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June 1, 2007 - Industry News

NationaLease Gets PIC USA Transportation Contract

NationaLease has been awarded a $12 million contract to provide Integrated Transportation Logistics Services to PIC USA, Hendersonville, Tenn., the leading supplier of pork breeding stock in the United States.

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Bulk Carriers Gets Responsible Care Certification

Wisconsin-based Schneider National Bulk Carriers, a division of Schneider National Inc., has been awarded the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care Certification.

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

ConocoPhillips Upgrades 76 Super Diesel Synthetic Blend to CJ-4 Quality

ConocoPhillips Co. has announced that 76 Super Diesel synthetic blend motor oil has been upgraded to API CJ-4 quality. 76 Super Diesel is specially developed for use in diesel engines

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

Driving School, Fleet Backing Women in Trucking Inc.

The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has announced that women who receive their certificate in driver training at Arkansas State University - Newport's Commercial Driver Training Institute, will automaticall

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Wins $623 Million Contract for Mine-resistant Military Vehicles

Navistar International Corp.'s military subsidiary has been awarded a $623 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide 1,200 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to be delivered by the end of February 2008.

May 31, 2007 - Industry News

CFL Wins Grand Trophy for Safety Program.

Central Freight Lines Inc., an LTL carrier and one of the largest intrastate carriers in Texas, has won the Texas Motor Transportation Association's Grand Trophy for Safety. CFL was up against seven other strong companie

May 31, 2007 - Industry News

Transport America Recognizes 2006 Drivers of the Year

Minnesota-based carrier Transport America has recognized company driver Troy Kasprowicz and contractor Douglas Gardener as its 2006 Drivers of the Year. The two were honored with their families at ceremonie

May 31, 2007 - Industry News

Rihm Kenworth Opens Southern Minnesota Facility

Rihm Kenworth has expanded customer support with the opening of a new full-service facility in Albert Lea, Minn., located near the intersection of Interstate 90 and Interstate 35. A member of the Kenworth dealer network

May 31, 2007 - Industry News

AGC Economist: Construction Spending Up Despite Housing Drag

"Total construction spending inched up in April, as nonresidential outlays shook off the plunge in homebuilding and sluggishness in gross domestic product (GDP)," Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractor

Tags: Economy

May 31, 2007 - Industry News

TMW Systems Acquires TMT Software

TMW Systems Inc., among the largest providers of enterprise management software to the transportation industry in North America, said it has acquired TMT Software Co., a leading provider of transportatio

May 31, 2007 - Industry News

Cleaner Off-Road Diesel Fuel Begins Flowing Today

Starting today, the nation's refineries begin producing low sulfur diesel fuel for use in off-road equipment. The new fuel will then wind its way through the distribution system, so that by Dec. 1, farming, construction

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 30, 2007 - Industry News

StarTrak Delivers ReeferTrak Solutions

StarTrak Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Alanco Technologies, has delivered ReeferTrak solutions integrated with Carrier Transicold's truck, trailer and rail car refrigeration unit product lines.

May 30, 2007 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Acquires Petro Stopping Centers

TravelCenters of America announced late Wednesday that it has acquired the operating businesses of Petro Stopping Centers. Simultaneously with this acquisition, 40 Petro travel centers were leased from Hospitality Properties Trust

May 30, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Honored for Safety by MMCA

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has been honored for its safety record by the Missouri Motor Carriers Association (MMCA). The association recently presented Con-way Freigh

May 29, 2007 - Industry News

Tripmaster Merges with Matrix Vehicle Tracking

Tripmaster Corp., a member of the Control Instruments Group Ltd., has announced that CIS had signed an agreement whereby its fleet management interests will be merged with Matrix Vehicle Tracking Ltd.

May 29, 2007 - Industry News

NationaLease Adds Integrated Logistics to its Offerings

Capitalizing on its recent merger with AmeriQuest, NationaLease is now offering Integrated Logistics to its menu of fleet management products and services available to private fleets and transportation service providers.

May 29, 2007 - Industry News

ACOFAS ABS Technician Training Seminar a Success

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) recently held a two-day training clinic for technicians that perform brake, alignment and frame modification services.

May 29, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 2.2% in April

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.2 percent in April, after posting a 1.2 percent jump in March

Tags: Economy

May 25, 2007 - Industry News

PTDI Reviews its Certification Standards

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) announced it will embark on a review of its skill, performance, curriculum and certification standards. PTDI was established in 1986 by the transportation industry as a certifying bod

May 25, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Gives Extra Vacation Time to Million Mile Drivers

Barr-Nunn Transportation of Granger, Iowa, has announced a new program within the safety department. Barr-Nunn drivers will receive two additional days of vacation in conjunction with their safety award

May 25, 2007 - Industry News

Mack Truck Idle-free System Runs AC for 10 Hours

Truck operators no longer need to idle their truck engine to run their televisions and microwaves, or to heat and air condition their sleepers, thanks to the Idle Free Hybrid System, now available as an option from Mack Trucks Inc.

May 25, 2007 - Industry News

Dongfeng Cummins Celebrates Engine No. 1 Million

Dongfeng Cummins Engine Co. Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture between Cummins Inc. and China's leading automaker, Dongfeng Motor Corp., has reached a significant milestone by producing its one-millionth engine

May 25, 2007 - Industry News

Real Time Freight Continues to Add Major Clients

Real Time Freight Services, a Chicago-based leader in transportation services, says several additional shippers and carriers have started using the company's solutions since the beginning of the year.

May 24, 2007 - Industry News

Freightliner Cascadia Leads 'Ride of Pride' Memorial Day Parade

More than 100 motorcycles were expected to leave North Carolina for Washington, D.C., early this morning to honor veterans and to call attention to prisoners of war and those missing in action.

Tags: Events

May 24, 2007 - Industry News

Drivers: CVSA Roadcheck Inspections Begin Next Wednesday

For 72 hours starting next Wednesday, June 6, more than 10,000 specially-trained and certified officers will blanket North America's roadways to prevent truck and bus crashes. For the past 20 years

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