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January 18, 2007 - Industry News

Swift Gives Driver Million Dollars In "Thanks a Million" Promotion

Juan De La Paz reacts as his name is announced as the million-dollar winner.

Juan De La Paz, a 28-year-old driver from Chaparral, N.M., became a millionaire Jan. 17 in Swift Transportation's second "Thanks a Million" promotion

January 17, 2007 - Industry News

USA Truck Driver Delivers 4 Million Safe Miles

Walter Spiesshoefer, a professional over-the-road driver for USA Truck Inc., has driven four million miles (the equivalent of circling the earth’s equator more than 160 times) without being involved in a preventable accident.

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Confab Feb. 13-15 in Los Angeles

The 7th annual Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference, scheduled Feb. 13-15 at the Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City, is a two-day conference on advanced clean and efficient technologies and fuels for buses and heavy duty vehicles

Tags: Events

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Put on Your Poker Face for HDAW Championships

HDeXchange Inc. invites those attending the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week to join in on the first-ever “Heavy Duty Industry Poker Championship.

Tags: Events

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Mack Sponsors Driving Skills Safety Event at World of Concrete

Contestants in the Driving Skills Safety Challenge will drive Mack Granite model mixers.

Mack Trucks is again sponsoring a Driving Skills Safety Challenge during the World of Concrete show. The event this year will be held outside the Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 23–25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Tags: Events

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Celadon Driver Featured on CMT’s Trick My Truck

Joseph Poole, a fleet member with Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services, will be featured on this Friday's episode of Country Music Television's popular “Trick My Truck” program (Jan. 19, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT).

January 13, 2007 - Industry News

TCA’s "The Highly Effective Fleet Manager” Seminar Feb. 21-22

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced that its new "The Highly Effective Fleet Manager” seminar will be held Feb. 21-22 in Dallas, Texas

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January 11, 2007 - Industry News

Mississippi Food Network Recognizes KLLM Transport

KLLM Transport Services has received the Hunger’s Hero Award, presented by the Mississippi Food Network. Each year, the network recognizes an individual and/or company with the Hunger’s Hero Award

January 9, 2007 - Industry News

SC&RA Conference April 10-14 in San Antonio

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will hold its Annual Conference, April 10-14, at The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio. The conference is expected to attract more than 550 attendees from all facets of the industry.

Tags: Events

January 9, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Predicts Moderate but Good Economic Growth

Conditions appear to be in place for a good year for the U.S. economy, which is likely to be marked by moderate, sustainable growth and lower inflation, Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Donald Kohn recently told the Atlanta Rotary Club.

Tags: Economy

January 9, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Bounces Back in December

Manufacturing activity expanded in December following a decline the previous month, according to the latest manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute of Supply Management.

Tags: Economy

January 8, 2007 - Industry News

DOT Provides Model Legislation for Private-sector Transportation Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday provided model legislation that would give states flexibility to contract with the private sector to invest in and manage transportation projects.

Tags: Highways

January 5, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Names Its Drivers of the Year for 2006

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., is pleased to announce its drivers of the year. Each driver who was honored as a driver of the month during the year 2006 was an automatic nominee for driver

January 5, 2007 - Industry News

Bendix ABS Stability Technology Focus of TV Show

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ABS-based electronic stability technology will be the focus of a segment on cable television’s “World Business Review” highlighting innovative safety technologies

Tags: Events

January 4, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Orders Up Slightly in November

New orders for manufactured goods in November were up 0.9 percent from October, according to the U.S. Commerce Dept. This followed a 4.5 percent decrease in October.

Tags: Economy

January 3, 2007 - Industry News

Jan. 18 TCA Audio Confab Covers '07 Economic Landscape

The Truckload Carriers Association is hosting an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET Jan. 18 entitled, “Navigating the Economy and Capital Markets.

Tags: Events

January 3, 2007 - Industry News

USA Truck Opens Southeast Regional Operations Center

Arkansas-based USA Truck Inc. has announced the official opening of its newest regional operations center, located in Spartanburg, S.C. The new facility will provide an operational base for the company’s short- to medium-haul dry van truckload

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Truck Names Drivers of Month

Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line has named Dan Welsh as the December Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the flatbed division. Dan resides in Pittsburgh, Pa. Selected as Driver of the Month for the reefer/van division was Dean Filmer.

December 28, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Plunges 3.6 Percent in November

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 3.6 percent in November after falling 1.9 percent in October.

Tags: Economy

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

Maverick Raises Pay for OTR Company Drivers

Maverick Specialized, a division of Maverick Transportation LLC, announced a pay raise that will go into effect Jan. 28 for current and potential drivers. “This pay raise is being instituted to recognize specialized driver

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

Top 5 New Aftermarket Products To Be Recognized At HD Aftermarket Week

Suppliers of the five best products introduced into the aftermarket in 2006 will receive awards from Heavy Duty Trucking magazine in late January

Tags: Events

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

7 Chassis Manufacturers Unveil New Vehicles at The Work Truck Show

Seven leading chassis manufacturers — Dodge, Ford, General Motors, International, Isuzu, Kenworth and Sterling — will unveil new vocational trucks as well as product innovations at The Work Truck Show 2007

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December 20, 2006 - Industry News

GDP, Inflation Slower in Third Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) slowed during the third quarter of 2006 and inflation abated, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real GDP increased 2.2 percent compared to 2.6 percen

Tags: Economy

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Announces December’s Bull Dog Award Winner

Florida-based CTL Transportation, LLC has announced that Homer Roach, professional tractor technician based at CTL’s Mulberry General Office, is the winner of the December 2006 Bull Dog Award.

December 15, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Adding APUs to Team Fleet

Granger, Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation has announced it is adding more auxiliary power units (APU) to trucks operated by the company’s driver teams.

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