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FTR’s Shippers’ Condition Index Falls Significantly

FTR Associates’ Shippers’ Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the firm’s May Shippers Update fell significantly to a reading of -11.4 reflecting tightening capacity and accelerating transport costs.  The SCI sums up ...

ATA Supports NAFTA Pilot Program, But Raises Some Concerns

In comments filed May 13, 2011, the American Trucking Associations says it supports the efforts of the Obama administration to implement the cross-border trucking provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement, ...

Fontaine Modification, Fyda Freightliner And GSP Marketing Form Partnership

Fontaine Modification Company, Fyda Freightliner and GSP Marketing, Inc. have formed a partnership that has resulted in the MP8000/M2-106 Dual Stand-UP Drive COMBO multi-purpose collection truck. The truck combines three, proven collection technologies The ...

Horton Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

Horton has attained ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification. The certification applies to Horton facilities in Roseville, Minn., Britton, S.D., and Carmel, Ind. ISO 14001:2004 is a global specification covering processes and practices ...

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Launches Facebook And Twitter Pages

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.’s Facebook and Twitter pages will feature photos and videos, news, tire tips and prize giveaways. The Toyo Tires’ Facebook page also include videos and downloadable wallpaper featuring the Toyo ...

Rove To Deliver Keynote Address at Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference

Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush, will share his political insights with attendees during the second-annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, Aug. 24-25, 2011 ...

Volvo Trucks Recognizes Top North American Parts Dealer of 2010

Volvo Trucks’ named Westfall Odell Truck Sales of Kansas City, Mo. Its Parts Dealer of the Year.  The award recognizes the accomplishments and performance of North America’s top parts organization. Dealers are ...

Navistar Launches Dealer Training

Navistar is providing a series of in-depth, hands-on training programs designed to educate and empower its dealer organization to be even better partners. Throughout the month, Navistar is hosting a series of comprehensive ...

Kinedyne Announces Third Annual College Scholarship Program

Kinedyne has launched its third annual Kinedyne Cares College Scholarship Program, which in 2011 will provide a $2,500 award to one applicant each from the Alabama and New Jersey state trucking associations. To ...

Pulse of Commerce Index Falls 0.5 Percent in April

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), issued May 11 by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Ceridian Corporation fell 0.5 percent on a seasonally and workday adjusted basis in April, ...

Meritor and Pressure Systems International Renew Strategic Alliance

Meritor, Inc. and Pressure Systems International (PSI) have announced the renewal of their strategic alliance covering the distribution of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI in North America. Under terms of ...

Haldex Receives Award From Caterpillar

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems earned Caterpillar‘s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) bronze award at the Marion, N.C. facility. This facility builds new and remanufactured products (mostly air compressors) for Caterpillar’s air braked ...

New Firestone Drive Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Group (BCSG), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is introducing the new Firestone brand FD695 PLUS drive tire. The FD695 PLUS is approved for use on Environmental Protection ...

Hume Named Regional Manager At Hutchens

Hutchens Industries announces the promotion of Kandy Hume to regional manager for the Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, western Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota. She will be responsible for calling on existing ...