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October 4, 2006 - Industry News

Bid Rumor Buoys Shares of Truckmaker MAN AG

Shares of MAN AG rose on speculation that Volkswagen AG and Scania AB would organize a counter bid for the German truckmaker, which last month offered to buy Scania

October 3, 2006 - Industry News

TMC Bestows Its Highest Award on Five Council Leaders

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations awarded its highest honor – the Silver Spark Plug Award – to five trucking industry professionals during the Council's 2006 Fall Meeting last month in Austin, Texas

October 3, 2006 - Industry News

Dart Transit Names Contractors of the Month

Minnesota-based Dart Transit Co. has named Post Witt of the Dallas Operating Center and Walt Bray of the Eagan Operating Center as Contractors of the Month for June, recognized for their on-time performance, dependability and safety record

October 3, 2006 - Industry News

Sitton Motor Lines Treats its Drivers To a Concert

Sitton Motor Lines honored drivers recently with a free Driver Appreciation Concert held at their Joplin, Mo., headquarters. Comedian Tracy Russel, a performer with Branson’s Ozark Jamboree,

October 3, 2006 - Industry News

GeoLogic Solutions Unveils New In-Cab Display

GeoLogic Solutions has introduced its new Color Display Unit (CDU). The Windows-based touch screen display features a high-resolution graphical interface and incorporates several new

October 3, 2006 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Competition A Highlight at This Month's Truck Show Latino

Truck Show Latino, which runs the weekend of Oct. 21-22 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., will be host to a Stars & Stripes truck competition, pitting beautifully decked-out big rigs against each other in several categories

Tags: Events

October 3, 2006 - Industry News

Tech Guide Offered for Updated Meritor Tire Inflation Systems by PSI

ArvinMeritor and Pressure Systems International have updated their technical guide covering the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI to include information about ThermALERT.

October 3, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Accepting Nominees for Fleet Safety Awards

The deadline for applications for the TCA 2006 National Fleet Safety Awards is Nov. 6, 2006, open to all TCA members

October 2, 2006 - Industry News

Penske Picks Chevron’s Delo Brand for 200,000 Trucks

Chevron Products Co. has announced that Penske Truck Leasing has been selected as its sole North American lubricant supplier. Penske Truck Leasing will entrust the lubrication needs of more than 200,000 Class 6-8 trucks

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 2, 2006 - Industry News

Progressive Insurance Pinpoints When Most Truck Crashes Occur

Progressive Commercial Auto, part of The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, recently reviewed claims data from crashes involving commercial vehicles it insures. The study looked at

October 2, 2006 - Industry News

WTI Transport Offers IdleAire to Its Drivers

WTI Transport is now paying for IdleAire services for its company drivers. WTI company drivers can look forward to having perks like movies, TV, heating and air conditioning right in their cab without idling.

October 2, 2006 - Industry News

Industry Lauds Senate Confirmation of Peters as DOT Chief

Industry leaders joined President Bush in praising the Senate for its unanimous vote last Friday, confirming Mary Peters as the 15th secretary of the Department of Transportation

September 29, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn has Limited Openings for Company Teams – With Home Time

Barr-Nunn Transportation has announced limited positions for company teams throughout the Midwest and in the Northeast that allows teams weekly home time

September 29, 2006 - Industry News

Jevic Transportation Heats Up Frozen Supply Chains

The Jevic Heat Fleet has revolutionized the movement of freezables in cold weather. The Heat Fleet eliminates one of the big barriers to product distribution – freezing temperatures

September 29, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth of Buffalo Relocates Full-Service Facility

Kenworth of Buffalo has relocated its full-service facility to a newly expanded facility off Highway 5 and Interstate 190 in Lackawanna. The new location is minutes from downtown Buffal

September 29, 2006 - Industry News

TRIB to Participate in 2006 Truck Show Latino Oct. 21-22

Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB), and Adnai Mendez of the TRIB staff, will be attending Truck Show Latino, Oct. 21-22, in Pomona, Calif

Tags: Events

September 29, 2006 - Industry News

Jevic Transportation Opens New Facility in Detroit

Jevic Transportation Inc. announced the opening of a new, operational facility to serve customers in the Detroit metropolitan area, expanding its already strong presence in the Midwestern United States.

September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Dodge Debuts Beefy 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo-Diesel Engine on Class 3 Pickups

Dodge unveiled its 2007 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck in Los Angeles and Dallas on Thursday, opening a new round in the war among America’s diesel-powered Class 3 trucks

September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Axonn Receives Patent for Proprietary Transmitter Unit

Axonn LLC, the exclusive provider of asset monitoring hardware utilizing the Globalstar Simplex Data Network, has been awarded a patent number for its AXTracker line of products.

September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Grote “Thrill of the Grill” Promotion Heats Up

Grote is promoting three of its hottest new lighting lines with the “Thrill of the Grill” sales contest. When participating in this heavy duty promotion, Grote distributors can choose two of three product grouping

September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Registration Under Way for The Work Truck Show 2007

Online registration for The Work Truck Show 2007, held in conjunction with the 43rd Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, is now under way.

Tags: Events

September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Hino Certified for ’07 Compliant Engines

Hino Trucks has received Certification of Conformity from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all of its 2007 model year engines, adhering to stringent EPA standards of emission

September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Contract Freighters Upgrades with GeoLogic Solutions

GeoLogic Solutions, a provider of multi-mode communications and tracking systems, has announced that Joplin, Mo. -based Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI) will upgrade its MobileMax mobile communications and fleet management system

September 27, 2006 - Industry News

Truck Show Latino Teams With Construction Expo Oct. 21-22 in Pomona

The second annual Truck Show Latino will be a combo plate of sorts this year, with the addition of the Construction Truck & Equipment Expo. The combined event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-1

Tags: Events

September 27, 2006 - Industry News

Siemens VDO Introduces New Control Center for Trucks, Fleets

By the end of the decade, Siemens VDO says it will have ready for production a Vehicle Control Center that offers trendsetting new services such as truck-specific navigation, innovative vehicle diagnostics and intelligent fleet management solutions

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