January 4, 2006 - Industry News
IdleAire Technologies Corp. says it now has the funding to install its Advanced Truckstop Electrification (ATE) system at about 210 locations in up to 35 states, resulting in 13,200 new parking spaces
SiriCOMM Inc., an applications service provider and nationwide broadband wireless network operator serving the highway transportation industry, has been selected by TruckersB2B as the wireless Internet access vendor for its member fleets
January 3, 2006 - Industry News
A full day of speakers will address trends and challenges for the trucking industry in this year’s Heavy Duty Dialogue, Monday, Jan. 23, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
A dozen heavy duty aftermarket associations and marketing groups are participating in the inaugural Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), Jan. 23-27, 2006, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, making it the industry’
Maverick Transportation recently presented driver Kirl Tartt of Grenada, Miss., with a 15 year Safe Driving Award. Tartt has been with Maverick for 15 years and received numerous safety awards from the Arkansas based flatbed carrier
December 23, 2005 - Industry News
Metro Networks, the largest traffic gathering and reporting operation in America, has unveiled the list of The Top Ten Worst Traffic Incidents of 2005.
Compiled by Metro Networks traffic experts from across the country, the list covers top incident from 10 top U.S. markets
Ronnie Bertrand, a dedicated company driver with American Central Transport (ACT), recently won $2,000 worth of holiday cash.
As part of the company’s referral program, $100 was placed in a fund for each new hire,
December 22, 2005 - Industry News
Tailwind Management Systems Inc. has introduced an Electronic Manifesting Solution for its trucking company clients.
Freightliner LLC announced Thursday it is laying off 130 plant workers, citing the company’s plan to build fewer Western Star Trucks next year and more Freightliner commercial vehicles
Southwestern Motor Transport announced it has nearly completed the automation of its regional LTL operations. Southwestern’s president, Chris Withers, says implementation of the Cheetah Freight system has been completed at 14 of its 20 terminal
December 21, 2005 - Industry News
Numerous educational programs, one-on-one business meetings and an aftermarket-focused trade show are among the many options available to distributors who attend the first-ever Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week,
CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., recently raised $20,000 through an in-house raffle to purchase Christmas gifts for local children and senior citizens.
December 20, 2005 - Industry News
Henkel Corp. has launched an applications contest for its Loctite brand in the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarkets.
McLeod Software recently partnered with Maptuit Corp. to integrate Maptuit’s FleetNav Suite into McLeod’s LoadMaster v7 enterprise transportation management software.
Top heavy duty brake and transmissions experts will offer information on new products and market forecasts in two concurrent clinics offered by the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA)
The American Trucking Associations has hailed House passage of comprehensive pension-reform legislation designed to improve the solvency of single, multi-employer and so-called hybrid pension plans.
Detroit Diesel Corp. is making certain that it's in top shape to support its customers with the launch of G2 – or the Guild 2.0. service technician program. With the launch of the new program, service outlets are increasing
December 19, 2005 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is about to publish proposed revisions to its current air brake regulations, but those rules will most likely be less sweeping than some industry people expected
WIX Filters will continue its popular Box Top program in 2006, allowing professional technicians and other customers to turn in WIX box tops to earn gift certificates to their favorite retailers.
TravelCenters of America (TA) has added a new franchise facility in Napoleon, Ohio, to its growing network. The Fuel King Travel Center, now called “TA Napoleon,” is located on U.S. Routes 6 and 24
Sterling Truck Corp. announced plans Monday to unveil a new low cab-over-engine truck at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Atlanta, March 1-3, 2006.
With the introduction, Sterling says it will be the only truck OEM in the industry to offer a full line of Class 3-8 commercial vehicles
CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has announced its monthly driver award recipients for October 2005:
Company Driver of the Month is Franklin Harner
The Used Truck Association (UTA) is continuing with its educational and training programs designed specifically for those involved in the used truck industry. There are specific workshops for both managers and sales professionals
December 16, 2005 - Industry News
Eaton Corp., makers of the VORAD Collision Warning Systems, was recently awarded a $6.7 million contract by the United States Department of Transportation as part of a $31.6 million program to develop technologies to help drivers avoid crashes
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