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June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Montana Trucking CEO Ray Kuntz Named ATA Chairman

Ray Kuntz

Montana trucking executive Ray Kuntz has been named chairman of the American Trucking Associations, the nation's premier trucking industry trade and advocacy group. The action came as ATA completed its Executive Committee meetin

June 12, 2007 - Industry News

Sterling Truck Rolls Out its New 360 Model

Sterling Truck Corp. continues to expand its growing light commercial vehicles line with a new model introduced this week - the Class 3 Sterling 360. The new truck is the lightest product in Sterling's full rang

June 12, 2007 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Named Wal-Mart's Intermodal Carrier of the Year

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has been recognized by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for the second consecutive year as the recipient of the prestigious Intermodal Carrier of the Year award

June 12, 2007 - Industry News

TransCore's Trailer Tracking System Receives UL Safety Certification

TransCore's GlobalWave satellite-based trailer tracking devices were awarded the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 913 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus Certification.

June 12, 2007 - Industry News

Penske to Operate Safety Firm's Chinese Supply Chain

Penske Logistics has secured a multiyear logistics contract with Key Safety Systems Inc. (KSS), a global manufacturer of safety-critical components and systems, including airbags, seatbelts and steering wheels. Penske will driv

June 11, 2007 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Offers New Engine Warranty

Arrow Truck Sales Inc. is offering a three-year/300,000-mile comprehensive engine warranty option on its pre-owned units. Unlike other used truck warranties in the marketplace, Arrow's warranty include

June 11, 2007 - Industry News

Survey Shows Fleet Managers Face New Issues and Trends

In an annual survey conducted by PHH FirstFleet, a national provider of asset management and operations services to private truck fleets, fleet managers identified new issues and industry trends.

June 8, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Names May's Top Drivers

Decker Truck Line Inc. has named Warren Erxleben as the May 2007 Driver of the Month for the flatbed division. Erxleben and his family live in New Liberty, Iowa. Selected as Driver of the Month for the reefer/va

June 8, 2007 - Industry News

Cross-Border Truck Program Safety Standards Published

The U.S. Department of Transportation published additional details about the rigorous safety standards and inspection program in place for its cross-border trucking demonstration program in a supplemental Federal Register notice Friday.

June 8, 2007 - Industry News

FTR Associates Hosts Freight Transportation Conference Aug. 27-29

FTR Associates, a transportation freight forecasting and research firm, has scheduled its 2007 conference, "America's Freight Transportation Through 2011" for Aug. 27-29 in Indianapolis, Ind.

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June 8, 2007 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Enhances Trailer Tracking Features

Idle trailers could become scarce for fleets using leased trailers, thanks to a new set of trailer tracking features launched by XTRA Lease. With new custom landmarking tools and the ability to isolate dormant trailer

June 8, 2007 - Industry News

Speedco Opens Newest Location in Irving, Texas

Speedco has opened a new location in Irving, Texas, featuring three lube bays. The store plans to open tire lanes later this year

June 8, 2007 - Industry News

Mack Truck Performance Tour Hits the Road

Twenty Mack Granite and Pinnacle trucks will fan out across North America later this month to demonstrate performance and power of these vehicles equipped with '07-certified Mack MP engines. The trucks are part of the "Mack Performance Tour"

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June 7, 2007 - Industry News

'Choose Your Wheels' Winner Opts for 2007 Ford Pickup

Michael Haas of Saint Regis, Mont., is driving a brand new 2007 Ford 4x4 pickup truck as part of the Trans-System's "Choose Your Wheels" referral program. Each referring employee was entered in a drawing for the grand priz

June 7, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Warns 4-wheelers About Dangers of 'Drafting'

The American Trucking Associations is urging automobile drivers to avoid the dangerous practice of tailgating heavy trucks in efforts to increase fuel economy. The nation's largest trucking industry trade group als

June 7, 2007 - Industry News

Averitt Express Picks Fuller UltraShift for 500 New Trucks

Eaton Corp. has announced that Averitt Express of Cookeville, Tenn., has recently taken delivery of 500 new trucks for its fleet - all equipped with new Fuller UltraShift LST (Linehaul Standard) heavy-duty automated transmissions

June 6, 2007 - Industry News

Mike Ryan Drives In Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" Tonight

Big Rig racer and Hollywood stunt driver, Mike Ryan, makes his Discovery Channel debut in the hit show "MythBusters" tonight at 9 p.m. (E/P

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June 6, 2007 - Industry News

Celadon Group Acquires Truckload Assets from Air Road Express

Celadon Group Inc. has announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has purchased the truckload business and certain tractors and trailers of Air Road Express Inc.

June 5, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth Tech Tour Now Includes Bendix ESP, Air Disc Brakes

Bendix air disc brake

Kenworth Truck Co. has added the Bendix ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brakes as part of the Kenworth Clean Power Technology Tou

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June 5, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Touts Fuel Protection Program

Barr-Nunn Transportation said is continuing with its fuel protection program, offering fuel at $1.29 per gallon for all purchases from June 24 through Dec. 23, 2007

June 5, 2007 - Industry News

Averitt Express Names 8 to 'Over 20 Team'

Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt Express recently honored eight of its associates for 20 years of service. Recognized were Fred Ansert, of Louisville, Ky.; Clarence Brooks, Blountsville, Ala.; Kenny Daugherty, Hartford, Ky.

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Paccar Financial Completes European Acquisition

Paccar Financial Services (PFS) has completed its acquisition of Truck Center Hauser GmbH in Germany. "This acquisition accelerates the launch of the PacLease brand in Europe and sets the stage for rapid deployment in German

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

HDT, RoadStar Editors Win 9 ASBPE Awards

Newport Communications announced that its editors have won nine awards in the 2007 Awards of Excellence competition held by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Founded in 1964, ASBPE is the professional association for full-time and freelance editors

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Roadranger.com Features Point And Click Clutch Selection

A new interactive clutch selector is now available online at Roadranger.com to help maintenance professionals select and order Fuller replacement clutches. The Fuller Aftermarket Clutch Selector provides customized results

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Economy Still Growing, Albeit Slowly

June opened with a series of reports indicating slow economic growth, but growth nonetheless. The Institute for Supply Management's latest Manufacturing Report on Business logged the fourth consecutive month of expansion.

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