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March 6, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Study: Flexibility Needed Within Driver Work and Rest Rules

Commercial truck drivers need greater flexibility within federal driver work and rest rules to allow drivers to select sleep times and duration based on individual need, according to a study released Tuesday

March 5, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Selects New Driver Advisory Council

Barr-Nunn Transportation, Granger, Iowa, has announced the names of its newest Driver Advisory Council members. Since January 2005, the fleet and managers have nominated a group of drivers to serve a four-mont

March 5, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Picks Bridgestone R287 as its Standard Steer Tire

Volvo Trucks North America recently selected the Bridgestone R287 as the standard position steer tire for the Volvo VN and Volvo VT series of highway trucks. Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire is Volvo'

March 5, 2007 - Industry News

International Delivers First ProStar Aerodynamic Tractor

Berni Cassetori, vice president of U.S. Foodservice, displays key to first production ProStar.

International Truck and Engine Corp. presented keys for the first production ProStar to U.S. Foodservice late last week. Berni Cassetori, vice president of U.S. Foodservice, was presented a key to the Class 8 tracto

March 2, 2007 - Industry News

Great Dane Ships a Record 60,000 Trailers in '06

For the fourth consecutive year, Great Dane topped all trailer manufacturers with the most trailer shipments in the industry with more than 60,000 trailers shipped from the company's nine factories.

March 2, 2007 - Industry News

International Truck Named Supplier of the Year by Sysco

International Truck and Engine Corp., a Navistar company, was recently named Transportation-Capital Equipment Supplier of the Year by Sysco Corp., among North America's largest foodservice marketers and distributors.

March 2, 2007 - Industry News

Cadec Enhances Its Mobius TTS Software

Cadec Global LLC, a developer of mobile-technology systems, has announced the release of its Mobius TTS version 3.5. This new version of software offers transportation companies additional features to improve routing,

March 2, 2007 - Industry News

Bosch Catalog Covers All of its Fuel Pumps

Bosch has published a comprehensive catalog to support the enhanced Bosch premium fuel pump program for domestic and import cars, light trucks and minivans.

March 2, 2007 - Industry News

ISM Reports Slow but Steady Manufacturing Growth

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). "February proved to be a good month

Tags: Economy

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Produces First Canadian X One Tire

Michelin announced today that it has produced the first X One wide single tire at the company's Waterville, Nova Scotia plant. The company announced the $82 million expansion of the Waterville plant

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Peterbilt of Joplin's Larson Named Dealer of the Year

Glenn Larson (right) was recently named the 2006 Peterbilt Dealer of the Year. Larson was presented with the award by Bill Jackson (left).

Glenn Larson, dealer principal of Peterbilt of Joplin, has been named the 2006 Peterbilt Dealer of the Year. Larson, celebrating his 20th anniversary as a Peterbilt dealer this year, opened his first dealership in 1987 with his father, Claire.

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

SmartDrive Systems Hires Fleet Safety Expert

SmartDrive Systems Inc. has hired Pete Van Beek, founder of Training Alternatives Group (TAG), to bolster SmartDrive's fleet vehicle safety improvement service. Van Beek will be SmartDrive's director of safety

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Celadon Again Among "Best Places to Work in Indiana"

For a second year in a row, Celadon Trucking Services has been selected among the "Best Places to Work in Indiana" by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Higher Roads Opens New Center for Truck Drivers

Higher Roads, The Center for Business Advancement, has opened its doors for business. Working with independent trucking professionals, the Lawrence, Kan.-based firm helps clients establish a roadma

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Names Top Drivers for February

Decker Truck Line Inc. has named Michael Washington as the February 2007 Driver of the Month for the Flatbed division. Washington has been with Decker Truck Line for about a year and a half and is base

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Truckin' Bozo's Southeast Truck Show Sept. 27-29 in Louisiana

Country Western legend Gene Watson

XM Radio's Dale Sommers, also known as "The Truckin' Bozo", from Open Road Channel 171, announces the first-ever "Truckin' Bozo's Southeast TruckShow," Sept. 27-29 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport.

Tags: Events

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

Knight Opens Two New Service Centers

Knight Transportation Inc. announced the official opening of two new service centers

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

TMC Taking Applications for Diesel Truck Technician Scholarship

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations is taking applications for a diesel truck technician scholarship to WyoTech, a technical college located in Laramie, Wyo. and Blairsville, Pa

March 1, 2007 - Industry News

PSI Adds New Markings Hoses for Easy Identification

Pressure Systems International has added clearly identifiable markings to the flexible valve stem connection hoses of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI. The new look incorporates a yellow stripe

February 28, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Chairman Says U.S. Economy On Track

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that U.S. economic growth is in line with expectations and there's still a reasonable possibility that we'll see a rebound later this year.

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2007 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Reman to Acquire DMR Electronics

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corp. said it has reached an agreement to acquire DMR Electronics of Hibbing, Minn. Details of the purchase were not disclosed. DMR Electronics has been an international leader in the design

February 28, 2007 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Warrior Xpress for $8.3 Million

Celadon Group Inc. said one of its subsidiaries has purchased the truckload business of Warrior Services Inc. for approximately $8.3 million. According to the seller's unaudited financial statements, the Charles City, Va.-base

February 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Drops in January

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3.6 percent in January after surging a revised 6.2 percent in December.

Tags: Economy

February 26, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Financial Services Hosts Workshop

Volvo Financial Services North America held its annual Finance and Insurance Workshop in Las Vegas last month with the theme, "Grow and Prosper Together."

February 26, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Suspends Ford SuperDuty Diesel Delivery

Navistar International Corp. has stopped shipping diesel engines to Ford Motor Co.'s Kentucky Truck Plant, a move that will most likely disrupt production of the F-Series SuperDuty trucks

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