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February 20, 2008 - Industry News

New Bridgestone, Bandag Warranty Extends Coverage

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire is extending its warranty for the company's premium truck tires and casings, increasing the coverage period for seven years and three retreads. The new limited warranty cover

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Everco Heavy Duty Launches Web Site

Everco Heavy Duty said it has developed a web site that is user friendly and better able to serve its heavy-duty customers. Matt Guden, business development manager for Everco, said the web site

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Alabama Agency Picks Networkcar for Fleet Operations

Networkcar said the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has selected Networkfleet as its fleet management solution to wirelessly monitor GPS location, engine diagnostics and emissions for its entire fleet.

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Continental Tire Moving Headquarters to South Carolina

Continental is moving its corporate headquarters for Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) from Charlotte, N.C., to Lancaster County in South Carolina next year. The new facility will be located 12 mile

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Highly Effective Fleet Manager Topic of TCA Program March 25-26

In lean times like today, keeping fleet managers up to date can mean the difference between profit and loss for a carrier. "The Highly Effective Fleet Manager," a two-day educational program from TCA's Truckload Academy

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February 19, 2008 - Industry News

PPD in Strategic Alliance with Avastra Sleep Centers

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD), creators of a sleep apnea detection and treatment program targeted toward the commercial vehicle industry, has entered into a strategic alliance with Avastra Sleep Centers Ltd.

February 19, 2008 - Industry News

Nebraska Transport Acquires Tri State Freight Shuttle

Nebraska Transport Co. Inc., (NTC) headquartered in Gering, Neb., has acquired Tri State Freight Shuttle, located in Sioux Falls S.D. NTC is a truckload and less than truckload carrier (LTL) with 14 terminals located in

February 19, 2008 - Industry News

KLLM Offers Optional Per Diem Program for Drivers

Mississippi-based KLLM Transport Services Inc. has announced a new per diem allowance program available to OTR, regional and dedicated company drivers. The new per diem program is KLLM's response to requests

February 18, 2008 - Industry News

Fleet Picks Cleantechnics for Bypass Oil Filtration System

Cleantechnics International Inc. has announces that Waste Industries USA Inc., has chosen its bypass oil filtration system to begin to outfit its fleet of heavy trucks. Waste Industries has begun to install the CT

February 18, 2008 - Industry News

Michelin Wins Truck Writers' Technical Achievement Award

Doug Jones accepts the award on behalf of Michelin. He is flanked by TWNA Paul Abelson (left) and Tom Berg (right).

Michelin's Durable Technologies' XDA5 drive tire was announced as this the 2008 recipient of the Truck Writers of North America's (TWNA's) Technical Achievement Award during TMC's 2008 Annual Meeting in Orlando earlier this month

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February 15, 2008 - Industry News

Speedco Adds Bridgestone & Firestone Brands

Speedco has added Bridgestone and Firestone brand truck tires to its line-up of over-the-road steer, drive and trailer tires in stock at all Speedco Truck Lube & Tire centers nationwide. Providing lube, oil and filter servic

February 15, 2008 - Industry News

Peterbilt's Medium-duty Hybrids Good for Federal Tax Credits

Model 335

Peterbilt's medium-duty hybrids vehicles purchased in the United States are eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $12,000 from the federal government. The Department of Treasury's heavy manufacturin

February 15, 2008 - Industry News

6 Recognized Associates of the TMC Honored

Six trucking industry suppliers have been named Recognized Associates of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations for outstanding contributions to the improvement of equipment,

February 14, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Meeting a Success; New Chairman, Officers Installed

The Technology & Maintenance Council's 2008 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, held Feb. 4-8 in Orlando, Fla., provided fleet managers and truck and engine makers with a scorecard on 2007 engin

February 14, 2008 - Industry News

Dossier Users Group Schedule Meet in Vegas

The Dossier User Group will hold its annual meeting this year on April 30 and May 1 at Harrah's Las Vegas. The Dossier Users Group is an independent organization of fleet professionals whose use Dossier maintenance management softwar

February 14, 2008 - Industry News

Phillips Wins NAPA's Heavy-duty Manufacturer Award

Phillips Industries has won the NAPA Heavy Duty Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2007. To determine the recipient of this award, NAPA Heavy Duty regional managers evaluate their top suppliers on criteria that assis

February 14, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference Explores Modifying Driver Behavior

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is sponsoring an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 21 called "Modifying Driver Behavior Through Training and Technology.

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February 14, 2008 - Industry News

Alanco's StarTrak Systems Prompts Addition of 16 New Fleets

Alanco Technologies Inc. said its StarTrak Systems subsidiary, which provides wireless GPS tracking, monitoring and two-way control systems for refrigerated trailers, has added 16 new fleet customers in December and January

February 14, 2008 - Industry News

Modine Wins EGR Cooling Contracts Totaling $125 Million Per Year

Modine Manufacturing Co. has been awarded a series of programs to supply exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooling solutions to meet U.S. EPA 2010 on-highway vehicle and Tier 4 off-highway equipment emissions standards.

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Biodiesel Study Finds Growth In Alternative Feedstocks, Second-generation Technologies

Emerging Markets Online, a global biofuels intelligence firm, has released the second edition of its "Biodiesel 2020: A Global Market Survey," offering an analysis of biodiesel feedstock alternatives, second-generation technologies

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Radio Presents Bluegrass, Country Music Icons at MATS

Rhonda Vincent

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network's lobby booth will be the premier "personality sighting" location during the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 27-29, 2008 in Louisville Ky. Eric Harley, host of The Midnigh

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February 12, 2008 - Industry News

GAO Report Warns Against Public-Private Highway Partnerships

The American Trucking Associations said it welcomes the Government Accountability Office's just-released report on highway public-private partnerships, which predicts those finance schemes can create costly highway monopolies.

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February 11, 2008 - Industry News

Old Dominion Signs Accord to Buy Bob's Pickup & Delivery

Earl E. Congdon, executive chairman of the board of Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. said Monday that Old Dominion would purchase selected assets of Bob's Pickup & Delivery headquartered in Sidney, Mont. Bob's Pickup & Delivery

February 11, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Co-Chair Patrick Quinn to Address NAFC Conference

Patrick Quinn, immediate past president of the American Trucking Associations, will be a guest speaker for the National Accounting & Finance Council of ATA at its annual meeting and exhibit forum March 24-26 in Phoenix

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February 11, 2008 - Industry News

Bendix Products Standard on Dorsey Trailers

Dorsey Trailer, an industry pioneer established in 1911, has made the Bendix TABS-6 trailer ABS product and Bendix SR-5 spring brake relay valve standard on all of its trailers, according to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.

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