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July 14, 2008 - Industry News

IdleAire Sold

IdleAire Technologies, Knoxville, Tenn., has been sold to a group of noteholders led by Wells Fargo Bank

July 13, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Cab Card With New Idling Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute has added three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website

July 13, 2008 - Industry News

American Transportation Research Institute Receives Grant

The Trucking Industry Defense Association will award its inaugural Endowment Fund Grant in the amount of $8,000 to the Virginia-based American Transportation Research Institute

July 13, 2008 - Industry News

FTR 2008 Freight Transportation Conference Agenda

FTR Associates, Nashville, Ind., has finalized the agenda for the 2008 "America's Freight Transportation Through 2012" conference being held at the Indianapolis Crowne Plaza Downtown-Union Station Hotel Aug. 26-28

Tags: Events

July 11, 2008 - Industry News

AMBEST Service Centers Subscribe to Tractor-Trailer.net

Independently owned AMBEST Service Centers throughout the United States have adopted Tractor-Trailer.net from Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, to correctly diagnose and repair the wide variety of commercial vehicles that visit their locations for service

July 11, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Releases Money to Repair Flood-Damaged Wisconsin Roads

The federal government is making $1 million available immediately in emergency relief funds for Wisconsin to help pay for urgent repairs to roads and bridges damaged by floods

Tags: Highways

July 11, 2008 - Industry News

Jim Palmer Trucking Files Chapter 11

Jim Palmer Trucking, Missoula, Mont., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday, but says they are confident they can bring the company back

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Acquisition Expands ArvinMeritor's Global Remanufacturing Operations

ArvinMeritor has entered into an agreement to acquire Trucktechnic, a remanufacturer and distributor of commercial vehicle disc and foundation brakes and components, based in Liege, Belgium

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Partners With Big Truck TV to Distribute Video on Web

The American Trucking Associations announced an online video channel for communicating the trucking industry's critical issues to members, legislators, regulators and the public

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer Moves Custom Manufacturing

Kentucky Trailer announced plans for the relocation of its custom manufacturing facility in Louisville to a 240,000-square-foot facility in Jefferson Riverport International (Riverport)

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

RoadLink Acquires American Freight Systems

Atlanta-based RoadLink, a private independent intermodal logistics service provider, announced the purchase of Vancouver, Wash.-based international intermodal trucking service provider American Freight Systems

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Updates Third Quarter and Full Year Financial Outlook

ArvinMeritor expects to see stronger financial results in the third fiscal quarter and full fiscal year

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Size and Weight Debate Begins

Transportation interests from all points of the compass staked their positions on truck sizes and weights at a July 9 hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It was the first public encounter over this complex and difficult issu

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Index Rises

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.9 percent in May from its April level, the largest monthly increase since January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Two of Nation's Busiest Interstates Will Get $11 Million for Truck Parking Innovations

Two of the nation's busiest interstates will receive $11 million, more than $5 million each, in federal support for innovative strategies to reduce the frustration of truckers looking for parking on congested routes

Tags: Highways

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

OOIDA to Challenge Legality of Ontario Speed Limiter Legislation

In response to the Ontario government's decision to pass a speed limiter bill, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will file a formal Notice of Intent challenging the legality of the legislation

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Raises Prices on Trucks

Commodity prices that have as much as doubled in the past six months have led Navistar International to increase prices on International trucks, effective immediately. Price increases will vary by model, topping at $1,600 per truck

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Army Reserve and Con-way Freight Launch Partnership

The U.S. Army Reserve and Con-way Freight launched a public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ individuals interested in both serving the nation and pursuing a career in the commercial freight transportation industry

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

Workhorse Restructures Operations; Adds New Sales Vice President

Workhorse Custom Chassis, Union City, Ind., has restructured its sales and marketing operations while appointing Jim Gavaghan to the newly created position of vice president of sales for both commercial and RV chassis

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

DeBoer Increases Pay Package

DeBoer Transportation, Blenker, Wis., announced an 7 cent increase in the pay package for owner operators

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Emmert International Win SC&RA Hauling Job of the Year Awards

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association announced Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore., won its Hauling Job of the Year Awar

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Arsenault Aims to Reduce Customer Fuel Costs by 10 Percent

Arsenault Associates of Burlington, N.J., launched a fuel efficiency initiative for its Dossier fleet maintenance management software solutions with a goal of achieving an average fuel cost reduction of 10 percent for fleet customers

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National's Bulk Division Introduces Local and Regional Service

Schneider National of Green Bay, Wis., is expanding into the local and regional bulk hauling arenas.

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Shoot up Again

After actually showing a decline for the month of June, diesel prices roared back with a vengeance last week to a new record high, with the national average retail price jumping more than 8 cents a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Transport Canada Boasts Environmental Benefits of Speed Limiters, Downplays Safety Concerns

When Canada's agency responsible for transportation regulations last week released six studies on the implications of mandating speed limiters for trucks, it played up the environmental benefits while downplaying some of the negatives

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