Special Coverage, Business

Trucker Buddy Expands Charity Work

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trucker Buddy International said it is expanding its program in South Carolina with the help of Meritor Inc., donating money to 19 schools with underwriting from PeopleNet, and honored a group of truck drivers and school teachers.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 2, 2016
Business Offers New Carrier, Broker Payment Program announced that it has started a new payment program that is designed to give fleets more control over cash flow and aid brokers in their efforts to increase revenue.

April 1, 2016

Former USA Truck CEO Simone Dies at 54

John Simone, photo by USA Truck Inc.

Former USA Truck Inc. CEO John Simone has died at 54.

March 30, 2016

It All Comes Down to Inches During Louisiana Truck Driving Championships

The 2016 Louisiana Motor Transport Association Truck Driving Championships took place March 18-19 in Baton Rouge and for 108 drivers it was a chance to test their skill and knowledge against their peers.

George Morris | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
March 29, 2016

USA Truck Appoints Susan Chambers to Board

Truckload carrier USA Truck Inc. named Susan Chambers, a former senior executive with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to its board as part of an effort to strengthen its governance structure.

March 24, 2016
Business, Government

Jim Runk to Retire After Nearly 44 Years With Pennsylvania MTA

Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association President Jim Runk announced his retirement pending the expected hiring of a successor this summer.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2016
Business, Autonomous

DOE Debuts 2nd Phase of SuperTruck

Evan Lockridge for Transport Topics

In its effort to continue to enhance energy efficiency across the trucking industry, the Department of Energy announced a second phase of its popular SuperTruck program.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 7, 2016

Deep Reduction Option Available on Mack's mDrive Transmission

INDIANAPOLIS — Vocational customers of Mack Trucks using automated mechanical transmissions now have an option of deep reduction on the mDrive transmission.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
March 3, 2016

Kenworth's T880 Now Available With Hendrickson Ultimaax Suspension

INDIANAPOLIS — Kenworth Trucks said at the Work Truck Show here that the T880 is available for order with the Hendrickson Ultimaax severe-duty rubber suspension.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
March 3, 2016

Ford Launches New, Lighter Super Duty Pickup

INDIANAPOLIS — Ford Motor Co. launched an all-new Super Duty pickup range for 2017 whose main feature is the use of military-grade aluminum throughout the cab, leading to significant weight savings.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
March 3, 2016