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February 6, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth’s Customer Appreciation Concert Features Big & Rich at MATS

Big & Rich will headline Kenworth Truck Co.’s 19th annual Customer Appreciation Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, March 23, at the 2007 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Cowboy Troy also will appear with Big & Rich

Tags: Events

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation Names Its Driver of the Year

Maverick Transportation has recognized Lee Hammond of Norwalk, Ohio, as its 2006 Driver of the Year. An 11-year veteran with Maverick, Hammond was named Driver of the Year after a companywide vote

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

Koch's Iaun Named Minnesota's Driver of the Month

Betty and Charles Iaun

Charles Iaun, who began driving trucks on a farm at the age of 15, has been named the Minnesota Trucking Association’s Driver of the Month for August

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

Tank Trailer Manufacturing Analysis Available

A comprehensive report on the manufacture of tank trailers in North America is now available from SpecialtyVehicles.net (SVN), a market research consulting and business publications firm located in Modesto, Calif

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Expected to Fall Some This Year

Diesel prices will average $2.60 this year, down from $2.71 last year but still well above the $2.41 average for 2005, according to the latest short-term energy outlook by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

SmartDrive Announces Safety Services Accord with UK Distributor

SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driver risk management systems and services, says it has deployed its in-vehicle, video-based driver safety service to a UK-based client of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

First Guard Insurance Honors Freeport Transport

First Guard Insurance Co. has honored Freeport Transport with its “Fleet of the Year Award” for 2006. This is the first time Freeport Transport has won this prestigious award.

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

Port Truck Driver Poll Shows Trips and Earnings on the Rise

PierPASS Inc. this week released the finding of its third opinion survey conducted with truck drivers servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Uptime Guarantee for '07

Cummins Inc. announced Tuesday that its heavy-duty ISX and ISM on-highway truck engines for 2007 will be covered by its exclusive Uptime Guarantee, an industry first when it was introduced in 2002

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

Bentz Acquires 135,000-square-foot Facility

Bentz Transport Products Inc. has acquired a new facility for its operations. The 135,000-square-foot facility, a former tier 1 automotive facility, is located on 18 acres in the Ossian Industrial Par

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

Hoekstra Transportation Honors Its Driver of the Year

Hoekstra Transportation, St. Anne, Ill., has honored Ron Leoni as its Driver of the Year for 2006. Leoni joined Hoekstra in 2005 with a background in the transportation business

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

DOT Budget Seeks $67 Billion for Road Construction, Congestion, Safety Programs

The Bush Administration is requesting $67 billion for 2008 to finance key transportation construction, congestion relief and safety programs, and to provide the framework for reforming the aviation system

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

Mystik Heavy Duty Engine Oil Exceeds Emission Standards

New Mystik JT-8 Emissions Management Technology (EMT) engine oil is specifically formulated to exceed the American Petroleum Institute’s CJ-4 requirement for today’s high-performance diesel engines.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Enhances Its PerformX Vehicle Management System

PeopleNet has announced two major enhancements to PerformX, its vehicle management system. Fault codes, the first enhancement, will enable PerformX to alert fleet maintenance managers of vehicle malfunctions and future maintenance issue

February 2, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks North America Sets Truck Sales Record in 2006

Volvo Trucks North America sold a record number of trucks in 2006, and increased its market share for the fourth consecutive year

February 2, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Selling its Emissions Technologies Business

ArvinMeritor Inc. announced Friday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Emissions Technologies business group to One Equity Partners (OEP), an equity investment firm based in New York.

February 2, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor to Sell Emissions Technologies Group

ArvinMeritor Inc. announced Friday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Emissions Technologies business group to One Equity Partners (OEP), an equity investment firm based in New York.

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

14 Projects Make the Cut for Future Corridors

Big plans to reduce traffic tie-ups on several of the nation’s busiest highways are one step closer to becoming a reality as a short list of interstate corridors under the Corridors of the Future program

Tags: Highways

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Vibrating Earpiece Seen as Driver Fatigue Buster

Amsterdam-based Safety-Ear Europe says it has developed an affordable fatigue detection device that might prevent many serious accidents every year.

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Saia Announces Acquisition of Madison Freight Systems

Saia Inc., a leading multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, has acquired Madison Freight Systems Inc., a less-than-truckload carrier.

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

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