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December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth Announces 2007 OOIDA Program

Kenworth Truck Co. announced an extension through 2007 of its successful rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and a 50 percent increase over the previous rebate

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Ohio Truckers Can Continue to Inhale in Their Rigs

Ohio’s truckers no longer have to worry about being ticketed for smoking alone in their cabs, according to a story this week in the Columbus Dispatch

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Greatwide to Operate Tyson Foods’ Owner-Operator Fleet

Greatwide Logistics Services, a Dallas-based provider of non-asset-based transportation and third-party logistics, has entered into a five-year agreement to manage the owner-operator

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Announces December’s Bull Dog Award Winner

Florida-based CTL Transportation, LLC has announced that Homer Roach, professional tractor technician based at CTL’s Mulberry General Office, is the winner of the December 2006 Bull Dog Award.

December 18, 2006 - Industry News

BioWillie Now Available at Discount Diesel in Laredo, Texas

Earth Biofuels Inc., the exclusive distributor of Willie Nelson’s brand of biodiesel, said BioWillie biodiesel fuel is available for the first time in Laredo, Texas. Discount Diesel, LC in Laredo becomes the 12th retaile

December 15, 2006 - Industry News

International Engine Group Launches New Web Site

International Truck and Engine Corp. has launched a new web site for its Engine Group, which consists of its North American operations and South American subsidiary, MWM International

December 15, 2006 - Industry News

Scania Begins Search for World’s Best Truck Drivers

Scania, the Swedish-based manufacturer of trucks and buses, will soon kick off its selection process in 40 countries on five continents, aimed at identifying the world’s best truck drivers.

December 15, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Adding APUs to Team Fleet

Granger, Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation has announced it is adding more auxiliary power units (APU) to trucks operated by the company’s driver teams.

December 15, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner, DOT Complete 3-year Safety Study

Freightliner LLC said it has completed a significant three-year study with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) – a field-operational test of Electronically Controlled Braking Systems (ECBS) and other safety technologies

December 14, 2006 - Industry News

OPEC Delays Production Cuts

OPEC members have agreed to keep oil production at current levels at least through the peak demand season, but the possibility of a cut in February sent prices to more than $62 a barrel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 14, 2006 - Industry News

Hendrickson Laying Off 35% of its Work Force at Spring Plant

Hendrickson said it will be initiating significant layoffs during the first quarter of 2007 at its spring plant in Stratford, Ontario, Canada

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Marangoni Hosts Dealers to Plant Tour

Marangoni Tread N.A. (MTNA) recently hosted its North American dealers for a two-day meeting in Nashville, Tenn., to celebrate successes throughout the dealer network

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Retail Sales Rise in November

November retail sales were 1 percent higher than the previous month and up 5.6 percent from last year, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Excluding automobiles, retail sales were up 1.1 percent

Tags: Economy

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Housing Market: Worst is Yet to Come?

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but even if sales are turning around, the worst is yet to come, say Global Insight analysts Patrick Newport and Margaret Rolley. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Market Composite Index,

Tags: Economy

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

OSHA Stamps Safety Honor On Eaton Forging Plant

Eaton Corp. recently received the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration VPP (Voluntary Protection Programs) Star Award for Safety at the company’s Heavy Duty Transmission Division Forge facility in South Bend, Ind.

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

CTA Names TLC Employee as Driver of the Year

The California Trucking Association (CTA) has named Willie Wilson Jr. of TLC Transportation as 2006 Driver of the Year. Wilson was selected from hundreds of applicants as a result of his dedication and hard wor

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Onboard Diagnostic Systems for Heavy-duty Trucks

For the first time, EPA is proposing to require the emissions control systems of large diesel and gasoline highway trucks and buses to be monitored similarly to passenger cars.

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Announces Promotions, New Hires

Kansas City, Mo.-based Arrow Truck Sales Inc., a leading source for pre-owned medium- and heavy-duty trucks, announced several promotions and new hires, all in an effort to upgrade management at the branch level

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Yokohama Hiking Prices on OTR Tires Jan. 1

Due to the continued rising costs of raw materials, Yokohama Tire Corp., Fullerton, Calif., will increase prices on its off the road tires by 3 to 5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2007

December 12, 2006 - Industry News

Free Shipping is Key for Online Retailers

Shipping costs are a big factor in the decision to buy online, according to a study done by The Conference Board and TNS, a market research firm. More than 90 percent of consumers surveyed sai

Tags: Economy

December 12, 2006 - Industry News

Continental Tire Canada Announces Price Increase

Continental Tire Canada Inc. has announced a price increase due to the continued escalation of transportation and other related operational expenses. The adjustment of up to 8 percent affects all Continental, General Tire and Associate Bran

December 11, 2006 - Industry News

TMCA Announces Call for Entries for Compass Awards

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) has announced its call for entries for the 2007 Compass Awards. This program, in its 55th year of competition, recognizes North American transportation and logistic

December 11, 2006 - Industry News

Study Shows Highway Traffic Up in 2005; Congestion Getting Worse

According to the newly released “Highway Statistics 2005,” an annual compilation of data reported to the FHWA by all U.S. states and territories, Americans drove nearly three trillion miles on American highways last year.

Tags: Highways

December 11, 2006 - Industry News

'Teens and Trucks' Brochure Gets Kids Around Big Rigs

GEICO Insurance has added "Teens and Trucks" to its online library of safe driving materials for teen drivers. The brochure, developed with the American Moving and Storage Association, includes valuable information for teens on how to

December 8, 2006 - Industry News

Quake Global Satellite Modems Standard on Volvo Trucks With '07 Engines

Quake Global, which manufactures satellite modems for the trucking and heavy equipment industries, has announced that Volvo Trucks North America will install Quake Global's Q2000+ satellite communicator as standard equipmen

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