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May 2, 2007 - Industry News

Petro Donates a Buck to USO for Every Chicken Fried Steak Ordered

Every time you order the Iron Skillet's famous chicken fried steak this month, you're doing something good for our service men and women. Petro Stopping Centers is donating a dollar to the United Services Organization (USO

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

Mack Unveils TerraPro Refuse Models

The new TerraPro Series from Mack Trucks Inc. delivers everything needed to handle the nonstop abuse that refuse trucks experience, plus a new driver environment to improve comfort and boost productivity.

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

AASHTO Launches Transportation Vision Web Site

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has launched a web site to represent a new multi-decade vision for U.S. transportation. AASHTO, which represents the state departments

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Wins $47 Million Contract with LA Sheriff

Penske Truck Leasing has been awarded a three-year fleet management and maintenance services contract valued at about $47 million to support the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

May 1, 2007 - Industry News

75 Chrome Shop Truck Beauty Show Draws Hot Trucks

Michael Blakeslee, Wolcott, Conn., took away the Roadworks Best Chrome trophy with his 2002 Peterbilt dump truck.

Kim and Tommy Turner of Cynthiana, Ky., and Bob and Shelly Brinker of Grayling, Minn., won best-of-show trophies at the 75 Chrome Shop Truck Beauty Championships in Wildwood, Fla., held April 27-29.

Tags: Events

May 1, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Expands, Inventories Contract

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the third consecutive month, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Business by the Institute for Supply Management.

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2007 - Industry News

Corcentric Secures Deal with Hino Trucks

Corcentric has announced the signing of an agreement to facilitate Hino Trucks' Mega-Fleet parts program for its national accounts. Hino Trucks sells and services a full product line of Class 4-7 light- and medium-duty trucks

April 30, 2007 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Trucks to Begin Cross-Border Demonstration Program at Same Time

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced late Monday that U.S. trucks will begin operating in Mexico for the first time ever - starting at the same time Mexican trucks begin operating north of the commercial borde

April 30, 2007 - Industry News

VIPAR Heavy Duty Adds 114th Company to its Roster

VIPAR Heavy Duty, one of North America's leading truck parts networks, said Jack Lyons Truck Parts Inc. has joined its network of distributors. Marking the 114th stockholder company for VIPAR Heavy Duty, Jack Lyons Truck Parts

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Central States Trucking Buys Specialized Trailer

Illinois-based Central States Trucking has purchased a specialized Great Dane drop-frame roller van trailer to secure ground transportation at an even higher level. This trailer will be primarily used for its growing air freigh

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Sloan Produces White Paper on its HDX PFL Solution

Sloan Transportation has released a new white paper on the steps the company took to advance the functionality of the HDX Price File Library for the heavy-duty industry. Sloan announced last year that it was the first parts manufacture

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Central Hauling Driver Wins Truck

Central Hauling Co. driver Randy Thomas of Jackson, Miss., recently won the company's bi-yearly referral contest. He surpassed all other drivers in recruiting, and for his efforts was awarded his own truck.

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron's Lubricants University Offers Free Course in Spanish

Lubricants University, an online training resource offering information on relevant technologies and trends in the lubrication and maintenance industry, is offering its "Fundamentals of Lubrication" training course in Spanish.

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Menlo Worldwide Named Supplier of the Year by Medical Supplier

Menlo Worldwide, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. and a global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services, has been named the 2006 Supplier of the Year by Maquet Inc.

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Economic Growth Slowest in Four Years

Real domestic product increased at an annual rate of just 1.3 percent in the first quarter, the slowest since first quarter 2003, according to advance estimates released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Tags: Economy

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Idealease Picks Fuller UltraShift as Preferred Spec

Eaton Corp. said the company's Fuller UltraShift HV (Highway Value) automated transmission has been named the preferred specification for all future North American medium-duty vehicle transactions at Idealease Inc., of Barrington, Ill.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Velociti Certified Installer for PSI in Europe

Velociti Inc., a specialist in global installation and service of wireless technology systems, has been certified by Pressure Systems International for PSI Tire Inflation System installations in Europe.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Diesel Association Hosts Convention, Trade Show July 11-15

The 2007 International Convention & Tradeshow for the Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) is slated for Wednesday, July 11, through Sunday, July 15, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Calif.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Enhances Its Used Truck Web Site

Penske Truck Leasing has introduced an enhanced commercial vehicle resale Web site at www.penskeusedtrucks.com, with improved functionalities, including easier navigation and more information

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Free Webinars Available About the HDX Price File Library

Free webinars begin this week on the HDX Price File Library (PFL), a system that facilitates a better process of conveying product and pricing information between manufacturers and distributors.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

RideKing Cab Shocks Offer Cab Comfort

RideWorks has introduced its new RideKing 1¾-inch bore mono tube cab shocks to the trucking industry, designed to optimize the ride comfort in all Class 8 sleeper cabs.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

EPA Terms Peterbilt Trucks Environment Friendly, Fuel Efficient

Peterbilt's two most aerodynamic trucks - Model 387 and 386 - have been recognized as fuel efficient and environment friendly by the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program, which establishes a

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Alcoa's Aluminum Cuts Weight of SAF-Holland Fifth Wheel

Alcoa's aluminum top plate forging enabled SAF-Holland to shed 100 pounds in weight and to integrate NoLube technology in the world's lightest and first commercially available aluminum fifth wheel for tractor-trailers

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens $5.6 Million Ontario Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened an 18,000-square-foot facility in Cambridge, Ontario, located at 105 Saltsman Drive that offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance.

April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Marten Transport Cites 9.9% Increase in Revenues

Marten Transport Ltd. said first-quarter operating revenue, consisting of revenue from truckload and logistics operations, increased 9.9 percent, to $131.4 million in the first quarter of 2007 from $119.6 million in the 2006 quarter.

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