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August 20, 2007 - Industry News

New Mack Pinnacle Meets EPA SmartWay Standards

Mack Pinnacle tractors have been certified by the U.S. EPA SmartWay program, a designation that means these long-range tractors meet EPA's environmental and fuel efficiency standards for excellence. The SmartWay program requires trucks to have a detaile

August 17, 2007 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Draws 7 Women Competitors

The 2007 National Truck Driving Championships will feature a record number seven female drivers competing in Minneapolis. "I'm thrilled that seven women have won state competitions through their dedicatio

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August 17, 2007 - Industry News

OPIS Fleet Fueling Conference Sept. 9-11 in Dallas

Today's fleets are facing an uphill battle. With nationwide retail diesel prices averaging $2.93 over the past year, savvy fleets know they have to look at other avenues to offset this enormous expense. Many attend the OPIS Fleet Fueling Conferenc

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August 16, 2007 - Industry News

NTDA Releases Trailer Dealer Financial Performance Report

According to results of a recently released National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) 2007 Dealer Financial Performance Report, dealers are encouraged to look beyond sales totals and examine return on assets (ROA

August 16, 2007 - Industry News

TruckerFest Participants Cruise and Compete in the Reno Heat

Bill and Marie Sandvik took the top honors in the limited mileage combo class with their 1998 White Peterbilt 379 and 1993 Ravens flatbed.

Forty-eight trucks competed for trophies in a variety of classes at the 9th Annual TruckerFest, held at the Alamo Petro in Sparks, Nev., Aug. 10-11 as part of Reno's annual Hot August Nights classic car celebration. In addition t

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August 15, 2007 - Industry News

Delmar Offers Truck Tech Certification Prep Manual

Delmar Learning has released its Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual. Filled with updated content, practice tests, and demonstrative graphics, this revised edition provides all the latest

August 15, 2007 - Industry News

CVSN Joins Leadership of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) announced Wednesday that its annual spring meetings will now be held in conjunction with Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. The next HDAW will be held Jan. 21-24, 2008, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

August 15, 2007 - Industry News

NextDiesel Biodiesel Facility Opens in Michigan

Biofuel Industries Group LLC, a privately owned holding company that provides resources and strategic direction to its alternative energy affiliates, announced the official opening of the NextDiesel biodiesel facility,

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August 15, 2007 - Industry News

Trucking Association Executives' Council Elects Officers

The Trucking Association Executives' Council recently elected Karen Rasmussen as national chairman for 2007-2008 at its annual meeting in Destin, Fla. A resident of Phoenix, Rasmussen has been president and CEO of the Arizona

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

Roadside Inspectors Compete in NAIC Championship

Roadside inspectors from across North America will convene in Minneapolis next week to view for the title of best commercial vehicle inspector during the annual North American Inspectors Championship

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August 14, 2007 - Industry News

Anderson Takes Delivery of Its First 19-axle Trailer

Minnesota-based Anderson Trucking Service Inc. (ATS) has taken delivery of its first 19-axle trailer, designed by ATS with the help of Trail King Industries. The new trailer will begin hauling customer loads this month.

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

Southeast Truck Show in Louisiana Canceled

The Southeast Truck Show, which was scheduled for Sept. 27-29 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport, has been cancelled. Dale Sommers, "The Truckin' Bozo," for whom the event was named,

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August 14, 2007 - Industry News

ComfortGuard APU Offers Complete Cab HVAC System

The ComfortGuard APU System from Cummins features ComfortGuard Cab Air HVAC components for heating and cooling. The easy-to-use in-cab thermostat can be controlled manually or programmed to start automatically

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

RigMaster, DCL Debut New APU at GATS

RigMaster Power Corp. and DCL International Inc. are pleased to announce the introduction of RigMaster's 2008 model APU complete with Tier 4a compliant engine and diesel particulate filter (DPF) at this year's Great American Trucking Show.

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

Hornsby and Skaggs Headline ATA Conference

Country and bluegrass superstars Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs will bring their own brand of musical magic to the 2007 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E)

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August 14, 2007 - Industry News

ATA's IT Council Makes its Debut - Again

The American Trucking Associations is bringing back its Information Technology and Logistics Council (ITLC) after shutting it down seven years ago in an reorganization of the association

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

ALK Releases Latest Version of ALK|FleetSuite

ALK Technologies has released ALK|FleetSuite 21, an updated suite of fleet management technologies. ALK is a developer of routing, mileage and mapping software, including their flagship product PC*MILER.

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Invests $350 Million in South Carolina Facilities

Michelin North America is investing $350 million to improve and expand every major manufacturing facility in South Carolina over the next four years. This latest round of Michelin investments will upgrade the company's manufacturing facilitie

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

IdleAire Opens Sites 123 & 124 Along I-10 Corridor

Tennessee-based IdleAire Technologies Corp. has opened its 123rd and 124th Advanced Travel Center Electrification (ATE(R)) installations along the heavily traveled I-10 corridor. The Conoco Travel Center in Baytown, Texas

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Fattens Driver Paychecks Up To $4,500 Per Year

Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload carrier, this week announced a major pay increase for its company driver fleet. Under the new pay package, effective Sept. 30, drivers will earn up to $4,500 more per year

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

Noregon Systems Releases Version 2.7 of JPRO

Noregon Systems Inc., a leading developer and supplier of vehicle diagnostic software and communication adapters to the heavy-duty industry, has announced the release of its newest version of JPRO Fleet Diagnostics.

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Report Details Financial Performance of Truck Equipment Manufacturers

From a high of 9.7 percent to a low of 3.1 percent, pre-tax profits varied widely among manufacturers in the work truck industry. The gap widened even more so when return on investment (ROI) between the typical manufacturer

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Hosting 3 'Closing the Gap' Seminars

Improving how business people relate to their customers will be the topic of regional Closing the Gap seminars hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). A series of meetings will be offered in suppor

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August 10, 2007 - Industry News

PEI Seeks Comments on Storage Tank RP

The comment period is now open for the Petroleum Equipment Institute's latest draft, called the Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of Underground Storage Tank Systems. This latest Recommended Practices draft was produce

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August 9, 2007 - Industry News

NPTC Safety Confab Sept. 13-14 in Virginia

An all-star line-up featuring some of the nation's top safety practitioners has been confirmed for fifth annual National Safety Conference sponsored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Sept. 13-14, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Arlingto

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