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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.

February 11, 2008 - Industry News

OOIDA Names Transportation Security Adviser

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has announced the appointment of Don L. Rondeau as security adviser. Rondeau, who is currently vice president of homeland security and emergency

February 11, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack Offer Free Shipping for Emergency Parts Orders

A new program from the Volvo Group North America means Volvo and Mack Truck customers can concentrate on hauling freight, instead of paying for it when they need a repair. Volvo and Mack Truck have eliminated freight charge

February 11, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Launches Light Commercial Vehicle Team

Daimler Trucks North America has established a new Light Commercial Vehicle Team, combining the resources of Sterling Truck Corp.'s Class 3-5 lines and Mitsubishi Fuso brand low cab-over engine (LCOE) operations in North America.

February 11, 2008 - Industry News

Ol' Blue's "Ask The Law" Scheduled for 3 Radio Networks

Ol' Blue, USA's award-winning "Ask The Law" radio program will be in the studios of WBAP, Sirius and XM Satellite Radio the fourth week of March. The safety program will be heard on the Midnight Truckin

February 11, 2008 - Industry News

Anthony Adds Anteo Tail Lift Models to Product Line

Anthony Liftgates Inc. has teamed up with Anteo of Bologna, Italy, to become the exclusive sales and distribution network for Anteo products, accessories and spare parts in the United States and Canada.

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Gives South Carolina the Nod to Start Building I-73

South Carolina can move forward with plans to build I-73 now that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved environmental documents for the project, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announce

Tags: Highways

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

ATA, DOT Partner for Safety Belt Poster Contest

The American Trucking Associations is joining with the Department of Transportation and other safety belt partners for the first annual "Be Ready. Be Buckled" children's poster contest. The contest invites children with a parent

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Hires 4 Medium-Duty Sales Members

Rush Enterprises Inc. has added four medium-duty market sales people to its dealership sales staff across the country in its focus on increasing the medium-duty market share. Casey McCollom has been named sales manager

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

Truck-involved Fatal Crashes Fall to All-time Low

Three of the primary measures of large truck safety fell to record lows in 2006, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Newly released Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

February 7, 2008 - Industry News

Paccar Chief Addresses HDMA Breakfast at MATS

Tom Plimpton, president of Paccar, will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) Breakfast & Briefing from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 28, at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky

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