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November 5, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens $7.6 Million Portland Facility

Penske Truck Leasing this month celebrated the grand opening of a new facility in Portland, Ore., located on 4110 NW Saint Helens Road. The 14,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, employing 27 associates,

November 5, 2007 - Industry News

UPS Freight Offers Reliability Guarantee

Starting with the New Year, UPS Freight will back its on-time performance reliability with the same service guarantee enjoyed by UPS' small package customers. The on-time service promise will be available Jan.

November 5, 2007 - Industry News

McCoy Freightliner Opens in Portland, Oregon

McCoy Freightliner of Portland, Ore., opened for business on Nov. , under new ownership and management. Formerly named Portland Freightliner, the business was purchased by new owners Robert S., R. Michael, and Jack McCoy.

November 5, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Recognizes Top Drivers for October

Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line Inc. recently announced its Driver of the Month winners for October 2007. Tom Shadle was selected for the honor from Decker's Flatbed division, and Greg Thede

November 5, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Addresses Women In Trucking

Newly appointed American Trucking Associations Chairman Ray Kuntz addressed Women In Trucking (WIT) members a reception in Orlando during the recent Management Conference and Exhibition.

November 5, 2007 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Adds Features to Trailer Tracking Service

XTRA Lease, which provides over-the-road trailer equipment rental and leasing in North America, has added new flexibility to its trailer tracking service, enabling users to set up customized groups to monitor their fleet activity

November 5, 2007 - Industry News

Pilot Freight Services Opens New Facility in Laredo, Texas

Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, has opened a new station in Laredo, Texas. This will be Pilot Freight Services' fourth station in Texas, and its 66th station in North America.

November 5, 2007 - Industry News

WABCO Opens First Fully Owned Chinese Manufacturing Facility

WABCO Holdings Inc., a provider of electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission control systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has opened its first fully owned manufacturing facility in China.

November 5, 2007 - Industry News

AASHTO: Tolls, PPVs Only 10% of Transportation Solution

Revenue from tolls and public-private ventures may account for 50 percent of new expressways built in the United States over the next 10 years, AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley said recently. And while it is "vital t

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November 5, 2007 - Industry News

Boler Acquires Watson and Chalin

The Boler Co. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Watson and Chalin Manufacturing Inc. Watson and Chalin is a manufacturer of truck drive-axle suspensions; auxiliary suspensions including steerabl

November 2, 2007 - Industry News

Wisconsin Ups Registration Fees

Wisconsin is upping vehicle registration fees by 30 percent as part of its new budget, effective Jan. 1. According to the American Trucking Associations' State Laws Newsletter, the change will increase Wisconsin's fee for a tractor-trailer

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

Scaled-Down House Bill Addresses Bridge Deficiencies

A bill approved by the House Transportation Committee this week would provide $2 billion to deal with the issue of structurally deficient bridges - far less than Rep. James Oberstar's original proposa

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November 1, 2007 - Industry News

Freightliner Moving Select Operations to South Carolina

Freightliner LLC said Thursday it is moving selected functions from its corporate headquarters in Portland, Ore., to a South Carolina location closer to customers and Freightliner Trucks production facilities. Company officials confirmed that 341 position

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

International to Meet 2010 Emissions Standards Without SCR

International Truck and Engine Corp. said its MaxxForce brand diesel engines will meet the stringent U.S. federal 2010 emissions standards for all its core applications without the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Asks Congress to OK Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse

The American Trucking Associations Thursday urged Congress to help the trucking industry keep drug and alcohol abusers off the road by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation's 3.4 million truck drivers

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Wins $68.8 Million USMC Parts Support Contract

Navistar International Corp. has won a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for $68.8 million to provide field service support for the Marine Corps' International MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles

October 31, 2007 - Industry News

Qualcomm Updates OmniVision Mobile Computing Platform

Qualcomm Inc. has added new applications for its OmniVision mobile computing platform, and a terrestrial option for fleets - or portions of fleets - that do not require ubiquitous coverage. The system upgrade is a software

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

BioBox Turns Vegetable Oil Into Biodiesel for Fleets

Truck fleets and restaurant chains can now produce their own biodiesel with BioBox, a mobile processing plant that turns waste vegetable oil into high-quality biodiesel. Los Angeles-based Pacific Natural Energy (PNE

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

Ryder Unveils New 'Green' Tractor, Trailer Solutions

Ryder System Inc. has launched its RydeGreen line of tractors and trailers, designed to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The new RydeGreen line offers customers the latest technology and design

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

CargoWise edi Forms Alliance with Descartes

CargoWise edi, a provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, has formed a strategic alliance with the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN). The alliance offers increased management capabilitie

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

Largest Kenworth Dealership in North America Opens in Utah

Kenworth Sales Co.'s new $13 million, 122,000 square-foot dealership opened recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring four generations of the Treadwell family. The celebration heralded the opening of Kenworth's largest

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

Dart Drivers Honored for 20-plus Years of Safe Driving

Minnesota-based Dart Transit Co. recently awarded contractors Larry Wilson, John Borofka and Juan Rivera with its 20-year safety award - a custom-made scale model of a tractor-trailer cast in pewter

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Recognized for Health Initiatives

The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has presented Schneider National with its American Sleep Apnea Award, which recognizes the carrier's efforts to implement a detection and treatment program

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

McLeod Software Introduces mPhone

McLeod Software, which provides dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms, has introduced the mPhone mobile communications solution

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Partners with ITI for Advanced Driver Analysis

PeopleNet has partnered with Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI) to bring driver training technology to PeopleNet customers via the PeopleNet BLU platform. PeopleNet provides intelligent GPS

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