December 6, 2006 - Industry News
The Holland Group and Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik GmbH (SAF) Wednesday announced plans to merge the two companies. SAF is a supplier of integrated axle and suspension systems for trailers, with headquarters in Germany.
The Holland Group and Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik GmbH (SAF) today announced plans to merge the two companies. SAF is a supplier of integrated axle and suspension systems for trailers, with headquarters in Germany.
Dana Corp. has produced its one-millionth E-series steer axle. The Spicer E-1202I steer axle was produced at its Humboldt, Tenn., manufacturing facility
Twenty-one of the biggest mixed fleets in North America are working together to help speed the development of a cost-effective, light-duty work truck that reduces exhaust emissions while improving fuel economy compared to current vehicles
Spray Control Systems Inc., makers of Minimizer poly truck fenders and accessories, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Blooming Prairie, Minn. by 15,000 square feet
GT Development and Norgren’s Global Truck Group have combined forces in a new business unit called Global Vehicle Technologies (GVT), to develop products for a broad range of heavy-duty truck cab/chassis and powertrain applications
December 5, 2006 - Industry News
Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. plans to build a new 89,000-square-foot corporate office and research and development technical center in New Albany, Ohio.
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a leading manufacturer of reefers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers in North America, has announced the grand opening of a new dealership in Mexico,
J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. recently launched its new online Owner-Operator Resource Center. The center brings together in a single, convenient location compliance tools and information to help trucking owner-operator
Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. and Bandag Inc. announced today that they have entered into a merger agreement where Bridgestone Americas will acquire the outstanding shares of each class of stock of Bandag for $50.75 per share in cash.
Freightliner LLC on Tuesday announced plans for production rate adjustments at its truck manufacturing plant in St. Thomas, Ontario that will see a reduction of 800 employees.
The 6th annual Recruitment & Retention Conference, presented by Truckload Carriers Association and ACS MultiMedia, will be held Jan. 29-31, 2007, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn
Freightliner Trucks is the first heavy-duty truck manufacturer to offer rack and pinion steering, a component that until now has been used only in automobiles and light trucks
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), a leading trade association of third-party logistics (3PL) companies, has announced three new members of its board of directors. Jeffrey R. Brashares, vice chairman of commercial sale
December 4, 2006 - Industry News
Caterpillar Inc. has received certification from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its C13 and C15 engines equipped with ACERT Technology for 2007. This technology positions Caterpillar to meet future EPA emissions regulation
Truck-Lite Co. Inc. has purchased Flexible Lamps Ltd. of Harlow, England. Flexible Lamps is a major manufacturer of incandescent and LED lighting for the commercial vehicle market. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed
Nonresidential construction spending has been flat for the past two months but still has many areas of strength, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America.
Despite continuing softness in automobile and housing-related sales, consumer spending in most areas of the country increased in October and early November, and the outlook for holiday sales was “cautiously optimistic,”
December 1, 2006 - Industry News
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. has acquired certain assets of Triune Freight Private Ltd. and Triune Logistics Private Ltd., a third-party logistics provider based in India. Triune has 160 employees in 19 offices throughout India,
Transportation Costing Group (TCGTM), specialists in Profitability Management Tools and activity-based cost analysis for the transportation industry, has announced that Ontario-based SLH Transpor
Ingersoll Rand is teaming with other corporate leaders to educate automobile owners on why nitrogen gas, when used to inflate tires, will save them hundreds of dollars each year, improve driver safety and enhance the environment
The Missouri Motor Carrier’s Association recently selected William “Bill” Girdler of Pomona, Mo., as Missouri Driver of the Month for August 2006. Representatives from the Missouri State Highway Patrol
Robert “Pete” Joy, president of Haldex Friction Brake, will receive the prestigious Triangle Award from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its heavy-duty market association,
Manufacturing activity in November declined to its lowest level in 42 months, registering below 50 percent on the Purchasing Managers Index for the first time since April 2003, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Inde
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