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October 29, 2007 - Industry News

Hendrickson Hosts ACOFAS Tech Training Clinic

Hendrickson recently hosted a steering and suspension technician-training clinic for the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) at its Truck Division headquarters and Engineering Center in Woodridge, Ill.

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

Truck Show Latino, Construction Expo Combination Attracts More Than 4,700

Mariachi bands provided entertainment during Truck Show Latino in Pomona.

POMONA, Calif. -- The third edition of Truck Show Latino, combined with the Construction Truck & Equipment Expo, attracted crowds of truckers Oct. 20-21. They were drawn by festive mariachi music, 157 booths and 36 shiny Class 8 show trucks

Tags: Events

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

GE Opening New Trailer Sales Showrooms Across Nation

GE Equipment Services says it plans to open seven regional showrooms over the next 12 months, with the first planned for Irving, Texas, conveniently located near the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Love Field airports

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

GE Launches Trailer Inspection Service at Borders

GE Equipment Services has announced a new service to help U.S., Canadian and Mexican carriers inspect and document the condition of their trailers both before and after a border crossing. This will help carriers verify complianc

October 28, 2007 - Industry News

ACOFAS Trading Free Clinic Registration for Good Ideas

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) is offering free registrations to the 2008 Technician Training Clinics to the technicians with the winning ideas for training clinic topics

October 26, 2007 - Industry News

Webasto Web Site Encourages Engines-off Solutions

Heavy-duty supplier Webasto is launching a new web site in conjunction with a recent legislative and media event held at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. that showcased the emerging safety and environmental technologies

October 26, 2007 - Industry News

Oil Purification System Continually Cleans Engine Oil

Oil Purification Systems (OPS) is a patented, simple-to-use onboard oil cleaning system that continuously removes both the solid and liquid contaminants from engine oil, so that the engine runs with clean oil all the time.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 25, 2007 - Industry News

3Q Operating Income Down for Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc. reported net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2007 of $37.3 million, or 78 cents per diluted share. The results compared with third-quarte

October 25, 2007 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Services Discloses 3Q Results

Arkansas-based P.A.M. Transportation Services reported net income of $36,178 for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2007, and $3,493,402 for the nine-month period then ended. These results compare to net incom

October 25, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Debuts Driver Center Display Platform

PeopleNet, which provides intelligent onboard communications and fleet management solutions, is launching PeopleNet BLU, a new Driver Center display platform built around the latest in touch-screen technology

October 25, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 1.5 Percent in September

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.5 percent in September, after falling 0.8 percent in August. The not seasonally adjusted index fell 10.6 percent from August to 107.4

October 25, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar In Talks To Buy GM Truck Biz, Issues Restated Financials

Navistar International Corp. Thursday reported restated financials for the 2003-2005 fiscal years and said it's in talks with General Motors to acquire GM's medium-duty truck business

October 24, 2007 - Industry News

Dodge Prices 2008 Sprinter from $33,900

Dodge has released pricing for the 2008 Sprinter, beginning with a base MSRP for the Dodge Sprinter Chassis Cab at $33,900, which includes $980 for destination. The MSRP for the 2008 Dodge Sprinter Cargo Va

October 24, 2007 - Industry News

Back-to-Back Wins for Truck Show Latino Contestant

This bright red 1957 Peterbilt 350, operated by A&L Truck Supply, was among the winners at last weekend’s Truck Show Latino.

Hector Santos was standing by his truck inside Building 4 at the Fairplex in Pomona last Friday when one of the Stars & Stripes contest organizers stopped by to ask him if he was back to reclaim his title

Tags: Events

October 24, 2007 - Industry News

Paccar Achieves Solid 3rd Quarter Sales and Profits

"Paccar achieved very good revenues and net income for the third quarter and first nine months of 2007," said Mark C. Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer. "Paccar's balanced global diversification, with over 60 percen

October 24, 2007 - Industry News

TransCore Integrates VoIP Internet Phone Service into 3sixty Freight Match

TransCore has integrated voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) into the company's U.S. version of 3sixty Freight Match, an Internet-based logistics service that facilitates matching shipper's freight to available trucks

October 24, 2007 - Industry News

SkyBitz Comes Up with 2 New Products

SkyBitz, a satellite-based asset tracking and information management service provider, has added two new products to its existing suite: Cargo Sensor and Tractor/Trailer ID.

October 24, 2007 - Industry News

UAW Strikes Navistar

The UAW Tuesday evening announced a strike against Navistar International, affecting about 4,000 union members in six states. The union says Navistar, which is the parent company of International Truck and Engine, transferred

October 23, 2007 - Industry News

Heartland Express 3Q Operating Revenue Dips Slightly

Iowa-based Heartland Express Inc. announced operating revenues for the quarter decreased slightly to $146.6 million from $147.1 million in the third quarter of 2006

October 23, 2007 - Industry News

Marten Transport Reports 3Q Operating Revenue Up 6.7%

Marten Transport Ltd. said operating revenue, consisting of revenue from truckload and logistics operations, increased 6.7 percent to $145 million in the third quarter of 2007 from $135.8 million in the 2006 quarter.

October 23, 2007 - Industry News

Watkins and Shepard Get Training Grant

Watkins and Shepard Trucking Inc. recently received a Workforce Training Grant (WTG) from the Montana Department of Commerce (MDC), intended to boost the economy in Montana by helping new and expanding businesse

October 23, 2007 - Industry News

EPA Presents 34 Firms with SmartWay Excellence Awards

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized 34 businesses and organizations with its 2007 SmartWay Excellence Awards for environmental leadership in reducing fuel consumption

October 23, 2007 - Industry News

Educational Sessions Highlight NTEA Convention Feb. 25-28

Take a few days to invest in yourself and your fleet operation through education and training available during The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Tags: Events

October 23, 2007 - Industry News

ATRI Lists Top 10 Concerns of Trucking Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research institute, has unveiled its list of the Top 10 critical issues facing U.S. truckers. Commercial driver hours of service rules and the driver shortag

October 22, 2007 - Industry News

Colorado Trucking Group Urges Drivers to Obey New Chain Laws

The Colorado Motor Carriers Association is trying to get the word out to truck drivers that Colorado's new chain law and rules are in effect and to proceed carefully in the snow

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