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January 21, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Signs Agreement with Five States to Relieve Congestion on I-95

The U.S. Department of Transportation signed an agreement with the Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia departments of transportation to relieve congestion and improve mobility on a key stretch of Interstate 95

Tags: Highways

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Emissions to Partner with Emcon, Close Wisconsin Plant

Cummins Emission Solutions, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., announced it will strategically partner with Emcon Technologies LLC in the manufacturing of Cummins-designed emission controls systems for the 2010 on-highway truck market

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Yokohama Truck Tires Get SmartWay Approval

Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Thermo King Announces New Ownership of Two Dealerships

Thermo King announced that their dealerships in Springfield, Mo., and Tulsa, Okla., have been sold to John T. Cooper, a Springfield businessman, and R. Wayne Smith III, also of Springfield

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics Receives Approval for Acquisition

Greatwide Logistics Servicesof Dallas has obtained bankruptcy court approval for the company's acquisition by an investor group

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Opens Service Center in Rockford, Ill.

Con-way Freight has opened a new service center in Rockford, Ill., offering next-day delivery throughout Illinois and within a surrounding 600-mile radius

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Drivers Get Appreciation Bonuses

Barr-Nunn Transportation, Granger, Iowa, paid out more than $640,000 in appreciation bonuses to its drivers and owner-operators during 2008

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

December Truck Orders Foretell Soft Start to 2009

Heavy-duty truck sales in 2008 fell for the second straight year, to their lowest level since 1992, while Class 8 orders for December were lower than expected

January 19, 2009 - Industry News

Government Report Analyzing Tire Debris Supports Retreads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued its final report on its Commercial Medium Truck Tire Debris Study

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Moved to Pittsburgh

A competitor at the NTDC in 2007.

The American Trucking Associations' 2009 National Truck Driving Championships will now be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., and not San Jose, Calif., as previously announced, and a step van competition is being added

Tags: Events

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

APRA Requests Remanufacturing Tax Credit

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association is working with its membership to contact Congress to support a tax credit for the purchase of equipment used to recycle or remanufacture goods

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

Women In Trucking's Voie Earns CDL

Voie, who has worked with truck drivers her whole career (and was married to one), recently earned her own CDL.

The president of the Women In Trucking association, Ellen Voie, has earned her Class A Commercial Driver's License

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

HD America Going Paperless via GCommerce

HD America has elected to partner with GCommerce to receive electronic invoices from all suppliers. The solution is designed to automate the invoice processing between HD America and its vendors, improving efficiencies for both

January 16, 2009 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Enterprises Deploying Largest Hybrid Electric Delivery Fleet

Coca-Cola Enterprises last week announced the deployment of the largest hybrid electric delivery trucks in North America

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Adds A.M. Delivery

FedEx Freight is now offering FedEx Freight A.M. delivery, ensuring delivery by 10:30 a.m. backed by a money-back guarantee

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Aljex Reports 2008 Results

Aljex Software of Middlesex, N.J., reported record sales for 2008, with an overall 39 percent increase in subscription sales over 2007

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Averitt Announces "Smart Car for Smart Thinking" Program

Averitt Express will give away a Smart car.

Averitt Express is giving away a 2008 Smart Car and 20 $500 gas cards to associates in February through its "Smart Car for Smart Thinking" program

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Yamaha Honors Southeastern Freight Lines

Southeastern Freight Lines of Lexington, S.C., has been named 2008 Yamaha Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Bendix Offers Brake Training School for Technicians

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering the 2009 edition of its all-inclusive Brake Training School for new and experienced technicians in nearly 20 U.S. cities starting April 6 in Elyria, Ohio

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Makes Tractor-Trailer.net Available to Affiliates

FleetPride is offering Tractor-Trailer.net from Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, to their FleetPride drive-in service shops and FleetCare Truck Service Center affiliates

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

PacLease Adds 13 Locations

Paccar Leasing Company continues its expansion with 13 new locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Gronbach to Discuss Shifting Demographics at HD Dialogue

Heavy Duty Dialogue '09, with the theme of The Commercial Vehicle Industry in Transition, will feature Ken Gronbach, noted author, futurist and demographer

Tags: Events

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Double Coin Adds Idealease as a National Account Fleet Customer

CMA and Double Coin tires have added Idealease to the Double Coin National Account Fleet Program, enabling medium and large-size trucking fleets to purchase Double Coin TBR products at competitive pricing

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Innovation Fuels Purchases Terminal at Port of Milwaukee

Innovation Fuels, a New York-based renewable fuel company that manufactures, markets, and distributes biodiesel fuel, has closed on the purchase of a 310,000-barrel-capacity terminal located on ten acres in the Port of Milwaukee.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 15, 2009 - Industry News

Organizers Cancel British Truck Show

Organizers in Britain have cancelled what is billed as the country's largest transport and logistics event, The Commercial Vehicle Show, because of the bad economy

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