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March 26, 2007 - Industry News

TRALA Names Penske Logistics Employee its Driver of the Year

Penske Logistics truck driver John Merritts has been named the Truck Renting and Leasing Association 2007 Driver of the Year. The Columbus, Ohio resident, was presented with this national hono

March 26, 2007 - Industry News

TRIB: Florida Bill to Ban Retread Tires is Dead

Florida Sen. Victor D. Crist's recently proposed bill to ban the use of retreaded tires by most trucks in Florida is now a dead issue, according to Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB)

March 23, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron Intros Delo Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W-90

Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, has introduced the latest member of the product family - Delo Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W-90. The new product,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 23, 2007 - Industry News

Western Express to Acquire Smithway Motor Xpress

Western Express Inc. and Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., two premier truckload carriers that haul diversified freight nationwide, have announced agreement on a plan for Western to acquire Smithway.

March 22, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference - Predicting Truck Crashes - is March 29

"Predicting Crashes - It's Not Just for Psychics Anymore," is the title of an audio conference scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on March 29, hosted by the Truckload Carriers Association

Tags: Events

March 22, 2007 - Industry News

GE Offers VeriWise to Fleets in Mexico

GE Equipment Services' Mexico operation will begin offering customers the VeriWise Asset Intelligence solution in April, matching the total fleet management services it already offers to trucking companie

March 22, 2007 - Industry News

Arsenault Associates Names Grant Davis Director of IT

Arsenault Associates, Burlington, N.J., has announced that Grant Davis has joined the company as director of Information Technology (IT). Davis is a noted IT expert with more than 20 years o

March 22, 2007 - Industry News

New I-25 Poudre Rest Area Opens in Colorado

Truck drivers traveling along I-25 near Fort Collins, Colo., will have a new rest area facility to utilize, which will provide for more truck parking in a safer location. The new facility will be located southwes

Tags: Highways

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show on the Air for the Next Three Days

Sirius Satellite Radio announced that Road Dog Trucking Radio, dedicated to the professional truck driver, will broadcast live from the 2007 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, today through Saturday

Tags: Events

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Insurance, Finance Firm

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest full-service network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Carl's Jr. to Fuel All Vehicles With Vegetable Oil by 2010

With a firm commitment to reduce American dependence on foreign oil, Carl's Jr. will not have to look beyond its own stores for a solution. MJKL Enterprises, LLC, the largest franchise owner of Carl's Jr. location

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Bendix Opening Drum, Air Disc Brake Facility in Kentucky

Preparation work is currently under way to establish a state-of-the-art foundation drum and air disc brake manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., an official from Bendix Spicer Foundation

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Sprint, Qualcomm Launch Mobility Workflow Service

Qualcomm Inc. and Sprint have launched announced the launch of Qualcomm Mobility Services for Transportation platform on Sprint's GPS-capable mobile phones. Qualcomm Mobility Services provide

March 21, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Dealer Opening Facility in Pharr, Texas

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. said Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texas Inc. is preparing to open a new facility in Pharr, Texas (www.utilitytrailers.com). In business since 1970, Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texa

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics Schedules User Group Conference April 19-20

LTL system operators from throughout North America will learn best practices for the Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI) FACTS system, a comprehensive freight management solution, at the CLI User Group Conference

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

TMW Systems Adds OnRoute to its Offerings

TMW Systems, which provides enterprise management software for the trucking industry, has released its newest mobile communication product offering - OnRoute. Available April 2, OnRoute is the firs

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

International ProStar Tractor with 600HP Cummins Engine

International Truck and Engine Corp. said it will offer its new aerodynamic Class 8 tractor - the flagship International ProStar - with a 600-horsepower engine for those buyers

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

Chrome Shop Mafia, EPA Team Up on Environment

EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership and the Chrome Shop Mafia have teamed up to help truck drivers save on fuel costs and cut air pollution. The Mafia, a nationally recognized crew of truck designers

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Waco Truck Dealer

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Earns SmartWay Recognition

CFI, a privately held international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has earned the SmartWay Partner logo signifying a distinctive level of environmental performance as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Adds Qualcomm Trailer Tracking

XTRA Lease, a leading provider of over-the-road trailer equipment rental and leasing in North America, is expanding its service offering to include a customized version of Qualcomm's T2 Untethered TrailerTRACS

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Association Names New Officers

Jim O'Neal, president of O & S Transportation, Springfield, Mo., has been elected as 2007-2008 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Founded in 1981 as a transportation broker

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

Retread Manufacturers on Board With Bandag's Continuum Brand

Bandag Inc. has entered into supply agreements with five additional North American retread manufactures for its Continuum brand off-the-road retread materials.

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

New Volvo Tractors Offered in Hill Bros. Lease Purchase Program

For the first time, drivers at Hill Bros. Transportation, Omaha, Neb., can choose to lease a brand-new Volvo tractor. To increase tractor selection for drivers in their lease purchase program as well as company drivers

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

CTL, CCC Train Drivers Through Ridge Career Center

Florida trucking companies CTL Transportation and CCC Transportation, together with the Ridge Career Center in Winter Haven, Fla., have begun a partnership to train students interested in obtaining a Class A commercial driver's license.

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