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December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Housing Market: Worst is Yet to Come?

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but even if sales are turning around, the worst is yet to come, say Global Insight analysts Patrick Newport and Margaret Rolley. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Market Composite Index,

Tags: Economy

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

OSHA Stamps Safety Honor On Eaton Forging Plant

Eaton Corp. recently received the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration VPP (Voluntary Protection Programs) Star Award for Safety at the company’s Heavy Duty Transmission Division Forge facility in South Bend, Ind.

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

CTA Names TLC Employee as Driver of the Year

The California Trucking Association (CTA) has named Willie Wilson Jr. of TLC Transportation as 2006 Driver of the Year. Wilson was selected from hundreds of applicants as a result of his dedication and hard wor

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Onboard Diagnostic Systems for Heavy-duty Trucks

For the first time, EPA is proposing to require the emissions control systems of large diesel and gasoline highway trucks and buses to be monitored similarly to passenger cars.

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Announces Promotions, New Hires

Kansas City, Mo.-based Arrow Truck Sales Inc., a leading source for pre-owned medium- and heavy-duty trucks, announced several promotions and new hires, all in an effort to upgrade management at the branch level

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Yokohama Hiking Prices on OTR Tires Jan. 1

Due to the continued rising costs of raw materials, Yokohama Tire Corp., Fullerton, Calif., will increase prices on its off the road tires by 3 to 5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2007

December 12, 2006 - Industry News

Free Shipping is Key for Online Retailers

Shipping costs are a big factor in the decision to buy online, according to a study done by The Conference Board and TNS, a market research firm. More than 90 percent of consumers surveyed sai

Tags: Economy

December 12, 2006 - Industry News

Continental Tire Canada Announces Price Increase

Continental Tire Canada Inc. has announced a price increase due to the continued escalation of transportation and other related operational expenses. The adjustment of up to 8 percent affects all Continental, General Tire and Associate Bran

December 11, 2006 - Industry News

TMCA Announces Call for Entries for Compass Awards

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) has announced its call for entries for the 2007 Compass Awards. This program, in its 55th year of competition, recognizes North American transportation and logistic

December 11, 2006 - Industry News

Study Shows Highway Traffic Up in 2005; Congestion Getting Worse

According to the newly released “Highway Statistics 2005,” an annual compilation of data reported to the FHWA by all U.S. states and territories, Americans drove nearly three trillion miles on American highways last year.

Tags: Highways

December 11, 2006 - Industry News

'Teens and Trucks' Brochure Gets Kids Around Big Rigs

GEICO Insurance has added "Teens and Trucks" to its online library of safe driving materials for teen drivers. The brochure, developed with the American Moving and Storage Association, includes valuable information for teens on how to

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

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