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December 20, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Recruitment, Retention Conference in Nashville

The 7th Annual Recruitment & Retention Conference, presented by the Truckload Carriers Association and ACS MultiMedia Advertising, is scheduled Jan. 29 through 31 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Tags: Events

December 20, 2007 - Industry News

XATA to Acquire GeoLogic Solutions

XATA Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GeoLogic Solutions Inc. for approximately $17.5 million. Consideration for the transaction will be paid in approximately 87 percent cash, 11 percent in notes of XAT

December 20, 2007 - Industry News

GM, Navistar Reach Accord on Medium Truck Business

GM North America President Troy Clarke, left, and Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president and CEO Navistar International, seal the deal in front of a Chevy Kodiak and GMC TopKick.

General Motors Corp. and International Truck and Engine Corp., the principal operating subsidiary of Navistar International Corp., have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding under which Navistar would purchase certain assets

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

President Bush Signs Energy Bill

President Bush Wednesday signed an energy bill that, among other things, sets the government on a course to start regulating fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks. It also requires that biofuels be blended with standard petroleum fuels on an annual schedule

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Facility in Lubbock, Texas

Penske Truck Leasing recently hosted the grand opening of a new facility in Lubbock, Texas, located on 512 E. 50th Street. The 12,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility offers commercial and consumer truck rental services

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Survey: Slow Rebound of Equipment Purchases in 2008

As part of its fourth quarter Fleet Sentiment inquiry, CK Commercial Vehicle Research included questions about 2008 equipment buying plans. Fifty-nine for-hire, private and government fleet managers responded to the questionnaire.

Tags: Economy

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Affiliate Wins $1.2 Billion USMC Award

Making its largest single order to date of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, the U.S. Marine Corps has ordered 1,500 additional MRAP vehicles valued at nearly $1.2 billion from International Military and Government

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Deadline Nears for HDAW Early Registration Discounts

The deadline for the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) early registration fee discount deadline is nearing. The All-Industry HDAW '08, scheduled Monday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 24, at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, will be North America'

Tags: Events

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

TA Opens New Location in Greenwood, La.

TravelCenters of America has opened its 237th travel center location along Interstate 20 in Greenwood, La. Formerly the Kelly's Truck Stop, the 32-acre site is located on I-20 at Exit 5

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics Offers Subscription Version of Facts System

Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), in partnership with OpSource, the software-as-a-service delivery experts, has introduced FACTS-ondemand, a subscription version of its Facts freight management system, to minimize upfront cost

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics Conference April 3-4 in New York

The Carrier Logistics annual User Group Conference will be held April 3 and 4 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown White Plains, N.Y. Attendees will learn from both CLI experts and business peers as they share best practices.

Tags: Events

December 18, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Testifies Today in Support of HOS Rule

The American Trucking Associations will testify today before a Senate Subcommittee that it supports the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recent Interim Final Rule on driver's hours of service. The interi

December 18, 2007 - Industry News

Bush Signs Energy Bill

President Bush today signed an energy bill that, among other things, sets the government on a course to start regulating fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks. It also requires that biofuels be blende

December 18, 2007 - Industry News

SC&RA to Celebrate 60th Anniversary This Year

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will commemorate its 60th anniversary throughout 2008. What began as a handful of American companies has grown into an international trade association of mor

December 17, 2007 - Industry News

UAW Members Ratify Contract With International

The seven-week strike ended Monday at International Truck and Engine Corp. as members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) approved new three-year labor agreements that will yield operational flexibility and cost improvements at nine company locations.

December 17, 2007 - Industry News

UAW Members Ratify Contract With International

The seven-week strike ended today at International Truck and Engine Corp. as members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) approved new three-year labor agreements that will yield operational flexibility and cost improvements at nine company locations.

December 17, 2007 - Industry News

TA Opens New Petro:Lube Shop in Gadsden, Alabama.

TravelCenters of America LLC has opened a Petro:Lube facility in Gadsden, Ala., marking the 68th truck maintenance and repair center now operating under the Petro:Lube brand. The new shop facility features six bays and further enhance

December 17, 2007 - Industry News

Everco Names Heavy Duty Marketing as Sales Reps

Everco Heavy Duty has named Heavy Duty Marketing as its sales representatives in the south and central region of the country, including the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska

December 14, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Truck Names Drivers of the Year

Decker Truck Line has named Bahne Struecker as driver of the year for Decker's Reefer/Van Division, and Dan Welsh as top driver for the Flatbed Division. Struecker, who lives with his family in Algona, Iowa, was selected as th

December 13, 2007 - Industry News

ConocoPhillips Academy Updates Training Programs

ConocoPhillips Lubricants Academy has updated a range of its web and classroom-style courses for ConocoPhillips marketers. Computer modules and in-depth offsite product training courses

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 13, 2007 - Industry News

Fitch: Weak Demand in '08 Pressures Freight Transportation

The past year proved challenging for the freight transportation industry in the United States, and 2008 will likely remain difficult, at least through the first half, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch is a global rating agency providin

Tags: Economy

December 13, 2007 - Industry News

UAW Vote Expected This Weekend on International Contract

International Truck and Engine Corp. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on new three-year labor contracts, the company announced Thursday. The tentative agreement is subject to ratification throug

December 13, 2007 - Industry News

International, UAW Reach Tentative Accord on Contract

International Truck and Engine Corp. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on new three-year labor contracts, the company announced today

December 13, 2007 - Industry News

Membership List Grows for Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG) said its latest count shows a membership of 320. That is an increase of 37 members over last year at this time. HDRG is a Division of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA)

December 12, 2007 - Industry News

HD Remanufacturer of the Year Honored Jan. 21

One highlight of the Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit '08 at HDAW in Las Vegas next month will be a luncheon featuring the first annual "Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year." The inaugural award will be presented

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