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February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Isuzu Introduces All-new N-Series for 2008

For the 2008 model year, Isuzu Truck is introducing a new N-Series that delivers more cab room, enhanced safety features and more power. The N-Series – the best-selling low cab forward truck in its segment –

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Leaves Rates Alone

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will leave interest rates where they are, at least for the time being. "Recent indicators have suggested somewhat firmer economic growth

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Safety Means More Paid Miles For Roehl Drivers

Roehl Transport Inc., the Wisconsin-based carrier has a safety record that puts more dollars in its drivers’ pockets every day

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

International ProStar Rolls Off Assembly Line

International Truck’s new aerodynamic Class 8 tractor, the flagship International ProStar, is rolling off the assembly line as scheduled at the company’s state-of-the-art Chatham, Ontario, plant. A gradual ramp-up is planned for this new-from-the-tires-up vehicle.

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Caterpillar Reman Acquires Remy Subsidiary Companies

Caterpillar Inc. and Remy International Inc. announced today that Caterpillar is acquiring certain assets of Franklin Power Products Inc. and International Fuel Systems Inc., subsidiaries of Remy International. The deal is expected to close soo

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

AAIA Publishes 5 Market Research Reports

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) recently published five market research reports, analyzing trends in the aftermarket industry. Topics range from collision repair and equipment purchasing trends to reports on brakes and filters

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Wins 2006 INFORMS Prize

Schneider National Inc. has been named the winner of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences’ (INFORMS) annual INFORMS Prize. The international scientific society recognized Schneide

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Bostrom Seats Available as Option on International Trucks

Accuride Corp. has announced that truck seats from its Bostrom Seating division are now available as options on International trucks sold in North America. Available options for International are Bostrom

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Fittipaldi Enhances Asset Visibility at Averitt Express

Fittipaldi Logistics Inc., which develops software focusing on the freight transportation industry, will begin implementing its proprietary Emmologic software to provide visibility of internal assets for Averitt Express' Integrated Services Unit.

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Truck Names Drivers of the Month

Decker Truck Line Inc. has named Mike Juhl as the January 2007 Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the Flatbed division. Juhl has been at Decker Truck Line for four years and lves in Somers, Iowa with his family

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Economic Growth Outpaces Expectations

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006, outpacing predictions by most economists, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Truck Idling Regs Available for Drivers and Fleets

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) said the latest version of its Idling Regulations Compendium is now available online at www.atri-online.org

January 30, 2007 - Industry News

Prime Driver Named Missouri Driver of the Month

The Missouri Motor Carriers Association recently selected Harvey Williams as Missouri Driver of the Month for December 2006. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the State Highway Patrol,

January 30, 2007 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Selects PAR Logistics Management Systems

PAR Technology Corp. has announced that J.B. Hunt Transport Services has selected PAR’s Refrigerated Trailer Tracking system for its fleet of refrigerated trailers. J.B. Hunt will roll out

January 30, 2007 - Industry News

Midnight Trucking Radio Has All the Personalities at MATS

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network’s lobby booth will be the premier “personality sighting” location during the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 22-24, in Louisville Ky

Tags: Events

January 30, 2007 - Industry News

Iteris System Going on Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks Next Month

Anaheim, Calif.-based Iteris Inc. said it has received orders for initial production shipments of its Lane Departure Warning (LDW) technology as part of an agreement with a large Asian heavy truck manufacturer

January 30, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Hosts "The Highly Effective Fleet Manager” Seminar Feb. 21-22

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced that its new "The Highly Effective Fleet Manager” seminar will be held Feb. 21-22 in Dallas, Texas

Tags: Events

January 30, 2007 - Industry News

Landstar Honors 2006 Class of Million Mile Safe Drivers

Landstar System Inc., the Jacksonville, Fla.-based transportation and logistics company, has recognized 81 men and women for their outstanding safety records and professionalism behind the wheel

January 30, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Reports Increases in Revenue, Earnings

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. said revenue for the fourth quarter of 2006 increased 21.4 percent to $386.0 million compared with $318.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Net income for the fourth quarter was $6.4 million compare

January 29, 2007 - Industry News

Bandag Announces Early Termination of Merger Waiting Period

Bandag Inc. said it has received notice from the Federal Trade Commission that early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended has been granted effective immediately

January 29, 2007 - Industry News

J. B. Hunt Reports Revenues Up 6% for Year

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., announced fourth-quarter 2006 net earnings of $57.8 million versus 2005 fourth quarter earnings of $65.3 million.

January 29, 2007 - Industry News

Top 5 Aftermarket Product Unveiled at HDAW

Suppliers of the five best products introduced into the aftermarket in 2006 received awards from Heavy Duty Trucking magazine last week. The presentations were part of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week’s Industry Awards Program at the Mirage in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

January 29, 2007 - Industry News

Florida Considers Bill to Ban Retreads on Trucks in State

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) has responded to a bill introduced by Florida State Senator Victor D. Crist that would prohibit the use of retreaded tires on most commercial vehicles on Florida highways

January 26, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Offering Next Generation Wireless Communication

Granger, Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation has announced it is testing a new upgraded QualComm (satellite) unit called OmniVision, a real breakthrough in mobile computing.

January 26, 2007 - Industry News

AAIA OKs Medium-duty Vehicle Data at HDAW

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) said medium-duty vehicle data will be added to the Vehicle Configuration database (VCdb) and incorporated in the electronic catalog standard – ACES

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