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March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Insurance, Finance Firm

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest full-service network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Carl's Jr. to Fuel All Vehicles With Vegetable Oil by 2010

With a firm commitment to reduce American dependence on foreign oil, Carl's Jr. will not have to look beyond its own stores for a solution. MJKL Enterprises, LLC, the largest franchise owner of Carl's Jr. location

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Bendix Opening Drum, Air Disc Brake Facility in Kentucky

Preparation work is currently under way to establish a state-of-the-art foundation drum and air disc brake manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., an official from Bendix Spicer Foundation

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Sprint, Qualcomm Launch Mobility Workflow Service

Qualcomm Inc. and Sprint have launched announced the launch of Qualcomm Mobility Services for Transportation platform on Sprint's GPS-capable mobile phones. Qualcomm Mobility Services provide

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Dealer Opening Facility in Pharr, Texas

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. said Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texas Inc. is preparing to open a new facility in Pharr, Texas (www.utilitytrailers.com). In business since 1970, Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texa

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics Schedules User Group Conference April 19-20

LTL system operators from throughout North America will learn best practices for the Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI) FACTS system, a comprehensive freight management solution, at the CLI User Group Conference

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

TMW Systems Adds OnRoute to its Offerings

TMW Systems, which provides enterprise management software for the trucking industry, has released its newest mobile communication product offering - OnRoute. Available April 2, OnRoute is the firs

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

International ProStar Tractor with 600HP Cummins Engine

International Truck and Engine Corp. said it will offer its new aerodynamic Class 8 tractor - the flagship International ProStar - with a 600-horsepower engine for those buyers

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

Chrome Shop Mafia, EPA Team Up on Environment

EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership and the Chrome Shop Mafia have teamed up to help truck drivers save on fuel costs and cut air pollution. The Mafia, a nationally recognized crew of truck designers

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Waco Truck Dealer

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Earns SmartWay Recognition

CFI, a privately held international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has earned the SmartWay Partner logo signifying a distinctive level of environmental performance as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Adds Qualcomm Trailer Tracking

XTRA Lease, a leading provider of over-the-road trailer equipment rental and leasing in North America, is expanding its service offering to include a customized version of Qualcomm's T2 Untethered TrailerTRACS

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Association Names New Officers

Jim O'Neal, president of O & S Transportation, Springfield, Mo., has been elected as 2007-2008 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Founded in 1981 as a transportation broker

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

Retread Manufacturers on Board With Bandag's Continuum Brand

Bandag Inc. has entered into supply agreements with five additional North American retread manufactures for its Continuum brand off-the-road retread materials.

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

New Volvo Tractors Offered in Hill Bros. Lease Purchase Program

For the first time, drivers at Hill Bros. Transportation, Omaha, Neb., can choose to lease a brand-new Volvo tractor. To increase tractor selection for drivers in their lease purchase program as well as company drivers

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

CTL, CCC Train Drivers Through Ridge Career Center

Florida trucking companies CTL Transportation and CCC Transportation, together with the Ridge Career Center in Winter Haven, Fla., have begun a partnership to train students interested in obtaining a Class A commercial driver's license.

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

Dana, Dongfeng to Produce Axles in China in New Accord

Dana Corp. announced Monday that its subsidiary, Dana Mauritius Ltd., and Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd. have amended the agreement to develop their 50/50 joint venture, Dongfeng Dana Axle Co. Ltd.

March 17, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Hosts On-Board Safety Webinar Tuesday

An hour-and-a-half webinar about Lane Departure Warning Systems will be held beginning at 11 a.m. EST (8 a.m. PST) Tuesday, when several motor carrier safety directors share their LDWS experiences

March 16, 2007 - Industry News

Dodge Wins Editors' Choice Award at Work Truck Show 2007

Dodge's family of commercial trucks motored off with the Editors' Choice Award for New Product Innovation at the 43rd annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) convention earlier this month

Tags: Events

March 16, 2007 - Industry News

LuK Offers New Clutch Line for Commercial Vehicles

LuK Automotive Systems, a manufacturer of diaphragm-spring clutch technology, recently introduced a line of medium- and heavy-duty clutches for Class 6, 7 and 8 vehicles. The all-ne

March 16, 2007 - Industry News

MATS 2007: Retaining the Title of Biggest Trucking Event of the Year

In its 36th year of operation, the Mid- America Trucking Show isn't pulling any punches. Even with the renovation of the East Wing, the show will have more than 1,000 industry leading companie

Tags: Events

March 16, 2007 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Eaton, Wal-Mart Partner on Hybrid Electric Aerodynamic Truck

Advanced hybrid technologies developed jointly by Peterbilt Motors Co. and Eaton Corp. have been integrated into an aerodynamically styled heavy-duty vehicle for fuel efficiency and greater environmental stewardship.

March 15, 2007 - Industry News

GE and Blackstone to Purchase PHH

General Electric Co. and the equity firm of Blackstone Group announced Thursday they will acquire PHH Corp., a mortgage and fleet management services company, for $1.8 billion

March 15, 2007 - Industry News

SkyBitz Reaches 120,000 Trailers With Addition of 7 New Fleets

SkyBitz, a leading provider of Global Locating System (GLS) trailer tracking technology for the trucking industry, has announced the addition of seven customers that are deploying its tracking solutions

March 15, 2007 - Industry News

TA Opens Livingston, California Location

TravelCenters of America (TA) has announced the opening of its Livingston, Calif., facility located on I-99 at Exit 203 Winton Parkway. Livingston marks the 10th location in California for the TA network.

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