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September 16, 2007 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Courses at 2 Truck Driving Schools

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) announced that two schools in Ontario, Canada, have been added to the growing list of North American truck driver training schools offering PTDI-certified courses.

September 16, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Wins $71.5 Million USMC Contract

Navistar International Corp. said its military affiliate, International Military and Government, has won a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for $71.5 million to provide parts support for the Marine Corps' International MaxxPr

September 14, 2007 - Industry News

ASSE Explores Fleet Safety at Conference

As transportation accidents continue to be the No. 1 cause of on-the-job deaths, last week's American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) "Improving Fleet Safety" symposium identified ways to prevent injuries and fatalities on the roads.

September 14, 2007 - Industry News

KW Showcases 4 Hybrid Trucks at National Conference in Seattle

Kenworth will showcase four medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid trucks at the 7th annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) Sept. 20-21 in Seattle at the Qwest Field Event Center. The national forum brings together fleets, suppliers and manufacturer

September 14, 2007 - Industry News

First U.S. Truck Crosses Border Into Mexico

Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution, an El Paso-based trucking company, became the first U.S. trucker to haul a shipment across the U.S.-Mexico border. The truck went through the Nogales, Ariz. commercial border crossin

September 13, 2007 - Industry News

Grote Retrofit LED Kit for Military Vehicles

They bolt on in minutes - in the field - and on the fly, swapping out 50-year old incandescent lighting technology with a brighter, rugged, forward or rear light that actually helps military vehicles hide better from the enemy

September 13, 2007 - Industry News

Melton Truck Lines Takes Delivery of its 1,000th Truck

Melton Truck Lines, an air-ride flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, Okla., is now a fleet with 1,000 trucks. Organized in 1989 with only 30 trucks and six employees, the company has grown to a current fleet of 1,000 trucks

September 13, 2007 - Industry News

IPC Global Solutions Celebrates 20th Anniversary

IPC Global Solutions, which engineers and manufactures filtration products, is celebrating its 20th anniversary during 2007. The company specializes in providing private label solutions for major USA-based filter producer

September 13, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Workers' Comp Audio Conference Thursday

The Truckload Carriers Association is hosting an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. (ET) Thursday, Sept. 20, designed to help trucking companies better manage their workers' compensation costs.

September 12, 2007 - Industry News

PacLease Opens 4 New Pennsylvania Locations

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) continues to expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of four East Coast locations

September 12, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Awards 45 College Scholarships

A total of 45 students - all children of employees at Con-way Inc. and its subsidiary operating companies - are recipients of educational grants through the Con-way Scholarship program. The program annually provide

September 12, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Facility in Maine

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in Scarborough, Maine, located on 77 Postal Way. The 9,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, currently employing 15 associates, offers commercial and consumer truck

September 12, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Sweeps J.D. Power Original Equipment Awards Again

Tire maker Michelin has again ranked highest in customer satisfaction in every segment of the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. Michelin topped the rankings

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Senate Votes to Block Cross-border Trucking Program

The U.S. Senate voted late Tuesday to block funding for a test program to allow Mexican long-haul trucks to operate in the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Honors Trio for Reaching 3 Million Miles

Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., said three of its professional truck drivers have achieved the goal of traveling three million miles. Drivers Charles Beaty, Jon Smith and Larry Trexler

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Founders Seek to Take Company Private

Patrick E. Quinn and Max L. Fuller, co-chairmen and founders of U.S. Xpress, have announced that within the week they'll proceed with a tender offer to acquire all outstanding Class A shares of the company's common stock.

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

TMC's Fall Meeting Includes Tech Display, Fair, Competition

The Technology & Maintenance Council's 2007 Fall Meeting, Sept. 24-27 in Nashville, Tenn., will include an advanced technology display and a technician training fair held in conjunction with the third annual TMCSuperTech national technician competition

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September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Peterbilt Recognizes Top Parts, Service Managers

Nearly 400 representatives from Peterbilt dealerships' parts and service departments met in St. Louis recently for the Peterbilt Customer Service Conference. Representatives from the parts and service departments, warranty manager

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Peterbilt Announces Paccar PX Skills Winner

Trevor Friesen of Pacific Peterbilt, Surrey, Canada was named as Peterbilt's inaugural National Paccar PX Skills Challenge winner at the company's National Customer Service Conference in St. Louis in late August

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

KLLM Transport Offers Maptuit FleetNav for Directions

Maptuit Corp. announced KLLM Transport Services will be deploying FleetNav Directions throughout its national fleet of 1,400 trucks providing its driver's with truck-to-dock turn-by-turn directions.

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Travis Body & Trailer Names New Dealer

Travis Body & Trailer Inc. of Houston, Texas, has appointed Premier Truck Trailers of Kansas City Inc. of Independence, Mo., as its newest independent dealer. Premier serves the metropolitan of Kansas City, Western Missouri as well as Northeastern Kansas.

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Sitton Motor Lines Offers 'Pick Your Pay' Program

Owner-operators at Sitton Motor Lines have long received many of the benefits of being an employee while at the same time enjoying the independence and additional earning power associated with ownership. Now Sitton

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Celebrates 25 Years in Business

This October Barr-Nunn celebrates 25 years of providing truckload and logistic services to shippers across the nation. In 1982, Robert Sturgeon founded Sturgeon Truck Line

September 10, 2007 - Industry News

HDX Technology Conference Oct. 3-4 in Atlanta

The 2007 HDX Technology Conference is scheduled Oct. 3-4 at the Westin Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Ga., featuring a number of informative sessions during the two-day event

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September 10, 2007 - Industry News

Senate Expected to Vote Today on Mexican Truck Program

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa Monday urged the Senate to act swiftly and decisively to block funding for the Bush administration's Mexican truck program.

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