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June 15, 2007 - Industry News

Expanded AAIA Aftermarket Factbook Now Available

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) announced that the 2007/2008 Aftermarket Factbook Expanded Version is now available to the automotive aftermarket. The 310-page report contains both the traditional AAIA Aftermarket Factboo

June 15, 2007 - Industry News

Dashboards Software Offered to Small, Mid-Sized Fleet

Operators of truck fleets and other vehicles can now take advantage of the same type of software used by Fortune 500 companies to display and monitor essential business activity and performance

June 15, 2007 - Industry News

Marten Transport Orders 2,000-plus Thermo King TriPac APUs

Marten Transport Ltd. of Mondovi, Wis., has placed an order for more than 2,000 Thermo King TriPac Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management Systems (APUs). The systems will be installed over the next 18 month

June 14, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Provides Pro-TREAD Training to Entire Fleet

Schneider National has signed an agreement with Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), of Vancouver, Wash., to provide Pro-TREAD Driver Training to its entire fleet. Schneider is the largest truckload carrier to adopt this program

June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Hendrickson Hosts ACOFAS Technician Training Clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) has announced its September technician training clinic, this one to be held at the Hendrickson-International training facility in Woodridge, Ill.

June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Riverside Truck & Equipment Opens Sacramento Branch

Riverside Truck & Equipment Inc. is opening a new branch in mid-July to serve Northern California, Northern Nevada and the greater Northwest. The address is 3025 Evergreen Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691.

June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Pacer's Distribution Opens LA Warehouse

Pacer Distribution Services Inc. (PDS), the warehousing and distribution arm of Pacer International Inc., has opened a new 52-door transload center in Carson, Calif., to support increased demand for transloading services

June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Decorated Mack CH Sleeper Helps Honor Nation's Heroes

A Mack CH mid-rise sleeper and more than 100 motorcyclists from the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va., traveled to Washington, D.C. this past Memorial Day weekend to participate in the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" rally.

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June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Las Vegas Show Truck Winners Announced

Mike Most won Best of Show-Bobtail with this yellow beauty.

Stars & Stripes Truck Show Events held its 7th truck beauty show at the Truck Show Las Vegas June 7-9, featuring a lineup of eye-popping trucks and trailers sporting unique paint schemes and plenty of chrome.

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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

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