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December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Holland Group, SAF Announce Merger Plans

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.

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Holland Group, SAF Announce Merger Plans

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.

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Dana Produces Its One-Millionth Spicer E-Series Steer Axle

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

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

21 Fleets Pushing for Quick Development of Hybrid Work Trucks

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

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Rapid Growth Prompts Spray Control Systems to Expand Plant

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

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

GVT Formed to Provide Commercial Truck Products

GVT’s newly engineered solenoid valve is targeted at a mission-critical application — the fan clutch.

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

CVG Plans Corporate Headquarters, Tech Center in Ohio

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.

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Announces Grand Opening of Mexico Dealership

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,

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

J. J. Keller Launches New Owner-Operator Resource Center

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

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Bridgestone Americas Acquires Bandag

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.

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Idling 800 Workers in First Quarter of 2007

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.

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

TCA’s Recruitment and Retention Conference Jan. 29-31

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

Tags: Events

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Bridgestone Americas to Acquire Bandag for $1.05 Billion

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.

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers Factory-Installed Rack and Pinion Steering on Class 8 Trucks

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

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

TIA Elects New Board Members

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’s C13, C15 Engines Certified by EPA

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

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Buys European Lighting Manufacturer

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

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Still Signs of Strength in Construction

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.

Tags: Economy

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Moderate Economic Growth, Slower Freight Demand, Says Fed Report

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,”

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Acquires India-Based Freight Forwarder

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,

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Canada’s SLH Transport Chooses TCG

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

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Ingersoll-Rand Joins the Get Nitrogen Institute

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

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Trucker Named Missouri’s Driver of the Month

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

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Haldex Brake Chief to Receive Triangle Award at HDAW Next Month

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,

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slowing but Economy Still Growing

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

Tags: Economy

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