Archive | December, 2018
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Kinedyne Introduces Ergonomically Advanced EASE-Z Winch Bars

Kinedyne LLC, a world-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control technologies, including cargo securement, capacity and access solutions for the transportation industry, announced the formal introduction of its new EASE-Z Winch Bar family today. The EASE-Z Winch Bar is a patented Z-shaped winch bar that rotates 360 degrees, providing users with greater leverage. The bar […]

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New Kenworth W990 Now Available for Order

The Kenworth W990, the new long-hood conventional that establishes a new industry standard, is now available for order. The Kenworth W990 leverages the 67-year evolution of the iconic W900 platform to provide Kenworth customers with a product that captures the pride, image, freedom, and spirit of trucking; and continues Kenworth’s tradition of offering driver-focused trucks. […]

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Daimler Trucks North America Delivers Its First Battery-Electric Commercial Truck to Penske Truck Leasing

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet – a Freightliner eM2 – to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018. This delivery marks a key milestone in the real-world application of battery-electric commercial vehicles, as well as […]

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Kinedyne Broadens Grip Link Family with 7- and 8-Millimeter Heavy-Duty Stud Tire Chains for Off-Road Applications

Kinedyne LLC, a world-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control technologies, including cargo securement, capacity and access solutions for the transportation industry, introduced the two newest members of its Grip Link Brand Tire Chain family. The new 7- and 8-millimeter heavy-duty stud tire chains are designed exclusively for off-road use. Grip Link Brand Tire Chains already […]

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Cooper Tire Wins Global 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Awards for Discoverer AT3™ Family of Tires and Discoverer True North™

Cooper Tire announced today that its Discoverer AT3™ family of tires, which includes three distinct all-season, all terrain tires for SUVs and pick-up trucks, and its Discoverer True North™, a tire designed to provide strong grip and confident handling in winter weather, have earned 2018 GOOD DESIGN® awards from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture […]

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CIMC Intermodal Equipment Launches New Sales-Marketing Platforms that will Assist Dealers

During their annual year-end meeting held recently at the South Gate, CA headquarters, CIMC Intermodal Equipment unveiled two state-of-the-art sales and marketing platforms that will enable the company to better serve their dealers and customers.    The latest sales and marketing platforms to be utilized by CIMC Intermodal Equipment will offer marketing supply chain solutions […]

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FTR’s October Shippers Conditions Index Indicates the Worst May Be Over

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for October improved to a reading of -2.1, showing indications that the worst may well be over for shippers.  They are seeing the best environment in more than a year because of stabilizing rates and moderating fuel prices.  The range of SCI readings should continue this trend into 2019 possibly […]

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Phillips Industries Wins 2018 Davey Gold Awards for Video Productions

Phillips Industries has won four 2018 Gold Davey Awards for their video productions related to the company’s 90th-anniversary celebration.  The awards were presented for:   Best Online and Marketing Video Best Branded Entertainment Promotional/Branding Best Film/Video Direct Marketing Best Film/Video Corporate Image   The annual International Davey Awards honor the achievements of smaller creative shops.  […]

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Quinton Ward of Werner Enterprises Awarded Kenworth T680 Advantage as Top Military Veteran Rookie Driver

As part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, a former U.S. Army mechanic, instructor and career counselor was selected as the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” top military veteran rookie driver during a ceremony today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C. Winning driver Quinton Ward of Werner […]

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FTR Trucking Conditions Index for October Dips Again M/M

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for October fell to a reading of 3.17, more than a point lower than September, which had seen a significant dip from August when the TCI measure was in plus double digits. Stabilizing truckload rates and a short-lived run up in diesel prices were largely responsible for a continued deterioration in […]

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Kenworth T880s Preferred by Aggregate Hauler for Driver Comfort, Durability and Lower Cost of Operation

Roderick “Roddy” J. Valente founded R. J. Valente Gravel, Inc., in 1989 with one dump truck, a bulldozer, and dispatch located in his kitchen. Today, R. J. Valente is one of New York state’s largest material handlers. Serving the Albany, N.Y. region, the company is a family affair operated by Roddy, along with his daughter […]

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Cooper Tire and Sailun Announce Joint Venture for New TBR Tire Plant in Vietnam

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced that it has agreed to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. to build a manufacturing plant with the capacity to produce more than 2 million truck and bus radial (TBR) tires annually. Subject to closing and government approvals, the facility will be located […]

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