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July 18, 2013 - Industry News

New Shell SuperRigs Winner After Eligibility Review

The new 2013 SuperRigs Best of Show winner is the 2012 Peterbilt 389 of William Rethwisch of Tomah, Wis.

There's a new winning Best of Show entry in this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest, because the previously announced winner was found to not meet all the eligibility requirements for a working truck and trailer.

Tags: Shell Rotella, Events, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

Tom Marx to Help Students in Heavy Duty Leadership Course

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors will address "Surviving and Thriving During a Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture or Other Change in Ownership" on Wednesday, July 24 at the Northwood University campus in Midland, Mich.

Tags: Events, University of the Aftermarket, Heavy Duty Leadership Educational Conference

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Thousands Attend Walcott Truckers Jamboree

The World’s Largest Truckstop celebrated America’s truckers last week in a big way with the 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Held July 11-13, the event hosted nearly 40,000 drivers and their families as well as local residents. Visitors came from 19 different states and Canada to display their trucks.

Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers Gather for 30th TCA Refrigerated Division Annual Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association’s Refrigerated Division is hosting its annual meeting this week on issues related to the operation of temperature-controlled trailers.

Tags: Trailers, Events, Reefers, TCA, Truckload, Refrigeration units

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

HDAW 2014 Theme to Focus on 'Driving Energy'

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '14 conference organizers announced that “Driving Energy Into the Industry’s Future " is the theme for the annual conference, to be held Jan 27-30, 2014 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket, Events, HDAW

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Scheduled for October

The 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix Oct. 1-2 will for the second year feature a special track for trucking fleets, covering topics such as idle reduction, natural gas, propane, biodiesel, and case studies of fleets using alternative fuels.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off This Week

The Super Truck Beauty Contest is one of the highlights of the Iowa-80 annual event.

The 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 11-13 at Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, with a Super Truck Beauty Contest, antique truck display, Iowa pork chops and two free concerts.

Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop, Truckstops

July 3, 2013 - Industry News

TMC Fall Meeting & TMCSuperTech 2013 Set for Sept. 9-12

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations will hold its 2013 Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition, TMCSuperTech 2013, on Sept. 9-12 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Penn..

Tags: TMC, Events, TMCSuperTech

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

ATA to Host Executive Summit on Making Trucking Technology Pay Off

American Trucking Associations announced it will host the first ATA Executive Summit to explore strategies that maximize the payback for fleets that make investments in technological advances and data analysis.

Tags: ATA, ATRI, Events

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

ATD and NADA Move Dates for 2015 – 2018 Conventions

Beginning in 2015, the NADA and ATD Convention and Expo will be held Thursday to Sunday, instead of Friday to Monday.

Tags: ATD, NADA, Events

June 24, 2013 - Industry News

Jonathan Eilen Captures Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

SuperRigs Best of Show winner, a 2007 Peterbilt 379.

Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, Minn., captured Best of Show honors with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 at the 31st annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held June 20-22 in Tomah, Wis. The winning truck also captured first place in the Best Engine category giving $10,000 to take home.

Tags: Wisconsin, Shell Rotella, Events, Shell SuperRigs

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Conference Revamps Medium-Duty Truck Safety Panel

In light of recent reports from the American Transportation Research Institute and the National Transportation Safety Board that raise questions about the safety of medium-duty trucks, new panelists have been added to a session on medium-duty truck safety at the Fleet Safety Conference next week in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Safety, Medium-Duty Trucks, Fleet Safety Conference, Illinois, Events, Light & Medium

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

31st Shell Rotella SuperRigs Pulls into Wisconsin

2007 Peterbilt 279 of 2012 Shell Rotells SuperRigs Best in Show winner John O’Keefe.

The 31st annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition gets underway Thursday and runs through Saturday in Tomah, Wis., as part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull.

Tags: Shell SuperRigs, Events, Wisconsin, Shell Rotella

June 11, 2013 - Industry News

Food Maker to Ask, ‘What Does Being a Truck Driver Mean to You?’

A food producer is marking National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 15-21, with a 10-week campaign that will ask drivers what their profession means to them, and the writer of most popular response will win a cash prize.

Tags: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Events

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Opens Registration for Annual Management Conference & Exhibition

American Trucking Associations announced it has opened registration for the the annual Management Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for Oct. 19-22 in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: ATA, Events

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

Learn About the Latest in Driver Health Regulations at Fleet Safety Conference

The 2013 Fleet Safety Conference, scheduled for June 25-27 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, in Schaumburg, Ill., will feature a session on what fleets should know about the federal government's increased scrutiny of the health and wellness of commercial drivers, from tougher medical card requirements to sleep disorders.

Tags: Drivers, Safety, Events, Health

June 3, 2013 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Conference Includes CSA Updates

The 2013 Fleet Safety Conference, scheduled for June 25-27 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, in Schaumburg, Ill., will feature two sessions devoted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CSA, Events

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

Lindsay Lawler to Perform at Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 11

Iowa 80 Truckstop announced that Lindsay Lawler will be performing at the 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 11 at 7 p.m. The concert is being sponsored by Cat Scale.

Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Lindsay Lawler

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Registration Open for ITLC/NAFC 2013 Annual Conference

Registration is open now for American Trucking Associations’ Information Technology and Logistics Council and National Accounting and Finance Council Annual Conference.

Tags: ATA, Events

May 16, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Safety Chief Opens Zonar User Conference

Jack Van Steenburg, chief safety officer of the Federal Motor Carrier address attendees at Zonar Systems the Zone 2013 user’s conference.

You'd better be getting ready for new hours of service rules that go into effect July 1, to be followed by proposed rules for electronic logs. That, along with an emphasis on enforcement, was the message from Jack Van Steenburg, chief safety officer for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in his keynote speech for Zonar Systems' inaugural users’ conference.

Tags: FMCSA, Technology, Information Technology, Zonar, Events, Safety & Compliance

May 14, 2013 - Industry News

ATHS National Convention and Antique Truck Show May 30-June 1

Hundreds of antique trucks and thousands of trucking enthusiasts will gather in Yakima, Wash., for the American Truck Historical Society's 2013 National Convention and Antique Truck Show held May 30 through June 1, 2013.

Tags: Events, ATHS

May 13, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor's Pedro Ferro to Serve as Heavy Duty Leadership Conference Keynote

Meritor Senior Executive Pedro Ferro will serve as the opening keynote speaker at the University of the Aftermarket’s Heavy Duty Leadership education conference which kicks off on July 21, 2013, at Northwood University’s campus in Midland, Michigan.

Tags: Meritor, Events, Heavy Duty Leadership, University of the Aftermarket

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest to Be Held With Tractor Pull

A former Shell SuperRigs winner.

Shell has announced the date of its 31st annual Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest, which this year is being held in conjunction with a tractor pull event.

Tags: Wisconsin, Shell Rotella, Events, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs

March 19, 2013 - Industry News

Tens of Thousands Heading to Mid-America Trucking Show

An estimated 70,000 people, from fleet executives and truck drivers to the trucking press and the local public, are expected to converge on Louisville, Ky., this week for the 42nd annual Mid-America Trucking Show March 21-23.

Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Events

March 13, 2013 - Industry News

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators to Speak at MATS Fleet Forum

Heavy Duty Trucking has named its Truck Fleet Innovators for 2013. These four industry leaders will be honored and featured in a panel discussion during the Fleet Forum educational event next Wednesday, March 20, in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Events, Fleet Innovators, Mid-America Trucking Show

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