Bulkmatic Transport Extends SmartDrive Video-Based Safety Program with Multi-Year Contract

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– Largest Dry Bulk Carrier Cites SmartDrive Systems’ Outstanding Support, as well as Immediate and Sustained Results, As Key Factors Leading to Renewal Decision – Fleet Reduced DOT-Recordable Preventable Accidents by 50 Percent Following SmartDrive System Adoption – Bulkmatic’s DOT-Recordable Accident Rate Averages 40 Percent Below the National Average SAN […]

Meritor® Launches Driveshaft on Demand Program

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TROY, Mich., Nov. 2017 — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced Driveshaft on Demand, a quick and economical replacement program for Meritor Xtended Lube MXL™ and Permalube™ RPL drivelines as well as Spicer® 10 Series and SPL® 170/250 driveshafts. Original equipment dealers and warehouse distributors can order replacement or customizable driveshafts at competitive prices with same-day or […]

FleetPride Holds Grand Opening Event In Montrose

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IRVING, Texas, Nov. 2017 — FleetPride, the nation’s largest independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, recently held a grand opening event to celebrate its arrival in Montrose, Colorado. The new FleetPride branch in Montrose was created through the company’s acquisition of Colton Truck Supply earlier this year. “The acquisition of Colton Truck Supply […]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 3.3% in October

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 3.3% in October Tonnage Index Up 9.9% from Year Earlier

Tonnage Index Up 9.9% from Year Earlier ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 2017 — American Trucking Associations‘ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.3% in October, following a 1.9% decline during September. In October, the index equaled 147.6 (2000=100), up from 142.9 in September. Compared with October 2016, the SA index surged 9.9%, […]

Curtis Carr Named National Safety Director of the Year

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Estes Express Lines Executive Presented Trucking Industry’s Premier Safety Award MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 2017  — Last Week, American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council announced Curtis Carr of Estes Express Lines as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. The award was presented during the Awards Banquet at the ATA Safety, Security and […]

Penske Logistics Recognizes its Top Safe Truck Drivers

Penske Logistics has introduced a new initiative to honor the safest of its North America truck drivers, with the three-tiered Premier Driver Recognition Program. (PRNewsfoto/Penske Logistics)

READING, Pa., Nov. 16, 2017 — Penske Logistics has introduced a new initiative to honor the safest of its 4,500 truck drivers across North America. The three-tiered Premier Driver Recognition Program made its debut as 26 associates were highlighted for their driving excellence at an awards ceremony in Reading, Pennsylvania. There are three program classes, correlating […]

Gary Plant Named Trucking’s National Driver of the Year

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Trucking Fleet Safety, Security Awards Presented to Winners in Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 2017 — Last week, American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council recognized outstanding trucking leaders at the Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Memphis, Tennessee. Gary Plant, professional truck driver with Walmart Transportation, was honored as trucking’s National Driver […]

Minimizer Seat Offers Adjustability, Comfort for Female Truck Drivers

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BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 15, 2017 — The Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat is designed with a truck driver’s health and safety in mind, no matter their gender. “Minimizer seats are not only comfortable for men, we need to remember there are women drivers, too,” Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg said.  “Unfortunately, due to […]

A&R Logistics Plans To Grow Fleet Over 10% In 2018

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New Tractor Order Includes Peterbilt and Freightliner Tractors LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 15, 2017 — A&R Logistics (“A&R” or the “Company”) announced today that it has ordered 75 new tractors for delivery in early 2018, including Peterbilt 567’s and Freightliner Cascadia’s. Commenting on the order, Mark R. Holden, Chief Executive Officer, stated “We are excited to be […]

Meritor Reports Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results


Fourth Quarter Revenue Increases Approximately 27 Percent Year Over Year TROY, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017. Fourth-Quarter Highlights Sales were $922 million. Net income attributable to Meritor and net income from continuing operations attributable to Meritor […]