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ATA Truck Tonnage Index rises in March

The American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in March after falling a revised ...

Jacobs Vehicle Systems improves engine brake technology

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has made improvements to its engine brake technology. The company’s new improvements are said to deliver 50 percent more power than the traditional compression release braking product and have been designated HPD to recognize the difference from traditional compression release technology. According to Jacobs, HPD was ...

Paccar Financial celebrates 50th anniversary

Paccar Financial (PFC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. “We’re celebrating a milestone,” says Todd Hubbard, president of Paccar Financial. “The growth of Paccar’s captive finance company has been dramatic. In 1970, PFC had total assets of $87 million in its portfolio compared to $3.6 billion in ...

Webb Wheel Products adds to website

Webb Wheel Products, Inc. has added a new Training Toolbox to its website. According to the company, the material provided on the site draws on the company’s long experience in the commercial vehicle industry to clearly show the proper procedures for maintaining wheel-end components for the greatest reliability, ...

FleetPride opens distribution center in Georgia

FleetPride announced the opening of its new 150,000 sq. ft. regional distribution center in Lawrenceville, Ga. Located at 2406 Tech Center Parkway, this regional distribution center will service the heavy-duty transportation market in the southeastern U.S. Lawrenceville's inventory includes more than 40,000 SKUs and reflects the demand of FleetPride's ...

Dana Holding to buy commercial vehicle axle business from Axles India, Ltd.

Dana Holding Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Axles India, Ltd. (AIL), to acquire select assets of AIL's commercial truck axle business. Under terms of the agreement, Dana will assume full ownership of AIL's axle drive head and final axle-assembly operations. (The axle drive head ...

Trucking outlook positive, operating expenses rise

Nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of trucking company executives surveyed by GE Capital, Transportation Finance expect business conditions to improve in 2011 but they are concerned about the impact of external and internal factors on their profit margins. The rising price of diesel, a nationwide shortage of drivers and ...

New trailer door seal

VETS  (Visco-Elastic Trailer Seal) is a new, patent-pending design for dry van trailer door seals that is said to provide improved sealing and durability. Made from automotive-grade pure EPDM rubber approved for exterior applications, VETS maintains its sealing throughout temperature extremes and resists breakage, the company says. The manufacturer ...

Kenworth Truck Models brochure now available

The latest Kenworth Truck Models brochure featuring the company’s line of trucks is now available. The brochure offers key features, advantages and benefits information in sections covering the Kenworth T700, T660, T800, W900, and T440 and T470, medium-duty, off-highway and Paccar engines. Photograph shows the products in various applications. The ...

Cummins to host webinar Friday

Cummins Onan is offering a free webinar this Friday detailing new emission regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The new EPA regulations affect a wide range of vehicles with on-board generators, including fire trucks, telecom and utility fleet vehicles, towable trailers and mobile food vending trucks and ...