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December 8, 2006 - Industry News

Quake Global Satellite Modems Standard on Volvo Trucks With '07 Engines

Quake Global, which manufactures satellite modems for the trucking and heavy equipment industries, has announced that Volvo Trucks North America will install Quake Global's Q2000+ satellite communicator as standard equipmen

December 8, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Honors Its Top Dealers in North America

Volvo Trucks North America recently named its U.S. and Canadian dealers of the year, and recognized other dealers for their performance in truck, parts and Volvo engine sales

December 8, 2006 - Industry News

ACOFAS Offers “RV Steering and Handling Enhancement” Technician Training Seminar

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) is sponsoring its latest technician training clinic, “Recreational Vehicle Steering and Handling Enhancements,” in Elk River, Minn., March 28 and 29, 2007

December 7, 2006 - Industry News

SkyBitz Adds 6 More Fleets; Roster Nears 300

SkyBitz, a leading provider of Global Locating System (GLS) trailer tracking technology for the trucking industry, has announced the addition of six customers that are deploying its tracking solutions

December 7, 2006 - Industry News

TCG Adds New Features to Enhance Information Systems

Transportation Costing Group (TCG), specialists in Profitability Management Tools and activity-based cost analysis for the transportation industry, has announced that several new capabilities are being added to its Truckload Cost Information Syste

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Winter Storm Drives Up Fuel Prices

Crude oil prices climbed from $60 a barrel to more than $63 as the first major cold front moved across the country. As usual, weather will be a key determinant for oil and fuel prices this winter

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

AmeriQuest, NationaLease Merger Complete

NationaLease Purchasing Corp. (NPC) and AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp. completed their previously announced merger when shareholders of both companies offered their overwhelming suppor

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Safety Belt Usage by Truck Drivers Up 23 Percent Since ‘03

Safety belt usage among commercial motor vehicle drivers increased significantly in 2006, underscoring the effectiveness of efforts by the American Trucking Associations, the Department of Transportation and other industry group

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Holland Group, SAF Announce Merger Plans

The Holland Group and Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik GmbH (SAF) Wednesday announced plans to merge the two companies. SAF is a supplier of integrated axle and suspension systems for trailers, with headquarters in Germany.

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Holland Group, SAF Announce Merger Plans

The Holland Group and Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik GmbH (SAF) today announced plans to merge the two companies. SAF is a supplier of integrated axle and suspension systems for trailers, with headquarters in Germany.

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Dana Produces Its One-Millionth Spicer E-Series Steer Axle

Dana Corp. has produced its one-millionth E-series steer axle. The Spicer E-1202I steer axle was produced at its Humboldt, Tenn., manufacturing facility

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

21 Fleets Pushing for Quick Development of Hybrid Work Trucks

Twenty-one of the biggest mixed fleets in North America are working together to help speed the development of a cost-effective, light-duty work truck that reduces exhaust emissions while improving fuel economy compared to current vehicles

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Rapid Growth Prompts Spray Control Systems to Expand Plant

Spray Control Systems Inc., makers of Minimizer poly truck fenders and accessories, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Blooming Prairie, Minn. by 15,000 square feet

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

GVT Formed to Provide Commercial Truck Products

GVT’s newly engineered solenoid valve is targeted at a mission-critical application — the fan clutch.

GT Development and Norgren’s Global Truck Group have combined forces in a new business unit called Global Vehicle Technologies (GVT), to develop products for a broad range of heavy-duty truck cab/chassis and powertrain applications

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

CVG Plans Corporate Headquarters, Tech Center in Ohio

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. plans to build a new 89,000-square-foot corporate office and research and development technical center in New Albany, Ohio.

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Announces Grand Opening of Mexico Dealership

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a leading manufacturer of reefers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers in North America, has announced the grand opening of a new dealership in Mexico,

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

J. J. Keller Launches New Owner-Operator Resource Center

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. recently launched its new online Owner-Operator Resource Center. The center brings together in a single, convenient location compliance tools and information to help trucking owner-operator

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Bridgestone Americas Acquires Bandag

Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. and Bandag Inc. announced today that they have entered into a merger agreement where Bridgestone Americas will acquire the outstanding shares of each class of stock of Bandag for $50.75 per share in cash.

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Idling 800 Workers in First Quarter of 2007

Freightliner LLC on Tuesday announced plans for production rate adjustments at its truck manufacturing plant in St. Thomas, Ontario that will see a reduction of 800 employees.

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

TCA’s Recruitment and Retention Conference Jan. 29-31

The 6th annual Recruitment & Retention Conference, presented by Truckload Carriers Association and ACS MultiMedia, will be held Jan. 29-31, 2007, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn

Tags: Events

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Bridgestone Americas to Acquire Bandag for $1.05 Billion

Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. and Bandag Inc. announced today that they have entered into a merger agreement where Bridgestone Americas will acquire the outstanding shares of each class of stock of Bandag for $50.75 per share in cash.

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers Factory-Installed Rack and Pinion Steering on Class 8 Trucks

Freightliner Trucks is the first heavy-duty truck manufacturer to offer rack and pinion steering, a component that until now has been used only in automobiles and light trucks

December 5, 2006 - Industry News

TIA Elects New Board Members

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), a leading trade association of third-party logistics (3PL) companies, has announced three new members of its board of directors. Jeffrey R. Brashares, vice chairman of commercial sale

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Caterpillar’s C13, C15 Engines Certified by EPA

Caterpillar Inc. has received certification from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its C13 and C15 engines equipped with ACERT Technology for 2007. This technology positions Caterpillar to meet future EPA emissions regulation

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Buys European Lighting Manufacturer

Truck-Lite Co. Inc. has purchased Flexible Lamps Ltd. of Harlow, England. Flexible Lamps is a major manufacturer of incandescent and LED lighting for the commercial vehicle market. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed

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