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November 29, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Keynoter at Work Truck Show

The Honorable Clarence H. "Bud" Albright Jr., Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, is scheduled to kick off the day-long Hybrid Truck & Alternative Fuels Summit at The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truc

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November 29, 2007 - Industry News

PPD Vice President Wins Sleep Apnea Award

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD), creators of a sleep apnea detection and treatment program targeting the commercial vehicle industry, said its vice president, Wendy Sullivan, has received an award from the American Sleep Apnea Association

November 29, 2007 - Industry News

Charley Johnson Elected 2007-2008 MEMA Chairman

Charles E. "Charley" Johnson, president, CEO and director of Proliance International Inc. of New Haven, Conn., has been elected 2007-2008 chairman of the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) board of directors.

November 29, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Releases Freight Transportation Forecast Through 2018

Trucking will increase its share of the nation's freight pool and continue to dominate domestic freight movement into the next decade, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released "U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to… 2018."

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Opens 22nd Pilot Truck Care Center

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems LLC is opening a new Pilot Truck Care Center in Robinson, Texas at 1202 Sun Valley Road on Interstate 35, Exit 328. It will provide trucking fleets with new tires, retreads, limited mechanical service

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

New Team Drivers for CFI Guaranteed a New Truck

Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), a Con-way company and international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., said that beginning Dec. 21, new driver teams joining the company will have the option to drive a new 2008 Kenworth T660 or

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

Inland Detroit Diesel-Allison Becomes Inland Power Group

Inland Detroit Diesel-Allison, in business since 1958, has changed its company name to Inland Power Group. The goal of the name change is to better reflect the company's broader product and service offering.

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Conference on FMCSA's COMPASS Program

An audio conference called "One-stop Shopping for All Your FMCSA Data," which introduces FMCSA's COMPASS program, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time on Dec. 13, hosted by the Truckload Carriers Association

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November 28, 2007 - Industry News

Roehl Transport Wins Industrial Safety Improvement Award

Roehl Transport's flatbed division recently won the Industrial Safety Improvement Award from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The award recognizes the Marshfield, Wis.-based trucking company's flatbed

November 28, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Report Eyes Changes in Truck Equipment Industry

Companies are continually facing new challenges and pressures from the constantly evolving truck equipment industry, and this is only the beginning, according to the North American Truck Equipment Industry Outlook and Strategy Report

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 0.3% in October

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3 percent in October, after rising 1.5 percent in September. The not seasonally adjusted index gained 14 percen

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

PacLease Opens 3 New Southern U.S. Locations

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) continues its North American franchise network expansion with the addition of three new full-service lease locations in Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. The new PacLease locations are operated by Arscott PacLease

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

SelecTrucks Expands Warranty Coverage

Based on the results of a recent customer satisfaction survey, SelecTrucks representatives will extend its comprehensive protection package to 60 days. SelecTrucks' "Buyer's Assurance" plan previously covered heavy- and medium-duty trucks for 30 days.

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

National Trucking Group Recognizes Top Drivers

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC), honored 10 of its drivers at its 18th annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., last month. NASTC represents more than 2,200 trucking companies

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships Announce Design Contest

The American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships is seeking entries for the first-ever NTDC Collectible Truck and Lapel Pin Design Contest. Each year, ATA unveils a new collectible truck and lapel pi

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November 27, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Adds PSI's ThermALERT Option to its Trailers

The Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI with ThermALERT is now the standard option for Utility trailers spec'd for automatic tire inflation systems. ThermALERT detects increased wheel end temperature

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

Arsenault Takes New Look at Fleet Tire Management

Arsenault Associates has introduced Dossier Tire Management System, a first for the fleet industry. The system takes a new approach in automating tire data collection and reporting to enable fleets to control their tire expens

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

Wabash National Picks Goodyear for Its Trailer Tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has signed a one-year agreement to be the preferred tire supplier for Wabash National Corp. semi trailers. The agreement includes using Goodyear Unisteel G316 LH

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

ABI Research: Fleets Getting Safer, Saving Money

All new technology costs money, and fleet managers are constantly faced with deciding whether to pay for the latest safety systems or hope that their drivers do not get involved in accidents. But now test result

November 26, 2007 - Industry News

AirIQ Cuts Work Force by a Fourth

Toronto, Ontario-based AirIQ Inc., which specializes in wireless location-based services, telematics and security, is reducing its workforce by 23 percent primarily as a response to the recent shift in the value of the U.S.

November 26, 2007 - Industry News

J.D.Power: Medium-duty Petes Rank at Top for Customer Satisfaction

Peterbilt ranks highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty trucks, while Chevrolet ranks highest in medium-duty truck dealer service satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 200

November 26, 2007 - Industry News

Maverick Specialized Increases Pay for its Glass Fleet Drivers

Maverick Specialized, a division of Maverick Transportation LLC, has announced a significant pay raise for current and potential drivers in its over-the-road glass fleet, effective Jan. 6, 2008. "This is our third driver pay raise since acquiring

November 25, 2007 - Industry News

Vipar Conference Draws 600 to Marco Island

Vipar Heavy Duty, a network of independent aftermarket truck parts distributors, hosted more than 600 suppliers and distributor/stockholders at its annual business conference, held last month in Marco Island, Fla

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November 21, 2007 - Industry News

Online Holiday Shopping Holds Strong - Zogby Poll

More than three in four Internet users plan to do as much or more of their holiday shopping online this year as they did last year - even though many plan to cut back on overall spending

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2007 - Industry News

Hegemon Installs its System on 10,000 J.B. Hunt Tractors

Hegemon Electronics recently added its PLC4TRUCKS system to more than 10,000 J. B. Hunt Transport Services tractors. The solution integrates with J. B. Hunt's trailer-tracking solution and provides both real-time monitoring

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