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November 5, 2007 - Industry News

AASHTO: Tolls, PPVs Only 10% of Transportation Solution

Revenue from tolls and public-private ventures may account for 50 percent of new expressways built in the United States over the next 10 years, AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley said recently. And while it is "vital t

Tags: Highways

November 5, 2007 - Industry News

Boler Acquires Watson and Chalin

The Boler Co. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Watson and Chalin Manufacturing Inc. Watson and Chalin is a manufacturer of truck drive-axle suspensions; auxiliary suspensions including steerabl

November 2, 2007 - Industry News

Wisconsin Ups Registration Fees

Wisconsin is upping vehicle registration fees by 30 percent as part of its new budget, effective Jan. 1. According to the American Trucking Associations' State Laws Newsletter, the change will increase Wisconsin's fee for a tractor-trailer

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

Scaled-Down House Bill Addresses Bridge Deficiencies

A bill approved by the House Transportation Committee this week would provide $2 billion to deal with the issue of structurally deficient bridges - far less than Rep. James Oberstar's original proposa

Tags: Highways

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

Freightliner Moving Select Operations to South Carolina

Freightliner LLC said Thursday it is moving selected functions from its corporate headquarters in Portland, Ore., to a South Carolina location closer to customers and Freightliner Trucks production facilities. Company officials confirmed that 341 position

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

International to Meet 2010 Emissions Standards Without SCR

International Truck and Engine Corp. said its MaxxForce brand diesel engines will meet the stringent U.S. federal 2010 emissions standards for all its core applications without the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Asks Congress to OK Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse

The American Trucking Associations Thursday urged Congress to help the trucking industry keep drug and alcohol abusers off the road by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation's 3.4 million truck drivers

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Wins $68.8 Million USMC Parts Support Contract

Navistar International Corp. has won a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for $68.8 million to provide field service support for the Marine Corps' International MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles

October 31, 2007 - Industry News

Qualcomm Updates OmniVision Mobile Computing Platform

Qualcomm Inc. has added new applications for its OmniVision mobile computing platform, and a terrestrial option for fleets - or portions of fleets - that do not require ubiquitous coverage. The system upgrade is a software

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

BioBox Turns Vegetable Oil Into Biodiesel for Fleets

Truck fleets and restaurant chains can now produce their own biodiesel with BioBox, a mobile processing plant that turns waste vegetable oil into high-quality biodiesel. Los Angeles-based Pacific Natural Energy (PNE

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

Ryder Unveils New 'Green' Tractor, Trailer Solutions

Ryder System Inc. has launched its RydeGreen line of tractors and trailers, designed to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The new RydeGreen line offers customers the latest technology and design

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

CargoWise edi Forms Alliance with Descartes

CargoWise edi, a provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, has formed a strategic alliance with the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN). The alliance offers increased management capabilitie

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

Largest Kenworth Dealership in North America Opens in Utah

Kenworth Sales Co.'s new $13 million, 122,000 square-foot dealership opened recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring four generations of the Treadwell family. The celebration heralded the opening of Kenworth's largest

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

Dart Drivers Honored for 20-plus Years of Safe Driving

Minnesota-based Dart Transit Co. recently awarded contractors Larry Wilson, John Borofka and Juan Rivera with its 20-year safety award - a custom-made scale model of a tractor-trailer cast in pewter

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Recognized for Health Initiatives

The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has presented Schneider National with its American Sleep Apnea Award, which recognizes the carrier's efforts to implement a detection and treatment program

October 30, 2007 - Industry News

McLeod Software Introduces mPhone

McLeod Software, which provides dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms, has introduced the mPhone mobile communications solution

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Partners with ITI for Advanced Driver Analysis

PeopleNet has partnered with Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI) to bring driver training technology to PeopleNet customers via the PeopleNet BLU platform. PeopleNet provides intelligent GPS

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Honors September Drivers of the Month

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has announced its monthly driver award recipients for September 2007. The Company Driver of the Month is Charles Spitler, who started driving for CF

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

STEMCO Launches Next Phase of BAT RF Products

STEMCO has released the next phase of RFID sensor-based BAT RF products that use automatic communication modes to collect and manage fleet information. The BAT RF scalable automated sensor system

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Wins Paccar Achievement Honor

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. said its Trim Systems facility located in Dublin, Va., has been recognized by Paccar Inc. as a recipient of Paccar's prestigious 2006 Quality Achievement Award. CVG's Dublin facility is a major provide

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

Hendrickson Hosts ACOFAS Tech Training Clinic

Hendrickson recently hosted a steering and suspension technician-training clinic for the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) at its Truck Division headquarters and Engineering Center in Woodridge, Ill.

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

Truck Show Latino, Construction Expo Combination Attracts More Than 4,700

Mariachi bands provided entertainment during Truck Show Latino in Pomona.

POMONA, Calif. -- The third edition of Truck Show Latino, combined with the Construction Truck & Equipment Expo, attracted crowds of truckers Oct. 20-21. They were drawn by festive mariachi music, 157 booths and 36 shiny Class 8 show trucks

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October 29, 2007 - Industry News

GE Opening New Trailer Sales Showrooms Across Nation

GE Equipment Services says it plans to open seven regional showrooms over the next 12 months, with the first planned for Irving, Texas, conveniently located near the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Love Field airports

October 29, 2007 - Industry News

GE Launches Trailer Inspection Service at Borders

GE Equipment Services has announced a new service to help U.S., Canadian and Mexican carriers inspect and document the condition of their trailers both before and after a border crossing. This will help carriers verify complianc

October 28, 2007 - Industry News

ACOFAS Trading Free Clinic Registration for Good Ideas

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) is offering free registrations to the 2008 Technician Training Clinics to the technicians with the winning ideas for training clinic topics

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