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January 23, 2007 - Industry News

Hendrickson Breaks Ground on Trailer Suspension Plant in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher joined Hendrickson officials this week in breaking ground for a $24.3 million trailer suspension plant in Pulaski County. Expected to open this summer, the plant will occupy a 160,000-square-foot facilit

January 23, 2007 - Industry News

Alcoa Wheel Products Offers InTire Management System

Alcoa Wheel Products introduces its new InTire Management System, a web-based fleet maintenance management tool that provides real time data on tire pressure and tread depth throughout an entire fleet

January 23, 2007 - Industry News

Oshkosh Unveils RollTek Side Roll Protection

LifeGuard Technologies, in partnership with Oshkosh Truck, introduced LifeGuard RollTek on the S-Series front discharge mixers at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. This introduction marks the integration of the first ever rollover protection system

January 23, 2007 - Industry News

Concrete Firm Selects Descartes’ Management Solution

Concrete accessories and forms manufacturer Dayton Superior Corp. has selected The Descartes Systems Group Inc.’s hosted transportation management solution (TMS), Descartes Transportation Manage

January 22, 2007 - Industry News

Mike Ryan Going for 7th Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record

The 85th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be held on Saturday, July 21, and Mike Ryan will be there again, attempting to break his own record on the climb for a seventh time

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January 22, 2007 - Industry News

Jerry Moyes to Acquire Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. said it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an entity formed by Jerry Moyes, the company's largest shareholder, a current director and former chairman of the board and CEO of Swift,

January 22, 2007 - Industry News

Jerry Moyes to Acquire Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. said it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an entity formed by Jerry Moyes, the company's largest shareholder, a current director and former chairman of the board and CEO of Swift

January 22, 2007 - Industry News

Purolator Courier Picks Carrier Logistics’ Software System

Purolator Courier Ltd., one of Canada's largest courier companies, has chosen the Carrier Logistics’ FACTS system to support the growth of its new freight division, Purolator Freight.

January 22, 2007 - Industry News

Former Secretary of Transportation Keynote Speaker at TIA Convention in April

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the leading trade association of third-party logistics (3PL) companies, has announced that former Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta, the longest-serving secretary in the history

January 22, 2007 - Industry News

Triangle Suspension Systems Opens New Plant in Pennsylvania

Triangle Suspension Systems Inc. produced the first multi-leaf spring earlier this month at its new short-run plant in Punxsutawney, Pa. Since 1919, the Triangle name has been synonymous with steel leaf springs.

January 19, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Releases Manufacturer Survey Report

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently published the 2006 Manufacturer Operating Metrics Benchmarking Survey Report, the result of a joint survey conducted with the National Truck Dealers Association (NTDA)

January 19, 2007 - Industry News

Noregon Updates JPRO Fleet Diagnostics

In order to simplify fleet maintenance, Noregon Systems has updated its JPRO Fleet Diagnostics application to version 2.5. The vehicle diagnostics application provides diagnostic and troubleshooting informatio

January 18, 2007 - Industry News

Maverick Names Driver of the Month Winners

Maverick Transportation has announced its fourth-quarter recipients of Driver of the Month honors for 2006. These include October Driver of the Month Lee Hammond of Norwalk, Okla.; November Driver of the Month

January 18, 2007 - Industry News

Trucking Faces Short-term Slowdown, Long-term Growth

The trucking industry may be facing a slowdown this year, but the longer term outlook is very good, according to Bob Costello, the American Trucking Associations’ chief economist and vice president.

January 18, 2007 - Industry News

Hendrickson Creates TireMaax CD for Technicians

To assist service technicians in maintaining TireMaax automatic tire inflation systems, Hendrickson has published TireMaax Troubleshooting, a free interactive CD. Available from Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Syste

January 18, 2007 - Industry News

Swift Gives Driver Million Dollars In "Thanks a Million" Promotion

Juan De La Paz reacts as his name is announced as the million-dollar winner.

Juan De La Paz, a 28-year-old driver from Chaparral, N.M., became a millionaire Jan. 17 in Swift Transportation's second "Thanks a Million" promotion

January 18, 2007 - Industry News

Better Biodiesel Delivers Fuel to Utah Fleet

Better Biodiesel Inc., a producer of biodiesel fuel, has made its first commercial shipment of ASTM-D6751-standard biodiesel fuel to heavy-hauling trucker Christensen Brothers of Spanish Fork, Utah

January 18, 2007 - Industry News

GVT Unveils New Logistics System to Save Distribution Time

Global Vehicle Technologies (GVT) is partnering with Caterpillar Logistics Services on a new distribution facility that will improve efficiency and get GVT heavy duty truck components to its customers faster

January 17, 2007 - Industry News

USA Truck Driver Delivers 4 Million Safe Miles

Walter Spiesshoefer, a professional over-the-road driver for USA Truck Inc., has driven four million miles (the equivalent of circling the earth’s equator more than 160 times) without being involved in a preventable accident.

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Maxon Lift Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Maxon Lift Corp., a leading manufacturer of truck and trailer liftgates in North America, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Maxon was founded in 1957 by Max Lugash, who invented and patented the first Tuk-A-Wa

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Confab Feb. 13-15 in Los Angeles

The 7th annual Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference, scheduled Feb. 13-15 at the Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City, is a two-day conference on advanced clean and efficient technologies and fuels for buses and heavy duty vehicles

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January 16, 2007 - Industry News

AGC Members Can Save 15 Percent on Fleet Operation Costs

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has announced a partnership with Enterprise Fleet Management (EFM) on behalf of its contractor members to provide AGC members discounts on fleet vehicle

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Put on Your Poker Face for HDAW Championships

HDeXchange Inc. invites those attending the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week to join in on the first-ever “Heavy Duty Industry Poker Championship.

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January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Mack Sponsors Driving Skills Safety Event at World of Concrete

Contestants in the Driving Skills Safety Challenge will drive Mack Granite model mixers.

Mack Trucks is again sponsoring a Driving Skills Safety Challenge during the World of Concrete show. The event this year will be held outside the Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 23–25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

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January 16, 2007 - Industry News

PRP Establishing Network of Trailer Refurbishing Centers

PRP Industries is setting up a national network of Certified Corsol Refurbishing Centers that will extend the life expectancy of trailers. Trudell Trailers, located in Green Bay, Wis., is the nation’s first such center,

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