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August 21, 2006 - Industry News

F.T. Silfies Wins Big Award at Carlisle All Truck Nationals

Shown are several of the spruced-up F.T. Silfies trucks.

F.T. Silfies Inc., a regional mid-Atlantic dry bulk carrier, entered 10 tractor-trailer combinations in the 16th Annual Carlisle All Truck Nationals in Carlisle, Pa., held Aug. 4-6, 2006. The fleet was honored with the Bill Miller’s Choice Award –

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Adds Florida Parts Distribution Center To Its Network

Mack Trucks Inc. has significantly expanded its customer and dealer support with the addition of a new parts distribution center in Jacksonville, Florida. The new facility joins existing PDCs in Reno, Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, Memphis and Toronto

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Opens New Parts Distribution Center in Jacksonville

Volvo Trucks North America has opened a new parts distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla. The new center allows overnight ground shipment of Volvo parts to customers throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and parts of Alabama

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Hosts Management Seminar Oct. 10-12

The Used Truck Association is now taking reservations for its Used Truck Management Seminar Oct. 10-12 at the Clarion Airport Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Topics for discussion include:

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

TruckMovers.com Equips Drivers with GPS

Kansas City-based TruckMovers.com Inc. said it is equipping all of its drivers with Sprint PCS mobile phones that include Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Through GPS, customers are now abl

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Announces Bull Dog Award Winner

CTL Distribution Inc. announced that Illinois native Roy Witthoft is the winner of the August 2006 Bull Dog Award. The Bull Dog Award, which is presented to acknowledge an employee’s

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Closing Reconfigured Daycab Plant

Freightliner LLC has announced that it is closing its Reconfigured Day Cab manufacturing operation in Tooele, Utah. Shutdown of manufacturing operations will occur on a phased basis through October and early November.

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

Autero Backing Alert System Easy to Install

Fleet owners have claimed their No. 1 obstacle to installing safety technology on their vehicles is the high cost. Autero has eliminated that excuse with cutting-edge wireless technology that is simple to install.

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

Yokohama Announces Price Hikes for All Tires

Due to the soaring cost of raw materials, Yokohama will increase prices on all products starting Oct. 1, 2006. The continued record escalation of raw material costs, petroleum-related material costs and energy costs have made cost increases a necessity

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

New Kenworth T660 Features Enhanced Fuel Economy

The new aerodynamic and highly efficient Kenworth T660 model is attracting considerable customer interest as Kenworth begins accepting orders for customer delivery with 2007 EPA-compliant engines

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

PacLease Announces New Locations to Serve Texas

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) continues to steadily expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of three Texas locations in Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Pharr. The new branch locations

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth Truck Models Ready for 2007 Engines

Kenworth Truck Co. has its truck models ready to incorporate new engines compliant with the EPA’s 2007 emissions standards, company officials said at a press conference last week at the Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Willis APU Plant Moves to Sparks, Nev.

Anticipating sales growth into the triple digits, Auxiliary Power Dynamics, manufacturers of the Willis APU, recently completed its move to a new facility in Sparks, Nev., which is five times bigger than Willis’ previous location.

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Maptuit’s FleetNav Service Vendor Locator Assists Drivers

Maptuit Corp., which provides truck routing and directions, location-based services and vehicle tracking and traffic services, has introduced its new FleetNav Service Vendor Locator application.

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Northwood U Offers Aftermarket Management Degree

Northwood University has announced it will deliver a fully accredited undergraduate Aftermarket Management degree program online. The completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Business Administratio

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Ryder Partners With LoJack for Fleets

Ryder System Inc. announced it is partnering with LoJack Corp. to market LoJack Systems to commercial truck fleets in an effort to combat truck theft. Ryder Safety Services will be the exclusive

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Ol' Blue Seeks Participants for Online HOS Survey

If you have ever attended one of the major truck shows, you might have seen the Ol’ Blue, USA display. For more than two decades, Ol’ Blue (a classic 1951 KW) and its crew, along with the hel

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Introduces MV Preferred Fleet Program

To assist dealers and their customers in managing parts and service purchases, Mack Trucks Inc. has introduced a powerful new system called MV Preferred.

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth Expands Production Plant in Chillicothe, Ohio

Kenworth is expanding its state-of-the-art production plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, by nearly 30 percent according to company officials. The major project will add 105,000 square feet to the Kenworth-Chillicothe plant

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider National Cuts 170 Jobs; Realigns Workforce

Following recent acquisitions that have increased its global workforce by more than 1,100 associates, Schneider National Inc., announced that it is undergoing a company-wide staff alignment effor

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Load-Grip Ensures Motor Carriers are in Full Compliance with Safety Law

NRI Industries, an Ontario, Canada-based manufacturer of recycled rubber products, has introduced its Load-Grip friction mat, a cargo-securing solution for motor carriers

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Class 4-7 Sales Up 60% at Rush Truck Centers

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest network of heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas, announced Rush Truck Centers

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

Logistics Firms Choose TMW Systems for Trucking Software

TMW Systems Inc., among the largest providers of enterprise management software for the trucking industry, has recently added several logistics firms – including six third-party logistics provider

August 16, 2006 - Industry News

Prophesy Launches EasyStreet Software

Prophesy Transportation Solutions Inc., which provides software solutions for the trucking industry, was founded 20 years ago as a supplier of commercial mileage & routing software.

August 16, 2006 - Industry News

TCA 2006 Drivers Contest Applications Available

TCA is now accepting applications for its prestigious Company Equipment Driver of the Year and Independent Contractor of the Year contests for 2006.

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