March 1, 2007 - Industry News
Michelin announced today that it has produced the first X One wide single tire at the company's Waterville, Nova Scotia plant. The company announced the $82 million expansion of the Waterville plant
Glenn Larson, dealer principal of Peterbilt of Joplin, has been named the 2006 Peterbilt Dealer of the Year. Larson, celebrating his 20th anniversary as a Peterbilt dealer this year, opened his first dealership in 1987 with his father, Claire.
SmartDrive Systems Inc. has hired Pete Van Beek, founder of Training Alternatives Group (TAG), to bolster SmartDrive's fleet vehicle safety improvement service. Van Beek will be SmartDrive's director of safety
For a second year in a row, Celadon Trucking Services has been selected among the "Best Places to Work in Indiana" by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Higher Roads, The Center for Business Advancement, has opened its doors for business. Working with independent trucking professionals, the Lawrence, Kan.-based firm helps clients establish a roadma
Decker Truck Line Inc. has named Michael Washington as the February 2007 Driver of the Month for the Flatbed division. Washington has been with Decker Truck Line for about a year and a half and is base
XM Radio's Dale Sommers, also known as "The Truckin' Bozo", from Open Road Channel 171, announces the first-ever "Truckin' Bozo's Southeast TruckShow," Sept. 27-29 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport.
Knight Transportation Inc. announced the official opening of two new service centers
The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations is taking applications for a diesel truck technician scholarship to WyoTech, a technical college located in Laramie, Wyo. and Blairsville, Pa
Pressure Systems International has added clearly identifiable markings to the flexible valve stem connection hoses of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI. The new look incorporates a yellow stripe
February 28, 2007 - Industry News
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that U.S. economic growth is in line with expectations and there's still a reasonable possibility that we'll see a rebound later this year.
Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corp. said it has reached an agreement to acquire DMR Electronics of Hibbing, Minn. Details of the purchase were not disclosed. DMR Electronics has been an international leader in the design
Celadon Group Inc. said one of its subsidiaries has purchased the truckload business of Warrior Services Inc. for approximately $8.3 million. According to the seller's unaudited financial statements, the Charles City, Va.-base
February 27, 2007 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3.6 percent in January after surging a revised 6.2 percent in December.
February 26, 2007 - Industry News
Volvo Financial Services North America held its annual Finance and Insurance Workshop in Las Vegas last month with the theme, "Grow and Prosper Together."
Navistar International Corp. has stopped shipping diesel engines to Ford Motor Co.'s Kentucky Truck Plant, a move that will most likely disrupt production of the F-Series SuperDuty trucks
Kenworth Truck Co. has named its 2007 Kenworth Dealer Council members. The council consists of leading executives from the nearly 300 Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada. The council's goal is to hel
Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in Lincoln, Neb., located on 3930 West Cavalry Court. The 6,400-square-foot facility offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance.
Peyton Manning, this year's Super Bowl MVP as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts and two-time NFL Most Valuable Player, will be the keynote speaker at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) President's Breakfas
The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) is launching a new initiative, "Closing the Gap: How to Win (and Keep) Customers Through Competitive Differentiation," during the 43rd Annual NTEA Convention (March 6-9, 2007) held in conjunction with
Florida-based CTL Transportation has named Harvey James, as the company's Bull Dog Award winner for February. The professional tank wash technician was recognized with the most prestigious honor at CTL.
February 23, 2007 - Industry News
SkyBitz, a satellite-based asset tracking and information management service provider, has received regulatory approval to sell its patented SkyBitz Global Locating System (GLS) technology to logistics and transportation companies throughout Mexico.
Tom Rawson, CEO of RKI Inc. in Houston, Texas, will be installed as the 43rd president of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) at the President's Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., on March 8.
U.S. trucks will for the first time be allowed to make deliveries in Mexico under a year-long pilot program that expands cross border trucking operations with Mexico, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced Frida
U.S. trucks will for the first time be allowed to make deliveries in Mexico under a year-long pilot program that expands cross border trucking operations with Mexico, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced toda
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