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July 18, 2005 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Quarterly Revenue Rise Led by Intermodal

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. said second-quarter earnings rose 20%, but the truckload carrier missed estimates because of soft demand, according to the Reuters news agency

July 18, 2005 - Industry News

JDC to Show Driver Appreciation in August

JDC Logistics, Franklin, Wis., will hold a series of events during the first week of August to honor and celebrate its drivers

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

North America’s Longest Cable Suspension Bridge Opens in South Carolina

The Associated Press reported that hundreds of people filled an eight-lane highway in place of cars and trucks Saturday to dedicate the longest cable-stayed span in North America -- the $632 million Ravenel Bridg

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Teams With Volvo for Truck Seating

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc., New Albany, Ohio, recently announced a partnership with Volvo 3P, the business unit within Volvo AB responsible for development and purchasing for Mack Trucks Inc., Renault V.I and Volvo Truck Corp

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Expands Early Morning Delivery ZIPs

UPS now provides U.S. premium early morning delivery territory with more than 7,200 new ZIP codes. The move extends the company’s early morning delivery with service to some 19,200 U.S. ZIP

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Tri-State Selects SkyBitz

SkyBitz, Dulles, Va., announced it has signed Tri-State Motor Transit Co., Joplin, Mo., carrier to its client roster. Tri-State Motor Transit selected SkyBitz to provide trailer tracking and management for 1,400 Tri-State trailers

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Red Dot Adds Eight Distributors

Red Dot Corp., Seattle, Wash., has added eight locations to its network of independent warehouse distributors.

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Makes TSE Brakes Standard For Air Brake Actuators

ArvinMeritor has informed its OEM trailer product customers that it has selected TSE brake chambers as the production standard for all its North American trailer brake axle products requiring air brake actuators

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Terion’s FleetView Receives HERO Certification

Terion Inc., Plano, Texas, announced that the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity has certified Terion’s FleetView 2 and FleetView 3 trailer tracking and management systems for use in van type trailers carrying Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnanc

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

TRIB Offers October Retreading Workshops in Vermont

The Tire Retread Information Bureau/TRIB will be conducting two tire retreading, maintenance and repair workshops for the Vermont Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) during October 2005

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Truck Driver Champion Contest Set for August

Nearly 400 top professional truck drivers from all across the U.S. will soon be heading for Tampa, Florida and the 2005 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), to be held Aug. 16-20 in the Tampa Convention Center

Tags: Events

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Wisconsin Kenworth Opens Facility in Mosinee

Wisconsin Kenworth has opened a new full-service facility in Mosinee, Wis. Kenworth in Mosinee is located on seven acres and features an 18,600-square-foot facility

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Osborn Named Director of INFO 5 for Karmak

Jerry Osborn

Karmak Inc., Carlinville, Ill., announce that Jerry Osborn has been named director of INFO 5 Operations; he will oversee Karmak’s office in Springfield, Mo. Osborn will also be directly responsible for all aspects of the INFO 5 product

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Heil Environmental Reorganizes Top Management

Heil Environmental, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced organizational changes in its customer service, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing and risk management departments

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Michelin Takes Its Tires On the Road

Beginning this summer, Michelin is launching a 14-state, 22-stop, multi-city tour to demonstrate its line of truck tires and new technologies all aimed at educating its U.S. commercial truck tire dealers and their customers

Tags: Events

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Hino Motors Opens U.S. HQ in Michigan

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (HMM), a subsidiary of Hino Motors Ltd. has opened a new U.S. headquarters and Sales Service Training Center in Farmington Hills, Mich

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Eight Driving Aces Join Midnight Trucking Radio Million-Mile Club for June

Chevron Delo, sponsor of the Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million-Mile Club, announced eight new members in June 2005

July 17, 2005 - Industry News

Estes Express Acquires G.I. Trucking

Estes Express Lines, Richmond, Va., announced acquisition of Los Angeles-based carrier G.I. Trucking, effectively expanding Estes' U.S. territory to provide service to 46 states, coast-to-coast

July 15, 2005 - Industry News

South American Aftermarket Growth Continues for ArvinMeritor

Joe Mejaly, vice president and general manager of ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket business, told Brazilian truck industry journalists "complete aftermarket support and an expanded parts portfolio" is vital to the growing, successful fleet operations in Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela

July 14, 2005 - Industry News

National Parts/Service Guide Coincides With Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

A new parts and service buyers guide featuring manufacturers, distributors, heavy duty specialists and marketing groups, will be produced in conjunction with the industry’s first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Tags: Events

July 14, 2005 - Industry News

TravelCenters Dishing Up New Meals, Menus

TravelCenters of America has unveiled new regional menus for their sit-down restaurants

July 14, 2005 - Industry News

Runge Departs NHTSA for Homeland Security Post

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced Thursday that Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, M.D., will be leaving his post as administrator of the Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to become the Department of Homeland Security’s new chief medical officer

July 14, 2005 - Industry News

Mike Ryan Breaks Record at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Mike Ryan recently set his 5th new record in his Mercedes-Benz powered Freightliner Century Class S/T Super Truck in the big rig Class of the 2005 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Tags: Events

July 14, 2005 - Industry News

Cummins to Power Autocar Xpeditor Line as Exclusive Supplier

Autocar LLC of Hagerstown, Ind., in conjunction with Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind., announced an agreement whereby Autocar will be exclusively powered by Cummins ISL and ISM engines in its low-cab-over-engine Xpeditor truck line

July 14, 2005 - Industry News

4CS Licenses iWarranty eClaims to International Truck

4CS, a provider of intelligent warranty software applications, has announced that its iWarranty eClaims software module has been licensed to International Truck and Engine Corp

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