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CRST Van Expedited increases pay

| June 24, 2010

CRST Van Expedited has announced an immediate pay increase of up to 6 cents per mile for both recent truck driving school graduates and experienced drivers, depending on their length of time with the company. “This ...

Detroit Diesel recognized for reducing energy use

| June 23, 2010

Detroit Diesel’s Engine Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., is one of the first manufacturing plants to reduce energy use in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenge, the diesel engine maker announced. The engine maker met goals ...

Stevens orders 500 aerodynamic Kenworth T700s

| June 23, 2010

Stevens Transport has ordered 500 aerodynamic Kenworth T700s equipped with 400-hp Cummins ISX engines, the Kirkland, Wash.-based truck maker announced. The tractor is certified in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program, said Kenworth Chief Engineer ...

Crankcase ventilation technology

| June 23, 2010

The crankcase ventilation system mounts easily onto the truck’s engine and meets specifications for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and original equipment maker, the company says. It implements jet pump technology to allow for placement ...

Rivetless self-setting covers

| June 23, 2010

The covers for the self-setting automatic brake adjusters help maintain optimum brake lining-to-drum clearance, the company says. The front and rear covers have no rivets and are held in place with an adhesive compound, which ...

Veteran champion tractor pullers get Shell backing

| June 22, 2010

Larry and Adam Koester, an award-winning tractor-pulling team, have sponsorship from Shell Rotella for the 2010 National Tractor Pullers Association season, the heavy-duty engine oil company announced. Larry Koester and his son, Adam Koester, are former ...

Today: The emerging driver shortage webinar

| June 22, 2010

Freight’s coming back. At the same time, new and proposed regulations threaten to drive thousands of drivers from the industry. As the recession winds down, many carriers could be hamstrung by a serious shortage of ...

| June 22, 2010

PIB TIP: TAKE STOCK ON TUESDAYS. If it’s a 2,000-mile trip, delivering the week’s first load on Tuesday may yield profit. Otherwise, Tuesday is the day to take a hard look at how many miles ...

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