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July 19, 2007 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports 8.7% Dip in 2Q Revenues

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships throughout North America, said gross revenues totaled $519.4 million in the second quarter, an 8.7 percent decrease from gross revenues of $569.2 million

July 19, 2007 - Industry News

Landstar Reports Record Second Quarter Earnings

Landstar System Inc. reported net income for the 13-week period ended June 30, 2007, of $29.7 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared to net income of $29.5 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the 2006 second quarter.

July 19, 2007 - Industry News

Small Revenue Increase Seen at Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises Inc. said revenues increased slightly to $531.3 million in second quarter 2007 compared to $528.9 million in second quarter 2006. Earnings per share decreased 15 percent to $.30 per share in second quarter 2007 compared

July 18, 2007 - Industry News

Ownersite Simplifies Recordkeeping for Fleets

Whether administering 10 vehicles or 100, the challenge for any fleet manager is how to best keep track of each and every record relative to all the cars, trucks and SUVs in service for the organization.

July 18, 2007 - Industry News

WABCO Produces Its One Millionth Automatic Transmission

WABCO, which provides electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission control systems to the global commercial vehicle industry, recently produced its one-millionth transmission automation system at its production site in Hannover, Germany. The WABCO transmission automation system transforms a manual transmissio

July 17, 2007 - Industry News

Paccar Breaks Ground On Engine Plant

Paccar Chairman/CEO Mark Pigott, right, shakes hands with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour after lifting the first shovels of dirt at Paccar's new engine plant, which will produce 12.9-liter (shown) and 9.2-liter engines.

Paccar executives and state and local government officials put shovel to dirt Tuesday during a groundbreaking ceremony for Paccar's new $400 million engine facility and technology center near Columbus, Miss

July 17, 2007 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Urge Government Backing for APUs

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) urged state governments in the United States and provincial governments in Canada to revise their fuel tax systems to encourage trucker

July 17, 2007 - Industry News

Goodyear Supplies Dart Network Truck Tires, Retreads

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been awarded a supply arrangement by Dart Transit Co., the nation's 14th largest truckload dry-van carrier, and its network of companies, based in Eagan, Minn

July 17, 2007 - Industry News

New Penske Logistics Facility in Kentucky Supports Ford

Penske Logistics has opened its new logistics facility in Louisville, Ky., to handle parts for all of Ford Motor Co.'s North American manufacturing plants

July 17, 2007 - Industry News

Fuel Study IDs Top 5 Tips for Increase Fuel Efficiency

PHH FirstFleet has announced the results of an 18-month, telematics-based fuel study of U.S. truck fleets in the grocery, manufacturing, fuel, and retail markets. The multi-phased study goes beyond speeding and idling

July 17, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Dealer Opening Cloverdale, Va., Facility

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., which builds dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds and curtainsided trailers, announced that Utility Trailer Sales of Virginia is opening a new facility near Roanoke in Cloverdale, Va. this winter

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

AAIA Publishes Latest Product Info Exchange Standards

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has published version 6.0 of its Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) version 6.0. PIES, which includes commercial vehicle product information

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

Second-quarter Revenues Up 2% for J.B. Hunt

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced second-quarter 2007 net earnings of $63.9 million versus earnings of $55.3 million in the same period last year. Included in the latest results is a benefit of $10.3 million

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

Continental Tire Recognized By EPA's SmartWay

Continental Tire's HSL (premium long-haul steer tire), HDL Eco Plus (premium long-haul drive tire), and HTL (all-position trailer tire) have all been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for meeting the SmartWa

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul Offers National Unitized Spindle Nuts

Federal-Mogul Corp. now offers a complete line of Everlok/Axilok unitized spindle nuts for steer, drive and trailer axles. Available from the National heavy-duty wheel end brand from Federal-Mogul, the one-piec

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

Roadranger Reman Offerings Include Medium-Duty Transmissions

Eaton Corp. has made remanufactured, medium-duty, manual transmissions with Fuller components available for the first time at original equipment manufacturers (OEM) dealerships throughout North America

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Announces Charlie Daniels Band Promotion

ExxonMobil, in partnership with Petro Truck Stops, will offer owner-operators a chance to win a trip to New York City to meet and see a live performance by the Charlie Daniels Band

Tags: Events

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Draws 30,000 Truckers, Families

Once again, Iowa 80, known as the world's largest truckstop, has hosted the biggest trucking party of its kind to honor America's truck drivers, drawing more than 30,000 visitors to the 28th Annual Walcott Truckers Jambore

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

HDAW '08: Focus on Building Relationships Into the Future

"Face to Face: Building Relationships Into the Future," has been selected by the sponsors of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2008, as the conference theme. HDAW, scheduled Jan. 21-24 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, is the premier heavy-duty busines

Tags: Events

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

PA Proposes Tolls for I-80 and 25% Hike on PA Turnpike

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell has proposed to put tolls on Interstate 80, the principal East-West highway across north central Pennsylvania connecting New Jersey and Ohio

Tags: Highways

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Acquires CFI in $750 Million Transaction

Con-way Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), a privately held North American truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., in a transaction valued at $750 million

July 15, 2007 - Industry News

Hot Fuel Web Site Launched to Educate Consumers

Did you know you might not be getting your money's worth at the fuel pump? At warmer temperatures, diesel and gasoline expands, decreasing the amount of energy (Btu) per gallon purchased. The "Turn Down Hot Fuel"

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 13, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Announces Technical Challenge Event Winners

Penske Champions from left:  Robert Anthony, Chad Ray and Edward Glaessmann.

The 2007 Penske Truck Leasing National Technical Challenge featured a record-breaking 1,785 competitors from the U.S. and Canada, witnessed a repeat championship, and saw a young upstart winning it all

Tags: Events

July 12, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Hikes Owner-Operator Pay Again

Barr-Nunn Transportation has again increased its pay for owner-operators, offering them $1,100 for every 60,000 paid miles, starting with their third appreciation bonus.

July 12, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Partners With MAGTEC for Truck Security Integration

PeopleNet has announced a development partnership with MAGTEC Products Inc. to make their products compatible and interoperable. MAGTEC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of truck and equipment security systems

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