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August 9, 2007 - Industry News

Xi'an Cummins Now Producing ISM 11-Liter Engine

Xi'an Cummins Engine Co. Ltd., a 50/50 joint venture between Cummins Inc. and China's Shaanxi Automobile Group Co. Ltd., officially began production of the Cummins ISM 11-liter heavy-duty engine on Thursday

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

Hendrickson Unveils New Automatic Tire Inflation System

Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems has introduced TireMaax CP (Constant Pressure), a new configuration of its popular automatic tire inflation system for trailers. With the launch of TireMaax CP, the original TireMaax

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

Eaton Producing Hybrid Systems for Medium-Duty Trucks

Eaton Corp. announced Thursday that its medium-duty hybrid power systems are now commercially available and will be ready for customer deliveries in 2008 on the chassis of several major North American commercial vehicle manufacturers

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Highlights Importance of Trucking Industry at GATS

The American Trucking Associations will salute the importance of the trucking industry at the Great American Truck Show (GATS) in Dallas Aug. 23-25. ATA programs designed to enhance and expand the industry will be showcased

Tags: Events

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Won't Lower Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee decided Tuesday to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent, citing lingering inflation concerns

Tags: Economy

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Air-Weigh Scales Now an Option on Western Stars

Air-Weigh 5800-series tractor scales are now a factory option for all Western Star Trucks with rear air suspensions. The Air-Weigh scales are spec'd through the custom application engineering offered by Western Star.

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Rotary Lift Acquires Hanmecson International

Rotary Lift Consolidated, a vehicle service lift manufacturer, has purchased Hanmecson International, effective immediately. Hanmecson is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and manufactures vehicle lift

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Transport America Recognizes Top Drivers

Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America recently announced its May and June Drivers of the Month for 2007. Each driver is recognized for his outstanding service to Transport America and the company's customers.

August 6, 2007 - Industry News

ALK Debuts PC*MILER Web Services

ALK Technologies Inc., which develops global routing, mileage, mapping and route GPS navigation software, has introduced PC*MILER Web Services, a hosted interfacing application that provides map data and functionalit

August 6, 2007 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships Host Charity Drives

The trucking industry will kick off the 2007 National Truck Driving Championships with two charity drives aimed at helping both those in the local Minneapolis community and nationwide. The National Truck Driving Championships includes th

Tags: Events

August 3, 2007 - Industry News

IdleAire Opens Its 122nd Location - This One in Oregon

Tennessee-based IdleAire Technologies Corp. has opened its 122nd Advanced Travel Center Electrification (ATE) installation in Troutdale, Ore., at the TravelCenters of America facility at Exit 17 (NW Frontage Road) on I-84

August 3, 2007 - Industry News

Polaris Labs Provides Fluid Analysis for Terex

Terex Roadbuilding and Polaris Laboratories announced this month the implementation of the equipment manufacturer's new managed maintenance fluid analysis program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 3, 2007 - Industry News

Western Star Celebrates 40th Anniversary at GATS

Western Star Trucks is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2007, and will mark the occasion at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas, Aug. 23-25. The Western Star booth will be decked out with anniversary décor

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August 3, 2007 - Industry News

Tech Scholarships Offered to Military Community

Lincoln College of Technology has partnered with the non-profit Hire A Hero program to award academic scholarships to the military community. Lincoln College of Technology's parent company

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

CBS Journalist Bob Schieffer Headlines 2007 AAIA Town Hall

Bob Schieffer, anchor of "Face the Nation" and CBS News chief Washington correspondent, will headline this year's AAIA Town Hall in Las Vegas. Hosted by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association and sponsored by NASCAR Performance

Tags: Events

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Product Awards Highlight the Work Truck Show 2008

Industry professionals and trade media once again have the opportunity to vote for the most innovative new products at The Work Truck Show 2008. The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) New Product Innovation Awar

Tags: Events

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Announces July's Drivers of the Month

Iowa-based Decker Truck Line Inc. announced that Charles Zimmerman has been selected as the July 2007 Driver of the Month for the flatbed division. Zimmerman and his wife reside in Wichita, Kan. He has been with Decker for five years

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Arsenault Releases Dossier Version 4.4

Arsenault Associates has released version 4.4 of its Dossier fleet maintenance management software. Dossier is the flagship software product from Arsenault, a developer of maintenance management solutions

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Chassis Builders Show Their Stuff at NTEA Conference Sept. 17-19

A number of leading chassis manufacturers are offering previews of trucks and truck products at the New Model Truck Product Conference (TPC), hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). This annual members-only

Tags: Events

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

'Ice Road Truckers' on Road Dog Radio Show Today

Rick Yemm of The History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" series talks with hosts Meredith Ochs and Chris T. on Sirius Road Dog Trucking Radio, channel 147, at 1:30 p.m. (ET) today

Tags: Events

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Central States Trucking Shows 100% Growth Since 2003

Bensenville, Ill.-based Central States Trucking is projected to double its revenues in the past four years from $21 million to $42 million, based in large part to its dedicated contract carrier division.

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Allstate Leasing Tests the Waters on Fuel Performance

The introduction of the 2007 EPA-approved engines, coupled with the ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel, has raised fuel economy concerns throughout the trucking industry. Minnesota-based Allstate Leasing is thinking green by specifying a tracto

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Arsenault Develops Invoice Data Import Software

New Jersey-based Arsenault Associates, working with its customer Aqua America Inc., has developed a new option for its Dossier fleet maintenance software called Invoice Data Import. Invoice Data Import is an optional featur

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Asks Congress to Fund Drug, Alcohol Test Clearinghouse

The American Trucking Associations is urging Congress to authorize and fund a centralized clearinghouse for positive drug and alcohol testing results of commercial motor vehicle drivers to ensure that motor carrier employers are aware of previous positive test results

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

ATA to DOT: Push for Stay on Hours of Service Ruling

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves asked Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters Wednesday to push for a stay of the Court of Appeals ruling on hours of service (HOS) regulations, stating there was "no compelling safety reason"

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