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July 17, 2008 - Industry News

Xtra Lease Opens Third Location in Chicago Area

Xtra Lease added a third Chicago-area branch offering trailer rentals and leases with the opening of a new location in Channahon, Ill., near Joliet

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon Offering Inspections Today, Saturday

The Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Transportation Division is offering voluntary truck inspections July 18-19 at seven locations around the state

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

McCoy Freighliner Joins EPS SmartWay

Oregon-based McCoy Freightliner is the first truck dealership to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

Wisconsin Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program

Motor carriers in Wisconsin interested in the installation of idling reduction equipment can receive grants from the state of Wisconsin's Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

McLeod Software Ends First Half of 2008 with Record Sales

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., announced record sales for the first half of calendar year 2008, with a 32 percent increase over the same period in 2007.

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

NFI Industries Teams Up with Raven Transport

NFI Industries, Vineland, N.J., has formed a joint venture warehousing agreement with Raven Transport, Jacksonville, Fla

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference to Look at Liability

The Truckload Carriers Association is offering "Liability Courtroom Trends - Managing Risks From An Employment Law Perspective," an audio conference that will be held on July 31 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Tags: Events

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Rogue Interstate Moving Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found 1,150 violations of federal regulatons and assessed nearly $325,000 in fines during a recent strike force investigation involving nearly 350 moving companies located in 13 states and the District of Columbia

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

Carlisle Partners With BRI

Carlisle's Motion Control Division in Charlottesville, Va., announced its plan to form a partnership with Brake Resources Inc. (BRI) of St. Louis, Mo

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

XATA Reports Increase in Third-Quarter Xatanet System Shipments

XATA Corp., Minneapolis, announced that shipments of Xatanet systems in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 have grown approximately 278 percent compared to the same quarter of fiscal 2007

July 16, 2008 - Industry News

California Study Looks at Fuel Temperatures

Preliminary results of a study done by the California Energy Commission on fuel temperatures shows average fuel temperatures in the state are higher than the industry standard, appearing to lend credibility to the complaint that vehicle owners are overpayin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 16, 2008 - Industry News

CARB Schedules Workshops on Greenhouse Gas Proposal for Trucks

The California Air Resources Board has scheduled a series of workshops for late July and early August to discuss the proposed regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from long-haul tractors and trailers.

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Big Rigs Get Ready to Tackle Pikes Peak Race

Mike Ryan will debut his new 2008 Freightliner Cascadia racing truck at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on July 20

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July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Announces Pay Raise for Midwest & Ohio Regional Drivers

Starting in August, company drivers in Barr-Nunn's Midwest and Ohio Regional Fleets will receive a pay raise of 1 cent per mile

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Plummet

Crude oil prices fell $6.44 on the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday, the biggest decline in dollar terms since the Gulf War -- yet prices are no lower than they were a week ago, reports the Associated Press

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Co. Uses DriverTech DTScan

Interstate Distributor Co. (IDC) of Tacoma, Wash., is integrating DriverTech DTScan In-Cab Scanning systems into its fleet.

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Army Awards Navistar Defense Seven Contracts For Parts And Support

The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command awarded Navistar Defense seven more contracts to provide parts and support for its International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, totaling approximately $125 million

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Michelin Adds Travel Plazas To Truck Tire Service Network

Michelin Americas Truck Tires added product offerings and services at an additional 32 truckstop locations in the United States during the first half of 2008

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Increases Dividend by 40 Percent

The Cummins Inc. Board of Directors increased the company's quarterly cash dividend on common stock by 40 percent to 17.5 cents per share, up from 12.5 cents per share

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Video Advances Life-Saving Study

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a video promoting the life-saving strategies of its lane-departure report

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Expedite Expo This Week

Expediters Online is hosting its annual Expedite Expo on July 25 and 26 at the Roberts Convention Center in Wilmington, Ohio.

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July 15, 2008 - Industry News

National Accounting & Finance Council's 2008 Executive Education Forum

The National Accounting & Finance Council is accepting registrations for its annual Executive Education Forum, scheduled for September 7-9 in Indianapolis

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July 14, 2008 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reports Revenues and Earnings for the Second Quarter 2008

Intermodal and non-asset-based business helped J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., to second quarter 2008 net earnings of $50.6 million, compared to 2007 second quarter earnings of $63.9 million

July 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit New Record

Diesel prices hit another record, with the Department of Energy's weekly average retail price rising 3.7 cents per gallon to $4.764

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 14, 2008 - Industry News

IdleAire Sold

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

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