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March 20, 2007 - Industry News

Chrome Shop Mafia, EPA Team Up on Environment

EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership and the Chrome Shop Mafia have teamed up to help truck drivers save on fuel costs and cut air pollution. The Mafia, a nationally recognized crew of truck designers

March 20, 2007 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Waco Truck Dealer

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Earns SmartWay Recognition

CFI, a privately held international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has earned the SmartWay Partner logo signifying a distinctive level of environmental performance as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Adds Qualcomm Trailer Tracking

XTRA Lease, a leading provider of over-the-road trailer equipment rental and leasing in North America, is expanding its service offering to include a customized version of Qualcomm's T2 Untethered TrailerTRACS

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Association Names New Officers

Jim O'Neal, president of O & S Transportation, Springfield, Mo., has been elected as 2007-2008 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Founded in 1981 as a transportation broker

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

Retread Manufacturers on Board With Bandag's Continuum Brand

Bandag Inc. has entered into supply agreements with five additional North American retread manufactures for its Continuum brand off-the-road retread materials.

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

New Volvo Tractors Offered in Hill Bros. Lease Purchase Program

For the first time, drivers at Hill Bros. Transportation, Omaha, Neb., can choose to lease a brand-new Volvo tractor. To increase tractor selection for drivers in their lease purchase program as well as company drivers

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

CTL, CCC Train Drivers Through Ridge Career Center

Florida trucking companies CTL Transportation and CCC Transportation, together with the Ridge Career Center in Winter Haven, Fla., have begun a partnership to train students interested in obtaining a Class A commercial driver's license.

March 19, 2007 - Industry News

Dana, Dongfeng to Produce Axles in China in New Accord

Dana Corp. announced Monday that its subsidiary, Dana Mauritius Ltd., and Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd. have amended the agreement to develop their 50/50 joint venture, Dongfeng Dana Axle Co. Ltd.

March 17, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Hosts On-Board Safety Webinar Tuesday

An hour-and-a-half webinar about Lane Departure Warning Systems will be held beginning at 11 a.m. EST (8 a.m. PST) Tuesday, when several motor carrier safety directors share their LDWS experiences

March 16, 2007 - Industry News

Dodge Wins Editors' Choice Award at Work Truck Show 2007

Dodge's family of commercial trucks motored off with the Editors' Choice Award for New Product Innovation at the 43rd annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) convention earlier this month

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March 16, 2007 - Industry News

LuK Offers New Clutch Line for Commercial Vehicles

LuK Automotive Systems, a manufacturer of diaphragm-spring clutch technology, recently introduced a line of medium- and heavy-duty clutches for Class 6, 7 and 8 vehicles. The all-ne

March 16, 2007 - Industry News

MATS 2007: Retaining the Title of Biggest Trucking Event of the Year

In its 36th year of operation, the Mid- America Trucking Show isn't pulling any punches. Even with the renovation of the East Wing, the show will have more than 1,000 industry leading companie

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March 16, 2007 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Eaton, Wal-Mart Partner on Hybrid Electric Aerodynamic Truck

Advanced hybrid technologies developed jointly by Peterbilt Motors Co. and Eaton Corp. have been integrated into an aerodynamically styled heavy-duty vehicle for fuel efficiency and greater environmental stewardship.

March 15, 2007 - Industry News

GE and Blackstone to Purchase PHH

General Electric Co. and the equity firm of Blackstone Group announced Thursday they will acquire PHH Corp., a mortgage and fleet management services company, for $1.8 billion

March 15, 2007 - Industry News

SkyBitz Reaches 120,000 Trailers With Addition of 7 New Fleets

SkyBitz, a leading provider of Global Locating System (GLS) trailer tracking technology for the trucking industry, has announced the addition of seven customers that are deploying its tracking solutions

March 15, 2007 - Industry News

TA Opens Livingston, California Location

TravelCenters of America (TA) has announced the opening of its Livingston, Calif., facility located on I-99 at Exit 203 Winton Parkway. Livingston marks the 10th location in California for the TA network.

March 15, 2007 - Industry News

East Central Energy Picks Dossier for Utility Fleet

Arsenault Associates announced that East Central Energy, a Minnesota-based utility company, has implemented Dossier maintenance management software for its fleet of utility and service vehicles

March 15, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Honors 2006 Company Equipment Drivers of the Year

Five company drivers were honored as the nation's best in the Truckload Carrier Association's 18th Annual "Company Equipment Driver of the Year" contest. The award, presented earlier this week during TCA'

March 14, 2007 - Industry News

18 Trucking Companies Recognized by TCA for Safe Operation

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced the two grand prize winners and the division winners of the highly-coveted 2006 National Fleet Safety Awards. The National Fleet Safety Awards recognize those companies

March 14, 2007 - Industry News

Small Truck Backup Camera Systems Debut

Mobile Awareness, which provides safety products to the transportation industry, is distributing two new rugged small truck camera systems. The solutions are being provided through a joint venture with Missouri-based Visor-View Inc

March 13, 2007 - Industry News

Prolam Debuts New Trailer Floor Undercoating

Prolam has introduced a new hot-melt polyurethane reactive (PuR) coating for the underside of laminated trailer floors that the company claims eliminates the challenges of traditional water-based paint coatings.

March 13, 2007 - Industry News

Chevron Diesel Oils Meet New Cat ECF-2 Specs

Chevron Products Co. says its API CJ-4 and API CI-4 Plus heavy-duty diesel engine oils meet the new Caterpillar ECF-2 specification. As of the beginning of this month, Caterpillar recommends the use of ECF-

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March 13, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Honors February Drivers of the Month

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has named its driver award recipients for February 2007. The Company Driver of the Month is Juan Rojas, who started driving for CFI in 2002 and

March 13, 2007 - Industry News

TMW Systems Introduces OnRoute

TMW Systems, which provides enterprise management software for the trucking industry, has released its newest mobile communication product offering - OnRoute.

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