulting fuel savings, has officially been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a SmartWay eligible tracto

April 3, 2007 - Industry News

Eaton Names Penske Logistics a Top Supplier

Eaton Corp. honored its best suppliers at its second annual Supplier Awards Program on March 28 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The event recognized 50 companies as Premier Suppliers

April 2, 2007 - Industry News

Updated Federal Lighting Guide Kit Available from NTEA

Compliance with lighting requirements will be easier to determine with the newly updated U.S. Federal Lighting Guide Kit available from the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

April 2, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Publishes its Publication & Materials Catalog

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has published its Spring/Summer 2007 Work Truck Industry Publications & Materials catalog, a publication that complements the association's online "Storefront."

April 2, 2007 - Industry News

TransCore Achieves Technological Milestones

TransCore announces radio frequency identification (RFID) and satellite communication distribution milestones, exceeding 150,000 satellite communications transceivers worldwide and 25 million RFID tags and 45,000 RFID readers worldwide.

April 2, 2007 - Industry News

Mack Announces Its Distributors of the Year

Mack Trucks Inc. has announced the recipients of its 2006 Distributor of the Year awards. Every year, Mack acknowledges the efforts and contributions of its dealer network by honoring high-performing distributor

April 2, 2007 - Industry News

Deadline Near for ACOFAS Tech Training Clinic

April 15 is the closing date for registration to attend the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists' (ACOFAS) latest Technician Training clinic.

April 2, 2007 - Industry News

NEMF Opens Lancaster, Pa., Facility

NEMF, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier serving the Northeast and Midwest, this week opened a terminal building to serve the Lancaster, Pa., area

April 2, 2007 - Industry News

Fontaine Wins International Diamond Award

Fontaine International, Irondale, Ala., has been presented with the prestigious International Truck & Engine's 2006 Diamond Supplier Award for the fourth consecutive year, an honor that few companies achieve

April 2, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Truck Rewards Commercial Drivers

Knowledge can be valuable - and knowledge of Volvo trucks could be worth more than $10,000 for one lucky driver. That's because Volvo Trucks North America's new "When You Know, You Win"

Tags: Events

March 30, 2007 - Industry News

Speedco Sponsors Expedited Supertruck Driveaway Sweepstakes

Professional truck drivers have the opportunity to drive off with an expedited truck tricked out by the Chrome Shop Mafia boys as part of Speedco's Supertruck Driveaway Sweepstakes

Tags: Events

March 30, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Debuts Fuel Efficient SmartWay-Eligible Tractors

Volvo Trucks North America has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a package of vehicle components for the Volvo VN to deliver high fuel efficiency and low emissions

March 30, 2007 - Industry News

Green Big Rigs Now Available With EPA Certification

Starting this month, truck and trailer manufacturers are offering customers 2007 models certified by EPA's SmartWay program to improve fuel efficiency. By meeting EPA equipment specifications, these models provid

March 30, 2007 - Industry News

Bridgestone Firestone Announces Price Increases

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC has announced price increases on the company's Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion and associate brand tire lines.

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver Lauded for 2 Million Safe Miles

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that professional truck driver Efrain Gomez has reached his two-millionth accident-free mile.

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

Q4 Economy Grows 2.5% - Slightly Better than Estimated

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to final estimates by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Earlier BEA estimates put fourth quarter growth at 2.2 percent.

Tags: Economy

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Credits Iteris System for 85% Accident Reduction

Iteris Inc. announced that Prime Inc., a premier refrigerated, flatbed and tanker carrier, has achieved an 85 percent decrease rate in run-off-road and rollover accidents since deploying Iteris' Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

Greatwide Testing PeopleNet's eDriver Logs

PeopleNet has announced that Greatwide Dedicated Transport has selected PeopleNet for its specialized fleet operations. Greatwide Dedicated Transport is the fourth-largest refrigerated dedicated fleet

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Signs 197 New Customer Fleets in 2006

PeopleNet, which provides mobile communications and onboard computing to the trucking industry, signed 197 new fleet customers during 2006, according to Ron Konezny, PeopleNet's chief operating officer

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Adds More 2007 Trucks for Drivers

Barr-Nunn Transportation recently added 20 more Freightliner Columbia 2007 trucks to its fleet, adding to the 105 new Freightliners in its existing fleet.

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Targets Growth in Reman Portfolio

ArvinMeritor Inc. said it plans to focus strongly on its remanufacturing business, enlarging its portfolio of OEM-specification remanufactured components available to its North American customers

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Meritor WABCO System Standard for Heil Trailers

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has entered into an agreement with Heil Trailer International to supply its Roll Stability Support (RSS) as standard equipment on select Heil and J & L brand products.

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