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June 21, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Backs Expanding Education Benefits for Returning Vets

American Trucking Associations Chairman Ray Kuntz testified before the House Veteran's Affairs Subcommittee late last week on economic opportunity in support of expanded educational benefits for veterans

June 21, 2007 - Industry News

Shell Technology Tour Kicks Off for 2007

Shell Lubricants has announced the launch its second annual Shell Technology Tour. The 2007 tour will visit 10 cities across the U.S. and is designed to update fleet customers about the latest industry changes including:

Tags: Events

June 21, 2007 - Industry News

Dodge Prices Its 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Trucks

Dodge has announced pricing for the 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs, with a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 set at $34,050 and base price for the 2008

June 21, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor to Provide Components for Armored Vehicles

ArvinMeritor Inc. has been selected by International Military and Government LLC, a subsidiary of International Truck & Engine Corp., to supply 1,200 vehicle sets of front and rear drive axles with brakes, and transfer cases,

June 20, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Opens $9 Million Facility in Sacramento

Penske Truck Leasing is celebrated the grand opening of a new18,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Sacramento, Calif., located at 53 Morrison Ave. Currently employing 25 associates

June 20, 2007 - Industry News

TTI and EPA Launch Web Site to Reduce Idle Emissions

Researchers with the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) have finished the first phase of a three-year project for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designed to help reduce the estimated 500 tons of nitrogen oxide

June 20, 2007 - Industry News

Groups Assail President's Mexico Truck Pilot Program

Organizations representing highway and truck safety groups, labor and independent truck drivers joined members of Congress Wednesday, accusing the Bush administration of ignoring federal safety laws concerning a pilot progra

June 20, 2007 - Industry News

Large Fleets Suffer Higher Driver Turnover Rate in Q1

The driver turnover rate for large truckload and less-than-truckload carriers increased during the first quarter of 2007, marking their highest turnover rates since the end of 2005. ATA, which began collecting driver turnover statistics

June 19, 2007 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Opens Dallas Brokerage Service Center

Knight Transportation Inc. has opened a new brokerage service center in Dallas, Texas, that will be operated by Knight Brokerage LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight Transportation Inc.

June 19, 2007 - Industry News

Safeway Fuel Sites Accept Wright Express Card

Safeway Inc., a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, has announced that it will begin accepting the Wright Express card for fuel purchases at the pump.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 19, 2007 - Industry News

Diesel Association and Stanadyne Offer Scholarships

Stanadyne is sponsoring the Stanadyne Scholarship Award program to recognize young people working in or preparing to enter the diesel engine service industry. The award has been established to encourage young people to becom

June 19, 2007 - Industry News

TMC Transportation Ads Iteris System to its Fleet

Iteris Inc. has announced that TMC Transportation, one of the nation's largest privately held flatbed carriers, is making Iteris' Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System standard equipment on its fleet of tractors.

June 19, 2007 - Industry News

Transport America Recognizes Top Drivers for April

Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America recently announced its Drivers of the Month for April. Professional company drivers selected for the month were Fred Brinkman, with Transport America for seven months

June 19, 2007 - Industry News

Webb Wheel, Leland Brake Form Partnership

The aftermarket business units of Webb Wheel Products Inc. and Leland Brake & Wheel Parts have formed a strategic partnership to source and supply brake systems components to the heavy-duty aftermarket.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Ships Packages to Reservists in Iraq

Some 17 National Guard reservists serving in the nation's military had their day brightened recently with the arrival of "care packages" from their co-workers at Con-way Freight. The company's employees recently completed their sixth Con-way Cares drive

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Smith System Offers Driver's Log Series

Smith System, a professional driver training organization, has introduced The Driver's Log, a new educational series that ties the results of driver training to the real-world management issues of both truck and car fleets

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

SuperRigs Event Runs Thursday Through Saturday at Joplin Petro

The 25th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition gets under way this Thursday through Saturday, June 21- 23 in Joplin, Mo., at the Joplin Petro Stopping Center, I-44, exit 4. The SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest

Tags: Events

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Heartland Express Named Top Supplier for Sears Holdings

Heartland Express Inc. recently received top honors at the Sears Holdings' 2006 Partners in Progress awards, picking up the award for 2006 Supplier of the Year

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

PLM Trailer Leasing Equips Units with StarTrak

StarTrak Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Alanco Technologies, has entered into a long-term agreement with PLM Trailer Leasing (PLM) for the purchase of ReeferTrak monitoring and control systems, with initial product deliveries expected to exceed $1 million.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

DENSO in China to Produce Diesel Common Rail Systems

DENSO Corp. has established DENSO (Changzhou) Fuel Injection System Co. Ltd., to produce common rail systems for diesel vehicles in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China. The investment will total approximately 4 billion yen

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

TMC Driver Wins Wheel Master Award

TMC Transportation, a division of Annett Holdings Inc., among the largest privately held flatbed carriers in the nation, honored TMC driver Bill Copenhaver with the highest driver honor given by TMC, the Wheel Master Award for 2006.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Named Supplier of the Year

Schneider Logistics Inc., has been named 2006 Supplier of the Year by PolyOne Corp., a global supplier of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Earns Safety Award for a Third Year

Barr-Nunn Transportation has received a Silver Award by Great West Casualty Co. as part of the 2006 National Fleet Safety Awards Program. The Fleet Safety Award Program drew more than 525 entries from across the country.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Averitt Express Adds SkyBitz to 4,000 Trailers

Averitt Express, a provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, has chosen the patented Global Locating System (GLS) trailer tracking technology from SkyBitz.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Espar Certifies Fuel-operated Heaters to CARB Regs

Beginning next year, all fuel-operated heaters (bunk heaters and engine pre-heaters) are required to meet the California Air Resource Boards ULEV II (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle's) idling emissions reduction requirements. This regulation affects all Class

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