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October 9, 2006 - Industry News

NationaLease, AmeriQuest Announce Merger Plans

NationaLease Purchasing Corp. (NPC) and AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp. have signed an agreement to combine both organizations. Under the agreement, AmeriQuest will be the provider of purchasing an

October 9, 2006 - Industry News

Manufacturing Growth Slows in September

Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in September to a 16-month low, according to the Institute for Supply Management survey of manufacturers

Tags: Economy

October 9, 2006 - Industry News

Caterpillar Truck Engine Earns its 6th J. D. Power Award

For an unprecedented sixth time, a heavy-duty truck engine from Caterpillar Inc. has received a prestigious award for customer satisfaction in the 2006 Heavy Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study

October 6, 2006 - Industry News

North Texas Truckers Get Grant to Save Fuel, Reduce Emissions

Truckers in North Texas will keep more money in their pockets thanks to a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership program awarded a $300,000 grant

October 6, 2006 - Industry News

Averitt Honors Drivers for 20 Years of Service

Tennessee-based Averitt Express, one of the nation’s leading providers of freight transportation and supply chain management, recently honored the following drivers for 20 years of service

October 6, 2006 - Industry News

ZF Meritor Files Antitrust Suit Against Eaton

ZF Meritor and Meritor Transmission Corp. have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Eaton Corp. seeking an injunction prohibiting Eaton from engaging in anticompetitive conduct and asking treble monetary damages

October 6, 2006 - Industry News

ZF Meritor Files Antitrust Suit Against Eaton

ZF Meritor and Meritor Transmission Corp. have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Eaton Corp. seeking an injunction prohibiting Eaton from engaging in anticompetitive conduct and asking treble monetary damages

October 6, 2006 - Industry News

Qualcomm Debuts New OmniVision Mobile Computing Platform

Qualcomm has introduced its new OmniVision mobile computing platform designed to help transportation companies better manage fleet logistics and enhance driver safety and productivity.

October 5, 2006 - Industry News

All Freight Boosts O-O Pay To $1 Per Mile Plus Fuel Surcharge

All Freight Systems Inc., a truckload carrier based in Kansas, is raising owner-operator pay to $1 per mile on Oct. 20. This pay raise, which represents a full 9 cent-per-mile increase over the

October 5, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Announces October Bull Dog Award Winner

Florida-based CTL Distribution Inc. has announced that Charles Henry of Florida is the winner of the October 2006 Bull Dog Award. Henry is a professional tank truck driver who has been wit

October 4, 2006 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Offering Online Registration

Online registration is now open for the second annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week to be held at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Jan. 22-25, 2007.

Tags: Events

October 4, 2006 - Industry News

AMSOIL Introduces Synthetic 5W-40 Premium Diesel Oil for CJ-4

AMSOIL Inc. of Superior, Wis., has introduced its new Synthetic 5W-40 Premium Diesel Oil. This is a premium diesel oil for model year 2007 and newer heavy-duty and pickup truck diesel engines requiring API CJ-4 emission quality oil standards.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 4, 2006 - Industry News

Win a Ford Pickup at Truck Show Latino

Somebody in the crowd is going to drive off with a new Ford F150 pickup truck at the second annual Truck Show Latino and Construction and Equipment Expo later this month in Pomona, Calif

Tags: Events

October 4, 2006 - Industry News

Chevron, National Renewable Energy Lab Focus on Biofuels

Chevron Corp. and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), headquartered in Golden, Colo., have announced a strategic research alliance to advance the development of renewable transportation fuels

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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.

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