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May 4, 2007 - Industry News

The Pete Store Acquires Peterbilt of Knoxville Inc.

The Pete Store Inc., a Maryland-based heavy truck dealer has acquired Peterbilt of Knoxville Inc., a dealer group with three locations in the Southeast. The Knoxville group is the eighth-largest dealer group in the natio

May 4, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Its Top Service Technicians for 2007

Chris Dunn, Dan Teleglow and Dennis Baehnk of Beaver Truck Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, each receive a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

No one knows Volvo trucks better than the technicians at Volvo Trucks North America's 325 dealerships. And last month, the best of the best service and parts personnel from Volvo's dealer network gathered at Volvo headquarter

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

Pacific Truck & Trailer Named Authorized East Dealer

Pacific Truck & Trailer of Grant Pass, Ore., serving northern California and southern Oregon, has been named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing, offering the company's full line of flatbed trailers, parts and accessories.

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

Peterbilt Launches Demo Program to Promote Model Lineup

Peterbilt has just launched its "Models of Innovation" demonstration program, a campaign designed to provide existing and prospective customers the ability to test and evaluate a new 2008 model year Peterbilt in the customers' operation.

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

WTA Completes 6th Tire Auditing Trip to China

World Trade Association (WTA), a leading independent U.S. tire wholesaler, recently completed its sixth auditing trip to China to ensure the highest quality of production for its Xtreme line of OTR tires.

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

Roehl Transport Wins TCA Safety Award

Roehl Transport recently added to a string of top industry honors for safety with a prestigious Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Safety Award. The award, based on an independent audit of the company's DOT recordable accident record

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth Aerodynamic Trucks Earn EPA's SmartWay Tag

Kenworth's T2000

Kenworth Truck Co.'s latest models - the new T660 and T2000 - were recently acknowledged as SmartWay eligible trucks by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Announces Commercial Tire Price Hikes

Michelin North America announced it is increasing prices on two commercial tire product lines. Commercial truck tire prices will increase by up to 4 percent on Michelin and BFGoodrich brand tires sold in the United States, effective June 1, 2007

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Offers ALK's CoPilot Voice-guided Directions

PeopleNet is offering ALK Technologies' CoPilot Truck, which provides spoken, turn-by-turn, truck-specific driving directions to professional drivers, on PeopleNet's new handheld platform.

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

Melton Creates Accounting Software for Fleets

Melton Technologies, a leading supplier of the PC-based Horizon trucking software, has developed a new accounting module that ties into its offerings of transportation and logistical solutions.

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

GE Offering Full-length Cargo Sensors

GE has made its patented full-length cargo sensor available on both its VeriWise satellite and cellular platforms to all trucking customers. Today, GE is the only company making full-length cargo sensors for the trucking industry

May 3, 2007 - Industry News

GE Offers Integrated Refrigerated Trailer Lease Services

GE is adding an Integrated Refrigerated Trailer Lease to its financial services for the trucking industry, with features that take away the routine headaches that can come from running reefer vans in a fleet.

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

Freightliner Introduces New Fuel-saving Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks has launched the Cascadia, a new Class 8 truck for on-highway applications built from an entirely new platform. The Cascadia delivers significant fuel savings and is designed based on the Run Smart philosophy,

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Signs Record Number of New Private Fleets

PeopleNet, which provides mobile communications and onboard computing to the private fleet industry, said it signed 96 new fleets since the beginning of 2006 - a record number for the company.

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

IdleAire to Deliver J. J. Keller Training

Wisconsin-based J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. and IdleAire Technologies Corp. of Tennessee have signed an agreement giving IdleAire the exclusive license to provide in-cab delivery of J. J. Keller's video-based commercial motor vehicle driver training

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Offers Handhelds with g3 Onboard Computing and Communications

PeopleNet has introduced its handheld platform that integrates its g3 mobile computing and communication system with ruggedized handheld devices that let drivers get information both in and out of the truck.

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

Teamsters Laud Bill to Toughen Cross-border Truck Standards

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters said it supports a bill that was passed unanimously Wednesday by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that would force Mexican trucks to meet safety and security standards

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

Southland International Trucks Adds 6th Location

Southland International Trucks Inc., which operates dealerships in Birmingham, Decatur, Homewood, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa, Ala., has added a sixth location in Huntsville

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

Petro Donates a Buck to USO for Every Chicken Fried Steak Ordered

Every time you order the Iron Skillet's famous chicken fried steak this month, you're doing something good for our service men and women. Petro Stopping Centers is donating a dollar to the United Services Organization (USO

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

Mack Unveils TerraPro Refuse Models

The new TerraPro Series from Mack Trucks Inc. delivers everything needed to handle the nonstop abuse that refuse trucks experience, plus a new driver environment to improve comfort and boost productivity.

May 2, 2007 - Industry News

AASHTO Launches Transportation Vision Web Site

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has launched a web site to represent a new multi-decade vision for U.S. transportation. AASHTO, which represents the state departments

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Wins $47 Million Contract with LA Sheriff

Penske Truck Leasing has been awarded a three-year fleet management and maintenance services contract valued at about $47 million to support the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

May 1, 2007 - Industry News

75 Chrome Shop Truck Beauty Show Draws Hot Trucks

Michael Blakeslee, Wolcott, Conn., took away the Roadworks Best Chrome trophy with his 2002 Peterbilt dump truck.

Kim and Tommy Turner of Cynthiana, Ky., and Bob and Shelly Brinker of Grayling, Minn., won best-of-show trophies at the 75 Chrome Shop Truck Beauty Championships in Wildwood, Fla., held April 27-29.

Tags: Events

May 1, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Expands, Inventories Contract

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the third consecutive month, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Business by the Institute for Supply Management.

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2007 - Industry News

Corcentric Secures Deal with Hino Trucks

Corcentric has announced the signing of an agreement to facilitate Hino Trucks' Mega-Fleet parts program for its national accounts. Hino Trucks sells and services a full product line of Class 4-7 light- and medium-duty trucks

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