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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,

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

DHL Adopting Latest Generation Wi-Fi Systems

DHL, among the world’s leading express delivery and logistics companies, is adopting the latest “new generation” scanning technology, deploying a single system across the entire DHL network to provide enhanced shipment visibility for DHL customers.

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Beall Corp. Acquires Arizona Dump Body Manufacturer

Tank and trailer manufacturer Beall Corp. has purchased K&H Manufacturing, a builder of dump truck bodies and equipment based in Phoenix, Ariz.

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Lectronix, Parrot Bluetooth Offer Hands-free Kit for Truckers

Lectronix, Inc. has announced a new relationship with Bluetooth specialist Parrot to bring wireless solutions to the commercial trucking industry

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Georgia Weigh Stations Set Up for PrePass

The Georgia Department of Transportation, in partnership with HELP Inc., is installing a new technology system to reduce the frequency a cargo tractor trailer truck must stop to be weighed while traveling on Georgia's interstates

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Celadon Driver Featured on CMT’s Trick My Truck

Joseph Poole, a fleet member with Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services, will be featured on this Friday's episode of Country Music Television's popular “Trick My Truck” program (Jan. 19, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT).

January 15, 2007 - Industry News

IdleAire Milestone: 100th Location Opens; Sixth in Illinois

IdleAire Technologies Corp. opened the 100th Advanced Truckstop Electrification (ATE) location in the nation Monday, this one at the Bloomington TravelCenters of America (TA) at Exit 160A on the heavily traveled I-55 corridor.

January 15, 2007 - Industry News

GE - Equipment Services Acquires Business of Terion Inc.

GE - Equipment Services has acquired the business of Terion Inc., a leading provider of two-way wireless data communication and information solutions for the transportation industry.

January 13, 2007 - Industry News

TCA’s "The Highly Effective Fleet Manager” Seminar Feb. 21-22

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced that its new "The Highly Effective Fleet Manager” seminar will be held Feb. 21-22 in Dallas, Texas

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January 13, 2007 - Industry News

Frame and Alignment Tech Training Clinic Deadline is March 7

The registration deadline is March 7 for the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists' (ACOFAS) technician training clinic called “Recreational Vehicle Steering and Handling Enhancements.” Scheduled March 28 and 29

January 12, 2007 - Industry News

Arsenault Associates Records 31.6% Growth for 2006

Arsenault Associates Inc., the Burlington, N.J.-based provider of fleet maintenance management solutions, said it grew more than 31.6 percent during 2006 by enhancing its Dossier fleet maintenance software capabilitie

January 11, 2007 - Industry News

Mississippi Food Network Recognizes KLLM Transport

KLLM Transport Services has received the Hunger’s Hero Award, presented by the Mississippi Food Network. Each year, the network recognizes an individual and/or company with the Hunger’s Hero Award

January 11, 2007 - Industry News

Jost International Delivers its 100,000th 5th Wheel

The Jost International fifth wheel program with manufacturing facilities in Greeneville, Tenn., has surpassed a significant milestone by putting its 100,000th fifth wheel assembly into service late last year

January 11, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Sees Slowdown in Truck Orders Until 2008

U.S. car and truck parts supplier ArvinMeritor Inc. expects a slow down in heavy truck orders in North America to come in March or April, with a significant pick up unlikely until 2008, the company's chief executive said this week

January 11, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Backs Proposed EOBR Rule; Public Citizen Doesn't

The American Trucking Associations has announced its support for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed rule regarding the use of electronic on-board recording devices (EOBRs) on commercial vehicles.

January 11, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes HOS Violators Install EOBR Devices on Trucks

Truck and bus companies with a history of serious hours of service violations may be required to install electronic on-board recorders in all of their commercial vehicles for a minimum of two years, according to a proposed rul

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