November 17, 2006 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC said components from its comprehensive line of trailer air brake systems have been added to a major food service distributor’s fleet of refrigerated trailers
Starting in January, Barr-Nunn Transportation will add to its Owner-Operator Pay Program with a $600 Appreciation Bonus. This bonus will be paid out every 60,000 safe miles that an owner-operator drives.
CTL Transportation LLC has announced that Jan Fetter of Florida is the winner of the November 2006 Bull Dog Award. Fetter is a CTL driver payroll veteran who just recently achieved her 15th anniversary with CTL
Artemus Collins, a Central Hauling company driver from Amite, La., recently won an FLD Freightliner truck for recruiting the highest number of new drivers to either Central Hauling Company or its sister company, CalArk International.
Penske Truck Leasing is celebrating the grand opening of a new facility in Bridgeport, N.J., located on 508 Heron Drive. The 15,500-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, employing 20 associates,
Advanced safety technologies stemming from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ABS-6 antilock braking system platform have received attention from outside of the trucking industry
Peterbilt ranks highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty trucks, while Chevrolet ranks highest in medium-duty truck dealer service satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates
November 16, 2006 - Industry News
Roehl Transport recently won the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) top award for excellence in claims/ loss prevention. The Marshfield, Wis.-based trucking company received the award,
Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has entered into an agreement with International Truck and Engine Corp. to supply its new hydraulic power brake system as standard equipment on select models of the truck maker's medium-duty models.
ALK Technologies Inc., a worldwide developer of GPS navigation, mileage, mapping and route guidance software, has introduced version 10 of CoPilot Live for laptops and ultra mobile PCs (UMPCs).
The National Pronto Association has awarded DENSO Sales California (DSCA) the Original Equipment Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented during the National Pronto Group's fall membership meeting.
QualComm Inc. has acquired Chicago-based nPhase LLC, a provider of machine-to-machine solutions that allow enterprises to manage and monitor widely dispersed, fixed machine assets.
Dennis Kline, vice president of worldwide truck sales and marketing for ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Systems, Troy, Mich., has been elected 2007 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA)
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, has acquired Fouts Bros. UD-GMC Inc.
Want to follow the 2006 Capitol Christmas Tree online as it makes its 4,300 mile trek from Seattle, Washington to Washington, D.C.? Starting today, visitors can go to www.trackthetree.com
November 15, 2006 - Industry News
International Truck and Engine Corp. has developed systems and devices that reduce the aerodynamic drag of Class 8 tractor-trailer applications, substantially increasing fuel efficiency and potentially saving millions
Schneider National Inc., has been ranked 17th on G.I. Jobs’ annual list of Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers. The company received the distinction for its successful recruiting efforts and benefits programs for reservists
Freightliner LLC, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently completed a comprehensive two-year study on the impact of aerodynamics on fuel efficiency. Utilizing its custom-built wind tunnel
Eaton Corp. has been awarded several United States patents for the company’s Hybrid Electric Power System. The system will be commercially available through several major OEMs in 2007.
Small trucking companies can save money and reduce pollution with a new loan initiative that will help pay for fuel-saving technologies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with the Small Business Administration
IdleAire Technologies Corp., provider of Advanced Truck Stop Electrification (ATE) services for the long-haul trucking industry, reported third quarter 2006 revenues of $4.7 million, a 133 percent increase over $2.0 million revenues in third quarter 2005.
Trucking will increase its share of the nation’s freight pool and continue to dominate domestic freight movement into the next decade, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2017.
November 14, 2006 - Industry News
Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line Inc. has announced it will participate in the “Two Million Mile Haul,” a B20 Field Documentation Program.
Schneider National Inc. introduced a new Intermodal solution – Mexico Express – in June to deliver greater capacity and faster service between the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and Mexico.
Distributors may now register online for the One-on-One Business Meetings program at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) Conference. HDAW 2007 will be held Monday, Jan. 22,
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