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August 28, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Unveils Unified Operating Model

Con-way Freight Inc. will combine its three regional operating companies into one centralized operation headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., to improve the customer experience and streamline its processes.

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

Paccar, Eaton in Heavy-duty Hybrid Truck Accord

Paccar and Eaton Corp. have entered into an agreement to jointly develop proprietary hybrid technology for heavy-duty commercial vehicles in North America. The new products will be introduced exclusively

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

HDX Conference to Discuss Price File Library

The Price File Library will be a featured topic at the 2007 HDX Technology Conference, Oct. 3-4, in Atlanta. The PFL was introduced two years ago and more than 50 companies now use it to upload and download information.

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

Trinity Transport Ranks on the 2007 Inc. 5,000

Inc. magazine has ranked Trinity Transport Inc. among its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Truck Product Conference Sept. 17-19 in Dearborn

National Truck Equipment Association members can grab a glimpse of new commercial truck offerings from 10 leading chassis manufacturers at the NTEA New Model Truck Product Conference, Sept. 17-19, at the Hyatt Regency Dearbor

Tags: Events

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea Program Offered Commercial Motor Carriers

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics, creators of a sleep apnea detection and treatment program targeted toward the commercial vehicle industry, announced full availability of its comprehensive solution for enhancing truck driver safet

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

Cummins, Continental Surpass 3 Million ECMs

Cummins Inc. and the Automotive Systems Division of the international automotive supplier Continental AG announced that Continental has produced and delivered more than 3 million Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) to Cummins.

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

Worker Comp Topic of TCA Web Seminar

Compensation Trends, a web seminar hosted by the Truckload Carriers Association, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern) on Sept. 20, designed to help trucking companies better manage their workers' compensation costs.

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

Infosite, Transportation Software, Create EZ-Dispatch

Infosite Technologies Inc. and The Transportation Software Co. have formed a partnership whereby Transportation Software will act as a reseller of Dispatch-Mate, which is Infosite's flagship product.

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

Castrol Big Honkin' Truck Makeover Contest Begins Anew

Castrol Tection is launching the third annual Extra Big Honkin' Truck Makeover contest where truck drivers nationwide will be given another chance to win a total internal, external and communications makeover valued at $50,000

Tags: Events

August 28, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 0.3% in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.3 percent in July, marking the first month-to-month increase since March of this year. The not-seasonally adjusted index decrease

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2007 - Industry News

Texaco Syn-Star GL 75W-90 Offers Extended Drains

Chevron Products Co. has introduced a new Texaco Syn-Star GL SAE 75W-90 designed to meet Revision C of Dana Corp.'s (Spicer Axle Division) SHAES 256 specification, which went into effect in the second quarter of 2007.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 23, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Completes Acquisition of Contract Freighters

Con-way Inc. has completed its $750 million acquisition of Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), a privately held North American truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo. The acquisition adds to Con-way's portfolio a company

August 23, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin's New XDA5 Drive Tire Regenerates Itself

Imagine a tire with a tread that regenerates itself as it wears. It's not science fiction, it's Michelin's new XDA5 drive tire for Class 8 rigs. Michelin uses patented design and manufacturing techniques to mold the tread

August 22, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Names 2 to Executive VP Posts

PeopleNet, a Minneapolis-based provider of onboard computing and mobile communications systems to the nation's transportation industry, has named Brian McLaughlin, executive vice president of marketing, product and sales, and Mike Goergen as

August 22, 2007 - Industry News

TA Offers ALK's CoPilot Truck Nationwide

ALK Technologies, the developer of routing, mileage and mapping software, including PC*Miler and CoPilot GPS navigation solutions, said CoPilot Truck will be offered at TravelCenters of America starting in September.

August 22, 2007 - Industry News

Evans Network Opens Truck Terminal in Chesapeake, Va.

The Evans Network of Companies has opened a trucking terminal inside the Cavalier Industrial Park in Chesapeake,Va. This location is operated by Kaje Enterprises, agents for the Evans Network since 2004

August 22, 2007 - Industry News

Everco Adds ICE32 to its Re-Engineered Compressors

Everco Heavy Duty's line of re-engineered compressors now contain ICE32, an AC system lubricant additive that extends compressor life and improves the overall performance of mobile air conditioning systems.

August 22, 2007 - Industry News

J.D. Power Ranks KW, Sterling Highest in Customer Satisfaction

Kenworth ranks highest in heavy-duty truck customer satisfaction for over-the-road and pickup and delivery trucks for a third consecutive year - and also ranks highest in the vocational truck segment - while Sterling Truck

August 22, 2007 - Industry News

NPTC, J.J. Keller Host Free HOS Webcast Tuesday

In response to the recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling vacating portions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service regulations, the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has teamed with J.J. Keller & Associates Inc.

Tags: Events

August 21, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Selects New-Hire Promotion Winners

Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation announced the winners of its new-hire promotion, offered to all drivers who graduated from orientation between May 14 and Aug. 3. Drivers were eligible for one of two prizes. The first prize, wo

August 21, 2007 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Opens 4 New Service Centers

Knight Transportation Inc. has opened one new dry van service center and three new brokerage service centers. The dry van service center is located in Dallas, Texas, and the three new brokerage centers service the Atlanta,

August 21, 2007 - Industry News

Group Seeks Feedback on Light-duty Hybrid Work Truck Proposal

The Light-duty Hybrid Work Truck Action Group announced today that it is seeking potential vendors and interested parties to review and provide feedback on a draft request for proposal (RFP) for light-duty (Class 3-4) hybrid work trucks.

August 21, 2007 - Industry News

Averitt Opens Supply Chain Facility on Mexican Border

Averitt Express is strengthening its international service offering with the opening of a new supply chain solutions facility in Pharr/McAllen, Texas. "The new supply chain solutions facility positions Averitt to be the prime consolidatio

August 21, 2007 - Industry News

DOTAuthority.com Renames 'Truckers' Conference'

DOTAuthority.com has renamed the Orlando Truckers' Conference to reflect an expansion of event locations. The new brand will simply be The Truckers' Conference, and a new web site is currently under construction at

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