March 30, 2006 - Industry News
Cost-effective driver recruiting continues to be the most elusive process in the trucking industry. Many carriers have found the Internet to be a powerful low-cost recruiting tool.
Knight Transportation Inc. has announced the official opening of its 22nd dry van operations center in Minneapolis.
Mack Trucks Inc. is sponsoring a Driving Skills Safety Challenge during this year’s Waste Expo show. The event will be held in the Silver Lot #2 outside the Las Vegas Convention Center
March 29, 2006 - Industry News
Cadec Global LLC, the New Hampshire-based provider of Mobile Information Systems for the transportation industry, has been awarded a patent for its Split-screen Global Positioning (GPS) and Electronic Tachograph (ETOG) feature
Dart Transit Co., Eagan, Minn., has named Walt Newcomb of the Minnesota Operating Center and Woodrow Walker of its Dallas Operating Center, as Dart’s 2005 Contractors of the Year
Members of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) are invited to attend a first-class event for senior executives and manufacturing managers in the automotive and trucking industry
The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has announced the election of four new members to the NTEA board of trustees. The new trustees were installed to three-year terms at the 42nd Annual NTEA Conventio
Roadranger Field Marketing has issued a new specification for lubricants used in Fuller transmissions and Dana Spicer axles that calls for significant performance improvements in order to qualify for extended warrant
ABF Freight System Inc. has selected its 2006-2007 Road Team, consisting of the top driving professionals from across ABF's North American network.
The ABF Road Team members are
This Friday is the deadline for Barr-Nunn Transportation drivers and owner-operators to refer other drivers to the fleet and still have an opportunity to win a VIP Race Package
New fuel economy standards for light trucks will save 10.7 billions of gallons of fuel and include, for the first time ever, the largest sport utility vehicles, Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced Wednesday
Dart Transit Co. has announced mileage pay increases for a third consecutive year.
The pay hikes, which take effect on April 1 and Oct. 1, 2006, are worth between $2,400 and $3,600 – or more per year,
March 28, 2006 - Industry News
Hankook Tire Co. has reached an agreement to provide Original Equipment (OE) products to International Truck and Engine Corp. for use on the International 4000 and CF Series vehicles.
Wabash National Corp. has selected ArvinMeritor as its standard equipment supplier for hubs and brake drums.
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.5 percent in February, marking its first monthly decline since August 2005.
March 27, 2006 - Industry News
International Truck and Engine Corp. has recognized Tom Thayer of International Truck Sales of Richmond, Richmond, Va., as its 2005 Dealer of the Year
ArvinMeritor and Pressure Systems International Inc. (PSI) of San Antonio, Texas, have agreed to a new long-term collaborative arrangement to continue marketing and distributing automatic tire inflation systems
The Work Truck Show 2006 and 42nd Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention drew a crowd of more than 7,000 industry professionals involved in buying, selling or using work trucks and equipment.
The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has created a special membership category for owner-operators. The category is open to individuals who own or operate up to five power unit
Oil Purification Systems (OPS), manufacturer of the OPS-1 Oil Refiner system, has announced that Stevens Transport has outfit nearly half the company's fleet of 1,600 trucks with the OPS-1 on-board oil refiner system.
Transcore has announced it has formed a partnership with PaperWise, a document management service, to create TransCore Imaging, a product line designed for small to mid-size brokers and carriers to integrate document imaging
The American Trucking Associations in cooperation with the Truckload Carriers Association has unveiled an initiative designed to provide financial assistance to men and women who wish to attend truck driver training schools
Meritor WABCO, a joint venture of ArvinMeritor and the WABCO Vehicle Control Systems of American Standard Cos., has announced the availability of its new PLC Display for tractor-trailer communications.
P.A.M Transport Inc. has been recognized by Pressure Systems International as 2005 Fleet of the Year. P.A.M. was chosen by PSI because of the extensive work they do in calculating tire cost
After logging more than three million test miles, Freightliner LLC has begun delivering demo trucks with ’07 engines to fleet customers nationwide.
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