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May 13, 2007 - Industry News

Chinese Truckbuilders Grant Wabco Quality Awards

Wabco, a leading producers of electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission control systems to the global commercial vehicle industry has received prestigious awards from two renowned Chinese truck and bus manufacturers.

May 11, 2007 - Industry News

Paccar Picks Mississippi for $400 Million Engine Manufacturing Facility

Paccar Inc. has announced plans to build a $400 million engine facility in Columbus, Miss. "Paccar is pleased to locate its engine facility in one of the most dynamic and progressive areas in the Southeast," said Mark Pigott,

May 11, 2007 - Industry News

32% Plan Purchases of Power Equipment During Q2 2007

Thirty-two percent of respondents to the Q2 2007 CK Commercial Vehicle Research (www.ckcvr.com) Fleet Sentiment inquiry plan to place orders for power units in the next three months

May 11, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Continues to Battle Look-alike Tires

Following notifications to tire dealers and several lawsuits, Michelin again is filing suits in North Africa, North America and Europe, this time against dealers selling Double Coin brand tires

May 11, 2007 - Industry News

Survey: Pennsylvanians Oppose Turnpike Privatization

The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA) has released a new statewide survey showing two out of three Pennsylvanians oppose selling the Turnpike to a privately owned company

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Laredo, Texas Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the grand opening of a facility in Laredo, Texas, located on 1661 World Trade Center Loop. The 18,000-square-foot facility, currently employing seven associates,

May 10, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Names Reefer Service Dealer of the Year

Reefer Service Inc. of Hudsonville, Mich., was named Carrier Transicold's 2006 North American Dealer of the Year at the company's annual Truck, Trailer and Rail dealer meeting held recently in San Antonio, Texas

May 10, 2007 - Industry News

SkyBitz Offers 3 Trailer Tracking Enhancements

SkyBitz, a provider of Global Locating System (GLS) trailer tracking technology for the trucking industry, has added three enhancements to its solutions portfolio. Created in response to direct feedback from customers,

May 10, 2007 - Industry News

DTF's Shaeffer to Present at Diesel Convention in July

Allen Schaeffer, executive director of The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) will present "Hot Topics on Clean Diesel" at the 2007 International Convention & Tradeshow for the Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) on Thursday, July 12.

Tags: Events

May 10, 2007 - Industry News

Jerry Moyes Completes Acquisition of Swift Transportation

Jerry Moyes announced Thursday that Saint Corp., a corporation formed by Moyes and certain related parties, has successfully completed the acquisition of Swift Transportation Co. Inc.

May 10, 2007 - Industry News

LifeGuard RollTek Seatbelts Offered on New Freightliner Cascadia

LifeGuard Technologies has introduced LifeGuard RollTek side roll protection to the heavy trucking industry, available now on the Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 truck.

May 10, 2007 - Industry News

Arsenault Opens New Tech & Development Center

Arsenault Associates, a leading developer of fleet maintenance management software, has opened its new Technology and Development Center in West Chester, Pa., according to Charles Arsenault, CEO

May 10, 2007 - Industry News

Mid-America International Trucks Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, Dick Sweebe had a chance to move from a corporate job with International (it was International Harvester in 1982) to an opportunity to own an International dealership in Memphis, Tenn.

May 10, 2007 - Industry News

Freight Claims & Loss Prevention Professionals Convene Next Week in Orlando

The 2007 Freight Claims & Loss Prevention Annual Conference will convene May 15-17, 2007, at the International Plaza Resort & Spa in Orlando, Fla.

May 9, 2007 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Winner to Get $25,000 Truck Facelift

The 25th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest continues to add new events and benefits for truckers, including a $25,000 truck makeover for one lucky owner-operator, courtesy of the Chrome Shop Mafia

Tags: Events

May 8, 2007 - Industry News

CTL Announces Bull Dog Award Winner

CTL Transportation has announced that James Probst, a professional tractor technician based at CTL's E. St. Louis, Ill., terminal, is the winner of the April 2007 Bull Dog Award. The Bull Dog Award, which is presented to acknowledge an employee's

May 7, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Announces Drivers of the Month

Decker Truck Line Inc. recently announced that Dale Leman was selected as the April 2007 Driver of the Month for the company's flatbed division. Leman has been with Decker Truck Line for seven years

May 7, 2007 - Industry News

Joplin Petro Celebrates Truckers Next Week With a Jamboree

The tent sale is a big attraction at the Joplin Petro Trucker Jamboree.

The Joplin Petro, located at I-44 & Hwy 43, Exit 4 in Joplin, Mo., is hosting its 10th Annual Truckers Jamboree from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 15 and 16.

Tags: Events

May 7, 2007 - Industry News

Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle System Earns ISO Certification

Bird’s eye view. Aerial view of the Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems in Hebron, Ohio.

Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems recently earned ISO/TS 16949: 2002 Quality Management System Certification by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), an independent accredited management systems registrar

May 7, 2007 - Industry News

Brad Glover Honored as International Dealer of the Year

International Truck and Engine Corp. has recognized Brad Glover of Glover International Trucks Ltd. with locations in Alberta, Canada, as the 2006 Dealer of the Year at its 27th Annual Circle of Excellence black-tie awards ceremony.

May 7, 2007 - Industry News

Paccar Acquires German Truck Leasing Company

Paccar Financial Services (PFS) has entered into an agreement to purchase Truck Center Hauser GmbH (TCH), a leading independent truck rental and leasing company in Germany. TCH is headquartered in Dieburg, near Frankfurt,

May 7, 2007 - Industry News

Qualcomm Offers Maptuit NaviGo on OmniVision Computing Platform

Qualcomm Inc. and Maptuit Corp. have entered into an agreement to make available Maptuit's NaviGo on the OmniVision mobile computing platform. Maptuit NaviGo is a real-time, hybrid (a combination of onboard and server-based technologies),

May 7, 2007 - Industry News

Join Women In Trucking This Friday, Saturday at Tennessee Truck Show

Vicky Holiday and her musician husband Joey, show their appreciation for drivers this Thursday and Friday by hosting The Tennessee Truck Show in Nashville for a fourth year in a row

Tags: Events

May 7, 2007 - Industry News

PierPASS OffPeak Program Diverts 5 Million Trucks From LA Daytime Traffic

PierPASS Inc. said its OffPeak program has diverted more than 5 million truck trips from peak daytime traffic since the program's start in July 2005. The program has eliminated bottlenecks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach,

May 4, 2007 - Industry News

The Pete Store Acquires Peterbilt of Knoxville Inc.

The Pete Store Inc., a Maryland-based heavy truck dealer has acquired Peterbilt of Knoxville Inc., a dealer group with three locations in the Southeast. The Knoxville group is the eighth-largest dealer group in the natio

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