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August 21, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Offers Hybrid Customers Additional Savings

Navistar is offering new programs designed to further cut the cost of ownership for its hybrid trucks

August 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Backs House Energy Bill

The American Trucking Associations announced its support for a bipartisan comprehensive energy bill that calls for domestic oil drilling, tax incentives and alternative energy research

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Sirius Road Dog Trucking Shows Airing Live From GATS

Sirius Road Dog Trucking Radio will to broadcast live from The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Thursday and Friday

Tags: Events

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

TARA Meeting to Feature Vibration Seminar

The Truck-frame and Axle Repair Association will hold its fall meeting Oct. 1-4 in St. Louis, Mo., at the Airport Marriott

Tags: Events

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar/GM Deal Stalls Out

"Significant marketplace and economic changes" have caused General Motors and Navistar International to drop the deal in which Navistar would have bought GM's medium-duty truck business, the two builders said in separate announcements on Aug. 20

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Red Bull Purchases Hybrid Delivery Trucks

Red Bull, the maker of energy drinks, is investing in new energy-saving hybrid trucks

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. to Auction Truck at GATS

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers of Phoenix, Ariz., will be selling an unused 2007 Peterbilt truck by unreserved (absolute) auction from the company's booth during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week

Tags: Events

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Releases Freight Transportation Services Index

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in June from its May level, rising for the second consecutive month

Tags: Economy

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

FFE Renews SmartWay Partnership

FFE Transportation Services, Dallas, has renewed its partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Program

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Lawyers To Meet In October

The Trucking Industry Defense Association's 16th Annual Seminar, Oct. 1-3 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, will focus on the theme, "The Ball is in Our Court

Tags: Events

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum Scheduled For November

The Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum will be held Nov. 11-12 in La Jolla, Calif

Tags: Events

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

June Truck Registrations Lowest Since February 2003

Commercial new registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for the first six months of 2008 were down 25.6 percent from the same period last year, according to the Commercial Vehicle Market Intelligence Report from R.L. Polk & Co

Tags: Economy

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Big Honkin' Truck Makeover Winner on Display at GATS

The newly renovated 1977 900A Kenworth that won the Castrol Tection Big Honkin' Truck Makeover contest at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, will be unveiled at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Tags: Events

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Reopens Indiana Location

TravelCenters of America has reopened its Porter, Ind., location after a major renovation project. Porter is situated on I-94 and U.S. Route 20 (Exit 22B).

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

PacLease Announces Three Michigan Locations

Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its North American franchise network expansion with the addition of three new full-service lease locations in Michigan

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Watsontown Deploys Truck Navigation Among its Fleet

Watsontown Trucking of Milton, Pa., has deployed Maptuit NaviGo across their fleet's entire DT400 Truck PC from DriverTech

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Competition Looks For Best Commercial Vehicle Inspectors

Fifty-four roadside inspectors from across North America are competing to become the best commercial vehicle inspector during the annual North American Inspectors Championship this week in Houston

Tags: Events

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Help Drayage Fleet

Total Transportation Services, Rancho Dominguez, Calif., is operating eight Kenworth T800 LNG trucks, the first alternative fuel vehicles to operate in full-time drayage service at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach under the Clean Trucks Program

August 18, 2008 - Industry News

Breakfast with Bill Mack at the Great American Trucking Show

Enjoy breakfast with trucking radio host Bill Mack at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Friday, Aug. 22

Tags: Events

August 18, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Agrees to Acquire Gordon Truck Leasing

Ryder System has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Gordon Truck Leasing, a full service truck leasing, commercial truck rental, and fleet services company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa

August 18, 2008 - Industry News

Domestic Intermodal Gains Accelerate

According to an industry report released by the Intermodal Association of North America, domestic intermodal volume in the second quarter achieved its highest growth rate since Q2 2004

Tags: Intermodal

August 18, 2008 - Industry News

CVSN Introduces "President's Recognition Award"

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network has unveiled a new President's Recognition award, which will recognize distributors and suppliers who have made significant contributions

August 18, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Price Average Drops to $4.207

The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel plummeted to $4.207 in the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 18, 2008 - Industry News

Exhibitors at TMC and HDAW to Get Help With Costs

The American Trucking Associations and its Technology and Maintenance Council and the organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 are working together with the Freeman Companies to reduce the cost for suppliers that plan on exhibiting at both events

Tags: Events

August 17, 2008 - Industry News

Toy Truck Show This Weekend

Official 2007 National Toy Truck N Construction Show truck model

The 18th annual National Toy Truck'n Construction Show, featuring model trucks and construction equipment, will be Aug. 22-24 at the Adam's Mark airport hotel in Indianapolis

Tags: Events

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