Industry Briefs

Lucas Oil founder’s early days

| March 28, 2012

Forrest Lucas said he bought his first truck when he was 21, and he and his wife eventually expanded to 14 trucks.

Heartland wins carrier award

| March 27, 2012

Heartland Express Inc., based in North Liberty, Iowa, has been named the 2011 Winegard Truckload Carrier of the Year, the Burlington, Iowa-based antenna maker said. The award is the first such honor from the antenna maker ...

Filter manufacturer named leader in national market

| March 26, 2012

Baldwin has been named a leader in filtration marketing in a recent report published by Frost and Sullivan, which included an analysis of the Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket 2012. Part of the Clarcor network, the filter maker ...

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.

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