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August 28, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 0.3% in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.3 percent in July, marking the first month-to-month increase since March of this year. The not-seasonally adjusted index decrease

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2007 - Industry News

Texaco Syn-Star GL 75W-90 Offers Extended Drains

Chevron Products Co. has introduced a new Texaco Syn-Star GL SAE 75W-90 designed to meet Revision C of Dana Corp.'s (Spicer Axle Division) SHAES 256 specification, which went into effect in the second quarter of 2007.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 23, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Completes Acquisition of Contract Freighters

Con-way Inc. has completed its $750 million acquisition of Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), a privately held North American truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo. The acquisition adds to Con-way's portfolio a company

August 22, 2007 - Industry News

NPTC, J.J. Keller Host Free HOS Webcast Tuesday

In response to the recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling vacating portions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service regulations, the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has teamed with J.J. Keller & Associates Inc.

Tags: Events

August 21, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Selects New-Hire Promotion Winners

Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation announced the winners of its new-hire promotion, offered to all drivers who graduated from orientation between May 14 and Aug. 3. Drivers were eligible for one of two prizes. The first prize, wo

August 21, 2007 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Opens 4 New Service Centers

Knight Transportation Inc. has opened one new dry van service center and three new brokerage service centers. The dry van service center is located in Dallas, Texas, and the three new brokerage centers service the Atlanta,

August 20, 2007 - Industry News

Penray Reformulates its Winter BioDiesel Fuel Treatment

Penray has reformulated its Winter Pow-R Plus BioDiesel fuel treatment with additives to help improve cetane, lubricity and fuel economy, as well as reduce emissions. "BioDiesel is here and Penray's new Winter Pow-R Plu

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 17, 2007 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Draws 7 Women Competitors

The 2007 National Truck Driving Championships will feature a record number seven female drivers competing in Minneapolis. "I'm thrilled that seven women have won state competitions through their dedicatio

Tags: Events

August 17, 2007 - Industry News

OPIS Fleet Fueling Conference Sept. 9-11 in Dallas

Today's fleets are facing an uphill battle. With nationwide retail diesel prices averaging $2.93 over the past year, savvy fleets know they have to look at other avenues to offset this enormous expense. Many attend the OPIS Fleet Fueling Conferenc

Tags: Events

August 16, 2007 - Industry News

TruckerFest Participants Cruise and Compete in the Reno Heat

Bill and Marie Sandvik took the top honors in the limited mileage combo class with their 1998 White Peterbilt 379 and 1993 Ravens flatbed.

Forty-eight trucks competed for trophies in a variety of classes at the 9th Annual TruckerFest, held at the Alamo Petro in Sparks, Nev., Aug. 10-11 as part of Reno's annual Hot August Nights classic car celebration. In addition t

Tags: Events

August 15, 2007 - Industry News

NextDiesel Biodiesel Facility Opens in Michigan

Biofuel Industries Group LLC, a privately owned holding company that provides resources and strategic direction to its alternative energy affiliates, announced the official opening of the NextDiesel biodiesel facility,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

Roadside Inspectors Compete in NAIC Championship

Roadside inspectors from across North America will convene in Minneapolis next week to view for the title of best commercial vehicle inspector during the annual North American Inspectors Championship

Tags: Events

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

Anderson Takes Delivery of Its First 19-axle Trailer

Minnesota-based Anderson Trucking Service Inc. (ATS) has taken delivery of its first 19-axle trailer, designed by ATS with the help of Trail King Industries. The new trailer will begin hauling customer loads this month.

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

Southeast Truck Show in Louisiana Canceled

The Southeast Truck Show, which was scheduled for Sept. 27-29 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport, has been cancelled. Dale Sommers, "The Truckin' Bozo," for whom the event was named,

Tags: Events

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

Hornsby and Skaggs Headline ATA Conference

Country and bluegrass superstars Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs will bring their own brand of musical magic to the 2007 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E)

Tags: Events

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Fattens Driver Paychecks Up To $4,500 Per Year

Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload carrier, this week announced a major pay increase for its company driver fleet. Under the new pay package, effective Sept. 30, drivers will earn up to $4,500 more per year

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Hosting 3 'Closing the Gap' Seminars

Improving how business people relate to their customers will be the topic of regional Closing the Gap seminars hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). A series of meetings will be offered in suppor

Tags: Events

August 10, 2007 - Industry News

PEI Seeks Comments on Storage Tank RP

The comment period is now open for the Petroleum Equipment Institute's latest draft, called the Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of Underground Storage Tank Systems. This latest Recommended Practices draft was produce

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

NPTC Safety Confab Sept. 13-14 in Virginia

An all-star line-up featuring some of the nation's top safety practitioners has been confirmed for fifth annual National Safety Conference sponsored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Sept. 13-14, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Arlingto

Tags: Events

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Highlights Importance of Trucking Industry at GATS

The American Trucking Associations will salute the importance of the trucking industry at the Great American Truck Show (GATS) in Dallas Aug. 23-25. ATA programs designed to enhance and expand the industry will be showcased

Tags: Events

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Won't Lower Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee decided Tuesday to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent, citing lingering inflation concerns

Tags: Economy

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Transport America Recognizes Top Drivers

Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America recently announced its May and June Drivers of the Month for 2007. Each driver is recognized for his outstanding service to Transport America and the company's customers.

August 6, 2007 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships Host Charity Drives

The trucking industry will kick off the 2007 National Truck Driving Championships with two charity drives aimed at helping both those in the local Minneapolis community and nationwide. The National Truck Driving Championships includes th

Tags: Events

August 3, 2007 - Industry News

Polaris Labs Provides Fluid Analysis for Terex

Terex Roadbuilding and Polaris Laboratories announced this month the implementation of the equipment manufacturer's new managed maintenance fluid analysis program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 3, 2007 - Industry News

Western Star Celebrates 40th Anniversary at GATS

Western Star Trucks is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2007, and will mark the occasion at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas, Aug. 23-25. The Western Star booth will be decked out with anniversary décor

Tags: Events

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