January 5, 2007 - Industry News
CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., is pleased to announce its drivers of the year. Each driver who was honored as a driver of the month during the year 2006 was an automatic nominee for driver
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ABS-based electronic stability technology will be the focus of a segment on cable television’s “World Business Review” highlighting innovative safety technologies
Iowa80.com has unveiled its new interactive kiosk at the Truckomat in Indianapolis, Ind. The kiosk accesses www.iowa80.com. Customers can browse the web site
January 4, 2007 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Highway Watch program has announced a promotional collaboration with Inside the Outdoors, the outdoor network for professional truck drivers that reaches thousands of drivers inside their cabs daily.
International Truck, a Navistar company, has added Double Coin Tires to its list of primary tire suppliers, the company announced Wednesday. In an effort to provide dealers and customers with viable and cost-effective alternative
Cummins Inc. has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the Cummins heavy-duty and mid-range truck engines for 2007. Full production of the new engines begins this month
Navistar International Corp. said it has received a commitment for a five-year senior unsecured term loan facility and synthetic revolving facility in an aggregate amount of $1.3 billion. The facilities will be provided by J.P. Morgan Chase Ban
New orders for manufactured goods in November were up 0.9 percent from October, according to the U.S. Commerce Dept. This followed a 4.5 percent decrease in October.
January 3, 2007 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association is hosting an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET Jan. 18 entitled, “Navigating the Economy and Capital Markets.
CAT Scale turns 30 this year, marking three decades of providing commercial drivers with the most accurate weights possible. Founded by Iowa 80 Truckstop entrepreneur Bill Moon, CAT Scale Co. revolutionized the trucking industr
Arkansas-based USA Truck Inc. has announced the official opening of its newest regional operations center, located in Spartanburg, S.C. The new facility will provide an operational base for the company’s short- to medium-haul dry van truckload
TransCore and Telenor Satellite Services, a subsidiary of Telenor ASA of Norway, have signed a five-year agreement for Telenor to serve as a distributor of TransCore's GlobalWave asset tracking products throughout Europe
An online survey about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours of service regulations shows three out of four drivers admit to have violated the agency’s hours of service regulations, and that 55 percent
January 2, 2007 - Industry News
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) announces the merger of Management Information Systems Group Inc. (MISG) – MEMA’s commercial business-to-business data interchange subsidiar
The latest round of NTEA members qualified for the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Member Verification Program (MVP) is published below.
Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line has named Dan Welsh as the December Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the flatbed division. Dan resides in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Selected as Driver of the Month for the reefer/van division was Dean Filmer.
Doonan Trailer Corp. has been purchased and is now known as Doonan Specialized Trailer, LLC, according to Michael Gordy, Elgen Reynolds and a third “silent partner” in the enterprise
The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) is offering free copies of its “Don’t Thump ’em, Pump ’em” poster. The poster promotes the use of tire gauges as a way to keep truck tires properly maintained
Western Growers of Irvine, Calif., in conjunction with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, has launched a transportation solution designed to improve cost of transportation, service and equipment availability to Western Grower’s members
Biomethane, chemically the same as natural gas yet available from most organic waste, is emerging as a viable renewable alternative to fossil fuels
December 28, 2006 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 3.6 percent in November after falling 1.9 percent in October.
Midland Courier, a Canadian package delivery company, has teamed with Carrier Logistics Inc. to streamline its freight management system through the use of the CLI Facts operations management and accounting system
December 22, 2006 - Industry News
Illinois-based Karmak, Inc. is celebrating its 25th year of providing business management software systems to heavy duty truck parts distributors, dealers, manufacturers, service shops, lease/rental facilities and fleets
Loading Automation Inc. of Wilmington, N.C., has acquired Advanced Handling Systems Inc., a materials handling and systems integration firm based in Morgantown, Pa., from Morgan Corp.
Autocar, working together with engine supply partner Cummins, said it has met the tough new emissions requirements that went into effect this week. The essential problem was to handle the 30 percen
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