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January 23, 2008 - Industry News

SSA Names Wade & Partners to Head Programs

&The Service Specialists Association (SSA) has appointed Wade & Partners (W&P) as the management team to lead the association, effective immediately. The decision comes after the retirement of long-time executive director Cara Giebner

January 23, 2008 - Industry News

Maverick Announces Driver Referral Winner

Referring drivers in 2007 paid off for Maverick Transportation driver William Cox, who was recently named 2007 Driver Referral Winner of the Year. Cox, a resident of Woodhaven, Mich., started with the company's Specialized division last

January 23, 2008 - Industry News

SC&RA to Celebrate 60th Anniversary at Florida Conference

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will celebrate its 60th anniversary during the 2008 Annual Conference, April 15-19, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla. The conference is expected

Tags: Events

January 23, 2008 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Recognizes 2007 Drivers of the Year

Springfield, Mo.-based Prime Inc. has announced the names of its top drivers for 2007 in five categories

January 23, 2008 - Industry News

Berkshire Acquisition of Marmon Expected in 1st Quarter

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and Tom Pritzker, chairman of Marmon Holdings said Berkshire's purchase of 60 percent of Marmon Holdings Inc. should occur in the first quarter of this year

January 23, 2008 - Industry News

TCA To Host Conference on Driver Productivity

The Truckload Carriers Association is hosting its 7th Annual Recruitment & Retention Conference Tuesday, Jan. 29 through Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn

Tags: Events

January 23, 2008 - Industry News

4Q Revenues Up 1% at Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises Inc., the Omaha, Neb.-based truckload transportation and logistics company, reported revenues increased 1 percent to $525.7 million in fourth quarter 2007 compared to $518.4 million in fourth quarter 2006.

January 23, 2008 - Industry News

Arsenault Associates Reports 27.7% Growth in 2007

Arsenault Associates, the Burlington, N.J.-based company that provides fleet maintenance management solutions, said revenues increased 27.7 percent in 2007, which follows increases of 31 percent in 2006 and 18 percent in 2005.

January 22, 2008 - Industry News

Economist: Stock Market Doesn't Necessarily Predict Recession

What the media is calling "market meltdowns around the globe" this week are signaling the "R" word to many. But during a presentation at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas Tuesday, one economist said not so fast

Tags: Economy

January 22, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Names its 2007 Driver of the Year Finalists

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the names of finalists in its 2007 Driver of the Year competition in both the company equipment driver and owner-operator categories. The winners of both contest

January 22, 2008 - Industry News

PG&E Adds 5 Class 8 LNG Trucks to its Fleet

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has added five Class 8 heavy-duty liquid natural gas (LNG) trucks to its alternative fuel fleet. PG&E said it is the first utility in the nation to put the Kenworth T800 LNG-powered trucks into service

January 22, 2008 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Installs Right Weigh Load Scales Fleetwide

Refrigerated carrier Prime Inc. said it will outfit its entire fleet of Class 8 trucks and trailers with Right Weight scales. With more than 3,500 Right Weigh scales already in use at Prime, the carrie

January 22, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Improves Service

ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket (CVA) business has announced the establishment of an improved-service Customer Care Center at both its U.S. and Canadian parts distribution centers.

January 22, 2008 - Industry News

AAIA Outstanding Service Award Presented to David Scheer

David Scheer, president of Inland Truck Parts Co., has received the prestigious 2007 AAIA Outstanding Service Award. The award was presented during the AAIA executive committee meeting at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas.

January 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATA's Safety & Loss Panel Seeks Award Nominations

The American Trucking Associations' Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council says nominations are now being accepted for the council's 2008 Excellence in Claims & Loss Prevention Award and 2008 Claims/Loss Prevention Professiona

January 21, 2008 - Industry News

Ford Adds Full-size Vehicles its E-85 Lineup for 2009

Ford Motor Co. announced today it is adding three additional vehicles to its E-85 flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) line-up for the 2009 model year - Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full-size sports utility vehicle

January 18, 2008 - Industry News

30 Speakers Highlight eyefortransport Confab March 26-27

The 6th annual eyefortransport Wireless & Mobile Technology for Trucking & Delivery Fleets Conference, scheduled March 26-27 in Florida, features a roster of more than two dozen speakers

Tags: Events

January 18, 2008 - Industry News

Safeway's Truck Fleet Converted to Burn Biodiesel Fuel

Safeway Inc. has converted its entire California and U.S. truck fleet to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel. The retailer said it has switched its entire fleet of more than 1,000 trucks to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel.

January 18, 2008 - Industry News

New Exhibitors, Trucks, Products Added to Work Truck Show 2008

Floor space at The Work Truck Show 2008 is sold out, with a record 534 exhibitors covering 203,400 square feet in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Eighty-one of these exhibitors are participating in the even

Tags: Events

January 18, 2008 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Gets Federal Trademark Protection

Webb Wheel Products Inc. has obtained a Federal Trademark Registration for its 2023 trailer hub. This means that no other manufacturer, domestic or international, can use a name or brand, which is confusingly similar

January 17, 2008 - Industry News

Paccar Joins PHH FirstFleet Maintenance Network

PHH FirstFleet has announced the addition of Paccar to its North American truck maintenance network. Paccar designs, manufactures and supports medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplate

January 17, 2008 - Industry News

FedEx Claims Significant Improvements in LTL Services

FedEx Freight said it has improved its service in key U.S. markets, and FedEx National LTL now provides long-haul shippers with improved on-time service after re-engineering its network, FedEx Freight

January 17, 2008 - Industry News

Kenly 95 TA Truckstop Gets Makeover

The Kenly 95 TA Truckstop located at I-95 Exit 106, in Kenly, N.C. is getting a fresh new look in the form of a 2-year renovation and expansion that gets under way this month. Once completed, the facility will

January 16, 2008 - Industry News

CAT Scale to Purchase Interstate Scales

CAT Scale Co. has entered into an agreement with Hargett Enterprises Inc., to purchase Interstate Scales from the company. For the time being CAT Scale Co. will operate Interstate Scales intact while scale sites are evaluated

January 16, 2008 - Industry News

Fleet Execs: Higher Fuel Prices Seen Over Next Year

eyefortransport recently completed a two-year survey of more than 300 North American fleet executives to establish the concerns and strategies of those in charge of fueling North America's fleets amidst concerns over the changing price of oil.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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