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EPA chief to step down

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Lisa Jackson announced Thursday that she will step down after four years with the agency. During her time with the EPA, Jackson oversaw efforts to curb carbon-dioxide ...

Price of diesel continues to fall

For the ninth time in 10 weeks, the price of diesel fuel fell.  The Department of Energy said Thursday the average price per gallon of diesel dropped 2.2 cents to settle at $3.923, ...

Growth in OE truck tires will be slow in ’13

Citing increased demand for commercial trucks and trailers, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) said shipments of commercial OE tires will climb by upwards of 5 percent for 2012. Tire shipments are expected to reach ...

Freightliner announces factory, warehouse for NC

Freightliner has plans to construct a $26 million warehouse and factory in Gastonia, N.C., the Gaston Gazette recently reported.  The site will accommodate a 310,000-square-foot building for warehousing, light manufacturing and assembly, a ...

Pilecki named COO at M&K

Ted Pilecki has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of M&K Quality Truck Sales. He previously served as senior vice president and general manager for the company's dealerships in Michigan and Indiana. ...

Canada’s first LNG truck now available

Ontario's Excellence Peterbilt now offers what it claims as Canada’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled Class 8 rental truck. “In collaboration with our partners, Peterbilt Motors, PacLease, Gaz Metro Transport Solutions and Westport ...

Peterbilt gives record amount to United Way

Peterbilt Motors Co. provided a $346,464 donation to the United Way of Denton County, Texas' 2012 fundraising campaign recently. Peterbilt employees’ contributions raised a record-setting amount through several fundraising activities conducted at the ...

Gladstone Capital invests in Ag Trucking, Inc.

Gladstone Capital Corporation announced a $14 million investment in Ag Trucking, Inc. earlier this week. Ag Trucking, a, Indiana-based regional food-grade liquid and dry bulk carrier based, was founded in 1978 and serves large international ...

Continental Tire forecasts global retread growth

Continental Tire the America’s Commercial Vehicle Tire Business – finishing out 2012 with significant growth in the Americas retreading market – unit detailed some of its plans for expansion of the ContiLifeCycle retreading ...

Campbell Freightliner breaks ground for NJ dealership

Campbell Holdings, LLC – the parent company of Campbell Supply Company and Campbell Freightliner – celebrated Christmas with a big announcement.  The company this month announced the ground breaking of a new facility which ...

Oliver Rubber releases new trailer retread

Oliver Rubber recently launched its ULP Trailer (Ultra Low Profile), a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay verified retread for wide base single tires. Oliver says ULP Trailer is designed for long haul wide ...

Top 5 stories of 2012

Navistar is one of the trucking industry giants, and the company dominated headlines in 2012 – logging three of the spots on our top five most popular stories list.  The popularity of each story is ...

What would Santa’s sleigh look like in your showroom today?

We've all seen pictures of Santa's sleigh, right? But doesn't it look a little dated? A team of GE scientists and engineers have introduced several new features to Santa’s sleigh, which bring the jolly ...

Roadrunner buys Direct Connection

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. announced Friday that it has acquired all outstanding stock of Direct Connection Transportation (DCT), a non-asset truckload service provider based in Phoenix for $1.3 million in cash. “The DCT ...