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October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Trimac USA Joins American Trucking Associations

Trimac USA has joined the American Trucking Associations in a move to support ATA initiatives on current and pending legislative issues

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Quest Companies Sells computrucks.com

North Carolina-based Quest Companies Inc. has announced the sale of its online subsidiary, computrucks.com to Omaha-based Just4Dealers.com, an online heavy truck auction company

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Hosts Grand Opening of New Facility in Portland

Schneider National Inc. has unveiled its new state-of the-art Operating Center in Portland, Ore., funded with the help of a $610,000 financing package from the Portland Development Commission (PDC)

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

L&M II Intros MACBOX Event Data Recorder

Logistics & Management II Inc. (L&M II) is introducing a mobile accident camera/crash box called the MACBOX. The MACBOXTM is a rugged, compact, lightweight (5 pounds), Intel PC processor,

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

PeopleNet Programming Technology Earns a U.S. Patent

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to PeopleNet for its OTAP (Over-The-Air Programming) technology. OTAP enables PeopleNet to update software on truck-cab computers remotely wherever the vehicle might be.

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Cummins Builds 1.5-millionth Turbo Diesel for Dodge

Cummins Inc. said it has shipped its 1.5-millionth Cummins Turbo Diesel built at its MidRange Engine Plant, signifying both the growing popularity for diesels in the automotive market and the Cummins Turbo Diesel.

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Transport America Renovates Ohio Support Center

After nearly a year of planning and construction, renovations are now complete at Transport America’s support center in North Jackson, Ohio, improving the comfort and convenience of the 200-plus drivers domiciled at the facility.

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Hino ’07 Engine Surcharge: $3,950

Hino Trucks announced to its dealers that the 2007 EPA compliant engine surcharge will be $3,950. Nick Vermet, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support of Hino Trucks, said,

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Takes Steps to Thwart Counterfeiters

The recent Federal Registration Trademark obtained by Webb Wheel Products Inc., covering its brake drum part numbers has now been recorded with U.S. Customs Service for monitoring. This step will enable the compan

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Cummins, Foton to Produce Light-Duty Truck Engines in China

Cummins Inc. and Beijing-based Beiqi Foton Motor Co. have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture company, Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Co. Ltd. (BFCEC) to produce two types of Cummins light-duty

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Qualcomm, TMTsoftware Integrate Maintenance System

Qualcomm Inc. and TMTsoftware have announced the full integration of TMT’s Transman, a maintenance management solution, with Qualcomm’s GlobalTRACS equipment management system

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces Third Quarter Results

USA Truck Inc., Van Buren, Ark., announced base revenue of $96.7 million for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2006, an increase of 1.2 percent from $95.5 million for the same quarter of 2005.

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports 34% Hike in Gross Revenues

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

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Posts Record Revenue, Income

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation Inc. said total revenue increased 19.5 percent, to $174.7 million for the quarter from $146.2 million for the same quarter of 2005.

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Free Tickets Online for this Weekend's Truck Show Latino

A new Ford F150 will be given away at 3 p.m. Sunday at Truck Show Latino.

An entire weekend of exhibits, entertainment, a big rig competition and hourly drawings for prizes – including a new Ford F150 pickup truck – highlight this weekend’s Truck Show Latino, held in conjunction with the Construction Truck & Equipment Expo

Tags: Events

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Penske Opens $5-million Facility in Parsippany, N.J.

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in Parsippany, N.J., located on 600 Edwards Road. The 16,000-square-foot facility, employing 36 associates, offers commercial and consumer truck rental services

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

Penray Introduces Heavy-Duty Extended Life Coolant Extender

Penray has introduced heavy-duty Extended Life Coolant Extender to help ensure that extended life coolant maintains its engine protection properties against pitting, cavitation and corrosion

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Rail-crossing Safety Tip Cards

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.

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Wins Safety Award

Decker Truck Line Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa, was recently recognized by the Iowa Motor Truck Association during its “Best of the Best” awards luncheon

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

Marten Transport Reports 15th Consecutive Quarter of Increased Earnings

Marten Transport Ltd., Mondovi, Wis., said that for the third quarter of 2006, operating revenue increased 14.1 percent to $135.8 million from $119.1 million for the 2005 quarter.

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

Operating Revenues Up 8% for Heartland Express

Heartland Express Inc., Coralville, Iowa, said operating revenues for the quarter increased 8.0 percent to $147.1 million from $136.2 million in the third quarter of 2005.

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

CVSA Hosts Brake Safety Symposium Dec. 5-7

A commercial vehicle brake safety symposium sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be held Dec. 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis at State Capitol in Indianapolis, Ind

Tags: Events

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

TCI Purchases Danzey Oil and Tire Co.

Tire Centers LLC (TCI) has acquired Danzey Oil and Tire Co., located at 1101 Montgomery Highway in Dothan, Ala. TCI specializes in commercial truck tire sales and service solutions.

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

Sloan Produces 11 Millionth Gladhand

Sloan Transportation Products, a leading producer of gladhands for the heavy-duty marketplace, recently surpassed the 11 million mark in gladhands manufactured by the company.

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Searching for Qualified Technicians

With more than 162 locations across the U.S. and Canada, TravelCenters of America (TA) has begun a nationwide search for qualified technicians to employ in its rapidly growing truck services centers

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