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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

February 23, 2007 - Industry News

EPA Recognizes J.B. Hunt as SmartrWay Partner

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has been awarded the right to use the SmartWay Logo, by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership

February 22, 2007 - Industry News

Bobby Knight Keynoter for Truck Blue Book Confab

The Truck Blue Book has announced that legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming 25th annual Truck Blue Book Conference.

Tags: Events

February 22, 2007 - Industry News

Averitt Honors 10 Associates for 20 Years of Service

Averitt Express, a Cookeville, Tenn.-based carrier, recently honored 10 associates for 20 years of service. Those honored include: Virgle Brown, of Cookeville, Tenn.; Jackie Dillehay, of Carthage, Tenn.;

February 22, 2007 - Industry News

J.J. Keller Offers Online Vehicle Management Tool

J.J. Keller has introduced a new services called Vehicle Management Online

February 22, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Tougher Driver Training Standards

The American Trucking Associations is calling for tougher driver training standards in efforts to raise the safety bar for new drivers entering the industry.

February 22, 2007 - Industry News

Karmak's Trucking Business Management Software Available

Karmak Inc., a heavy-duty truck software provider, says its Legends business management system is now available for HP Integrity servers running the OpenVMS operating system.

February 22, 2007 - Industry News

GE Offering Fleet Telematics Product

GE Commercial Finance Fleet Services says it is the first in the fleet industry to offer a telematics product that combines both asset optimization with mobile workforce productivity.

February 22, 2007 - Industry News

CTL Names Its 2006 Bull Dog of the Year

CTL Transportation has announced that Kenny Dawson has been named the first recipient of the Bull Dog of the Year Award. Dawson, a professional tank truck driver, operates out of the Atlanta terminal

February 22, 2007 - Industry News

J. J. Keller Announces New Online Services

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. has launched two new services: Vehicle Management Online (VMO) and Log Checker Online. Vehicle Management Online is a secure Internet application that helps user

February 22, 2007 - Industry News

Alternative Fuels Conference April 1-4 Near Disneyland

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) hosts the 13th annual Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Anaheim, Calif., April 1-4, 2007. This conference raises the topical issue of th

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