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December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers Factory-Installed Rack and Pinion Steering on Class 8 Trucks

Freightliner Trucks is the first heavy-duty truck manufacturer to offer rack and pinion steering, a component that until now has been used only in automobiles and light trucks

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

TIA Elects New Board Members

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), a leading trade association of third-party logistics (3PL) companies, has announced three new members of its board of directors. Jeffrey R. Brashares, vice chairman of commercial sale

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Caterpillar’s C13, C15 Engines Certified by EPA

Caterpillar Inc. has received certification from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its C13 and C15 engines equipped with ACERT Technology for 2007. This technology positions Caterpillar to meet future EPA emissions regulation

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Buys European Lighting Manufacturer

Truck-Lite Co. Inc. has purchased Flexible Lamps Ltd. of Harlow, England. Flexible Lamps is a major manufacturer of incandescent and LED lighting for the commercial vehicle market. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Still Signs of Strength in Construction

Nonresidential construction spending has been flat for the past two months but still has many areas of strength, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America.

Tags: Economy

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Moderate Economic Growth, Slower Freight Demand, Says Fed Report

Despite continuing softness in automobile and housing-related sales, consumer spending in most areas of the country increased in October and early November, and the outlook for holiday sales was “cautiously optimistic,”

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Acquires India-Based Freight Forwarder

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. has acquired certain assets of Triune Freight Private Ltd. and Triune Logistics Private Ltd., a third-party logistics provider based in India. Triune has 160 employees in 19 offices throughout India,

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Canada’s SLH Transport Chooses TCG

Transportation Costing Group (TCGTM), specialists in Profitability Management Tools and activity-based cost analysis for the transportation industry, has announced that Ontario-based SLH Transpor

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Ingersoll-Rand Joins the Get Nitrogen Institute

Ingersoll Rand is teaming with other corporate leaders to educate automobile owners on why nitrogen gas, when used to inflate tires, will save them hundreds of dollars each year, improve driver safety and enhance the environment

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Trucker Named Missouri’s Driver of the Month

The Missouri Motor Carrier’s Association recently selected William “Bill” Girdler of Pomona, Mo., as Missouri Driver of the Month for August 2006. Representatives from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Haldex Brake Chief to Receive Triangle Award at HDAW Next Month

Robert “Pete” Joy, president of Haldex Friction Brake, will receive the prestigious Triangle Award from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its heavy-duty market association,

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slowing but Economy Still Growing

Manufacturing activity in November declined to its lowest level in 42 months, registering below 50 percent on the Purchasing Managers Index for the first time since April 2003, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Inde

Tags: Economy

November 30, 2006 - Industry News

Lite-Check Debuts New Software for Vehicle Tester

Lite-Check of Spokane, Wash., has released version 7.4 of the INSPECTOR software for the 910B automatic vehicle tester. Powering the Lite-Check Model 910B INSPECTOR tester, this newest software versio

November 30, 2006 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Electric Expands Facilities for Heavy-duty Starters, Alternators

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has increased its heavy-duty manufacturing capacity with a major expansion of its existing manufacturing facilities. This expansion will support continued growth of its North American heavy duty starter and alternato

November 29, 2006 - Industry News

Meritor WABCO Introduces Tractor/Trailer Communications Capability

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has introduced its new InfoLink option for the Enhanced Easy-Stop Basic trailer anti-lock braking system (ABS). The new option enables the driver to monitor and control trailer functions from the tractor

November 29, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Announces Drivers of the Month

Decker Truck Line Inc. has announced that Warren Erxlebren was selected as the November 2006 Driver/Owner-Operator of the month for the Flatbed division. Erxlebren, who lives in New Liberty, Iowa, started with Decker Truck Line in September of 2005.

November 29, 2006 - Industry News

Axonn Launches AXTracker MMT

Louisiana-based Axonn LLC, which provides patented asset tracking hardware for the Globalstar Simplex asset tracking service, has announced the commercial availability of the AXTracker MMT. The latest offering in Axonn’s line of asset tracking devices

November 29, 2006 - Industry News

Central Freight Lines Completes Going-Private Transaction

Central Freight Lines has announced the completion of its going-private transaction. The transaction, which was approved by Central's stockholders, was accomplished through the merger of Green Acquisition Co. into Central

November 28, 2006 - Industry News

October Durable Goods Orders Fall 8.3%

New orders for manufactured durable goods in October dropped 8.3% from September, the biggest decline in more than 6 years, according to data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tags: Economy

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.8% in October

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 1.8 percent in October after increasing 1.6 percent in September

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

DENSO Expands Manufacturing Facility in Hungary

DENSO Corp., parent company of Long Beach-based DENSO Sales California has announced that DENSO Manufacturing Hungary Ltd., DENSO’s subsidiary in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, will expand its diesel common rail system productio

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Haldex Offers Bill of Materials in New CD

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems recently announced the availability of its new Master Cross-Reference CD with part number cross reference for more than 128,000 OE, OES and competitive air brake and suspension control product part numbers

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Rejects Moyes Bid

Swift Transportation has rejected a buy-out proposal from former Chairman and CEO Jerry Moyes. Earlier this month Moyes offered $29 per share for the company’s outstanding common stock

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Sloan Enhances HDX Price File Library With Real-Time Solution

Sloan Transportation Products recently became the first parts manufacturer to establish a real-time parts information connection to the independent aftermarket through the HDX Services’ Price File Library (PFL) system.

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Thomson Delmar Learning Offers Automotive ASE Test Preparation Guide

Thomson Delmar Learning has announced the publication of the Automotive Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual, 3E. Filled with updated content, practice tests, and demonstrative graphics, this revised editio

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