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March 25, 2003 - Industry News

Sterling Truck Dealer Network Up 30%

Sterling Truck Corp. has expanded its dealer network by more than 30% in the past 18 months, according to John Merrifield, Sterling senior vice president of sales and marketing.

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

New Kenworth Radio Options Available

Kenworth has introduced three new Kenworth radios as options on all its heavy duty and medium duty models.

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

Freightliner Introduces Columbia 112

Freightliner Trucks introduced a 112-inch BBC (bumper-to-back-of-cab) version of its Columbia heavy-duty truck and tractor.

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Remains Low

The March consumer confidence index slipped marginally lower to 62.5, according to The Conference Board's monthly survey, released on Tuesday.

Tags: Economy

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

Canada Border Security Slows Truck Traffic

U.S. Customs Service security checks on trucks entering the United States from Canada have caused lengthy delays,

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

Hazmat Carrier Security Plans/Training Due by Dec.'03

The U.S. Department of Transportation has published final rules giving hazardous materials shippers and carriers nine months to come up with a security plan and train workers on the specifics

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

Eaton, Kongsberg Partner for Clutch System

Eaton Corp.'s Clutch Division has partnered with Kongsberg Automotive for mutual design and marketing of clutch actuation and gearshift systems.

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Develops Online Newsletter

XTRA Lease has joined forces with the industry's leading equipment manufacturers to provide xtralease.com web site members with tips and equipment information through an online newsletter called The Source.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Crew Cab Conversion for Model 330

Peterbilt’s medium-duty Model 330 truck can now be converted to a four-door crew cab through a new program by Bentz Transport Products.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Tri-State Express Installs Carrier Logistics System

LTL carrier Tri-State Express Inc., of Huntington, W.Va., said it expects to improve profitability after installing FACTS2000, a freight management software system.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Bridgestone Offered on Kenworth Class 8 Trucks

Kenworth will begin offering Bridgestone 445/50R22.5 wide-base Greatec radial tires on its T600, T800, T2000 and W900 on-highway model trucks later this year.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Touts New Extended Daycab

Kenworth's new extended daycab for its lineup of heavy duty trucks provides drivers with more room and storage space, according to the truckmaker.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Volvo Kicks Off "Get In & Win" Sweepstakes

Volvo Trucks North America is giving professional drivers the chance to win four Volvo VN780s, plus Indian motorcycles, computers and thousands of other prizes through its "Get In & Win" sweepstakes.

Tags: Events

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Mack Hits The Road With New T310 Transmission

Mack Trucks Inc. has introduced a new addition to its family of T300 Maxitorque ES transmissions -- the T310.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Cat Boot Giveaway on Midnight Trucking Radio

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network has announced its 9th annual "Boot Giveaway," sponsored by the Coronado by Freightliner, Caterpillar Inc., On-Highway Truck Engine Department and Cat Footwear.

Tags: Events

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Business Class M2 100 Joins Freightliner Line

Freightliner Trucks has added a 100-inch BBC (bumper-to-back-of-cab) model to its Business Class M2 line of medium-duty and vocational trucks.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Western Star Debuts Stratosphere Star Light Sleeper

Western Star Trucks today unveiled its new Stratosphere StarLight Sleeper, an 82-inch Stratosphere sleeper offering full stand-up room and a flat floor throughout the cab and sleeper.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Western Star Adds 70 New Dealer Locations

A major expansion of the Western Star Trucks dealer network is underway with 70 new dealer locations added in the past 18 months.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers $2,500 Incentive on Select Trucks

Kenworth Truck Co. has introduced a $2,500 Customer Incentive Program on selected 2003 model Kenworth trucks in current dealer inventory, available on purchases financed through Paccar Financial Corp

March 21, 2003 - Industry News

Veteran Trucker Wins Great Big Rig Sweepstakes

Oral Perry of Pittsburg, Ill. was selected as the winner of the Great Big Rig Sweepstakes, a promotion of DaimlerChrysler Services (DCS) Truck Finance.

March 21, 2003 - Industry News

Mack Introduces InfoMax Wireless

Mack Trucks Inc. has introduced InfoMax Wireless -- a new information management and utilization system designed to help fleets cut operating costs.

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Volvo Opens Truck Factory in Russia

Volvo Trucks opened a factory in Russia this month, making it the first Western truck maker to establish its own production facility for heavy trucks in the country.

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas House Sends Truck Bill to Governor

The Arkansas House this week sent Gov. Mike Huckabee a bill that gives tax breaks to truckers

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Heartland Express Expands Operating Facilities

Heartland Express Inc., an irregular route truckload carrier of general commodities, has purchased or plans to purchase regional operating terminals in or near Columbus, Ohio; Carlisle, Pa.; Chester Va.; and Memphis, Tenn.

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

SMC3 Readies for Annual Summer Meeting

SMC3, a Georgia-based trucking technology company, has announced its 48th annual summer meeting will be held June 18 through 20

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