Slice of Life blog extended

| August 21, 2009

The Slice of Life blog, in which three truckers describe their experiences driving the Cascadia, has been extended, Freightliner Trucks announced. The fleet says the program will stay because of its popularity and the drivers’ ...

Extended warranty on PowerPacks

| August 21, 2009

Detroit Diesel PowerPacks are now available with an extended 2-year, 150,000-mile warranty if installed at authorized Detroit Diesel service outlets. Remanufactured to original equipment specifications, Detroit Diesel reliabilt fuel injectors are calibrated at precise pressures and ...

Kinedyne awards scholarships

| August 21, 2009

Kinedyne Corporation recently awarded Cass Sheridan, of Prattville, Ala., and Shaley Smalley, of Albany, Minn., $2,500 for college in a new collaboration with the Alabama and Minnesota state trucking associations. Recipients for the first year of ...

Daimler’s RunSmart wins award

| August 21, 2009

Daimler Trucks North America’s new RunSmart predictive Cruise system won the best Service and Application for Commercial Vehicles Award by Telematics Update. Developed by Daimler with digital map data from NAVTEQ, the computer system ...

Bentz closes operations

Deirdra Drinkard | August 21, 2009

Bentz Transport Products, Inc., in Fort Wayne, Ind., will close Aug. 18 after 17 years of business, the company announced today. Keith Bentz, president of the aftermarket sleeper cabs manufacturer, said that the closing was due ...

Counteract shows bead test results

| August 21, 2009

Tests of tire-balancing products have produced varying results, but the most precise and properly conducted tests validate Counteract Balancing Beads, based in Georgetown, Canada, company officials said Thursday at the Great American Trucking Show. “It’s basic ...

Navy veteran named 2008 Arkansas Driver of the Year

| August 20, 2009

The Arkansas Trucking Association named German émigré Toni Chandler (Antje Luitjens) its 2008 Driver of the Year. Already retired from the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer First Class when she joined CalArk International ...

Building a rainy day fund

| August 20, 2009

In recent months I’ve covered steps to help you survive the downturn in the economy: • Set clear written goals. • Focus on the bottom line. • Eliminate or minimize debt. Focusing on the bottom line requires looking ...

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