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September 15, 2006 - Industry News

Hendrickson Establishes Aftermarket Parts Division

Hendrickson officials have announced the launch of Hendrickson Parts North America, a stand-alone division for the commercial vehicle parts aftermarket

September 15, 2006 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Rate Down But Market Remains Tight

The driver turnover rate among truckload carriers declined during the second quarter of this year, but the job market for professional drivers remains tight, the American Trucking Associations reported Friday.

September 14, 2006 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Acquires Star Transportation

Covenant Transport has purchased 100 percent of Star Transportation's outstanding stock from the prior owners in exchange for approximately $40 million in cash. Covenant funded the purchase price

September 14, 2006 - Industry News

Global Transportation/Logistics Conference Oct. 23-25 in China

Schneider National Inc. and The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech announced they are hosting the fourth annual transportation and logistics thought leadership event at the epicenter of the shifting global supply chain.

September 13, 2006 - Industry News

C. W. Carter / Westpac Heavy Duty Inc. Announces “PAC” Awards

C. W. Carter / Westpac Heavy Duty announced the recipients of it annual “PAC” awards following the fiscal year end. The “PAC” awards are given to venders

September 13, 2006 - Industry News

Westpac Announces New California Operation

Westpac Heavy Duty Inc. has opened a new branch location in Southern California, located at 4401 Etiwanda in Mira Loma.

September 13, 2006 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue to Deal With "Flat World" Realities

While the commercial vehicle industry tends to be cyclical, it is becoming clear that the future will not resemble the past, say the producers of the annual Heavy Duty Dialogue. To succeed in the future, individuals and companies

Tags: Events

September 13, 2006 - Industry News

January's Heavy Duty Dialogue to Deal With “Flat World” Realities

While the commercial vehicle industry tends to be cyclical, it is becoming clear that the future will not resemble the past, say the producers of the annual Heavy Duty Dialogue. To succeed in the future, individuals and companies

Tags: Events

September 13, 2006 - Industry News

Ryder Achieves Top Tech Innovation Ranking

Ryder System Inc. has been ranked in the Top 100 on the 2006 InformationWeek 500, a prestigious listing of the leading business users of information technology.

September 13, 2006 - Industry News

‘Trick My Truck’ Crew at ATA Management Confab

“Free Spirit,” as seen on Country Music Television’s Trick My Truck will be on display at the 2006 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E) to be held Oct. 29-31 in Grapevine, Texas

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September 12, 2006 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Joins ATA

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a California-based manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds and Tautliner curtainsided trailers, has announced it has joined the American Trucking Associations (ATA)

September 12, 2006 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Honored for Technological Innovation

Penske Truck Leasing has announced ranked 11th overall on the 2006 InformationWeek 500 for the technological innovation it demonstrates in the transportation and logistics industries.

September 12, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Releases Findings on Electronic On-board Recorders

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released results from its industry analysis of electronic on-board recording (EOBRs) devices for hours of service monitoring.

September 12, 2006 - Industry News

Updated Sleep Apnea Screening Urged for Drivers

New recommendations have been released by a joint task force, offering an updated approach to the screening and management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among commercial truck drivers.

September 11, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Conference on Security

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is hosting an audio conference on security from noon to 1:30 p.m. (ET) on Sept. 28. No fleet is invulnerable to security threats. However, with planning and assessing

September 11, 2006 - Industry News

Manual Tranny Lube Introduced by ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips Lubricants has introduced Kendall SHP Synthetic Transoil 50, a full synthetic manual transmission oil specifically formulated to meet the new Eaton Roadranger PS-164 Rev 7 specification.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 11, 2006 - Industry News

Dana Selling its Trailer Axle Manufacturing Business

Dana Corp. announced Monday that it and two affiliates have entered into asset-purchase agreements with Hendrickson USA for the sale of Dana’s trailer axle manufacturing business.

September 11, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Chooses Bridgestone Firestone Tires as Standard Equipment

Volvo Trucks North America has selected Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC as its standard supplier of tires on all new Volvo trucks sold in North America. The agreement takes effect Oct. 1, 2006

September 11, 2006 - Industry News

Bridgestone Firestone Tires Now Standard on Mack Trucks

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC and Mack Trucks Inc. have announced that Bridgestone brand truck tires will be standard original equipment on all Mack vehicles effective Oct. 1

September 8, 2006 - Industry News

Meritor WABCO Releases Latest Version of Toolbox Software

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has announced the release of its Toolbox Software Version 7.01, offering technicians enhanced diagnostic capabilities for Meritor WABCO electronic products

September 8, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Names September’s 2006 Bull Dog Award Winner

CTL Distribution Inc., Mulberry, Fla., has named Dan Mastrangelo of Louisiana as the winner of the September 2006 Bull Dog Award. Mastrangelo is a professional tank truck driver who has been with CTL

September 8, 2006 - Industry News

ASA Picks LTM Electronics as West Coast Distributor

ASA, a manufacturer and supplier of mobile electronics and observation systems to the commercial vehicle/heavy-duty truck industry, has named California-based LTM Electronics as the authorized Jensen and Voyager

September 8, 2006 - Industry News

Transcraft Builds Its 100,000th Platform Trailer

Transcraft recently celebrated the production of its 100,000th platform trailer with an open house at its Anna, Ill., facility.

September 8, 2006 - Industry News

SelecTrucks Debuts Warranty Program for Used Class 8 Trucks

SelecTrucks representatives have launched a 36-month/300,000-mile OEM-backed warranty for used Class 8 trucks.

September 8, 2006 - Industry News

US Xpress Acquires Interest in Abilene Motor Express

US Xpress Enterprises has completed the acquisition of a 49 percent interest in Abilene Motor Express, a Virginia-based truckload carrier

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