August 28, 2006 - Industry News
Western Star Trucks has redesigned its cab front wall to feature updated system diagnostic capabilities and streamlines air and electrical routing with improved accessibility and serviceability
Freightliner LLC President and CEO Chris Patterson recently introduced a proof-of-concept prototype utility truck and discussed the company's plans to bring medium-duty hybrid vehicles to the market
Navistar International Corp., the nation's largest combined commercial truck and mid-range diesel engine producer, has reached an agreement with Caterpillar Inc. on a new ongoing business relationshi
Freightliner LLC announced that it is continuing with its rigorous preparations for the three EPA '07-compliant engines it will launch early next year – the heavy-duty Detroit Diesel Series 60 and MBE 4000 and the medium-duty MBE 900.
North Carolina’s largest privately owned trucking company will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Oct. 8, 2006. Epes Transport System Inc. started out delivering tobacco and manufactured goods
In an attempt to maintain Guinness Book of World Record status, law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces to hold the World’s Largest Truck Convoy on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Petro Stopping Centers has opened a new Petro franchise location in Napoleon, Ohio at U.S. Highways 6 & 24 at the Industrial Drive Exit. The new location is the fifth Petro in the state of Ohio,
Barr-Nunn Transportation offers a new program for northeast regional owner-operators that guarantees them $425 a day ($2,125 a week), $1.19 guaranteed fuel protection, 100 percent fuel surcharge, payment of excess fuel taxes and guaranteed home time.
August 24, 2006 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index increased for the third time in the last four months, rising 0.7 percent in July. The latest increase followed a 0.4 percent contraction in June.
A new report on 2005 highway crashes issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a small decline in the number of fatalities from large truck crashe
The American Trucking Associations has released two model agreements that can be used to help structure contractual relationships between motor carriers and brokers. The model contracts – a short and a long version – were develope
August 22, 2006 - Industry News
Richard Roberts, a commercial vehicle inspector from the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada, took top honors at the North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) held in New Orleans Aug. 14-20.
International Truck and Engine Corp., a Navistar company, said Tuesday it will supply Ford Motor Co. with a new 6.4-liter Ford Power Stroke Diesel engine for the 2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty
Terion has announced the launch of FleetView 3C — a product extension designed specifically for managing domestic intermodal containers.
August 21, 2006 - Industry News
Stuart James, vice president of sales, has announced the addition of Aurora Parts as a master parts dealer for Hyundai Translead, as well as the complete restructuring of Hyundai Translead’s Aftermarket Department.
The Ontario Trucking Association is the first Canadian-based organization to become an affiliate member of the Smartway partnership program. The SmartWay Transport Partnership program is an innovative voluntary collaboratio
Beginning Aug. 27 and running through Sept. 2, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be inspecting heavy-duty vehicles throughout the country for bad brakes during its Brake Safety Week
The Automotive Public Relations Council (APRC) has created the APRC Communicator of the Year award to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of these industry professionals
J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. has introduced “Alcohol & Drug Testing: Driver Awareness Training,” a program designed to help companies comply with DOT’s alcohol and drug testing and training requirements
F.T. Silfies Inc., a regional mid-Atlantic dry bulk carrier, entered 10 tractor-trailer combinations in the 16th Annual Carlisle All Truck Nationals in Carlisle, Pa., held Aug. 4-6, 2006. The fleet was honored with the Bill Miller’s Choice Award –
Mack Trucks Inc. has significantly expanded its customer and dealer support with the addition of a new parts distribution center in Jacksonville, Florida. The new facility joins existing PDCs in Reno, Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, Memphis and Toronto
Volvo Trucks North America has opened a new parts distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla. The new center allows overnight ground shipment of Volvo parts to customers throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and parts of Alabama
The Used Truck Association is now taking reservations for its Used Truck Management Seminar Oct. 10-12 at the Clarion Airport Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.
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Kansas City-based TruckMovers.com Inc. said it is equipping all of its drivers with Sprint PCS mobile phones that include Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Through GPS, customers are now abl
August 18, 2006 - Industry News
CTL Distribution Inc. announced that Illinois native Roy Witthoft is the winner of the August 2006 Bull Dog Award. The Bull Dog Award, which is presented to acknowledge an employee’s
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