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December 19, 2005 - Industry News

UTA Announces 2006 Training Schedule

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 Wins $6.7-million Truck Safety Contract

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

December 15, 2005 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Named an Enterprise All-Star

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark., has been named to Network World magazine’s list of 50 Enterprise All-Stars, which honors companies with stellar technology projects.

December 15, 2005 - Industry News

Carlisle Acquires Off-Highway Brake Business Of ArvinMeritor

Carlisle Motion Control Industries, a subsidiary of Carlisle Companies, has acquired the assets of ArvinMeritor Inc.’s off-highway business located in York, S.C. and Cwmbran, South Wales, U.K.

December 15, 2005 - Industry News

Wheaton World Wide Moving Names Agent of the Year

Wheaton World Wide Moving recently honored Bell Moving & Storage Inc. as its Agent of the Year for 2005. The carrier made the highly anticipated announcement at its Annual Partnership Conference,

December 15, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Hikes Diesel Fuel Cost Estimates

The American Trucking Associations has revised the trucking industry's 2004 fuel costs and projected an increase in the amount it will spend on fuel in 2005.

Tags: Economy

December 15, 2005 - Industry News

Truck-involved Fatal Crash Rate Falls to 30-year Low

The fatal crash rate for large trucks in 2004 fell to its lowest point in 30 years, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

December 15, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Sells American LaFrance to Patriarch Partners

DaimlerChrysler's Freightliner LLC said it has reached an agreement to transfer ownership of its fire apparatus and emergency vehicles business unit, American LaFrance, to the New York-based investment firm, Patriarch Partners LLC.

December 14, 2005 - Industry News

Tim Partin Expands Thermo King Dealership

Tim Partin has acquired Thermo King of Atlanta, Doraville and Greenville from long-time Thermo King dealer principle Bobby Williamson, doubling the number of facilities under his ownership

December 14, 2005 - Industry News

Wheaton World Wide Moving Announces Drivers of the Year

Wheaton World Wide Moving recently honored four individuals for their selection as Drivers of the Year for 2005. Paul Seiffert, Otis Green, Ken Seibert, and Terry Marion were recognized at the carrier’s Annual Partnership Conference,

December 14, 2005 - Industry News

TMC Becomes Newest TRIB Member

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has joined the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) and will be cooperating in mutually beneficial retread tire related projects

December 14, 2005 - Industry News

NAST Names Truck-Lite Trophy Winners

The winners of the 2005 Truck-Lite Trophy, symbolic of the National Championship of the National Association of Show Trucks (NAST), are: 1st Place – Pierre Cinq-Mars, Ontario, Canada

Tags: Events

December 13, 2005 - Industry News

Paschall Truck Lines Selects Expert Fuel from IDSC

Integrated Decision Support Corp. (IDSC), a leading provider of decision support software for the truckload carrier, welcomes Paschall Truck Lines as a new customer of the Expert Fuel fuel-optimization solution.

December 13, 2005 - Industry News

AAA: Gas Prices Back Above $2 Per Gallon in 49 States

After weeks of declining gas prices, Americans are again paying more at the pump with retailers charging an average of more than $2 per gallon in all but one state, AAA said Tuesday.

December 13, 2005 - Industry News

HD Dialogue ‘Early Bird’ Registration Expires Thursday

Members have until Thursday to register for Heavy Duty Dialogue 2006, and save money. Registration fees are $495 for HDMA member companies’ first registrant and $445 for each additional representative.

Tags: Events

December 13, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider National Implements Per Diem Pay Package

Schneider National Inc. is implement a new per diem pay package option effective Jan. 1, 2006. Under the program, Schneider will reimburse eligible company drivers based on a portion of their mileage rate, tax-free, for each night spent away from home

December 12, 2005 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Selects PrePass

Swift Transportation Co. Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., has deployed PrePassPlus to enable its vehicles to comply with state safety and credential requirements while bypassing weigh stations at highway speed

December 9, 2005 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Driver Recruiting, Retention Conference

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is hosting “Recharge and Reconnect Recruitment and Retention Conference” Jan. 11-12 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: Events

December 8, 2005 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue Panel Addresses Purchasing Trends

Tom Stundza, executive editor of Purchasing Magazine, will moderate a panel of industry experts discussing “Purchasing Trends and Strategies for the 21st Century.”

Tags: Events

December 8, 2005 - Industry News

Miller Truck Lines Chooses SiriCOMM Fleet InTouch

SiriCOMM Inc., an applications service provider and nationwide broadband wireless network operator serving the highway transportation industry, has announced that Miller Truck Lines of Stroud, Okla.,

December 7, 2005 - Industry News

Distributor, Supplier Relationship Focus of HDAW General Session

Four industry leaders will give their views on the inter-dependent relationship between distributors and suppliers during the general session at the first-ever Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), Jan. 23-27, 2006, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Tags: Events

December 7, 2005 - Industry News

Peterbilt Hosts Parts Leadership Conference in Texas

Peterbilt National Sales Manager Barry Gray congratulates Lee Anderson, left.

More than 200 Peterbilt dealership parts managers from throughout North America convened in Dallas for the 2005 Peterbilt Parts Leadership Conference,

December 6, 2005 - Industry News

J.D. Power Ranks Caterpillar C-15 Highest in Customer Satisfaction

The Caterpillar C-15 ranks highest in customer satisfaction with vocational heavy-duty truck diesel engines, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Heavy-Duty Truck Engine/Transmission Study released Tuesday.

December 6, 2005 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Extra Cash Dividend, Plus Quarterly Dividend

Paccar Inc.'s board of directors declared an extra cash dividend in the amount of $2 per share, payable on Jan. 5, 2006, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 19, 2005

December 6, 2005 - Industry News

Speaker Lineup Finalized for '06 Heavy Duty Dialogue

J.S. (Jim) McReynolds, general manager, on-highway engines, Caterpillar Power Systems North America, will launch Dialogue ’06 with a presentation on the challenges faced in the highly cyclical HD commercial vehicle business.

Tags: Events

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