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August 22, 2008 - Industry News

This Is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2008 is this week, Aug. 24-30

Tags: Events

August 22, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Announces Safety Enhancements For I-83

Pennsylvania officials Friday announced new measures to improve traffic safety on the northbound Interstate 83 approach to the interchange with Route 581 in Lemoyne, Cumberland County

Tags: Highways

August 22, 2008 - Industry News

Two Major Fleets to Work Drayage at LA Port

Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation have notified the Port of Los Angeles that they plan to become port drayage concessionaires under the port's Clean Truck Program

August 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI, FHWA Honored For Technology Research Innovation

The Institute of Transportation Engineers awarded its 2008 ITS Management & Operations Award jointly to the American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration

August 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Conference to Focus on Trucking's Bottom Line

The American Trucking Associations 2008 Management Conference & Exhibition will focus on helping motor carriers prosper in today's bumpy economy

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August 21, 2008 - Industry News

America's Road Team Sends Record Number of Captains to NTDC

The America's Road Team has 12 of its "captains" competing at the National Truck Driving Championships this week in Houston, tying the record number set last year

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August 21, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Achieves Responsible Care Partner Distinction

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, Wis., was recently approved as a Responsible Care Partner by the American Chemistry Council board of directors

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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