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SKF introduces lug locking device

SKF introduces its lug lock device, a mechanism designed to alert fleet maintenance personnel of a loosened wheel nut before it backs off the stud. ...

Automotive Axles Ltd. celebrates 30th anniversary

Automotive Axles Ltd. (AAL), a joint venture of Kalyani Group and Meritor Inc., recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with more than 1,000 customers, suppliers and employees at its manufacturing facility in Mysore, India. “Because of the trust vested in us by our customers and the value recognized by ...

Freight index down 1.5 percent in February, year-to-year up 4.1 percent

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry declined 1.5 percent in February from January, falling after two ...

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. resumes production

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), the parent company of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., has announced that it will resume production of vehicles at the company’s main Kawasaki Plant on April 20. This will be the first scheduled production run for the plant since a ...

Trucking industry safety performance reached record levels in 2009

The rate of truck-involved fatalities on U.S. highways fell to 1.17 per 100 million miles in 2009 — making that year the trucking industry's safest since the federal government began keeping track in 1975. The rate fell 14.1 percent from the revised fatality rate of 1.37 in 2008, according ...

ATA chairman testifies before House subcommittee on hazmat issues

American Trucking Associations Chairman Barbara Windsor, president and chief executive officer of Hahn Transportation, testified Tuesday, April 12, before the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. The hearing, entitled “Reducing Regulatory Burdens and Ensuring Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials,” was part of the subcommittee’s ...

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim recommended for VPP Star status

Hendrickson’s Bumper and Trim facility in Crest Hill, Ill., was recognized recently as a Star site, the highest recognition within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program. OSHA’s team performed a comprehensive audit of the facility in June 2010, including a thorough review of the facilities ...

Accuride de Mexico earns supplier award from Navistar

Accuride Corp. announced that Navistar Inc.’s International recently named Accuride de Mexico its 2010 Supplier of the Year for outstanding sales in the aftermarket through Navistar’s dealer network. Accuride’s 2010 sales of steel and aluminum wheels through Navistar’s dealer network increased 300 percent over 2009 levels. “It is an ...

FleetPride acquires Cimarron Truck Parts, Oklahoma Truck Supply

FleetPride Inc., an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced Monday, April 11, that it has acquired the assets of Cimarron Truck Parts in Cushing, Okla., and Oklahoma Truck Supply in Muskogee, Okla. Both companies previously were owned by East Tulsa Truck Parts and Equipment ...

FTR Shippers Condition Index continues to fall

FTR Associates’ Shippers’ Condition Index (SCI) has continued to decline, which FTR says reflects tightening capacity in the trucking sector. The short term forecast for the SCI calls for continued deterioration from the current reading of -7.7 as the outlook for capacity shortages worsens.  The SCI sums up ...