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November 1, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Offers Drivers Free Health In-house Health Services

Schneider National has signed a multi-year agreement with Atlas Ergonomics to provide drivers a range of needed health services at in-house Operating Centers (company-owned truckstops) across North America — at no cos

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

Maptuit, PeopleNet Partner for Navigation Program

Maptuit Corp. has partnered with PeopleNet to provide Maptuit NaviGo truck-specific navigation content via its new enhanced driver displays. The content will also be integrated into PeopleNet’s PACOS Geofencing platform

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

Billings Utility Trailer Dealership Expands

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of reefers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers in North America, said its independent dealer, Big Sky Utility Trailer Sales in Billings, Mont.

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

GE Invests $10 Million in Trailer Maintenance System

GE has announced a $10-million investment to help trucking firms analyze and better control their maintenance cost on leased and customer-owned trailers. The news came during the American Trucking Associations annual Management Exhibition & Conference

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Honors Trucking Companies for Environmental Excellence

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized trucking companies for environmental excellence during an award ceremony this week at the American Trucking Associations annual conference in Grapevine, Texas.

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Most Profitable Third Quarter in Company History

Cummins Inc. continued its strong performance in the third quarter, reporting an 18 percent increase in net earnings on a 14 percent increase in sales, compared to the same period in 2005

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

International Educates Nearly 1,100 Dealers About New ProStar

Preparing for the March 2007 shipment of its new International ProStar Class 8 highway tractor, International Truck and Engine Corp. recently held its ProStar Training Camp, educating nearly 1,100 International dealer sales professionals

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

Timken Provides Steel Solution for Bosch

The Timken Co. has collaborated with the Robert Bosch Co. to produce a steel that is easier to machine. Timken engineers developed a hot-rolled temper process to produce steel that Bosch could more readily machin

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

National Van Lines Bringing Capitol Christmas Tree to D.C.

National Van Lines will soon begin moving the 2006 Capitol Holiday Tree eastward, strapped on a Fontaine expandable trailer. By the time it reaches Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27th, the tree will have traveled more than 4,300 miles

Tags: Events

October 30, 2006 - Industry News

Universal Trailer Subsidiary Merges with Featherlite

Universal Trailer Holdings Corp. (UTC) has announced that one of its subsidiaries has completed its merger with Featherlite Inc. and Featherlite has become a wholly owned subsidiary of UTC

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

HDAW One-on-One Business Meetings Deadline is Nov. 17

The deadline for distributors to register for the One-on-One Business Meetings program at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) Conference is fast approaching. HDAW 2007 will be held Jan. 22-25 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nev

Tags: Events

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

Dart Transit Names Contractors of the Month

Minnesota-based Dart Transit Co. has announces its July 2006 Contractors of the Month: Juan Garcia of the Dallas Operating Center and Jeff Dahlgren of the Eagan Operating Center.

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

Express-1 Pays Drivers for College Courses Taken on the Road

Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc., Buchanan, Mich., said it is now offering tuition reimbursement and scholarships for courses in an accredited college program that truckers can take in the comfort of their cabs

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

SmartWay Launches Grow & Go Renewable Fuel Program

Promoting the environmental benefits of renewable fuels is the focus of the new SmartWay Grow & Go program, launched last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Cutting Hagerstown Powertrain Workforce by 600 Workers

Because of an expected industry-wide decline in demand for heavy-duty trucks equipped with new technology necessary to meet the stringent U.S. emissions standards going into effect on Jan. 1, 2007

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Equipping Entire Fleet with ALK’s CoPilot Truck

ALK Technologies said U.S. Xpress Inc. will deploy ALK’s CoPilot Truck GPS navigation system across its entire fleet of more than 5,000 power units, becoming the largest major motor carrier to provide its drivers with spoken, truck-specific, turn-by-turn directions.

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

Old Dominion 3rd Quarter Earnings Increase 26%

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced revenue for the third quarter increased 22.7 percent to $337,569,000 from $275,076,000 for the third quarter of 2005.

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

Scania and DAF Offer Iteris Systems as Options on Heavy Trucks

Iteris Inc. an Anaheim, Calif.-based developer of vision-based technology that enhances driver safety, has announced that Scania and DAF, two of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks for heavy transport applications

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

P.A.M. Reports Operating Revenues Up 8.1% for Q3

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc., Tontitown, Ark., reported net income of $3,268,194 or diluted and basic earnings per share of $.32 for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2006, and $13,692,941 or diluted and basic earning

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

Donaldson Co. Earns CARB Verification

Donaldson Co. Inc., a top manufacturer of filter systems and replacement parts, said the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board (ARB) has verified the company's diesel particulate matter low-temperature filter (LTF) muffler

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

TMC Diesel Truck Technician Scholarship Winner Named

Matthew Lingro of Mantua, Ohio, is the second recipient of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC)/WyoTech Diesel Truck Technician Scholarship.

October 25, 2006 - Industry News

Truck Show Latino Draws Large Crowds to Pomona Fairplex

Show-goers look on as Jaime Avila accepts keys to a brand new Ford F150 at Truck Show Latino last weekend.

Truck Show Latino, the first truck show specifically targeting the Latino truck driver, opened to large crowds this past Saturday, drawing nearly 5,000 visitors – many of whom returned to the Fairplex exhibit halls on Sunday.

Tags: Events

October 25, 2006 - Industry News

International To Build Big-Bore Engines In Alabama

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, left,  and Navistar and plant officials applaud the unveiling of the new MaxxForce big-bore engine to be built in Huntsville.

International Truck and Engine announced Wednesday that it is building a new engine assembly facility at its Huntsville, Ala., engine plant to assemble its new MaxxForce family of big-bore commercial truck diesel engines

October 25, 2006 - Industry News

Rand McNally Releases API for IntelliRoute

Rand McNally has released an application programming interface (API) that allows carriers to integrate their transportation management systems with Rand McNally's IntelliRoute Fuel, IntelliRoute Lane Rates and

October 25, 2006 - Industry News

Great Dane Names New Chicago-area Dealer

Great Dane Trailers has announced the addition of Transportation Repairs & Services Inc. (TRS) as an authorized parts and service dealer in the Chicago metro area. The latest addition to Great Dane's network

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