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November 29, 2006 - Industry News

Central Freight Lines Completes Going-Private Transaction

Central Freight Lines has announced the completion of its going-private transaction. The transaction, which was approved by Central's stockholders, was accomplished through the merger of Green Acquisition Co. into Central

November 28, 2006 - Industry News

October Durable Goods Orders Fall 8.3%

New orders for manufactured durable goods in October dropped 8.3% from September, the biggest decline in more than 6 years, according to data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tags: Economy

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.8% in October

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 1.8 percent in October after increasing 1.6 percent in September

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

DENSO Expands Manufacturing Facility in Hungary

DENSO Corp., parent company of Long Beach-based DENSO Sales California has announced that DENSO Manufacturing Hungary Ltd., DENSO’s subsidiary in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, will expand its diesel common rail system productio

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Haldex Offers Bill of Materials in New CD

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems recently announced the availability of its new Master Cross-Reference CD with part number cross reference for more than 128,000 OE, OES and competitive air brake and suspension control product part numbers

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Rejects Moyes Bid

Swift Transportation has rejected a buy-out proposal from former Chairman and CEO Jerry Moyes. Earlier this month Moyes offered $29 per share for the company’s outstanding common stock

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Sloan Enhances HDX Price File Library With Real-Time Solution

Sloan Transportation Products recently became the first parts manufacturer to establish a real-time parts information connection to the independent aftermarket through the HDX Services’ Price File Library (PFL) system.

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Thomson Delmar Learning Offers Automotive ASE Test Preparation Guide

Thomson Delmar Learning has announced the publication of the Automotive Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual, 3E. Filled with updated content, practice tests, and demonstrative graphics, this revised editio

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth’s Mid-America Concert Features Big & Rich

Big & Rich will headline Kenworth Truck Co.’s 19th annual “Customer Appreciation Concert” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, March 23, at the 2007 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Cowboy Troy also will appear with Big & Rich

Tags: Events

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

ConMet Introduces Interactive Hub Training CD-ROM

Consolidated Metco Inc. (ConMet) has introduced an interactive PreSet hub training CD-ROM designed for service technicians. “This CD-ROM allows technicians to become familiar with the proper service procedures for our industry standard PreSet wheel hub technology

November 22, 2006 - Industry News

Dart Transit Named Tier 1 Core Carrier

Alcoa has awarded Minnesota-based Dart Transit Company with its 2006 “Van Tier 1 Core Carrier Award” for outstanding commitment and service. The award recognizes Dart for its competitive costs, meeting Alcoa business performance expectations

November 22, 2006 - Industry News

KLLM Receives Third Consecutive Award for Safety

For the third year in a row, KLLM Transport Services of Richland, Miss., has received the Great West Risk Management Platinum Award for Safety and Operational Excellence.

November 22, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Powertrain North America Wins Environmental Awards

Volvo Powertrain North America in Hagerstown, Md., was recently recognized for its commitment to the environment by Businesses for the Bay. Volvo Powertrain North America supplies engines for Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Trucks North America

November 21, 2006 - Industry News

Fleet, Truck Driving School Offer Financial Aid to Driver Students

Sage Truck Driving Schools and Watkins and Shepard Trucking are teaming to provide financial assistance to driver training students. The heart of this effort is a $263,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation

November 21, 2006 - Industry News

CFI Honors Drivers of the Month

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has announced its monthly driver award recipients for October 2006: • Company Driver of the Month: Francis Untiedt started driving for CFI in 1996

November 21, 2006 - Industry News

Chevron’s Lubricants U Offers Courses on Automotive and Industrial Greases

Chevron’s Lubricants University, an educational web site, is introducing two new courses, “Automotive Grease” and “Industrial Grease,” as part of its course catalog.

November 21, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Conference on Contract and Accident Litigation

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is sponsoring a lunch hour audio conference on Tuesday, Dec. 14 called “Contract and Accident Litigation Hazards and How to Address Them.” The audio conference will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Tags: Events

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

The Work Truck Show Features Ride-and-Drive, Pavilion and Summit

Work Truck Show 2007 attendees can take part in a Ride-and-Drive event on March 7–8, 2007, at the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Ind., featuring the highest level of advancement in hybrid technology or alternative fuel applications

Tags: Events

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Frame, Alignment Specialists Schedule Steering, Suspension Seminar

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) will host a recreational vehicle steering and suspension enhancements seminar March 28-29 in Elk River, Minn

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Dana Participating in WMU Vehicle Design Consortium

Dana Corp.’s Commercial Vehicle Systems group has joined a new consortium with Western Michigan University’s (WMU) College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Confab is Feb. 13-15 in LA

The 2007 engine and fuel regulations are finally here and the impacts of their implementation are reverberating throughout the heavy-duty vehicle industry. Yet even as it reaches this milestone, additional challenges –

Tags: Events

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Hendrickson Sets Up Controls Business Unit

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Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems established a new business unit for pneumatic, mechanical and electronic controls with products including the TIREMAAX automatic tire inflation system

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Vans to Continue Freightliner Sprinter in U.S.

Dealers of DaimlerChrysler Vans (DCVans) will continue selling and servicing the Freightliner Sprinter cargo, passenger and cab/chassis vehicles in the United States, according to Pat Dougherty, president of DaimlerChrysler Vans LLC

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Caterpillar: Extended Service Coverage, On-Time Promise to '07 Engine Buyers

Caterpillar announced this week it will offer a special coverage program on all 2007-model Cat engines with ACERT technology delivered to end-users in the U.S. or Canada during the first half of 2007 for commercial on-highway service.

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

GVT Creates Products to Improve Commercial Truck Performance

GT Development and Norgren’s Global Truck Group have combined forces in a new business unit called Global Vehicle Technologies (GVT) that to develop products for a broad range of heavy-duty truck cab/chassis and powertrain applications

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