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May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Cargotec Supports Special Olympics Kansas with $20,000 Donation

Ken McGovern, left, Sheriff of Douglas County, Kans., passed the Special Olympics Kansas Torch to Jeff Curry, Sheriff of Franklin County, Kan., during the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run that passed through Ottawa, Kan., on Tuesday May 29.

Cargotec Solutions LLC., manufacturer of Ottawa Terminal Tractors, presented two checks for $10,000 to the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises money and awareness for Special Olympics Kansas

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May 30, 2012 - Industry News

TRALA Names College Scholarship Recipients

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association announced the two winners of its scholarship for children of member-company employees for outstanding scholastic and personal achievements. Akhil Patel of Westerville, Ohio, and Yuxin Guo of Columbus, Ind., have each been awarded $5,000 scholarship

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May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Horton Holding Inc. Receives Paw of Approval Award

Horton Holding Inc. was given the Paw of Approval Award for extraordinary accomplishments in CO2 reductions. Given annually to a local business, the 2012 award was presented by Polar Bears International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to polar bear conservation, and by the Como Zoo and its partner Como Friends.

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May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Adds Three Field Representatives

Joining Phillips as Territory Sales Managers are (from left) Nick Chelman in the Southeast, Kent Crymes in the Southern region and Thomas Lewis in the South Atlantic region.

Phillips Industries has added three new Territory Sales Managers in its effort to put more people in the field representing the company with sales and technical support

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May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Open Seven New Locations

Pilot Flying J announced plans to open seven new travel centers and travel plazas in June and July

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May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Diesel Opens Louisville, Ky., Location

Republic Diesel Inc. has opened a new parts distribution facility in Louisville, Ky., at 4670 Jennings Lane

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May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Wabash National Begins Production of Carbon Steel Vacuum Tankers

Weighing in at 16,750 lbs., vacuum tankers built by Wabash National are primarily used by customers in the oil and gas industry for fracking operations.

Wabash National Corp. announced production of its first carbon steel vacuum tanker, designed to transport bulk non-hazardous liquids primarily for the oil and gas industry. The new product offering will add up to 60 additional jobs for Wabash National in Lafayette, Ind.

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May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Hendrickson Specialty Auxiliary Axle Systems wins Pace Award

The Pace award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance

Hendrickson Specialty Auxiliary Axle Systems was named a 2012 Automotive News Pace (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award winner for its Compliant Tie Rod and Dampening System with PerfecTrak Technology

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May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Industry Leaders: Companies Need to Evolve to Survive

Transportation companies need to migrate and evolve as a matter of survival, said Derek Leathers, President and COO of Werner Enterprises, during his keynote address at the 8th annual ALK Transportation Technology Summit this month

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May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Makes Engineering Personnel Changes

Fontaine Modification, provider of custom truck modification services, has made several personnel changes

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May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Alcoa Wheels Cradle-to-Cradle Certified at Silver Level

The evaluation of Alcoa wheels was conducted by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, a global sustainability consulting and product certification firm that developed the Cradle to Cradle concept in 1995.

Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products announced that its global line of wheel products are now Cradle to Cradle Certified at the Silver level, resulting from material choices and production processes that are environmentally safe and healthy and aluminum that is infinitely recyclable

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May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Toledo Spring Marks 80 Years

Toledo Spring of Toledo, Ohio, is celebrating 80 years in business. Founded in 1932 by Gunnard Rubini, Toledo Spring is a third generation, family-owned business

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May 24, 2012 - Industry News

PeopleNet Announces Executive Promotions

Mark Botticelli has joined PeopleNet as executive vice president and head of technology, and several company veterans have been promoted to executive-level positions

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May 23, 2012 - Industry News

In the End, Truckers' Costs are Shippers' Costs, Too

When carriers try to explain their challenges to their customers, the response often is, "That's your problem." But that attitude serves neither the carrier nor the shipper very well, says Michael Regan, president of TranzAct Technologies

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May 23, 2012 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces 2011 Dealers of the Year

Montreal Mitsubishi Fuso won the Mitsubishi Fuso North American Dealer of the Year award. Left to right: Pierre Martin, dealer principal; Nathalie Roy, sales manager; Todd Bloom, president & CEO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Logan Township, N.J., announced its 2011 North American Dealer of the Year awards. Each year, MFTA recognizes its most outstanding dealers in the U.S. and Canada for overall performance sales, parts sales and service performance

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May 22, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Westpac Heavy Duty

FleetPride, retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, acquired the assets of Westpac Heavy Duty Inc., doing business as C.W. Carter Co., of Phoenix, Ariz., and Westpac Heavy Duty of California LLC, located in Mira Loma, Calif

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May 21, 2012 - Industry News

L.W.'s Pilot in Perry, Utah, Adds Shorepower

The Perry, Utah location is one of 50 truckstops on major freight corridors that are receiving plug-in-power installations through the federally funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project.

Plug-in power to help truckers reduce idling is now available at L.W.'s Pilot Travel Plaza at Exit 362 on I-84/15 in Perry, Utah

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May 21, 2012 - Industry News

New Rubber Source: Russian Dandelions?

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations recently conducted research on the Russian Dandelion as a commercially viable, renewable source of high-quality, tire-grade rubber

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May 21, 2012 - Industry News

Old World Industries Names VP of Marketing

Old World Industries hired Bryan Emrich as vice president of marketing

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May 18, 2012 - Industry News

Freightliner Presents Ride of Pride Trucks to Schneider and Cargo Transporters

The Detroit DD15-equipped trucks feature custom graphics that show support for active duty personnel, veterans, POWs and their families.

Freightliner Trucks marked its 10th year of participation in the Rolling Thunder Ride of Pride program by presenting Schneider National and Cargo Transporters with new Freightliner Cascadia Ride of Pride trucks

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May 17, 2012 - Industry News

Berard Transportation, Emmert International Win SC&RA Hauling Awards

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association awarded the Hauling Job of the Year Awards to Berard Transportation, Loreauville, La., for a moving job and Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore., for both the Hauling over 160,000 Pounds category and the Hauling under 160,000 Pounds category.

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May 17, 2012 - Industry News

Remy Signs Supply Agreement with Quantum

Remy International has agreed to supply its HVH250 motors to Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

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May 16, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Honors Driver for Humanitarian Efforts

The National Private Truck Council awarded Kevin Weaver, a driver with the Upstate Niagara Cooperative who operates out of Buffalo, N.Y., with its Humanitarian Award during the group's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition recently in Cincinnati

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May 16, 2012 - Industry News

Court Papers: EPA Penalties Keep Navistar in Class 8 Business

Navistar cannot meet heavy-duty emission standards and is surviving in the Class 8 business because the Environmental Protection Agency is permitting it to pay nonconformance penalties, according to court documents filed by the company and the agency. Competing engine manufacturers have petitioned for review of EPA's action, arguing that the agency should not allow Navistar to pay the penalties without going through a formal comment process.

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May 15, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers into Hall of Fame

Four truck drivers, who have together logged more than 14 million miles of safe driving in more than 140 years of service, were honored by the National Private Truck Council and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Driver Hall of Fam

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