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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

Tags: Events

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

Tags: Events

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

November 20, 2007 - Industry News

VDOT Opens Traffic Management Center in Salem

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel holiday, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has opened its new Salem Traffic Management Center. The 19,400-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will serve

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2007 - Industry News

Grote Industries' Robotic LED Production Wins Award

Grote Industries Product Development Engineer Edward Sitarski, had more than a good idea when he proposed automating manual terminal connector LED production. What he had was a manufacturing breakthrough.

November 20, 2007 - Industry News

Conference Board: U.S. Households to Spend More on Christmas This Year Than Last

U.S. households are expected to spend an average of $471 on gifts during the holiday season, up from last year's estimate of $449, The Conference Board reported Tuesday. The Conference Board is the world's preeminent business

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2007 - Industry News

MSM Canadian Transport Among LA's Fastest-growing Firms

MSM Canadian Transport has been named one of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Los Angeles for the second consecutive year, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

ITLC Names J. Braxton Vick to Chairman Post

The Information Technology & Logistics Council of the American Trucking Associations has named J. Braxton Vick and Vicki L. Schluter to serve as the council's first chair and vice chair in 2008.

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

1-10 Closure in Louisiana Extended Up to 15 Days

Interstate-10 in Louisiana between Lafayette and Baton Rouge will be closed another 12 to 15 days while crews battle a natural gas well fire near Ramah, state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) officials said Monday

Tags: Highways

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

2008 Shipper Symposium April 22-24 in Northwest Arkansas

Transplace Inc., a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, will focus its 2008 Shipper Symposium on sustainability in the transportation industry, and has moved the sixth annual signature

Tags: Events

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

NLM Redesigns its Web Site to Reflect New Identity

Non-asset based third-party logistics provider NLM - which recently combined four independently operated logistics providers into the unified NLM - has re-launched its web site. The new web site, located at

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

TireVigil Pro 2.8 Debuts for Fleet Customers

TireStamp has released TireVigil Pro 2.8 for fleet customers and tire service providers. TireVigil Pro 2.8 is a fully integrated and interactive tire alerting and monitoring solution that gives full tire maintenance throug

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

Lowe's to Build Flatbed Distribution Center in Purvis, Miss.

Lowe's Cos., Inc. announced plans to build a new flatbed distribution center in Purvis, Miss., a $15 million facility that will supply products to more than 60 Lowe's retail stores in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

Alcoa Delivers Aluminum Truck Bodies to Belgian Firm

Alcoa said a team from its Alcoa Auto and Truck Structures business in Hungary delivered custom lightweight aluminum truck bodies in three months to a company in Belgium. These new truck bodies, made from aluminum extrusions

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