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June 28, 2012 - Industry News

Truckstop Electrification Installed at Four New Sites

Shorepower Technologies now operates about 20 plug-in sites. Fifty sites will be added under the STEP program by the end of 2012.

Truckstop electrification continues to expand, with four more sites in the Mid-South and central U.S. now added to the growing national network of places at which drivers can plug in to reduce idling and save money

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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Michigan 3PL Adds Illinois Warehouse

3PL Evans Distribution Systems has expanded with a new operation in Itasca, Ill., to support automotive suppliers

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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Promotes Moore to Senior Vice President

Moore joined NPTC on a full-time basis in 2007 and has a 30-year history with the private truck industry.

Tom Moore has been promoted to senior vice president of the National Private Truck Council.

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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

EPA-Compliant Engines Drive Problems for 2012 Customer Satisfaction

EPA-2010 engines are once again taking a toll on heavy-duty truck quality and customer satisfaction, as customers are reporting more problems with their truck engines, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study

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June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Dana Makes Enhancements As Eaton Partnership Ends

Dana Holding Corp. is working to strengthen its North American field sales and service organization, a result of ending its partnership with Eaton Corp. as of July 1

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June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Bosselman opens 37th Boss Shop in Waynesville, N.C.

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops opened a new location in Waynesville, N.C., at I-40 and NC 209 at 3710 Crabtree Road

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June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Partners with Truckers to Triathletes

Pilot Flying J is teaming up with Truckers to Triathletes to help professional drivers maintain healthy lifestyles

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June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Debby Causes Florida Flooding, Road Closures

After drenching much of Florida, creating flooding and road closures, it doesn't look like Tropical Storm Debby is going anywhere soon. The slow-moving storm is expected to sit in the Gulf of Mexico for the next few days before making landfall in the Florida panhandle,

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June 22, 2012 - Industry News

Hino to Expand West Virginia Plant

Hino Motors will invest nearly $6 million in its Williamstown, W.Va., plant, $2.9 million of which is for machinery, equipment and plant improvements

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June 22, 2012 - Industry News

HELP Developing New Truck Screening System for Weigh Stations

The 360SmartView system uses LPR and DOT cameras, overview cameras, weigh in motion and laser detection - which also allows for vehicle dimensioning.

Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate, best known for its PrePass weigh-in-motion service, is developing a program inspectors can use to screen all trucks as they pull into weigh stations

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June 21, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Increases Efficiency for Remanufacturing

Meritor introduced two pass-through ovens to its brake shoe remanufacturing process to make the cleaning process easier.

Meritor has increased the efficiency of its remanufacturing business to meet growing demand for remanufactured parts, which the company says promotes job creation, fleet efficiency and green efforts

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June 21, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Tank Trailer Names New Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement

Polar Tank Trailer named Mike McCall director of quality and continuous improvement. He is responsible for the development and execution of quality-management activities at all three of the company's manufacturing plants

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June 20, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Cuts Class 8 Forecast

FTR Associates this week released a reduced Class 8 production forecast beginning in the second half of 2012.

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June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Mass. Auto Dealers Association and Right to Repair Reach Compromise

The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association and the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition announced an agreement on compromise "right to repair" legislation that, if passed, would avoid the November ballot question fight

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June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth Helps Students with Real-World Engineering Projects

In front of the new Kenworth T680, from left, Reid Nabarrete, Kenworth assistant general manager for operations, and Jean Jacoby, associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Seattle University.

Seattle University recently recognized Kenworth and Paccar for their support of the Project Center in the university's College of Science and Engineering

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June 19, 2012 - Industry News

IdleAir Announces More Locations

IdleAir, which offers drivers and fleets an alternative to idling overnight, is now owned by Convoy Solutions LLC.

IdleAir, which provides HVAC, electricity, TV and Internet services at truckstops, announced the opening of more locations this summer

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June 18, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens 300th Restaurant

Pilot Flying J celebrated its 300th company-owned-and-operated restaurant with the opening of a Huddle House in its new Pilot Travel Center location in Anna, Texas, on June 11

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June 18, 2012 - Industry News

A&S Services Acquires Kinard Trucking

Based in York, Pa., Kinard is a provider of short-haul trucking and warehousing services.

A&S Services Group LLC has acquired all of the assets of Kinard Trucking Inc. and its affiliates. The terms of the asset purchase were not disclosed

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June 18, 2012 - Industry News

John "Hans" Schaupp Elected Chairman of NTTC

John Schaupp is the new NTTC chairman, announced at the NTTC annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif.

The National Tank Truck Carriers elected John "Hans" Schaupp chairman at the NTTC's recent annual meeting in San Francisco

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June 14, 2012 - Industry News

TA to Open Another Free Fitness Facility

TA hopes to have 50 fitness rooms like this one open by the end of the year.

TravelCenters of America will open another StayFit fitness center at TA Dallas South, located at I-20, Exit 472/I-635 in Dallas. This location, scheduled to open next month, will mark the 40th StayFit fitness center in the TA and Petro Stopping Centers full service travel center network

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June 14, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Names New CFO, Parts and Service Head

Daimler Trucks North America announced several key transitions in the company's senior leadership ranks, effective July 1

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June 14, 2012 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan: Safety, Emissions Regs Ensure Steady Revenues for Aftermarket

The heavy-duty aftermarket industry has little to no fear, as the number of commercial vehicles in operation is expected to multiply from 6.5 million units in 2010 to 7.6 million units in 2017, according to a new analysis from industry research firm Frost & Sullivan

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June 13, 2012 - Industry News

Women in Trucking President/CEO to Speak at Australian Conference

The Transport Women Australia LTD annual conference in September in Melbourne, Australia, will include an international perspective from Women In Trucking Association's President and CEO, Ellen Voie

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June 13, 2012 - Industry News

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Names VP of Marketing, North America

Travis Bouck has joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root as vice president of marketing, North America.

Travis Bouck has joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root as vice president of marketing, North America. In this role, Bouck will lead the Greensboro, N.C.-based marketing team in positioning and product strategy, business development and new-product introduction

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June 12, 2012 - Industry News

TransCore DAT: May Surpasses April's Record Freight Volume

In May, TransCore's DAT North American Freight Index again achieved record freight volume in a single month, surpassing the record set in April by 1.7%. On a year-over-year basis, volume increased 25%

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