Industry Briefs

FTC driver assists traveler in cardiac distress

| March 26, 2012

FTC Transportation Inc. driver Jonathan “AZ” Atzenhofer has been named a Highway Angel for performing CPR on a traveler in distress, the Truckload Carriers Association said.

Old Dominion opens drayage facility in Oakland

| March 26, 2012

The company’s Oakland container drayage operation will serve all ports, rail heads and container yards, including the Port of Oakland.

Michelin offers drive tire, single-wide retread

| March 23, 2012

Michelin X Multi Energy D drive tire is for regional and the emerging super regional applications.

Dana introduces housing axle option

John Baxter | March 23, 2012

System allows axles to be adapted to either wide-base single tires or traditional duals.

WABCO showcases suspension

| March 23, 2012

The technology maximizes traction of 6x2 trucks while minimizing tire wear.

Utility introduces double deck loading system

| March 23, 2012

It uses a system of tracks and beams to create a second deck to increase freight capacity.

Bendix plans SmarTire monitor kit

| March 21, 2012

A typical kit for trailers would consist of eight wheel sensors, harnessing and a wireless receiver.

Marten increases detention pay

| March 21, 2012

Marten Transport, a Mondovi, Wis.-based carrier, has announced a raise in its detention pay.

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