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October 5, 2007 - Industry News

TruckWeight Signs Marketing Accord With Fairview Fitting

TruckWeight Inc., which manufactures wireless onboard weigh scales for commercial trucks and trailers, has announced a product distribution and marketing agreement with Fairview Fittings & Mfg. Fairview Fittings is a supplier of hose

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

McLeod Software Introduces HirePower

McLeod Software introduced HirePower, a new module designed to reduce hiring times, at its annual Users' Conference on Thursday

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

National Safety Council Urges 55 mph Limit for Trucks

The National Safety Council Thursday called on members of the Illinois House of Representatives to support Governor Rod Blagojevich's veto of SB 540, which will increase speed limits of large trucks on Illinois interstate highway

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Economist Predicts "Subdued" Fall Freight Season

October has traditionally been the peak of the fall freight season, but don't expect to see a big bump in freight this month, says ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello - or much economic improvement until the second half of 2008

Tags: Economy

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Corp. Wins EPA's Top Ozone Protection Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Carrier Corp. recently with its coveted Best-of-the-Best Stratospheric Ozone Protection award in recognition of the company's achievements in helping restor

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens 2 New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened new service centers in Erie, Pa. and Jonesboro, Ark. The 33-door facility in Erie is located on a five-acre site at 3025 W. 17th St, Erie, Pa. It will begin operations under th

October 3, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Audio Confab Targets Health Care Costs

The Truckload Carriers Association's Truckload Academy is offering "A to Z: Controlling Health Care Costs," an audio conference that will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 1

Tags: Events

October 3, 2007 - Industry News

Lectronix Adds New Features to Driver Info System

Lectronix Inc., which provides integrated electronics technology, software and product design services for the automotive market, is now adding new capabilities to its T7000 driver information system that help

October 3, 2007 - Industry News

International Partners With Johnson for 'Cool' Refrigeration Trucks

International Truck and Engine Corp. and Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, are jointly launching a "cool" new product called RouteMax that will provide a new alternative to refrigerated transportation. Together they have develope

October 3, 2007 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Locations Across U.S. Get Facelift

TravelCenters of America has launched Operation Refresh, a $125 million dollar capital improvements project dedicated to enhancing the customer experience at locations across the country.

October 2, 2007 - Industry News

McLeod Software Introduces LoadMaster/Comdata Interface

McLeod Software, which provides dispatch and accounting fleet management software for the trucking industry, has introduced a new interface between its LoadMaster enterprise transportation management system

October 2, 2007 - Industry News

CrossBridge Solutions Signs 55 Customers in First Year

CrossBridge Solutions, which provides wireless data services to a variety of companies, said it has signed 55 new customers in its first year under GeoLogic's ownership. To date, CrossBridge serves 115 companie

October 2, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Milwaukee Facility

Penske Truck Leasing is celebrating the grand opening of a new facility in Milwaukee, Wis., located on 6719 South 13th St. The 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, employing 28 associates

October 2, 2007 - Industry News

Dart Transit Honors Its New Million Milers

Minnesota-based Dart Transit Co. recently awarded seven independent contractors with National Safety Council Million Mile Awards. The awards are given to professional drivers who drive one or more million miles without an accident

October 2, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Delivers First 2010 Field Test Trucks

Photo shows a diesel exhaust fluid tank mounted on the driver’s side of one of the Volvo VN test trucks.

This month, Volvo Trucks North America begins field-testing its trucks equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems to meet 2010 emissions regulations. The first five SCR-equipped Volvo VN daycabs

October 2, 2007 - Industry News

Midnight Trucking Radio Network Joins XM Radio

XM is now the satellite radio home to the Midnight Trucking Radio Network, hosted by Eric Harley and Gary McNamara. The popular program features news and entertainment for truckers, and can be heard fro

Tags: Events

October 2, 2007 - Industry News

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Opens Pilot Truck Care Center

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems LLC is opening a new Pilot Truck Care Center in Temple, Ga. The new center is located at Exit 19, Interstate 20, 635 Carrollton St., in Temple. It will provide trucking fleets with new tires, retreads

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

Court Grants 90-day Stay in HOS Ruling

The American Trucking Associations said Monday it is pleased that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted in part its motion for a stay of the mandate to eliminate the 11-hour daily driving limit

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

The Work Truck Show Offers Hybrid, Alternative Fuel Initiatives

New emissions regulations, environmental concerns and the rising cost of fuel are making hybrid vehicles increasingly attractive to a growing number of businesses. The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Associatio

Tags: Events

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Reach Tentative Accord on Contract

The Teamsters union and UPS have reached a tentative agreement for a new five-year national contract for parcel workers that raises wages and will significantly increase the company's contribution

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Offers Appreciation Bonus to Drivers

Barr-Nunn, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, announced it is offering more money for its drivers and owner-operators through the company's appreciation bonus program

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

XATA Releases XATANET 4.0 for Optimizing Fleet Operations

XATA Corp. will release version 4.0 of its web-based XATANET fleet operations optimization tools this weekend. Fleets implementing XATANET 4.0 will benefit from streamlined system management, instant notification of critical events

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

Stu MacKay Leads HDAW Program with HD Aftermarket Forum

Stu MacKay, president of MacKay and Co., will kick off a series of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) educational offerings led by speakers addressing important issues for the independent heavy-duty aftermarket.

Tags: Events

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

Mav IC to Grow Fleet by Nearly 30%

Mav IC, the independent contractor division of Maverick Transportation, says it plans to grow its fleet by nearly 30 percent through its lease purchase program. The maroon equipment is considered by man

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

Melton Makes Iteris Lane Departure System Standard on Its Trucks

Melton Truck Lines, an air-ride flatbed carrier with significant international cross-border transactions, will make Iteris' Lane Departure Warning (LDW) standard equipment on about 1,000 new trucks over the next three years

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