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March 30, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Debuts Fuel Efficient SmartWay-Eligible Tractors

Volvo Trucks North America has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a package of vehicle components for the Volvo VN to deliver high fuel efficiency and low emissions

March 30, 2007 - Industry News

Green Big Rigs Now Available With EPA Certification

Starting this month, truck and trailer manufacturers are offering customers 2007 models certified by EPA's SmartWay program to improve fuel efficiency. By meeting EPA equipment specifications, these models provid

March 30, 2007 - Industry News

Bridgestone Firestone Announces Price Increases

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC has announced price increases on the company's Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion and associate brand tire lines.

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver Lauded for 2 Million Safe Miles

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that professional truck driver Efrain Gomez has reached his two-millionth accident-free mile.

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

Q4 Economy Grows 2.5% - Slightly Better than Estimated

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to final estimates by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Earlier BEA estimates put fourth quarter growth at 2.2 percent.

Tags: Economy

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Credits Iteris System for 85% Accident Reduction

Iteris Inc. announced that Prime Inc., a premier refrigerated, flatbed and tanker carrier, has achieved an 85 percent decrease rate in run-off-road and rollover accidents since deploying Iteris' Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

Greatwide Testing PeopleNet's eDriver Logs

PeopleNet has announced that Greatwide Dedicated Transport has selected PeopleNet for its specialized fleet operations. Greatwide Dedicated Transport is the fourth-largest refrigerated dedicated fleet

March 29, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Signs 197 New Customer Fleets in 2006

PeopleNet, which provides mobile communications and onboard computing to the trucking industry, signed 197 new fleet customers during 2006, according to Ron Konezny, PeopleNet's chief operating officer

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Adds More 2007 Trucks for Drivers

Barr-Nunn Transportation recently added 20 more Freightliner Columbia 2007 trucks to its fleet, adding to the 105 new Freightliners in its existing fleet.

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Targets Growth in Reman Portfolio

ArvinMeritor Inc. said it plans to focus strongly on its remanufacturing business, enlarging its portfolio of OEM-specification remanufactured components available to its North American customers

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Meritor WABCO System Standard for Heil Trailers

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has entered into an agreement with Heil Trailer International to supply its Roll Stability Support (RSS) as standard equipment on select Heil and J & L brand products.

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Central States Trucking Buys 20-acres for Expansion

Illinois-based Central States Trucking (CST), founded in 1980, and one of the fastest-growing trucking companies in the Chicagoland area, has acquired 20 acres in Joliet near the Burlington Norther

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Link Introduces Cabmate to the Medium-duty Truck Market

The manufacturers of the UltraRide Chassis Air Suspension, for light and medium-duty truck markets, now introduce Cabmate for medium-duty trucks

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Link Debuts 1,300-pound Fabricated Self-Steer Lift Axle

Link Manufacturing Ltd., Sioux Center, Iowa, has introduced a new DuraLift II 20K Fabricated Self-Steer Liftable Suspension that weighs only 1,300 pounds with cast, hubs and drums

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

Doonan Named Peterbilt Medium-Duty Truck Dealer of the Year

Kenny Doonan, dealer principal of Doonan Peterbilt Truck and Equipment of Wichita, Kan., was recently named Peterbilt's 2006 Medium Duty Truck Dealer of the Year

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

Phillips Industries' Reps Get Electrical Diagnostic Training

Phillips Industries recently invited Bruce Purkey, president of Purkey's Electrical Consulting, to teach the company's field representatives how to better their diagnostic and problem solving techniques.

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

CTL Announces March 2007 Bull Dog Award-winner

CTL Transportation, Mulberry, Fla., has announced that Ray Hysel, a professional tractor trailer driver and lead training instructor, is the winner of the March 2007 Bull Dog Award.

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

General Tire Unveils New Company Logo

As part of its overall plan to revitalize the General Tire brand, parent company Continental Tire North America Inc., (CTNA) has introduced a new logo to represent the brand for both the Passenger/Light Truck and the Commercial Vehicle Tire

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

Mid-America Stars & Stripes Event Kicks Off the Truck Beauty Show Season

Harvey and Karen Zander picked up Best of Show-Bobtail at MATS Stars & Stripes.

The 7th Annual Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Show, produced by Stars & Stripes Truck Show Events drew more than 100 entries vying for honors in the country's premier truck beauty show.

Tags: Events

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

TRALA Elects Charles Sommer as New Chairman

Public Service Truck Renting President Charles Sommer of Long Island City, N.Y., was unanimously chosen by the members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association as its 2007-2008 chairman

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

NLM Provides Visibility in Border-crossing Process

National Logistics Management (NLM) is now offering a new truckload thru-service providing true door-to-door visibility, including customs activity, for cross-border shipments between the U.S. and Mexico

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

TMC Transportation Names Driver of the Quarter

TMC Transportation, a division of Annett Holdings Inc., among the largest privately-held flatbed carriers in the nation, honored TMC owner-operator John Te Poel with the Driver of the Fourth Quarter award for 2006

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

Networkcar Partners With ARI for Wireless Vehicle Management

Networkcar, a leader in wireless vehicle management, has partnered with Automotive Resources International (ARI), a fleet solutions provider specializing in complex car and truck fleet management.

March 27, 2007 - Industry News

SEKO Launches Shipment Management Tool

SEKO, a global provider of freight forwarding and logistics solutions, has released MySEKO Version 2, a Web-enabled shipment management tool that replaces its previous version. The new version features several tracking

March 26, 2007 - Industry News

Retail Fuel Marketers Announce New Coalition

A national coalition of associations representing independent petroleum marketers has formed the Partnership for Uniform Marketing Practices (PUMP). The organization's focus is to ensure fair competition,

Tags: Fuel and Oil


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