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Upcoming HBO Documentary "War Dog" and its UTA Connection

War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend is an HBO Documentary about three soldiers and the dogs they partnered with in Iraq and Afghanistan airs on Veteran's Day (November, 11th), on HBO on Demand. It will air on the main HBO network on November 13. We are proud to report that one of the three soldiers profiled--John Dixon-is the son-in-law of UTA member Gary Conleay. ... read more...
Jayne Denham Releases Single and Official Music Video: STACKS

Country rock’s Jayne Denham, has dropped the official music video for her latest single Stacks which is racing up the charts, hitting #4 on the Australian Country Tracks Top 40 after only two weeks. The video premiered recently at The Great American Trucking Show, in Dallas Texas, which she was invited to perform for the second time. ... read more...
Nikola and Bosch Team on Design for Hydrogen Long-Haul Electric Trucks

Nikola Motor Company, the Utah-based company that is working on building heavy-duty transport trucks using hybrid hydrogen-electric powertrains, announced today that it’s partnering with global automotive industry supply leader Bosch to design and build said powertrains. The company also revealed the first ever image of its Nikola Two truck design ... read more...
Cummins Showcases Concept Tractor

Tesla may steal all the headlines but Cummins on Tuesday stole some of the Silicon Valley automaker’s thunder with the debut of its electric powertrain concept tractor. The Aeos Electric Commercial Vehicle Demonstrator, designed and built in collaboration with Roush, features a state-of-the art battery pack that is lighter and more dense, allowing it to hold a longer charge for improved range and faster charging. ... read more...
Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series - Madison July 28th & Missouri Aug. 5th

We had a great race in Cedar Rapids earlier this month, and we'll be in Madison this weekend. Then, it's off to Lebanon, Bandit Director of Operations Brian Madsen said. We have been racing primarily in the southeastern United States, so a few races in the Midwest will help introduce us to ... read more...
United Pacific Industries announces UPI Car Show

Connecting community and car enthusiasts; United Pacific Industries is teaming up with Roxanne’s Events to bring you Rigs and Rods, a classic car and truck show to Long Beach. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. ... read more...
Driver Dividends - Addison Based Company Goes Public

Four months ago, Addison businessman Don Daseke took his transportation company public for typical reasons: He needed money to finance his rapid expansion plan. But one motivation topped all others: Daseke wanted to give his drivers a piece of the action. ... read more...
Travis Body Names Top Dealers

Travis Body & Trailer has honored C.M.C. Trailer Distributors, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, as its No. 1 Dealer for 2016. The company also has named its top overall dealers, best new dealer and the most improved dealer for the past year. ... read more...
The Number 1 Problem With DPF/DEF

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announces its Paragould, Ark., dry van manufacturing plant recently manufactured its 150,000th dry van, a 4000D-X Composite TBR, which was sold to Spirit Truck Lines by Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texas, Inc. ... read more...
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Reaches Dry Van Milestone

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announces its Paragould, Ark., dry van manufacturing plant recently manufactured its 150,000th dry van, a 4000D-X Composite TBR, which was sold to Spirit Truck Lines by Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texas, Inc. ... read more...
SmartTruck Expands National Sales Team

SmartTruck, the innovative leader in fuel-saving trailer aerodynamics for the trucking industry, announced today the appointment of John Brown as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Mr. Brown will lead the companys drive to establish and maintain its position as the trucking ... read more...
Optimism Fuels Brisk Sales Activity at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

As multiple construction and manufacturing industry segments converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11, 2017, manufacturers and customers voiced widespread economic optimism. “This has been one of the best editions of CONEXPO-CON/AGG – ever,” said Rich Goldsbury, 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG chair and CEO and President Doosan Bobcat North America & Oceania. ... read more...
Kinedyne Expands Alabama Facility, Creates up to 100 Local Jobs

Kinedyne improves competitive position by combining engineering, manufacturing, quality control, supply chain management, customer service and government contract functions in one facility with almost a quarter of a million square feet. ... read more...
Hazel Lane Auto Sales Buys Trucks - Any Year, Make, Model, Condition

They focus on damaged and total loss units and purchase trucks with ‘only’ mechanical issues as well. They buy from Insurance companies on the “total loss” units and with shipping companies looking to turn-over the fleet or simply not go through the hassle of sending the truck to auction and then praying for high returns. ... read more...
Jayne Denham Makes Her US Debut Performance in Dallas, TX

The Australian renegades hopes of performing in the US became a reality this past August as she was honored when Red Eye Radio invited her to perform at the #GATS Truck Show in Dallas, TX. Along with her performance at the Red Eye Radio stage, she also performed with 650 WSM Radio Stage and also sang to The Women in Trucking Community ... read more...
USGS: Largest oil deposit ever found in U.S. discovered in Texas

The U.S. Geological Survey recently discovered the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever found in the United States, officials said Tuesday. The agency announced that the Wolfcamp shale, located in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin, contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquid. ... read more...
Best Used Trucks is building a new facility in Rhome, Texas

Best Used Trucks is building a new facility on Highway 114 in Rhome, Texas and will move before the end of the year. Eddie Walker, President, is happy for the move as the congestion on I35 W is getting to be quite a problem for truckers as many of you know. ... read more...
A Record Breaking 8th Annual Truck Show for 4 State Trucks

4 State Trucks, home of the Chrome Shop Mafia, hosted their 8th annual Guilty By Association Truck Show and customer expo September 23-24, 2016 at their headquarters just off I-44 at exit 4 in Joplin, Missouri. ... read more...
CMT World Premieres Dynamic Rising Artist Karen Waldrup

International media power player CMT world premiered the music video for rising star Karen Waldrup’s music video for “I Got That Kind of Time” today across all platforms. Since the video for the independent artist was released this morning, it’s landed on the top trending spot ... read more...
2016 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition

The 2016 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) is the trucking industry’s must-attend event for top executives. No other meeting attracts as many CEOs and senior managers. MCE offers unparalleled access to government and industry policy makers ... read more...
TVC PRO-DRIVER Truckers Voice In Court

TVC Pro-Driver has been protecting drivers and their families for over 30 years. And with over a 92% success rate fighting tickets and accidents for our members, it is no wonder we have helped over 500,000 commercial drivers, and are approaching 14 million ... read more...
Pork Rind Leader Gives Back to National Charitable Organization

Southern Recipe, the preferred pork rind brand, will honor the more than 3.5 million hard working truck drivers in our country who travel nearly 400 billion miles each year with its 5th Annual Truck Driver Appreciation campaign. ... read more...
Multi-Faceted Country Music Artist Coffey Anderson Goes Viral

Multi-faceted country music artist and entertainer Coffey Anderson goes viral stop the violence - What to do when you get pulled over by police garners over 30 million views ... read more...
NATDA releases dealer education lineup for trade show

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) has released the official Dealer Education lineup for the 2016 NATDA Trade Show & Convention. The 2016 NATDA Trade Show & Convention will be held Sept. 8-10, 2016, at the Music City Center in ... read more...
UTA Board President McColgan Passes Away

The board of directors of the Used Truck Association (UTA) has announced the death of current board president Michael McColgan. McColgan passed away Monday, May 30, 2016. He had been a vital member of the ... read more...
Factoring with Century Finance

When you choose Century Finance, LLC, you are choosing a factor that knows the transportation industry and wants to be with you for the long haul! Century Finance, LLC was formed in 2004 as a factoring company dedicated to America’s Truckers. Our goal has always been to ... read more...
Jimmy Haslam Fights Deposition Order in Pilot Flying J Case

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam has asked an Alabama judge to reconsider, amend or vacate a deposition order that could force him to testify in court for the first time regarding the rebate scheme plaguing the $31 billion family truck stop chain. Attorney Joseph McCorkle Jr., representing Haslam, filed the motion to ... read more...
Superior Trailer Sales & Leasing - Our Newest Branch!

Located on approximately 12 acres between New Braunfels and San Marcos on the east side of I-35. Exits are at York Creek Rd. or Old Bastrop Hwy. Branch manager, Wade Barfield is supported by sales staff including Chad Cochran and Trey Reynolds. Contact Wade or his staff at 830-629-2822 for any new or used trailer needs ... read more...
Peterbilt Expanding Denton Manufacturing Facility

Peterbilt Motors Company has broken ground on a 102,000 sq.-ft. expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. The new building will be located just north of the plant and provide additional capacity for production and testing. ... read more...
ATA Executive Leadership Forum - Industry Speaker: Jim Hebe

Jim Hebe is a distinguished veteran of the trucking industry. He began his career with International Harvester Company in the early 1970’s as a trainee in its management program, and has since served in senior executive-level positions with several major truck manufacturers, including Kenworth, Freightliner and Navistar. Over the span of ... read more...
Couples Make The Most of The Driving Experience

Eddie Burt first obtained his CDL in 1999. For the last 17 years he has enjoyed a career with various companies, but has worked for Builders Transportation out of Memphis, Tennessee since 2012. “I really like what I do. I like the spontaneity of it,” says Eddie. Of course like most truck drivers, he does miss home and family. “It’s always best when my wife ... read more...
Daseke Inc.’s Scott Wheeler Named CFO of the Year

ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 16, 2015 – The Dallas Business Journal has named Scott Wheeler, Daseke Inc.’s EVP and CFO, as CFO of the Year in its middle market ($25 million to $750 million) category. The announcement was made in the journal’s Oct. 30 issue. he award to Scott could not be more well-deserved, said Don Daseke, CEO of Daseke Inc., which has become the largest ... read more...
Drivers Share Tangible Results From EnerBurn

Owner-operators and small fleets are just some of the transport businesses who are enjoying the benefits of EnerBurn®. EnerBurn is a diesel fuel performance catalyst that is fast becoming a trusted, market-based solution for Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) clogging and “regen” issues. The maintenance costs and down-time associated ... read more...
Adding Capacity by Recruiting Female Drivers - Live Webinar

Women are 52% of the workforce, yet they comprise only six percent of the driver population. You can utilize unrealized potential and fill half of the empty seats with some of the best drivers on the road today by attracting more women to your company. Per capita, women truckers have half the crashes men do, and those crashes are at slower speeds and are less than half as likely to ... read more...
All Truck Parts & Equipment Opens Western Star Dealer

After 50 years in the used truck sales and parts business, All Truck Parts & Equipment has joined with Daimler Trucks North America as the South’s newest dealer of Western Star Trucks.

“It’s a market we’ve been looking to enter for some time. We have always catered to the vocational market so the Western Star is a perfect complement to our ... read more...

Jordan Truck Sales is Your Place for Quality Equipment

Jordan Truck Sales is your place to shop for quality equipment from experienced people.

We have been in business for 28 years and have earned our reputation for having the best selection of quality used trucks and for customer service second to none. In 2005, the Truck Blue Book presented us the award of being the "Independent Used Truck Dealer of the Year".

Jordan Truck Sales began in 1987 when Ronnie Jordan took a leap of faith to start his own business after a ... read more...

3,000,000 Miles and Still Running

Pat and Vickie Herring and their 1999 Peterbilt just received their third Million Mile Club award from Caterpillar. Their Peterbilt 379 Sleeper purchased new in 1999 has had two overhauls and has seen a lot of country in those 3 million miles. The truck spec’ed with ... read more...

UNITED PACIFIC Car & Truck Show - July 18th, 2015

Come out and join us at the First Annual UNITED PACIFIC Car and Truck show on Saturday, July 18th, 2015 in 3788 Conant St. Longbeach CA 90808, from 12pm to 5pm. Space is limited to 300 cars,. Register early. Big trophy and cash prize for the best of best in show ... read more...
The 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show Highlights

The 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show was another record breaking event for the heavy-duty trucking industry with an attendance of over 81,000! Truck Market News.com was there to check out all of the latest and greatest in the trucking industry ... read more...
Truck Tires and Speed Limits Do Not Mix

DETROIT — Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states ... read more...
Women In Trucking Association Partners with NASCAR Driver

Since 1992, Morrill Worcester, founder of Wreaths Across America (www.wreathsacrossamerica.org) has been making remembrance wreaths for our service members graves to honor their service to our country. Since then, volunteers and donors place more than 540,000 wreaths on veteran’s graves in over 900 cemeteries annually including over 142,700 at Arlington last year. This year, Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is teaming with Jennifer Jo Cobb and her #10 Driven 2 Honor NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team ... read more...
Transformers 4: Peterbilt Replaced with Western Star

Looking to stoke fan excitement for the upcoming installment in the action movie franchise from director Michael Bay, Paramount has revealed a first look at an upgraded Optimus Prime and images of two new Autobots that will be battling Decepticons right alongside him. The photos, taken on the Monument Valley, Utah, set of the sequel, feature Optimus Prime as a customized Western Star truck, along with the new characters, a sleek Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse and a special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray ... read more...
Wal-Mart Unveils Futuristic Truck

Walmart showcased its futuristic truck for the first time publicly this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE) is a tractor-trailer combination that features leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and sophisticated control systems all in one package, developed in support of the company ... read more...
Jean-Claude Van Damme Does Splits Between Moving Trucks

The eye-watering stunt was done to promote Volvo Trucks new dynamic steering system and has become a YouTube hit. The Belgian actor is heard saying I have had my ups and downs. My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That is what made me what I am today. Now I stand here before you. What you see is a body crafted to perfection. A pair of legs ... read more...
Freightliner Trucks Reveals the Revolution Innovation Truck

Freightliner Trucks unveiled a forward-looking concept vehicle, the Revolution Innovation Truck. The revolutionary, full-size crossover cab was revealed today at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show. Building on Freightliners 70-year history of innovation and customer commitment, the Revolution features the latest advancements in technology while offering day cab ... read more...
Mack Names Its Top Distributors

Mack Trucks announced Wednesday that East Texas Mack Sales, LLC, of Longview, Texas has been named its 2013 North American Distributor of the Year. The annual award recognizes the top-performing distributors within Mack’s North American dealer network based on sales, facilities, service, general management, customer satisfaction, parts, personnel and community service. According to Mack ... read more...
Top 10 Lunch Trucks in America

In gas station lots, at midtown curbs, and by parks blocks from your office, idling food trucks serve tacos, lobster rolls, burgers, burritos, grilled cheese, pizza, sous-vide dishes, and high-end French food you will pay $10 or less for. Food trucks leverage lower overhead, brave (mostly) outdated municipal ... read more...
Brynn Marie Joins Benatar, Giraldo, Cheap Trick

Rising country singer/songwriter Brynn Marie kicked off her support slot on Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Cheap Trick tour this weekend with sold out shows in Lincoln, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California. Brynn Marie’s set included up-tempo single “Bandaid on A Bullet Hole,” sassy break-up ... read more...
Kings of Corpus Christi

The most important things in these mens lives were money, truck deals and then maybe beer, whiskey, woman and friends. They were brought up hard; they lived hard, worked hard and died hard. They all came from poor backgrounds but none of these men were lazy. Some worked harder than others but ... read more...
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