November 14, 2006 - Industry News
Truck operators could improve their fuel economy by as much as 8 percent by facilitating smooth air flow around their tractor-trailer units during highway travel, according to a new study by Mack Trucks Inc.
Cummins Emission Solutions (CES) has announced that its North American exhaust aftertreatment manufacturing facility has begun producing the diesel particulate filters that will play a key role in enabling engine manufacturer
November 13, 2006 - Industry News
Cummins Inc. is remanufacturing ISX engines on a new state-of-the-art production line at the San Luis Potosi, Mexico, plant, according to Allen Pierce, general manager of Parts and Service Manufacturing
The New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va., which assembles vehicles for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc., plans to reduce employment by about 1,000 positions during the first quarter of 2007
November 9, 2006 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified that Volvo Trucks North America’s new engines for 2007 will meet new lower emissions requirements taking effect the first of January. This means Volvo’s new engines
Mack Trucks Inc. announced Thursday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified its MP engine series to the 2007 emissions standards that go into effect Jan. 1.
November 8, 2006 - Industry News
McLeod Software has unveiled Version 8 of its LoadMaster and PowerBroker enterprise software products. LoadMaster is McLeod Software’s flagship management solution for private and for-hire fleets, while PowerBroker is the company’s
DENSO Corp. and Robert Bosch have agreed to set up a fifty-fifty joint venture in eastern Europe to develop and manufacture diesel particulate filters. The joint venture is planned for establishment in early 2007
Peterbilt Motors Co. will display a hybrid-electric medium duty truck – outfitted with a fully integrated bucket lift body – at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Meeting in San Diego this month
In an effort to increase fuel efficiency through promoting nitrogen tire inflation, Parker Hannifin Corp. has joined the Get Nitrogen Institute.
November 7, 2006 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems' trailer products business announced that Utility Trailer has added the Bendix ASA-5 automatic slack adjuster as standard equipment on all new trailer models. Production began in August
November 6, 2006 - Industry News
Teletrac Inc. of Garden Grove, Calif., has introduced the FleetDirector Turn-By-Turn (TBT) vehicle routing and navigation system. The TBT software module provides speed-calibrated, real-time,
International Truck and Engine Corp., a Navistar Co., has announced its lineup of MaxxForce International Diesel Power engines for 2008 model year trucks, and provided specifications and technical details
Alcoa Wheel Products is now the standard supplier of forged aluminum truck wheels for Volvo Trucks North America
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Decker Truck Line announce the commencement of the “Million Mile Haul,” designed to complete a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive fuel impact study that examines the effects of soy biodiese
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hopes to reduce the number of truck collisions at railroad crossings by distributing new safety tip cards to every truck driver. The cards are designed to help reduce the more than 700 truc
Benchmark Performance Group, which develops and supplies specialty chemicals for the oil and gas pressure pumping services industry, has launched its new transportation services company, Benchmark Distribution Services, L.P. (BDS).
November 3, 2006 - Industry News
The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 6-9 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla
Haldex, which manufactures air brake and suspension control systems, said it will save more than 3,900 tons in carbon dioxide emissions in 2006 through its remanufacturing process. This decrease is the result of energy saved by remanufacturin
FedEx Corp. will increase the net average shipping rate for FedEx Express by 3.5 percent, which is composed of a 5.5 percent average increase in standard list rates, offset by a 2.0 percentage point reduction in its fuel surcharge.
Decker Truck Line has announced that Daniel Welsh has been selected as the October 2006 Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the Flatbed division. Welsh lives in Pittsburgh, Pa., and has been with Decker since March 1, 2002.
Aurora Trailer Holdings, parent company for Aurora Trailer Parts & Accessories, Aurora Trailer Leasing & Rental and Aurora Trailers Sales, has moved into its new St. Louis headquarters,
Broker Office Training has announced the creation of a new company by members of its April 06 graduating class. Called Logistics Bank.com, it will be the nation’s first property brokering cooperative, manned by trained agents
November 2, 2006 - Industry News
SkyBitz has introduced Smart Sensor Tracking, a new type of trailer tracking that provides fleet managers with essential trailer and load arrival and departure information.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute, has unveiled its list of the Top 10 critical issues facing U.S. truckers
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