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February 13, 2007 - Industry News

Speedco Opens Shop in Austinburg, Ohio

Speedco has opened its 48th store, this one in Austinburg, Ohio. The new store is located off I-90, Exit 223 at 2689 Sidley Court. The store - the fifth Speedco in Ohio -is equipped with thre

February 13, 2007 - Industry News

Sterling Offers New Midrange Conventional Truck

Sterling Truck Corp. plans to introduce a new conventional Class 4-5 truck called the Sterling Bullet at the NTEA Work Truck Show 2007 on March 6.

February 13, 2007 - Industry News

Dart Transit Announces Contractors of the Month

Minnesota-based Dart Transit Co. has named its November and December 2006 Contractors of the Month. Larry Hamilton at the Dallas Operating Center and Monika Jacobsen at the Eagan Operating Center are the November Contractors of the Month.

February 13, 2007 - Industry News

Oil Purification Systems Wins Environmental Technology Award

Oil Purification Systems (www.ops-1.com, developer of the OPS-1 on-board oil refining system, announced is has won a 2007 Excellence in Innovation Award for Excellence in Environmental Technology Development

February 12, 2007 - Industry News

Pikes Peak Champ Mike Ryan Attending World Ag Expo

Hollywood stunt driver and Pikes Peak champion Mike Ryan is attending this week’s 40th Annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., with his one-of-a-kind hand-built Freightliner Century Class S/T race truck

Tags: Events

February 12, 2007 - Industry News

Eaton Takes VORAD To Higher Level Of Safety Technology

Eaton Corp. has introduced its next generation VORAD safety system, which Eaton says will provide the trucking industry with several options to meet the individual safety demands of fleets and owner-operators.

February 12, 2007 - Industry News

BorgWarner Introduces Turbochargers for CAT 3406E Applications

North Carolina-based BorgWarner Turbo and Emissions Systems, North American Aftermarket has introduced an S410G turbo for Cat 3406E 600HP applications.

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

Baker College Invests in New Diesel Service Technology Program

Baker College of Owosso, Mich., has announced a $2.5 million facility and equipment investment for the start of a new certificate program in Diesel Service Technology for heavy-duty trucks and buses this fall.

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Promoting Employer Notification Systems

The American Trucking Associations has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to amend its safety regulations to promote greater motor carrier use of “employer notification systems.”

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

Stemco, SkyBitz Team Up on Trailer Tracking

Stemco and SkyBitz have teamed up to offer mileage readings in conjunction with real-time trailer tracking for commercial fleets and trailer-leasing companies.

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

Shell Rotella T Meets New Cat Lube Standards

Shell Lubricants has announced that Shell Rotella T with Triple Protection technology heavy-duty motor oil meets new Caterpillar specifications, ECF-1-a, ECF-2 for pre-2007 on- and off-highway diesel engines.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

Transport America Honors Drivers of the Month

Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America announces its December 2006 Drivers of the Month. These drivers are recognized for their outstanding service to Transport America and its customers during the month of December.

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

TA Reopens Binghamton, N.Y., location

TravelCenters of America has reopened its Binghamton, N.Y., location after the facility closed last June due to flood damage. Employees worked tirelessly to get the location’s fuel pumps back in

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Products Now Standard on Trailmobile Trailers

ArvinMeritor Inc. has formed a long-term supplier partnership with Trailmobile Corp., Lake Forest, Ill. Effective this month, Meritor trailer axles, brakes and air suspensions become the standard offering on all Trailmobile trailers.

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

Remy International Closes Sale of 2 Businesses to Caterpillar

Remy International Inc. announced the closing of the sale of its light- and medium-truck diesel engine and component remanufacturing business conducted by Franklin Power Products Inc. and International Fuel Systems Inc. to Caterpilla

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

New Coalition Opposes Privatization of Toll Roads

The American Trucking Associations, in conjunction with the American Automobile Association, the American Highway Users Alliance, the National Association of Truck Stop Operators, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

Tags: Highways

February 8, 2007 - Industry News

Werner Promotes Greg Werner to Chief Executive Officer

Nebraska-based Werner Enterprises Inc., one of the nation's largest truckload transportation and logistics companies, has announced the promotion of Gregory L. Werner to chief executive officer.

February 8, 2007 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Fleet Help in Speed Differential Study

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is working with industry partners to analyze the potential safety impacts of speed differentials that may exist between cars and trucks on the road.

February 8, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver Achieves 2 Million Safe Miles

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has announced that driver Steve Freitag has achieved 2 million accident-free miles. Freitag joins a list of only 12 Con-way drivers to achieve this career milestone

February 7, 2007 - Industry News

Mack Announces Winners of 2007 Driving Skills Safety Challenge

Contestants in this year’s Driving Skills Safety Challenge drove Mack Granite model mixers.

Mack Trucks Inc. has announced the winners of its Driving Skills Safety Challenge held Jan. 23 – 25 in Las Vegas. This year’s event featured both individual and team competitions (two operators per team)

Tags: Events

February 7, 2007 - Industry News

International Showcases Innovation Truck at TMC

International Truck’s showcasing “Innovation 2,” an interactive truck that demonstrates the latest technology in the trucking industry, at this year’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Says NYSE Moves to Delist Company from Exchange

Navistar International Corp. said late Tuesday that the New York Stock Exchange has informed the company that it plans to proceed with its previously announced delisting of the company from the exchang

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

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