September 27, 2012 - Industry News
A company that grows drought-tolerant crops is publicly releasing the first samples of domestically produced guayule rubber to manufacturers. Guayule is being looked at as a possible substitute for natural rubber in tires
September 26, 2012 - Industry News
Alcoa released the findings of a peer-reviewed life cycle assessment, which concluded that aluminum wheels substantially cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles.
With growth in the automotive and farming industries lifting the economies of the Great Lakes Region and Nebraska, the PacLease network is adding seven new franchise locations
September 25, 2012 - Industry News
SALT LAKE CITY - "Transparency" and "clarity" describe the new way that Navistar International's marketing efforts are operating, declared Jim Hebe, senior vice president for the company's North American sales operations
Volvo Group announced it's making changes in its trucks strategy to achieve its goal of improving its operating margin by 3 percentage points, including ending production of UD medium-duty trucks for the U.S. market
TruckingUnlimited.com announced its acquisition of NationalOwnerOperatorJobs.com. As its name suggests, this new website will be focused on connecting drivers with jobs.
September 24, 2012 - Industry News
Brake manufacturers named an official registrar to show compliance with new rules in California and Washington limiting the amount of copper and other materials used in brake friction products
September 20, 2012 - Industry News
Although reported fuel economy and quality improved for medium-duty trucks, the impact on satisfaction with new engines meeting the 2010 EPA emission regulations is negligible, according a report by J.D. Power and Associates
September 19, 2012 - Industry News
Utility Trailer Manufacturing announced the expansion of its refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Marion, Va.
The American Transportation Research Institute recently launched a survey on truck parking information needs and system requirements
Alternative Hydrogen Solutions named Christopher L. Franklin chief financial officer. Franklin brings more than 20 years of finance and public accounting experience in both the public and private sector to AHS.
September 18, 2012 - Industry News
National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. announced that its Safety Committee will develop a new tank truck driver recognition program for board consideration at its next membership meeting
Kevin Beaty is joining Calstart as a vice president and director of its high-efficiency truck program
September 14, 2012 - Industry News
The average marginal cost per mile for 2011 was $1.71, the highest rate since 2008. This data comes from the American Transportation Research Institute's findings in its 2012 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.
The annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes surged in the second quarter, with turnover at large fleets breaking the 100% barrier for the first time in more than four years, according to American Trucking Associations' quarterly Trucking Activity Report
September 13, 2012 - Industry News
FleetPride Inc. opened a 15,000-square-foot facility in Wilmer, Texas, located at 605 N I-45. With this greenfield expansion, FleetPride will now have 20 locations in Texas
Pilot Flying J, one of the largest privately held companies in the nation, announced that John Compton, president of PepsiCo, will assume the role of chief executive officer of the company
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed Claus Beyer as vice president and general manager, Brake Controls and Electronics Technology
Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15
September 12, 2012 - Industry News
Utility Trailer is expanding its dry van manufacturing plant in Paragould, Ark.
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., announced that Latasha Neal has joined the company as the vice president of driver recruiting
About 5.5 million GPS/wireless devices are currently used to manage fleet vehicles, trailers, construction equipment and mobile workers, according to a C.J. Driscoll & Associates study
September 10, 2012 - Industry News
In late 1922, a magazine called Western Drayman & Warehouseman changed its name to Western Truck Owner. A subscription was $2.50 a year and a single issue cost 25 cents
GE Capital Fleet Services announced the appointment of Kristi Webb as president and chief executive officer
Goran Nyberg, who's been heading up Volvo operations in the UK, has been appointed president of North American Sales & Marketing, stepping into the shoes filled for less than a year by Ron Huibers
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