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October 11, 2007 - Industry News

Tax Break for Safety Systems Proposed

A new bill in Congress would give heavy-duty trucks a tax break for using safety technologies such as collision and lane departure warning, as well as stability and brake-stroke monitoring. "The goal is to get safety system

October 11, 2007 - Industry News

Goodyear Named Tire Supplier for International Truck

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Thursday its commercial tires are now available for specification on all International Truck & Engines vehicles, adding it has been named an International Truck primary tire supplier

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

Illinois To Keep Split Speed Limits

Illinois lawmakers Wednesday failed to overturn Gov. Rod Blagojevich's veto of legislation to raise the speed limit for trucks to 65 mph on rural interstates

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Recognizes Top September Drivers

Decker Truck Line Inc. has honored Dean Zeisneiss from Decker's Flatbed division and Jerry Sonsalla for the Reefer/Van division as drivers of the month for September

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel: A Year Later

Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of ultra low sulfur diesel's arrival at U.S. fueling stations nationwide.

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

GeoLogic, McLeod Integrate Auto Alerts and LoadMaster Software

GeoLogic Solutions, which provides multi-mode communication and tracking systems for the trucking industry, has announced the completion of an interface between its Auto Alerts - Arrival & Departure and McLeod Software's LoadMaster

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

Heil Expands Half/Pack Front Loader Line

The newest member of the Heil Environmental family of Half/Pack front loaders is also the smallest. Heil introduces a 20-cubic-yard Half/Pack on a single-axle chassis with a tag axle.

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth Introduces New T170 Class 5 Model

Kenworth Truck Co. is expanding into the Class 5 market with the introduction of the Kenworth T170 model, a straight truck in a 4 x 2 configuration with a GVWR up to 19,500 pounds. Standard features include th

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Debuts Trailer Prep Package for Hybrid Refrigeration Units

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has introduced a new Prep Package for trailers equipped with hybrid refrigeration units. With the introduction of hybrid transport refrigeration systems to the industry, Utility has designed

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Releases Fleet I.Q. Version 4.0

Penske Truck Leasing has released the Fleet I.Q. version 4.0 - the next generation of fleet management tools. Available exclusively through Penske's Precision Plus full-service lease, Fleet I.Q. enables fleet manager

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

California Truckers Eye Clean Air Plans for Ports

Calling the current strategy to retrofit and replace trucks moving goods through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unfeasible, the California Trucking Association is pushing port officials to develop an alternative plan that will still meet emission goals.

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

TMC Honors 5 with Silver Spark Plug Award

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations has awarded its highest honor - the Silver Spark Plug Award - to five trucking industry professionals

October 8, 2007 - Industry News

UPS Expands 'Green Fleet' with 306 Alternative Fuel Vehicles

UPS is adding 306 alternative fuel vehicles to its "green fleet" by placing an order for 167 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) delivery trucks while taking delivery of 139 new propane delivery trucks in North America.

October 5, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Completes Acquisition of Oliver Rubber Co.

Michelin North America announced Friday the completion of its acquisition of Oliver Rubber Co. from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Oliver, which produces tread rubber and retreading equipment, will now operate as a subsidiary of Michelin North America Inc

October 5, 2007 - Industry News

Freightliner LLC Announces Company Name Change

Freightliner LLC will change its corporate name to Daimler Trucks North America LLC effective Jan. 7, 2008. This corporate identity will reflect the company's role as steward of several brands in a number

October 5, 2007 - Industry News

Freightliner LLC Announces Company Name Change

Freightliner LLC will change its corporate name to Daimler Trucks North America LLC effective Jan. 7, 2008. This corporate identity will reflect the company's role as steward of several brands in a number

October 5, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics Summit Sets Sights on Goals

Top executives from leading LTL and parcel delivery companies learned how to navigate the financial landscape and improve profitability at the Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI) Transportation Forum in Tarrytown, N.Y., last week.

October 5, 2007 - Industry News

EDI Capability Introduced for McLeod's PowerBroker

During McLeod Software's annual users' conference in Birmingham, Ala., last week, the company introduced a new EDI module for its PowerBroker enterprise management system.

October 5, 2007 - Industry News

McLeod Software Introduces New Rapid Alert Module

Making sure managers know about potential problems quickly is the purpose behind McLeod Software's new Rapid Alert Notification System, introduced during the company's 17th annual users' conference, held in Birmingham, Ala., last week

October 5, 2007 - Industry News

TruckWeight Signs Marketing Accord With Fairview Fitting

TruckWeight Inc., which manufactures wireless onboard weigh scales for commercial trucks and trailers, has announced a product distribution and marketing agreement with Fairview Fittings & Mfg. Fairview Fittings is a supplier of hose

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

McLeod Software Introduces HirePower

McLeod Software introduced HirePower, a new module designed to reduce hiring times, at its annual Users' Conference on Thursday

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

National Safety Council Urges 55 mph Limit for Trucks

The National Safety Council Thursday called on members of the Illinois House of Representatives to support Governor Rod Blagojevich's veto of SB 540, which will increase speed limits of large trucks on Illinois interstate highway

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Economist Predicts "Subdued" Fall Freight Season

October has traditionally been the peak of the fall freight season, but don't expect to see a big bump in freight this month, says ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello - or much economic improvement until the second half of 2008

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October 4, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Corp. Wins EPA's Top Ozone Protection Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Carrier Corp. recently with its coveted Best-of-the-Best Stratospheric Ozone Protection award in recognition of the company's achievements in helping restor

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens 2 New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened new service centers in Erie, Pa. and Jonesboro, Ark. The 33-door facility in Erie is located on a five-acre site at 3025 W. 17th St, Erie, Pa. It will begin operations under th

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