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July 10, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Recognizes June's Drivers of the Month

Decker Truck Line Inc. has named Rod Irwin as the June 2007 Driver of the Month for the flatbed division. The Fort Dodge, Iowa, resident has been selected for the honor of driver of the month in previous years.

July 10, 2007 - Industry News

Dana Offering SmarTire Retrofit Kits on International Trucks

Truck rim shown with sensor.

SmarTire Systems Inc. has announced that Dana Corp., its marketing partner for the commercial vehicle market in North America, Australia and New Zealand, will be offering the company's SmartWave TPMS tire pressure monitoring syste

July 9, 2007 - Industry News

Loss Prevention Group Meets Oct. 4-17 in Vegas

The 2007 annual meeting of the Loss Prevention Conference (LPC), "Linking Perspectives: Prevention's Common Ground," will explore how claims professionals can find common ground in today's claims issues.

Tags: Events

July 9, 2007 - Industry News

Eastern Michigan Kenworth Opens in Detroit Area

Eastern Michigan Kenworth recently opened its second full-service facility on Detroit's north side. The nearly 13,000 square-foot facility complements the recently improved 36,000 square-foot Dearbor

July 9, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Opens Facility in Miami Area

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., which manufactures dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds, and curtainsided trailers, said its dealer, Utility Trailer Sales & Leasing, has expanded into a new, state-of-the-art facilit

July 9, 2007 - Industry News

Dana and Dongfeng to Produce Truck Axles in China

Dana Corp. said its subsidiary, Dana Mauritius Limited, has closed on the purchase of 4 percent of the registered capital of Dongfeng Dana Axle Co. Ltd. from Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd. and certain of its affiliates

July 9, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider Named East Manufacturing Dealer

Schneider Sales & Service in Clarksville, Ind., serving the greater Louisville and southern Indiana area, has been named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing, offering the company's full line of flatbeds, dumps and accessories

July 6, 2007 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue '08 Kicks Off HDAW on Jan. 21

Heavy Duty Dialogue '08, the annual conference for executives and leaders in the heavy-duty industry, is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Organized by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA)

Tags: Events

July 5, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Announces Annual CEO Constellation Award Winners

Culminating a six-month process that started with literally a thousand top-performing employees, Con-way Inc. announced the winners of the first-ever CEO Constellation Awards - the company's highest recognitio

July 5, 2007 - Industry News

Werner Validated for Highest Level of Cargo Security

Nebraska-based Werner Enterprises Inc., one of the nation's largest truckload transportation and logistics companies, has announced it is a validated member in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program

July 5, 2007 - Industry News

California Takes Over Federal OKs for Transportation Projects

California this month became the first of five eligible states under the new federal SAFETEA-LU transportation bill to participate in a pilot program allowing Caltrans to take over the lead from the Federal Highway Administratio

July 5, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron Offers Back Issues of Lubrication Magazine

Chevron's Lubricants University, an online training resource offering information on technologies and trends in the lubrication and maintenance industry, has announced that archived issues of Lubrication magazine are now available

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 5, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Still Growing in June

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the fifth consecutive month, according to the latest Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management. "Following a weak first quarter

Tags: Economy

July 5, 2007 - Industry News

VIPAR Sponsors Fuel Card Give-Away

VIPAR Heavy Duty truck parts network is gearing up for its VIPro TruckForce Service Center Network Free Fuel Give-Away sweepstakes, which will run from July 15 through Sept. 30, 2007. The driver and owner-operator even

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July 3, 2007 - Industry News

Ontario Officials Push Mandatory Speed Limiters on Trucks

Ontario Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield said the Government of Ontario will introduce legislation after this fall's provincial election to adopt a proposal put forward by the Ontario Trucking Association almost two years ago

July 3, 2007 - Industry News

Connecticut Diesel, Gas Tax Rates Change

Connecticut's legislature adjourned its special session last week, but not before changing the rates of the state taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel effective July 1.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 3, 2007 - Industry News

AAMVA Names New President, CEO

After a lengthy search for a new president and CEO, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators has named Neil Schuster to the position, effective Aug. 1. Schuster has most recently been president

July 2, 2007 - Industry News

CAT Scale Giving Away an International CXT at Iowa 80 Jamboree

Friday the 13th will be a lucky day for one driver who will becomes the owner of a new International CXT Pickup as part of CAT Scale's Weigh To Win Sweepstakes. One of five finalists will be given

Tags: Events

July 2, 2007 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Groundbreaking is Thursday

Artist's rendering of the new Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is set to break ground for a new Museum Visitors Center at 2 p.m. on Thursday during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree. The ground-breaking ceremony will be held at the current museum

Tags: Events

July 2, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Opens New Facility in Shreveport

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds and curtainsided trailers, said that Twin City Trailer Sales and Service has expanded into a new market area.

July 2, 2007 - Industry News

Truckomat Opening Pet Wash at Iowa 80 in Walcott

Truckomat Corp. is currently building a stand-alone Pet Wash called DOGOMAT at the Truckomat truck washing facility located at Iowa 80 TA Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa. "So many drivers travel with their pets we felt this was a natural extension

July 2, 2007 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Hosts Truckers Jamboree Next Week

The 28th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held next Thursday and Friday, July 12-13, at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. Featured will be more than 200 exhibits, a super truck beauty contest, antique truck display

Tags: Events

July 2, 2007 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2007 Shows Advances in Truck Fleet Safety

The U.S. trucking industry showed improvement in truck safety, including an increase in the number of drivers wearing their safety belts, as well as industry compliance with hazardous materials regulations,

June 29, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack Join U.S., Sweden in Fuel-saving Co-op

The Volvo Group and its subsidiary Mack Trucks Inc., are participating in joint environmental program with the governments of the United States and Sweden aimed at reducing consumption of fossil fuel by focusing on projects

June 28, 2007 - Industry News

Rotella SuperRigs Event Draws Crowd of 10,000

Thousands of visitors attended this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs event.

More than 10,000 people attended the 25th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last week at the Joplin Petro Stopping Center in Joplin, Mo., a three-day event that saw 118 working trucks competing for cash and prizes.

Tags: Events

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