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December 22, 2006 - Industry News

Paccar Expands Its Presence in China

Paccar is expanding its business in Asia by opening an office in Shanghai, China. The office will open this year and will focus on purchasing production parts for worldwide operations, as well as the sale of Paccar

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

Maverick Raises Pay for OTR Company Drivers

Maverick Specialized, a division of Maverick Transportation LLC, announced a pay raise that will go into effect Jan. 28 for current and potential drivers. “This pay raise is being instituted to recognize specialized driver

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

Bridgestone Building New Large Tire Plant in Japan

Bridgestone Corp. has announced it will construct a plant to produce large and ultra-large radial tires for mining and construction vehicles in response to growing global demand for those tires. Plans are to build the new plant

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

Top 5 New Aftermarket Products To Be Recognized At HD Aftermarket Week

Suppliers of the five best products introduced into the aftermarket in 2006 will receive awards from Heavy Duty Trucking magazine in late January

Tags: Events

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Entry Standards, Roadability Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration late this week proposed two new rules – one to toughen standards for entry into the trucking business and the other to require owners of intermodal chassis to maintain that equipment

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

7 Chassis Manufacturers Unveil New Vehicles at The Work Truck Show

Seven leading chassis manufacturers — Dodge, Ford, General Motors, International, Isuzu, Kenworth and Sterling — will unveil new vocational trucks as well as product innovations at The Work Truck Show 2007

Tags: Events

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Smartway Loan Program Assists Small Fleets

SmartWay Transport is using Small Business Administration lending programs to help small trucking companies save fuel and reduce pollution through “SmartWay Transport Truck Loans.”

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Wabash Offers TSE Brakes as Standard Equipment

Wabash National has signed a long-term agreement with TSE Brakes Inc. to establish TSE as the standard equipment supplier of air brake actuators on Wabash trailers, including trailers manufactured by its subsidiary, Transcraft Corp.

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Navistar Says Speculation of Sale ‘A Joke’

A spokesman for Navistar International Corp. Wednesday denied news reports that the company may be open to buyout offers, saying Navistar’s CEO was making light of a question about taking the company private

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Navistar Says Speculation of Sale ‘A Joke’

A spokesman for Navistar International Corp. Wednesday denied news reports that the company may be open to buyout offers, saying Navistar’s CEO was making light of a question about taking the company private

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Building New Truck Plant in Mexico

Freightliner LLC said it plans to construct a new $300 million truck manufacturing plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, in northern Mexico. Dedicated to the production of Freightliner and Sterling trucks,

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Hendrickson Gets OK to Buy Dana’s Trailer Suspension and Axle Business

A New York bankruptcy court has authorized Dana Corp. to sell its trailer axle business to Hendrickson USA, which means Hendrickson will assume control of the Lugoff, S.C., trailer products manufacturing facilit

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

GDP, Inflation Slower in Third Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) slowed during the third quarter of 2006 and inflation abated, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real GDP increased 2.2 percent compared to 2.6 percen

Tags: Economy

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Two New BioWillie Locations Open in Oklahoma

Earth Biofuels Inc., the exclusive distributor of Willie Nelson’s brand of biodiesel – BioWillie – announced a product and marketing agreement with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Truck Driver Turnover Increases in 3rd Quarter

The driver turnover rate among truckload carriers increased during the 2006 third quarter following improvements during the first and second quarters of the year, the American Trucking Associations reported this week.

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Heil Institute of Technology Releases its Factory Training Schedule

The Heil Institute of Technology has announced its 2007 schedule of factory training courses. Most of the classes will be held at the Joseph F. Heil Jr. Education Center, a dedicated training

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

PSI Exec Named Chairman of IANA

Pressure Systems International of San Antonio, Texas, is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President Frank Sonzala has recently been elected chairman of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth Announces 2007 OOIDA Program

Kenworth Truck Co. announced an extension through 2007 of its successful rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and a 50 percent increase over the previous rebate

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Ohio Truckers Can Continue to Inhale in Their Rigs

Ohio’s truckers no longer have to worry about being ticketed for smoking alone in their cabs, according to a story this week in the Columbus Dispatch

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Greatwide to Operate Tyson Foods’ Owner-Operator Fleet

Greatwide Logistics Services, a Dallas-based provider of non-asset-based transportation and third-party logistics, has entered into a five-year agreement to manage the owner-operator

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Announces December’s Bull Dog Award Winner

Florida-based CTL Transportation, LLC has announced that Homer Roach, professional tractor technician based at CTL’s Mulberry General Office, is the winner of the December 2006 Bull Dog Award.

December 18, 2006 - Industry News

BioWillie Now Available at Discount Diesel in Laredo, Texas

Earth Biofuels Inc., the exclusive distributor of Willie Nelson’s brand of biodiesel, said BioWillie biodiesel fuel is available for the first time in Laredo, Texas. Discount Diesel, LC in Laredo becomes the 12th retaile

December 15, 2006 - Industry News

International Engine Group Launches New Web Site

International Truck and Engine Corp. has launched a new web site for its Engine Group, which consists of its North American operations and South American subsidiary, MWM International

December 15, 2006 - Industry News

Scania Begins Search for World’s Best Truck Drivers

Scania, the Swedish-based manufacturer of trucks and buses, will soon kick off its selection process in 40 countries on five continents, aimed at identifying the world’s best truck drivers.

December 15, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Adding APUs to Team Fleet

Granger, Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation has announced it is adding more auxiliary power units (APU) to trucks operated by the company’s driver teams.

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