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March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Produces First Canadian X One Tire

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

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Peterbilt of Joplin's Larson Named Dealer of the Year

Glenn Larson (right) was recently named the 2006 Peterbilt Dealer of the Year. Larson was presented with the award by Bill Jackson (left).

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.

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

SmartDrive Systems Hires Fleet Safety Expert

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

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Celadon Again Among "Best Places to Work in Indiana"

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.

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Higher Roads Opens New Center for Truck Drivers

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

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Names Top Drivers for February

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

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Truckin' Bozo's Southeast Truck Show Sept. 27-29 in Louisiana

Country Western legend Gene Watson

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.

Tags: Events

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Knight Opens Two New Service Centers

Knight Transportation Inc. announced the official opening of two new service centers

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

TMC Taking Applications for Diesel Truck Technician Scholarship

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

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

PSI Adds New Markings Hoses for Easy Identification

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

Fed Chairman Says U.S. Economy On Track

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.

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2007 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Reman to Acquire DMR Electronics

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

February 28, 2007 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Warrior Xpress for $8.3 Million

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

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Drops in January

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.

Tags: Economy

February 26, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Financial Services Hosts Workshop

Volvo Financial Services North America held its annual Finance and Insurance Workshop in Las Vegas last month with the theme, "Grow and Prosper Together."

February 26, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Suspends Ford SuperDuty Diesel Delivery

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

February 26, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2007 Dealer Council Members

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

February 26, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Opens $2 Million Facility in Lincoln, Neb.

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.

February 26, 2007 - Industry News

Peyton Manning Keynote Speaker at NTEA Convention

Peyton Manning

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

Tags: Events

February 26, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Offers Solution for "Closing the Gap" in Customer Service

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

Tags: Events

February 26, 2007 - Industry News

CTL Tank Wash Supervisor Wins Bull Dog Award

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 Extends its Footprint into Mexico

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.

February 23, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Elects Tom Rawson as 43rd President

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.

February 23, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Allows Cross Border Trucking for the First Time

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

February 23, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Allows Cross Border Trucking for the First Time

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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